World's largest scientific society celebrates womens achievements

ORLANDO, Fla., April 7 For 75 years, the Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society has been a catalyst for the advancement of women chemists. This year marks the diamond jubilee and in celebration a series of events will be held during the national meeting of the Society, April 7-11, in Orlando. The theme is Diversity in the 21st Century Advancing Women in Science.

ACS Presidential Symposium honoring Women Chemists Committee

Sunday, April 7, 1:00 p.m.

Rosen Centre Hotel, Grand Ballroom A

Marye Ann Fox, Chancellor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. Who will do science in the 21st century?

Stephen A. Di Biase, Vice President, PuriNOx and Emulsified Products, Lubrizol Corporation, Wickliffe, Ohio. Diversity: a new source of competitive advantage.

Fran Keeth, President and CEO of Shell Chemical LP, Houston, Texas. Diversity and inclusiveness in a global work environment.

Kathleen M. Bader, Business President & Corporate Vice President, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Mich. Implementing the advancement of women in science.

Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y. Seizing the affirmative opportunity.

On Tuesday, April 9 at 12:15 p.m., the Women Chemists Committee luncheon will be held in the Peabody Hotel, Florida Ballrooms I and II. Marion Thurnauer, the 2002 Garvan-Olin Medal recipient, is the speaker. She is from Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill. Her topic is My mother, Her sister, and Me: 75 years of science and social change. This luncheon is in memory of Nina M. Roscher, former chemistry department chair at American University in Washington, D.C., who was a teacher, historian, mentor, and role model to women chemists. A poster session retrospective of past Eli Lilly travel award winners will be held


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