Hello, Folks!  I wanted to let you know that once again, the Portland ACS section will be sponsoring an undergrad poster symposium and career fair this fall, in the afternoon of October 25.  The room will be full of star undergrads from the institutions in the Portland area, and we are hoping that you folks will send one or more people to set up a table and recruit them.  This year we will designate some time specifically for recruiting activities, so you will not (always) have to compete with poster presentations.   Please let me know if someone from your institution will be able to join us.  Thanks!

Dave Reingold
Chair, Portland ACS Section

We have launched two exciting initiatives focusing on women innovators and we would so appreciate your help in sharing this news with your professional networks!

1. Skills for successful STEM innovators
We have launched a global survey to determine which skills women in STEM need to develop and commercialize STEM innovations. Please let us hear your voice by
taking the survey yourself and sharing it with your personal and professional networks!

What will we do with the data? We are planning to launch a global initiative,
What Women Can Do, featuring webinars, roundtables, and training to provide women in STEM with the skills to develop and commercialize STEM innovations.
Survey link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/STEMWomenInInnovation

2. Women in Innovation symposia series with the American Chemical Society (ACS)
We are excited to present in conjunction with the ACS Division of Professional Relations and the Women Chemists Committee the first of three
Women in Innovation symposia at the upcoming ACS National Meetings! If you are planning to attend the meeting in Boston in August we would like to invite you and your colleagues to the “Women in Innovation: Business and Commerce”symposium. For more information and speaker bios please visit www.ecosvc.com/acs-ciec/win-bc

Our interactive panel features dynamic speakers and proven leaders who have successfully commercialized science.  They will share key factors for success during an interactive panel, followed by break out groups where members can speak in small group settings and get their questions answered.

Expand your network: these women are entrepreneurial and business-focused chemists with a track record of success, and can help you examine career progression from researcher to innovator to business leadership roles.

Women in Innovation: Business & Commerce Symposium
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 @ 1:30 – 4:00 PM
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center – Room 51

Our distinguished speakers:

  • Bonnie Fendrock, Co-founder and CEO at Cyta Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Dawn Mason, Manager, Portfolio and Special Projects at Eastman Chemical Company; Chair, ACS Corporation Associates
  • Marta Piñeiro-Núñez, Director, Open Innovation Drug Discovery, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Marcia Stone, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at GGS Venture Partners; Golden Seeds

Many thanks and best regards,

Gabby Hrycyshyn

Research Analyst and Director of Operations


[direct] 413-200-8417
My name is Rebecca LaLonde – I’m an assistant professor of chemistry at Reed College. I am writing to share an new job opportunity in the Chemistry Department at Reed

We are looking for someone with PhD or MS who has laboratory teaching experience in organic chemistry and introductory chemistry to assist in teaching organic and intro chemistry lab sections. This is a great opportunity for a MS chemist or a PhD candidate who would like to strengthen their teaching skills! The ideal candidate for this role is self-sufficient, and possesses strong communication and organization skills.  The full job posting is attached as a pdf and available on this page.  

This is a part-time, 9-month exempt position (.5 FTE) working 25 hours per week. Reed College offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse.
Would you forward this message to any of your personal contacts that may know some one who would be interested in this opportunity?

Thank you for your help in getting the word out about this opportunity!



To view the schedule & download a program, please visit our site:

Title:  Determining the Composition & Structure of Small Volumes II
Registration fees:  $160 Professional; $125 Student
This workshop includes 2 days of invited talks from analytical experts and industry leaders, exploring approaches, techniques, and challenges associated with determining composition and structure of small volumes. Day one will conclude with a poster session and day two with a discussion of remaining challenges and next steps facilitated by a panel of technique experts and industry leaders.  Local vendors, wine makers, and restaurants will cater the event in the Center for Advanced Materials Characterization, Lokey Laboratories, University of Oregon.

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Action Research Fellowship for Instructors and Faculty – Applications include preliminary research plan and a few attachments.  Deadline EXTENDED to July 13th Midnight.  For more info http://stem.oregonstate.edu/ad-action-research-fellowship
·         Do you teach a lower division large enrollment course in the College of Science or Engineering?
·         Are  you using teaching practices focused on enhancing student learning?
·         Are you interested in knowing more about how your practices are working for your students?
·         Do you want to innovate in your classroom or try a novel teaching method?
·         Are you interested applying a research lens to the classroom to better understand practice and contribute to what we know about learning?

If you answered yes to of most of these then you are a great candidate for the ESTEME@OSU Action Research Fellowship.

The main part of the application is a 1-3 page preliminary research and dissemination plan.  This plan need only be preliminary since each awarded fellow will be paired with a partner to help refine and execute the research plan.  Applicants do not need IRB approval at time of submission.

We expect to award 8 fellowships as a non-recurring stipend (this is taxable, but above and beyond current salary).

If you have any questions about the application, eligibility, or would like assistance thinking through your research idea do not hesitate to contact Julie Risien.

The full request for applications can be found here http://stem.oregonstate.edu/ad-action-research-fellowship.

Deadline: Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The Graduate School is now accepting nominations for Graduate Student Travel Awards (for travel between September 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016). The nomination deadline is Monday, August 3rd at 5pm.
Directors of graduate programs (department chairs/heads, program directors) may submit one application per deadline, per graduate program.
NEW NOMINATION PROCESS: Nominations must be submitted by completing the on-line form on the Graduate School Travel Awards page: Graduate Student Travel Awards.
If you have questions, send email to Graduate.scholarships@oregonstate.edu.

Name: Daniel Myles

Area of Study: Organic

Position Title: Senior Instructor of Organic Chemistry

Why Chemistry? (What about it initially interested you, etc.)? I fell in love with chemistry in grade 11. Had an inspirational high school teacher. He took me under his wing and even let me helped with the teaching/preparation of his grade 9 science classes. I was fortunate to be exposed to teaching at such an early stage in my career.

Research focus (in non-science terms) or basic job duties? I am interested in synthesizing organic and main group element-containing compounds for their use in molecular electronics.

One thing that you truly love about your job? I love being in the classroom (and in the teaching labs), while working with our highly talented students.

One interesting/strange factoid about yourself. I am Canadian (please don’t hold this against me) and have recently lost my speaking accent, despite what some of my colleagues have to say about the matter. I am also a huge hockey fan (of course!) and my favorite team is the Vancouver Canucks.