Category: Webinars

July 3, 2018

3 Quick Tips for Improving Your Resume For Your First Job in Chemistry

By Libby Brennan

It takes the average recruiter 5 seconds to review a resume. Resume expert and science industry insider Dr. Amanda Riojas says highlighting your contact information on your resume is an essential part of making the most of those five seconds, since it allows the interviewer to reach you for an interview. Keep in mind that […]

March 8, 2018

Women in Drug Discovery and Development Share the Secrets of their Success

By Jesse Stanchak

Last year, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters asked a pressing question about the field: “Where are all the women?” That editorial started a conversation that led to more questions, including: What does it take to create a rewarding and successful career within academia or the pharmaceutical industry as a female? To answer that, ACS Webinars has […]

IUPAC Gold Book

February 5, 2018

Reshaping the IUPAC Gold Book for a Digital World

By Bryan McBournie

The IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Technology, better known as the Gold Book, has been an essential tool for chemists since it was first published more than 30 years ago. In the digital age it is being reshaped to be even more useful. On January 24, ACS hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Stuart Chalk discussing the […]

Science Communication Chemistry Journalist

January 3, 2018

Secrets of Science Communication for Research Chemists

By Bryan McBournie

The worlds of science and journalism don’t always have the same priorities. The work of a chemist is slow and careful, and the work of a journalist is immediate and designed to grab attention. Those differences can create difficulties for chemists looking to draw attention to their research. That’s why science communication is so important. […]


December 20, 2017

Exploring the History of Cheminformatics

By Bryan McBournie

There are always new platforms, systems, and tools to keep up with in cheminformatics. On November 16, ACS hosted a webinar, featuring Dr. Wendy A. Warr taking a look at technological advances that have changed chemical research, as well as what the future might hold. Warr is a Chartered Chemist, a Fellow of the Royal […]

  • cheminformatics

October 12, 2017

The Role of the Journal of Chemical Education in Teaching and Learning

By Freddy Tellez

The Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) has a long history of supporting chemistry instructors with high quality information. The journal is  a world leader in the publication of primary research on chemical education, as well as a source of many practical ideas for teaching chemistry. JCE provides both broad and deep coverage of teaching and […]

National Nanotechnology Day

October 9, 2017

ACS Celebrates National Nanotechnology Day

By Jesse Stanchak

Lovers of big innovations in small packages, rejoice! It’s time for the 2nd annual National Nanotechnology Day, and ACS is here to help you celebrate it right. What is National Nanotechnology Day? The day is a joint project of the United States National Nanotechnology Initiative, scientific societies such as ACS, and other organizations. The day […]

Nobel Prize Predictions

September 21, 2017

Get Expert Predictions for the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

By Jesse Stanchak

We won’t know who the winner (or winners) of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be until Oct. 4. But if you can’t wait that long — or you just love to speculate — we’ve got a panel of experts who are willing to put forth some educated chemistry Nobel Prize predictions. Chemical & Engineering […]

  • 2017 Nobel Prize

August 3, 2017

Learn More About the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

By Jesse Stanchak

Are you a senior undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a research-based master’s and doctoral degree? Are you worried about finding funding to help pay for that education? The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) may be able to help. The GRFP recognizes outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and offers them final […]

July 19, 2017

Free Chemistry Education Resources for August 2017

By Kaye Lin

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. Learn about the recent advances being made in the fight against skin cancer and the hidden stories in the air we breathe in our free weekly webinar series […]

global lab safety

June 29, 2017

Understanding Lab Safety Around the Globe

By Maya Pottiger

The conversation around global lab safety started with C&EN’s April cover story, “Improving Prospects for Chemists in Cuba.” Readers wrote in to express their concerns with the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the accompanying photograph of a lab in Cuba. C&EN explained it was fully aware that the lab workers in the photo […]

  • Lab Safety
Superbugs and Drug Resistance

June 13, 2017

ACS Infectious Diseases Webinar Explores the Growing Problem of Antibiotic Resistance

By Bryan McBournie

Drug resistance and so-called “superbugs” are a growing concern among scientists, physicians, and health officials. A May 15 ACS Infectious Diseases webinar “Superbugs and Drug Resistance: Challenges in New Antibiotic Discovery” addressed the challenges posed by increasing amounts of antibiotic resistance and the difficulties researchers face in trying to discover new antibiotics and bring them […]

June 8, 2017

How Chemists Can Use Social Media to Promote Their Research

By Bryan McBournie

Getting your work noticed is as important as ever, and social networks offer lots of ways for chemists to reach new audiences today. ACS hosted a webinar on May 23 and invited Dr. Antony Williams to discuss his experiences using social media tools to promote his research and make suggestions on how you can do […]

May 4, 2017

Free Chemistry Education Resources for May 2017

By Alexa Billow

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 May. Register today! Insourcing and Outsourcing in R&D: Trends in the Pharma Industry Thursday, May 4, 2-3 P.M. EST Successful […]

April 25, 2017

Superbugs and Drug Resistance: An ACS Infectious Diseases Webinar

By Bryan McBournie

Bacteria are developing resistance to available antibiotics, and it has been 30 years since the discovery of a truly novel class of antibiotics for common Gram negative and positive pathogen. Scientists and health officials are worried we are losing the battle against drug-resistant bacteria, and they are sounding the alarm on super bugs and drug […]

April 3, 2017

Free Chemistry Education Resources for April 2017

By Alexa Billow

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 April. Register today! *** The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain: Public Perception of the Chemical Enterprise Thursday, April 13, […]

  • webinars

March 9, 2017

#ACSmicrobiome Webinar Part 2: Microbiome Technologies

By Bryan McBournie

The scientific community is learning more about microorganisms and how they interact with each other in microbiomes. Technology is making their discoveries possible and more is needed to advance their research even further. On August 11, 2016, ACS Nano and Analytical Chemistry presented Microbiome Technologies, the second in the three-part #ACSmicrobiome Webinar Series. The webinar […]

  • microbiome

March 8, 2017

The Evolution of Scientific Authorship

By Stephanie Monasky

What does scientific authorship look like in 2017? How has it evolved over the past few years and how has the trend of hyper-authorship affected the researcher, librarian, and publisher communities? Join us on March 30, 2017 at 11:30 EST for a deep dive into scientific authorship. See below for a list of speakers and […]

March 3, 2017

#ACSmicrobiome Webinar Part 1: The Microbiome and the Environment

By Bryan McBournie

Advances in technology and research methods have in recent years allowed scientists to more effectively study Earth’s oldest life forms – microorganisms. They’ve discovered almost all microorganisms exist not alone, but in communities commonly known as “the microbiome,” and that these communities interact with their environments in a variety of ways. On July 26, Environmental […]

  • microbiome

December 7, 2016

Editors Answer: Researchers’ Questions About Publishing in India

By Selenah Njoloma

On March 24, 2016, ACS Publications held a webinar on publishing tips for researchers in India, hosted by Associate Editor of The Journal of Physical Chemistry Kankan Bhattacharyya and inaugural Editor-in-Chief of ACS Energy Letters Prashant Kamat. After the session, Bhattacharyya and Kamat answered hundreds of questions from webinar listeners. Here are a few of […]

  • Growing Globally

November 4, 2016

Join Us to Discover the Source of Innovation

By Ribka Gemilangsari

Innovation is all about getting new ideas to market and is inherently a collaborative process. Join Michael Blaustein, former Director of DuPont Ventures and current Principal of MAB Innovation Group, and ACS Executive Director and CEO Tom Connelly on Tuesday, November 15 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. for a unique conversation entitled, “Driving Invention […]

October 25, 2016

Discover the Future of 2D Materials

By Selenah Njoloma

Interested in learning about the future of 2D materials and their applications? Join ACS editors on November 2, 2016 at 10 a.m. (EST) for an hour-long free webinar.  You’ll hear from ACS Publications Associate Editors Mark Hersam of ACS Nano, Jeanie Lau of Nano Letters, Kian Ping Loh of Chemistry of Materials, and ACS Photonics […]


July 29, 2016

#ACSmicrobiome Webinar Series Examines How Chemists Are Studying the Microbiome

By Brooke Howell

Microorganisms are Earth’s oldest life forms and have come to inhabit virtually every location on the planet. Recent advances in technology have enabled researchers to dissect how microorganisms interact with their surroundings. These investigations reveal that microorganisms exist in complex communities commonly referred to as “the microbiome.” These microbial communities have been found to be […]

  • microbiome

May 16, 2016

Learn About Ice Cream Chemistry With ACS Webinars

By Ribka Gemilangsari

June’s Webinar: Ice Cream Chemistry Making good ice cream is no easy feat. Food scientist Rich Hartel of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will discuss how ice crystals, air cells, and fat clusters relate to ice cream’s properties and quality. Learn about the chemistry behind everyone’s favorite treat as we welcome the summer and get ready […]

  • food science
  • ice cream
  • webinar
raising the visibility of your research

April 13, 2016

Want to Raise the Visibility of Your Research?

By Stephanie Monasky

Lucky you. Your research is done and your paper has just been accepted for publication. While writing your paper was tough, getting your message out to a relevant audience can be every bit as difficult. Ever wondered what the best strategies are for increasing the visibility of your research? Which social networks to use? How […]

  • Researchers
  • webinars

March 30, 2016

Get the Scoop on Innovations in Alternative Fuels

By Jesse Stanchak

What chemical discoveries have had the biggest impact on our everyday lives? In 2016, the American Chemical Society is bringing you eleven webinars divided into 4 different modules that will highlight the innovations in materials science that have touched millions of people and reshaped industries. Join us on the first Thursday of every month to […]

March 28, 2016

Get an Update on the Response to Zika Virus

By Renee John

Zika virus has long been known to the infectious disease community, but until the current outbreak, scant research had been conducted to understand the virus or how to combat it. The sudden explosion in infections—and the increasingly strong evidence that it can cause microcephaly in babies born to women infected while pregnant—has thrust Zika virus […]

  • Zika Virus

March 7, 2016

Upcoming Webinar: Publishing Tips for Researchers in India

By Selenah Njoloma

As any India-based researcher knows, publishing your work on an international stage comes with unique challenges. But despite the barriers, India is a fast-growing source of scientific research. In the past 5 years alone, ACS journals published 7,000 articles from authors based in India. Six ACS editors and 35 editorial advisory board members call India […]

  • ACS Energy Letters
  • Growing Globally
  • Prashant Kamat
  • The Journal of Physical Chemistry
  • webinar

February 17, 2016

Upcoming Webinar: Publishing Tips for Researchers in China

By Selenah Njoloma

As any China-based researcher knows, publishing your work on an international stage comes with unique challenges. But despite the barriers, China is a fast-growing source of scientific research. In the past 5 years alone, ACS journals published 32,000 articles from authors based in China. Thirty ACS editors and 130 editorial advisory board members call China […]

  • Authors
  • China
  • Growing Globally
  • paper submissions
  • webinars

October 5, 2015

Celebrating the International Year of Light

By Angela Walker

In 2015, scientists and engineers across the world have united to celebrate the International Year of Light, dedicated to showcasing the significant role of optical sciences in energy, education, agriculture, communications, and health. In celebration of the International Year of Light, ACS journals: ACS Photonics, ACS Nano, Nano Letters, Langmuir, and C&EN will host a […]

  • ACS Photonics
  • C&EN
  • International Year of Light

September 30, 2015

Who Will Win the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry? Take a Guess with ACS Experts

By Selenah Njoloma

It’s Nobel season—science’s “Super Bowl and the Oscars wrapped in to one,” says Lauren Wolf, head of the science and technology group at Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS’ weekly newsmagazine. Between October 5 and 12, the Nobel committee will award prizes to scientists, thinkers, and leaders whose work has changed humankind. And like those […]

  • C&EN
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Nobel

September 9, 2015

The Art Behind the Science: Publishing Tips from ACS Journal Editors

By Joseph Graham

For the novice author, the process of writing and publishing a scientific paper can go something like this: inspiration, research, excitement, gathering data, preparing figures and tables, drafting methods, discussion, panic, fear, questioning everything, rewrites, more rewrites, abstract, conclusion, still more rewrites, submission, and hiding under the desk waiting for a rejection message. Yet experienced […]

  • Authors
  • Interactive
  • Publishing Tips
  • Researchers

September 9, 2015

C&EN Virtual Symposium Keynote Q&A with Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

By Sondra Hadden

On September 16, 2015, scientists from biotech, pharma and academia will present the latest research findings and new technologies that are driving the design, discovery and development of new drugs – from traditional small molecules and biologics to cutting-edge gene-editing and immunological technologies. Speakers will present the latest advances in identifying promising drug targets, verifying […]

  • C&EN
  • Drug Development
  • Drug Discovery
  • Researcher