Category: Alumni Event
As part of BU’s September 2012 annual alumni weekend celebrations, the Department of Chemistry invited four distinguished alumni to describe some highlights of their varied careers in science and technology and how their BU education launched them on these career paths. The speakers ranged in fields (theoretical chemistry to organic chemistry to physical chemistry) and careers (academia, entrepreneurship, law, industry) and BU educational experiences (undergraduate to Ph.D.). The symposium proved to be both practical in terms of career advice and touching in the tribute speakers paid to their advisors, and demonstrated the substantial impact that their BU Chemistry training had in helping to shape these successful careers. The photo shows the speakers with their advisors: Dr. Victor Battista, GRS ’96, now Professor of Chemistry at Yale, with Prof. John Straub (standing in for Victor’s advisor, David Coker); Dr. Les Dakin, GRS ’03, now scientist at Constellation Pharmaceuticals with advisor, Jim Panek; Dr. Jack Driscoll, GRS ’67, founder of HNU PID with advisor Professor Emeritus, Morton Hoffman; and Dr. Matt Zisk, CAS ’85, now partner and patent counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates with advisor, Professor Emeritus Gil Jones.
One of the boons of having the ACS national meeting in Boston is that it allows us to host a reception and reach out to friends, old and new. Over 150 people attended our Monday, August 23rd reception, co-hosted by BU Chemistry and the BU Alumni Association, which was held during the 240th National Meeting at the Westin Waterfront. The guests represented alumni, friends, and current faculty and students, who were welcomed by the College of Arts and Sciences Dean, Dr. Gina Sapiro. Dean Sapiro kept her comments light and short, touching briefly on the Department’s many accomplishments in 2010-2011 and saying how much Chemistry has contributed to the University’s standing both in education and research. Photos from the reception can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/buchemistry/sets/72157624818780906/
The Chemistry Department invites alumni, faculty, and students to a reception during the Fall 2010 National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Boston, MA. Join us for an evening of light appetizers, drinks, and good conversation and a chance to catch up with friends at the Westin Waterfront Hotel beside the Boston Convention Center.
To attend, please register at the BU Alumni Website before August 16th.
Please e-mail Katinka Csigi.
We are pleased to invite BU Chemistry Alumni and Friends to a reception at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Boston on Monday, August 23, 2010, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel (adjacent to the conference center). Please let us know if you plan to attend.