CMA Symposia and Events at Spring 2021 ACS Virtual National Meeting

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Friday April 9, 2021
12 pm Eastern Time, Live
[with Division of Analytical Chemistry]

Facilitate 2 Motivate Presents “Can You Hear Us Now?: Black Chemists in the Workplace”

Facilitate 2 Motivate, LLC established the Can You Hear Us Now? panel series after the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many more ignited protests around the world demanding an equitable justice system and shining light on systemic racism and disparities that exist in America across all facets of life, such as housing, education, healthcare, and employment. The series features a live conversation with Black professionals as they discuss their experience with racial injustices in the workplace and provide strategies for improving the overall climate in professional settings.

This special iteration of the series will provide an environment for Black chemists to express thoughts on how race has impacted their careers and the manner in which they interact with colleagues in the workplace. The discussion will aim to educate, inform, and inspire changes that support the success of Black chemists around the world and strengthen connections with allies. The invited panelists are leading chemists with a wealth of knowledge and a myriad of valuable experience that will be helpful for fellow Black chemists navigating their careers and allies seeking to ensure that their organizations are inclusive and equitable.

Log in to the National Virtual ACS meeting to attend.
Each session opens 10 minutes prior to the start time. To access your live streamed session(s) click the “My Itinerary” tab to view the schedule that you created and launch from there or click on the “Sessions” tab and use the Filter by Date or Tag to locate and select your desired sessions.


Poster Sessions, Monday, April 5 – Friday, April 30, On-Demand
Log in to the National Virtual ACS meeting. Select “Posters” from Navigation menu. Filter by tag “Co-sponsor – Nominal CMA: Committee on Minority Affairs”. View on demand any time from April 5- April 30.

SERS detection of microcystin-LR and microcystin-RR with aptamer-driven core-satellite assemblies
Dr Xiaojun Luo, Presenter; Xingjuan Zhao
Track: [ANYL] Division of Analytical Chemistry
Tags: Co-sponsor – Nominal CMA: Committee on Minority Affairs

Theoretical and experimental examination of phenolic-related metabolic biotransformation byproducts
Somanea Tranin, Presenter; Grady Hanrahan
Track: [ANYL] Division of Analytical Chemistry
Tags: Co-sponsor – Nominal CMA: Committee on Minority Affairs

Capillary electrophoresis provides a new avenue to observe i-motif formation
Eric Chatterton, Presenter; Bin Wang
Track: [ANYL] Division of Analytical Chemistry
Tags: Co-sponsor – Nominal CMA: Committee on Minority Affairs

Development of an accessible filter paper-based SERS system for dye trace analysis
Johan Farfan, Presenter; Yulan Hernandez; Betty Galarreta
Track: [ANYL] Division of Analytical Chemistry
Tags: Co-sponsor – Nominal CMA: Committee on Minority Affairs

Recent development of chemosensors based on traditional organic dyes: Rhodamine, naphthalimide and perylene bisimide
Wang Yu-Jiao, Presenter; Wenfeng Zhou; Runhua Lu; Haixiang Gao; Jing Li; Sanbing Zhang
Track: [ANYL] Division of Analytical Chemistry
Tags: Co-sponsor – Nominal CMA: Committee on Minority Affairs

Rapid enrichment and sensitive detection of exosomes by electrophoresis in a microchip
Yongan Ren, Presenter; Danyang Sun; Bo Yao, Presenter
Track: [ANYL] Division of Analytical Chemistry
Tags: Co-sponsor – Nominal CMA: Committee on Minority Affairs

Identification and quantification of sesquiterpene lactones of sagebrush (Artemisia tridentate) and Its chemical modification
Rosemary Anibogwu, Presenter; Karl De Jesus; Rene Rodriguez; Kavita Sharma
Track: [ANYL] Division of Analytical Chemistry
Tags: Co-sponsor – Nominal CMA: Committee on Minority Affairs

Harnessing photoluminescent properties of carbon nitride nanosheets in a hierarchical matrix
dan han, Presenter; Yuanjian Zhang; Yanfei Shen
Track: [ANYL] Division of Analytical Chemistry
Tags: Co-sponsor – Nominal CMA: Committee on Minority Affairs

Surfactant-modified fluorescence analysis of explosives
Tristan Torres, Presenter; Karl Sienerth
Track: [ANYL] Division of Analytical Chemistry
Tags: Co-sponsor – Nominal CMA: Committee on Minority Affairs

Acoustic levitator coupled with a tunable monochromatic light source and imaging Raman spectrometer for in situ reaction monitoring
Hens Laurent, Presenter; Daniel Dickerson; Beni Dangi
Track: [ANYL] Division of Analytical Chemistry
Tags: Co-sponsor – Nominal CMA: Committee on Minority Affairs

Elemental analysis of human remains from necropolises at the Pollentia Archaeological site
Anya Forma, Presenter; Tristan Low, Presenter; Emily May, Presenter; Ronda Bard
Track: [ANYL] Division of Analytical Chemistry
Tags: Co-sponsor – Nominal CMA: Committee on Minority Affairs

Developing black women into polymer scientists
Michelle Gaines, Presenter
Track: [POLY] Division of Polymer Chemistry
Tags: Co-sponsor – Nominal CMA: Committee on Minority Affairs

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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