District IV Announcements 2018


My Priorities:

  1. Diversity Equity—U.S. & International

  2. Value proposition of ACS membership

  3. Education of the chemical workforce

  4. Science advocacy


  1. The 4th and final BOD meeting is taking place November 29th to December 1st in Washington, DC.

  2. Find me at SWRM at the Little Rock Marriott and Convention Center, on November 7-10:

  3. Awards Dinner at the Clinton Presidential Center on Thursday night, 5:30PM - 8:00PM. Congratulations  to Marty, Grover, and Howard for running an outstanding meeting!

  1. Board of Directors Luncheon on Friday from noon to 1:30PM

  2. Here’s a picture of the SERMACS 2018 Leadership. Congratulations to Chris, Tad, Mike (not pictured), and Rob for running an outstanding meeting!

  1. Find me at SERMACS at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center  the EXPO on October 31 - November 3:

  2. At the Awards Luncheon, as I represent our District and am honored to receive the Stan Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences!

  1. Panel Discussion on “Diversity in the chemical enterprise” on Friday from 8:05AM to 9:55AM in Lamar C

  2. Presentation on “Cultural awareness in mentoring LatinX scientists,” in the “Diversity in the Chemical Enterprise: Hispanic Perspectives” Symposium on Friday from 3:55PM to 4:10 PM in Lamar C

  3. Board of Directors Ice Cream Social, from 4:30PM to 5:30PM on Friday.

  4. Presentation on “Advancing gender equity, climate and inclusive excellence in chemistry,” in the “Diversity in the Chemical Enterprise: Women Chemists in the Southeast” Symposium on Saturday from 10:40AM to 11:00AM in Moody

  5. I visited the Greater Houston Local Section of the ACS on September 27th. Click this active link to see my talk on “Benign by Design from the Nanoscale to the Human Scale.”

  6. District IV Fall’18 Caucus slides available here: 18-08-District_IV_Caucus2s.pdf

  7. The ACS National Fall Meeting will be held in Boston, MA, on August 19-23. Catch me at the following events:

  8. Open Board Meeting — noon on Sunday (August 19) at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Ballroom West

  9. District IV Councilor Caucus — 6:00PM on Sunday (August 19) at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Riverway

  10. Panel Discussion on #ACSeBooks, ACS Publications Booth Theater (#1418) - 12:30PM on Monday (August 20) at the EXPO

  11. OXIDE’s ACS Symposium Series eBook on National Diversity Equity Workshops in Chemical Sciences (2011−2017) was release on July 10, 2018

  12. The second Board Meeting of the year will take place on May 31 to June 2 in Baltimore, MD.

  13. Several ACS colleagues and I attended the Legislative Summit on April 17-18 lobbying congress: “The need to support #NSFFunded fundamental science is bipartisan because it drives innovation and helps us all...”


  1. District IV Spring’18 Caucus slides available here: 18-03-District_IV_Caucus_LD.pdf

  2. The ACS National Spring Meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA, from March 18-21. Catch me at the following events:

  3. Open Board Meeting — noon on Sunday (March 18) at room TBA

  4. District IV Councilor Caucus — 6:00PM on Sunday (March 18) at the Kabacoff Ballroom of the Hilton Riverside

  5. I’ll be joining our fellow volunteers at ACS’s annual Leadership Institute in Dallas on January 19-21. I’ll serve on a YCC panel on Sunday morning; always a highlight of the meeting!

  6. Join me at the Chemical Society of Washington dinner meeting on January 11th. I’ll be speaking on “Diverse Chemistry Topics and the Diversity of Chemistry.”

  7. Happy New Year in 2018!

  8. Our ACS had a great 2017. A list of announcements from 2017 is available here. Looking forward to 2018!