Dear ACS -KC Friends and Members,
It is with a heavy heart that we share news of Eckhard Hellmuth's death. Eckhard passed July 25, 2019.
During his 50+ years as an ACS member Eckhard advocated tirelessly for Chemistry, Education, and Chemical literacy in our community.
He served the KC ACS locally as Section Chair and nationally as Councilor.
Eckhard mentored many Project Seed students, sharing his fascination with Polymer chemistry. He helped place many more of these low-income students in Chemistry labs, so they could experience the joys and frustrations of hands-on independent research.
Eckhard's contacts with Chemists throughout the country helped establish a joint award sponsorship between local KC ACS section and National AGRO & AGFD divisions. This collaboration elevates Kansas City's Spencer award for Excellence in Agriculture and Food Chemistry research to enjoy even more National prominence.