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

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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

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

Advancing Undergraduate Research symposium in San Francisco

We have information about our upcoming Committee on Minority Affairs symposium entitled, “Advancing Undergraduate Research Symposium in San Francisco”! Here are the times for our symposium. This symposium is primarily sponsored by the CHED division, thanks to all those involved in planning and supporting!

All talks will be in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Nob Hill C.

Tuesday April, 04, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
1:30-5:30pm

and

Wednesday, April, 05, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

You can view the individual talks by logging in here:
https://ep70.eventpilot.us/web/page.php?page=HomeCustomIntHtml&project=ACS17SPRING&id=customhome

Symposium Overview: Social & Chemical Science of Diversity Equity

by Srikant Iyer, Dontarie Stallings, Rigoberto Hernandez

The Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE) organized the Social & Chemical Science Diversity Equity Symposium to showcase the extensive actions carried out by chemistry departments as a result of participation in the National Diversity Equity Workshops (NDEWs) staged biennially since 2011, and to discuss the barriers and solutions that have been elaborated by the social science community.

During NDEWs, leading diversity experts present their pertinent peer-reviewed research with chemistry department chairs through presentations and panel discussions. Department chairs and their representatives generate practical policies and procedures aimed at reducing inequities faced by individuals from underrepresented groups (URGs) within the chemistry community.

The symposium at the ACS Philadelphia National Meeting followed the blueprint of OXIDE’s NDEWs. It featured social and physical scientists discussing their findings regarding barriers faced by URGs and solutions for overcoming barriers. Dr. Srikant Iyer, a member of the OXIDE team, summarized the structure and outcomes of past NDEWs. Dr. Michelle Francl (Bryn Mawr College) discussed the need for diversity and it’s significance in improving intellectual capital. Sara Prince (McKinsey & Company) presented an evidence-based study, at the industrial level, demonstrating how diversity at leadership positions correlates to higher profit margins, emphasizing the essential roles of departmental leaders. Dr. Karen Fleming (Johns Hopkins U.) addressed unconscious bias (as one of the biases) and its effect on hiring, retention and promotion of women. Dr. Sandra Laursen (U. Colorado, Boulder) discussed how professional climates within departments affect graduate student’s interests in pursuing faculty positions. Dr. Karl Booksh (U. of Delaware) detailed the pipeline issues faced by students with disabilities and initiatives that needed to improve the climate and foster inclusive professional climates. As a part of the policy and procedural outcomes of the NDEWs, one of the centerpieces of the symposium were the presentations delivered by Dr. Nicole Sampson (Dept. Chair, Stony Brooke University) and Dr. William Tolman (Chair, Dept. Chemistry, Univ. of Minnesota). Both department chairs are active participants at the NDEWs and they elaborated on the efforts they have made to implement recommendations learned from NDEW workshops within their respective departments. Drs. Sampson and Tolman have implemented policies that focus on improving their department’s climate, promoting diverse hiring, effective promotion/retention of URG faculties, and initiatives to improve inclusive excellence. Overall, the symposium highlighted vectors that are essential for advancing of policies and procedures to generate a more diverse and inclusive professional climate.

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:

ddp-roadmap-for-public-poster-Philly-16

Excellent Chemistry Through Inclusion: CMA-supported symposia in Philadelphia

Social and Chemical Science of Diversity Equity-Invited,Oral
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

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

New Trends in Organometallic Chemistry Leading to Organic Synthesis-Invited, Oral
Sponsored by ORGN, Cosponsored by CMA‡ and INOR