ACS on Campus: Advancing Careers in North Carolina

In mid-September, ACS on Campus traveled to North Carolina for a special event in partnership with Duke University, North Carolina State University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More than 150 students, researchers, and faculty attended the full-day program held at the Research Triangle Park headquarters in Durham, NC.

The event was a mixture of lectures, panel discussions, and interactive sessions led by an lineup of distinguished speakers, including ACS Combinatorial Science Editor-in-Chief Dr. M.G. Finn, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters Editor-in-Chief Dr. Dennis Liotta, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Associate Editor Dr. Albena Ivanisevic, and Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling Associate Editor Dr. Alexander Tropsha.

Highlights included the debut of ACS on Campus’s first-ever programming exclusively for librarians. ACS Omega Executive Editor Dr. Stefano Tonzani and ACS Publications, Library Relations Manager Michael Qiu led a discussion on open access and the current challenges in librarianship. Each librarian provided a unique perspective on open access and librarianship in general. ACS gained valuable feedback and insights into the daily and future needs of its librarians during the discussion.

Students also had the opportunity to present their science while making valuable connections in the scientific industry during the evening reception co-hosted by the ACS North Carolina Local Section. The conference hall was bursting with 45 scientific posters and their presenters, who hailed from universities across the Research Triangle. The evening concluded with a lecture from Dr. Antony J. Williams of the National Center for Computational Toxicology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

ACS would like to thank all participating North Carolina universities, the ACS North Carolina Local Section, and the attendees for a great day of science and networking.

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Check out some photos from the event: