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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Open Dialogue on Diversity, Inclusion, & Respect

Our Divisional Mission is first, and foremost, to create inclusive communities. This is most often focused on chemical professionals but goes way beyond the bench and the chemical enterprise. It involves our families, our friends, and our local communities, because being a professional doesn’t stop when you leave the lab. It doesn’t take a coffee […]

Message from the Immediate Past Chair

Hello, I hope and pray that all of you are safe, well and rested. We are in the final week of our school year and I must say that the year 2020 will not be a year that I will soon forget.  It was an honor and a privilege to serve as your chair last […]