Mines chemist to serve third term on board of world's largest scientific society
Golden, Colo., Dec. 14, 2010 — Kent J. Voorhees, a chemist and professor at Colorado School of Mines, has been re-elected to the board of directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. He will begin his third three-year term on Jan. 1, 2011, as director-at-large.
Voorhees received his B.S. in 1965; his M.S. in 1968 and his Ph.D. in 1968, all from Utah State University. He and his wife, Tamara, live in Golden.
An ACS member since 1968, Voorhees has served on numerous national ACS committees and task forces. He also has been active locally with the ACS Colorado Section, where he has chaired and served on various committees.
His honors include Dean’s Excellence Award, Colorado School of Mines; Colorado Section Marvin Goldberg Service Award; Utah State University Chemistry Alumni Award and Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
“In this world and these times there are few guarantees, but you can count on change,” said Voorhees. “We must adapt to the global marketplace, and answer challenges with new ideas and forward thinking. Chemistry is the foundation for all the basic sciences, but we will need visionary leadership, a thorough knowledge of the chemistry enterprise, and a firm commitment to action to navigate these waves of change.”
The American Chemical Society — the world’s largest scientific society — is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.
Rachael Bishop, American Chemical Society Office of Public Affairs, 202-872-4445, firstname.lastname@example.org