Entre Pares Meeting
Monday, Sep 10 - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018
University Cultural Complex
Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla
ACS on Campus is honored to partner with the Entre Pares Seminar in Puebla, Mexico for two days of professional development workshops in September! Entre Pares focuses on science communication and the scholarly publishing process in Mexico and abroad. For more information and to attend, visit http://entrepares.conricyt.mx/.
Join ACS on Campus on September 10-11 for afternoon workshops featuring Editor-in-Chiefs, Kirk Schanze of ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces and M.G. Finn of ACS Combinatorial Science. Session topics include mastering the scholarly publishing process, scientific collaboration through ACS/CAS databases, preparing abstracts with style and substance, and science communication. Don’t miss a special panel discussion featuring Prof. Miguel Ángel Méndez-Rojas and the ACS Student Chapter at Universidad de las Américas Puebla.
Workshops are open to Entre Pares attendees and area universities.
Tips for Scholarly Publishing with the ACS Editors – Panel Discussion
Establishing Scientific Collaboration Networks Through ACS/CAS Databases
Establishing an ACS Student Chapter: Building Networks and Making Connections in the Scientific Community – A Panel Discussion with the Universidad de las Américas Puebla, ACS Student Chapter
Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not to Do
Preparing Abstracts with Style & Substance
Write it, Speak it: Effective Communications
Kirk Schanze, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio
Kirk Schanze earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Florida State University in 1979 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983. He was appointed a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1984-1986 and began his independent faculty career at the University of Florida in 1986. Schanze was University Distinguished Professor and Prominski Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florida until 2016. He is currently the Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He was a Senior Editor of the ACS journal Langmuir from 2000 – 2008. Since 2008, Schanze is Editor-in-Chief of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, the ACS journal focused on chemistry and engineering of applications-focused research in materials and interfaces. Schanze’s research is focused on the field of light-matter interactions in molecular, polymer and materials systems. His group has developed and studied materials with applications in luminescence, chemo- and bio-sensing, light emitting diodes, solar cells and solar fuels.
M.G. Finn, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, ACS Combinatorial Science
Professor and Chair; James A. Carlos Family Chair for Pediatric Technology, Georgia Tech
M.G. Finn received his Ph.D. degree in 1986 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Professor K. Barry Sharpless on the mechanism of the titanium-tartrate catalyzed asymmetric epoxidation reaction, followed by an NIH postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. J.P. Collman at Stanford University on metalloporphyrin chemistry. He joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1988, where his group studied the reactivity of Fisher carbene complexes, metal-substituted phosphorus ylides, and a variety of transition metal-catalyzed processes. Professor Finn moved to the Department of Chemistry and the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute in 1999, where he teaches physical organic chemistry and molecular evolution and directs the Scripps Predoctoral Training Program in Molecular Evolution. In 2013, Professor Finn moved to the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Miguel A. Méndez-Rojas, Ph.D.
Full Time Senior Professor, Department of Chemical & Biological Sciences, Universidad de las Americas Puebla
Coordinator, B.Sc. in Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering program Universidad de las Americas Puebla
Faculty Advisor of “Catalyst”, the first International Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society created in Mexico
Born in 1973, he has been involved in educational and research activities in the field of Chemistry and Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (Nanochemistry) during the last 21 years. He obtained a B.Sc. in Chemistry, with a major in Physical Chemistry at Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP) in 1997, and then a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Texas Christian University (TCU) in 2001. He is currently a Full Time Senior Professor at the Department of Chemical & Biological Sciences at UDLAP, where he has been working since 2003. He has been the Coordinator of the B.Sc. in Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering program at UDLAP since its creation in 2006, and is also the Faculty Advisor of “Catalyst”, the first International Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society created in Mexico, three years ago.
Carlos Toro, Ph.D.
Managing Editor – ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, ACS Photonics, and Chemistry of Materials
Dr. Toro earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from La Universidad del Zulia (Venezuela), where he was started his academic career as a computational chemist. In 2010, Carlos obtained his Doctorate degree in Chemistry (Material Science track) from the University of Central Florida, where he used multi-photon absorption spectroscopy to study the nonlinear optical properties of chiral molecules. Afterwards, Dr. Toro held a position as the Ellen D. Williams Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland, where his research focused on the study of high resolution transient infrared absorption spectroscopy of molecular super rotors. In Spring 2014, he joined the ACS Publications Division as Managing Editor.
Claudia Minutti Zanella
Secretary, ACS Student Chapter, Universidad de las Américas Puebla
She is a third semester student in the field of Clinical Biochemistry at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP). In August, she was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for completing the Harvard Medical School HMX Biochemistry Course. She is currently the secretary of the UDLAP’s ACS student chapter “Catalyst” and has been an active member of the chapter since 2017.
Ali Roberto Ruiz Hernández
Member, ACS Student Chapter “Catalyst”
He is a third semester student in the career of Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla. He is an actual member of the university’s Honors Program working on graphene synthesis and last summer he made a research internship at UNAM’s Institute of Physics. He has been an active member of the ACS student chapter “Catalyst” since 2017.
Cecilia Pérez Plancarte
Ecological Commission of the ACS Student Chapter “Catalyst”
She is a fourth semester undergraduate student of Biology at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla. Since August, she is head of the Ecological Commission of the ACS Student Chapter “Catalyst”, which oversees the restoration of an area of the university as a living laboratory for those who want to investigate plants. She is also creating a space for environmental education in order to inform and sensitize the community about the national and regional biological wealth, emphasizing on its ecological economic and cultural importance as well as on the various environmental problems and their possible solutions.