Fall 2021 PROF Councilor Commentary

Fall 2021 PROF Councilor Commentary Author: Matt Grandbois, PROF Councilor The ACS Council is scheduled to reconvene on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 for their Fall 2021 session. There are several items up for action that will impact PROF members and chemists from across the Society. In this blog post, I have attempted to summarize these […]

Inclusive Pedagogy Toolkit for Scientists

Active PROF Member and former Treasurer Sarah Kennedy has assembled an incredible resource for educators! We are pleased to share this with you, our PROF membership, and encourage you to spread it widely throughout the chemistry community. Introduction from the Authors Attribution: Winfrey, M. & Kennedy, S. (2020). Inclusive Pedagogy Toolkit for Scientists. Radford University.

Upcoming Event: A Day in the Life of a Chemist Turned Entrepreneur

Join the ACS Virginia Section Younger Chemist Committee Thursday, April 22 from 6 – 7 PM EDT for a virtual talk titled “A Day in the Life of a Chemist Turned Entrepreneur”. Niki Milanovic Lowry will discuss her career path from graduating with a B.S. in chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University to opening her own chemical consulting company. Her talk will […]

Ineffective Meetings: The Seven Deadly Sins

By: Matt Grandbois, PhD – Councilor for PROF On our pathway to “Professional Paradise”, we will frequently have to call together colleagues and acquaintances to gather and achieve a goal. Meetings have been a staple of the professional experience since its inception and is now an unavoidable requirement for the modern chemist. Remembering to avoid […]

PROF Spring Open Meeting

Join us for our Spring 2021 Open Meeting of the Division The Executive Committee will provide oral reports, which includes reports from each of our Subdivisions. Interested in becoming more involved the Division? This is a great way to get started! Date: Monday March 29, 2021 Time: 6-8 PM ET Location: Email chair@acsprof.org for Zoom […]

Upcoming Event: A Day in the Life of an ACS Volunteer

Event Announcement! A Day in the Life of anACS VolunteerLive Online (via ZOOM) Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time Each month, the Eastern US YCC Partnership will host a Q&A session with an expert in a different field of chemistry – including areas of industry, government, and education. This month, hear from Dr. James Murray and Dr. Julian Bobb, two outstanding leaders […]

Upcoming ACS Council meeting for Spring 2021

Author: Matt Grandbois, Councilor The ACS Council is scheduled to convene on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021. There are several items that are up for Council action that could impact you as chemists and professionals. This blog post is my promised update to you, a PROF member, so that you can share any concerns, support, or […]

ACS PROF Awards – Nominations Now Open

The American Chemical Society Division of Professional Relations is accepting nominations for the following awards: Henry A. Hill Award — recognizes people who have served the profession in a unique and distinguished manner.  Lou Sacco Award — recognizes persons who have served the Division of Professional Relations in a meritorious and exemplary manner over a significant period of time.  […]

New ACS Books of Interest

The American Chemical Society has some of the most impressive journals, editors, and authors in the scientific community. Did you know that ACS also publishes book series? Some of these books are based on Symposia hosted at National and Regional Meetings – often organized by our own members! Others are focused on topics that are […]

2021 PROF Officers Announced

At the end of 2020, we introduced the slate of candidates up for election in the Division of Professional Relations. See the Election Blog Post with bio links here: https://acsprof.org/elections-2020/ We are pleased to report the election results for service in 2021: 2020 Election Results – Executive Committee Chair Elect Judy Cohen Member at Large […]