Learn More about the Distinguished Women in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Project

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Attend Events Hosted by the Distinguished Women in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Project
On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, on the occasion of the 43rd   IUPAC World Chemistry Congress and 46th IUPAC General Assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Project, and officially-sanctioned IYC 2011 project supported by an ACS challenge grant, will host several events, including:     

  • Symposium: Are women still underrepresented in Science?0:30 a.m.
  • Play reenactment of “A Living History of Marie Curie” by Susan Marie Frontczak (6:30 p.m.)
  • Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering” Recognition Ceremony
    honoring 23 chemists from around the globe followed by the Marie Curie exhibition courtesy of the Embassy of Poland to the United States (7:15 p.m.)


ACS Challenge Grants are offered in order to encourage the development of technical symposia that recognize the international and multidisciplinary nature of the IUPAC congress, which has a theme in 2011 of Chemistry Bridging Innovation among the Americas and the World. In 2011, three awards were granted to support the development and execution of symposia, each totaling up to $25,000.