The education of doctoral level chemists has not kept pace with the major changes in the global economic, social, and political environment that have occurred since World War II, when the current system of graduate education took shape. The 21st century’s first major analysis of the education of chemists was the focus of a report – Advancing Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences– issued in December 2012. Join this ACS Webinar to learn more about the report’s recommendations and the implementation steps that need to be taken.
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Current Graduate Students Only- Deadline April 15, 2013
Winners will be recognized by NSF & receive prizes of $1000 to $3000!
In 1500 words, be sure to include:
- The issue in graduate education you wish to address
- Your solution or idea
- How your idea will change graduate education
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Experts
Dr. Larry Faulkner is Chair of the ACS Presidential Commission on Graduate Education and President Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin. For over four decades, Dr. Faulkner served on the chemistry faculties of Harvard University, University of Illinois, and the University of Texas where he was also president from 1998 -2006. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and chaired the National Mathematics Advisory Panel.
Dr. Jacqueline K. Barton is the Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. Professor Barton has pioneered the application of transition metal complexes to probe recognition and reactions of double helical DNA. Dr. Barton has received numerous awards, including the 2010 National Medal of Science from President Obama.
Dr. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri is the 2012 President of the American Chemical Society, the William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the Wisconsin Idea at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and former assistant director of the National Science Foundation for Science and Engineering Education. He also founded and directs the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy. Shakhashiri’s scholarly publications include the multi-volume series, Chemical Demonstrations: A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry. The Encyclopedia Britannica cites him as the “dean of lecture demonstrators in America.”
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