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April 1st Webinar

April 1, 2021

2:00 pm

Formal Synthesis of a Professional Chemist

Matthew Grandbois is presenting another ACS Webinar this coming Thursday, April 1 from 2-3pm EDT where he will be using some inspiration from organic synthetic chemistry to discuss ideas and strategies for career planning in a "Formal Synthesis of a Professional Chemist". The talk is geared to address a broad range of career perspectives (from early to late career), so please feel free to share to any and all that you think would be interested in learning more by joining us live.

More information and registration information can be found here: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/acs-webinars/professional-development/professional-synthesis.html


April 27th Webinar

April 1, 2021

6:30 pm

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Grad School Reality Check:: Knowing When to Go and How to Get There

Prof. Sam Pazicni, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: virtual

Are you thinking about chemistry graduate school? What should you know before applying? How can you set yourself up for success?


Register for the webinar here.


A flyer for this event can be downloaded here

March 23rd Webinar

March 23, 2021

6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Chemistry of Working at MassDEP

Bob Bostwick; Central Regional Drinking Water Section Chief at MassDEP

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: virtual


Mr. Bostwick will give an introduction to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and how Chemistry, along with knowledge of other scientific disciplines, factor into the Agencies responsibilities.  Specifically, Mr. Bostwick will discuss how his degree in Chemical and Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island helped him during his 30+ year career with MassDEP.  In addition, Mr. Bostwick will discuss other non-scientific skills necessary to work at MassDEP; and finally, how best to prepare for an interview with MassDEP.


Register for the webinar here.


A flyer for this event can be downloaded here

Northeast Region Virtual Social Hour


7:00 pm

Thursdays, recurring

Virtual Social Hour (hosted by New Haven and Connecticut Valley sections)

Time: 7:00 PM

New day/time STARTING on 01/28: Thursdays at 7 


Location: wherever you happen to be

Get to know your fellow ACS Northeast Region chemists!



To get Zoom connection info, register here: https://www.acsnewhaven.org/weeklysocial