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Cut & Paste: ACS Webinars for August

Cut & Paste: ACS Webinars for August

American Chemical Society Webinars (ACS Webinars™) is a weekly online event serving to connect ACS members and scientific professionals with subject matter experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management, and business on relevant professional issues. Each webinar is 60 minutes in length, comprising of a short presentation followed by Q&A with the speaker. The live webinars are held on Thursdays from 2-3pm ET and recordings of the past webinars are available online at View and register for upcoming events at or email

August 5, 2010 - Delivering a Dynamic Presentation. Do you want to present your research with the confidence, power, and clarity that leaves a strong impact on your audience? Feeling that you are not a naturally gifted speaker? With practice, anyone can improve their public speaking ability. The often repeated cliché “its not what what you say, but how you say it” is true, and our speaker, Nick Washienko understands this better than anyone. Nick has successfully helped many scientists to deliver a powerful, confident presentation that gets results. This is one presentation you do not want to miss!

August 12, 2010 - How Chemical Policy Reform Can Spur Green Chemistry. In the wake of the largest Gulf oil disaster or public concern over the chemicals in a baby bottle, how will changing legislation affect chemical professionals? Public policy has the potential to transform the chemical industries and set a new course for the next decade. Join our speaker, Richard Denison, and learn about the latest Green Chemistry policy developments (Safe Chemicals Act/TSCA reform) and how they may affect chemical professionals, chemical industries, and the future of green chemistry.

August 19, 2010 - Propel Your Career – Networking Tips and Strategies for Success. Looking to increase your career opportunities?  Networking has consistently been cited as one of the most important skills for building a successful career.  As a scientist, your talents, abilities, and experience are important but may not amount to much if no one meets you or remembers you. The old adage, “Its who you know” can make all the difference in this competitive global economy.  Join our speaker, Cheryl Martin with KPCB, as she shares tips, strategies, and best practices for propelling your career upward through the powerful practice of networking.

August 26, 2010 - Tapping into the Chemistry of Beer and Brewing. Fancy a bubbly brew? Curious to know how chemistry affects the differences behind various beers? With over 1,500 professional breweries and many dedicated homebrewers, the United States is the world’s largest producer of this most popular alcoholic beverage. Join us with speaker Charles Bamforth, Professor of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis, to learn about everything from chemistry tips for making great brews to career options for chemical professionals in the beer industry. It’s all about the chemistry behind beer!