This year we have started a new student organization and seminar series, FOCUS – Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists.
The purpose of this organization is to promote awareness and highlight scientific achievements of prominent females within the field of chemistry while motivating and encouraging other women, minorities, and members of the scientific community. Additionally, FOCUS will coordinate community outreach at local schools and social events.
If you are interested in interacting with successful female chemists, other OSU students, or building your CV, please join us for the 1st general body meeting of FOCUS this Thursday, August 30, 2018 in CBEC 267 at 5:30 pm.
At our first meeting, we will be discussing open positions on the board, outreach events for Fall 2018, and begin planning our Spring 2019 seminar, featuring Dr. Rebecca Ruck (Merck Executive Director, Process Chemistry – a recent recipient of the ACS Award for Encouraging Women into the Chemical Sciences).
FOCUS is not limited to females, all that promote diversity within science are welcome!