ORLANDO, Fla., April 8 What makes a Stradivarius sing, building an awesome surfboard, and contributions by chemists to homeland security are among the 32 professional development sessions awaiting industrial chemists and chemical engineers at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 7-11, in Orlando. The sessions will explore interdisciplinary science, technology and business developments, and enable members to network with peers, discover emerging research and technologies, and explore business management trends. Highlights:
Industry Pavilion 2002
Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9, 9 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B1/B2, Booth 267
INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL & WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT
Ella L. Davis, president, National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, and research chemist, Research and Development Center, PQ Corporation, Conshohocken, Pa.
Pursuing the path to success in industry for women and minorities
Monday, April 8, 12:30 p.m.
This presentation will discuss the paths to success for women and minorities in industry, including success stories, typical pitfalls and barriers that women and minorities experience. Career development strategies will be recommended.
BIOTECHNOLOGY & THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Scott Cunningham, research planning manager, DuPont Central Research and Development, Wilmington, Del.
What the chemical industry can do to strengthen homeland security against terrorism
Monday, April 8, 9:30 a.m.
This presentation will focus on the industrial measures taken, consider the roles and responsibilities of the industrial sector relative to others, discuss constraints encountered, and explore paths forward from the perspec