ecosVC® and their partners had a very engaging weekend at the 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition: Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes in San Francisco, CA.

Judith participated in 3 presentations and 2 panels over 5 sessions, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and innovation in both research and in building the next generation of innovators. She was proud to co-organize a session in honor of Dr. Douglas Keszler, founder of the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, an NSF-funded Center for Chemical Innovation that she has worked closely with for years as an innovation trainer. 


Thursday

How Do We Teach Collaboration? Best Practices for Educating Future Researchers & Innovators

Presentation: Beyond the bench: Educating students in collaborative, innovative team science (with Jennie Amador, Michelle Dolgos and Douglas Keszler)


Sunday

Golden Age of Industrial Chemistry

Presentation: Golden age of chemistry: The miracle of instant! Polaroid and the amazing chemistry and innovations of instant photography (with Larry Friedman). 

Symposium Honoring Doug Keszler for the 2017 ACS Award in Material Science

Materials Chemistry of Solutions & Solids for a Sustainable Future:  (session co-organized with Sophia Hayes and Bettye Maddux)

Chemists Leading the Charge: Chemists Using Business Acumen & Transformative Research to Address Societal Needs (session co-presided with Janet Bryant; co-organized with Sophia Hayes and Bettye Maddux)

Panel: Chemists Using Business Acumen & Transformative Research to Address Societal Needs (with Douglas Keszler, John Wager, Jim Abbott, Stephen Meyers, Bill Cowell and Janet Bryant). 

Panel: Research to innovation CSMC legacy: Training the next generation (with Michelle Dolgos, Jennie Amador, Juan-Carlos Ramos)

Sunday evening

2017 ACS Award in Material Science and Reception


Tuesday

Producing Knowledgeable, Well-Rounded, T-Shaped Chemists for the 21st Century: Current Perspectives from High School, Undergraduate & Graduate Educators (session co-organized with Janet Bryant and Steve Graham)

Presentation: Transformational and innovative approaches to STEM graduate education – building T shaped professionals with a Lens of the Market® as well as a Lens of Science (with Michelle Dolgos, Martin Storksdieck and Rich Carter).

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