FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 11, 2012

American Chemical Society president blogs on 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 — Amid debate in the blogosphere/Twittersphere about the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry’s recognition of research in biology, we wanted to share this blog post on the topic by Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Ph.D., president of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. It is on the Huffington Post at:

Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Ph.D., is 2012 president of the American Chemical Society. The William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the Wisconsin Idea at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he is former assistant director of the National Science Foundation for Science and Engineering Education and internationally noted for leadership in promoting excellence in science education. The Encyclopædia Britannica cites him as the “dean of lecture demonstrators in America.” Shakhashiri’s scholarly publications include the multi-volume series Chemical Demonstrations: A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry. He founded the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy and serves as its director.

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