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UK's Woodrum Appointed to American Chemical Society Exams Committee

By Whitney Harder

(Sept. 1, 2015) — Kim Woodrum, a senior lecturer in the University of Kentucky Department of Chemistry, has been appointed as a committee member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Education Examinations Institute.

The committee is responsible for producing the 2017 General Chemistry Paired Questions Examination. This exam, and others prepared by the Examinations Institute, is used by many high school and undergraduate chemistry courses in the U.S. 

"The appointment to this committee is a significant recognition of stature in the chemistry education community and is an important creative and professional activity. I am sure that you are pleased to have outstanding individuals such as Kim as a member of your faculty," wrote Kristen Murphy, director of the Examinations Institute, in a letter to Department of Chemistry Chair Mark Meier.

Woodrum has taught general chemistry courses for more than 20 years, and her research interests are in the field of chemical education. She has received the UK Alumni Association Great Teacher award, the Provost's Outstanding Teaching Award and the College of Arts and Sciences' Outstanding Teaching Award. Woodrum received both her bachelor's and doctoral degrees from UK.