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Careers, Entrepreneurship, and Diversity Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Chemistry Enterprise,9780841229709

Careers, Entrepreneurship, and Diversity Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Chemistry Enterprise

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 1/27/2015
Publisher(s): American Chemical Society
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Careers, Entrepreneurship, and Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Chemistry Enterprise is the result of three Presidential Symposia held at the 246th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Indianapolis in September 2013. These symposia focused on: 1) Career Advancement Opportunities, 2) Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and 3) Impact of Diversity and Inclusion. The speakers at the symposia were all accomplished leaders of the global chemistry enterprise, and their talks were very well received. Subsequently, the speakers were invited to contribute chapters to this book. Most of them did, and this book is the result of their hard work.

This book is intended to be useful for all scientists and engineers in general, and particularly chemists, biochemists, chemical engineers, biochemical engineers, and others in chemistry-related fields. People interested in exploring various jobs and careers may find Chapters 1-12 especially useful, scientists and engineers interested in starting their own businesses may find useful insights in Chapters 13-18, and readers interested in learning more about diversity and inclusion in the scientific workplace may find helpful information and case histories in Chapters 19-25. Indeed the global chemistry enterprise is changing, and it is important for chemistry professionals and students alike to be aware of the challenges and the opportunities available today in order to manage their careers accordingly. Careers, Entrepreneurship, and Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Chemistry Enterprise will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in enriching his or her knowledge of the chemical profession and various career paths and opportunities.

Table of Contents


1. Career Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Chemistry Enterprise

2. Why Chemistry Still Matters
3. Academic Opportunities and Considerations for a Successful Career in an
Evolving Institution
4. Industrial Careers: Obtaining a Job and Succeeding in Industry
5. Career Opportunities in the Government Sector
6. From the Lab to a Career in Business Development - An Unexpected Career Transition
7. Connecting with a Most Powerful Ally of Science
8. Alternative Chemistry Careers: Using Patent Assets for High Technology Commercial Innovation
9. And then the Wind Changed
10. A Chemist Strategizing for Chemists: My Career in Associations and Societies
11. From Medical School Dropout to Editor-in-Chief of C&EN
12. Consulting for Seniors: Having It Your Way

13. The American Chemical Society (ACS) Entrepreneurial Initiative
14. Creativity, Innovation and the Entrepreneurship Nexus
15. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Chemical Enterprise
16. Venture Capitalist Planning Is Irrelevant to Successful Entrepreneurship in Chemicals, Materials & Cleantech
17. A Tale of Academic Innovation to Job Creation in Rare Earth Extraction and Separation
18. Technical Entrepreneurship Serving Industry: A Personal Story

19. A Top-Down Approach for Diversity and Inclusion in Chemistry Departments
20. Diversity and Departmental Rankings in Chemistry
21. Promoting Diversity and Inclusivity at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
22. Improving Transparency and Equity in Scholarly Recognition by Scientific Societies
23. American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES): Building a Successful Model for Diversity and Inclusion
24. Career Opportunity Challenges for Asian American Chemistry Professionals and Scientists
25. Diversity and Inclusion from the Global Perspective

Editors' Biographies
Author Index
Subject Index

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