University of Maryland

Nov 4 - Nov 5, 2013

"For us this was a very big turn out [over 120 attendees.] Thanks to ACS."

Neil Coville, Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa

College Park, Maryland

Nov 4 - Nov 5, 2013


University of Maryland

Juan Ramon Jiménez, Room 2208

2208 Stamp Student Union

College Park, MD 20742

ACS on Campus is headed to University of Maryland to offer a behind the scenes peek of the publishing process, SciFinder®, preparing a resume and more!

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Program Notes:

  • You do not have to register for all of the sessions in order to attend. You are invited to come for as many of the sessions as your schedule allows.
  • Complimentary food will be provided for all registered participants.
  • ACS on Campus is a great opportunity to network, build skills and learn tips and strategies to help you advance in your career.

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Jeffrey Benovic, Ph.D.

Thomas Eakins Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Editor, Biochemistry

Dr. Benovic earned a B.S. degree in biochemistry from the Pennsylvania State University in 1976 and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Duke University in 1986 where he trained with Dr. Robert Lefkowitz. Following post-doctoral studies at Duke, he became an Assistant Professor in the Fels Cancer Institute at Temple University School of Medicine in 1989 and then moved to Thomas Jefferson University as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology in 1991. Dr. Benovic is currently the Thomas Eakins Professor and Chair of Jefferson’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Benovic studies the mechanisms involved in regulating G protein-coupled receptor signaling and trafficking with a primary focus on the role of G protein-coupled receptor kinases (GRKs) and arrestins. In addition to his role as Associate Editor for Biochemistry, he is on the Editorial Boards of Cell, Journal of Cell Biology and Molecular Pharmacology and he currently chairs the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Publications Committee.

John Fourkas, Ph.D.

Millard Alexander Professor of Chemistry, University of Maryland; Senior Editor, The Journal of Physical Chemistry.

Dr. Fourkas received his BS and MS in Chemistry from Caltech in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University in 1991 with Michael D. Fayer.  After spending time at the University of Texas at Austin and MIT as a postdoctoral researcher, he took a faculty position at Boston College.  He moved to the University of Maryland in 2005, where he is a professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and in the Institute for Physical Science and Technology.  His research focuses on applications of nonlinear optical phenomena in areas including chemical physics, materials science, cellular biophysics, nanoscale fabrication and imaging, and plasmonics.

David Harwell, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Industry Member Programs, American Chemical Society

In this capacity, David oversees programs and projects for ACS members working in industry.  He also leads the ACS Entrepreneurial Initiative, which provides resources to members pursuing entrepreneurial careers and endeavors.  He is also the staff liaison to the Council Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA).

David has been certified through the ACS Leadership Development System to facilitate the Fostering Innovation, Engaging Colleagues in Dialog, Collaborating Across Boundaries, Coaching and Feedback, and Developing Communication Strategies courses as well as the ACS Career Pathways workshop series.

Penn State University

Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland)


Monday November 4, 2013


Juan Ramon Jiménez, Room 2208

2208 Stamp Student Union

College Park, Maryland 20742

8:30-9:00   Breakfast, Sign in and Onsite Registration

9:00-9:30   Welcome and Opening Remarks

11:00-11:15   Networking Break with ACS Editors

Tuesday November 5, 2013


Busboys & Poets

5331 Baltimore Ave.

Hyattsville, MD 20781

Science Café Networking Event

6:00 – 7:00 pm Networking

7:00 – 8:00 pm Panel Discussion with UMD Alumni