FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 19, 2011

ACS Webinars™ topic: “Is being an innovator-entrepreneur your cup of tea?”

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 — The first steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur – from idea to realization – are the topic of the next in a series of American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars™ for scientists and chemical professionals.

Scheduled for Thursday, April 21, from 2 – 3 p.m., EDT, the free webinar features Judith Giordan, chairman of VentureWell and professor of practice in the College of Science and Technology of the University of Southern Mississippi. Dan Daly, director of the Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs Center, will moderate the webinar.

Participants will learn:

  • All scientists can be innovators and entrepreneurs
  • What you can do to take the journey, including: learning the jargon, acquiring the skills to look at research outcomes through the lens of the market, and how to commercialize science

Giordan earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Rutgers University, her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Maryland, and was an Alexander von Humboldt Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Frankfurt in Germany. She is the recipient of the 2010 ACS Garvan-Olin Medal.

Daly has a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from the University of Florida, Gainesville. He has won several awards including the Nortech Top 50 Industrial Innovation Award for Northeast Ohio, R&D Magazine Top 100 Industrial Innovation Award and ACS Environmental Industrial Innovation Award.

ACS Webinars™ feature experts and global thought leaders in the chemical sciences, management and business to address current topics of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each webinar includes a short presentation followed by a question and answer session. Scientists and others can tune into the conference without charge, but must register in advance.

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