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 for Zoom […]

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: We are pleased to report the election results for service in 2021: 2020 Election Results – Executive Committee Chair Elect Judy Cohen Member at Large […]

Journal of Chemical Education Call for Papers: Special Issue on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect in Chemistry Education Research and Practice

Journal of Chemical Education Call for Papers: Special Issue on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect in Chemistry Education Research and Practice Leyte L. Winfield, Zakiya S. Wilson-Kennedy, Florastina Payton-Stewart, Jennifer Nielson, Ann C. Kimble-Hill, and Edgar A. Arriaga ABSTRACT: The Journal of Chemical Education announces a call for papers for an upcoming special issue on diversity, […]

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, […]

ACS Webinar: Networking from Home

Learn from the best and brightest minds in chemistry. Join us for an exciting webinar – hosted by PROF members Matt and Jarrod! Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 2-3pm ET Speakers: Matt Grandbois, DuPont Moderator: Jarrod Cohen, Rutgers University Register for Free! What You Will Learn Tips and strategies to maintain and enhance your existing network […]

ACS Career Resources

The American Chemical Society is perhaps best known for their incredible resources related to publishing (i.e. ACS Journals) and information services such as Chemical Abstracts and SciFinder. But did you know that they also have exceptional resources specifically developed and maintained for chemists as a key benefit to their membership?    Over the past few […]


The PROF Blog is back!   Hello, and welcome to the new and improved Blog for the Division of Professional Relations!  When we re-launched our site a while back, the Blog was discontinued due to limited engagement. However, as a Division we’re eager to share our knowledge, resources, and advice with you and we believe […]