CMA Events at the 2018 Fall National ACS Meeting in Boston

Sponsored or Organized by CMA:

CMA Committee Meeting
Location: Back Bay C, Sheraton Boston Hotel
Date & Time: Sunday, Aug 19 7:30 AM
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

ENVR: Emerging Challenges in the Era of Drinking Water Insecurity & Inequality & the Search for Low-Cost Solutions
Location: Room 162A, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Organizers: Patrick Gordon, Adrienne Katner, Jerry Sarquis
Date & Time: Monday, Aug 20 8:00 AM
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Nominal Cosponsor: CMA

CMA Luncheon (ticketed event)
Location: Constitution B, Sheraton Boston Hotel
Date & Time: Monday, Aug 20 11:30 AM
Duration: 2 hours
Featured Speaker: Rene Horton, Ph.D, Space Launch System (SLS) Lead Metallic/Weld Engineer in the NASA Residential Management Office at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans

ENVR: Emerging Challenges in the Era of Drinking Water Insecurity & Inequality & the Search for Low-Cost Solutions
Organizers: Patrick Gordon, Adrienne Katner, Jerry Sarquis
Location: Exhibit Hall B2/C, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 22 6:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours


CMA is Co-sponsoring these Events:
PROF: Importance of LGBTQ+ Role Models & Mentors in Chemical Sciences: A Symposium in honor of Barbara Belmont
Location: Mann 1/2, Aloft Boston Seaport
Date & Time: Sunday, Aug 19 1:30 PM
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Cooperative Cosponsor: PRES
Nominal Cosponsors: CMA, WCC

PRES: Growing with Project SEED: 50 years and 10,000+ Students
Location: Back Bay D, Sheraton Boston Hotel
Date & Time: Monday, Aug 20 8:30 AM
Duration: 3 hours
Nominal Cosponsors: AGFD, AGRO, ANYL, BIOL, BMGT, CA, CARB, CCS, CHED, CINF, CMA, COLL, CPT, CTA, CWD, ENFL, ENVR, HIST, I&EC, IAC, LSAC, ORGN, PROF, SCHB, SOCED, WCC, YCC
Financial Cosponsor: ACS Project SEED; ACS Publications Division; Chemical Abstracts Service


Other Activities, Events, Presentation of Interest to the Diversity and Inclusion Community:

Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board Meeting
Location: Beacon E, Sheraton Boston Hotel
Date & Time: Friday, Aug 17 8:00 AM
Duration: 8 hours

Project SEED Open Meeting
Location: Public Garden, Sheraton Boston Hotel
Date & Time: Sunday, Aug 19 8:00 AM
Duration: 1 hour

PROF: Women of Color in the Academy: Empirical Studies & Models of Success
Location: Mann 1/2, Aloft Boston Seaport
Date & Time: Sunday, Aug 19 8:30 AM
Duration: 4 hours 10 minutes
Organizers: Gloria Thomas, Linette Watkins, Zakiya Wilson, Leyte Winfield
Presiders: Zakiya Wilson, Gloria Thomas
Nominal Cosponsors: CHED, WCC

ACS Diversity Reception
Location: Back Bay B, Sheraton Boston Hotel
Date & Time: Sunday, Aug 19 5:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours

Women Chemists of Color Networking
Location: Commonwealth, Sheraton Boston Hotel
Date & Time: Monday, Aug 20 9:30 AM
Duration: 2 hours

PROF: Broadening Participation in STEM: Empirical Studies & Models of Success
Location: Mann 1, Aloft Boston Seaport
Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 21 8:00 AM
Duration: 4 hours
Nominal Cosponsors: CHED, MAC, WCC

PROF: Broadening Participation in STEM: Empirical Studies & Models of Success
Location: Mann 1, Aloft Boston Seaport
Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 21 1:00 PM
Duration: 3 hours 40 minutes
Nominal Cosponsors: CHED, MAC, WCC

PROF: Exploring the “Nano”: Leveraging Unique Abilities
Location: NE Lobby A – Level 1, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Date & Time: Wednesday, Aug 22 1:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes


Presentations by CMA members:
Dawood Afzal: ANYL 184 poster: Cellulose nano-composites nanostructure characterized by terahertz reconstructive imaging and spectroscopy
Dawwod Afzal: ANYL 185 poster: Chemically modified cellulose nano-composites for strong UV reflection and hydrophobicity
Kishore Bagga: CHED 116 talk: Hands-on preparation of aromatic Indian dishes as a way to discuss chemistry and then eat the products
Shanadeen Begay: COMP 393 sci-mix poster: Computational studies of the role of distal residues in human phosphoglucose isomerase catalysis
Barbara Belmont: PROF 14 talk: Surpassing advocacy: Gaining momentum through mentoring the LGBTQ+ STEM community
Benny Chan: CHED 247 undergrad poster: Nickel and ruthenium complexes of primary amido-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligands
Benny Chan: INOR 679 poster: Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of nickel complexes of primary amido-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligands
Patrick Gordon: CHED 52 poster: Exploring exponential decay using limited resources
Patrick Gordon: Co-Organizer ENVR: Emerging Challenges in the Era of Drinking Water Insecurity & Inequality & the Search for Low-Cost Solutions
Christopher Hobbs: CHED 338 undergrad poster: Thio-bromo click chemistry as a tool for the preparation of ROMP-based degradable gels
Christopher Hobbs: CHED 339 undergrad poster: Post-polymerization click reactions facilitated by mechanochemistry
Mary Jo Ondrechen: COMP 356 poster: Computational prediction and functional annotation of enzymes in the haloacid dehalogenase superfamily
Mary Jo Ondrechen: COMP 369 poster: Identifying catalytic features of enzymes to enhance or alter their function
Mary Jo Ondrechen: COMP 375 poster: Characterization of cellulose digesting proteins found in shipworm symbionts
Mary Jo Ondrechen: COMP 381 poster: Cyclic disulfide compounds stabilize SOD1 dimers
Mary Jo Ondrechen: COMP 393 poster: Computational studies of the role of distal residues in human phosphoglucose isomerase catalysis
Mary Jo Ondrechen: TOXI 59 poster: Determining the basis of E. coli DinB and human pol kappa DNA damage specificity
R. Lee Penn: COLL 86 talk: Characterizing formation, growth, dissolution, and transformation of nanocrystals in suspensions
R. Lee Penn: GEOC 41 talk: Iron oxides in reactive systems: Growth, dissolution, and beyond
Jerry Sarquis: Co-Organizer ENVR: Emerging Challenges in the Era of Drinking Water Insecurity & Inequality & the Search for Low-Cost Solutions

Browse the meeting planner for more!

Younger Chemists Committee Activities
Women Chemists Committee Activities

Stan Israel Award Symposium–Monday March 19, 8:00 a.m.

The CMA encourages our friends and colleagues will join us for our outstanding lineup of speakers at the How to Foster Diversity in the Chemical Sciences Symposium at 8-11am in the Grand Salon B Sec 7, Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Professor Pannell
Since arriving at U. T. El Paso Professor Pannell has personally mentored ~120 UG students in his organometallic research laboratory, resulting in >120 articles published with UG coauthors in the International refereed literature. Of these students, ~50% continued their studies to the graduate level at a range of Universities in the USA. Alumni from his group hold, or have held, faculty positions at a range of US Universities and Colleges, including Harvard; Princeton; Oklahoma State, U. Tennessee; U. T. El Paso, Calpoly, etc. His research program has been continuously funded by external sources such as PRF, NSF, NIH, Welch Foundation, NATO, etc.
In addition to this personal research mentoring, in his role as Director of the NIH Minority Access to Research Careers Program (MARC) (now titled the more politically correct “Maximizing Access to Research Careers) he has mentored a further 200 UG students of whom ~60% have continued on to Ph.D. studies and degrees.
Pannell has been served on several ACS committees, currently on CPRC, and has been the general chair, or related responsibilities, for four SW Regional Meetings of the ACS in El Paso TX. He is the recipient of the Stanley C. Israel SW Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences, the ACS Award for Research in an Undergraduate Institution and is a Fellow of the ACS.
He is currently the President Elect of the Texas Academy of Science, http://www.texasacademyofscience.org/ and for 30 years has hosted a weekly Public Radio program Science Studio, https://ktep.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/podcasts/23/rss.xml for which he received the 1992 Texas Public Health Association Media Award.

Prof. Susan Olesik
Susan Olesik received her A.S. from Vincennes University B.A. from DePauw University in 1977 and her Ph.D. in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, under the auspices of James W. Taylor in field of analytical mass spectrometry. She was a postdoctoral fellow for Milos Novotny at Indiana University from 1982-1984 and for Tomas Baer at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill from 1984-1986. She has been a faculty member at The Ohio State University since 1986, being promoted to Associate Professor in 1992 and Professor in 1997. She is currently the Dow Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She continues as the Director of the Ohio House of Science and Engineering (OHSE), a K-16 science outreach center.
Her awards include: 2017 The Analytical Scientist top mentor award, 2016 one of the Top 50 women in Analytical Sciences, 2015 The Analytical Scientist -100 Most Influential Analytical Scientists, ACS 2014 Helen M Free Award for Public Outreach, 2014 ACS Award in Chromatography, 2012 AAAS Fellow, 2010 OSU Building Bridges Excellence Award, 2009 ACS Fellow, 2008 ACS National Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences; 2008 Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences; OSU Alumni Association Heinlen Award-2006; 2005 Columbus Technical Council (CTC) Technical Person of the Year; 2004 ACS, Columbus Section Award for Outstanding Achievement & Promotion of Chemical Sciences; 2000 AWISCO Woman in Science Award; and a commendation from NASA for Contributing GC Column to Cassini- Huygen’s probe.
She is most known for research in three areas of separation science – Enhanced-fluidity Liquid Chromatography and nanoscale materials for chromatographic as well as mass spectrometric applications. Recent areas of study include studies of biologically relevant compounds and improving in efficiency in separation science and ionization efficiency in surface assisted laser desorption ionization (SALDI) using nanoparticle and nanofiber arrays and devices.

Prof. Javier Vela
Dr. Javier Vela is an associate professor of chemistry at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He was born in Xalapa, Mexico, and grew up in Cuernavaca and Xalapa. He received his B.S. with Honors from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2001. He obtained M.S. and Ph.D. degrees working with Prof. Patrick L. Holland at the University of Rochester in 2003 and 2005, respectively. Before joining Iowa State in 2009, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Chicago from 2005 to 2006, and a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies from 2007 to 2009. Trained as a synthetic inorganic and materials chemist, Dr. Vela’s current research focuses on the development of new nanostructured and optical materials for applications in chemical catalysis, energy conversion, and biological imaging. For his research and service work, he has received the LAS Institutional Service Award in 2017, the IUPAC Young Observer award in 2017, the Big XII Faculty Fellowship in 2017, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Advancing One Community Faculty Award in 2017, the Midwest Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences in 2014, the LAS Early Achievement in Research Faculty Award in 2014, thre LAS Diversity Award in 2013, the NSF CAREER Award in 2013, the Top 40 Under 40 by Hispanic Engineering recognition in 2011, the LANL Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2007, and the ACS Inorganic Young Investigator Award in 2006. He also serves as Equity Advisor for the ISU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) for the period 2015-2018.

Prof. Daniel Rabinovich
Dr. Rabinovich obtained his undergraduate (B.S.) degree from the Catholic University in Lima (Peru) and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Columbia University in 1994. After postdoctoral work at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, he joined the Department of Chemistry at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he is now a Professor of Chemistry. His research interests are in synthetic and structural inorganic, bioinorganic, and organometallic chemistry, documented in some 60 peer-reviewed publications. He is a regular contributor to Chemistry International, the IUPAC bimonthly newsmagazine and he was the recipient of the 2013 Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences (Southeastern Region).

Prof. Zaida C. Morales-Martinez
A Florida International University Chemistry Emeritus Professor, was born and raised in Naranjito, Puerto Rico, obtained a BS in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Campus and later an MS in Analytical Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University. Zaida’s teaching career expands for 47 years: starting at her own alma mater in Puerto Rico, moving to Florida State University, University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and her last 30 years at Florida International University in Miami from where she retired in 2003 receiving the Distinguished Service Medallion at graduation ceremonies. Zaida joined the ACS in 1963, has been a Councilor for the Florida and South Florida Section since 1987, participating in various appointed and elected national committees. She was an instrumental member of the ACS President’s Task Force that established the ACS Minority Programs Office, the Committee on Minority Affairs (founding committee member) and the ACS Scholars Program in 1992. Zaida has been the ACS Scholars Program Mentoring Consultant since 1999. Over the year’s she has received numerous teaching and mentoring awards. In 2004, the ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences; the ACS Board of Directors Volunteer Service Award to the American Chemical Society in 2004 ; and the Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences in the Southeast Region in 2017 .

Prof. J. V. Ortiz
J. V. Ortiz was born in Bethpage, New York in 1956 and attended public schools in Plainview, New York until 1973. After obtaining a B.S. in Chemistry with High Honors at the University of Florida in 1976, he began graduate work in the Quantum Theory Project of the same university and completed his dissertation in 1981 under the supervision of Yngve Öhrn, earning a Ph.D. in Chemistry with a certificate in Chemical Physics. After two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University with William Lipscomb and at Cornell University with Roald Hoffman, he spent thirteen years at the University of New Mexico. In December, 1996, he joined the Chemistry Department of Kansas State University and was named a University Distinguished Professor in April, 2004. He became the first Ruth W. Molette Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University in August, 2006 and simultaneously began serving as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Dr. Ortiz has taught a variety of topics, from basic chemistry for nontechnical majors to advanced methods of quantum mechanics. He supervises a research group of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that specializes in his area of research, quantum chemistry. This field is concerned with the prediction and explanation of the properties of atoms, molecules and solids using computers, principles of physics and mathematical methods. His group is engaged in the derivation and programming of new quantum mechanical methods for calculating molecular spectra. A special emphasis has been the development of ab initiopropagator theories which combine the rigor of many-body formalisms with chemically perspicuous orbital concepts.

Prof. Steven A. Lopez
Steven graduated from New York University in 2006 with a B.S. in Chemistry. During that time, he worked with Prof. James W. Canary to synthesize chirpotical switches as mercury detectors. His Ph.D. work focused on using computational chemistry (DFT, MD, QM/MM) to model chemical reactions in solution and charge transport in organic solids. After his Ph.D., he worked alongside Prof. Alan Aspuru-Guzik as a Department of Energy EERE postdoctoral fellow, and joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at Northeastern University in August 2017. His research group uses QM, MD, and machine learning techniques to identify underlying structure-property relationships between the ground and excited states of organic molecules and rationally designing molecular targets in photomedicine and organic electronics. Steven is also the faculty advisor for the Northeastern University chapter of the Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering.

Exciting CMA events at the ACS national meeting

SYMPOSIA OF INTEREST:
LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium (see PROF, Sun, Mon)
SOCIAL EVENTS:
Social Hour, 5:00 PM: Sun
Luncheon, 11:30 AM: Mon
BUSINESS MEETINGS:
Business Meeting, 7:30 AM: Sun

SUNDAY MORNING

LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium
Emerging Applications of Organic & Biochemistry: Soil Science, Biomaterials & Synthesis
Sponsored by PROF, Cosponsored by ANYL‡, BIOL‡, BIOT, CHED, CMA, COLL, COMP‡, CWD, ENVR, INOR‡, MEDI‡, ORGN, PHYS‡, PMSE‡, POLY‡, PRES‡, WCC and YCC
SUNDAY AFTERNOON

LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium
Experimental & Computational Frontiers in Inorganic & Materials Chemistry
Sponsored by PROF, Cosponsored by ANYL‡, BIOL‡, BIOT, CHED, CMA, COLL, COMP‡, CWD, ENVR, INOR‡, MEDI‡, ORGN, PHYS‡, PMSE‡, POLY‡, PRES‡, WCC and YCC
MONDAY MORNING
Section A
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Grand Salon B Sec 7
How to Foster Diversity in the Chemical Sciences
Lessons Learned & Taught Through the Stories of Recipients of the Stanley C. Israel Award
Cosponsored by PROF and WCC
J. L. Sarquis, Organizer
D. Afzal, R. Joseph, Organizers, Presiding
8:00 Introductory Remarks.
8:05 1. Supporting university and K-12 students through outreach program. S.J. Olesik, J. Caton
8:25 2. Success in mentoring and training minority undergraduate scientists to Ph.D. degrees. K.H. Pannell
8:45 3. Diversity and inclusion in chemistry teaching and research: Some personal challenges and opportunities. D. Rabinovich
9:05 4. Nine years in the Midwest: A new beginning? J. Vela
9:25 Intermission.
9:40 5. Diversity and excellence: Advice for department chairmen. J.V. Ortiz
10:00 6. The Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering: Empowering graduate students. S.A. Lopez
10:20 7. Diversity: The key to excellence in chemistry. E.A. Nalley
10:40 8. My path for fostering diversity. Z.C. Morales Martinez
11:00 Concluding Remarks.
MONDAY AFTERNOON

LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium
Sponsored by PROF, Cosponsored by ANYL, BIOL, BIOT, CHED, CMA, COLL, COMP, CWD, ENVR, INOR, MEDI, ORGN, PHYS, PMSE, POLY, WCC and YCC

CMA Events at the Spring 2018 ACS National Meeting in New Orleans

Sponsored or organized by CMA:

Monday, March 19 8:00 AM
How to Foster Diversity in the Chemical Sciences:
Lessons Learned & Taught Through the Stories of Recipients of the Stanley C. Israel Award
Location: Grand Salon B Sec 7, Hilton New Orleans Riverside
cosponsors: PROF, WCC

Monday, March 19 11:30 AM
CMA Luncheon (ticketed event)
Keynote Speaker: Luis Campos, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Location: St. James Ballroom, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

CMA is also cosponsoring the following events:

Sunday, Mar 18 9:00 AM
PROF: LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium: Emerging Applications of Organic & Biochemistry: Soil Science, Biomaterials & Synthesis
Location: Grand Salon D Sec 22, Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Cooperative Cosponsors: ANYL, BIOL, COMP, INOR, MEDI, PHYS, PMSE, POLY, PRES
Nominal Cosponsors: BIOT, CHED, CMA, COLL, CWD, ENVR, ORGN, WCC, YCC

Sunday, March 18 1:30 PM
PROF: LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium: Experimental & Computational Frontiers in Inorganic & Materials Chemistry
Cooperative Cosponsors: ANYL, BIOL, COMP, INOR, MEDI, PHYS, PMSE, POLY, PRES
Nominal Cosponsors: BIOT, CHED, CMA, COLL, CWD, ENVR, ORGN, WCC, YCC
Location: Grand Salon D Sec 22, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Monday, March 19 3:00 PM
PROF: LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium
Nominal Cosponsors: ANYL, BIOL, BIOT, CHED, CMA, COLL, COMP, CWD, ENVR, INOR, MEDI, ORGN, PHYS, PMSE, POLY, WCC, YCC
Location: Grand Salon D Sec 22, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Also of interest to the diversity community:

Sunday, Mar 18 5:00 PM
Diversity Reception
St. James Ballroom, Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Diversity Roadmap:

Download the Diversity Roadmap PDF to share

Nature Article: Barriers in Science

The 22February 2018 Issue of Nature (Volume 554, Page 561) reports that discrimination still exists in the STEM workplace. A poll run by the Pew Research Center, a think tank in Washington DC, surveyed more than 2,300 US adults working in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) jobs. The findings underscore the reality that, for some in the sciences, gender and race are still a barrier to success (see go.nature.com/2esrhz5).

Read the whole article here.

RIT survey for lab experiences of advisors and deaf or hard of hearing students

Dear researcher,

This email is being sent on behalf Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in regards to a survey we would like to conduct focusing on the lab research experiences of advisors and deaf or hard of hearing students. We are interested in any individual with limited or no signing ability who has advised a deaf or hard of hearing student in the last 3 years. If you fit these criteria and are willing to take part in this study, please respond to this post (augnts@rit.edu) with your preferred email address as well as the name and email address of the deaf or hard of hearing advisee with whom you worked. The survey will be sent by Dr. Austin Gehret from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT and you can expect to receive it by end of February, 2018. If you do not wish to participate, no response is needed.

The survey has been approved by RIT’s IRB office and is completely voluntary. If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your consideration.

Austin

Austin U. Gehret, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Science & Mathematics
NTID/Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-3971
augnts@rit.edu

Technical Grant Writing Workshops

The Office of Minority Health Resource Center offers University Vision, Design and Capacity (UVDC) technical grant writing workshops to provide university and health professionals with strategies to make grant proposals more competitive.

These hands-on, two-day workshops are for junior faculty, staff and college/university health professionals who are interested in community-based participatory research; committed to working with underserved populations; and want to build their institution’s capacity to compete and receive competitive grant awards.

https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=3&lvlid=100&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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

Download this Diversity Roadmap

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

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