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Chemistry Professor Appointed to Professional Society Committees

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dr. Peter Smith, Westminster College associate professor of chemistry, was recently appointed to two committees for the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Smith was appointed to the committee charged with creating the 2014 Second Term General Chemistry Examination, a test that can be administered by any undergraduate institution that wants to use it.  This is the third time Smith has served on an exam committee.

He was also appointed to the Committee on Chemical Abstracts Service.  Chemical Abstracts Service, a division of ACS, publishes the largest databases of chemistry-related literature and patents and produces innovative search services.  More than 400 scientists analyze and index publicly available chemical information to lead fellow scientists to the relevant findings of their peers.

Smith has been a member of ACS for 15 years and previously served as an associate member of the Younger Chemists Committee and chair and secretary of the Penn Ohio Border Local Section.  He currently serves as treasurer of the Division of Professional Relations and alternate councilor for the Penn Ohio Local Border Section.

Smith, who has been with Westminster since 2002, earned an undergraduate degree and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee.

Contact Smith at (724) 946-7299 or email for additional information.

Dr. Peter Smith