In the world of perceptions how we put ourselves
in the public eye makes a huge difference for our
businesses, our careers and our global enterprises.
The ACS office of public affairs is the cornerstone
for what the public’s view of our profession. At
the San Diego meeting I had the opportunity and
privilege to be invited in, meet and share with the
staff and participate in a press conference.
Why would I do this? Well the selfish reason was
that a student was presenting her work both in a
session and in a press conference. I attended both.
My role was to help her prepare.
Nicely organized and professionally maintained, I
viewed several press conferences that were scheduled
on the half hour and hour.
- Bassam’s 2012 initiatives sesquicentenial of
grant colleges, graduate education and climate
- Craig Venter’s exciting genomics based projects.
- Another approach for converting nuclear
generation of energy by producing non polluting
hydrogen by Khamis.
- New approaches to regenerative medicines by
- Wang and Lei’s TNT and other explosive
detecting test strips.
So, one place I would encourage members to visit
at the meeting is the press room if you like to
see chemical news in the making.
If you get invited to present in one of these
events, it is like getting an interview in front
of the whole country and on tape! Good exposure
if you are prepared.