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Web Date: May 20, 2015

Eli Pearce Dies At 86

Obituary: Chemistry professor, American Chemical Society past-president advocated for women and minorities in the sciences
Department: ACS News
News Channels: Organic SCENE
Keywords: obituaries, Eli Pearce

Eli M. Pearce, 86, a retired research professor at New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering and a past-president of the American Chemical Society, died at a Brooklyn hospital on May 18 of complications from a broken hip and kidney disease.

“Eli was extraordinary in so many ways—a brilliant polymer scientist, a great leader at his university and within ACS, a passionate advocate for chemistry education reform, and a man who worked . . .

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