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Kay Ho Receives the Eugene Kenaga Membership Award

Thursday, November 2, 2017   (1 Comments)
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The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) will recognize Kay Ho, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with the Eugene Kenaga Membership Award on 12 November at the SETAC North America 38th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

SETAC provides meaningful member services through volunteer leadership in elected and mentor roles. The Eugene Kenaga Membership Award recognizes a member whose efforts to cultivate development opportunities for the broader membership stand out. Ho became a full member and began volunteering in 1992, after earning her Ph.D. in chemical oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. Her work on the national membership committee resulted in higher recognition and participation from non-governmental organizations (NGOs). As a result, the NGO sector plays a more active role within the society. Ho was a founding member of the North Atlantic Chapter of SETAC, an active and vibrant group that nurtures student development and has prioritized science communication. SETAC meetings have benefited from Ho’s contributions to the student mentor program, her willingness to judge student presentations, and she has twice served on program committees for annual meetings – a huge time commitment. Ho noted, “The time and energy I have invested in volunteering for SETAC has come back to me over two-fold in my ability to connect with peers, develop new collaborations and promote science in protecting our environment.”

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SETAC is a not-for-profit, worldwide professional organization comprised of nearly 6,000 individuals and institutions in 100 countries dedicated to the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, research and development and environmental education. SETAC’s mission is to support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity.


Jeffrey M. Giddings says...
Posted Friday, November 10, 2017
Well deserved! Kay Ho is a powerhouse.