Industry Matters Newsletter Archive

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COVID-19 Special Reports    

Latest updates related to COVID-19

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The Best of ACS Industry Matters for Managers

Check out the best of ACS Industry Matters for chemical industry managers

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The Best of ACS Industry Matters for Women in Chemistry

Check out the best ACS Industry Matters all-original content geared toward women working in the chemical industry

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The Best of ACS Industry Matters for Early-Career Chemists

Check out the best ACS Industry Matters advice for advancing as an early-career chemist

ACS Boss Talk

Insights and advice from a senior executive in the chemical industry

What I Learned

Observations and reflections from chemists with decades of experience working in industry

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    Lisa Houston

    June 4, 2020 - Lisa Houston explains how she found her love for biochemistry in college, where she gets her perseverance from, what impact COVID-19 might leave on the instrumentation industry and more

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    Michael J. Nuwer

    May 21, 2020 - Michael J. Nuwer on professional development tips, why to pursue a PhD, and why it's important to understand all aspects of the production process

Spotlight on Early Career Chemist

Get to know an early career industrial chemist

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    Tara Kennedy Griffiths

    May 28, 2020 - Tara Kennedy Griffiths reveals the vital role chemists play at Hershey’s largest manufacturing site

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    Ivona Sasimovich

    May 14, 2020 - Early career chemist Ivona Sasimovich takes us behind the scenes of the flavor industry

On the Safe Side

Commentaries on workplace safety culture 

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    June 4: Visiting Labs and Plants

    Safety Expert Ken Fivizzani talks about the importance of checking with a lab or plant before visiting about necessary safety training or precautions, which policy to adapt between your own and another lab's and more

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    May 21: Personal Emergency Plans

    What if the worst happens? Do you have a personal safety plan for you and your family? Safety Expert Frankie Wood-Black takes us through the steps to preparing for the worst at home

Career Corner

ACS Career Consultants and other experts answer questions about advancing your career in industry

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    Career Corner: June 4, 2020

    June 4, 2020 - "How should I answer the interview question 'why are you leaving your current job'?"

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    Career Corner: May 21, 2020

    May 21, 2020 - “I feel overqualified for several of the tasks related to my job. How can I ask for more challenging work without appearing entitled?”

Innovation Zone

The latest in the startup and investor community

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    Brad Justice, CEO, Soil Metrics

    May 28 - How can a soil carbon economy benefit farmers, the climate and consumers? What is chicory flour? Should you go into entrepreneurship with an individual or team mindset? All that and more from Soil Metrics CEO, Brad Justice

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    Vanessa Z. Chan, Professor, University of Pennsylvania

    May 14, 2020 - What does it take to be an innovator? How can your kids get you out of your own head? Why is failure okay? All that and more in this week's interview with Vanessa Chan

Career Perspectives

In-depth advice on managing and advancing your career

LinkedIn Learning Course

What you most need to know from an industry-connected LinkedIn Learning course

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    Managing Diverse Teams

    June 4, 2020 - Tips on how to effectively manage a diverse team to create a safe and inclusive environment for all team members

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    Professional Networking

    May 28, 2020 - Dorie Clark, author and professor of business administration, tells viewers how to create real networking relationships in a fun and authentic way that pays off for your business in this week's LinkedIn Learning course summary

Heroes of Chemistry

The inspiring stories of ACS Hero of Chemistry award recipients