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ACS Webinars – Career Channel:
Part of the ACS Webinars program, these presentations feature speakers that address a wide variety of career topics for science and engineering professionals.
- April 5, 2011 - “Successfully Working with Recruiters – Dos and Don’ts” with scientific recruiters Patrick Ropella, Ropella, and Don Alexander, Carlyle & Conlan.
- March 22, 2011 - “Secrets to Getting the Most From the Anaheim ACS National Conference and Career Fair” with Lisa Balbes.
- March 17, 2011 - “CSI Reality: Chemistry in the Crime Labs” with Dr. Jason Schaff, FBI Laboratory, Chemistry Unit.
- March 15, 2011 - “Sharpening Your Interviewing Skills” with Lisa Balbes and Jeff Moore.
- March 8, 2011 - “Resume Writing for Scientists” with Lisa Balbes and John Engelman of S.C. Johnson &Co.
- March 1, 2011 - ”Today’s Job Search Strategies” with Lisa Balbes.
- February 24, 2011 - “Employment (and Un-employment) Trends in the Chemical and Pharma Industries” with Gareth Edwards, ACS Member Research, and economists Brian Roberts and Roger Moncarz, Employment Projections Program, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- February 1, 2011 – “Professional Growth Strategies for Applied Chemical Technology Professionals” with Mary Moore, Principal Technologist, Eastman Chemical Company, and John Engelman, Project Manager, S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
- January 11, 2011 - “Strategies to Find a Job in Small Business” with Dr. John Borchardt.
- November 11, 2010 - “Lead Yourself and Your Team through Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring” with John Ferguson, Pritchett.
- November 2-3, 2010 - Join us at the ACS Virtual Career Fair featuring informative webinars on chemistry careers and trends.
- October 7, 2010 - “Careers in Intellectual Property for Chemists” with Robert Koch, Attorney at law with Milbank Tweed Hadley McCloy LLP
- September 9, 2010 – “How Scientific Skills are Used in Advising the Movie Industry – Facts and Fiction” with Dr. Barry Byrne, University of Florida.
- August 19, 2010 - “Propel Your Career – Networking Tips and Strategies” with Dr. Cheryl Martin, Executive in Residence, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
- May 27, 2010 – “Knowing Your Worth: Strategies to Negotiate for a Higher Salary or Pay for Chemical Professionals” with Meredith Dow, Partner at Proven Inc.
- May 13, 2010 – “Chemistry and Communications - A Closer Look at Scientific Careers in Publishing” with Dr. Darla Henderson, Assistant Director of Editorial Development, ACS Publications.
- April 8, 2010 – “Creating a Successful Career in Public Policy and the Chemical Industry: Lessons Not Taught in Classrooms” with Dr. Susan Butts, Senior Director of External Science and Technology Programs at The Dow Chemical Company.
- March 11, 2010 - “Developing Career Skills to Compete in a Global Economy: Observations of AMRI Operations in India, Singapore, Hungary and the United States” with Dr. Michael Trova, Senior VP at AMRI.
- February 11, 2010 - “Love Chemistry and Food? Find out how to find and build a career in the food/flavor industries” with Carolyn Fisher at McCormick.
- January 14, 2010 – “Using Your Chemistry Education to Unlock Career Opportunities in the New Decade: A story from the 2010 ACS President” with Joe Francisco, ACS President 2010.
Prized Science Series
- June 17, 2010 – “A Life of Innovation – Finding Your Passion” with David Walt, Robinson Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, and a successful entrepreneur.
Job Club Webinar Series
- November 16, 2010 - “Aligning Your Unique Capabilities with the Goals and Strategies of Companies” with Randi Schoenfelder, Managing Partner at Theodolite Human Capital, LLC.
- October 12, 2010 – “Technical and Leadership Skills to Advance Your Sustainability Toolkit” with Randi Schoenfelder, Managing Partner at Theodolite Human Capital, LLC. Download Slides!
- August 17, 2010 – “Are you Ready for the upcoming ACS Career Fair? Ask the Expert” with Dr. Lisa M. Bables, ACS Career Consultant.
- July 20, 2010 – “Effective Interviewing” with Mary Moore, ACS Career Consultant, and Dr. Lisa M. Balbes, ACS Career Consultant.
- July 13, 2010 – “Preparing Your Resume” with Dr. Lisa M. Bables, ACS Career Consultant and Mary Moore, ACS Career Consultant.
- July 6, 2010 – “Job Search Strategies” with Dr. Lisa M. Bables, ACS Career Consultant.
- June 29, 2010 -”Biotechnology vs. Pharmaceutical: Which is Right for Your Career?” with Dr. Lisa M. Bables, ACS Career Consultant.
ACS Webinars – Business and Innovation Channel:
- June 2, 2011 – “Can We Grow Energy? The Role of Chemistry in the Energy Future.” with Dr. Bruce Dale, Office of Biobased Technologies, Michigan State University.
- March 3, 2011 – “Valuable Resources for Science and Engineering Consultants.” with John Newport, Partner, Chemventive LLC and ChemInnoLab LLC.
- December 2, 2010 - “Venture Capitalists Outlook in 2011 – Crystal ball, smoke screen, and the reality” with David Porter, Apposite Capital, and a panel of venture capitalist experts.
- October 28, 2010 - “Programs and Funding Opportunities for Manufacturers and Small Chemical Businesses – Part II” with Ben Vickery, NIST.
- September 30, 2010 – “Global Patent Protection and International Business Strategies” with Dr. Michael Brodowski, K&L Gates.
- September 23, 2010 – “Demystifying SBIR/STTR Grant Applications and Processes for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses” with Dr. Josephine Yuen, Program Director, National Science Foundation.
- September 2, 2010 – “Programs and Funding Opportunities for Manufacturers and Small Chemical Businesses” with Doug Devereaux, NIST.
- July 22, 2010 - “Living with Vertigo: An Entrepreneurial Story in the Chemical Industry” with Brian Morin, Founder, Innegrity.
- July 15, 2010 - “Venture Capital Talk: How to Sell Your Science & Get Investors” with David Porter, Managing Partner, Apposite Capital.
- July 1, 2010 – “From Laboratory to Licensing: Protecting Your Intellectual Property Along the Way” with Tom Steinberg from Roberts, Mlotkowski, Safran & Cole in McLean, Virginia.
- June 24, 2010 – “Exit Strategies – A measure of Success for Chemical Entrepreneurs and Small Business” with Kenneth Polk, Director, ACS TechCatalyst.
- June 10, 2010 – “Covering Your Elements – Understanding Professional Liability Concerns Facing Scientific Consultants and Strategies to Protect Yourself” with Richard Kissel, Partner at KPHW Law.
- May 27, 2010 – “Knowing Your Worth: Strategies to Negotiate for a Higher Salary or Pay for Chemical Professionals” with Meredith Dow, Partner at Proven Inc.
- April 29, 2010 – “Success Factors for a Consulting Practice in Chemistry” with Dr. William Golton, a founder and first Chairman of the Chemical Consultants Network, and Vice President (ret.) of The CECON Group, Inc.
- April 22, 2010 – “Raising Capital with Angels: What They Don’t Tell You at Business Schools” with Mike Elconin, President, Tech Coast Angels.
- March 25, 2010 - “How to Grow Your Small Business into a Large Corporation: The Story of SAIC and the Secret Sauce of Employee Ownership” with Martin Staubus, Beyster Institute.
- February 25, 2010 - “East Meets West: Global Opportunities in Asia Pacific” with Ronghui Gao, Business Development Director, BioBay Park, China.
- January 21, 2010 - “Open Innovations: How can Crowd-sourcing in Chemistry Benefit ME?” with Alph Bingham, Founder of InnoCentive.
- November 2009 - “Navigating the IP landscape: Legal issues entrepreneurs and small business owners need to know” with Gianna Arnold, Partner at Miles & Stockbridge, and Director and President of Women in Bio.
- September 2009 – “Government, Green Chemistry, and You: Finding and Securing Small Business Innovative Research Funding from the EPA” with April Richards, Deputy Director at the Environmental Protection Agency.
- August 2009 - “What You Need To Know About Changes in VC Landscape and Capital Raising Process” with Josh Wolfe, Managing Partner at Lux Capital.
- July 2009 – “Avoiding financing pitfalls for start-ups and small business” with Ken Polk, Director of ACS TechCatalyst.
- June 2009 – “From Idea to IPO and Beyond: Practical Lessons from an Entrepreneur” with Al Altomari, former CEO and co-founder of Barrier Therapeutic.
- May 2009 – “Weathering the Storm: Sailing Your Way through Tough Economic Times for Small Chemical Business” with Barry Streusand, an entrepreneur and founder of Applied Analytical.
- April 2009 – “Steps to successful technology commercialization for scientist entrepreneurs and small/medium businesses in lean times” with Craig S. Galbraith, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management and a GlaxoSmithKline Faculty Fellow of Economic Development at the Cameron School of Business at University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
Chemistry & The Economy Series:
- ‘December 16, 2010 - “Chemicals & the Economy Year End Updates – Impact and Outlook for Executives and Scientists” with Paul Hodges, International eChem, and William Carroll, Occidental Chemical Corp.
- July 8, 2010 - “Chemicals & the Economy Mid-Year Updates – Impact and Outlook for Executives and Scientists” with Paul Hodges, Chairman of International eChem, and author of the well-regarded ICIS Chemicals and the Economy blog.
- October 2009 – “What you need to know about Chemistry and the Economy! Secrets to finding hidden opportunities” with Paul Hodges, Chemical Economist with International eChem.
2011 Chemical Entrepreneurship Series
- June 16, 2011 – “Protecting Your Idea & Safeguarding Your Business Structure.” with Dr. Christine Bellon, VP Intellectual Property/Legal Affairs, Hydra Biosciences, and Dr. Christopher Curfman, Principal, McKeon, Meunier, Carlin & Curfman, LLC, with moderator Rebecca Breitenkamp, Onset Innovations.
- May 19, 2011 – “Turning on the Light Bulb – Idea Generation and Idea Evaluation.” with Dr. Nick Conti, VP, Quest Diagnostics.
- April 21, 2011 - “Is Being an Innovator-Entrepreneur Your Cup of Tea?” with Dr. Judy Giordan, Managing Director, VisionWell, with moderator Dr. Dan Daly, University of Alabama.
Green Chemisty and Sustainability Series:
- May 12, 2011 – “Green Chemistry and Renewable Energy – Two Peas in a Pod.” with Dr. Michael Heben, University of Toledo.
- January 27, 2011 – “Do Business and Chemistry Skills have to be like Oil & Water?” with Lynn Leger, Commercial Development Director, GreenCentre Canada.
- November 18, 2010 - “How Chemical Policy Reform Can Spur Green Chemistry” with Richard Denison, Environmental Defense Fund.
- July 29, 2010 - “Department of Commerce Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative – Government Resources that Support Sustainable Manufacturing” with Morgan Barr, International Economist, DoC Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative.
- May 20, 2010 - “Green Chemistry: Innovation and Application for the New Decade” with Anne Wallin, Dow Chemical
ACS Webinars - Professional Growth Channel:
Part of the ACS Webinars program, these presentations features subject experts on topics and issues of personal & professional growth for scientific professionals.
- June 9, 2011 – “Wow Your Crowd: Presenting Online with Power.” with Jeff Hiller, JB Training Solutions.
- May 5, 2011 – “Creative Problem Solving in Chemical Research.” with Dr. Bill Mattson, Randolph College.
- May 3, 2011 – “Ten Commandments for Being a Successful Scientist.” with Prof. Darren Griffin, University of Kent.
- April 14, 2011 – “Me Too Drugs: R&D Innovations or Imitations?” Dr. Joseph DiMasi, Tufts University Center for Study of Drug Development.
- April 7, 2011 – “Optimizing workplace across five generations of scientists – Challenges and Rewards” with Tammy Erickson, Author and Trainer on How to Build an Innovative Organization.
- March 24, 2011 - “Know Your Drugs: A Pharmacology Primer for Chemical and Life Science Professionals” with Dr. Terry Kenakin, Director at GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development
- February 17, 2011 - “Chemistry without Borders – Immigration for International Scientists” with Martin Lawler, Lawler & Lawler.
- February 10, 2011 – “Chemists in Love: Strategies and Tactics for Dual Career Relationship” with Carolyn & Al Ribes, Dow Benelux, and Benjamin Schwartz & Sarah Tolbert, UCLA.
- February 3, 2011 - “Fundamentals of Effective Scientific Writing – Manuscripts and Grants” with Dr. Kristin Sainani, Clinical Assistant Professor with Health Research and Policy, Stanford University.
- January 20, 2011 - “Financial Planning for Scientific Professionals – Strategies for the New Year” with Ted Sarenski, CPA/PFS, CFP, Blue Ocean Strategic Capital.
- January 13, 2011 - “Persuasion: A Crash Course for Scientists and Chemical Professionals” with Lou Hampton, Hampton Group.
- October 14, 2010 – “Navigating U.S. Immigration – Updates for International Scientists” with Kelly McCown, Attorney at Law, McCown and Evans LLP.
- August 5, 2010 – “Delivering a Dynamic Presentation” with Dr. Nick Washienko, Washienko Communications, and Prof. of Communication, Boston University.
- June 3, 2010 – “Effective Technical Writing – Tips and Strategies Every Scientist Should Know” with Dr. Aline Harrison, the instructor for Effective Technical Writing Short Course offered by the American Chemical Society Office of Professional Education.
- May 6, 2010 - “From a Beaker to a Bottle: Overview of the Drug Discovery and Development Process for Small Molecule Therapeutics” with Ann Newman, Ph.D., Seventh Street Development Group.
- April 15, 2010 – “US Immigration for Foreign-born Scientists – What You Should Know about Employer-Sponsored and Self-Petitions for Green Cards” with Martin Lawler, Lawler & Lawler.
- April 1, 2010 – “How Chemistry is keeping your Food Safe – Application of ultra high pressure liquid chromatography in a Food Safety Laboratory” with Walter Hammack, Florida Department of Agriculture.
- March 18, 2010 - “Staying ahead of the game: Recent innovations in computational methods for drug discovery” with Woody Sherman, Vice President of Applications Science at Schrodinger Inc.
- March 4, 2010 - “Online Monitoring for Water and Wastewater Processes – Global Sustainablilty at Your Fingertips” with Ed Askew of Askew Scientific Consulting.
Leadership Development Series
- June 21, 2011 - “Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue.” with Dr. Kathleen Schulz, Business Results Inc., with moderator Dr. Dave Harwell, ACS Careers.
- June 23, 2011 – “Fostering Innovation” with Frankie Wood-Black, Trihydro, with moderator Dr. Dave Harwell, ACS Careers.
- March 10, 2011 - “Branding YOU! – Why Marketing Yourself is Critical for a Chemistry Career” with Dr. Dawn Mason, Eastman Chemical Co., and Dr. Catherine ‘Katie’ Hunt, Dow Chemical Co.
- September 16, 2010 - “Diversity: Old Topic – Fresh Conversations” with Lolita Chandler, adjunct instructor in the Diversity Management Certificate Program at Cornell University, and Cathy Bristow, Founder and Principal of BRIDGES, a New York consulting firm.
Executive View Series:
- February 18, 2010 - “Failure is an Option: Turning Failure into an Advantage: Story of Inspire Pharma” with Ben Yerxa, Chief of R&D, Inspire Pharmaceuticals.
ACS Webinars – Joy of Science Channel:
- December 9, 2010 - “Kitchen Chemistry: Combining Chemistry and Culinary Delights for the Holiday” with scientists and renowned cookbook authors Shirley Corriher and Peter Barham.
- August 26, 2010 - “Tapping into the Chemistry of Beer and Brewing” with Prof. Charles Bamforth, Dept. Food Science and Technology, UC Davis.
2011 Food Chemistry Series
- May 26, 2011 - “The Chemistry of Cheese and Why We Love it.” with Dr. Michael Tunick, USDA.
- April 28, 2011 - ”Cheers! The Chemistry of Wine” with Dr. Ariel Fenster, McGill University, with moderator Karen Rossi, BMS.
- March 31, 2011 - “Advanced Chemistry of Beer and Brewing” with Dr. Charles Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Brewing Science, UC Davis.
National Chemistry Week/International Year of Chemistry 2011:
- May 24, 2011 - “International Year of Chemistry 2011 – Materials and Health Community Engagement.” with Lynn Hogue and Tracy Halmi.
- December 7, 2010 – “International Year of Chemistry 2011 – Activities and Resources for Your Celebration” with moderators Lynn Hogue (Chair, ACS Committee on Community Activities) and Judy Benham (Chair, ACS International Activities Committee).
- October 21, 2010 - “Sparking Discovery – Chemists in the Community” with Al Hazari, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Celebrating National Chemistry Week 2010!
ACS Careers Industry Forum Teleconference – recording and text transcript
- November 2009 - “Your Career, Your Choice, Your Control: How Do You Figure Out What To Do Next?” with Dr. Luis Echegoyen, Chemistry Director, National Science Foundation.
- October 2009 – “Career Flexibility: How to Build and Balance a Successful Career in Academia and Industry” with Dr. Jim Wells, Professor, UCSF, and founder, Sunesis.
- September 2009 – “From a Lab Chemist to a Technology Broker: How to use Chemistry to Unlock Other Career Doors” with Dr. Andy Gilicinski, Director of Technology Brokerage and Innovations at Clorox.
- August 2009 - “The Chemistry of Leadership: Making Your Skills Count!”Â with Katie Hunt, Director, Technology Collaboration Development for The Dow Chemical Company.
- June 2009 – “Applying Chemistry in Venture Capital; how to find opportunities” with David Porter, Managing Partner, Apposite Capital.
- May 2009 – “From Chemistry Set as a Ten Year Old to Running R&D for a major Pharmaceutical Company” with John LaMattina, former Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc and President, Pfizer Global Research and Development.
- April 2009 – “Green Chemists and Engineers- There’s Never Been a Better Time” with Robert Peoples, Director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute.
- March 2009 – “It’s 2009, Do You Know Where Your Networks Are?” with Katie Hunt, Corporate Sustainability Director and Leader, Technology Partnerships, Rohm and Haas Company.
- February 2009 – “Anticipating the Future: 2015 & Beyond” with William Carroll, Vice President, Chlorovinyl Issues for OxyChem.
- January 2009 – “Mastering the Necessary Skills for the Present and for the Future” - with Thomas Lane, Director, Global Science and Technology Outreach and Senior Research Scientist, Dow Corning Corporation.
- November 2008 – “An Alternate Career Path: Starting and Running Your Own Chemical Company” with Michael Strem, President, Strem Chemicals, and Ephraim Honig, Chief Operating Officer at Strem Chemicals.
- October 2008 – “Working as an Industrial Chemist Internationally” with Carolyn Ribes, Technical Leader, Core Research and Development, Dow Benelux BV, the Netherlands.
- September 2008 – “Career in Pharmaceutical Industry” with Magid Abou-Gharbia,Â former Senior Vice President & Head of Chemical & Screening Sciences, for Wyeth Drug Discovery.
ACS Web Seminar Series for High School Chemistry Educators:
- Fall 2010 Series - Story Telling, Green Chemistry, and Entrorpy…