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Collin Hosts Local Chemistry Scholar


March 7, 2005 – Collin County Community College District (Collin) will host the American Chemical Society (ACS) president Thursday, April 7.

Dr. Bill Carroll will present an open discussion titled “Future Issues for Science and Society: An Invitation to Dialogue” at 1 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The event is free and open to the public.

Carroll, who also is vice president of Chlorovinyl Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation in Dallas, earned a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and physics from DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., a master’s degree from Tulane University in New Orleans and a doctorate from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., both in organic chemistry. He received the Vinyl Institute’s Roy T. Gottesman Leadership Award in 2000. He served as chair of the ACS International Activities Committee from 2001 to 2003. Carroll holds two patents, and has published numerous articles in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry and physics, incineration, plastics recycling and chlorine issues.

The American Chemical Society is a membership organization that consists of more than 159,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization allows members to interact with their peers and develop their careers. The programs and activities conducted by ACS today are the products of a tradition of excellence in meeting member needs that dates from the society's founding in 1876.

For more information call the Collin Mathematics and Natural Sciences Division at 972.881.5880.

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