FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 01, 2014

Barbara Sawrey, UCSD dean, re-elected to board of world’s largest scientific society

WASHINGTON, December 1, 2014 — Barbara A. Sawrey, Ph.D., dean for undergraduate education and a distinguished teaching professor of chemistry at the University of California, San Diego, was re-elected director-at-large of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. She will begin her second three-year term on Jan. 1.

An ACS member since 1975, Sawrey has served on and chaired numerous national committees and task forces in such areas as public affairs and public relations, professional and member relations, professional training, and grants and awards.  

Sawrey received a B.S. from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, an M.A. from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. jointly from the University of California, San Diego, and San Diego State University.

She resides in La Jolla, California.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 161,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society 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.

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