Butler Professor of Chemistry Robert Pribush has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in recognition of his 40 years of classroom, laboratory, and extramural activities, and his service to the ACS community.

PribushHe will be inducted at the society’s fall national meeting in Indianapolis this September, in a ceremony hosted by ACS Immediate Past President Bassam Z. Shakhashiri.

“This is an honor bestowed on members for their outstanding accomplishments in scientific research, education, and public service,” Shakhashiri said in announcing the 2013 class of ACS Fellows. “Their individual contributions to ACS, to science, and to society are hallmarks of distinction in keeping with the ACS mission of advancing the chemical enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of earth and its people. Selection as an ACS Fellow greatly honors each individual and also honors ACS. It is also a charge to each fellow to maintain his or her excellence in advancing chemistry and serving society.”

There are approximately 163,000 ACS members. The Class of 2013 fellows includes 96 members.

More information is here: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/fellows.html

The ACS noted Pribush’s many contributions:

Contribution to the science/profession: Throughout 40 years of classroom, laboratory, and extramural interactions, instilled a love of science while infusing a sense of vocation and purposeful career selection in countless university students. Outside of the classroom made numerous contributions as a textbook author, journal reviewer, technical consultant/expert witness, with over 95 publications and presentations in research involving chemistry pedagogy, forensic chemistry, chemistry of art, photochemistry, synthesis, and spectroscopy.

Contribution to the ACS community: Served as founder and second chair of the Younger Chemists Committee. Has been a 20+ year Indiana Local Section Councilor and served on over 20 national, regional, and local committees, including chairing a scholarship/Chemistry Olympiad program that yielded a student selected for the four-member 2013 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad team that latter won two gold and two silver medals; the Indiana Section student won gold. Served on six ACS Division of Education Examination committees, chairing three committees in three different areas of chemistry. Named recipient of the ACS Board of Directors 2014 Volunteer Award.

“In receiving recognition as a fellow of the American Chemical Society,” Pribush said, “I am deeply honored to represent Butler University in joining esteemed American Chemical Society colleagues with academic, government, and industrial affiliations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.”

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