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:


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

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
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.

Diversity Programs Roadmap

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2015 ACS Fall National Meeting, Boston

Sunday, August 16

8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Committee on Chemists with Disabilities (CWD) Open Meeting
Boston Sheraton, Commonwealth

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Committee on Minority Affairs (CMA) Open Meeting
Boston Sheraton, Republic B

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) Open Session
Boston Sheraton, Back Bay C

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Committee on Technician Affairs (CTA) Open Meeting
Boston Sheraton, Independence West

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
ACS Diversity Reception – Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Committee on Chemists with Disabilities and the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Boston Sheraton, Independence West

Monday, August 17

7:30 am – 9:00 am
Women Chemist Committee Women (WCC) in the Chemical Enterprise Breakfast
Boston Sheraton, Commonwealth

10:00 am – 11:30 am
Women Chemists of Color (WCOC) Social
Boston Sheraton, Commonwealth

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Committee on Minority Affairs (CMA) & Corporate Associates (CA) Luncheon Honoring ACS Scholars 20th Anniversary (Ticketed Event)
Boston Sheraton, Republic A/B

Tuesday, August 18

7:00 am – 9:30 am
Silver Circle Breakfast (Ticketed Event)
Boston Sheraton, Republic A/B

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award Poster Session and Reception
Boston Sheraton, Republic A/B

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Women Chemists Committee (WCC) Luncheon (Ticketed Event)
Boston Sheraton, Republic A/B

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Women Chemists Committee (WCC) ‘Just Cocktails’ Reception & Open Meeting
Westin Boston Waterfront, Stone

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Presidential LGBT Reception
Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Plaza Ballroom C

Presenting at ACS Boston? Toot Your Horn!

Are you presenting a poster or talk at the Fall 2015 ACS Meeting in Boston? Follow ChemDiversity on LinkedIn for professional networking, and add a comment the ACS Boston discussion on our LinkedIn page to tell us the title of your presentation and when it will be presented.

Why? We want to promote visibility, facilitate networking with, and celebrate chemists who are underrepresented minorities. And we need your help to do it!