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Myers Named Oil Chemists Society Fellow

Dr. Deland Myers was honored as a Fellow in the American Oil Chemists Society. Myers is a Cereal and Food Sciences professor in the Department of Plant Sciences.

Cereal and Food Sciences professor Dr. Deland Myers was named a Fellow in the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS) during their annual meeting in Orlando in May. The AOCS is an international organization formed to provide information and support for scientific researchers working on oils, fats, surfactants and related materials.

Myers is one of four Fellows honored this year, and 95 who have been honored since 1999. The Fellow award recognizes AOCS members’ achievements and service. To be eligible for the award, current AOCS members must be a member in good standing for 15 years.

According to the AOCS website, Fellows are recognized for “achievements in science or extraordinary service to the Society. Such contributions are not limited to research, but may include such areas as industrial achievement, leadership, education, administration, communications, and regulatory affairs.”

Myers praises the AOCS because it is very welcoming and a perfect mix of academics, industry and government; all three entities are involved and equally active in the society. He also said that he is proud to be part of the AOCS because it is globally respected and considered the gold standard for unbiased information on fats and oils .

Myers served as president of the AOCS in 2012-2013 and is now on the Nominating and Elections Committee. In addition to his duties as a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, he is also the Director for Academic Diversity Recruitment and the Faculty Athletic Representative at NDSU.

Author: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,
Editor: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,

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