The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is a remarkable honor bestowed upon 191 distinguished laureates that has been awarded 114 times throughout its history spanning from 1901 to 2022. Startlingly, a mere eight female chemists have been recognized, with half of them winning within less than a decade.
Against this traditional backdrop, the groundbreaking achievement of Carolyn Bertozzi, esteemed Professor at Stanford University, cannot be overstated. With her pioneering work in click chemistry and bioorthogonal reactions, she has revolutionized the field by demonstrating that molecular building blocks can seamlessly snap together inside a living organism without disrupting the delicate cell biology.
Join 2022 Nobel Laureate Carolyn Bertozzi for her thought-provoking speech about her journey from privileged beginnings as the daughter of a MIT professor to overcoming systemic roadblocks in chemistry education on her road to becoming a world renowned chemist, the surprising ways her life changed during the days of the announcement, and what she hopes can be accomplished to bring more people to chemistry after the award. Register now to discover the person behind the Nobel Prize, the different ways she has lived life as an insider and outsider, and enjoy a unique opportunity to ask her your questions following the keynote presentation!
This ACS Webinar is moderated by Senior Vice President Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect (DEIR) at the American Chemical Society and is co-produced with ACS Central Science and the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect at ACS.
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What You Will Learn
- How finding and seizing upon serendipitous opportunities create moments of exponential growth
- How single individuals with conviction were a monumental influence for change
- How inclusivity and diversity in a lab created an open environment that promoted creative innovation
- Hidden Lives. Early Childhood Care as an Academic: The Slow Burn - An influential article Dr. Bertozzi mentions in the Live Q&A.
- ACS DEIR Resources - Open access webpages and downloadable content to support diversity, equity, inclusion and respect efforts.
- ACS Central Science - The first fully open access journal published by the American Chemical Society of which Dr. Bertozzi is Editor-in-Chief.
What an attendee said about this ACS Webinar!
Having a notable scientist talk about how critical DEIR is will change the way it is viewed. This is one of the most valuable talks I have ever listened to.