Happy International Women’s Day #IWD2020

Happy International Women’s Day #IWD2020

On this day we recognize the achievements and advancements of women in all aspects of life. The theme for 2020 is #EachforEqual paying homage to the past sacrifices of women to shape a gender equal world. #NERM2020 will be host to a fantastic WCC luncheon where attendees will have the opportunity to network and meet like-minded chemists all while touring the home of Susan B. Anthony where she lived leading the woman’s suffrage movement. The year 2020 is important as well for marking Susan B. Anthony’s 200th birthday and the 100th anniverasary for the Nineteenth Amendment ratification, giving women the right to vote, which was largely influenced fron the hard work and sacrifices of Susan B. Anthony. To see more about our event click here!

Meet our NERM 2020 Programming Chair

Introducing! Dave McCamant

Dr. McCamant received his BA from Wesleyan University in 1995 and then worked at Kodak and Great Western Malt Co. prior to starting graduate school at UC Berkeley.  He received his PhD in 2004 working with Prof. Rich Mathies to develop femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy and then did a postdoc with Prof. Mike Wasielewski at Northwestern studying excited-state electron transfer reactions.  Now, at the University of Rochester the McCamant lab uses laser techniques to study the energy and electron transfer events important for solar fuel production. Dave is excited about building connections between academics and industry at NERM2020 with a strong program that draws all kinds of students and professionals together.  

Look for our Committee members when you come to NERM 2020.
We are here to help!
Stay tuned for more biographies introducing our other hard working
NERM 2020 Committee Members.

Meet our NERM 2020 General Chair

Introducing! Amber Charlebois

Biography

Dr. Amber Flynn Charlebois is an Assistant Professor and the Pre-health Advisor at Nazareth College. She received her B.S. Degree from Syracuse University, her PhD from the University of Buffalo, and continued as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has been teaching general, organic and biochemistry at the undergraduate level for 20 years where she has developed her research program to investigate the interaction of the small dye molecule, cresyl violet, with nucleic acids and the synthesis of stercobilin, a potential biomarker for childhood autism. During this time Dr. Charlebois has mentored more than 70 students in research projects, which has led to numerous student presentations at local, regional and national chemistry meetings. She is married to fellow chemist, Jay, and has four children: three of her own, Steven, Matthew and Victoria, and her niece, Kyra. She is very active in the American Chemical Society at both the local, regional and national levels. She is currently chair of both NERM 2020 (Rochester, NY) and the National Communications and Public Relations Committee. She is most excited to host NERM 2020 in Rochester to show off all the wonderful things this city has to offer. It is rich in chemistry, culture and creativity. She is looking forward to sharing this great little area of the country with her ACS colleagues.

Look for our Committee members when you come to NERM 2020.
We are here to help!
Stay tuned for more biographies introducing our other hard working
NERM 2020 Committee Members.