Highlighting local activity of the American Chemical Society in western Texas and eastern New Mexico
William F. Carroll, Jr.will be giving the talk entitled "Do We Have a Future, or What?" at 4:00 PM in Chemistry
Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. He received an M.S. from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a B.A. in Chemistry and Physics from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. He is currently Vice President, Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation and also Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana.
Bill is Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society, and also a Past President (2005). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a member of the advisory board for the Tulane School of Science and Engineering. In 2009 he was chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents.
On behalf of OxyChem he has chaired numerous committees for industry associations, including the American Chemistry Council and the Vinyl Institute. He has served on expert groups commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme, the US Environmental Protection Agency and three states--most recently the California Green Ribbon Science Panel.
Bill has received the Henry Hill Award, sponsored by the ACS Division of Professional Relations, the Michael Shea Award from the Division of Chemical Technicians, the Harry and Carol Mosher Award from the ACS Santa Clara Valley Section and the Public Affairs Award from the Chicago Section. He has received Distinguished Alumni Awards from both Indiana and DePauw.
He holds two patents, and has over sixty-five publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry, incineration and plastics recycling.
The Southwest Regional ACS meeting (SWRM) will be held in Lubbock, TX in 2017. Stay tuned for more details!
UPDATE Oct 2013 – We have received a review of our proposed Bylaw changes back from a subcommittee of the ACS National Committee on Constitution and Bylaws. Based on their recommendations, the current chair (Dr. Robert Long) will make recommended additional changes and a new draft of the proposed Bylaws will be made available to the South Plains members before the end of the year. We anticipate distributing more information and bringing the proposal to a vote during 2014.
Janet Kitten.Congratulations, Janet, for your accomplishments!2013 Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher