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Upcoming Free ACS Webinars

Posted by Kate Sellar Sep 20, 2011

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9/22 - How Chemists Should Evaluate Their Insurance Benefits – Don’t Only Rely on your Employer

Speaker: Joan Van Gelderen from Pearl Insurance

Richard Howe, Benefits Consultant

Moderator: Jack Breazeale, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Group Insurance Plans for ACS Members

Co-sponsor: ACS Member Insurance


10/4 - The Road Less Traveled - Alternative Careers for PhD Scientists

Speaker: Steve Carlo

Moderator: Patricia Blum


10/6 - The Future of R&D Outsourcing


Bruce Molino

Christopher Conway

Moderator: TBD


10/20 - The art in startups: Getting funded

Speaker: Joseph Steig NCIIA

Speaker: Steve Flaim

Moderator: Judith Giordan


10/27 - Making Money out of Chemistry: The Science in Paper Money

Speaker: Steve Carlo

Moderator: TBD


11/3 - Boost and Lose Your Memory With Chemistry.

Speaker: Todd Sacker

Moderator: Darren Griffin


11/10 - Advancing Your Career as a Woman in the Pharmaceutical/Chemical Industry

Speaker: Anabella Villalobos (Pfizer)

Moderator: Teri Quinn Gray, Research Manager, DuPont Crop Protection.

Co-produced: ACS Diversity Office


11/17 - The Chemical Keys to Thanksgiving Dinner.

Speaker: Harold McGee

Moderator: Bill Courtney


12/1 - How to secure and nurture a vibrant chemistry career in the 21st century

Speaker: Brian Fahie

Moderator: Bill Carroll


12/8 - Welcoming the 2012: The Chemistry of Fireworks

speaker: Washington College, Chestertown, Md., author of The Chemistry of Pyrotechnics, Basic Principles and Theory, Chris Mocella


12/15 - Chemicals & The Economy - Year End Review and Outlook

Speaker: Paul Hodges

Moderator: Bill Carroll

President Obama has long acknowledged the critical role of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors who “not only uphold their responsibility to the young people they teach, but to our country by educating and inspiring a new generation in math and science.”


Outstanding STEM mentors and mentoring programs, particularly those that work with individuals who are historically underrepresented in these fields (such as women, minorities, and people with disabilities), are recognized annually through Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). In addition to Presidential recognition, PAESMEM recipients receive a $10,000 honorary award and a trip to Washington D.C. to participate in recognition events, meetings with policy leaders, and professional development workshops.


Recognize a mentor or mentoring program today by submitting a nomination.  U.S.-based organizations, companies, and U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents from the academic, government, non-profit, and private sector are all welcome to apply. Nominees must demonstrate:


  • At least five years of outstanding mentoring to a significant number of people who may not otherwise have participated in STEM fields


  • Mentoring of students at the K-graduate level or early career scientists, mathematicians, or engineers who have completed their degrees within the past 3 years.




NOMINATE: To submit a nomination or learn more about the awards, view the announcement.


SPREAD THE WORD: Please circulate the attached flyer to your networks and encourage them to nominate outstanding STEM mentors and mentoring programs.

The 13th Annual ChemLuminary Awards celebration was held in conjunction with the ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO, on August 30.  Approximately 400 chemists came together to recognize local sections, regional meetings, and divisions that received accolades for their tireless efforts and work in promoting chemistry and the chemical sciences in local areas during 2010.  ACS President Nancy B. Jackson opened the event with welcoming remarks and the presentation of 40 awards that included the ACS Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society  to Zaida Morales-Martinez, and the Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach to Bill Trammell.  Prior to the awards presentation, 45 posters were presented by award finalists that reflected those outstanding activities being recognized.  Immediately following the presentation, the celebration continued with dancing until midnight.


Recipients of this year’s awards and a complete video of the presentation can be found on the ACS Website.

Awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and financial need. The award is restricted to traveling to ACS national or regional meetings.

Application Deadline: September 30th

The Leadership Development Workshop is designed to help young chemists develop into highly skilled leaders within the ACS and in their chosen profession

Application Deadline: November 5th

The Leadership Development Workshop is designed to help young chemists develop into highly skilled leaders within the ACS and in their chosen profession

Application Deadline: November 5th

Kennesaw State University, in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology and through an award from the National Science Foundation, has created two Robert Noyce Scholarship programs designed to recruit and retain teacher leaders in physics and chemistry. These programs are specially designed for STEM professionals looking to become 7-12 chemistry or physics teachers as well as current teachers seeking to develop as teacher leaders.



Selected applicants will receive annual $10,000 stipends during the five year program, totaling $50,000 per participant. Additional funds are available for graduate tuition, professional development activities, memberships in professional organizations, travel, and supplies for classroom activities.

For more information visit

ACS student chapters at two-year colleges provide students with opportunities for leadership, project management, networking, and collaboration, enhancing the college experience. ACS is offering starter grants of up to $500 to two-year colleges starting or reactivating an ACS student chapter. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying applicants through November 7, 2011. For more information, please visit