About Women in Chemistry

Cultivating a Community of Strong Women

Left to right: Dr. Karen Draths, Faezeh Habib Zadeh, Sophie Bedford, Katayoon Maghami, Katarina Keel, Saeedeh Torabi, Dr. Chrysoula Vasileiou, Emily Dzurka, Corbin Livingston, Parisa Shadabipour, Olivia Chesniak Front: Sarah McFall-Boegeman, 2018 Tailgate

Women in Chemistry at Michigan State University

Professional Development

Graduate education builds a lot of transferable skills, but there are other things to learn to be a successful professional. We host events and share resources on public speaking, networking, preparing a CV or resume, and many more.


Sharing scientific information is challenging and demands practice. Join us for Brown Bag Lunches to practice and give feedback to peers, or a communication workshop to learn how to construct a presentation that will engage your audience.


Graduate school can be a long and lonely road, but it doesn't have to be. ACS WiC will connect you with women at different career stages, help you form mentoring relationships, and bolster you when you need it most.

Steering Committee

ACS WiC is led by a steering committee of graduate students, responsible for program development, advertising, budgeting, and record keeping.

Faculty Mentors

Several faculty mentors are involved with the steering committee, some of which helped form ACS WiC 1.0. They provide solidarity, mentorship, and practical advice.

Support her

ACS WiC has been graciously supported by the Michigan State University Local Section of the American Chemical Society since its inception.