Stanford University

Sep 20 - Sep 20, 2014

To deal with the chemistry research development, we cannot proceed without ACS and ACS on Campus tells us how and how far we...

Saikat Das, Undergraduate
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Stanford, California

Sep 20 - Sep 20, 2014


Stanford University

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.

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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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

Jin Zhong Zhang, Ph.D.

Senior Editor, ACS Journal of Physical Chemistry; Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Cruz

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.

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


Stanford University

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

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10:15-11:00 am Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Communication: What you need to know and ACS Open Access Program

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

12:15-1:00 pm Lunch and Networking Break

2:00-4:00 pm ACS Career Pathways: Finding Your Path (Part 1)

  • Personal Career Compass – Self Assessment
  • Industry
  • Higher Education

4:00-4:15 pm Networking Break

4:15-6:15 pm ACS Career Pathways: Finding Your Path (Part 2)

  • Higher Education (continued)
  • Government
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Networking

Closing Remarks and Raffle