Monday, March 12, 2012

Like rain on your wedding day?: ACS has a code of conduct?!?

In this week's Chemical and Engineering News, a preview of what's coming before the ACS Council by Sophie Rovner. Did you know that Barry Trost was running for ACS president in 2013?
The Committee on Nominations & Elections (N&E) laid the groundwork for the council last fall, when it prepared a slate of nominees for the office of ACS president-elect for 2013. The four nominees are Thomas J. Barton, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames; Luis A. Echegoyen, Robert A. Welch Professor of Chemistry, University of Texas, El Paso; William A. Lester Jr., professor of the graduate school, University of California, Berkeley, and senior faculty scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; and Barry M. Trost, Tamaki Professor, School of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University.
 It's time to vote for The Kentucky Colonel, folks.

Also, did you know that the ACS had a code of conduct?!? I didn't. They're going to update it, apparently. I find this section interesting:
To Their Employees 
Chemical professionals, as employers, should treat subordinates with respect for their professionalism and concern for their well-being, without bias. Employers should provide them with a safe, congenial working environment, fair compensation, opportunities for advancement, and proper acknowledgment of their scientific contributions.
 Well, it's aspirational at least.


  1. I think Djerassi is the Kentucky Colonel, and Trost is Dave Thomas, right? Or are you proposing a write-in?

    1. I dunno if Djerassi is a KY Colonel, but Trost sure is:

      (Search in the awards block.)

    2. Ah, I was referring to this:

  2. Pass the chicken. Vote early and vote often...