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Presidential Task Force. Vision 2025: Helping ACS Members Thrive in the Global Chemistry Enterprise. Dr. Zi -Ling (Ben) Xue Task Force Member Discussion with Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group April 6, 2013. Trends and Challenges. Fewer chemistry jobs in the United States

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Vision 2025 helping acs members thrive in the global chemistry enterprise

American Chemical Society

Presidential Task Force

Vision 2025: Helping ACS Members Thrive in the Global Chemistry Enterprise

Dr.Zi-Ling (Ben) Xue

Task Force Member

Discussion with Multidisciplinary Program Planning GroupApril 6, 2013


Trends and challenges

Trends and Challenges

  • Fewer chemistry jobs in the United States

  • Chemistry enterprise globalized

  • Chemical product commoditization

  • Persistent negative public perception towards chemicals and the chemical industry

  • Disciplinary boundaries blurred

  • Budget deficits and demands on government finances, which constrain investment in science and engineering

  • Continued population growth

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Areas of task force recommendations

Areas of Task Force Recommendations

  • Broad Spectrum of Career Paths

  • Support Entrepreneurship

  • Advocacy Tools and Training

  • Supply and Demand of Chemists/Jobs

  • Collaborate with Chemical Societies Worldwide

  • Global Job Opportunities

  • Support for Chemists and Chemistry Communities Worldwide

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Recommendation 1

Recommendation # 1

Better educate ACS members about the critical elements necessary for success in a broad spectrum of career paths.

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1 broad spectrum of career paths

1. Broad Spectrum of Career Paths

Specific Activities Proposed

  • Introduce Massive Online Open Courses

  • Offer Web-based Workshops

  • Empower Job Searches with Video

  • Broaden Curricula

Existing ACS Activities

  • Career Management & Development

  • CEPA

  • ACS Network “Your Profession” Section

  • Professional Education

  • “ACS Careers” channel on YouTube

  • Public Affairs Digital Services Unit

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Recommendation 5

Recommendation # 5

Collaborate with more chemical societies worldwide regarding public communication, education, advocacy, employment, and other issues of mutual interest.

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5 collaborate with chemical societies worldwide

5. Collaborate with Chemical Societies Worldwide

Specific Activities Proposed

  • Encourage Growth of International Chapters

  • Promote International Award Awareness & New Awards

  • Support C&EN/Sister Society Comment Exchange

  • Explore ACS-IUPAC Meetings

  • Discuss Global Collaboration at Roundtable at Spring National Meeting

Existing ACS Activities

  • International Activities Committee

  • International Chapters

  • ACS Awards

  • C&EN

  • PacificChem

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Recommendation 7

Recommendation # 7

Expand ACS support for chemists and chemistry communities worldwide.

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7 support for chemists and chemistry communities worldwide

7. Support for Chemists and Chemistry Communities Worldwide

Specific Activities Proposed

  • Pay Dues in Home Currencies

  • Encourage More International Chapters

  • Promote Global Involvement of Members via Technical Divisions

  • Explore Overseas Regional Meetings

  • Pilot Virtual International Meeting

  • Increase Webinars of Global Interest

  • Streamline Visas for Meeting Attendees

  • Engage non-U.S. Nationals Studying in the U.S.

Existing ACS Activities

  • International Chapters

  • International Activities Committee

  • National and Regional Meetings

  • PacificChem

  • ACS Webinars

  • Visa Assistance to Meeting Attendees

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Specifically related to mppg

Specifically Related to MPPG

  • Collaborate with other national chemical societies around public communication, education, advocacy, chemical employment, and other topics of mutual interest.

    • Explore jointly sponsored ACS-IUPAC meetings.

  • Expand ACS support for chemists and chemistry communities worldwide.

    • Encourage Technical Divisions to expand involvement of international members (e.g., joint topical meetings, pilot grants for global programs, and jointly sponsored international meetings).

    • Plan overseas “regional” meetings that build upon Pacifichem’s success.

    • Hold a Virtual International Chemistry meeting.

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Actions underway

Actions Underway

  • ACS Spring Meeting, New Orleans, April 2013

    • International Employment Initiative (IEI)

    • Vision 2025 Globalization Symposium and Global Collaboration Roundtable Discussion

  • ACS Fall Meeting, Indianapolis, Sept. 2013

    • Career Advancement Opportunities Symposium

    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Symposium

    • Diversity Symposium

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Thanks to vision 2025 members

Thanks to Vision 2025 Members

Globalization

  • H. N. Cheng – Co-Chair

  • Jens Breffke

  • Susan Butts

  • Mukund Chorghade

  • Peter Dorhout

  • CyndieMaryanoff

  • Attila Pavlath

  • Al Ribes

  • Sonja Strah-Pleynet

  • Shaomeng Wang

  • Ben Xue

Jobs and Advocacy

  • Sadiq Shah – Co-Chair

  • James Chao

  • Pat Confalone

  • Dan Eustace

  • John Gavenonis

  • Jennifer Laurence

  • ZafraLerman

  • Connie Murphy

  • Dorothy Phillips

  • Joel Shulman

  • Sharon Vercellotti

Marinda Li Wu – 2013 ACS President

Bob Rich – Staff Liaison

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Your ideas and suggestions

Your Ideas and suggestions?

  • Build on existing ACS activities, programs, products, and services

  • Thank you for your participation and feedback!

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Specifically related to mppg1

Specifically Related to MPPG

  • Collaborate with other national chemical societies around public communication, education, advocacy, chemical employment, and other topics of mutual interest.

    • Explore jointly sponsored ACS-IUPAC meetings.

  • Expand ACS support for chemists and chemistry communities worldwide.

    • Encourage Technical Divisions to expand involvement of international members (e.g., joint topical meetings, pilot grants for global programs, and jointly sponsored international meetings).

    • Plan overseas “regional” meetings that build upon Pacifichem’s success.

    • Hold a Virtual International Chemistry meeting.

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Backup slides for each recommendation

Backup slides for each recommendation

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Recommendation 2

Recommendation # 2

Create an ACS umbrella to support entrepreneurship.

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2 support entrepreneurship

2. Support Entrepreneurship

Specific Activities Proposed

  • Link ACS Entrepreneurs with Venture Capital Funds

  • Promote Entrepreneurial Curriculum Content

  • Spread Entrepreneurial Thinking and Training

  • Change the Culture to Encourage Entrepreneurship

  • Build an ACS “Brand” around Entrepreneurship

Existing ACS Activities

  • Entrepreneurial Initiative

    • Resource Center

    • Training Program

    • Advisory Board

  • Entrepreneurial Showcase

  • Graduate Education Community and Programs

  • Preparing for Life after Graduate School

  • ACS Network “Chemical Entrepreneurs” Group

  • Chemical Entrepreneurs’ Council

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Recommendation 3

Recommendation # 3

Engage and equip members with enhanced advocacy tools and training to improve business climate & promote job creation with legislators.

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3 advocacy tools and training

3. Advocacy Tools and Training

Specific Activities Proposed

  • Spread Elevator Advocacy Pitch

  • Expand Local Section Advocacy

  • Grow State Advocacy Efforts

  • Survey R&D Leaders on Advocacy Needs

  • Promote Workforce Education

  • Discuss Advocacy Targets at Roundtable and Elsewhere

  • Engage Members to Advocate Improving U.S. Business Climate

Existing ACS Activities

  • Office of Public Affairs

  • Committees, including PA&PR

  • Chemistry Ambassadors

  • Local Section Government Affairs Committees

  • Corporation Associates

  • ACS Business Climate Policy Statement

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Recommendation 4

Recommendation # 4

Discuss with U.S. and global stakeholders the supply and demand of chemists/jobs to bring them to a better equilibrium. Consider a task force to look at options, including immigration-related issues.

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4 supply and demand of chemists jobs

4. Supply and Demand of Chemists/Jobs

Specific Activities Proposed

  • Initiate Further Discussion on Supply & Demand of Chemists & Jobs

  • Focus on Building a Better Equilibrium

  • May Include Immigration-Related Issues

Existing ACS Activities

  • Committee on Professional Training

  • Society Committee on Education

  • Graduate Education Advisory Board

  • Committee on Economic & Professional Affairs

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Recommendation 6

Recommendation # 6

Provide information, resources, advice, and assistance to ACS members interested in global job opportunities.

International Employment Initiative (IEI)

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6 global job opportunities

6. Global Job Opportunities

Specific Activities Proposed

  • Support the ACS International Center Launch

  • Create Global Opportunities National Meeting Theme

  • Provide Assistance with Overseas Assignments

  • Encourage Study Abroad

  • Consider Certification of non-U.S. University Programs

  • Facilitate Worldwide Acceptance of Courses and Degree Programs

Existing ACS Activities

  • Committee on Economic & Professional Affairs

  • International Activities Committee

  • Committee on Professional Training

  • Discussions with Europe on Approval of Programs

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