Local section member Jeanette Van Emon, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been named a 2012 ACS Fellow. This year 96 chemists will be honored at the society's fall national meeting in Philadelphia this August, in a ceremony hosted by ACS Immediate Past-President Nancy B. Jackson.
"ASC is especially proud to honor these chemists, who have given so much to the community and the profession," said Jackson in announcing the 2012 class of ACS Fellows. "They are leaders whose work is having a lasting beneficial impact, not just on sicence but also on the ACS community." Their contributions include outstanding and creative scientific research, superior achievements in the teaching and learning of chemisry, managerial excellence, and volunteer service through meetings and communication with the public, she noted.
Jeanette Van Emon: United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Scientific and Professional: Developed and applied some of the first immunoassay methods for enviromental contaminants and fostered acceptance of the technology by building partnerships and facilitating information exchanges within and outside the EPA.
Active in the American Chemical Society: Chair of the Western Regional Board, Councilor for the Agrochemicals Division, Editorial Advisory Board member of the JAFC. Co-chair of the 2008 Western Regional ACS meeting. Member Southern Nevada Local Section Executive Committee, Past Chair of the Southern Nevada Local Section and the Agrochemicals Division.
The fellow program began in 2009 as a way to recognize and honor ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and ACS.
Nominations for the 2013 class of ACS Fellows will open in the first quarter of next year. Additional information about the program, including a list of fellows named in earlier years, is available at www.acs.org/fellows. Local section members who would like to nominate someone for next year should contact Dick Gaglione at OGGAG@aol.com.