Campus: CSU, Los Angeles -- February 16, 2000

Cal State L.A. Emeritus Professor Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

California State University, Los Angeles chemistry professor emeritus Stanley H. Pine has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), for "exemplary service to the profession through teaching and administration with special attention to environmental and safety issues." Pine will be honored on Saturday, February 19, at a recognition ceremony in Washington DC presided over by AAAS president Stephen Jay Gould. Pine joins a prominent group of scientists whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished. Among the chemists chosen nationally for this award, Pine is the only academic who is not from a Ph.D.-granting institution.

Stanley Pine is a Cal State L.A. emeritus professor of chemistry whose research is in synthetic organic chemistry. He has taught in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry since 1964, in the areas of organic chemistry, reaction mechanisms and industrial chemistry. Through his textbook, Organic Chemistry-now translated into seven languages-he has influenced the instruction of students throughout the world. He currently serves as a graduate adviser in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and as University chemical safety officer. Pine's studies have had a significant impact in the area of laboratory safety practices and the handling of hazardous materials, and he is widely consulted in California on how best to prepare chemical laboratories for an earthquake.

In 1990, Pine received both national and local awards from the American Chemical Society-the largest scientific society in the world-for his efforts in California and throughout the country to improve chemical health and safety. The state of California recognized his importance to the field of health and safety in 1983 when he received the Governor's Employee Safety Award. Professor Pine is a recipient of Cal State L.A.'s Outstanding Professor Award.

Pine is an active member of the American Chemical Society, where he serves on many national and local committees. He is a member of the Laboratory Waste Management Task Force and the California Department of Toxic Controls Task Force on Laboratory Regulations.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, pronounced "Triple-A-S") is a nonprofit professional society dedicated to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence across all disciplines, and to the public's understanding of science and technology. AAAS is among the oldest societies in America, having been founded in Philadelphia in 1848. Many of today's most prestigious and influential scientific societies have their historical origins in AAAS.

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