Division selects doctoral student who promotes women in STEM for leadership conference

Washington, D.C. (December 20, 2022) – The Division of Professional Relations (PROF) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announces their selection for the PROF Leadership Development Award, Ms. Nicole Gammons. Ms. Gammons will represent PROF at the annual ACS Leadership Development Institute, January 20-22, 2023, in Atlanta, GA.

The ACS Leadership Development Institute is an invitation-only conference where leaders across the chemical enterprise come together to develop and hone their skills in leadership and management to empower their success as ACS Leadership. Alongside all-attendee sessions and networking events, the conference will feature track-based training, including a track for Divisional Leaders.

The Executive Committee of PROF continued to invest in aspiring leaders within their division. “[PROF] recognizes that providing emerging leaders with the professional leadership tools gained at the ACS Leadership Institute is necessary to maintain a strong leadership pipeline within our Division, our Society, and the greater chemistry profession,” shared PROF Councilor Matt Grandbois, “and we are proud to establish yet another resource for our members in alignment with our strategic Mission aimed at benefiting chemical professionals throughout their careers.” 

Ms. Nicole Gammons is a Molecular Biosciences Ph.D. student at Middle Tennessee State University. Her leadership contributions include uplifting girls in middle and high schools to explore and pursue science and mathematics careers. Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross, a PROF executive member, had encouraged Ms. Gammons to apply and her leadership potential was apparent from their first meeting.

Read more about Ms. Gammons in a local feature WGNS News: https://www.wgnsradio.com/article/78513/mtsu-doctoral-student-wins-american-chemical-society-award-for-promoting-women-in-stem 

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The Division of Professional Relations of the American Chemical Society is a division for all chemists, representing all types of chemical professionals of all identities, career stages, and chemical disciplines. PROF aims to empower chemical professionals for success in a diverse world through the creation of inclusive communities, resources, and programming. Visit acsprof.org and follow on Twitter @acsprof to learn more.

ACS Division of Professional Relations
Annabelle Lolinco
(559) 644-8891

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