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Women Chemists Committee Newsletter Spring 2013

Women Chemists Committee Newsletter Spring 2013

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For 2013, the American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee (WCC) is continuing to focus on pro-grams to promote the retention of women in the chemical enterprise. At the spring national meeting in New Orleans, the WCC has planned several events aimed at addressing this topic. On Mon-day morning, April 8th, the WCC will host Judy Giordan at the Women in the Chemical Enterprise Breakfast who will provide a professional development program entitled “Personal Branding 101: How to Create Your Brand.” This presentation will be centered on learning critical self-promotion job skills in order to achieve career success. Following the breakfast will be a full day symposium high-lighting the accomplishments of the ten 2013 WCC Ris-ing Star Awardees. The committee is excited to continue this program which acknowledges exceptional mid-career women chemists across all sectors providing opportunity for national recognition. After the symposium, the WCC is hosting a reception to honor the awardees in conjunction with WCC “Just Cocktails,” an informal networking func-tion which enables mid-career chemists to leverage their energies, mitigate isolation, and share their professional stories.
For 2013, the American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee (WCC) is continuing to focus on pro-grams to promote the retention of women in the chemical enterprise. At the spring national meeting in New Orleans, the WCC has planned several events aimed at addressing this topic. On Mon-day morning, April 8th, the WCC will host Judy Giordan at the Women in the Chemical Enterprise Breakfast who will provide a professional development program entitled “Personal Branding 101: How to Create Your Brand.” This presentation will be centered on learning critical self-promotion job skills in order to achieve career success. Following the breakfast will be a full day symposium high-lighting the accomplishments of the ten 2013 WCC Ris-ing Star Awardees. The committee is excited to continue this program which acknowledges exceptional mid-career women chemists across all sectors providing opportunity for national recognition. After the symposium, the WCC is hosting a reception to honor the awardees in conjunction with WCC “Just Cocktails,” an informal networking func-tion which enables mid-career chemists to leverage their energies, mitigate isolation, and share their professional stories.

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American Chemical Society
Women Chemists Commiee
 
 NEWSLETTER NEWSLETTER NEWSLETTER
 
Spring 2013
 
Leaders in Aracng, Developing, Promong, and Advocang for Women in the Chemical Sciences
 
Women Chemists Commiee wcc@acs.org hp://womenchemists.sites.acs.org/
 
American Chemical Society, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036
 
For 2013, the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) is continuing to focus on pro-grams to promote the retention of women in the chemical enterprise. At the springnational meeting in New Orleans, the WCC has plannedseveral events aimed at addressing this topic. On Mon-day morning, April 8
th
, the WCC will host Judy Giordan atthe Women in the Chemical Enterprise Breakfast who willprovide a professional development program entitled“Personal Branding 101: How to Create Your Brand.”This presentation will be centered on learning critical self 
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promotion job skills in order to achieve career success.Following the breakfast will be a full day symposium high-lighting the accomplishments of the ten 2013 WCC Ris-ing Star Awardees. The committee is excited to continuethis program which acknowledges exceptional mid
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career women chemists across all sectors providing opportunityfor national recognition. After the symposium, the WCC ishosting a reception to honor the awardees in conjunctionwith WCC “Just Cocktails,” an informal networking func-tion which enables mid
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career chemists to leverage their energies, mitigate isolation, and share their professional stories.In addition to the above events, on Tuesday, April 9
th
, the WCC will honor the recipi-ent of the 2013 Garvan
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Olin Medal, Dr. Susan M. Kauzlarich Professor of Chemistryat University of California Davis, at the WCC Luncheon. Additionally the WCC willrecognize the recipients of the 2013 spring Eli Lilly Travel Award during the WCC/EliLilly Poster Session and Reception, prior to the luncheon. The other WCC
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sponsoredsymposium on Wednesday, April 10
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, will celebrate the contributions of Heather C. Allen, who was honored with the 2013 ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Ca-reers in the Chemical Sciences for her successful efforts in establishing scholarshipsfor underrepresented young women and as a mentor for encouraging and advancingthe professional development of women.
 
The WCC is excited to be continuing our participation with the Chemical Entrepre-neurship Council (CEC), in order to provide the resources and skills necessary for chemists to form sustainable businesses. At New Orleans, the WCC, as a member of CEC, is proud to support a multitude of programming, workshops and events targetedto entrepreneurs (and would
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be entrepreneurs). This includes a joint effort by BMGTand YCC to both teach how to construct a business plan and value proposition for research and innovation, as well as compete for funding prizes later in the week.Joint efforts with the Chemical Angels Network, a joint networking reception, andWCC's own Branding Yourself working breakfast help round out efforts to connectchemists with the tools, people and funding needed to move their R&D to the nextlevel.
 
Judy Cohen
 
Chair’s Message
 
ACS Recognizes Rachel Carson’s
Silent Spring for LandmarkContribution to Chemistry2WCC Roadmap for New Orleans 3Successful Women in ChemistrySeries
2012 WCC Rising Stars42013 Women Chemist CommitteeRising Star Award WinnersAnnounced6Memorial Gifts Honor ACS Member 6Fall 2012 Meeting Highlights
 
7Spring 2012 Breakfast9The Stories of the Garvan MedalWinners10WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Awards
 
10WCC Award Announcements 11Networking 12
 Inside this issue
 
American Chemical Society
Women Chemists Commiee
 
 NEWSLETTER NEWSLETTER NEWSLETTER
 
Spring 2013
 
Leaders in Aracng, Developing, Promong, and Advocang for Women in the Chemical Sciences
 
Women Chemists Commiee wcc@acs.org hp://womenchemists.sites.acs.org/
 
American Chemical Society, 1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036
 
Chair’s Message
 
ACS Recognizes Rachel Carson’s
Silent Spring for LandmarkContribution to Chemistry2WCC Roadmap for New Orleans 3Successful Women in ChemistrySeries
2012 WCC Rising Stars42013 Women Chemist CommitteeRising Star Award WinnersAnnounced6Memorial Gifts Honor ACS Member 6Fall 2012 Meeting Highlights
 
7Spring 2012 Breakfast9The Stories of the Garvan MedalWinners10WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Awards
 
10WCC Award Announcements 11Networking 12
 Inside this issue
 
 
Page 2
 
 ACS Recognizes Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring for Landmark Contribution to Chemistr
 
Rachel Carson’s 1962 classic, Silent Spring — a book that forever changed the way society and science relate to the world around us —was recognized as a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society on Oct. 26 during the Rachel CarsonLegacy Conference at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
 
“Rachel Carson could not have imagined that her words and ideaswould so profoundly change the way modern Americans think today,”said Nancy B. Jackson, Ph.D., immediate past
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president of ACS.“Silent Spring presented a new perspective on humans’ role in theworld around them, and the quality, rigor and compelling tone of her book caught the attention of readers nationwide, including policymakers and journalists at the highest levels of influence. Silent Springled to a paradigm shift of great significance that set the stage for themore sustainable science we practice today.”
 
On behalf of ACS, Jackson presented a plaque honoring Carson’sSilent Spring to Wenying Xu, Ph.D., vice president of academic af-fairs for Chatham University.
 
 A Springdale, Pa., native, Carson was a life
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long naturalist with scien-tific degrees from Chatham University (formerly Pennsylvania Collegefor Women) and the Johns Hopkins University. Silent Spring, writtenby Carson in 1962, caused national controversy by challenging thewidespread indiscriminate use of agricultural pesticides that wascommon at the time and arguing for stricter governmental regulationsof chemicals. The years following the publication of Silent Spring sawthe establishment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency andthe passing of numerous laws protecting the environment and humanhealth, including a ban on domestic use of DDT in 1972 due to itswidespread overuse and harmful impact on the environment.
 
Carson’s ecological perspective — a belief in the interconnectivity of insects, birds, animals and mankind with the environment — provideda new framework of understanding where humanity is not the center of life on Earth, but a part of nature. Her work has had profound impli-cations on the practice of chemistry, including the advent of greenchemistry, and the design, development and implementation of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of substances hazardous to human health and the envi-ronment.The ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement presented apanel during the conference titled, “The Impact of Silent Spring —Fifty Years of Chemistry Practice.” Panelists discussed perspectiveson the evolution of the practice of chemistry in academic, industrialand public arenas over the last 50 years. ACS established the National Historic Chemical Landmarks programin 1992 to recognize seminal events in the history of chemistry and toincrease awareness of the contributions of chemistry to the well
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beingof society. Other events recognized through this program have in-cluded the home and laboratory of Joseph Priestley, discoverer of oxygen and other gases, who moved from Great Britain to Pennsylva-nia in 1794; the development of diagnostic test strips by Al and HelenFree, which today help millions of diabetics to self 
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monitor and man-age their diseases; and the pioneering work of Alice Hamilton, whoseexperiences with Chicago’s immigrant workers in the early 1900s ledto the origins of occupational hygiene and medicine. For more infor-mation about the program, visitwww.acs.org/landmarks.
Keith Lindblom
 
Nancy B. Jackson, Ph.D., Immediate
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past President of the AmericanChemical Society, presents the National Historic Chemical Landmarkplaque to Wenying Xu, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs for Chatham University.
   P   h  o   t  o  c  o  u  r   t  e  s  y   C   h  a   t   h  a  m   U  n   i  v  e  r  s   i   t  y
 
 WCCRoadmap forNewOrleans
 
WCC Women in the Chemical Enter-  prise
Breakfast 
(Ticketed Event)
 
7:30 am – 9:00 am Hilton Riverside,Versailles Ballroom
 
WCC Rising Star Symposium
 
Sponsored by WCC; Cosponsored by ANYL,COLL, INOR, MEDI, ORGN, PHYS
 
9:15 am–11:40 am • Hilton Riverside,Rosedown
 
Women Chemists of Color Forum and Social 
 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm • Hilton River-side, Melrose Room
 
WCC Rising Star Symposium
 
Sponsored by WCC; Cosponsored by ANYL,COLL, INOR, MEDI, ORGN, PHYS
 
1:15 pm–3:45 am • Hilton Riverside,Rosedown
 
WCC ‘Just Say Cocktails’ Receptionand Open Session
 
4:00 pm–5:00 pm • Hilton Riverside,Melrose
 
WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award Poster Session and Reception
 
11:00 am 12:00 pm Hilton River-side, Grand Ballroom Room D
 
WCC Luncheon
(Ticketed Event)
 
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Hilton River-side, Grand Ballroom, Room D
 
Women Chemists of Color in Industry 
 
Sponsored by PROF; Cosponsored by SCHB andWCC
 
1:00 pm – 4:25 pm • Morial Conven-tion Center, Room 255
 
 ACS Award for Encouraging Womeninto Careers in the Chemical Sciences:Symposium in Honor of Heather C. Allen
 
Sponsored by COLL and PHYS; Cosponsored byWCC
 
8:30 am – 12:05 am Hilton Riverside,Grand Salon, D24
 
 ACS Award for Encouraging Womeninto Careers in the Chemical Sciences:Symposium in Honor of Heather C. Allen
 
Sponsored by COLL and PHYS; Cosponsored byWCC
 
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Hilton Riverside,Grand Salon, D24
 
Events Schedule
Monday, April 8
 
Wednesday, April 10
 
Tuesday, April 9
 
WCC Luncheon(Ticketed Event)
 
Tuesday, April 9, 12:00 pm—1:30 pm
 
Hilton Riverside,
Versailles Ballroom
 
Keynote Speaker 
 
Susan Kauzlarich, Ph.D.
 
Regents Professor of Chemistry, University of California
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Davis
 
“Making Connections, Having Fun, and Being Inspired: My Journey From Student to Pro-fessor.” 
 
Sponsored by the Francis P. Garvan
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John M. Olin Medal Endowment, the 2013 Garvan
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Olin Medal is presented by the American Chemical Society to Dr. Sue B. Clark for seminalcontributions to understanding chemistry governing behavior of actinides in the environ-ment, and tireless efforts to bring gender diversity to university chemistry departments.
 
Susan Kauzlarich,Ph.D.
 
245th ACS National Meeting
New Orleans, LA
 
Women Chemist Committee
 

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