Dr. Matthew Siebert, associate professor of chemistry, has been appointed an associate to the American Chemical Society (ACS) Committee on Ethics for 2020.
With more than 150,000 members in ACS and 22 seats on this committee, the competition was fierce.
About the appointment
Siebert is already active in ACS. He is the chair of the Ozarks local section and the program chair for the 2020 Midwest regional meeting, which will be held in Springfield, Missouri.
The Committee on Ethics works to maintain high levels of integrity and ethical conduct in the chemistry community. Siebert will also confer with the committee at both national ACS meetings.
Siebert is excited to be a part of the committee.
“Within chemistry, as within all walks of life, it is important that individuals lead their efforts in an ethical and moral manner for the benefit of those around them,” Siebert said.
He also wants to broaden how he contributes to ACS—not just in scientific research, but now in ethics.
“I am very much looking forward to learning more about the ACS Committee on Ethics and finding how I may uniquely contribute to this national committee of the ACS,” Siebert said.