About ACS - Akron Section

Elected Officers for 2021

Tama Drenski-Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor & Weber


Doug McBain, Laird Technologies, Inc.


Past Chair:

Michael Fricke, Olon Ricerca Biosciences

Michael Dowell, retired
Charles Kausch, Synthomer Corporation
Daryl Stein, retired

Michael Fricke, Olon Ricerca Biosciences

Alternate Councilors:
Walter Salamant, Bridgestone Americas Center for Research and Technology
Charles Kausch, Synthomer Corporation

The American Chemical Society is the world's largest professional society and its Akron Section is one of the society's 188 local sections. The society was founded in 1876 and chartered by congress in 1937, and its 155,000 members are practitioners of the chemical sciences. The society promotes science education, science research, and public understanding of science.

The ACS Akron Section serves Summit, Portage, and Stark counties in the state of Ohio. This local section was established in 1923 and claims around nine hundred and sixty members, most of whom are employed by Akron area industry and are working in the field of polymer science. The activities of the section benefit the members of the section and residents of the community, and include public outreach, chemical education, and professional service. The section enables its members to interact with other chemists in the area, to participate in programs that will enhance their professional development, and to contribute to public understanding and appreciation of chemistry. The section holds general meetings, which are open to the public, monthly from September through May.

For more information on how to become involved, please contact one of the officers listed on the left. For more information about the offices, please see this article.

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