On Thursday, March 8, Kathleen Schulz presented a webinar entitled “Entrepreneurship, ACS, and You”. Dr. Schulz is the Director-at-Large of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and it was a great privilege to have her speak to us.
Dr. Schulz began with some statistics. The unemployment rate for new chemists is about 11%, while current unemployment rates for chemists are around 4%. There have been 25,000 chemical jobs lost since 2008 and 300,000 lost between 1989 and 2009. The question was posed to us: what should be done, and who should help?