A published chemist who holds five patents, Lu Ann Sidney, PhD, serves as principal consultant at LNS Consulting Services, a Minnesota firm that she founded in 1996. Active in her field, Lu Ann Sidney, PhD, belongs to the American Chemical Society (ACS).
In response to the damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, ACS president Allison Campbell, PhD, released a statement in September 2017 describing the ways the nonprofit stands ready to assist those affected by the natural disasters. While ACS recognizes that many individuals in the regions hit by these storms face pressing issues, it also sees opportunities to provide aid as the recovery and rebuilding process begins.
In particular, ACS looks to support organizations that have chemistry-related needs. In cases where an institution or small business has, for instance, lost equipment, the society will serve as a clearinghouse in an effort to help the organization resume its operations. Services may also involve ACS furnishing direct aid through its technical divisions or connecting parties in need with other businesses or affiliated groups.
Dr. Campbell encourages anyone who believes ACS can play a helpful post-hurricane role to contact her or the society directly. In lending its expertise to those in need, ACS upholds its mission of using chemistry to benefit the world.