Using Your Chemistry Education to Unlock Career Opportunities in the New Decade – A story from the 2010 ACS President
Searching for career opportunities or advancing your career in this current economic climate can be exciting, but it’s also perplexing and even frustrating! ACS 2010 President Joe Francisco discovered chemistry and used science to overcome various challenges while in school and in his early career to become not only a successful professor, but the president of the largest scientific society in the world.
“Using Your Chemistry Education to Unlock Career Opportunities in the New Decade – A story from the 2010 ACS President.” A half-hour presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Joe Francisco, William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science and Chemistry at Purdue University and ACS President 2010.
What You Will Learn
- How a chemistry degree can open the door to surprising career opportunities
- How to find good mentors and develop passion for your career
- How to leverage ACS to enhance your skills and develop your network
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
About The Presenter
Joseph S. Francisco completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin with honors, and he received his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983. Francisco spent 1983-1985 as a Research Fellow at Cambridge University in England, and following that he returned to MIT as a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow. In 1986 he was appointed Assistant Professor at Wayne State University. In 1991 he was a Visiting Associate in Planetary Science at California Institute of Technology. He accepted an appointment as Professor of Chemistry and Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Purdue University in January, 1995, and in 2006 was appointed as the William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science and Chemistry at Purdue University. He served as President for the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) from 2005-2007. He is currently President of the American Chemical Society for 2010.
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