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Weekly News Digest

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ACS Lays Out Its 5-Year Strategic Initiatives

The American Chemical Society (ACS) shared its portfolio of strategic initiatives that are “designed to have a transformational impact on the chemistry enterprise. During the coming five years, ACS will invest up to $50 million in four initiatives, each of which embodies ACS’ commitment to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and all its people.” They are:
  • The ACS Campaign for a Sustainable Future Initiative will position ACS as a leader in advancing chemistry innovations to address the challenges articulated in the [United Nations’] Sustainable Development Goals. …
  • The Strategic Initiative on Fostering a Skilled Technical Workforce focuses on recruitment and development of a diverse group of students and potential employees in the chemical sciences to help build capacity to address workforce needs. …
  • The Accelerating Digital Research Data Products Initiative will design and build the infrastructure to enhance the reusability of primary research data associated with journal articles, including improving text and data mining capabilities. …
  • The CAS Accelerating Life Sciences Growth Initiative empowers [ACS’] CAS [division] to attract and serve global scientific innovators by adding content/capabilities specifically targeting molecular biologists and medicinal chemists. …

For more information, read the press release.

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