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ACS Virtual National Meeting - Fall 2020

The ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo will be held exclusively online August 17-20, 2020, with the theme, Chemistry from Bench to Market. The conference will feature research presentations, networking events, and live talks. On-demand oral and poster presentations will be available for attendees daily from August 17-28. While paid registration is required for most events, there are free events that do not require registration.

As always, there are plenty of opportunities for students to learn, build connections, and grow. Here are inChemistry's top picks for sessions and events to check out.

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There are plenty of opportunities for students preparing for a career in science to learn, build connections, and grow professionally as you prepare for a science career. Here are inChemistry's top picks for sessions and events to check out.

Student Programming

Sessions
 

Standing Out and Succeeding: Our Experiences as Diverse Chemists
(Meeting registration not required)
Sunday, August 16, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PDT
Join this panel featuring award-winning chemists from a variety of backgrounds as they share their challenges and successes navigating the field.

Undergraduate Research Poster Session
Wednesday, August 19, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. PDT
The undergradudate research poster sessions are sponsored by the Society Committee on Education (SOCED) and several ACS technical divisions.

Workshops
 

Don’t Panic: Getting into Graduate School
(meeting registration not required)
 
August 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT

Graduate school faculty and recruiters will explain the application process, share advice on creating a successful application, and answer all your questions.

On the Same Page: Writing Killer Résumés & More
(meeting registration not required)
August 16, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT

This interactive workshop will help you make sure your résumé, C.V., and other documents reflect who you are as a professional.

This ACS Career Pathways™ Workshops
August 20-25
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ACS is offering eight career workshops to help you with networking, résumé development, interviewing, and identifying your role in industrial chemistry.  

Career Talks

Making the Transition from Academia to Industry
Monday, August 17, 8:00 a.m. (on demand)
Presenter: Jenea Adams, Sponsored by the Committee on Minority Affairs (CMA)

New-Hire Stories: Perspective from an Industrial Supervisor
Monday, August 17, 8:00 a.m. (on demand)
Presenter: Frankie Wood-Black, Sponsored by the Committee on Health and Safety (CHAS)

Diversity and Inclusion Talks

What Trans Students Need: Ethical and Supportive Mentoring of Transgender and Nonbinary Graduate Students
Monday, August 17, 8:00 a.m. (on demand)
Presenters: Michelle Nolan and Isaac Blythe, Sponsored by the Division of Professional Relations 

Social Justice and the Chemistry Curriculum: Developing Awareness of Ethics and Equity Issues in the Next Generation of Scientists
Monday, August 17, 8:00 a.m. (on demand)
Presenter: Rebecca LaLonde, Sponsored by the Division of Professional Relations (PROF)

Addressing the Gap in Gender Diversity in Innovation
Monday, August 17, 8:00 a.m. (on demand)
Presenter: Carlyn A Burton, Sponsored by the Women Chemists Committee (WCC)

The Case for Diversity and Inclusion (Live Event)
Thursday, August 20, 7:00 – 8: 00 a.m. PDT
Presenter: Leland (Lee) T. Jourdan, Chevron Corporation