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Judith and Janet honored by ACS

Congratulations to Janet Bryant and Judith Giordan on their recent recognition by the American Chemical Society as ChemLuminary recipients!

The ACS ChemLuminary awards recognize local sections, technical divisions, regional meetings, and international chemical sciences chapters for their tireless efforts and work in promoting chemistry and the chemical sciences. 

Judith and Janet were recognized at the ACS National Meeting in Washington, D.C. for their efforts in ACS president Allison Campbell's Innovation Initiative.

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Watch Judy's recent pubtalk

Judy recently presented at the Willamette Innovators Network pubtalk. Learn about how to position your business for success in this presentation, now uploaded on Facebook!

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ecosVC silver sponsor of NORM

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ecosVC silver sponsor of NORM

Did you catch ecosVC at the 72nd Annual Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Corvallis, Oregon?

As silver sponsors of the meeting, ecosVC was proud to support this regional conference of the American Chemical Society and to work with Oregon State University partners who are strong supporters of science and innovation.  Read on for a list of awards, presentations and a gallery!

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Judith and Janet present at ACS Women's Retreat

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Judith and Janet present at ACS Women's Retreat

The American Chemical Society Pacific Northwest Women in Science Retreat (held July 8–10 in Camp Magruder, Rockaway Beach, Oregon) brought together women at all stages of their scientific careers, both from academia and industry. This opportunity to share advice, teach skills and learn is just one of the many ways that women can change each others' lives.

Judith and Janet took part in the Alternative Careers Panel, which included speakers Judith Giordan, Bettye Maddux, Annette Kolodzie, Sarah Brady, Jessica Marshall, and Janet Bryant.

Judith also hosted the workshop "Go ahead—Be proud! The Art of Bragging and Being Heard."

How much is too much? How much is enough? Ever wonder what to say to convince people why you should be selected to do something or lead something, or be accepted or promoted? Ever wonder when what you say is bragging and when it is simply being proud and sharing facts? Join us to learn some tricks and PRACTICE in this bragging workshop led by Judy Giordan, PhD and Janet Bryant, MBA. Check out this article for more information, and learn more about the sponsor of this workshop, ecosVC.

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Judith and Janet present at CUWIP

A successful physics career is not only about doing great science – it is also about convincing others why our work is important, and why we are the ones capable of doing it. Yet sharing our abilities is thought of as bragging by some, and it doesn’t come easily or naturally to everyone. Some even think it’s better to be modest about our accomplishments, and to “let the work speak for itself”, or to let others brag about us. We say, “NO! We should be able to confidently and unselfconsciously say what we are good at and provide evidence for it.”

Judith and Janet recently attended the American Physics Society's Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) at Oregon State University.

For the last decade, CUWiP has worked to help undergraduate women thrive in physics by providing them a unique opportunity to engage with and learn from other women in physics at all stages of their physics careers. 

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The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has generously supported What Women Can Do, a new venture by ecosVC dedicated to helping women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) become leaders in innovation.

Learn more about Judy Giordan's 2015 Humboldt Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives titled “Women in Innovation: Leveraging the Power of the Von Humboldt global network to aid women in realizing their potential as INNOVATORS and the value of their INNOVATIONS to address global challenges.”

Learn more about the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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Women in Innovation: Business and Commerce

This interactive symposium focused on translating research to innovation to commercial offering and linking it with career progression from researcher to innovator to business leadership. Women from leadership roles in successfully commercializing science shared key factors for success during the interactive panel, followed by a moderated Q&A.

We explored...

  • WHAT does it take to be an INNOVATING WOMAN in business and industry?
  • WHAT are their key traits for success?
  • HOW have they built support structures and connections throughout their careers?
  • WHAT role do both women and men play in expanding the role of INNOVATING WOMEN across the chemical enterprise?
  • ....and most importantly HOW can you use this information to create your own INNOVATOR PATHWAY TO SUCCESS?

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Judy wins the Von Humboldt award

Humboldt Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives

Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to three to five Humboldt Alumni Awards to promote innovative networking initiatives of alumni of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellowship and award programs. The award is valued at up to 25,000 EUR. It is designed to support initiatives, not covered by the Foundation's existing sponsorship and alumni programs, and to promote academic and cultural relations between Germany and the Humboldt Alumni's own countries and strengthen their collaboration in the respective regions.

Judy’s award winning proposal is titled “Women in Innovation: Leveraging the Power of the Von Humboldt global network to aid women in realizing their potential as INNOVATORS and the value of their INNOVATIONS to address global challenges.”

Judy’s Von-Humboldt Women in Innovation (WiN) alumni network will leverage the breadth and wealth of experience of WiN women in the Von Humboldt global network as a key way to accelerate the ability of ALL women to become innovators. The WiN network will span three areas:

  • Women in Innovation: Science and Technology development and commercialization
  • Women in Innovation: Science and Technology Business and Industry Leadership
  • Women in Innovation: Science and Technology Policy

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DESCA Lunch & Learn

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Commercializing science and technology is NOT the same as it used to be…and neither are the players nor the rules. Always a contact sport – played primarily by those trained in the art and well equipped by the biggest and “best” companies - technology commercialization based on research from universities ranging from materials and chemicals to biomass and energy is an ever growing player in the game. 

And it doesn’t stop there – government labs also have the mandate to commercialize and with all of this rule changing and corporate downsizing - companies are extolling the value and importance of Open Innovation, and former employees are creating ventures!

In this shifting landscape, where EVERYONE can play, what does it take to play well and very successfully?

Judith Giordan answered these questions and shared her insights on the new rules of the game in The Convergence of University Research, Technology Commercialization & Career Development: A New 21st Century Contact Sport 

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This event was profiled in UDaily.

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