Congratulations to Greater Houston Section members Carolyn Burnley and Kerry Spilker for being named 2020 ACS Fellows for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society!
Carolyn McDonald Burnley (Shell Oil, Retired)
Carolyn led a distinguished career in the surfactant industry, and demonstrated a longstanding commitment to mentoring chemical technicians and future chemists, especially women and individuals from underrepresented populations. In addition to significant service to the ACS Greater Houston Section, she is also recognized for her outstanding service to Project SEED as a committee member and, notably, an influential coordinator for the Greater Houston Project SEED site.
Kerry K. Spilker (Chevron Energy Technology Company)
Kerry has served in R&D management and technical positions, and is being recognized for innovative contributions to energy conversion technologies resulting in inventions and the development of biofuels, distributed hydrogen and chemical enhanced oil recovery. She has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to the ACS, leading the GHS as Chair, Councilor, Treasurer, and Community Affairs Chair excelling at communications, fiscal responsibility and outreach through chemistry demonstrations and student mentoring