Alumna Nancy B. Jackson on The Year of Chemistry

Dr. Nancy B. JacksonDr. Nancy B. Jackson, current president of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and UT Austin chemical engineering alumna, outlined her plan for 2011 recently in Chemical & Engineering News.

Jackson highlighted improving industrial research, development and manufacturing and increasing chemical science and engineering jobs as top domestic priorities. She also discussed plans to expand philanthropic and communication efforts to enhance the society’s global leadership.

“Chemistry is essential to the developments and innovations that we need to make in energy, sustainability, and our economy-all issues that are very much on the minds of people everywhere,” Jackson said in her article. “2011 is our opportunity to help the rest of the world understand the crucial role chemistry plays in meeting these challenges.”

Dr. Jackson’s article, “Welcome to the International Year of Chemistry,” is available at Chemical & Engineering News.




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