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American Chemical Society President William Carroll to Visit Western Maryland

American Chemical Society President William Carroll will visit Western Maryland and present two talks on Wednesday, Sept. 21. At 3 p.m., he will discuss “Vinyl Chloride, Cancer and Technology” in Frostburg State University’s Compton Science Center, room 358. A second discussion will be held on “Recycling: The Critical Steps” at Gehauf’s restaurant in LaVale. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and the discussion at 7:15 p.m. The public is invited to all events.

Carroll received his B.A. in chemistry and physics from DePauw University, his master’s degree from Tulane University and Ph.D. from Indiana University in organic chemistry. He is a member of the ACS Budget and Finance Committee and past chair of its International Activities Committee. Carroll has served on expert groups commissioned by the United Nations Environmental Program, the state of Florida and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. He has received the Vinyl Institute’s Roy T. Gottesman Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement and has been an active member of various committees for a number of organizations such as chemistry, plastics, fire protection and recycling. Carroll acquired two patents and possesses over 40 publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry and more.

His presentation at FSU will review the history of vinyl chloride toxicology, events of cancer cases in workers between 1974 and 1975, and how this event became one of the landmark events in the history of industrial hygiene. The second presentation will be on the four critical steps in recycling, collection, separation, reprocessing and remanufacture and how they relate to plastics.

Sponsors for the event include FSU’s Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society and the Western Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society. For more information on the talks or if you wish to attend the dinner, please contact Dr. J. David Stickler at 301-784-5256 or Dr. Don B. Weser at 301-687-4157.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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