How to Recognize and Respond to Microaggressions

Join ACS Webinars and the Division of Professional Relations for a series of paired-events that are co-hosted by the ACS Department of Diversity Programs and the Diversity, Inclusion and Respect Advisory Board. Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 2-3pm ET Speaker: Fatima Dainkeh, She+ Geeks Out Moderator: Paula Christopher, American Chemical Society Register for Free! What You Will […]

ACS Virginia Women’s Leadership Workshop

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Virginia Section Younger Chemists & Women Chemists Committees are excited to continue the Women’s Leadership Workshop Series with Part II  being scheduled for this Saturday, October 24th, 2020 from 10 AM to 1 PM EDT. The aim of this workshop is “to empower and promote current and emerging women in STEM”.  This event will feature Keynote Speaker Chanté Summers, […]

How to Retain Underrepresented Talent in STEM

    Join ACS Webinars and the Division of Professional Relations for a series of paired-events that are co-hosted by the ACS Department of Diversity Programs and the Diversity, Inclusion and Respect Advisory Board. When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 2-3pm ET Speaker: Michele Heyward, Posi+iveHire Moderator: Paula Christopher, American Chemical Society Register for Free! […]

Elections for Service in 2021: Meet Your Candidates

The Division of Professional Relations hosts annual elections for a number of positions on our Executive Board. You will receive an email directly from the Division via Survey Monkey in the coming weeks asking you to cast your ballot on October 16. Voting will close on November 16, so cast your anonymous ballot before then! […]

Ethics and Chemistry

Ethics education is important and paramount in becoming a professional.   Ethics is not the same as moral reasoning. Good people can do bad things. Newspaper articles report on cases in which scientists “mess up” or make the wrong choice in regards to ethical research, publishing and lab safety.1 Ethics is as important as chemical laboratory […]

Professional Development in Graduate School

Graduate students, no matter the discipline, have three overarching goals: publish papers, graduate, and get a job. Arguably, the latter is the hardest. A recent LinkedIn poll by Lou Alder suggests that 85% of new hires are filled via networking, which have been corroborated with another article from the Business Insider. [1,2] Networking along with […]