Upcoming Meeting:

Fall 2022

Most Recent Meeting:

Spring 2022 (Virtual)

Looking for Past Programs?

The Fall Meeting is hybrid!

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago.

The most up-to-date information can be found at the meeting page HERE.

PROF Sponsored and Recommended Programming

Sunday August 21, 2022

Monday August 22, 2022

  • Working Chemists with Disabilities

    This symposium seeks current and/or aspiring chemists to consider participating in this unique autoethnographic session. Presentations should document how chemists with various disabilities perform their jobs in the chemistry field. Describe the work arounds and accommodations that you have been provided to illustrate your success in chemistry. Presenters may be invited to contribute to a digital version of the 1996 ACS publication titled, “Working Chemist’s with disabilities.” It is the expectation of the organizers that the presentations paint a picture of how chemists with disabilities are overcoming challenges and accomplishing success in the chemistry field.

  • The Professional Chemist: Recognizing the Winner of the Henry Hill Award

    A session recognizing the Henry Hill award winner. This award recognizes persons who have served the profession in the area of professional relations in a unique and distinguished manner.

Tuesday August 23, 2022

  • Barriers and Resolutions for Maintaining Your LGBTQ+ Identity in STEM

    In the session, we will feature a keynote speaker to provide context on the current realities (quantitative data) and barriers to LGBTQ+ student success in STEM. The keynote will naturally lead into a panel featuring academics at different levels – postdoctoral studies, early-career faculty, and administration – where lived experiences will be shared. The discussion will include both barriers panel members have faced and strategies, focused on actions, that members have used to overcome these barriers. We feel the discussion will be relevant for chemists across the academic trajectory. The panel will include both a moderator-led Q&A and an open Q&A from the audience.

  • PROF Open Meeting and Executive Committee Meeting

    PROF Open Meeting and Executive Committee Meeting

  • Award Reception Honoring the Henry Hill and Lou Sacco Award Winners

    Award Reception Honoring the Henry Hill and Lou Sacco Award Winners

Wednesday August 24, 2022

  • URM Talent Acquisition, Retention and Career Development in STEM Private Sectors

    There is widespread recognition of the value in building diverse talent in industry, but there are also significant challenges for recruiting and retaining underrepresented minorities (URM). Several science and technology companies have responded by enhancing their recruiting practices to improve the diversity of their talent pool as well as developing strategies to retain URMs through career development plans. The goals of this half-day symposium are to: 1) share what each company is doing to build diverse talent, 2) provide students with a broad view of opportunities to build their network with industrial scientists and engineers, and 3) maximize students’ potential to be successful in the job search process by providing insights into life in industry and the graduate recruiting process.

  • URM Networking Reception

    Reception following URM Talent Acquisition, Retention and Career Development in STEM Private Sectors Symposium