10:45 a.m. Chemistry Education: Fulfillment of Professional and Societal Goals; Gary Schuster, Vasser Woolley Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
The Social Compact—Addressing Societal Challenges
11:15 a.m. David Berry, Flagship Ventures
11:45 a.m. Lunch
Stressors on the current model for chemistry graduate education
1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: What challenges may force changes in the way departments currently recruit, fund, and train graduate students in chemistry?
Holden Thorp, Chancellor, University of North Carolina (via web)
Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor, University of California at San Diego
Paul Houston, Dean, College of Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
Mike Doyle, Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland at College Park
2:15 p.m. Break
Chemists in Non-Academic Settings: How well is graduate training preparing PhDs to solve problems outside the academic setting?
2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: What are the skills industry managers need in PhD chemists, and how is employment of chemists and the skills they need evolving?
Thomas Degnan, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
Bill Beaulieu, Chevron Phillips Chemical
Sandy Mills, Vice President, Discovery and Preclinical Sciences, Merck Sharp & Dohme
David Kronenthal, Vice President of Chemical Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Joydeep Lahiri, Division Vice President and Director of Bio and Organic Research, Corning, Inc.
Rajiv Dhawan, Talent Acquisition Manager, Du Pont Technology, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours, Inc.