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Clarkson Professor Invited To Participate In Women Scientists Leadership Workshop

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Clarkson University Chemistry Professor Linda Luck of Plattsburgh, N.Y.,  is one of 17 women scientists selected from academic institutions across the country to participate in an upcoming leadership conference sponsored by the Committee on the Advancement of Women Chemists (COACh).  luck

Participants will explore the qualities necessary for successful leadership through a directed, hands-on workshop titled “The Chemistry of Leadership: A Woman’s Leadership Development Program.” The all-day workshop will take place on April 6 at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Attendees were invited to participate based on their outstanding contributions to the professional community or because of participation in previous COACh-sponsored leadership activities.

The program is designed to give women chemists the concepts and tools necessary to further develop their leadership skills. Attendees will discuss concepts of leadership, explore what is known about gender and its role in leadership situations, reflect on their own leadership challenges, and undergo self assessment to identify and develop areas for skill enhancement.

“I am pleased to be a part of this upcoming women’s leadership workshop,” said Luck. “As members of an underrepresented group, it is important for women in the field of academic chemistry to develop the skills necessary to achieve our professional goals and assist our female colleagues in their pursuits.”

Luck received her doctoral degree in chemistry from the University of Vermont. She joined the faculty of Clarkson in 1994 after serving as a senior scientist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in North Carolina.  Her research interests are in the area of biochemistry and currently focus on structure/function relationships in receptor proteins. The Petroleum Research Foundation of the American Chemical Society and the National Institute of Health are funding her research into the role of the human estrogen receptor in breast cancer.

Formed in 1997, COACh is dedicated to the recruitment and advancement of women in the chemical sciences professions. It offers training workshops and networking and mentoring programs to overcome existing obstacles and hasten the progress that is being made to reach gender equity in the field.

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