Sep 20 - Sep 20, 2014
Huang 300 (Mackenzie Room), School of Engineering
475 Via Ortega
Stanford, California 94305
ACS on Campus heads to the West Coast for an event at Stanford University! We're co-hosting a full day of sessions with the Stanford Chemistry Department's Student Activity Committee, the Stanford Chemistry Department, and the Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library. Attend sessions on the scholarly publishing process, see a SciFinder demo, and participate in a career workshop. Register now!
Read full module descriptions here.
- 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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Jodi L. Wesemann
Assistant Director for Educational Research, American Chemical Society
As Assistant Director for Educational Research, Jodi L. Wesemann works with colleagues across ACS and other organizations, supporting the development of educational initiatives. Previously Assistant Director for Higher Education at ACS and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Saint Mary's College of California, she earned her B.A. from Augustana College (IL) and Ph.D. from Indiana University. She was a Fulbright Fellow at University Braunschwieg, Germany and a postdoctoral fellow at Harvey Mudd College supported by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. Wesemann served as chair of the ACS Younger Chemists Committee and treasurer for the Association for Women in Science. She co-edited Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research: Fostering Excellence and Enhancing the Impact, published by the Council on Undergraduate Research
Head Librarian and Bibliographer, Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library, Stanford University Libraries
Grace is the subject specialist for students, faculty, and staff at Stanford who need help using chemistry and chemical engineering resources and she is the primary liaison for the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Departments. Her responsibilities include managing the Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library, developing and managing the Swain Library's collection, providing reference help and library instruction, and consulting and performing database searches. Behind the scenes, she collaborate and cooperate closely with other Stanford Librarians to deliver services and build library collections. She also contribute to library-wide activities such as playing a lead role for xSearch, a search service that allows users to search 250+ resources at one time. She is also helping support the CAP project to help provide data feeds of Stanford-authored publications into Stanford Profiles. Grace has been at Stanford for 25 years. Prior to Stanford, she was at the University of Michigan, graduating with a B.S. in Botany and an M.L.S. in Library Science, and then as an employee in the Natural Sciences and Chemistry Libraries. Grace's current professional activities include being on advisory boards (CRC Handbook of Chemistry, Journal of Chemical Education, Science of Synthesis, ScienceOpen), advisory groups (ACS Publications, RSC Publications), and as a Trustee of the CSA Trust. Grace has also been very active in ACS. She was the Chair of the Chemical Information Division, a member of the Committee on Community Activities, member and Chair of the ACS Committee on Publications, and she is currently serving as Chair of the ACS Committee on Chemical Abstracts.
Jin Zhong Zhang, Ph.D.
Jin Zhang received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 1983 and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from University of Washington, Seattle in 1989. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of California Berkeley from 1989 to 1992. In 1992, he joined the faculty at UC Santa Cruz, where he is currently full professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Zhang’s recent research interests focus on design, synthesis, characterization, and exploration of applications of advanced materials including semiconductor, metal, and metal oxide nanomaterials, particularly in the areas of solar energy conversion and biomedical detection/therapy. He has authored a near 250 publications and three books. Zhang has been serving as a senior editor for JPC published by ACS since 2004. He is a Fellow of AAAS, APS, and ACS.
Darla P. Henderson, Ph.D.
Asst. Director, Open Access Programs, Publications Division, American Chemical Society
Dr. Henderson is responsible for the conception, development, and execution of ACS Publications Division’s multi-faceted global Open Access publishing strategy. Starting in 2014, the programs include ACS Central Science, ACS Editors’ Choice, ACS AuthorChoice, and ACS Author Rewards. Previously at ACS, starting in 2008, she managed a portfolio of 16 journals at ACS, including JACS, with the goal of new product development, and ensuring that the editorial scope, mission, and scientific leadership of each journal is responsive to the needs of chemistry professionals and market demands. During her tenure, she established a co-publishing relationship with the Journal of Chemical Education, and launched three new journals: ACS Catalysis, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, and Environmental Science & Technology Letters, as well as transitioned the ACS Symposium Series and the ACS Style Guide to online products. Prior to joining ACS Publications, Dr. Henderson was responsible for the chemistry books program at John Wiley & Sons from 1998 - 2008. During her tenure in publishing, seven products under her remit have received AAP Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Awards for best of category. She has served on the AAP PSP Books Committee, and on the planning committee for the 2014 and 2015 PSP Annual Conference. Dr. Henderson earned her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Duke University.
Judy Chen, Ph.D.
Lead Scientist, ACS ChemWorx; Editorial Office Operations
Judy started at ACS Publications in October 2011 as Lead Scientist for ACS ChemWorx after receiving her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Columbia University with Professor Nicholas J. Turro. Relying on her personal experience and perspective as a researcher, she is a key decision maker in the development of ACS ChemWorx. As part of that role, she is focused on collecting and incorporating feedback from researchers to ensure that the product supports their work throughout the entire research process. Judy's previous experience includes a R&D Consultant at GE, as well as research at Caltech with Dr. John D. Roberts. She completed her B.S. from the College of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley.
Follow her on ACS ChemWorx News by logging in to acschemworx.org with your ACS ID.
Brian Shofran, MS
Account Consultant, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
Brian joined CAS in 2013. Based in Dallas, TX, he is responsible for the promotion of SciFinder and other CAS products in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona. He also provides consultation and training of CAS products for the end users and insures customer success. Brian received an M.S. in Organic Chemistry from St. Joseph’s University and a M.S. in Food Science from North Carolina State University. He has over a decade of experience as a scientist in the food and pharmaceutical environments and also has extensive experience in Mass Spectrometry both in applications development and sales support.
Dr. Dean A. Dunn
Assistant Director, ACS Office of Research Grants
Dean supervises ORG Program Managers and office operations. In addition, he is the Program Manager for research grant proposals to the ACS Petroleum Research Fund in the areas of Geochemistry, Geology and Geophysics, and supervises funded research grants in these areas. He joined ACS in 2004, after 20 years as Professor of Geology at the University of Southern Mississippi.
He has a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences and a second B.S. in Geology, both from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in Geological Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Dunn has been a shipboard scientist on numerous oceanographic cruises, including two Deep Sea Drilling Project legs aboard D/V Glomar Challenger.
Saturday, September 20
Huang 300 (Mackenzie Room), School of Engineering
475 Via Ortega
Stanford, California 94305
8:30-9:00 am Breakfast, sign in, and onsite registration
9:00-9:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
11:15-11:45 am ACS ChemWorx Demonstration
11:45 am-12:15 pm The SciFinder® Advantage for Your Career
2:00-4:00 pm ACS Career Pathways: Finding Your Path (Part 1)
- Personal Career Compass – Self Assessment
- Higher Education
4:15-6:15 pm ACS Career Pathways: Finding Your Path (Part 2)
- Higher Education (continued)
Closing Remarks and Raffle
- Stanford Agenda Flier
- ACS on Campus Twitter
- Campus Map
- Campus Parking
- Stanford Chemistry Department
- Swain Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library
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Heather L. Tierney, Ph.D.
Managing Editor, ACS Nano & Nano Letters
Heather received her Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Assumption College in Worcester, MA. She then proceeded to complete a Ph. D. in Chemistry at Tufts University, where she used a combination of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and density functional theory (DFT) to study the surface chemistry of a variety of systems including bimetallic alloys, molecular self-assembly, and single-molecule rotors. Heather joined the Publications Division of the American Chemical Society in 2010 as the Managing Editor for ACS Nano and Nano Letters.