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CMA Activities at the Fall 2014 National ACS Meeting in San Francisco

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As a part of the Fall 2014 National Meeting in San Francisco, the ACS Committee on Minority Affairs will be co-sponsoring several programming items, as well as sponsoring their annual luncheon.

On Monday, August 11th, 2014, the session titled “How to Foster Diversity in the Chemical Sciences: Lessons Learned and Taught Through the Stories of Recipients of the Stanley C. Israel Award“ will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, in Union Square 15/16, 8-11:40 am. Ten oral presentations are planned.

Following this session at the same hotel, the Committee on Minority Affairs Luncheon will be held 11:30-1:30pm.  Cost is $50 per person. A limited number of discounted student tickets are available for $25 each. Reservations may be made with your meeting registration (event SE-10). This luncheon is not limited to CMA members; ALL people are welcome and encouraged to attend.

On Tuesday, August 12th, 2014, an all-day symposium will take place in the same location in honor of Rigoberto Hernandez, recipient of the 2014 ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. The symposium theme is “Advancing the Chemical Sciences Through Diversity in Participation”.  Six oral presentations, flanked by opening and closing remarks, are planned for the morning session, 8:30-11:25 am. The afternoon session feature six oral presentations from 1:45-5pm, beginning with the honoree’s presentation entitled “OXIDE: Changing academic chemistry culture from within”.