Sowell Volunteer of the Year

March 24, 2014

Faculty News

Mrs. Analice Sowell

Mrs. Analice Sowell

Mrs. Analice Sowell, chair of the Department of Science, is Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year for the American Chemical Society. She is among 65 volunteers across the country recognized by the ACS Committee of Community Activities for exemplary outreach efforts in their local sections.

Several times a year over the last decade, Sowell has visited Klondike Elementary, a Memphis inner-city school, to provide lectures and demonstrations for the Science and Engineering Club. During National Chemistry Week in October 2013, she took four of her Honors Accelerated Materials Science students along to demonstrate Halloween-themed chemical reactions. Since becoming involved in ACS in 2002, she also has led several workshops and presentations for both pre-service and current K-12 teachers. Additionally, she has mentored several Teach for America participants. In the local section of ACS, she has served as chair, secretary, and High School Exams Committee chair. She currently serves as chair of the Awards Committee and co-chair of the High School Program for the 2015 Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

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