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ACS press conference Dec. 10, to release report: Advancing Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences

WASHINGTON — The American Chemical Society (ACS) Presidential Commission on Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences will hold a press conference on December 10 to release a report that details key steps for transforming graduate education in the chemical sciences.

Media are invited to attend the press conference, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday, December 10, 2012, in the Murrow Room of the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. Refreshments served at 9:15 a.m.

Embargoed, advance copies of Advancing Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences are available to credentialed media. Email Joan Coyle at j_coyle@acs.org. On December 10, reporters can view the press conference and download the report at www.acs.org/gradcommissionwebcast. Reporters viewing online may submit questions by email to Joan Coyle at: j_coyle@acs.org. Commission leaders will provide remarks during the press conference, with Q&A to follow.

Welcome: Madeleine Jacobs, Executive Director and CEO, American Chemical Society

Moderator: Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Ph.D., President, American Chemical Society

Speakers:

  • Larry R. Faulkner, Ph.D., Commission Chair, President Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin, and a former Professor of chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Gary Calabrese, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Director, Photovoltaic Glass Technologies, Corning, Inc.
  • Peter J. Stang, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah
  • Paul Houston, Ph.D., Commission Executive Director, Dean, College of Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Hunter R. Rawlings III, Ph.D., President, Association of American Universities
  • Pat Confalone, Ph.D., Vice President, Global R&D, DuPont Crop Protection

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