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Professor Ingrid Montes was re-elected to ACS board

01/15/ 2016

http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2015/december/University-of-Puerto-Rico-chemist-re-elected-to-board-of-worlds-largest-scientific-society.html

WASHINGTON — Ingrid Montes, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research of the College of Natural Sciences and professor of chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, San Juan, has been re-elected director-at-large of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. She will begin her second three-year term on January 1, 2016.

Photo of Ingrid Montes, Ph.D.Montes graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a B.S. in 1980 and a Ph.D. in 1985. She has been on the faculty there since 1987.

“My first term has been full of challenges and enriching experiences. I am proud to be part of the current board because we effectively make use of the diversity around the table through respectful discussions and data-driven decision-making. We are working together for the Society and our membership,” says Montes.

“In my second term, I am committed to taking on all challenges and continuing to work closely with the board of directors, new executive director and chief executive officer, committees, local sections, divisions and all members of our Society to find creative solutions, to bring progress and strengthen the excellence of our profession during times of change.”

Her many years of service to the ACS have included positions at the national and local levels, such as member of the ACS Committee on Education; chair of the Committee on Community Activities; editorial advisory board member for theJournal of Chemical Education and ChemMatters magazine; and chair, councilor and National Chemistry Week coordinator for the Puerto Rico Section of the ACS. As the founder of the new approved program "Festival Series," and her support to the implementation of webinars in Spanish, she has been an international networking facilitator.

Montes lives in San Juan with her son, Gerardo José; her daughter, Mariana del Carmen; and her husband, José A. Prieto, who is also a chemist.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 158,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 164,000 members, ACS is the world's largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.