Kara Allen named Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Aegis Sciences director honored for career achievements

Nashville, Tenn. (August 3, 2018) – Kara Allen, Aegis Sciences Corporation’s Director, Recruitment and University Relations, has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She is among 51 new fellows named to the 2018 class.

“I am honored and very humbled to be recognized alongside such an amazing group of chemists, many of whom I have collaborated with and admired for a number of years,” said Allen.

The ACS Fellows Program recognizes members of ACS for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science profession and the Society. The lifelong designation recognizes ACS members for their excellence in scientific leadership and for their exceptional volunteer service to the ACS community.

Kara has done exemplary work in scientific recruitment over the last fifteen years, including hiring and facilitating career development efforts for thousands of chemists.  At the same time, she has been active in collaborating with universities nationwide and leading volunteer science outreach efforts. All of these contributions are built on her strong foundation in clinical research, healthcare, toxicology, and analytical chemistry.

As noted in her nomination, Allen has more than 20 years of active service to the American Chemical Society at the local and national levels; Kara served as Chair of the ACS National Committee on Technician Affairs as well as Chair of the Memphis and Nashville Local Sections. She has been a longtime, significant contributor to ACS National Committees, including Community Activities and Younger Chemists. In addition, she has been a volunteer ACS National Career Consultant since 2012 and received the 2015 Consultant of the Year Award. She is also a volunteer science writer and has been the voice behind ACS’s “Meg A. Mole, Future Chemist” column since its creation in 2008. This column encourages students grades K-12 to pursue careers in the sciences.

Founded in 1876 and chartered by Congress, ACS identifies itself as the world’s largest scientific society with over 150,000 members. Its vision is to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

About Aegis Sciences Corporation
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