What can you expect if you attend an ACS National Meeting? Below are examples of YCC programming from past National Meetings - look for more information about an upcoming meeting about a month in advance!
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|Starting a Successful Research Program at a Predominately Undergraduate Institution||P|
|Career Pathways in the Environmental Sciences||D|
Selecting a co-sponsored symposia will take you outside of the current Committee, Secretariat or Division
|Ethical Considerations in Digital Scientific Communication and Publishing*(CINF)||A|
|Service Learning Focused on Chemistry and the Environment*(ENVR)||A|
|Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management: Symposium in Honor of William F. Banholzer*(I&EC)||A|
|Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research*(POLY)||D||D||E|
|Benefits of Undergraduate Internships*(SCHB)||P|
|How to Network*(SOCED)||A|
Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholars Reception
Monday, 7:00–8:30 PM
Dallas Convention Center, Ballroom C2
Network with fellow graduate students and postdocs, as well as ACS Divisions, YCC representatives, and ACS staff!
Free food, drinks, and prizes!
Organized by ACS GPSO and M&SA
Cosponsored by ACS Divisions and YCC
- LIVE Cooking Demo: Egg Science Deconstructed, April 8, 10-11am (CST)
- Mediterranean Diet: It’s Not Just for the Mediterranean, April 8, 2-3pm (CST)
- Future of Lipid Self Assembly: From Drug Delivery to Dispersants for Oil Spills, April 9, 10-11am (CST)
- Converting Waste into Products: Opportunity for $35 Million Global Grand Challenge Awards, April 9, 2-3pm (CST)
The Business Pitch Workshop and Competition (pdf flyer)
The Director of Georgia Tech Venture Lab taught a workshop targeted at training researchers in how to recognize ideas and move these ideas to commercialization by developing viable business models, followed by an elevator business pitch competition.
Event sponsored by the Louisiana LSYCC.
Here are some comments from the last symposium in Philadelphia, 2012:
Each panelist emphasized the importance of being passionate and excited with their work and their enthusiasm was infectious. It was a refreshing to be reminded that one does not necessarily to have some master life or career plan in order to be happy and successful. I thought it was also helpful to hear how large a role serendipity and luck can play in one’s professional life and to be encouraged not to ignore good opportunities when they present themselves. --Jacob
I think that the speakers did what was best for this symposium, just told their stories. I found this refreshing! I believe with a career such as chemistry it’s hard to predict where you’ll end up after a career change. Everyone’s path to their second, or even third career is different. I think the best way to illustrate this is to explain how you got there; go through all the ups and downs that led you to where you are today. I think this makes it more personal, and easier for the audience to relate to. Especially, those whom are thinking about making a significant career change, similar to the speakers. --Whelton