Maya Nilkant

Women Chemists Committee 90th Anniversary

Blog Post created by Maya Nilkant on Jun 6, 2017

WCC 90th Anniversary

By Amy DeBaillie


     The year 2017 marks the 90th Anniversary of the founding of WCC, a significant milestone in an exciting journey that began in 1927 when women made up 3.55% of the ACS membership. A number of events will commemorate the 90th Anniversary at the Spring and Fall 2017 ACS   National Meetings in San Francisco and Washington DC. 

     We will be kicking off the events with the WCC past chairs symposium titled “Celebrating 90 years of the WCC: Reflections of Past Chairs”  in San Francisco on Monday, April 3rd. We are excited to have seven WCC past chairs participating in the symposium! We will continue the theme of reflection at the WCC Open Meeting and “Just Cocktails”, an informal networking reception held on April 3rd, by highlighting WCC accomplishments over the past 90 years. 

     The celebration will resume in August in Washington DC at the WCC “Just Cocktails” reception where the theme will be focused on highlighting the successes of WCC local sections.

     Plan to join us in San Francisco and Washington DC as we celebrate the WCC’s 90th anniversary and the important roles that women play in the chemical sciences. Further updates on the celebration plans can be found throughout the year on our website and Facebook page.