Monday, March 27, 2017

Chemistry Ambassadors Forum at #ACSsanfran: Getting Involved

Chemistry Ambassadors Forum

ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, April 1, 2017, Hotel Nikko, Nikko Ballroom II, 2-4 PM
Facilitated by Amina El-Ashmawy, Chemistry Ambassadors Subcommittee of the ACS Committee on Public Relations and Communications. A Chemistry Ambassador is someone who puts a human face on our science through outreach. The outreach includes something as small as a one-on-one elevator speech, a mid-scale event at a school or museum, or large-scale event that reaches thousands of individuals. This forum is for everyone, from someone interested in getting started in outreach to those at the expert level who haves a lot of experience with outreach. The aim the afternoon is to share experiences, get ideas, and build a network of folks we can contact for help.
The forum consists of 6 tables, each with a facilitator who will move along the discussion addressing a specific topic. At each table, the facilitator will determine a recorder to capture the ideas shared on the flip charts provided. The table topics are:
Table 1: Getting Started - Sonya Adas
Table 2: Student Groups - Kendra Evans
Table 3: Science Cafes - Jennifer Maclachlan
Table 4: Motivating Volunteers - Milt Levenberg
Table 5: Speaking at Schools - Terry Say
Table 6: Benefits of Outreach - Bob de Groot
The structure for the discussion will be 20-minute blocks. Participants will start at one of the six tables. I will let you know when the 20 minutes are up, at which time you will go to another table. We will have four 20-minute blocks, so you will have the opportunity to participate in almost all topic discussions. At the end, each table will have 3-4 minutes to report out the main points from their discussions. Meanwhile, CPRC members will be walking around the room to help with the flow and answer any questions that may arise. Alright, here we go.
2:10 – 2:30: Session #1
2:32 – 2:52: Session #2
2:54 – 3:14: Session #3
3:16 – 3:33: Session #4
3:35 – 3:55: Reporting out (~5 minutes each table)

3:55: Wrap up and closing remarks

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