GTCA Symposium at ACS Spring meeting

Michael Morris, the Chair Elect of the Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies (GTCA) of the Division of Professional Relations (PROF) is planning a symposium at the New Orleans meeting. Michael would be ecstatic to have CMA graduate student/postdoc members to participate in the symposium.

Contributed talks from graduate and postdoctoral students are sought for the LGBTQ+ Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium at the Spring ACS Meeting in New Orleans. The symposium will consist of scientific talks by LGBTQ+ graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and will conclude with a panel discussion on issues that affect LGBTQ+ students and postdocs. Partial reimbursement of registration/travel expenses will be provided to the graduate student and postdoctoral scholar speakers. The symposium is sponsored by the Division of Professional Relations (PROF) and is nominally cosponsored by CMA.

To submit an abstract:

1. Log in at: https://acsnm255.abstractcentral.com/login
2. Click on the submission tab and then click on “create new submission”. Select Program Area: [PROF] Division of Professional Relations
3. Select Symposium: LGBTQ+ Graduate & Postdoctoral Student Research Symposium and Presentation Type: Oral Only
4. Fill in the Title/Body and Authors fields
5. In the Comments to Authors indicate whether you would be interested in participating in a panel discussion on issues that affect LGBT students and postdocs
6. Complete the Disclosures; Review & Submit
7. If you have any questions about the submission process or about the symposium, please email Mike Morris (morrisma@uci.edu).

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


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