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
This event is sponsored by the Sand Diego Section. For more information, please see: http://www.sandiegoacs.org/a-close-examination-at-the-training-and-academic-hiring-of-women-in-stem-fields/ To attend, register here: http://valeriekuck.eventbrite.com
Register here: https://norm2021.org/registration/
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
The deadline for the WCC Overcoming Challenges Award is approaching quickly! The Overcoming Challenges Award recognizes an individual* undergraduate for her efforts in overcoming hardship to achieve success in chemistry. One award is offered annually. The awardee receives a monetary prize of $250 and up to $1,000 for travel expenses to attend the ACS Fall […]
It is our great pleasure to welcome our new WCC Committee Chair, Dr. Amy Balija. Amy has served on the WCC for over eight years. During this time, Amy has been and continues to be actively involved in many different WCC activities, with an overarching goal of advocating and promoting career advancement for women chemists. These activities include: managing the selection of ACS nationally recognized awards, writing about and publicizing the WCC’s activities, organizing and presiding over symposia and technical sessions at ACS national meetings, and developing webinars for the ACS, to name only a few. Amy was also instrumental in formulating the WCC’s 5-year strategic plan and continues to foster collaboration across the ACS, in order to fulfill the WCC’s missions.
Amy is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Radford University, where she leads a research program to develop novel green chemistry methods to synthesize small molecules, polymers, and dendrimers. Amy is also committed to undergraduate education: she has developed and teaches an undergraduate organic curriculum here. She has won local and national teaching and mentoring awards through her academic career. Amy is a co-author with undergraduates on publications ranging from dendrimer synthesis to chemical education. Before joining Radford University, Amy was an Assistant Professor at Fordham University for 9 years, and an ACS councilor for the North Jersey ACS Section. Amy also enjoys volunteering for the New River Valley Region of the Blue Ridge Council Scouts as the SuperNova mentor, and in her free time, she enjoys hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains with her son.
Please join us in warmly welcoming Dr. Amy Balija as our new WCC Committee Chair.
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; […]
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, […]