Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry.  We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.

Dr. Lydia E. M. Hines

Councilor

Email:
lemhwgh@gmail.com
Address:
5596 Parkview Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009-9487
Phone:
269-375-7349

Western Michigan University (Part-time), Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Academic Record

  • Aurora College, B.S., 1967
  • University of Illinois, M.S., 1969; Ph.D., 1971.

Honors

  • Kalamazoo Local Section/CCA Volunteer of the Year Award, 2014
  • E. Ann Nalley Great Lakes Region Award for Volunteer Service, 2011
  • Distinguished Service Award, Kalamazoo Section, ACS, 1989
  • Sigma Xi
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Distinguished Service Award from Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce Business-Education Connection for Science in Schools, 1998-2000
  • Accolade in Kalamazoo Gazette for Science Teaching (Free Lance), 1991

Professional Positions (for past ten years)

  • Western Michigan University, Chemistry Faculty (part-time), 2006-14
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Chemistry Faculty, (part-time) 2004-08

Service in ACS National Offices

  • Committee on Nominations and Elections, 1993-98, 2012-2017, Secretary, 1995
  • Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, 2004-11
  • Committee on Community Activities, 2005-11
  • Committee on Committees, 1999-2004
  • Committee on Copyrights, 1985-93, Chair, 1990-92
  • Women Chemists Committee, 1982-87, Committee Associate, 1981
  • Canvassing Committee, Garvan Medal, 1982-87
  • Editor, Women Chemists, 1984-87

Service in ACS Offices

  • Member ACS since 1967
  • Kalamazoo Section:
    • Councilor, 1984-
    • Alternate Councilor 1978-83
    • Chair, 1981
    • Chair-Elect and Program Chair, 1980
    • Publicity Committee Chair, 1986-2014
    • National Chemistry Day/Week Coordinator, 1987-2014
    • Museum Chemistry Day Organizer, 1987-2014
    • Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Coordinator, 2004-12
    • Pre-high school Science Education Coordinator, 1988-2001
    • Awards Committee, 1991-2014, Chair, 2008-14, 1992
    • Chemistry Promotion Committee Chair, 1991-2001
  • Great Lakes Regional Meeting
    • General Chair, 1984
    • Steering Committee, 1984-2014
    • Chair, 1985, 2015
  • Indiana-Kentucky Border Section
    • Publicity Committee Chair, 1974-75

Related Activities

  • Southwest Michigan Math/Science Alliance, Charter Member and Coordinating Committee, 1990-92
  • Speaker and Workshop Leader at Teachers' and Children's Librarians' Conferences, 1990-92
  • Reviewer, WONDER SCIENCE, ACS, 1989-98
  • Active Volunteer Presenter of Hands-On Science Lessons (Preschool Through 6th Grade), 1986-2001