Join us on December 15th to celebrate our 50+ year members in ACS!

At our December meeting, CSW will celebrate our 50+ year ACS members. See the full list of honorees.

Dr. Teri Quinn Gray, Global Technology Portfolio Leader with Transportation & Advanced Polymers with DowDupont, will present on “The Chemical Society of Washington (CSW) and the American Chemical Society (ACS): The Past, Present and into the Future.”

Meeting Logistics

Date:           Saturday, December 15, 2018

Time:          11:30 a.m. Check-in/Social Hour
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Presentation

Location:   Alfio’s La Trattorio Restaurant
4515 Willard Avenue
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

Menu:     Choice of entrée (Chicken Dorati, Veal Piccata, or Eggplant Parmigiano), served with house salad, bread, beverage (coffee, tea or soft drink), and dessert.  Alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Cost:   $30 (Members and guests) / $15 (Students and High School Teachers)

RSVP by noon Wednesday, December 12, to [email protected] (preferred) or by phone (messages only: 202.659.2650). Please provide the names in your party when you RSVP.  The public is invited to attend. You may attend the talk only, but reservations are appreciated. If you need any further information or would like to make a reservation, please contact the CSW office by email at [email protected] or by voicemail at 202.659.2650.  Space is limited.

Dr. Teri Quinn Gray

Global Technology Portfolio Leader
with Transportation & Advanced Polymers

“The Chemical Society of Washington (CSW) and the American Chemical Society (ACS): The Past, Present and into the Future”



Teri is the Global Technology Portfolio Leader with Transportation & Advanced Polymers at DowDuPont.  Just prior, she worked as Regional Technology Manager serving the USA, Canada, and Mexico in DuPont Performance Materials, and as New Product Commercialization Manager with DuPont Crop Protection.

Dr. Gray joined the American Chemical Society (ACS) Board of Directors in January 2018, is a founding member of the ACS Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board, and served on the ACS Women Chemists Committee in various roles over 10+ years. Teri’s passion for educational opportunities for all children affords her the opportunity to serve on several boards, including the Executive Committee for the Delaware Foundation for Science & Math Education, the Delaware Campaign for Action Now (DECAN), the Community Education Building (CEB), and Zip Code Wilmington. Teri served as President of the Delaware State Board of Education for 8 years, appointed by Governor Jack Markell in 2009, and co-chair of the Delaware STEM Council since 2012.

Her community outreach includes working with the Bear-Glasgow YMCA of DE Community Gifts Campaign, serving as Executive on Loan to United Way of Delaware, and various leadership roles within the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware.

In 2014, Dr. Gray received Delaware’s 25th Annual Strong, Smart, and Bold Award from Girl’s Inc. for her civic leadership and as a role model for girls; and soon thereafter, she was honored with the distinguished Willoughby Award from Junior Achievement of Delaware to encourage volunteerism and advocacy in STEM.

She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Jackson State University in Mississippi; earned a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Maryland College Park, and worked as National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards & Technology prior to joining DuPont in 1997.  She loves reading, blues, red wine, and “circle time” with family. Teri and her husband, Bernard, live in Newark, DE and have one son and a 9-month old grandson.


CSW and ACS have a rich history and a bright future.  This talk will highlight some of CSW’s history, current programs, and the strategic plan taking ACS into the future.