Three distinguished and long-standing members of the Saint Louis Section have been selected in the 2012 class of ACS Fellows. A total of 96 members, representing 52 local sections and 23 technical divisions, were elected in this class. The ACS Fellows Program was established in 2008 “to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.”
Lol Barton was cited for his 18 years as Chair of the Chemistry Department at University of Missouri–St Louis and his 40 years of involvement in ACS governance, including serving as Chair and Chair-elect when the St Louis Section was first honored for Outstanding Performance by a local section.
Donna Friedman’s citation refers to her approach to chemical education, weaving ACS functions into course content, and to her broad range of ACS activities for 30 years at local section, technical division, and national levels and her continuous service as a Councilor since 1994.
Leah O’Brien’s research program focusing on high-resolution spectroscopy of gas-phase, metal-containing diatomic radicals as well as her service as General Chair of the 2011 Joint Great Lakes/Midwest Regional Meeting earned her recognition as Fellow.
Congratulations to our three new ACS Fellows, and to the Section for being thoroughly over-represented in this Fellows cohort.