Division of Professional Relations

A Technical Division of the American Chemical Society

New Orleans 2018 Spring Meeting

SUNDAY MORNING

 Section A

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Grand Salon D Sec 22

LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium

Emerging Applications of Organic & Biochemistry: Soil Science, Biomaterials & Synthesis

9:00 Introductory Remarks.

9:05 1. Rhizosphere effects on lamotrigine accumulation by wheat plants.  E.L. Miller, S.L. Nason, R.M. Hoehn, K.G. Karthikeyan, J.A. Pedersen

9:25 2. Examination of the specific binding of cytochrome c on MPA-coated gold nanoparticles via protein footprinting.  E. Tollefson, X. Zhang, N. Rozanov, C. Allen, C.J. Murphy, R. Hernandez, E.E. Carlson

9:45 3. Discovery of selective nanomolar potent Melanocortin-3 Receptor ligands.  S.R. Doering, K.T. Freeman, G. Debevec, P. Geer, R.G. Santos, M.A. Giulianotti, C. Pinilla, J.R. Appel, R.A. Houghten, C. Haskell-Luevano

10:05 4. Toward libraries of artificial macrocycles using MCR.  E. Abdelraheem, M. Rudrakshula, A. Rossettia, G. Liao, C. Neochoritis, M. de Haan, P. Patil, S. Shaabani, A. Doemling

10:25 Intermission.

10:35 5. Understanding selective binding motifs to design arylethynyl urea anion sensors.  L. Eytel, D.W. Johnson, M.M. Haley

10:55 Introductory Remarks.

11:00 6. From strength in diversity to smart nanoscale technologies.  D.K. Smith

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

 Section A

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Grand Salon D Sec 22

LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium

Experimental & Computational Frontiers in Inorganic & Materials Chemistry

1:30 Introductory Remarks.

1:35 7. Optimizing YBa2Cu3O7 superconducting nanocomposites through nanocrystal surface chemistry.  J. De Roo, H. Rijckaert, K. De Keukeleere, Z. Hens, J.C. Martins, I. Van Driessche

1:55 8. Imaging crystal growth from nanometers to microns: In situ microscopy across scales for the study of europium oxalate growth.  J.A. Soltis, M. Conroy, E. Buck, G.J. Lumetta

2:15 9. Identification of key intermediates in iron C-H functionalization.  T. Iannuzzi, M.L. Neidig

2:35 10. Ligand imparts redox active character in earth-abundant metal complexes for multielectron processes.  D.L. Ross, D. Brazzolotto, A. Borovik

2:55 Intermission.

3:10 11. Thermodynamics of complex metal oxide dissolution.  J.W. Bennett, D. Jones, R.J. Hamers, S.E. Mason

3:30 12. Allegory of the cage: Shedding light on order in silicon clathrates.  L.W. Colaciello, G.A. Hegde, C.M. Maupin, S. Vyas

3:50 13. Panel discussion: The LGBTQ+ community in chemistry - opportunities, challenges, and perspectives for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.  M. Morris

 

Chemical Angel Network (CAN): Chemists Investing in Chemistry-Based Companies

Sponsored by BMGT, Cosponsored by PROF and SCHB

 

Starting a Successful Research Program at a PUI

Sponsored by YCC, Cosponsored by PROF

 

Legal Issues for Chemical Companies in the Food, Energy & Water Industries

Sponsored by SCHB, Cosponsored by CHAL and PROF

 

SUNDAY EVENING

 

Entrepreneurs' Poster Session

Sponsored by SCHB, Cosponsored by PROF

MONDAY MORNING

Section A

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Grand Salon D Sec 22

The Bond Between Science & Disability, Forging New Capabilities for Inclusion


L. W. Hoffman, Organizer, Presiding

8:00 Introductory Remarks.

8:05 14. Increasing participation of students with disabilities in STEM.  K.S. Booksh, S. Rozovsky

8:25 15. Does ACS degree requirements marginalize students with disabilities.  K.S. Booksh

8:45 16. Dyslexic advantage.  A.E. Norton

9:05 Intermission.

9:10 17. Designing for accessability in a blended learning course.  G.L. Heard

9:30 18. Experiencing graduate school in chemistry as a blind student.  A.E. Neybert, R.W. Schwenz

9:50 19. Blind scientists: A historical perspective on contributions and innovations.  C.A. Supalo

10:10 20. Pairing chemistry with blindness: A journey through graduate school and more.  H. Wedler

10:30 Intermission.

10:35 21. Serviced dogs in the chemistry laboratory: Some items to consider.  P.A. Redden

10:55 22. Insights from experience in mentoring graduate students.  T.L. Windus

11:15 23. Expanding biomedical training to the deaf/hard-of-hearing community.  T.E. Pagano, A.D. Ross, G. Buckley, S.R. Smith, J. DeCaro, S. Dewhurst

11:35 24. Hiring people with disabilities: Competitive advantage for the savvy manager.  J.J. Johnston

11:55 Concluding Remarks.

 

How to Foster Diversity in the Chemical Sciences

Lessons Learned & Taught Through the Stories of Recipients of the Stanley C. Israel Award

Sponsored by CMA, Cosponsored by PROF and WCC

 

Science of Sexual Harassment

The Psychology & Sociology of Sexual Harassment

Sponsored by WCC, Cosponsored by PRES, PROF and YCC

 

Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research

Polymerization Techniques

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

 

MONDAY AFTERNOON

Section A

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Grand Salon D Sec 22

LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium

Cosponsored by ANYL, BIOL, BIOT, CHED, CMA, COLL, COMP, CWD, ENVR, INOR, MEDI, ORGN, PHYS, PMSE, POLY, WCC and YCC
M. Morris, Organizer

3:00 - 5:00

25. Interaction of fluorescent teixobactin analogues with bacteria.  M. Morris, M. Malek, J.S. Nowick

26. Tungsten nitrido precursors for deposition of WNxCy thin films.  M.M. Nolan, A.J. Touchton, S. Kim, T.J. Anderson, L. McElwee-White

27. Tannic acid: A sustainable crosslinking agent for high glass transition epoxy materials.  M. Korey, G. Mendis, J.A. Howarter, J.P. Youngblood

28. Herbariomics: Expanding possibilities for herbaria-based research pipelines by defining the herbariome.  J. de la Parra

29. Functionalized NHCs as ligands for molecular cluster.  E. Doud

30. Transamination of 7-keto-8-aminopelargonic acid (KAPA) with amino-donor lysine in Bacillus subtilis.  S.A. Souza, J. Morris, J. Jarrett, H. Ng

31. Hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic and antioxidant properties of a combination of curcumin from Curcuma Longa, Linn, and partially purified product from Abroma Augusta, Linn, in streptozotocin-induced diabetes.  H.M. Eshrat

32. Building a better house: A new approach to Mesoporous silica nanoparticle synthesis.  L. Chlebanowski, J. Yu, F. Wolschendorf, D.L. Troyer, S.H. Bossmann

33. Li2Mg2Si2S6 and Li2Mg2Ge2S6: two new quaternary lithium sulfides with potential in infrared nonlinear optics.  C. Barton, S.S. Stoyko, W. Zhang, S. Halasyamani, J.A. Aitken

34. Electronic communication in heterotrimetallic systems incorporating the redox-active M[SNS]2 metalloligand.  M. Wojnar, A.F. Heyduk

35. Design, synthesis, applications of metabolic chemical reporters as tools for probing glycoslation pathways.  J. Moreno, M. Pratt

36. Exploring the reactivity of actinide-pnictogen bonds.  S. Vilanova, J.R. Walensky

 

Science of Sexual Harassment

Working to Stop Harassment in Departments & at Meetings

Sponsored by WCC, Cosponsored by PRES, PROF and YCC

 

Senior Chemists' Career Stories

Sponsored by SCHB, Cosponsored by PROF and SCC

 

Thriving in the Workplace: Non-Technical Skills that Boost your Value

Sponsored by BMGT, Cosponsored by PROF, SCHB, WCC and YCC

 

Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research

Synthesis & New Materials

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

MONDAY EVENING

Section A

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Halls D/E

Sci-Mix

R. Libby, Organizer

8:00 - 10:00

25-36. See previous listings.

 

TUESDAY MORNING

Section A

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Grand Salon D Sec 22

Ethics in Industry Collaborations that Work

Cosponsored by SCHB
S. M. Schelble, Organizer
P. A. Mabrouk, Organizer, Presiding

8:30 Introductory Remarks.

8:35 37. Corporate intersection of ethics and biotechnology.  R. Dhanda

9:05 38. Ethics and forensic science.  T. DeAngelo

9:35 39. Molecular mechanisms of ethical design.  J.C. Warner

10:05 Intermission.

10:20 40. Preparing the next generation of molecular designers to practice greener chemistry through cross-sector partnerships.  A.S. Cannon

10:50 41. Innovative training to reinforce a speak-up corporate culture: Voicing our values.  B. Marks

11:20 Panel Discussion.

11:35 Concluding Remarks.

 

ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences: Symposium in honor of Jani C. Ingram

Sponsored by ANYL, Cosponsored by PROF and WCC

 

Chemists & Writing for Fun & Profit: Write Your Own Career

Sponsored by SCHB, Cosponsored by BIOL and PROF

 

ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences

Symposium in Honor of Rebecca Ruck

Sponsored by WCC, Cosponsored by ORGN, PROF and YCC

 

Remarkable Women of Medicinal Chemistry

Sponsored by MEDI, Cosponsored by PROF and WCC

 

Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research

Bio-Related Polymers

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

 

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Section A

Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Grand Salon D Sec 22

Chemistry Students at the Nexus: REU Award Winners

Cosponsored by CHED
K. L. Buchmueller, L. M. Watkins, Organizers
S. A. France, Presiding

1:30 Introductory Remarks.

1:35 42. Structural analysis of TCPP nanostructures.  T. Reyes, M.B. Elinski, J.D. Batteas

1:50 43. Hybridizing self-assembling peptides with conductive polymers for biomedical applications.  L. Jenkins, E.I. James, A. Murphy

2:05 44. Synthesis of antibacterial polymers.  S.D. Kendrick, S. Sharpes, K. Seifert, K.L. Caran

2:20 45. Conformational analysis of furan and thiophene oligomers.  M. Webb, T.L. Ellington, G.S. Tschumper

2:35 46. Determination of valuable metals in fracking waters.  M. Young, B. Nespor, A. LaVallie, D.T. Pierce, M. Mann, Y. Wang, D. Laudal

2:50 Intermission.

3:10 47. Copper distribution in the cytoplasm of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.  G. Becker, L. Novoa-Aponte, J. Argüello

3:25 48. Mild synthesis of a novel boron-based pharmaceutical candidate by copper catalysis with CO2.  N. Ziemer, T.M. Perrone, S. Knowlden, B.V. Popp

3:40 49. Predicting biomolecular diffusion using surface residue exposure.  J. Haseleu, C. Fennell

3:55 50. Complexation of Hg(II) and Cd(II) with rhodizonate and nitrogen donor ligands.  S. Saluga, J.A. Silverman, K. Kavallieratos

4:10 51. Synthesis of NU-1000 nanoparticles.  S. Bingham, T. Webber, R. Penn

4:25 Concluding Remarks.

 

Science & Ethics: The Path Toward Global Security in Chemicals, Energy, Food & Water

Sponsored by SCHB, Cosponsored by CHAS, COMSCI, MPPG and PROF

 

WCC Rising Star Award Symposium

Sponsored by WCC, Cosponsored by BIOT, CHED, COLL, INOR and PROF

 

Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research

New Products & Characterization

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

TUESDAY EVENING

 

Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research

 

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

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.

We are developing more materials for the website from our programming at the National meetings. 

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