Prof. Kenny Onajole
I plan to strengthen the bond between ACS and Roosevelt’s science programs so that we can create inroads for our students to further explore the field of science and to access ACS resources at the local and national levels. Prof. Kenny Onajole Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Oluseye (Kenny) Onajole, assistant professor of chemistry, was recently elected director of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Chicago Section Board. The Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society is a professional organization of approximately 4,500 chemists in the greater Chicagoland area. It is the local branch of the national ACS, the largest scientific society in the world.

Prof. Kelly Wentz-Hunter, chair of Roosevelt’s Department of Biological, Physical and Health Sciences, says “this important role on the local ACS board will give Roosevelt University an influential presence in the chemistry field in the Chicago area.” 

Members of the ACS Chicago Section Board are professors as well as government, nonprofit and industry leaders. The organization hosts monthly meetings with talks on chemistry-related topics; provides career development resources and networking opportunities for professional chemists; provides outreach activities at schools, museums and libraries; conducts exams and awards scholarships; and advocates for chemistry and science with government and other public policy leaders.

“I am very proud to have been elected as director of the ACS Chicago Section Board,” says Prof. Onajole. “In this role, I plan to strengthen the bond between ACS and Roosevelt’s science programs so that we can create inroads for our students to further explore the field of science and to access ACS resources at the local and national levels.”

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