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More information about each of the following events will be posted shortly.

UPCOMING EVENTS
4/1 WCC Awards Nomination Deadline
9/1-10/1 Breast Cancer Fundraiser
9/7 2019 Moon Wizarding Festival
10/26 National Chemistry Week
11/1-12/15 Collect for Adopt-A-Vet Holiday Stocking Drive
TBD Networking Dinner / Negotiation Presentation
TBD Celebrate Diversity Panel Discussion
TBD Partnership with Perfect Fit Canines Campus Scholars
TBD Girl Scout Workshop
TBD Professional Development Workshop for Undergraduate Students

TBD

Scientific Poster Workshop

TBD

Scientific Writing Skills Workshop
TBD Science Festival at Ronald McDonald House
TBD Careers in Chemistry Symposium for High School Students

 

 

2019 Moon Wizarding Festival
Saturday, September 7th

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

The event will be held at Moon Parks & Recreation (1350 Joe Denardo Way, Moon Township, 15108).

This is a new event for us. We will be hosting a table where children of all ages can participate in STEM hands-on activities. More information about the demos to come. If you are interested in staffing the booth for any part of the event, please complete the online form available here. We will be in touch with further details as the event gets closer.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising

In years past we were able to donate over $2000 to the Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation at Magee Hospital thanks to the generosity of those participating in our fundraising events and sales. Due to popular demand, we are selling our t-shirts again!

You can purchase t-shirts using the link below through 10/01/2019. All net proceeds will be donated to the Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation at Magee Hospital.  The t-shirsts have the following logo:

Note that you will receive a free "Save the TaTaS" tote (while supplies last) with each purchase of two shirts. Please fill out the necessary information at this link to be sure we keep track of all orders and have your contact information for when the shirts are in.
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NCW at the Carnegie Science Center
Saturday, October 26th

9:00am-4:00pm

It’s that time of the year where we are looking for volunteers to staff the WCC booth for the 2019 National Chemistry Week Event at the Carnegie Science Center. This years theme is Marvelous Metals.

In addition to the great feeling of sharing chemistry with so many people, volunteers also receive a $6 food voucher for the Carnegie Science Center’s River View Café and free parking at the Carnegie Science Center.

If you are interested in staffing the booth for any part of the event, please complete the online form available here. We will be in touch with further details as the event gets closer.

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Adopt-A-Vet Holiday Stocking Drive
November 1st - December 15th

Join with the Women Chemists Committee and the University of Pittsburgh ACS Student Affiliates, as we look to bring a little holiday cheer to the patients at the VA Hospital in Oakland. In the past we delivered 300 stocking filled with goodies, and this year we are hoping to deliver 300 again!

Please use the link below to make a donation. It costs apprpoximately $8 per stocking. If you would like to contribute another way, feel free to reach out to any of the executive committee or send a check made payable to "WCC" to the following address: Dr. Michelle Ward / 219 Parkman Avenue, Room 107 / Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

Any questions can be directed to Dr. Michelle Ward.

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"Dollars & Sense: The Value of Asking for What You’re Worth" Networking Dinner Featuring Ayana Ledford
Day/Time/Location TBD

Ayana Ledford, Founding Executive Director for Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society at Carnegie Mellon University, is a highly sought out national lecturer by nonprofits, corporations, government agencies, and academic institutions that seek to improve diversity and inclusion in all facets of their organization. She is an expert on multiple factors influencing women’s long-term career success and utilizes negotiation as an essential leadership skill within her program offerings. Ms. Ledford seeks to fulfill the mission of PROGRESS (improve society by empowering all women) by providing results oriented workshops that increase the self-sufficiency of women. In addition, she developed an innovative capacity building curriculum that is based on sound academic research for the next generation of women leaders called “Speak Up!”

Ms. Ledford presented to well over 500 organizations from a variety of sectors; for example, the 2014 Women of Courage Awardees, Harvard University, PNC Bank, Emory College, Carnegie Mellon’s Women in Engineering, BNY Mellon, WQED’s national “Close the Wage Gap” webcast, Charles Schwab, Otterbein’s Women & the New American Dream Summit, and the Association for Latino Professionals for America.

The path that led her toward this profession was built on a foundation of advocacy, with past work experience with the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. She served as a consultant for the Consumer Health Coalition and Wireless Neighborhoods to improve access, recruit customers, and retain employees from economically challenged communities. Some of her past and present commitments include serving on the board of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Sojourner House, Athena Awards, Terry McAdam Book Committee for Nonprofit Management, and founding member of the Sankofa Fund of Southwestern Pennsylvania. She is a recipient of the Friend of Equity Award and Pittsburgh Courier’s Fabulous 40. Ms. Ledford holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Dickinson College and a Masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Celebrate Diversity Panel Discussion

More informaiton to come soon ....

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Partnership with Perfect Fit Canines Campus Scholars

More informaiton to come soon ....

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Girl Scout Workshop

More informaiton to come soon ....

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Professional Development Workshop for Undergraduate Students

More informaiton to come soon ....

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Scientific Poster Workshop

More informaiton to come soon ....

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Scientific Writing Skills Workshop

More informaiton to come soon ....

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Science Festival at Ronald McDonald House

More informaiton to come soon ....

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Careers in Chemistry Symposium for High School Students

More informaiton to come soon ....

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