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Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET
Speakers: Renetta Garrison Tull, University of California, Davis and Sonia Zárate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Moderator: Jodi Wesemann, American Chemical Society

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What You Will Learn:

  • The impact of effective mentorship on research productivity, academic and research self-efficacy, and career satisfaction 
  • The attributes of effective mentorship that contribute to persistence and success 
  • How you can use evidence-based approaches to optimize formal and informal mentorship

Co-produced with: ACS Education

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021 @ 2-3:30pm ET
Speakers: Katrina Knauer, BioCellection Inc. and Philippe Reutenauer, Léa Nature
Moderator: Peter Boul, Aramco Americas

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What You Will Learn:

  • Challenges in recycling of plastics and scaling new depolymerization technologies 
  • Chemical pathways for breaking down single-use plastics with an emphasis on polyethylene 
  • Synthesis of new polymers from chemically recycled monomers
  • How food companies can modify their relationship towards plastics to face the public concerns linked to plastic packaging
  • Mechanical recycling and its limitations and the emerging solutions for chemical recycling

Co-produced with: ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry


Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 @ 7-8pm ET
Speaker: Davis Tran, Wakefield High School / Jason Love, Wakefield High School / Nelson Fuamenya, Wakefield High School / Ana Munoz, Wakefield High School / Hina Aftab, Wakefield High School / Verlese Gaither, Wakefield High School / Arron Gregory, Arlington Public Schools
Moderator: Peter Dorhout, Iowa State University

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What You Will Learn:

  • Ideas, insights, and perspectives on cultivating an equitable, inclusive STEM classroom 
  • Practical takeaways to encourage equity and inclusivity in the STEM classroom 
  • Overcoming challenges and barriers to achieving equity

Co-produced with: American Association of Chemistry Teachers, ACS Department of Diversity Programs, ACS Diversity, and the ACS Inclusion & Respect Advisory Board

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET
Speaker: Brian Gibney, Brooklyn College and CUNY
Moderator: Blake Aronson, American Chemical Society

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What You Will Learn:

  • What are your graduate degree options in chemistry 
  • How to prepare for applying and attending graduate school in chemistry 
  • What to expect in graduate school in chemistry

Co-produced with: ACS on Campus


Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET
Speaker: Jayshree Seth3M
Moderator: Glenn Ruskin, American Chemical Society

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What You Will Learn:

  • What the world thinks of science during the global pandemic and if skepticism gone up or down 
  • What the global public cares about the most as it relates to science
  • What specific actions can we all take to advocate for science

Co-produced with: ACS External Affairs & Communications

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 @ 2-3pm ET
Speakers: Anthony DePass, Long Island University and Understanding Interventions / Michelle Claville, Hampton University and NSF Undergraduate Programs /  Lourdes Echegoyen, The University of Texas at El Paso
Moderator: Zakiya Wilson-Kennedy, Louisiana State University
Organizer: Leyte Winfield, Spelman College

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What You Will Learn:

  • The breath of research that broaden the participation of individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM 
  • Commentaries and evidence-based practices that might be appropriate for the JCE special issue 
  • The editors for the Special Issue will host weekly office hours to answer specific questions related to the JCE special issue. Please submit questions to lwinfield@spelman.edu

Co-produced with: ACS Publications and ACS Education


Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 1-2pm ET
Speaker: Vijay Kapur, (retired) International Solar Electric Technology
Moderator: Bill Tsuzynski, The Unami Group LLC

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What You Will Learn:

  • Hydrogen production methods and its role as a transportation energy carrier in fuel cells 
  • Transportation opportunities using Hydrogen and fuel cells as an energy source 
  • Economic, storage, and safety issues when using hydrogen through different applications

Co-produced with: Science History Institute and Chemical & Engineering News


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