It has been my great pleasure to serve the ACS on the Women Chemists Committee (WCC) since 2011. After chairing the WCC for the past three years my time on the WCC has ended. The ACS volunteers I have met have been fascinating, creative and talented people. The WCC vision and mission are still as important in 2021 as in 1927 when the WCC was first founded. While I will always cherish my years spent on WCC, I am excited for some new ACS volunteer adventures ahead. I look forward to meeting and networking with additional passionate ACS volunteers, while also contributing in new ways to ACS.
By Despina Strong and Kim Woznack WCC Chair, Kim Woznack along with the PROF Women Chemists Subdivision Chair, Judy Cohen, cochaired a networking session titled “Women Supporting Women”. The session was held on Monday, August 17. The event attracted over 25 participants. After introductory remarks by both co-chairs, the group had an open discussion. Participants […]
The American Association for the History of Medicine issued a Call for Papers for Hidden Histories: Women and Science in the 20th Century. The two day virtual conference is being organized by Dr. Amelia Bonea of the University of Heidelberg and Dr Irina Nastasă-Matei of University of Bucharest. The conference is scheduled for May 7-8, 2021; […]
https://www.nobcche.org/ Dr. Dorothy J. Wingfield-Phillips is serving her third term on the American Chemical Society (ACS) Board of Directors, Director-at-Large, 2014-2022. She holds a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University in chemistry and a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati in biochemistry. Dr. Phillips began her industrial career in 1974 at Dow Chemical Company where she […]
written by Mary Jane Shultz For the Fall ACS National meeting, the WCC, in partnership with CMA, sponsored a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, spearheaded by Stephanie Hare. In keeping with the WCC’s mission of broadening participation, the focus was on creating pages for Women and members of the Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community. Currently, […]
Written by Despina Strong 2020 Merck Research Symposium Award Winners: Meghan Baker (Scripps), Yujing Zhou (MIT), Qiao Lin (NYU), McKenna Goetz (U of Chicago), Shuwen Yue (Princeton), Rebeca Rodriguez (U of Minnesota), Rebecca Pinals (UC Berkeley), and Susan Knox (Yale/UC Berkeley); Merck Mentors: Drs. Antonella Converso, Kira Armacost, Mellie June Paulines, Ania Fryszkowska, Madeleine Kieffer, […]
Contributed by Anne K. Taylor FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IOTA SIGMA PI, the National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry, has selected Dr. Sheila R. Smith, Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Michigan – Dearborn, to receive the Centennial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The award is […]
Contributed by Anne K. Taylor FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Iota Sigma Pi, the National Honorary Society for Women in Chemistry, has selected Dr. Jillian Dempsey to receive the 2020 Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award. The award is given for research achievement to a woman chemist or biochemist not over forty years of age. She […]