2004 Helen M. Free Award Winner
Mamie W. Moy, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Houston, and the Director and founder of the Science and Mathematics Applied Resources for Teachers (SMART) Center, is the 2004 Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach recipient. Her outreach activities include ongoing participation in local NCW events, presenting workshops in the Expanding Your Horizons program, Super Saturday workshops sponsored by the Parents of Gifted and Talented students in the Katy Independent School District, Texas Executive Women mentoring programs for underserved high school girls, teacher workshops and many invited classroom presentations. She has served on Advisory Committee of the Houston Museum of Natural Science developing the Welch Hall of Chemistry and the Advisory Committee of the Children’s Museum of Houston.
Moy received her B. A. from the University of Texas, Austin, and her M. S. degree from the University of Houston. She directs the Robert A. Welch Foundation Summer Scholar Program and has hosted numerous Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Summer Institutes for Teachers.
Ms. Moy has been a member of ACS since 1967. She served as Chair of the Southeastern Texas (now Greater Houston) Section, was a member of the first national field test teams for the ACS ChemCom Program, and contributed to the FACETS and OpChem programs of the ACS Education Department. Currently, she is a Councilor of the Greater Houston Section. She was General Co-Chair of the 62nd Southwest Regional Meeting in Houston in 2006. Her national ACS service includes Membership Affairs Committee 1992-1996; Membership Affairs Committee, Associate Member 1990 – 1991; Committee on Minority Affairs 1994-2000; Committee on Nominations and Elections 1997 – 2002; Committee on Nominations and Elections, Vice Chair 2001 – 2002; Committee on Committees 2003 – present; ConC Subcommittee on Industrial Chemists Pipeline 2004-present; ConC Task force on Diversity 2006-present; Chair of the Hospitality Committee and member of the Long Range Planning Committee of the Division of Chemical Education. Moy is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for her outstanding service to society and education.