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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Dr. Marinda Li Wu, 2013 President, American Chemical Society
TIME: 6:00 PM Social Hour, Light Supper 7:00 PM Lecture
PLACE: La Jolla Woman’s Club*
7791 Draper Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
PRICE: No charge (open to the public)
RESERVATIONS: By Friday, March 22, 2013
(Must be 21 or older to attend)
DRESS: Business casual
PARKING: Street parking and nearby paid parking garages
Dr. Marinda Li Wu received a B.S. cum laude with Distinction in Chemistry from The Ohio State University in 1971 and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1976. With over thirty years of experience working in the chemical industry, she enjoyed many years working for Dow Chemical R&D as well as Dow Plastics Marketing forging partnerships between industry,education, government and communities. Dr. Wu also has entrepreneurial experience with various small chemical companies and startups including “Science is Fun!” which she founded to engage young students in the excitement of science and enhance public awareness of the importance of supporting and improving science education.
As an ACS member for over forty years, Dr. Wu has served in many leadership roles at both the local and national levels for the American Chemical Society. Dr. Wu was elected to the ACS Board of Directors and served as Director-at-Large since 2006. In 2011, she was elected to the Presidential succession of the American Chemical Society. As ACS President-Elect for 2012, she was invited to give plenary lectures worldwide and made an honorary member of the Romanian Chemical Society and Polish Chemical Society. She serves as ACS President in 2013 and Immediate Past President in 2014.
Dr. Wu serves on the International Advisory Board for the 45th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress 2015 as well as on the Board of Directors for the Chinese-American Chemical Society. She holds 7 U.S. Patents and has published a polymer textbook chapter and numerous articles in a variety of journals and magazines over the years.
A brief overview of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and its various public outreach programs will be presented. Highlights from National Chemistry Week, the ACS Chemistry Ambassadors Program, Science Cafes, the ACS Network and other programs are included. My personal journey and experiences with successful ways to show the general public the wonderful benefits to society resulting from chemistry and science will be shared. The audience should gain some ideas of how to effectively share enthusiasm for chemistry and its benefits with young students and the general public through the ACS vision: “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.” I will conclude by discussing highlights of my ACS Presidential initiatives for 2013 and welcome your feedback and ideas.
* This event is not endorsed or sponsored Organized by the Women Chemists Committee, ACS-San Diego Section by the La Jolla Woman’s Club.

Thursday, 4/4 – University of San Diego SHAFFER LECTURE
12:15 – 1:10 PM in Room ST-133 in the Shiley Center for Science and Technology Building, USD
RSVP: http://www.April42013ShafferLecture.eventbrite.com or gwis.tau@hotmail.com
Dr. Nicholas Salzameda, California State University, Fullerton
“Discovery and Optimization of small molecule protease inhibitors related to human health and disease”

Thursday, May 2, 2013 – 4 to 7pm
Sister Shaffer’s Going Away party –
Location: University of San Diego – Casa Maria behind Founders Chapel
RSVP: by April 2, 2013 to shaffer@sandiego.edu

Friday May 24, 2013 – 5 to 7pm
Social event – Champagne Tasting
Location: University of San Diego – O’Tooles
Cost: $14.95 for 3 tastings or $17.95 for 4 tastings.
RSVP: gwis.tau@hotmail.com

We are looking for volunteers and nominations for officers for next year.
Positions available include:
Vice President
Marketing/Event Advertising
Planning Committee
Plus many more.
Please email gwis.tau@hotmail.com with your ability to volunteer or your nominations.


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