Dr. Sara Hubbard, associate professor of chemistry at Ouachita Baptist University, was elected to a three-year term as vice chair of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Southwest Regional Meeting Executive Committee on Nov. 1. As part of this position, Dr. Hubbard will serve on the southwest region’s Steering Committee and the Executive Committee.
Dr. Hubbard has been active in the Central Arkansas Local Section of ACS during the past four years, serving as the secretary, chair-elect and chair. She currently works to organize events and promote chemistry education as the chair of the Education and Outreach Committee.
“I’m also excited for the opportunity to serve in a leadership role for our region,” Dr. Hubbard said. “I love chemistry, and I love getting to work with other chemists throughout our region and around the world.”
“It was no surprise to us that Dr. Hubbard was elected to office with the ACS,” said Dr. Tim Knight, dean of the Patterson School of Natural Sciences. “Her enthusiasm for chemistry education is contagious, and she is such an encouraging individual. Sara represents Ouachita and her discipline well.”
Dr. Hubbard has taught at Ouachita since 2009. In 2013, she was named “Most Valuable Professor” by Ouachita’s Carl Goodson Honors Program, and in 2015 was named Volunteer of the Year by the Central Arkansas Local Section of ACS.
ACS is a federally chartered program that advances and advocates the study of chemistry and its related careers nationally and globally. The Southwest Regional Meeting Executive Committee serves the ACS members in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and part of New Mexico, hosting regional scientific meetings and networking opportunities.
For more information, contact Dr. Tim Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5528.
By Katie Smith
November 17, 2017