March Dinner Meeting:  Are Chemists Too Shy For Their Own Good?

Madeleine Jacobs, former CEO and Executive Director of ACS, and former Editor-in-Chief of Chemical and Engineering News, spent nearly 45 years communicating science to the public and advocating with policymakers.  Join this dynamic speaker in a talk and discussion about how we can do a better job of engaging the public and policymakers in supporting research and development and STEM education.  Ms. Jacobs is currently President and CEO of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, where she continues to communicate and advocate on behalf of the sciences.



Wednesday, March 23


6:00 pm – check-in and social hour
6:30 pm – dinner
7:00 pm – Gordon and Schubert Awards
7:30 pm – speaker presentation


$28 (Members and Guests), $14 (Students)


ACS Headquarters (1155 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC)


Catering will be provided by W. Millar & Co. and will feature a buffet of Enchiladas Rancheros (Chicken & Cheese or Spinach, Veggie & Queso) served with Herbed Green Rice, Bread Board with Seasonal Spread, Tortilla Chips / Salsa, Tuscan Greens with Creamy Cucumber dressing or Balsamic Vinaigrette, and assorted Cookies/Bars.

RSVP by noon Monday, March 21, 2016 to [email protected] or by phone at 202.659.2650.  Please provide the names in your party when you RSVP.

The public is invited to attend.


Parking is available in nearby commercial parking garages. Please be aware that garage closing times vary. Parking is also available on the street after 6:30 pm, but be aware that most parking meters are in effect until 10:00 pm and may be limited to 2 hours. You should check the individual meters for details and payment methods as some are no longer coin-operated.


Blue/Orange/Silver Line: McPherson Square or Farragut West. Red Line: Farragut North.

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