Central Texas Local Section

                                     February 2018 meeting

Challenges with and for Chemistry – Being Prepared

Dr. Peter K. Dorhout, ACS President

 

Friday
February 16

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                                              Abstract

 

As I have been getting prepared for my year as ACS President, I have been reminded by the many challenges facing our members and the discipline of chemistry today.  In keeping with my Boy Scout motto: Be Prepared, I wanted to highlight a few challenges that I’ve heard the past few years and present some opportunities for ACS and its members to work together to address those challenges.  It begins with re-establishing our credibility as scientists in the eyes of the public, which starts with educating the next generations of chemists.  In particular, promoting the responsible conduct of research, advocating for enhancements to safety training, and enriching our communications with the public will continue to be part of my activities over my three years in the Presidential succession.  Being prepared for global challenges in chemistry includes developing skills for life-long learning, building a portfolio of global experiences and perspectives, and learning to work on teams with diverse members.  How we infuse these skills and perspectives into our undergraduate, graduate, early-career, and mid-career members will depend on us and our creativity to work as a broader Society to enhance our members and their professional experiences.

 
 
 

Our Next Meeting

Volunteer Appreciation

Friday Frbruary 16, 2018

Join us in welcoming Dr. Peter Dorhout, ACS President 2018

Challenges with and for Chemistry – Being Prepared

see meeting details

Some Previous Meetings

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National Chemistry Week

Saturday

October 21, 2017

The Sheffield Education Center

(Splash Exhibit)

Zilker Park

details / volunteer

Centenial Celebration


Oasis Restaurant on Lake Travis

for our
Centennial Celebration!

Friday, November 10, 2017


View the photo album
on our
Centenial Page


Nobel Prize Happy Hour

Celebrating the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Opal Divine's Austin Grill

2200 S. Interstate 35

Austin, TX


Wednesday October 4, 2017
6:00 pm


Councilor's Reports

to the
Central Texas Section


Fall 2012   


Spring 2011  

reports provided in pdf format.