Dow Corning Senior Scientist Tom Lane Elected 2009 ACS President
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Press release date: January 8, 2009
Dow Corning senior scientist and director of global science and technology outreach, Thomas H. Lane, is the president-elect for 2008 of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He will serve as ACS president in 2009 and as a member of the ACS Board of Directors from 2008 through 2010. Lane is featured in the Chemical Engineering News January 5, 2009 issue.
In his candidate's statement, Lane emphasized the need for education and science literacy. "The next generation of explorers, seekers, and dreamers are being adversely influenced by the dulled public image of chemistry." He believes that ACS must ensure that people - particularly children - understand "the transforming powers of chemistry."
Read the Chemical Engineering News article in its entirety to learn more about Lane and his goals for ACS.
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Founded in 1876, ACS is a congressionally chartered, independent membership organization with more than 160,000 members. As the world's largest scientific society, its mission is "to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people." ACS plays a leadership role in educating and communicating with public policy makers and the general public about the importance of chemistry in our lives. This includes identifying new solutions, improving public health, protecting the environment and contributing to the economy.