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NESACS Meeting – Jan 2023

January 12, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Judith C. Giordan Credit: Linda Wang

The 1,018th Meeting Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society

January 2023 NESACS Monthly Meeting Featuring Dr. Judy Giordan, ACS President

Join us on January 12 for an evening with 2023 American Chemical Society President, Dr. Judy Giordan presenting:

ACS and YOU: Building Careers, Chemistry and Trust in Science and Scientists

Judith C. Giordan Credit: Linda Wang

Sponsored by Nova Biomedical

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

Nova Biomedical, 200 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02454


This monthly meeting will be held in-person at Nova Biomedical. The presentation will be live-streamed through Zoom starting at 7:30 pm. FREE PARKING is available on-site.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for entry to this event, including board meeting, social hour, dinner, and talk. Please register by noon, Monday, January 9th.

Register for the January meeting at:


Meeting Agenda:

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm    NESACS Annual Board Meeting

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm    NESACS January Board Meeting

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm    Social Hour – Networking

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm    Dinner

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm    Presentation

  • Dr. Sonja Strah-Pleynet, NESACS Chair, Presiding
  • Keynote by Dr. Judy Giordan, 2023 President of the American Chemical Society

Title: ACS and YOU: Building careers, chemistry and trust in science and scientists






For those who would like to join us for dinner, register by noon, Monday, January 9, at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/january-nesacs-monthly-meeting-with-dr-judy-giordan-2023-acs-president-tickets-496532129967 Cost: Members, $30; Non-members, $35; Retirees, $20; Students, $10.

If you wish to join us for this meeting and not eat dinner, please register by noon, Monday, January 9 and Select “Seminar only”.

Directions to Nova from I-95: 1. From Route 95 take exit 26 to merge onto US 20 (0.1 m) 2. Slight right onto Vernon St (0.3 m). 3. Turn right onto Prospect St (0.4 m) 4. Turn left into driveway (75 ft) 5. Turn left again and continue to Nova Biomedical; park in lot

From east (Boston): 1. Take I-90 to exit 17 toward Newton 2. Continue on Washington St (0.6 m) 3. Turn right onto Crafts St (1.3 m); turns into Waltham St (0.3 m); turns into High St (0.6 m); turns into Maple St (0.3 m); turns into Prospect St (0.1 m) 4. Turn right into driveway (75 ft) 5. Turn left and continue to Nova Biomedical; park in lot

To ensure safety against COVID-19, all in-person attendees must be vaccinated and masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees.

Registration or other questions?  Please contact: Ms. Anna Singer during regular business hours, secretary@nesacs.org

We wish to thank Nova Biomedical, NESACS Program Committee, and the National ACS for facilitating and organizing this event.



Join us to talk about the work of ACS 2023 President Judy Giordan. How to get involved and the importance of your involvement.


Judy Giordan is the co-founder of the Chemical Angels Network, Managing Director of ecosVC, Inc., venture founder and former Fortune 100 executive. Judy serves as board member, co-founder, advisor and investor in seed and early-stage start-ups and is 2022 Acs Pre-elect.


Her previous executive positions include Corporate Vice President and Global Director of Research and Development at International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.; Vice-President Worldwide Research and Development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, the global beverage arm of PepsiCo, Inc.; Vice President Research and Development, Henkel Corporation, the North American operating unit of the Henkel Group; co-founder of ventures in areas including biofuels and executive search, she has also held management and technical contributor positions at Polaroid and ALCOA and has served with the National Science Foundation as Program Director for the IGERT Program.


Judy has a BS in Environmental Science and VoTech Ag from Rutgers University; PhD in Chemistry from the University of Maryland; and was an Alexander von Humboldt post doctoral fellow at the University of Frankfurt, Germany.

Photos from the event:

Photos by Brian D’Amico


NOVA Biomedical
200 Prospect St.
Waltham, MA 02453 United States
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NOVA Biomedical
200 Prospect St.
Waltham, MA 02453 United States
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