Two distinguished scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Willie E. May and Laurie E. Locascio, have been named fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research. May is NIST's Associate Director for Laboratory Programs and former director of the agency's Materials Measurement Laboratory (MML), while Locascio serves as chief of MML's Biochemical Science Division.
Established in 2008, the ACS Fellows Program recognizes members "for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the society." A total of 568 scientists from academe, industry and government have been selected as fellows during the program's three years of existence. May and Locascio are the first from NIST to receive the honor and are among 213 in the 2011 class.
May and Locascio will be inducted as fellows during the ACS National Meeting in Denver, Colo., on Aug. 29, 2011.
For more information on the ACS Fellows Program, go to www.acs.org/fellows.