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891 members will be honored as they celebrate fifty years of membership in 2011. In grateful appreciation of the many years of service they have given to the Society, a special ruby pin and a fifty-year membership card, which entitles them to free attendance at all ACS meetings, were sent to them in late February. Also, they will be recognized at local section award ceremonies, where they will each be presented with a handsome fifty-year membership certificate to mark the occasion. Members who join the ranks of this elite group in 2011 will be listed in an issue of C&EN. For more information about the program, please contact Shinett Boggan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-776-8291.
ACS Webinar Events for March 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 (and some Tuesdays) from 2-3pm ET.
Planning Your Job Search
Tuesday March 1, at 2pm ET: “Today’s Job Search Strategies,” with Mary Moore
Tuesday March 8, at 2pm ET “Resume Writing for Scientists,” with John Engelman
Tuesday March 15, at 2pm ET “Sharpening your Interviewing Skills “ with Jeff Moore
Tuesday March 22, at 2pm ET “Get the most from the Anaheim ACS National Conference and Career Fair,” with Lisa Balbes
Description: Does the thought of searching for your next job make you feel queasy? It’s no secret that the chemistry job market is tough right now. Fear not as we bring you expert guidance to survive and thrive through any economic roller coaster. Using these helpful hints and tips, you’ll be on your way! Looking for employment doesn’t have to make your stomach flop. By the end of this ACS Webinars Career GPS Series, you’ll be pumped and prepped to make a lasting impression on prospective employers. You may even have some fun along the way! Registration: http://acswebinars.org/MarchJobSearch2011
March 3, 2011 at 2pm ET: “Valuable Resources for Science and Engineering Consultants,” with Dr. John Newport
Description: More scientific professionals are turning to consulting as a career. At the same time, more and more companies are hiring consultants as a cost effective business approach. But finding those key resources to build your consulting practice presents a challenge for many consultants. In this session, our presenter and a successful consultant John Newport, will share valuable tips on the many cost-effective resources available for consultants that can help you find your next project, market your technical expertise, be in legal compliance, and develop those necessary skills to sustain your consulting business.
March 10, 2011 at 2pm ET: “Branding YOU! Why Marketing Yourself is Critical for Your Chemistry Career,” Dr. Catherine Hunt and Dr. Dawn Mason
Description: Perception is everything! In today’s competitive job market, chemists should plan their career advancement with a strategic mindset. “Who you know” may not be as important as how you are perceived. Join our experts to learn the in’s and out’s of networking and building your personal brand. Obtain the skills you need to advance professionally!
March 17, 2011 at 2pm ET: “CSI Reality: Chemistry in the Crime Labs,” with Dr. Jason Schaff
Description: What do a mysterious white power, a blood smear, and a moldy ham sandwich have in common? To the average person, probably not much, but to a forensic chemist, these items might tell quite a bit about what happened when, where, and why. Despite the mystical cachet with popular TV shows, forensic chemists usually need to be well-versed in the widest possible array of analytical technologies, and must be able to quickly adapt proven methods to new types of samples. Join us to learn the different disciplines within forensic chemistry, and get an in-depth perspective of day-to-day life in a forensic laboratory. Join live and you may also uncover a new secret….
March 24, 2011 at 2pm ET: “Know Your Drugs – A Pharmacology Primer for Chemical and Life Science Professionals,” with Dr. Terry Kenakin
Description: Pharmacology is the study of how chemical substances interact with living systems. To develop a drug, one needs to understand the underlying pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to effectively guide the chemistry. Our expert, Dr. Terry Kenakin with GSK, will provide insights into how pharmacology can help guide your structure-activity relationships in discovery chemistry, and what assays can (and can’t) tell you. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for an in-depth Q&A session, join us LIVE!
March 31, 2011 at 2pm ET: “Advanced Chemistry of Beer and Brewing,” with Dr. Charles Bamforth
Description: Do you like your beer malty? Hoppy? Smooth? Light? Dark? How about in a chilled glass with a side of chemistry, instead of bad bar food? With over 1,500 professional breweries and many dedicated home brewers, the United States takes the lead in producing this popular alcoholic beverage. Whether you’re a seasoned home brewer or just like to go “where everybody knows your name,” you don’t want to miss Dr. Charlie Bamforth, brewskie extraordinaire and Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at UC Davis, as he brews up advanced insights and explanations about the chemistry behind beer brewing!
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.