Future Leaders Program

Congratulations to the 2019 CAS Future Leaders!

We are excited to announce the 2019 CAS Future Leaders! This elite group of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world will visit CAS headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, this August to blaze a trail toward scientific leadership.

August 19-24, 2019
CAS Future Leaders
Columbus, Ohio

August 25-29, 2019
ACS National Meeting
San Diego, California

 

 

 

"We are honored to host the next class of CAS Future Leaders, providing them with access to industry thought leaders and entrepreneurs as a means to help them propel their already impressive contributions to science," said Manuel Guzman, President of CAS. "These participants were chosen from a competitive field of applicants from top institutions and labs around the world. CAS will arrange two weeks of opportunities for them to forge connections with potential research partners, gain exposure to global perspectives and be inspired by some of the best young minds in chemistry."

We are excited to announce the 2019 CAS Future Leaders! This elite group of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world will visit CAS headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, this August to blaze a trail toward scientific leadership.

August 19-24, 2019
CAS Future Leaders
Columbus, Ohio

August 25-29, 2019
ACS National Meeting
San Diego, California

 

 

 

"We are honored to host the next class of CAS Future Leaders, providing them with access to industry thought leaders and entrepreneurs as a means to help them propel their already impressive contributions to science," said Manuel Guzman, President of CAS. "These participants were chosen from a competitive field of applicants from top institutions and labs around the world. CAS will arrange two weeks of opportunities for them to forge connections with potential research partners, gain exposure to global perspectives and be inspired by some of the best young minds in chemistry."

2019 CAS Future Leaders

Celebrating its 10th year, the CAS Future Leaders program awards early-career scientists with essential scientific, business and leadership training and a trip to the ACS National Meeting & Exposition. This year's participants were selected among hundreds of applicants and represent 16 countries and a wide array of scientific disciplines. Congratulations to our 2019 class:

  • Olga Bakulina, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Kerry Betz, Stanford University, United States
  • Aisha Naziran Bismillah, Durham University, United Kingdom
  • Nathan Boase, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Lucas Busta, University of Nebraska, United States
  • Cassandra Callmann, Northwestern University, United States
  • Subhash Chander, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, India
  • Connor W. Coley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Yuanxin Deng, East China University of Science and Technology, China
  • Andreas Ehnbom, Texas A&M University, United States
  • Ehsan Fereyduni, University of Florida, United States
  • Mahlet Garedew, Yale University, United States
  • Farnaz Heidar Zadeh, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Jazmín Ciciolil Hilario-Martínez, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
  • Gregory K. Hodgson, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Arianne C. Hunter, University of Oklahoma, United States
  • Marc-André Légaré, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
  • Dickson Mambwe, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Jovana V. Milić, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Sean N. Natoli, University of California, Berkeley, United States
  • Meagan Oakley, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Yoonsu Park, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Vanessa Sanchez, Harvard University, United States
  • Jesus Sanjosé-Orduna, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain
  • Koichi Sasaki, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Tracy Schloemer, Colorado School of Mines, United States
  • Dannie van Osch, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Paulette Vincent-Ruz, University of Pittsburgh, United States
  • Liang Zhang, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

2019 CAS Future Leaders Agenda

Storytelling

Great narratives can generate interest and engagement with a topic, improve comprehension and influence real-world beliefs. Participants will learn the essential leadership skill of storytelling with The Story Collider and present their research stories in a poster session attended by a diverse group of scientists, technologists, marketers and administrators who work for CAS and ACS Publications.

Insights

Successful leaders are results oriented. Whether they need to deliver published manuscripts, funded grants or completed projects, having deep insights into the research process can help them succeed at every step. Participants will explore the process by which research is published, indexed and delivered to scientists around the world, and go behind the scenes to see how SciFindern can help them quickly find actionable results and deliver on their next big research project.

Strategies

Collaboration is essential to scientific progress. Successful leaders inspire the best performance from their collaborators, research teams and others by using a number of coaching techniques, such as building trust, clarifying their vision, respectfully challenging and celebrating success. During an interactive workshop with scitrain, participants will learn science-based coaching strategies to help them lead high-performing teams and productive collaborations.

Perspectives

Scientists must drive understanding of their research not only in the published literature, but also with science-policy makers, the media, industry stakeholders and funding organizations. Successful leaders adapt their communication style for their audience and have a broad understanding of the scientific enterprise as a whole. A diverse group of science-industry thought leaders will share their perspectives to inspire participants to make meaningful impacts in the lab and beyond.

Impacts

Research matters. Whether it leads to innovation in healthcare or technology, or supports a greener Earth, it’s important that leaders recognize the impacts of their research and strive for real-world solutions. Participants will visit with physicians, researchers and cancer survivors at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC – James), one of only 50 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation.

Join our global network of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers in chemistry and related sciences.

171 alumni
35 countries/regions

Why should I apply?

The CAS Future Leaders program will help you advance your career and make meaningful impacts in science.

  • Connections: Invaluable networking opportunities with peer scientists and renowned leaders
  • Perspectives: Inspiration from science-industry thought leaders, entrepreneurs and professional communicators
  • Insights: Exclusive leadership training and access to the expertise behind SciFindern, the world’s premier scientific information solution

Learn more about why you should apply from our alumni:

What is the award?

The applicants who best demonstrate academic accomplishment, a commitment to research and an appreciation of scientific information will receive:

  • Paid trip to CAS headquarters in Columbus, OH
  • Paid trip to attend the ACS Fall National Meeting & Exposition
  • 3-year ACS membership
  • Certificate of distinction
  • $1,000 USD

Questions?

See our Terms & Conditions for additional information, and if you have any questions, please contact the CAS Future Leaders Team at futureleaders@cas.org.

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