BioSketch

MONTES, INGRID  Puerto Rico Section.  University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Academic Record: University of Puerto Rico, B.S., 1980; Ph.D., 1985.

Honors: ACS Volunteer Service Award, 2012; ACS Fellow, 2010; Igaravidez Award, ACS Puerto Rico Section, 2006; Salute to Excellence Award, Committee on Community Activities, National Chemistry Week Coordinator, 2004; Chemical Education Award, ACS Puerto Rico Section, 1999; Fellow International Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2006; Academic Excellence and Productivity Award, University of Puerto Rico, 1997.

Professional Positions (for past ten years): Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, College of Natural Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras Campus, 2015 to date;  Professor, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras Campus, 1998 to date, Pre-MARC Program Coordinator, 1992 to date.

Service in ACS National Offices: Board of Directors, Director-at-Large, 2013-15; Councilor ex officio, 2013-15; Board Committee on Public Affairs & Public Relations, 2013–14; Board Committee on Professional & Member Relations, 2013–15, Chair, Web Strategy & Innovation Subcommittee,2014-15; Board Committee on Grants & Awards, 2015;  Committee on Committees, 2010-12; Committee on Education, 2001-09; Committee on Community Activities, 2004-09, Chair, 2007-09; Editorial Board, Journal of Chemical Education, 2010 to date; National Chemistry Week Task Force, 1999-04; Advisory Board,  ChemMatters Magazine, 2006-09, Chair, 2007-09; Task Force on Undergraduate Education, 1999-01.

Service in ACS Offices: Member ACS since 1980. Puerto Rico Section: Councilor, 1999-13; Chair, 2011, 2003, 1995; Chair-Elect, 2010, 2002, 1994; Treasurer, 1998; Alternate Councilor, 1996-97; Secretary, 1992-93; Faculty Advisor of the Student Affiliate Chapter of the University of Puerto Rico-Río, Piedras 1989 to date; National Chemistry Week Coordinator for 23 years and CCED Coordinator for 8 years.  Division of Chemical Education: National Meetings Program Committee, 2002-08; Long Range Planning Committee, 2004 to date, Chair 2010 to date; 2007 ACS Fall National Meeting, Program Co-Chair. Southeast Regional Meeting: General Chair, 2009; Chair, Theme Team for the International Year of Chemistry Celebration, 2011; Representative of the ACS at the IUPAC 2011 Organizing Committee.

Member: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; American Association for the Advancement of Science; Puerto Rico Chemists Association. ACS Divisions: Chemical Education; History of Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; and Professional Relations.

Related Activities: Founder of the “Festival de Química” (development of resources and implementation of international events held in Colombia, México, Chile, Perú, & China) for the American Chemical Society); Coordinator of the first ACS webinars in Spanish; PI & Organizer of the project: Are Women Still Underrepresented in Science? ACS Challenge Grant for the 2011 IUPAC World Congress; Nominated for the 2009 U.S Professors Years Program sponsored by CASE; Nominated for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) 2009, Inspire Integrity Award; National Chemistry Week Coordinator, 2004 to date; published 20 journal articles and a laboratory textbook.

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