FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 18, 2014

Cincinnati Chemist becomes 2015 president of world’s largest scientific society

WASHINGTON, November 18, 2014 — Diane Grob Schmidt, Ph.D., a retired chemist from  Procter & Gamble will lead the American Chemical Society (ACS) as president in 2015.                                          

Schmidt earned an A.B. at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; she received her M.S. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati, where she has an appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemistry.

As president, she will focus on five important areas:  

  • Employment - Work to create an atmosphere that encourages growth and the addition of U.S. jobs.
  • Education - Provide leadership in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields of our educational system.
  • Scientific Information - Provide easy access to trusted scientific information.
  • Advocacy - Advocate for improved and sustained funding of the Chemical Enterprise.
  • Collaboration - Expand ACS collaborations with other societies worldwide.

She lives with her husband Warren in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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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Diane Grob Schmidt, Ph.D.
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