STEM Shoutout: Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh

Chemistry professor appointed to prestigious American Chemical Society board


UNM adjunct chemistry faculty member and full time CNM chemistry faculty member Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh was recently appointed as a Board Associate within the Board of Publications for American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemical Education.

The BoP supports the Journal of Chemical Education, which is a prestigious journal in chemical education. CHED is one of 33 divisions under ACS and the largest technical division with a membership of around 6,000.

“I’m deeply honored by this investment in my leadership potential within ACS and am excited about the possibilities,” Sorensen-Unruh said.

Being appointed a board associate is an honor in chemistry as it is a program that is considered a leadership-building opportunity with the division and the society and often leads to a position on the CHED Board of Publications.

According to their website, a board associate “is a leadership-building opportunity, and is being developed in concert with the Committee on Professional Nominations, which is responsible for identifying candidates for division leadership positions.”