CMA Events at the Fall 2017 National ACS Meeting in Washington DC

Sponsored or organized by CMA:

Monday, August 21, 11:30am – 1:30pm
CMA Luncheon (ticketed event, open to all who purchase a ticket),
Guest Speaker: Allison Campbell, ACS President
Independence A-D – Marriott Marquis Washington DC

Mon, Aug 21, 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Symposium
CMA: Chemistry & Culture: How Native American Chemists Impact Their Community
Eastern Market – Marriott Marquis Washington DC
Organizers: Otakuye Conroy-Ben, Joslynn Lee, Naomi Lee
Presiders: Otakuye Conroy-Ben, Naomi Lee
Cosponsored by: CHED and PROF

Wed, Aug 23, 8:15am – 11:45am
ENVR: Environmental Justice: The Role & Impact of Diversity on Environmental Stewardship
Meeting Room 12 – Renaissance Washington DC Downtown
Organizers: Armando Rivera Figueroa, Michael Santiago, Jerry Sarquis
Presiders: Armando Rivera Figueroa, Michael Santiago
Cosponsored by: CEI


Co-sponsored by CMA:

Mon, Aug 21, 8:00am – 11:25am
PROF: Ten Years & Counting: PROF’s Professional Subdivisions
Tulip – Marriott Marquis Washington DC
Organizers: Christopher Bannochie
Presiders: Christopher Bannochie
Cosponsored by: CMA, CWD, ETHX, WCC and YCC

Tue, Aug 22, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
LGBTQ+ Presidential Reception
Cosponsored by: ACS President-Elect Peter K. Dorhout, BIOL, BMGT, CARB, CEI, CELL, CEPA, CINF, CMA, COLL, CPRC, CTA, DAC, GEOC, INOR, NOGLSTP, ORGN, PA&PR, PROF, SCC & YCC


Diversity Programs Roadmap

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ACS Scholars Presenting at Fall 2017 ACS National Meeting in Washington DC

The following ACS Scholars will be presenting their research during the Fall 2017 ACS National Meeting in Washington DC. Stop by their poster and give them encouragement and feedback….

Ifeh Akano, California Polytechnic State University
CHED 260: Characterization of the mechanical stability of chemically functionalized carbon nanotubes by scanning probe microscopy, Hall D – Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Monday August 21, 2-4 pm

Rebecca Goncalves, The College of New Jersey
PHYS 424: Probing the stability of the C-terminal domain of type IV pilins under external force, Hall D – Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Wednesday August 23, 6-8 pm

David Kastner, Brigham Young University
ORGN 169: Conformational ensemble calculations of proteolytically stable β-hairpins containing bulky α,β-dehydroamino acids, Hall D – Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Sunday August 20, 5:30-7:3pm

ACS Scholars also attending, but not presenting:
Michael Cartamil
Isis Frausto
Betsy Gamboa
Ade Samuel
Aramis Smith

Employment Resources for Diversity Recruitment

Here is a curated list of websites that list chemistry employment opportunities that include diversity outreach to underrepresented minorities:

ACS Scholars presenting at Spring 2017 ACS National Meeting

Sunday April 2

9:45-10:05 AM IAC: Undergraduate research abroad… Carmel II – Hotel Nikko
Naishka Caldero Rodriguez
Oral presentation
2. La ragazza in Italia: the p-docelyoxybenzyldimethylamine oxide (pDoAO) gel as pH sensitive artificial gland

5:00-7:00 PM ACS Diversity Reception Hilton Union Square, Yosemite A&B
Lauren Dupuis
Poster

5:30-7:30 PM INOR: Coordination Chemistry: Synth. And Char. Moscone Hall D
De’Zhanae McCall-Butler
Poster
345. Synthesis, characterization, and growth kinetics of LiOH and KOH synthesized surface modified zinc oxide quantum dots

5:30-7:30 PM INOR: Undergraduate Research at the frontiers… Moscone Hall D
Maddison Casillas
Poster
440. Understanding growth behavior of alumina (Al2O3) and boehmite (AlO(OH)) nanoparticles

7:00-9:00 PM CELL: General Posters Moscone Hall D
Samantha Cobos
Poster
Understanding protein adsorption to TEMPO-oxidized cellulose microfibrils

Monday April 3:

12:00-2:00 PM CHED: Undergraduate Research Posters Moscone Hall D
Brooklynn Trujillo
Poster
547. Investigations of the effects of copper(II) on Pencillium Spinulosum chitinase activity

12:00-2:00 PM CHED: Undergraduate research posters Moscone Hall D
Desiree Fernandez
Poster
588. Experimental measurements of protein electrostatics in GFP using vibrational start effect spectroscopy

12:00-2:00 PM CHED: Undergraduate research posters Moscone Hall D
Isabella Germek
Poster
1519. Investigation of catalysts and conditions for the synthesis of hindered imines and application to the preparation of the camphor imines of hindered substituted benzylamines

12:00-2:00 PM CHED: Undergraduate Research Posters Moscone Hall D
Laura Bancroft
Poster
1489. Synthesis of photolabile T-0632 derivatives to aid GLP-1R active site exploration

12:00-2:00 PM CHED: Undergraduate Research Posters Moscone Hall D
Mireya Almaraz
Poster
1199. Identification of potentially novel antimicrobial molecules produced by isolated streptomycetes

12:00-2:00 PM CHED: Undergraduate Research Posters Moscone Hall D
Naishka Caldero Rodriguez
Poster
1166. P-docelyloxybenzyldimethylamine oxide (pDoAO) gel as pH sensitive artifical gland

12:00-2:00 PM CHED: Undergraduate Research Posters Moscone Hall D
Ty Perez
Poster
775. 3-D printed macroscopic model of an atomic force microscope

12:00-2:00 PM CHED: Undergraduate Research Posters Moscone Hall D
Soleil Worthy
Posster
366. Using SPME-GC/Ms to identify attractive odorants in the bacterial food sources of C. elegans

8:00-10:00 PM SCI-MIX Moscone Hall D
Samantha Cobos
Poster
99. Understanding protein adsorption to TEMPO-oxidized cellulose microfibrils

8:00-10:00 PM SCI-MIX Moscone Hall D
Maddison Casillas
Poster
440. Understanding growth behavior of alumina (Al2O3) and boehmite (AlO(OH)) nanoparticles

Tuesday April 4

3:30-3:50 PM PROF: REU Chemistry in Action – Student Perspectives Monterey I – Hotel Nikko
Jaime Alvarez Duque
Oral
46. Correlation between Hammett parameters and vibrational Stark effects in benzonitrile derivatives

5:30-7:30 PM ORGN: Biologically-related molecules and processes Moscone Hall D
Rebeca Roldan
Poster
546. Synthesis and analysis of propargylglycine-based derivatives as potential inhibitors of LpxC

5:30 – 7:30 PM ORGN: Molecular recognition and self-assembly Moscone Hall D
Salvador Bernardino
Poster
583. Synthesis of functionalized NHC-capped α-cyclodextrin metal complexes

6:00-8:00PM POLY: Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science Moscone Hall A
Amanda Tonnaer
Poster
449. Design and synthesis of solution processable n-channel π-conjugated polymers and device applications

6:00-8:00 PM COMP: Poster sessions Cyril Magnin I – Parc 55 San Francisco
David Dacres
Poster
266. Simulating the binding pathways of sialic acid and oseltamivir to H274Y neuraminidase with molecular dynamics simulations

Wednesday April 5

3:00-3:20 PM ORGN: Materials, Devices, and Switches Moscone 3018
Yvonne Diaz
Oral
681. Development of selective and affordable small molecule sensors for array of applications

6:00-8:00 PM PHYS: Poster session Moscone Hall D
Aaron Mena
Poster
330. Photo-Induced Phase transitions of spin-crossover nanoparticles within the thermal hyseterisis loop

7:00-9:00 PM ORGN: Physical Organic Chem: Calculations… Moscone West Hall
Andromeda Urquilla
Poster
801. Reactivity and dynamics of chlorocarbene additions to dibenzocyclooctyne

CMA at Spring 2017 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco

Monday, April 3
11:30-1:30:
Committee on Minority Affairs Luncheon
Speaker: Dr. Miyoung Chun, Executive Vice President of Scientific Programs for The Kavli Foundation
Hilton Union Square Hotel, Grand Ballroom A
sold out ticketed event

CMA co-sponsored symposia:

Sun, Apr 02
9:00am – 12:00pm
PROF*: LGBT Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Chemistry Research Symposium
Emerging Applications in Inorganic Chemistry: Energy, Materials, Catalysis & Spectroscopy
Nikko Ballroom III – Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Organizers: Michael Morris, James Nowick
Presiders: Philip Rodenbough
Cosponsored by: ANYL, BIOL, CHED, CMA, COLL, COMP, CWD, ENVR, INOR, MEDI, MPPG, ORGN, PHYS, PMSE, POLY, PRES and WCC
Financially supported by: Peter K. Dorhout (ACS President-Elect), Merck

Sun, Apr 02
1:30-4:45pm
WCC: The Importance of Role Models & Mentors in Reaching Gender Equity in Chemical Sciences: A Symposium in Honor of Judith Iriarte-Gross
Monterey II – Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Organizers: Elizabeth Nalley, Kimberly Woznack
Presiders: Elizabeth Nalley
Cosponsored by: CHED, CMA and PROF

Sun, Apr 02
1:40pm – 5:00pm
PROF*: LGBT Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Chemistry Research Symposiu
Novel Reactions, Methodologies & Syntheses in Organic Chemistry
Nikko Ballroom III – Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Organizers: Michael Morris, James Nowick
Presiders: Michelle Nolan
Cosponsored by: ANYL, BIOL, CHED, CMA, COLL, COMP, CWD, ENVR, INOR, MEDI, MPPG, ORGN, PHYS, PMSE, POLY, PRES and WCC
Financially supported by: Peter K. Dorhout (ACS President-Elect), Merck

Mon, Apr 03
9:00am – 11:40am
PROF*: LGBT Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Chemistry Research Symposium
Frontiers in Analytical & Physical Chemistry: From Atmospheric to Atomic Discoveries
Nikko Ballroom III – Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Organizers: Michael Morris, James Nowick
Presiders: Allison Mercer
Cosponsored by: ANYL, BIOL, CHED, CMA, COLL, COMP, CWD, ENVR, INOR, MEDI, MPPG, ORGN, PHYS, PMSE, POLY, PRES and WCC
Financially supported by: Peter K. Dorhout (ACS President-Elect), Merck

Mon, Apr 03
2:00pm – 5:00pm
PROF*: LGBT Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Chemistry Research Symposium
Advances in Medicinal & Biological Chemistry: From Therapeutics to Education
Nikko Ballroom III – Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Organizers: Michael Morris, James Nowick
Presiders: Red Lhota
Cosponsored by: ANYL, BIOL, CHED, CMA, COLL, COMP, CWD, ENVR, INOR, MEDI, MPPG, ORGN, PHYS, PMSE, POLY, PRES and WCC
Financially supported by: Peter K. Dorhout (ACS President-Elect), Merck

8:30am – 11:30am
CHED: ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences: Symposium in honor of Saundra Y. McGuire
Salons 3/4 – San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Organizers: Isiah Warner
Presiders: Isiah Warner
Cosponsored by: CMA and WCC

Tue, Apr 04
8:30am – 11:15am
WCC: The Importance of Role Models & Mentors in Reaching Gender Equity in Chemical Sciences: A Symposium in Honor of Judith Iriarte-Gross
Monterey II – Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Organizers: Elizabeth Nalley, Kimberly Woznack
Presiders: Ruth Woodall
Cosponsored by: CHED, CMA and PROF

Tue, Apr 04
1:30pm – 5:30pm
CHED: Advancing Undergraduate Research
Focus on Early Access to Research & Broadening Participation of Under-Represented Groups
Nob Hill C – San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Organizers: Bridget Gourley, Rebecca Jones
Presiders: Bridget Gourley
Cosponsored by: CMA, PROF, WCC and WCC
Financially supported by: Council on Undergraduate Research

Wed, Apr 05
8:30am – 12:30pm
CHED: Advancing Undergraduate Research
Nob Hill C – San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Organizers: Bridget Gourley, Rebecca Jones
Presiders: Bridget Gourley
Cosponsored by: CMA, PROF and WCC
Financially supported by: Council on Undergraduate Research



Diversity Road Map

Diversity Programming at 2016 ACS Fall National Meeting Philadelphia

CMA-organized symposium:

Mon, Aug 22, 1:15pm – 4:10pm
Social and Chemical Science of Diversity Equity, oral session
Cosponsored by CHED and PROF
R. Hernandez, Organizer
S. Iyer, D. Stallings, Organizers, Presiding
1:15 . Inclusive education at Stony Brook University.N.S. Sampson
1:35 . Enabling diversity conversations with department chairs through OXIDE.S. Iyer, D. Stallings, R. Hernandez
1:55 . Getting to Lake Wobegon: The role of departments in diversifying PhD chemistry graduates.S.L. Laursen
2:15 . Unconscious bias against women in STEM.K.G. Fleming
2:35 Intermission.
2:50 . Learning from OXIDE: Experiences of a department chair.W.B. Tolman
3:10 . Diversity matters.S. Prince
3:30 . Model(ing) chemistry departments: A computational exploration of diversity and discovery.M.M. Francl
3:50 . Pipeline for students with disabilities in post-secondary education. Where are the doctorates?.K.S. Booksh, S. Rozovsky, J. Smith

CMA-cosponsored symposia:

Mon, Aug 22, 9:30am-12:10pm
All the People, All the Paths in the Chemical Sciences
Organizers: Mary Shultz, WCC
Presiders: Mary Shultz, Laura Sremaniak
Cosponsored by: CMA, MPPG, PROF and YCC

Mon, Aug 22, 1-5 pm
Diversity & Inclusion in STEM: LGBTQ+ Safe Zone Training for the Chemistry Community
Garden Room – Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
Organized by: PROF Cosponsored by: CHED, CMA, D&I, LSAC, SCHB and YCC

Tues, Aug 23, 1-5pm
New Trends in Organometallic Chemistry Leading to Organic Synthesis
Organizers: Reni Joseph
Presiders: Madeleine Jacobs, Reni Joseph, Jerry Sarquis
Cosponsored by: CMA and INOR

Additional programming of interest to the broadening participation community, not sponsored by CMA:

Mon, Aug 22, 1:30-4:55pm
ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences: Symposium in honor of Luis A. Colon
Organizers: Diana Aga, ANYL
Presiders: Diana Aga
Cosponsored by: MPPG

Mon, Aug 22, 2-5pm
Broadening Participation in Global Chemistry Experiences: Why Engaging Diverse Chemistry Communities in Global Research is Critical
Organizers: Christopher LaPrade, PRES
Presiders: Gloria Thomas
Cosponsored by: IAC and PROF

Tuesday, Aug 23, 9:15-10:45am
Increasing Successful Awards Nominations from Underrepresented Groups – TICKETED

Diversity Road Map:

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NRMN Grant Proposal Writing & Professional Development Coaching Groups

National Research Mentoring Network Grant Proposal Writing & Professional Development Coaching Groups

Deadline Extended to May 17, 2016

Apply now for intensive grant proposal writing
coaching groups starting in July 2016!

NRMN’s grantwriting groups are more than just 1-2 day workshops! Each model is an intensive program for junior investigators to work closely with experienced faculty members and peers on National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant proposals. See details below!

NRMN-Proposal Preparation Program (P3)

Program Overview: In today’s highly competitive funding climate, the importance of strong proposal writing skills cannot be overstated. Investigators must assume that their great research ideas will be competing against a wealth of other great ideas; the proposals that ‘rise above’ are those that spark an exceptionally high level of enthusiasm in reviewers by presenting compelling arguments for not only the research’s methodologic rigor, but also the project’s anticipated impact on the field, significance for various stakeholders (patients, researchers, clinicians, investigators in different but related fields), degree of innovation, and alignment with the funding agency’s priority areas. All of these proposal features are addressed during coaching sessions within the NRMN-P3 program.

Application deadline: May 17 at midnight CDT

In-person kickoff: July 10-12 (in Minneapolis)

Online sessions: July 7, August 11, 25, September 15, 29, October 13, 27

In-person mock study session: November 17-18 (in Minneapolis)

Junior Investigators developing an NIH or NIH-style research grant proposal. Apply as a mentee.

Senior Investigators with successful NIH research grant track records wishing to coach junior investigators on grantwriting and professional development. Apply as a coach-in-training.

About NRMN

NRMN is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture within mentoring relationships, and more broadly the research workforce. The goal of the National Research Mentoring Network is to enhance the diversity of the NIH-funded research workforce.

Visit NRMN.net to learn how you can get involved!

CMA and Diversity events at Spring 2016 National ACS Meeting San Diego

Events in bold are sponsored or co-sponsored by ACS Committee on Minority Affairs. All other events are our best effort to highlight events that might be of interest to the diversity and inclusion community.

Sunday March 13, 9:30-10:30
Project SEED Open Meeting
Omni San Diego Hotel, Balboa 1

Sunday March 13, 5-7 pm
ACS Diversity Reception
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Aqua Salon D
Sponsored by the ACS Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board

Sunday March 13, 8-10pm
PRES: My Experience with & Advice for Improving Diversity in Chemistry
Hall D – San Diego Convention Center
Organizers: Debbie Crans, Donna Nelson
Cosponsored by: BIOL, CELL, CHED, CINF, COLL, COMSCI, DAC, GEOC, I&EC, INOR, MEDI, ORGN, PHYS, POLY, PROF and WCC

Monday, March 14, 8:30-11:40 am
PRES: How to Foster Diversity in the chemical Sciences: Lessons Learned & Taught brom the Stories of Recipients of the Staley C. Israel Award
Room 5A – San Diego Convention Center
Organizers: Kishore Bagga, Christopher Hobbs
Presiders: Kishore Bagga, Christopher Hobbs
Cosponsored by: CMA and PROF
Symposium Details

Monday, March 14, 10:30am-12:00pm
Women Chemists of Color Networking Event (ticketed)
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Aqua Salon A/B

Monday, March 14, 11:30am-1:30pm
CMA Luncheon (ticketed)
Speaker: Dr. Willie E. May Undersecretary for Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Sapphire Ballroom A/B

Monday, March 14, 1:30-4pm
PRES: Diversity Quantification Success?
Room 3 – San Diego Convention Center
Organizers: Debbie Crans, Donna Nelson
Presiders: Elizabeth Nalley
Cosponsored by: BIOL, CELL, CHED, CINF, COLL, COMSCI, DAC, GEOC, I&EC, INOR, MEDI, ORGN, PHYS, POLY, PROF and WCC
Symposium Details

Monday, March 14, 8-10pm
PRES: Sci-Mix
Hall D/E – San Diego Convention Center
Organizers: Debbie Crans, Donna Nelson
Sci-Mix Details

Tuesday March 15, 8:15-11:55am
Successful REU Programs
Mission Hills – Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Organizers: Linette Watkins
Presiders: Karen Buchmueller
Cosponsored by PROF, CMA, CHED

Celebrating the Success of 20 Years of ACS Scholars

In the September 7, 2015 issue of Chemical & Engineering News (Volume 93 Issue 35, p. 45, ACS Comments), Committee on Minority Affairs Chair Madeleine Jacobs shares her excitement about 20 years of the ACS Scholars Program and the impact it has had on more than 2500 underrepresented minorities pursuing their education in chemistry. Jacobs is also the Honorary Chair of the ACS Scholars 20th Anniversary Appeal, an effort that has raised $1M in donations and pledges this year to support the program.

Madeleine asked many ACS Scholars what they wanted donors to know about the program, and they told her that it…

“Changes lives, one life at a time.
Opens doors.
Provides opportunities, personally and professionally, that would not otherwise have been available.
Gives a competitive advantage by providing meaningful undergraduate research and internships.
Provides mentoring in a way that no other program does.”

Although no longer taking applications for 2015, you can find out more about the ACS Scholars Program for the next round of applications. And your donation to support the program is always welcome. No amount is too small.

Follow this link to read Madeleine’s full article. No log-in required.