Mark J. Cardillo is the executive director of the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. Dr. Cardillo received his bachelor of science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1964 and his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Cornell University in 1970. He was a research associate at Brown University, a CNR Research Scientist at the University of Genoa, and a PRF research fellow in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1975, Dr. Cardillo joined Bell Laboratories as a member of the technical staff in the Surface Physics Department. He was appointed head of the Chemical Physics Research Department in 1981 and subsequently named head of the Photonics Materials Research Department. Most recently, he held the position of director of Broad Band Access Research. Dr. Cardillo is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He has been the Phillips lecturer at Haverford College and a Langmuir lecturer of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He received the Medard Welch Award of the American Vacuum Society in 1987, the Innovations in Real Materials Award in 1998, and the Pel Associates Award in Applied Polymer Chemistry in 2000.
William F. Carroll is vice president of chlorovinyl issues at Occidental Chemical Corporation in Dallas, Texas, and an adjunct industrial professor of chemistry at Indiana University. He served as ACS president in 2005 and as a member of the ACS Board of Directors from 2004 to 2006. He is the former chair of the International Activities Committee at ACS. He earned a B.A. from DePauw, an M.S. from Tulane University (1975), and a Ph.D. from Indiana University (1978). Carroll has been an ACS member since 1974 and has served on a number of committees. He holds memberships in the Society of Plastics Engineers; American Association for the Advancement of Science; National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers; and National Fire Protection Association; he was the recipient of the Vinyl Institute Roy T. Gottesman Leadership Award in 2000.
Michael E. Rogers is the director of the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). He received a B.S. from Berry College and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Rogers’ research interests are in pharmacology and medicinal chemistry.
James M. Solyst is principal consultant with ENVIRON; he has more than 25 years of experience advising businesses and policy leaders on the application of science in decision making and communicating science to key audiences, including regulatory and legislative bodies. His knowledge of risk analysis and management and communication, combined with experience in national, state, and international regulatory processes, allows him to provide services at a strategic level to industry and government executives. Mr. Solyst is experienced in product stewardship, global chemical management, emergency response, and corporate responsibility. He has assisted U.S. governors with initiatives and incidents through the National Governors’ Association and chemical companies responding to emerging science through the American Chemistry Council. He also has experience working on international initiatives including REACH and the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and harmonization of global product stewardship programs. Mr. Solyst is a member of the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement and an external affiliate of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Risk Sciences
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C Biographies WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS the Advancement of Science; National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Mark J. Cardillo is the executive director of the Camille and Engineers; and National Fire Protection Association; he was Henry Dreyfus Foundation. Dr. Cardillo received his bach- the recipient of the Vinyl Institute Roy T. Gottesman Leader- elor of science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology ship Award in 2000. in 1964 and his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Cornell Uni- versity in 1970. He was a research associate at Brown Uni- Michael E. Rogers is the director of the Division of Pharma- versity, a CNR Research Scientist at the University of Genoa, cology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry at the National and a PRF research fellow in the Mechanical Engineering Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). He received Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In a B.S. from Berry College and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemis- 1975, Dr. Cardillo joined Bell Laboratories as a member of try from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Rogers’ research the technical staff in the Surface Physics Department. He was interests are in pharmacology and medicinal chemistry. appointed head of the Chemical Physics Research Depart- ment in 1981 and subsequently named head of the Photonics James M. Solyst is principal consultant with ENVIRON; Materials Research Department. Most recently, he held the he has more than 25 years of experience advising businesses position of director of Broad Band Access Research. Dr. and policy leaders on the application of science in decision Cardillo is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He has making and communicating science to key audiences, includ- been the Phillips lecturer at Haverford College and a Lang- ing regulatory and legislative bodies. His knowledge of risk muir lecturer of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He analysis and management and communication, combined received the Medard Welch Award of the American Vacuum with experience in national, state, and international regula- Society in 1987, the Innovations in Real Materials Award tory processes, allows him to provide services at a strategic in 1998, and the Pel Associates Award in Applied Polymer level to industry and government executives. Mr. Solyst Chemistry in 2000. is experienced in product stewardship, global chemical management, emergency response, and corporate respon- William F. Carroll is vice president of chlorovinyl issues at sibility. He has assisted U.S. governors with initiatives and Occidental Chemical Corporation in Dallas, Texas, and an incidents through the National Governors’ Association and adjunct industrial professor of chemistry at Indiana Univer- chemical companies responding to emerging science through sity. He served as ACS president in 2005 and as a member the American Chemistry Council. He also has experience of the ACS Board of Directors from 2004 to 2006. He is the working on international initiatives including REACH and former chair of the International Activities Committee at the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) ACS. He earned a B.A. from DePauw, an M.S. from Tulane Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management University (1975), and a Ph.D. from Indiana University (SAICM) and harmonization of global product stewardship (1978). Carroll has been an ACS member since 1974 and has programs. Mr. Solyst is a member of the ACS Committee served on a number of committees. He holds memberships in on Environmental Improvement and an external affiliate of the Society of Plastics Engineers; American Association for the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Risk Sciences 77
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78 APPENDIX C and Public Policy Institute. He received his M.S. in city and patent in her name alone. She earned a Management Award regional planning from Ohio State University and his B.A. for her work with the Merck Black University Liaison Com- from the University of Maryland. mittee in which she worked with Grambling University to try to improve the chemistry department. Brown started her industrial career at CIBA Pharmaceutical Co. as a junior WORKSHOP SPEAKERS chemist and worked there for 11 years. She has a research Ivan Amato h as been writing, editing, and otherwise M.S. degree from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. engaged in acts of communication about the great and ongo- degree in chemistry from Hunter College. She was elected ing story of science and technology since the mid-1980s. He to the Hunter College Hall of Fame for her work as a mentor has been one of the proud and few science communicators for young students. who has specialized in chemistry. He has worked primarily Catherine Conrad is an associate professor and chair of the in print media, but also has dabbled in radio and TV. Amato has worked on magazine staffs (Science News, Science, and Department of Geography at Saint Mary’s University in Hali- Chemical & Engineering News), as a writer, editor, or both. fax, Nova Scotia, and the founder and research coordinator of For much of his career, he has worked independently as a the Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Network freelancer, placing stories in newspapers and magazines, (www.envnetwork.smu.ca). She has both local and interna- among them the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Interna- tional experience in community-based research (internation- ally through Canadian International Development Agency tional Herald Tribune, Time, Science, Fortune, U.S. News and World Report, Scientific American, Technology Review, and projects in Cuba, Ghana, The Gambia, and Vietnam), as well Discover. He has done some government work too, the last as numerous projects within Canada. Her research spans instance with the President’s Council of Advisors on Science both science and social science, primarily with the engage- and Technology. He has written several books, including ment of communities and environmental organizations in the Stuff: The Materials the World Is Made, a 1997 New York collection of citizen science and community mapping. This Times Notable Book; Pushing the Horizon, an institutional involves the collection of information on terrestrial, marine, history of the Naval Research Laboratory; and Super Vision: and freshwater ecosystems, but it is driven from the needs of A New View of Nature, a celebration of science imagery. He community organizations. More recently she has initiated a has received several awards for his writing, including the new research project involving perceptions of climate change Grady-Stack award administered by the American Chemical in sub-Saharan Africa. Society and the Foresight Prize for writing on nanotechnol- Kirsten Ellenbogen is senior director of lifelong learning ogy. Two of his articles have been listed in the Best Ameri- can Science and Nature Writing book series. Most recently, at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM). In this posi- Amato joined the Pew Charitable Trusts in its many-faceted tion, Dr. Ellenbogen oversees evaluation and research, adult approach to further the public good. For his particular part, he programs, family and youth programs, school outreach, and is using his skill set in communications to leverage the work field trips. As a Noyce Leadership fellow (2010-2011), she of the Pew Health Group to be as consequential as possible. is leading SMM’s efforts to identify the needs of policy mak- He lives with his wife, children’s book writer Mary Amato, ers and create appropriate protocols for using the museum’s and his two teenage sons. resources to help policy makers better use scientific evidence to inform their decisions. She is also president of the Visitor Jeannette Elizabeth Brown is a former faculty associate in Studies Association, an international network of profes- the Department of Pre-College Programs at the New Jersey sionals committed to understanding and enhancing visitor Institute of Technology (NJIT). She held the title of New experience in informal learning settings through research, Jersey Statewide Systemic Initiative (NJSSI) regional direc- evaluation, and dialogue. tor having served as the NJIT NJSSI coordinator previously. Dr. Ellenbogen started working in science centers in 1987, In this position she designed, developed, and coordinated and she has been a demonstrator, hall interpreter, exhibit the NJIT NJSSI K-8 Professional Development Program. developer, evaluator, and researcher in U.S. and U.K. muse- Ms. Brown is a fellow (Cohort 3) of the WestEd National ums. Her leadership activities include service to the field as Academy for Science and Mathematics Leadership. She is a founding officer of the Informal Learning Environments the Chemical Heritage Foundation 2004 Société fellow. Research SIG-American Education Research Association, Brown previously held the position of research chemist senior chair of the Informal Science Education Strand- and worked at Merck & Co. Inc. for 25 years in that capac- National Association for Research in Science Teaching, and ity. She synthesized new compounds for testing as potential training coordinator of the Visitor Studies Group (U.K.). new drug candidates for human and animal health. She sug- Kirsten was an affiliated researcher of the Museum Learn- gested new targets for development. At Merck she became ing Collaborative, project director at the Center for Informal coauthor of 15 publications and 5 patents, and she has one Learning & Schools, King’s College London at its inception,
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79 APPENDIX C and a senior associate at the Institute for Learning Innova- development activities of the company’s portfolio of edu- tion. She holds a Ph.D. in science education from Vanderbilt cational games, health games, and museum exhibitions. He University and a B.A. from the University of Chicago. In is currently the principal investigator of four grants totaling addition to authoring more than three dozen publications, $2.2 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) she was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences’ and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop serious committee that produced the volume Learning Science in games for education and health. Informal Environments. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachu- setts Institute of technology (MIT) in 1980 in the field of John Emsley is science writer in residence and lecturer at chemical engineering, after which he worked for 3 years the University of Cambridge. Dr. Emsley began his career as as an R&D engineer for DuPont. He moved into the field an active researcher in chemistry at the University of London of science journalism to pursue an interest in communicat- after receiving his degree from the University of Manches- ing science topics to the general public. After receiving a ter. In addition to his work as a lecturer and researcher, Dr. master’s in journalism from the University of California, Emsley has been a freelance writer of popular science for Berkeley, he joined the documentary staff at KQED and newspapers, broadcast, and books for many years. In 1997, received the American Association for the Advancement of he became science writer in residence at Imperial College, Science (AAAS)-Westinghouse award in 1987 for his series London, later moving to the University of Cambridge. As a of documentaries shorts on science, medicine, and health: freelance journalist, he wrote a column entitled “Molecule Science Notes. In 1989, he joined the science production of the Month” for the Independent for 6 years. In 1995, Dr. unit at WGBH in Boston to serve as one of the Producers Emsley received the Rhône-Poulenc Science Book Prize for on the acclaimed and award-winning PBS-BBC television his 1994 volume The Consumer’s Good Chemical Guide: series about the history of the computer, The Machine That Changed the World. Separating Facts from Fiction About Everyday Products ( Corgi Books). In 2003, he was awarded the German He returned to the San Francisco Bay area in 1991 to Chemical Society’s Writer’s Award (Preis der Gesellschaft start Red Hill Studios. Over the past 19 years, Bob has Deutscher Chemiker für Schriftsteller). His works include won nearly every award possible in the field of educational software including a Codie, the Prix Mobius award, a Muse Molecules of Murder; Better Looking, Better Living, Better Loving; and Elements of Murder. Award, several Cine Golden Eagles, Communication Arts, numerous Invision Awards, and several National Education Shelley Geehr, director of the Roy Eddleman Institute, Media Network awards. His design efforts span large-scale Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) leads CHF’s public (5,000 square feet) museum exhibitions, international docu- outreach efforts, including museum and educational pro- mentary television specials, educational CD-ROMs, online gramming and outreach to the general public. She also educational tutorials for major publishers, and educational directs the work of the web, magazine, podcast, and educa- online games. His current energy focuses on the integration tion staff. She managed the public relations, marketing, and of consumer videogame design approaches with educational outreach efforts to launch CHF’s museum in 2008 and is and health games. currently overseeing an extensive website redesign made In addition to producing many award-winning edu- necessary by CHF’s expanded public presence. cational multimedia projects, he has also written several Before joining CHF, Ms. Geehr worked for a variety of books on digital video editing. He is working on a book nonprofit educational and association organizations. She about educational and health game design called Games received her B.A. from Muhlenberg College. that Matter. He was one of the founders of the renowned M ultimedia Studies Program at San Francisco State Mark Griep is a chemistry professor at the University of University. Nebraska-Lincoln. He studies bacterial DNA replication Deborah Illman is a lecturer in the Department of Com- and recently received a College Distinguished Teaching Award. He is the author with Marjorie Mikasen of ReAction! munications at the University of Washington (UW). Her Chemistry in the Movies, published by Oxford University recent research and teaching activities at UW have focused Press in 2009. Mikasen is a geometric painter who recently on science communication and media coverage of science received an Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the Nebraska and technology. She teaches a set of three courses for under- Arts Council. The authors are married and were awarded graduate and graduate students on writing about science for an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant in the area of public general audiences, as well as a course on scientific writing understanding of science to do the research for this book. for graduate students. Recently, she received an NSF Profes- sional Development Fellowship to study mental models of Robert Hone is creative director and president, Red Hill audiences and decision making in science and technology Studios. In this capacity, Bob oversees the production and communication.
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80 APPENDIX C Illman directs the Chemistry Communication Leadership architecture, and ancient technology, as well as a series of Institute, a project funded by NSF with sponsorship from the scientific biographies for NOVA. He also co-wrote and co- American Chemical Society. The goal is to cultivate a cadre produced two NOVA programs. of chemistry communication leaders who can help bring Lyons later served as project director of the Percy Julian about a cultural change to promote public communication Biography Project, a 4-year effort to increase public aware- of chemistry and to mentor others now in the pipeline to be ness of the twentieth century African-American chemist tomorrow’s chemistry communicators. Percy Julian. The project culminated in a 2-hour biography During 2006-2009, with funding from a Discovery Corps of Julian, written and produced by Lyons and director Llew Senior Fellowship of the NSF Chemistry Division, she Smith. Forgotten Genius premiered on NOVA in 2007 and worked on a project entitled “Team Science,” focused on won an Emmy Award, the AAAS Science Journalism Award, communicating about large and long-term multidisciplinary and the National Association of Science Writers “Science in research efforts using the NSF Science and Technology Society” Award. Lyons is currently developing, with support Centers as a case study. She organized and chaired a sym- from the National Science Foundation, another chemistry posium at the AAAS 2007 annual meeting on the subject of project called The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Ele- team science. ments, a 2-hour special about the remarkable human story Illman is former associate editor of Chemical & Engi- behind the Periodic Table. neering News, the official news publication of the American Joy Moore is vice president, Global Partnerships for Seed Chemical Society. Based first at the Washington, D.C., headquarters and then serving as head of the magazine’s Technology, where she works with organizations, interest West Coast bureau, Illman covered topics in analytical, groups, and individuals to define and implement technical environmental, and industrial process chemistry in addition resources that serve the interests of scientists around the to anchoring chemical education. world. Illman is founding editor of Northwest Science & Tech- Before coming to Seed Media Group, Ms. Moore was a nology (NWS&T; www.nwst.org). Honored with 10 awards, publisher at Nature Publishing Group, working with leading including 3 Best of Show awards from the Society for Tech- scientific and medical societies to extend their publishing nical Communication, NWS&T has served as an outreach programs. She also led the launch of the Nature Network vehicle, as a research laboratory, and as a platform for an Boston site. She received a B.A. in English literature from experiential curriculum she developed in science and tech- the College of William and Mary, but very quickly turned nology news and nonfiction writing at the UW. Graduates of her interests toward scientists and scientific communication the UW science writing program have obtained placements through her first job as managing editor for the Journal of at national publications, including Science, Discover, IEEE Investigative Dermatology. She also held a number of journal Spectrum, Dallas Morning News, the Chicago Tribune, and and website development and management positions with the Boston Globe. Blackwell Publishing. Her professional preparation includes a B.S. in chemistry Ms. Moore lives by the sea in Marblehead, Massachusetts, from the University of Washington and a doctorate in physi- and heads up Seed Media Group’s newest office in Cam- cal chemistry from the State University of Campinas, Brazil. bridge, Massachusetts. Illman is former associate director of the Center for Process Martyn Poliakoff began his academic career as an under- Analytical Chemistry (CPAC), established with a grant from the NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research graduate at King’s College, Cambridge, obtaining his B.A. Center Program and aimed at developing new sensors for (1969) and Ph.D. (1973) under the supervision of J. J. Turner, in situ analysis and online monitoring and control of chemi- FRS, on the matrix isolation of large molecules. In 1972, he cal processes. During 1988-1989, she served as a science, was appointed as a 1972-1979 research officer in the Depart- engineering, and diplomacy fellow of AAAS, conducting an ment of Inorganic Chemistry of the University of Newcastle evaluation study of an international research grant program. upon Tyne. Promotion to senior research officer followed in 1973 and led to a tenured position in 1975. In 1979, he was Stephen Lyons is an award-winning writer and producer appointed to a lectureship in the Department of Chemistry with 30 years of experience in print and broadcast media. at the University of Nottingham. Promotion to reader in Over the last decade, he has written grant proposals and inorganic chemistry and then to professor of chemistry fol- film treatments that have helped raise some $25 million for a lowed in 1985 and 1991, respectively. In addition to his chair half-dozen PBS series and specials for NOVA and American in Nottingham, Professor Poliakoff is an honorary professor Experience. From April 1996 to June 2000, Lyons served as of chemistry at Moscow State University. He was elected senior editor for program development at the WGBH Science fellow of the Royal Society (2002), of the RSC (2002), and Unit. There he helped launch new PBS series and specials of the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) (2004) and on evolution, particle physics, the Human Genome Project, was awarded a CBE for Services to Sciences in the 2007-
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81 APPENDIX C 2008 New Year Honours. In 2008, he was elected honorary ties. The subcommittee is working to identify and deploy member of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia, and in 2009, tools and technology for promotion and assessment of local he became adviser to the Governors of the Green Chemistry National Chemistry Week and Chemists Celebrate Earth Institute of the ACS. Day community-based activities. Andrea is also active in support of scientific information literacy and education, Susanne Rehn joined the staff of the Deutsches Museum in including several years as feature editor for the “Chemical 2005 as the curator for the chemistry exhibition. Her major Information Instructor” column of the Journal of Chemical project is the redesign of that exhibition, with the reopening Education; participation in a collaborative effort to create scheduled for 2012. XCITR, a repository of chemical information instructional Before moving to the Deutsches Museum, she led one of materials; and coeditor of the geology section of Resources the R&D laboratories at Boehme KG in Geretsried, Bavaria, for College Libraries. a company specializing in producing chemicals for textile David A. Ucko is division director (acting) for the Division and leather processing, for 4 years. Dr. Rehn completed her Ph.D. in organic chemistry in of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings 2001. As member of the workgroup of Prof. H. Mayr at the at the National Science Foundation, where he had served as Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU Munich), she wrote deputy division director, section head for science literacy, about ene-reactions of iminium salts. Prior to her Ph.D. and program director for informal science education. For- work, she studied chemistry at LMU Munich, completing merly, he was executive director of the Koshland Science her diploma thesis in 1996. Museum at the National Academy of Sciences; founding Susanne Rehn was born 1971 in Munich; she was raised president of Science City at Union Station; president of the and went to school in the beautiful countryside of upper Kansas City Museum; chief deputy director of the California Bavaria. She is married and has two sons. Museum of Science & Industry in Los Angeles; and vice president for programs at the Museum of Science & Industry Jorge Salazar is lead producer and on-air host for EarthSky: in Chicago. Ucko was a Presidential appointee confirmed by A Clear Voice for Science. Jorge has conducted more than a the Senate to the National Museum Services Board. He has thousand in-depth interviews with scientists in the process of chaired the Advocacy and Publications Committees of the creating science content for EarthSky. He is EarthSky’s lead Association of Science-Technology Centers. He wrote two producer and one of a team of on-air hosts for the 90-second college chemistry textbooks while on the faculty of Antioch EarthSky and 8-minute EarthSky Clear Voices for Science College in Ohio and the City University of New York. Ucko podcasts. He also serves on EarthSky’s Editorial Board, for is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement both English and Spanish content for the sister program of Science and a Woodrow Wilson fellow. He received his “Cielo y Tierra: la clara voz de la ciencia.” These boards are Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from MIT and B.A. in chem- responsible for choosing which scientists to interview, and istry from Columbia. the interviews form the core of the more than 20 EarthSky Ruth Woodall serves as the director of the Tennessee science podcasts released every Monday to more than 1,800 broadcast outlets and heard on a variety of online platforms Scholars Program, a rewards and recognition program that each week including iTunes and Odeo. Jorge has a B.A. in encourages students to take more rigorous courses so they physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He has inter- will graduate high school better prepared for postsecond- viewed leading scientists and experts on subjects as diverse ary education. She was hired by the Tennessee Chamber of as chemistry, energy, nanotechnology, satellite research, Commerce and Industry to start this program in 2003. Prior climate change, global health, population, science and policy, to joining the Tennessee Chamber, Woodall taught chemistry astrophysics, and sustainability. in the Tennessee Public School system for 20 years, serv- ing in four different school systems. After retirement from Andrea Twiss-Brooks is co-director, Science Libraries teaching, her passion for children helped her to be able to Division, at the University of Chicago Library. She received start the Tennessee Scholars Program, which has already a B.S. in chemistry from Texas Christian University, an encouraged more than 20,000 students to graduated better M.S. in chemistry from Cornell University, and an M.S. in prepared for success after high school. Ruth Woodall gradu- library science from the University of North Texas. At the ated from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, with a University of Chicago, Andrea has oversight for building B.S. degree in chemistry. She was named Alumni of the library collections to support research, study, and teaching Year in 2004 from the Chemistry Department. In 1984 she in science, medicine, and technology. A member of the received her master’s degree in science education from the American Chemical Society, she is currently serving as University of Memphis. Ruth has continued to earn graduate co-chair of the Evaluation & Technology Subcommittee of hours in chemistry, business management, public relations, the Joint Board-Council Committee on Community Activi- and education.
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82 APPENDIX C Ms. Woodall not only advocates volunteerism to her stu- workshops on chemistry topics to various audiences from dents in the Tennessee Scholars Program, she is a volunteer K-12 to the general public to counselors to legislators. She herself in many community programs. Presently, she holds has written several articles for the news media and for “In the office of councilor for the Nashville Section of the Ameri- Chemistry.” can Chemical Society. In her 19 years as an ACS member she Ms. Woodall has conducted more than 500 public speak- has served as chair of the Nashville Section, public relations ing engagements in her career. In her position as director chair for two local sections (Memphis and Nashville), NCW of Tennessee Scholars she speak to audiences at schools, coordinator for 19 years, government relations chair, Earth conferences, community meetings, and the legislature, and Day coordinator, membership chair, and strategic planning to small and large venues in county, state, and national. Ruth chair. She has served the National ACS for 16 years on the has spoken on subjects of education, science, chemistry, Committee on Community Activities and for 6 years on the physics, and workforce development. Committee on Public Relations. She served as a volunteer Pete Yancone is science director of education at the Mary- mentor to help other start public relations committees. She is currently the chair of the Tennessee Government Affairs land Science Center (MSC). Leaving the Johns Hopkins Committee of the ACS, the general chair for the 2010 University armed with an undergraduate degree in earth and National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) regional planetary science and a secondary teaching certification for meeting, the past chair of the Tennessee Science Teachers earth sciences and chemistry, Pete Yancone taught middle Association, past chair of the NSTA Life Members Advisory school earth and physical science in the Baltimore City Council, member of the Tennessee ACT Policy Council, Public School System in 1976, the same year the Maryland member of the Tennessee STEM Council, member of the Science Center opened at its current location. The lure of Board of Directors of the Neurological Sciences Foundation, indulging a curiosity about learning, along with a high regard and member of the Alignment College Access Committee. for informal education at the new museum, proved irresist- In the 19 years that Ms. Woodall has been a member of ible and led to series of positions working in all phases of the ACS, she has been a volunteer as a public relations chair, Science Center operations. Almost 35 years after joining the NCW, Kids & Chemistry, tour speaker, and community orga- MSC team, now as senior director of education, the staff he nizer of chemistry events and is now a “chemistry ambassa- leads provides the outreach, exhibit facilitation, and program dor.” She has given more than 100 professional development development for the museum.