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Industry Events at the San Diego National Meeting

Blog Post created by ACS Industry on Mar 1, 2016

Immediate Past President Diane Grob Schmidt invites you to an exciting symposium on the future of energy



Research Opportunities for Future Energy Technologies

Sunday, March 13, 2016: 1:30 pm – 5:10 pm

San Diego Convention Center, Room 4 (Upper Level)

Sponsored by ACS Division of Energy & Fuels (ENFL), ACS Energy Letters, ACS Publications Division, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) & ACS Immediate Past President Diane Grob Schmidt


Michelle Buchanan, Symposium Co-organizer and Presider

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Presenters at this symposium will include the following: the Honorable Franklin M. Orr, Under Secretary for Science and Energy; Donald J. DePaolo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Krishan L. Luthra, General Electric; Jeremy T. Busby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Peter D. Olmsted, Georgetown University; Tom F. Jaramillo, Stanford University; and George W. Crabtree, Argonne National Laboratory.


You can find more information in the Technical Program.


C&EN Presents: Evolution of Industrial R&D: Driving Growth Through Innovation and Productivity– a conversation with Dr Douglas Muzyka

C&EN is presenting a special feature – a conversation with Dr Douglas Muzyka, DuPont's chief science and technology officer, on the future of R&D. Following a brief presentation by Dr Muzyka entitled 'Evolution of Industrial R&D: Driving Growth Through Innovation and Productivity', C&EN Editor-in-Chief, Dr Bibiana Campos-Seijo will conduct an interview with him followed by questions from the floor. This event will take place on Monday March 14th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., in Room 4 of the San Diego Convention Center.


"Big Draws" for Industry Members in San Diego

We've taken the time to curate for you a short list of presentations by some of the leaders in the field who will be presenting in San Diego. Our list of "Big Draws" was selected based upon projected session attendance, topics, and citation indices. This list should come in handy as you prepare your travel justifications to attend the meeting. The list is arranged by presentation date.


Industry Networking Event

The ACS Committee on Corporation Associates, the Polymer Division's Industry Advisory Board, and ACS Industry Member Programs are teaming up to bring you an Industry Networking Event. This industry-only networking reception will held the evening of Monday, March 14th, during the ACS 2016 National Meeting in San Diego, CA. 

This is your chance to network with colleagues in the industry. By filling out this RSVP form, you will be added to our list to receive an invitation with official details. 


          RSVP NOW!


We look forward to seeing you there!



Other Industry-Related Symposia & Events


New Reality of the Chemical Enterprise:

Traditional and Non-traditional Career Paths

251st ACS National Meeting • San Diego, CA

Monday – Tuesday, March 14 – 15, 2016 • 8:30 AM

Sponsored by the ACS Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division



■ Alternate career paths available to chemistry professionals.

■ Strategies for _ nding employment in the chemistry _ elds.

■ Ways to think ‘out of the box’ when planning your educational and career paths.

■ How to become an entrepreneur and start your own business.



■ Zeroing in on opportunities: Common job titles for

  1. B.S.-level chemists

■ Discovering chemistry careers outside the lab

■ The path to success in the chemical industry for

  1. B.S.-level chemists

■ Keys to career advancement using your bachelor’s degree

■ Regulatory careers

■ How to make career Transitions

■ Food, and pharma career options for

  1. B.S. chemists

■ How to embrace change in the workplace

■ Building a distillery from scratch

■ Student Q&A Session with Panelists




ACS on Campus Event

251st ACS National Meeting, San Diego

“Careers in Chemistry” Panel Discussion


ACS on Campus, an initiative of the American Chemical Society dedicated to helping students, postdocs, and faculty members advance in their careers, will host an event on Monday, March 14th at the 251st ACS National Meeting.


The Opportunity: ACS on Campus will host a panel discussion on careers in chemistry. We are looking for 3-4 panelists to participate and talk about the different career opportunities available to undergraduate and graduate students in life after graduation. During the hour and 15 minute panel, you will have the opportunity to address an audience of chemistry students who are preparing to enter the workforce. The main objective is for students to leave the event with a better understanding of the current professional landscape in chemistry and confidence to pursue their career aspirations after graduation.


Panel, Date and Time: March 14th, 1:45-3:00 pm

Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 15B

Audience: Graduate and Undergraduate Chemistry Students


If you are interested in participating on the ACS on Campus “Careers in Chemistry” panel, please contact Shannon O’Reilly at