Message From the Chair
2024 NESACS Chair
Dr. Patrick Gordon
It is with great humility that I embark on a second stint in serving as your Chair of the Northeastern section of the American Chemical Society. On paper, the section is supposed to be the largest local section of the American Chemical Society. However, nationally, there has been membership attrition across all the local sections and, as such, our section has been faced with the challenge to deliver programming that meets the needs of its membership. We continue to have well attended events such as the Science Café. Last month’s Nucleus featured the efforts by Jennifer Maclachlan, who has been the member behind the success of such events. National Chemistry Week (Ray Lam and Jayashree Ranga) have also sustained and grown that program. This is a deliberate effort to serve our members better. To that end, the Board has approved a strategic plan and, it is our hope, that all stakeholders will be engaged in this effort. As part of our output, please see our NESACS 2023 Vision and Mission Statements below.
We will be creating a website for your input. Please be engaged. Please contact me at email@example.com for that purpose.
We have great leadership (and many volunteers!) as demonstrated by a very successful NERM 23 meeting that was held at Northeastern University this past June. The Board wishes for more of you to serve in any way you feel possible as we strive to deliver programming that will meet the needs of of our members and the public.
Patrick Gordon, 2024 Chair of NESACS
NESACS Vision Statement 2023
An inclusive, vibrant, empowered community of chemists positively impacting society
NESACS Mission Statement 2023
Cultivating and celebrating an inclusive chemistry community by supporting outreach, education, safety, and collaboration for a sustainable future