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February 19 Meeting

Posted by Bryan Lynch on January 29, 2015 at 1:20 PM

Dr. William Carroll will be giving the talk "The Chemistry Enterprise: Do We Have a Future, or What" on Thursday, February 19 at 5 PM on the UE campus in Koch Center 101.  A campus map can be found here:

Dr. Carroll was the President of the American Chemical Society in 2005. He is currently Vice President for Industry Issues at Occidental Chemical Corporation as well as an Adjuncct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University.

Abstract: The Chemistry Enterprise is globalizing, which means changes for chemistry in the US. Whether it relates to the shift in pharmaceutical chemistry from small molecules to very large, the commoditization of specialty chemicals, or natural gas pricing, the next ten years will bring sea change to the chemical industry in the US. For colleges, the operating costs and sources of professors and students will drive the health of chemistry higher education. How do we prepare our current and future members--those who are employed or those who hope to be--for the future state of chemistry? The answer lies in our education, personal marketing and interaction with a simultaneously shrinking globe and expanding network.

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