Two Black Scientists Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society

acs_logo_1The American Chemical Society recently named its new class of fellows for 2013. The induction ceremony for the 2013 fellows will be held at the 246th ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Monday, September 9, 2013. Of the 96 new fellows, it appears that only two are African Americans.

cannonCharles E. Cannon is a professor in the department of science and mathematics at Columbia College in Chicago. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Alabama A&M University and a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He served  as chair of the science and mathematics department at Columbia College for 14 years and has been active with the American Chemical Society for 44 years.

Carter_KennthKenneth R. Carter is a professor in the department of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His research is focused on high performance polymers, especially as they impact advanced microelectronics. Dr. Carter is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oneonta and holds a Ph.D, in chemistry from the University of Vermont.


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  1. Linda Edwards, class of '67 UWISTA says:

    Congratulations to Dr. Carter. brother of my friend Dr. Laura Carter Pageon. I will forward this link to other African Scientists in US and abroad as inspiration, and to help defeat ignorance about diaspora people.

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