By Jodie Wesemann
The Importance of Role Models & Mentors in Reaching Gender Equity in Chemical Sciences: A Symposium in Honor of Judith Iriarte‐Gross
Sunday, April 2, 1:30 pm–4:45 pm
Tuesday, April 4, 8:30 am–11:15 am
Monterey II, Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Co‐sponsored by CHED, CMA, PROF
Judith Iriarte‐Gross is the 2017 recipient of the ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. This award recognizes signiﬁcant accomplishments by individuals who have stimulated or fostered the interest of women in chemistry, promoting their professional developments as chemists or chemical engineers.
A professor of chemistry and director of the Women in STEM Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Judith is being honored for her continued persistence and tireless eﬀorts to level the playing ﬁeld for women in chemistry and to inspire young women to major in chemistry. This symposium includes presentations from those who she mentored and those who mentored her, along with Judith’s award address.
The ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences is sponsored by The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.