WCC Rising Stars

WCC Rising Stars Symposium, Spring ACS National Meeting, April 7, 2021

The WCC Rising Stars Symposium took place virtually on April 7 at the 2021 Spring ACS National Meeting. Each year, up to 10 outstanding individuals approaching mid-career who have demonstrated outstanding promise are recognized for their contributions to their field. Awardees detailed their difficulties and challenges in their career journeys, and how they navigated and […]

Kay Brummond, winner of the Chancellor's distinguished Teaching Award; 20180219

An Interview with Kay Brummond, Recipient of the 2021 ACS Award for Encouraging Women into the Chemical Sciences

Kay Brummond is a Professor of Chemistry and currently serving as the Associate Dean for Faculty in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (DSAS) at the University of Pittsburgh. As a first-generation college student, she received her BS from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, her PhD in chemistry from Penn State, and performed her postdoctoral […]

Symposium in Honor of Kay Brummond, Recipient of the 2021 ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences

by Anna W. Sromek and Despina Strong A symposium in honor of Professor Kay Brummond, recipient of the 2021 ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences, was held at the ACS Spring National Meeting on April 7, 2021. The speakers were highly accomplished women chemists at different stages of their careers, […]


Celebrating Dr. JoAnne Stubbe, 2020 Recipient of the Priestley Medal

We’re celebrating Dr. JoAnne Stubbe, the 2020 recipient of the Priestley Medal, the highest honor conferred by the ACS, and the fifth woman to receive the honor. Watch Dr. Stubbe’s inspiring keynote from the 2020 ACS National Awards Ceremony where she shares personal stories of resilience and wit as a female chemist in a male-dominated field, and of course, her award-winning research. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings/acs-meetings/about/meetings-archive/priestley-lectures/the-road-less-traveled.html?sc=210501_news_wcc


Thursday March 25 at 2pm ET: ACS Webinar on “The Resilience of Women in Chemistry”

On Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 2-3:30pm ET, join us to listen to speakers Patricia Silveyra, Indiana University Bloomington; Sara Mason, University of Iowa; and Allison Aldridge, U.S. Food and Drug Administration discuss:

  • What are some of the common challenges women chemists experienced in 2020
  • How did professionals in the chemical enterprise define success with the unprecedented conditions of the pandemic
  • What are some of the sources of the resilience of successful women chemists
Moderated by Lorena Tribe, Penn State Berks
Co-produced with: ACS Women Chemists Committee, ACS Department of Diversity Programs, and ACS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect Advisory Board.

Register here: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/acs-webinars.html#webinar-1742772682