Division of Professional Relations

A Technical Division of the American Chemical Society

Washington DC 2017 Meeting

Division of Professional Relations Program Chair: Dan Libby

SUNDAY MORNING

Merck Research Award Symposium

Catholic University in Marriott Marquis

Sponsored by WCC, Cosponsored by BIOL, MEDI and PROF

Impact of Outreach on the Future of Chemistry

Constitution B in Grand Hyatt

Sponsored by SOCED, Cosponsored by CPRC, PROF and YCC

Space Chemistry: How it Helps Space Exploration

Liberty Ballroom Salon M in Marriott Marquis

Sponsored by YCC, Cosponsored by PROF

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Chemical Angel Network: Chemists Investing in Chemical Companies
Cherry Blossom in Marriott Marquis
Sponsored by BMGT, Cosponsored by PROF and SCHB

Chemical Intellectual Property Protection & Enforcement in the Global Economy
Magnolia in Marriott Marquis
Sponsored by SCHB, Cosponsored by CHAL and PROF

The Nons: Non-Tenure Track Faculty in a Changing Academic Landscape
Catholic University in Marriott Marquis
Sponsored by WCC, Cosponsored by PROF

Preparing for Employment in a Global Workforce

George Washington in Marriott Marquis

Sponsored by IAC, Cosponsored by AGFD, IAC and PROF

The Road Less Traveled: Career Opportunities in the Government Sector
Union Station in Marriott Marquis
Sponsored by YCC, Cosponsored by PRES and PROF 

SUNDAY EVENING

Chemical Entrepreneurs' Impact on the Global Economy

Convention Center Halls A/B

Sponsored by SCHB, Cosponsored by PROF

MONDAY MORNING

Ten Years & Counting: PROF's Professional Subdivisions

Tulip in Marriott Marquis
C. J. Bannochie, Organizer, Presiding

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8:00AM 8:10AM

8:40AM 9:10AM

9:40AM 9:55AM

10:25AM 10:55AM

Introductory Remarks.
Decade of younger chemists within thirty minutes (or less) guaranteed! (or your conference registration back).
M. Grandbois, N.A. LaFranzo, B.C. Chan PROF and CWD: Looking back at the last ten years. L.W. Hoffman, C. Supalo
Women Chemists Subdivision of PROF - Developing and promoting women in the chemical enterprise.
J.H. Cohen

Intermission.

Professional Relations: Gay & Transgender Chemists and Allies Subdivision (GTCA). M. Crawford

PROF Ethics Subdivision: Ten years and counting. G. Ferrence, C.P. McClure PROFMinorityAffairs:Advancingthesuccessof minorities in the chemical enterprise. Z. Wilson- Kennedy, L. Watkins, L. Winfield, G. Thomas

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Social Media for Advocacy in Public Policy

Magnolia in Marriott Marquis

Sponsored by SCHB, Cosponsored by CCPA, CPRC and PROF

Collaborating for Success: Professional Skills Development for Undergraduates, Graduates & Post-Docs

Junior Ballroom 2 in Washington Marriot at Metro Center Sponsored by CINF, Cosponsored by CHED, PROF and YCC  

Biomass to Fuels & Chemicals: Research, Innovation & Commercialization
Biomass to Fuels & Chemicals: Current State and Future Path

Convention Center Room 141

Sponsored by ENFL, Cosponsored by BMGT‡, CEI‡, ENVR, MPPG, PRES, PROF‡, SCHB and WCC

Food Safety & Labeling : Food & Flavor Regulations, Progress & Challenges in the Pursuit to Serve the Consumer
Convention Center Room 144C

Sponsored by AGFD, Cosponsored by PROF

MONDAY AFTERNOON

How Volunteering with the ACS Can Boost Your Professional Development Skills
Tulip in Marriott Marquis
Cosponsored by YCC

C. Dunne, M. Grandbois, C. Rawlins, Organizers C. L. Mills, Organizer, Presiding

1:00PM Introductory Remarks.
1:05PM True value of volunteering as a younger chemist. J.

Breffke
1:35PM
Chemists visit Congress: Developing a new skill

set. D.I. Lewis
2:05PM
Selfish or selfless? Does volunteering with ACS

benefit you or others?. N.A. LaFranzo 2:35PM Intermission.

2:50PM Benefits of involvement in your local ACS chapter. S.V . Orski

3:20PM Developing your leadership skills as an ACS volunteer. P.W. Jagodzinski

3:50PM ACS Volunteerism - Giving you what your employer can't. D. Cobb

4:20PM Concluding Remarks.

Chemistry & Culture: How Native American Chemists Impact Their Community
Sponsored by CMA, Cosponsored by CHED and PROF

Collaborating for Success: Professional Skills Development for Undergraduates, Graduates & Post-Docs

Junior Ballroom 2 in Washington Marriot at Metro Center Sponsored by CINF, Cosponsored by CHED, PROF and YC  

Biomass to Fuels & Chemicals: Research, Innovation & Commercialization
Convention Center Room 141
Sponsored by ENFL, Cosponsored by BMGT‡, CEI‡, ENVR, MPPG, PRES, PROF‡, SCHB and WCC

TUESDAY MORNING

Investing in the Future: Mentoring Underrepresented Students in Chemistry
Cherry Blossom in Marriott Marquis

J. L. Bryant, M. Crawford, Organizers
B. C. Chan, M. Crawford, R. Penn, Z. Wilson-Kennedy, Presiding

8:30AM Introductory Remarks.
8:35AM Opening Overview: Investing in the Future -

Mentoring underrepresented chemistry students.

M. Crawford, J.L. Bryant, Z.S. Wilson 8:45AM Interactive Panel 1: Mentoring Chemistry

Students of Color. Z.S. Wilson, W.E. May, L.

Winfield, B.C. Chan, M. Crawford 9:15AM Q&A.

9:30AM Introductory Remarks to Panel 2.
9:40AM Interactive Panel 2: Mentoring chemistry students

with disabilities. R. Penn, L.W. Hoffman, C.A.

Supalo, K.R. Gallagher, M. Crawford 10:10AM Q&A.

10:25AM Introductory Remarks to Panel 3. 10:35AM Interactive Panel 3: Mentoring LGBTQ+

chemistry students. B.C. Chan, B.L. Belmont, R.

Lhota, A.N. Migues, M. Crawford 11:05AM Q&A.

11:20AM Concluding Remarks.

Innovations in Healthcare in the Global Economy

Magnolia in Marriott Marquis

Sponsored by SCHB, Cosponsored by PROF

Ladies in Waiting for Nobel Prizes: Overlooked Accomplishments of Women Chemists
Declaration A/B in Grand Hyatt Washington
Sponsored by HIST, Cosponsored by PRES, PROF and WCC

How to get your First Industrial Job

Chinatown in Marriott Marquis

Sponsored by YCC, Cosponsored by BMGT, PROF and WCC 

San Francisco 2017 Meeting

Tuesday April 4th, 2017 
PROF Executive Committee Meeting and Open Meeting
Nikko Ballroom II- Hotel Nikko San Francisco
3-5 pm
 
Henry Hill and Lou Sacco Award Reception
Nikko Ballroom II- Hotel Nikko San Francisco
5-7 pm
Honoring:
2017 Henry Hill awardee Nina McClelland And

 
SUNDAY MORNING - April 2nd, 2017

LGBT Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholars Chemistry Research Symposium: Emerging Applications in Inorganic Chemistry: Energy, Materials, Catalysis, & Spectroscopy
Nikko Ballroom III - Hotel Nikko San Francisco
9:00am - 11:20am
Cosponsored by ANYL, BIOL, CHED, CMA, COLL, COMP, CWD, ENVR, INOR, MEDI, MPPG, ORGN, PHYS, PMSE, POLY, PRES and WCC. Financially supported by Merck

SUNDAY AFTERNOON - April 2nd, 2017

LGBT Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholars Chemistry Research Symposium: Novel Reactions, Methodologies & Syntheses in Organic Chemistry
Nikko Ballroom III - Hotel Nikko San Francisco
1:40pm - 4:00pm
Cosponsored by ANYL, BIOL, CCA, CHED, COLL, COMP, CWD, ENVR, INOR, MEDI, MPPG, ORGN, PHYS, PMSE, POLY, PRES and WCC Financially supported by Merck
 
Chemical Angel Network: Chemists Investing in Chemical Companies
Carmel I - Hotel Nikko San Francisco
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Sponsored by BMGT
Cosponsored by PROF and SCHB

Starting a Successful Research Program at a PUI
Moscone Center 2000
1:00pm - 4:35pm
Sponsored by YCC
Cosponsored by PROF

The Importance of Role Models & Mentors in Reaching Gender Equity in Chemical Sciences: A Symposium in Honor of Judith Iriarte-Gross
Monterey II - Hotel Nikko San Francisco
1:30pm - 4:40pm
Sponsored by WCC
Cosponsored by CHED, CMA, and PROF
 
 SUNDAY EVENING - April 2nd , 2017

General Poster Session
Expo Hall B/C - Moscone Center
6:30PM - 8:30PM

 MONDAY MORNING – April 3rd, 2017

LGBT Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholars Chemistry Research Symposium: Frontiers in Analytical & Physical Chemistry: From Atmospheric to Atomic Discoveries
Nikko Ballroom III - Hotel Nikko San Francisco 

MONDAY AFTERNOON – April 3rd, 2017

LGBT Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholars Chemistry Research Symposium: Advances in Medicinal & Biological Chemistry: From Therapeutics to Education
Nikko Ballroom III - Hotel Nikko San Francisco 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON – April 4th, 2017 REU Chemistry in Action: Student Perspectives

Monterey I - Hotel Nikko San Francisco 

TUESDAY MORNING – April 4th, 2017

Producing Knowledgeable, Well-Rounded, TShaped Chemists for the 21st Century: Current Perspectives from High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Educators
Monterey I - Hotel Nikko San Francisco

 TUESDAY AFTERNOON cont. – April 4th, 2017

ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials: Symposium in honor of Douglas A. Keszler Chemists Leading the Charge: Chemists Using Business Acumen & Transformative Research to Address Societal Needs

Sponsored by INOR
Cosponsored by BMGT‡, MPPG, PRES‡ and PROF‡

Advancing Undergraduate Research: Focus on Early Access to Research & Broadening Participation of Under-Represented Groups
Sponsored by CHED

Cosponsored by CMA, PROF and WCC

TUESDAY EVENING – April 4th, 2017 Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research-Poster

Sponsored by POLY
Cosponsored by PRES, PROF, SOCED and YCC

WEDNESDAY MORNING – April 5th, 2017

Looking Beyond Your Current Boundaries: What's the Next Step? Academic Route: PhD to Postdoc to Ass. Prof.
Monterey I - Hotel Nikko San Francisco
Cosponsored by YCC 

 

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON – April 5th, 2017

Looking Beyond Your Current Boundaries: What's the Next Step? Industrial Route: PhD, (Postdoc), Scientist
Monterey I - Hotel Nikko San Francisco

Cosponsored by YCC  

 

Philadelphia 2016 Meeting Summary

San Diego 2016 Meeting Program Summary

The PROF program in San Diego highlights the contributions of LGBT chemists, “LGBT Chemists' Symposium on Chemical Biology”, provides career development advice for young and mid-career chemists, “Enough to be Dangerous: A Chemist's Handbook to Cross-Functional Development”; and examples of ethics in education, “Ethics 101. We also continue symposia series on REU programs for undergraduate chemists, “Successful REU Programs; the contributions of women, ―Women in Innovation: Science & Technology; and support for industrial and entrepreneurial chemists, ―Chemical Angel Network: Chemists Investing in Chemical Companies.

  
Sunday Morning

  Ethics 101

  Balboa, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Sunday Afternoon

  Enough to be Dangerous: A Chemist's Handbook to Cross-Functional Development

  Rancho Santa Fe 1&2 Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina 

Monday Morning

  Women in Innovation: Science & Technology

  Marina Salon E, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina  

Monday Afternoon

  LGBT Chemists' Symposium on Chemical Biology

  Marina Salon E, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina 

Tuesday Morning

  Successful REU Programs

  Mission Hills, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina 

Tuesday Afternoon

  Chemical Angel Network

  Mission Hills, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina 

PROF Events

  Tuesday 3:00 -5:00 PM

  Division of Professional Relations Executive Committee and Open Meeting

  Miramar Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

  Tuesday 5:00 – 7:00 PM

  Henry Hill Reception and Award Program

  Bayside Pavilion, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina  

2016 Henry Hill Winner

 

Tom retired in May 2009 from Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI where he had
been employed in many positions since 1974, including Senior Research Scientist,
Vice President Dow Corning Foundation, and Director, Global Science and Technol-
ogy Outreach. He was the ranking scientist responsible for leading the Corporation
into new technology areas to help ensure the Corporation‟s continued success and
growth. He managed large R&D groups and multinational teams, as well as globally sponsored research programs, which included over sixty universities. He served as the Corporation‟s chief chemist during the breast implants controversy. He achieved the highest scientific rank within the Corporation for technical contributions in the areas of interfacial science, scientific computing, and in the biology and biotechnology of silicon. These accomplishments have been internationally recognized and documented.

Tom served in the ACS Presidential Succession (2008-2010) . As ACS President, one of the most significant challenges Tom experienced was to communicate seamlessly with members and global colleagues who represented approximately five generations. Tom recognized the importance of communicating in the medium of choice of each individual versus his preferred style. He learned to „tweet‟ on Twitter with the Millennials while corresponding with the Greatest Generation with a fountain pen and stationary. He is an active listener who applies an open mind and critical thinking skills to make thoughtful decisions.

One of his seconders noted: “The opportunity to work with Tom was simply outstanding (not to mention challenging). His research activities created new opportunities with value and significant growth potential for Dow Corning. He has a tremendous awareness of internal and external scientific activities in interdisciplinary fields. Tom represented Dow Corning as the scientific leader in strategic alliance with Genencor International, Inc. in the emerging field of Silicon BiotechnologyTM. The mission was to explore and develop nature‟s biological pathways for the creation, production, and sale of novel silicon-based products. He understood and managed the risks necessary to evaluate these sustainable technologies, as well as numerous sponsored research projects with academic institutions and national laboratories located in the US, UK, & Europe.”

As a teacher, Tom has demonstrated a life-long commitment and passion for education. In the January 5, 2009 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, Tom stated that one should “keep education and science literacy at the forefront of our thinking and pivotal in our actions.” Furthermore, “Our children cannot be expected to compete in our global society on just burgers and fries. We must find new ways to serve up our discipline in ways that encourage our children and our communities to experiment, to try just one bite. Who knows, some might even go back for seconds!” Tom has been heavily involved in educational initiatives on local, regional, national, and international levels. He leads by example and creates opportunities for all ages through his actions. In July 2010 he accepted the position as Chief Academic Officer and Vice-president of Instruction and Learning Services, at Delta College, University Center, MI. Tom‟s educational leadership in organizations including the ACS, Delta College, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and Dow Corning further illustrate these behaviors. Tom has mentored and coached numerous global employees at Dow Corning who were inspired to care, engage in educational outreach, and make a difference. In his Presidential C&EN article in 2009, he stated that “We, as a society, are all in this together! Plainly put, we are the stewards of chemistry, past, present, and future.” His service and professional relationships exemplify this statement.

I hope you will attend the Division‟s Henry Hill Award Reception on March 15 at 5 pm in the Bayside Pavilion, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina to help us honor Thomas H. Lane as we present him with the Henry Hill Award and recognize his contributions to the promotion of the Professional Status Of Chemists.
- Ann Nalley 

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Savoy, Marriott Union Square San Francisco

To help members effectively manage their careers in the chemical and allied fields

Welcome to the  PROF Website

We are present at all ACS National and some Regional meetings and do programming to help your careers.  Look for our activities and symposia in the program.

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Objectives

  • To represent its membership and to inform general membership in professional rather than scientific matters

  • To increase awareness of members and to influence SOCIETY policies on professional matters through the organization of appropriate programs, conferences and discussion groups

  • To assess member opinions on professional matters and to make this information available to SOCIETY members through appropriate means