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ACS Webinar Events for February 2011
American Chemical Society Webinars (ACS Webinars™) is a weekly online event connecting ACS members and scientific professionals with subject matter experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management, and business on a variety of professional issues. Each webinar is 60 minutes in length, comprising of a short presentation followed by Q&A. The live webinars are held on Thursdays from 2-3pm ET.
February 3, 2011 at 2pm ET: Fundamentals of Effective Scientific Writing, Kristin Sainani
Description: From writing grants to authoring lengthy scientific papers, technical writing is an imperative skill at any stage of one’s career. From students to super-star chemists, writing is so engrained in everyday work that most scientists rarely take time to improve it. In reality, to improve one’s technical writing is to improve one’s career. Communicate your ideas more clearly and effectively, get more of your papers published, and win that major grant! Join our speaker, Kristin Sainani of Stanford University for expert guidance on improving your technical writing abilities!
February 10, 2011 at 2pm ET: “Chemists in Love: Strategies and Tactics for Dual Career Relationship” with Dr. Carolyn Ribes & Dr. Al Ribes
Description: Does your relationship exemplify the properties of a covalent or ionic bond? To succeed in the laboratory of love, it may take more than the chemistry that brought you together. Lucky for you, the love chemists are in! They may not be able to explain the exact compounds behind Love Potion No. 9, but they can provide valuable insight into balancing your many commitments and maximizing the success of your relationship. Whether you and your companion have been together for decades or were recently struck by Cupid’s arrow, our 'experts' will provide personal reflections, advice and tips to help you succeed in work and play. Join us with special guest speakers, Al and Carolyn Ribes, and you may discover the secret behind Love Potion No. 9 afterall!
February 17, 2011 at 2pm ET: “Chemistry without Borders – Immigration Update for International Scientists” with Martin Lawler
Description: What do foreign-born scientists, technology entrepreneurs, and investors need to know to legally work in the US? How can one gain path to citizenship as a scientist? Foreign-born scientists and scholars have and continue to contribute to the technical wealth and economic growth in the US. According to 2005 ChemCensus, about twenty percent of chemical professionals are foreign-born. Learn from our speaker, Martin Lawler, of Lawler & Lawler, the various US immigration avenues available for scientific and technical professionals.
February 24, 2011 at 2pm ET: Employment Trends in the Chemical Enterprise: Past, Present, and Future with Gareth Edwards, Brian Roberts and Michael Wolf
Description: How has employment in the chemical enterprise fared since the Great Recession began? Layoff, restructuring, and unemployment are now the headline news to watch. The national unemployment rate has been stuck around 10% since 2009. Will it stay and what to expect for the future? Hear from ACS and Bureau of Labor Statistics analysts as they describe recent trends in unemployment and provide projections about the future of employment. Our speakers will also provide answers to your questions when you join us live! Be sure to register today.
The Fine Print
ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.
Do the Chemistry Cha Cha Slide for an IYC YouTube video
Join fellow chemists as they rap and dance for the International Year of Chemistry, just before the start of SciMix on Monday, March 28, from 7:30 – 8:00 pm at the Anaheim Convention Center, Hall B. Come as you are, or come in a chemistry-themed costume. The event will be videotaped and posted to YouTube to help generate enthusiasm for IYC. Interested? Just show up, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for further updates. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes.
Celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011
It’s time for ACS Chemistry Ambassadors to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011). Visit a classroom or scout troop meeting and do hands-on experiments with children. Have an IYC 2011 birthday party or conduct a demonstration at a local library. There are many ways to introduce the wonders of chemistry to children in your community. We encourage you to join the effort or learn more by visiting www.acs.org/iyc2011 and www.acs.org/chemistryambassadors. In addition to the many sample experiments on the Chemistry Ambassadors web page, we have a limited number of free Kids & Chemistry kits you can request if you wish to conduct hands-on activities with groups of up to 32 students. For more information about the kits and to place your order, click www.acs.org/chemistryambassadorsgiveaway.
Once you experience the rewards of helping students and teachers better appreciate science, consider doing it again. The Chemistry Ambassadors program makes it easy to stay involved during IYC 2011, whether you have a lot of time, or just a little.