Alumni Marinda Wu Wins ACS Election
Dr. Marinda P. Wu (Ph.D. '76, Drago)has been chosen to be President of the The American Chemical Society. The founder and president of Science is Fun! in Orinda, Calif., Dr. Wu will serve ACS president-elect for 2012. Her three-year succession includes being president of the society in 2013 and immediate past-president in 2014.
During her term in office, Wu says, she will “focus efforts on increased advocacy to improve the business climate for domestic jobs creation plus innovative ways to help our members with professional support. As the chemistry enterprise continues to become more global,” she adds, “I hope to collaborate with our sister chemical societies worldwide to facilitate more global outreach and meet the needs of our members and profession.”
A Ph.D. chemist, Wu has considerable prior experience with ACS, including service as a councilor and as a member of the board and numerous ACS committees. She has been a member of the society since 1971 and was head of the California Section in 2001.
Wu, who holds seven U.S. patents, worked in Dow Chemical’s Central Research Laboratory from 1976 to 1992. She founded Science is Fun! the following year.
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