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2014 Annual Symposium

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The 2014 Tri-State Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) Annual Symposium will be held on Saturday, June 28, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ (604 Bartholomew Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854). The symposium is co-sponsored by the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University.

Attendance is free to all professionals and students in chemical sciences and related fields. Please register at http://tristatecacs.org/. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided to all registered symposium participants.

The theme for this year’s symposium is “Transforming Chemical Sciences into Better Living – Education, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship”. We are living in a world that is changing rapidly. Chemical, energy, and pharmaceutical businesses are no exceptions. Prominent speakers at the upcoming CACS Annual Symposium will showcase how chemistry improves the quality of our lives in a variety of areas through education, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Confirmed speakers for the symposium are leaders from various institutions, including academic, chemical, energy, semiconductor materials, specialty chemicals, pharmaceutical CRO, and professional societies.

  • John Brennan, PhD., Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey: “Rutgers Chemistry and Chemical Biology: Innovation and Transformation in Education, Science, and International Relations”
  • Jai Venkatesan, Ph.D., Global R&D director, The Dow Chemical Company: “Industrialization of Carbon Fibers Composites”
  • Anthony Clark, PhD. Vice President, International Flavors and Fragments, “Advances in the Industrial Production of Aroma Compounds Through (White) Biotechnology”
  • Thomas Degnan, Breakthrough Research Manager, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company: “Mesoporous Molecular Sieves: A Case Study of a Scientific and Industrial Breakthrough”
  • Paul Burlingame, President and CEO, Air Liquide Advanced Materials: “Advanced Materials in Semiconductor and Electronics Industry”
  • Jim Jingjun Huang, PhD., Founder and CEO, Ascendia Pharmaceuticals: “Role of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Translation of New Chemical Entity into the Clinical and Market Stages”
  • Bill Suits, ACS Consultant, “Cultivating mentors, a guide to advancing your career”
  • Donald Truss, ACS Consultant, “Recruiter's secrets to winning the interview”

During the symposium, a vendor exhibition will be held in parallel to the podium presentations. There will be plenty of social and networking opportunities. Multiple companies will post job openings and collect resumes at the symposium. In addition, career consultants and recruiters will provide on-site career advices. For more details and updates, please visit Tri-State CACS website at http://tristatecacs.org/. Please bring your business cards to the meeting for social and networking opportunities.

CACS-Tristate Chapter is a nonprofit organization that has served the Tri-state region since 1981. Its mission is to provide opportunities of professional development, learning and relationship-building for Chinese chemical professionals from the United States and Greater China in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The symposium has, in the past, featured speakers from and held panel discussions participated by ACS presidents, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and policy makers on topics ranging from global business and career opportunities, challenges that face the profession of chemistry, healthcare, energy, environmental issues, and the place of chemistry in humanity.

Time: 8:30AM – 4 PM. June 28, 2014

Location: Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, 604 Bartholomew Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Cost: Free and open to public. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration: http://tristatecacs.org for registration, additional information and updates

Contact: info@tristatecacs.org



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Shimadzu Agilent
Waters Bruker
Alliance Calibrations Group, LLC Logan Instruments Corp
Garden State Pharmtech The Dow Chemical Company
Ascendia Pharmaceuticals  

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