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Distinguished Women in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering

Activity by Janet Bryant   |   added on May 14, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): American Chemical Society Challenge Grant

The symposium is planned for August 2, 2011 at the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in Puerto Rico, and will also inlcude the award presentation to the 23 Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, and a public event, a re-enactment play of Marie Curie by professional actress, Susan Frontczak.

"Distinguished Women in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering" project, supported by an ACS Challenge Grant, will:

1) host a day-long symposium at the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress featuring internationally-prominent chemists speaking to the topic, "Are women still underrepresented in science?";

2) recognize the recipients of the honor, "Distinguished Women in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering", an award to acknowledge and promote the work of women chemists/chemical engineers worldwide;

3) publish web-based interviews with these Distinguished Chemists/Chemical Engineers to share their research and roles as chemists/chemical engineers in their respective countries;

4) host a public event at the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress - a play re-enactment of Marie Curie by professional actress, Susan M. Frontczak.  http://pubs.acs.org/cen/science/89/8921sci2.html

Prof. Ingrid Montes, Principal Investigator; Janet Bryant, Co-organizer; Judith Cohen, Core Project Team Member


Topic: celebrating chemistry, conferences, networking, website Audience: students, professional chemists, general public, professors, research scientists, universities, industrial chemists, teachers, women chemists, post graduate students

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Janet Bryant | Jun 02, 2011 05:58PM

Please join us in celebrating the 23 Distinguished Women in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering!  See the attached pdf file.

Janet Bryant | Jun 02, 2011 05:59PM

The August 2, 2011 Symposium, to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress will be an exciting and thought-provoking event.   See the attached pdf file for the distinguished speakers and the abstracts of their talks.

Swarnabala Ganti | Aug 09, 2011 03:02PM

This is very interesting and nice too. Being in India i miss the synposium. Hoever i am reading the material by everyone.

i have written an article on Women in Science... However it is in my native language - Telugu and in my blog - January 2011.

http://swarnabalaganti.blogspot.com/

however, i have cited several references in English and their links too.

i wish someone will read them.  i am translating the article. i shall put it soon

Janet Bryant | Aug 09, 2011 06:30PM

UPDATES!  See link to the online album featuring photos from the symposium, "Are Women still underrepresented in the Sciences?"; and the award events for our Distinguished Women in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering.

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