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Princeton ACS Meeting & Award Night, May 21
May 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Meeting of the Princeton ACS Section & Award Night
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Allen Jones, PhD,
Director, Newark Public Schools
“Students 2 Science, Supporting STEM Education”
Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University, Mixer 5:30 pm; Lecture 6:30 pm followed by dinner
The U.S. is facing a national STEM crisis, fueled by a combination of an under-resourced STEM education system, a declining interest in STEM subjects among students, and a rapidly increasing global demand for a workforce highly skilled in STEM fields. The future of our national security and economic well-being is dependent on solving this crisis. Students 2 Science has two student-focused programs whose aim is to reverse this trend by increasing scientific comprehension and increasing awareness of STEM related careers. They are:
- The ISACC Program: ISAAC (Improving Student Affinity and Aptitude for Careers in STEM) program for middle and high school students focuses on changing the students’ pre-convinced impressions towards pursuing a career in a STEM-related field, as well as improving student aptitude with STEM subject matters.
- V-Lab Program: The Virtual Laboratory (V-Lab) program was created to eliminate the geographic and language constraints of our on-site ISAAC program, broadening our reach to serve a wider audience. State-of-the-art distance-learning technology and the capacity to provide real-time interpretation in more than 200 languages means S2S is no longer limited to those students, teachers, and volunteers who reside within commuting distance of the Technology Center in East Hanover, NJ.
The presentation will focus on the program details and the science being taught.
Allen N. Jones received a B.S. in chemistry from Elizabethtown College and Ph.D. from the State University of New York in Buffalo. After a brief stint at the University of Connecticut Medical School, he joined Merck and Company in Animal and Exploratory Drug Metabolism (later Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics), where he worked in and managed the Analytical Laboratory for the Isotope Labeling Group. In this position he contributed to the development of experimental drug candidates, a number of which became marketed pharmaceuticals. After leaving Merck in 2008 as an Associate Director, he worked with YourEncore as a Network Expert, as an Adjunct Professor at Rowan University, at Roche as a Pharmacokinetics Study Manager, at Alliance Technologies as a Senior Chemist, and with Liquid Light as an Analytical Group Leader. Currently, he is a Director in the Newark Public Schools, Newark, NJ, where he is implementing a STEM program developed by Students 2 Science, and an Adjunct Professor in Medicinal Chemistry at Rutgers – New Brunswick.
The meeting will be held in Frick Laboratory, Princeton University. The social mixer will begin at 5:30 pm in the CaFe area of Taylor Commons. The lecture will be held in the Auditorium (B02) at 6:30 pm followed by dinner in Taylor Commons (CaFe area). Frick Laboratory is located at the east end of the pedestrian bridge on Washington Rd, adjacent to the Weaver Track and Field Stadium. Parking is available in Lot 21, corner of Faculty Road and Fitzrandolph Road or other lots along Ivy Lane after 5:00 pm. (see http://m.princeton.edu/map/. The seminar is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged for the seminar but required for dinner, which is $25 ($10 for students) and $22.50 if prepaid with credit card or PayPal using the Buy Now button below. Please make reservations by May 16.