FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 03, 2021

American Chemical Society honors Amber Hinkle with 2022 Award for Volunteer Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2021 — In observance of International Volunteer Day, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is recognizing Amber Hinkle, Ph.D., as the recipient of ACS’ 2022 Award for Volunteer Service. The award is presented annually to honor volunteer efforts that have served ACS and contributed to the organization’s goals and objectives.

Hinkle says that mentorship has been the greatest benefit of her time with ACS. “I have received a lot of mentoring through the different opportunities that volunteering allows, and I have been able to also mentor a lot of people,” she told Chemical & Engineering News. “That’s not the official role. But to me, that’s a great benefit of being involved in this way.”

Vice president of Covestro, one of the leading suppliers of premium polymers, she manages the company’s plant in Channelview, Texas, and is responsible for the operations of Covestro’s U.S.-based joint venture with LyondellBasell.

She has volunteered with ACS throughout her career and is recognized for displaying leadership in professional development, empowering women in the chemical enterprise and passionately pursuing excellence across ACS.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS’ mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people. The Society is a global leader in promoting excellence in science education and providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple research solutions, peer-reviewed journals, scientific conferences, eBooks and weekly news periodical Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature; however, ACS itself does not conduct chemical research. As a leader in scientific information solutions, its CAS division partners with global innovators to accelerate breakthroughs by curating, connecting and analyzing the world’s scientific knowledge. ACS’ main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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Amber Hinkle
Amber Hinkle, Ph.D.
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