International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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The Chemistry Enterprise: Do We Have a Future, or What?

Activity by Elmer Ledesma   |   added on Feb 09, 2011   |   United States Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): American Chemical Society -- Greater Houston Section

A presentation by Dr. William Carroll, past president (2005) of the American Chemical Society.


Gina Butuc, chair of the Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Spciety



University of Houston, Fleming Building Room 160, Houston, TX


Date and Time

February 15; 6:30 p.m. (reception); 7:00 p.m. (lecture)



The Chemistry Enterprise is globalizing, which means changes for chemistry in the US. Whether it relates to the shift in chemistry from small molecules to very large, the commoditization of specialty chemicals, or natural gas pricing, the next ten years will bring sea change to the chemical industry in the US. For colleges, the operating costs and sources of professors and students will drive the health of chemistry higher education. How do we prepare our current and future members--those who are employed or those who hope to be--for the future state of chemistry? The answer lies in our education, personal marketing and interaction with a simultaneously shrinking globe and expanding network.

Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, general public, educators, industrial chemists, universities, research scientists, post graduate students, teachers, women chemists, educational institutions, decision makers, tertiary education, secondary school students
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