Spring 2022 Councilor Commentary

Author: Matt Grandbois, Councilor The Spring 2022 ACS Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23rd at 8am PT. There are several items for action during this session that I believe are of particular interest to our PROF membership. I will briefly describe these items below and I encourage you to reach out to me […]

PROF Awards Announcement

The Division of Professional Relations (PROF) announces the winners of our Divisional Awards for 2021/2022! On behalf of the PROF Awards Committee we are pleased to share the following Award winners for 2021/2022:   Joe Stoner – Henry Hill Award Winner Dan Libby – Lou Sacco Award Winner   Due to the hybrid nature of the Spring Meeting in […]

PROF Spotlight

The Division of Professional Relations (PROF) is pleased to introduce a new feature – PROF Spotlight – which highlights the accomplishments and achievements of some of our rising members! Interested in being featured? Learn more at the end of this post! What is a facet of professional development that you are interested in learning more […]

PROF Election Results

The Division of Professional Relations (PROF) is pleased to announce the results from the recent election. Please join us in thanking all of the candidates and elected officers for their willingness to serve! Divisional Officers and their contact details may also be found here: https://acsprof.org/governance/officers/ 2021 Election Results   Chair Elect – 1 position availableKatherine […]

2021 Leadership Award Recipient Announced

The Division of Professional Relations (PROF) congratulates Dr. Jessica Lamb on being selected for the inaugural PROF Leadership Development Award. She will be representing the division with her attendance at the ACS Leadership Development Institute 2022 in Atlanta, GA. Get to know more about Dr. Lamb as she shares some insight, advice, and fun with […]

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 […]