How is science making a difference on critical environmental, economic, and social issues? How do you bring your science from the bench to the big picture?
Today’s most pressing problems require all hands on deck, therefore it is crucial for scientists to connect their work across disciplines and to the general public. If you want to know to bridge science to global issues like climate change, conflict minerals, sustainable business, and more, this is the event for you.
Join the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute on Monday, June 16, from 6:30-8:30 PM for "From Bench to Big Picture." This will be a uniquely cross-disciplinary discussion on how science is currently addressing some of these big issues and how YOU can begin drawing these connections. We will be joined by scientists who are actively pursuing world-changing chemistry, communicators who will elucidate what skills are necessary to do this, professionals who help scientists connect their work to the hill, and students who are fostering communities across disciplines. At this event, a new organization (Network of Early-career Sustainable Scientists & Engineers (NESSE)) dedicated to creating a network of interdisciplinary and sustainable scientists will be launching.
There will be brief introductions from the speakers, followed by a town-hall style and small-group discussions that will allow all audience members to talk about the science and issues they are most passionate about!
Paul Chirik, Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University
Darcy Gentleman, Manager of Public Policy Communications at American Chemical Society
Laura Hoch, Graduate student at University of Toronto & Founding member of NESSE
Caroline Trupp Gil, Director of Federal Affairs at American Chemical Society