Free Chemistry Education Resources for June 2017

Each month ACS Webinars provides free live webinars for chemists. These free webinars cover subjects as diverse as drug development, food chemistry, and professional development for chemists. Here’s what’s coming up for the month of June. Register today!

HPLC Method Development Bootcamp: A Straight-Forward Approach to Solve 80% of Separation Problems

Thursday, June 8, 2-3 PM ET

High-performance liquid chromatography is supposed to be complicated, right? Imagine trying to find the correct mobile phase, stationary phase, column length, diameter, particle size, solvent strength, buffer, pH, etc. But it is a lot simpler than people think. The majority of HPLC analyses can be accomplished on a good reversed phase column with the correct acetonitrile/water or methanol/water gradient. The major limitation is often our knowledge of HPLC fundamentals. Lee Polite of Axion Analytical labs will lead this bootcamp to help you polish those fundamentals to a working shine.

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Exploring Alternative Careers in Chemistry: Part 2

Thursday, June 15, 2-3 PM ET

With more uncertainty in the job market for traditional research jobs than in the past, alternative career paths are becoming more attractive. Join us for the second part of our series that seeks to help chemists find employment outside of the bench as we gather a diverse panel that includes Rachel Mohler of Chevron, Teresa Fryberger of the National Academy of Sciences, Mary Beth Mulcahy of the Chemical Safety Board, and Jyllian Kemsley of Chemical & Engineering News. The panelists will expose you to several distinct fields that rely fundamentally on chemistry. If you have not been thinking about such possibilities, this broadcast will give you the opportunity to hear from chemists working in nontraditional positions as well as add your own voice to the discussion.

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Chemistry and the Economy: Mid-Year Update

Thursday, June 22, 2-3 PM ET

Join Paul Hodges of International eChem and former Chair of the ACS Board William Carroll as they return to give their take on the factors affecting the market and what these mean for you. Join us for an update on what is happening with the oil market, how policy in China will affect supply and demand, cover the latest round of mergers as well as what other factors are in play.

 

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Tuberculosis: An Introduction for Medicinal Chemists

Thursday, June 29, 2-3 PM ET

Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death from an infectious disease and a leading example of antimicrobial resistance. Carl Nathan of Weill Cornell Medicine will review the biology that frames the problem, the innovation gap that exacerbates it and the new work that qualifies TB drug discovery as an innovation engine.

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