“Guiding the Future of Chemistry”
On November 13, 2021, the Virginia Section kicked off a new year of mentorship activities. Mentors and mentees met in virtual format, using Zoom, to get the program going. The Mentorship program is operated by the Section’s Younger Chemists Committee (YCC). Dr. Julian Bobb, Chair of the YCC, coordinates the Mentorship Program. The Kick-Off Social was funded by a grant to the Virginia Section from the ACS National Senior Chemists Committee. An informative set of slides on the Mentorship Program and the Kick-Off Social can be found here: Mentorship Program Info Slides
- Serves the need for college students and young professionals to receive guidance on their educational & career paths and to promote necessary skills.
- Provides a means to increase engagement of students, and early career & senior professionals to become more active within the local section while enhancing their network.
- Provides a means for mentors and mentees to develop meaningful relationships by sharing each other’s career & educational experiences, and passion & love for chemistry.
- Mentors and mentees work on setting and achieving mentoring goals.
The program was selected as one out of three finalists for a 2021 Outstanding Local Section Industry Event ACS ChemLuminary Award. Additional details about the program can be found here: http://acsva.org/mentorship-program/
Younger Chemists are always interested in connecting with professionals. Are you interested in serving as a Mentor? Feel free to contact YCC Chair & Mentorship Program Coordinator, Dr. Julian Bobb at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.