CMA Symposia and events at 2019 Fall ACS Meeting in San Diego

August 25
CMA is co-sponsoring a symposium with the Environmental Chemistry (ENVR) technical division entitled “Water, Health, and Environmental Justice in Marginalized Communities”.
Location: Room 28E, San Diego Convention Center
Date & Time: Sunday, Aug 25 8:00 AM
Duration: 4 hours

August 26
CMA Luncheon, featuring Dr. Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, Assistant Professor, University of Utah. Whittaker-Brooks, a materials chemist, who is featured among in C&EN’s 2019 Talented Twelve for her work in sustainable power, exploring a variety of materials to bolster electronic devices, including solar cells and batteries. Dr. Whittaker-Brooks will speak on “Addressing the disparity between being a non-traditional student and the guidelines imposed by contemporary research in STEM.”
Location: Indigo Ballroom AE, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Date & Time: Monday, Aug 26 11:15 AM
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

August 27
CMA is co-sponsoring a symposium with the Environmental Chemistry (ENVR) technical division entitled “Water, Health, and Environmental Justice in Marginalized Communities”
Location: Exhibit Hall B, San Diego Convention Center
Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 27 5:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours

Aug. 27th
CMA is co-sponsoring a symposium with the Computers in Chemistry (COMP) technical division entitled “Elucidating Reaction Mechanisms with Computational and Experimental Chemistry”
Location: Aqua Salon C, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 27 1:00 PM
Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes

CMA Events at the 2019 Spring National ACS Meeting in Orlando

Sponsored/ Co-sponsored, or Organized by CMA

Sunday, March 31

1:00 pm – 4:45 pm Here We Are: Leading & Emerging Black Chemists in Analytical Chemistry
ANYL, CMA, CTA, MPPG
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando Ballroom

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Leadership & Inclusive Excellence in STEM: Impact of Teacher- Scholars on Diversity
PROF, CMA, WCC
Hilton Orlando, Orange G

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm ACS Diversity Reception
Hilton Orlando, Florida 2/3

Monday, April 1

8:30 am – 11:40 am Therapeutic Developments in Health Disparities
MEDI, CMA
Orange County Convention Center, W331A

11:30 am – 1:30 pm CMA Luncheon
Speaker: Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Arizona
University, Jani C. Ingram, Ph.D.
Hilton Orlando, Orange D

9:00 am – 4:20 pm LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium
Partnered by CMA, CWD, WCC, YCC, PROF, and several others.
Hilton Orlando, Orange A

Tuesday, April 2

7:30 am – 9:00 am C&EN and GRC Power Hour on Diversity
WCC, CMA, ACS Diversity Programs
Hilton Orlando, Lake Mizell A/B

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium
Hilton Orlando, Orange A

Diversity Road Map

Water Insecurity and Equality Symposium #ACSBOSTON #ChemDiversity

Monday 8/20/2018, 8-11:30 AM,
Location: Room 162A, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Safe water challenges, i.e., aging infrastructure, threats to potable freshwater sources, plumbing- and private-well contaminants, faced by minority, economically disadvantaged and deindustrialized communities, and communities burdened with legacy-contamination. Solutions such as nanophotonics and waste product reuse are presented, along with the barriers which must be overcome, and the need for the development of low-cost technologies.

  • Enhanced purified water production by artificial phototropic solar vapor generator based on nanophotonic hydrogel, presenter: Ximen He
  • Functionalized biochar for removal of discarded prescription drugs, presenter: Luis C Fernandez
  • Selective microbial control in drinking water systems using bacteriophages conjugated with superparamagnetic nanoparticles, presenter: Pingfeng Yu
  • Addressing contributory factors in the dissolution of heavy metals from zinc coated iron water supply pipes with flow conditions typical of developing countries, presenter: Deepika Bhaskar
  • Assessment of water quality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, presenter: Fernando L Rosario
  • Challenges faced by private well owners inthe aftermath of the 2016 Louisiana floods, presenter: Adrienne Katner
  • Study for a low-cost alternative to treat water on an island off the southeastern Brazilian coast, presenter: David Charles Meissner
  • Evaluation of a silver-embedded ceramic tablet as secondary point-of-use water purification technology in Darbonne, Leogane, Haiti, presenter: Marion Nonglaton

Renee Horton Ph.D., NASA Engineer and CMA Luncheon Speaker

photo of Dr. Renee HortonThe featured speaker for our 2018 Fall ACS CMA Luncheon is Dr. Renee Horton, Space Launch System (SLS) Lead Metallic/Weld Engineer in the NASA Residential Management Office at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Many SLS parts — including the SLS core stage — are made of metal, including the largest rocket fuel tank ever built, and metallic materials and welding are my areas of expertise. As an engineer at Michoud Assembly Facility, she leads the team that is building metal rocket parts to withstand the extreme forces of launch and space travel. Designed to enable deep-space exploration, the SLS system will be the largest, most powerful rocket ever built and will be instrumental in sending the first human beings to Mars. Dr. Horton’s love of math was noticed by her father and encouraged her to earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University. Dr. Horton is the first African American, and first in her family, to earn a doctorate in material science, with a concentration in physics, from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. In 2016, Dr. Horton was elected President of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) as the second woman to hold the office. She has served the physics community abroad as a member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Women in Physics Working Group and currently serves on several advisory boards dedicated to a more diverse inclusion in physics. In 2017, she was elevated to a Fellow in the NSBP, which is the highest honor bestowed upon a member. Renee has spoken all over the world including South Africa, Brazil, South Korea, Canada, and Mexico, and is the author of “Dr. H Explores the Universe,” “Dr. H and her Friends,” and “Dr. H Explores the ABCs.” We are excited to have Dr. Horton share her science and personal story as a bald, hard-of-hearing, former college dropout and mother of three that breaks the white male scientist stereotype as our Fall Luncheon speaker.

The CMA Luncheon will be Monday, August 20, 2018, 11:30am- 1:30pm, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Constitution B.
This is a ticketed event. There may be tickets available for purchase at the door just before the event. Cost: $50.

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.