Another American Chemical Society National Meeting in the books! True to form, this meeting was incredibly busy and marked my first meeting in the Chair succession of the ACS Divisional Activities Committee subcommittee's Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG) which is responsible for the thematic programming
Our own, Jack Driscoll, is the 2017 Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award Recipient presented by the American Industrial Hygiene Association!
"The Baier Award is given to the individual or group of individuals, company, academic institution, organization, or association that has made the most significant contribution to industrial hygiene in recent years through technical expertise, innovations, or scientific advancements.
John N. Driscoll, PhD - Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award
John (Jack) Driscoll is an innovator in the development of a photoionization detector (PID) for gas chromatography. Driscoll quickly recognized the potential for PID technology in a stand-alone detector in the 1970s. His innovations and farsighted development of PID technologies have led to a transformation in real-time detection tools used by the IH profession. He has also had a tremendous impact on a diverse range of other scientific disciplines".
Jack is one of only five AIHA National Award recipients. Learn more about these awards here.
Check out our recent interview (press play below) with the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce where Chamber President, Jay Pateakos, dubs us "one of the coolest businesses in Sandwich". Hear how Jack got his inspiration to start the business (helping save lives of workers) and about our STEM education pursuits (inspiring students to appreciate science) in our local community of Sandwich, Cape Cod.
Interview with Jack Driscoll and Jennifer Maclachlan by the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce
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