Dr. Marinda Li Wu has over thirty years of experiences in chemical industry and small business. She worked many years in Dow Chemical R&D, as well as Dow Plastics Marketing where she forged partnerships between industry, education, government and communities. Dr. Wu also has entrepreneurial experience with various small chemical companies and startups including "Science is Fun!" which she founded to engage young students in science and enhance public support for science education.
As an ACS member for over forty years, Dr. Wu has served in many leadership roles at local and national levels. She served as Chair of her local ACS California Section during its Centennial Celebration year in 2001. She was elected to the ACS Board of Directors in 2006 and served on the ACS Board through 2014. She was elected as ACS President for 2013.
Dr. Wu earned a B.S. cum laude with distinction in chemistry from The Ohio State University, Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from University of Illinois, and is an honorary member of the Romanian Chemical Society and Polish Chemical Society. She has also served on the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, University of Illinois Chemistry Alumni Advisory Board, International Advisory Board for 45th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, and Board of Directors for the Chinese- American Chemical Society. Dr. Wu holds 7 U.S. Patents, authored polymer textbook chapter, numerous journal articles, and co-edited three ACS Symposium Books.
Dr. Marinda Li Wu
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I once dreamed of becoming a scientist or ambassador. I eventually was able to become an ambassador for science by getting elected as president of the world’s largest scientific society— the American Chemical Society. I will share my personal and professional journey of how I became the first Asian American and only the 8th woman in 137 years to get elected as ACS President. I have been honored to travel the world sharing my vision of how we can all work together as “Partners for Progress and Prosperity!” I will cover highlights of my journey and also offer a few thoughts on leadership concluding with some life lessons learned.
Location: American First National Bank, Community Service Room, 12th Floor, 9999 Bellaire Blvd, Houston 77036
Date: October 31, 2015
09:30-10:00 AM Member Registration and Networking
10:00-10:10 AM Welcome Address and Introduction of the Speaker, Dr. Teng Xu, CACS-SW President
10:10-11:30 AM Keynote Speech: “Partners for Progress and Prosperity: A Personal and Professional Journal”, Dr. Marinda Li Wu, 2013 President of the American Chemical Society
11:30-11:50 AM Q&A
11:50-12:00 AM Picture Time
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Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) - Southwest (SW) Chapter