STEM Talent Diversity For
The Benefit Of Mankind
Chemistry: Harnessing Our Curiosity For Life
Chemistry is the central science that studies the transformation of matter in the universe in any state – solid, liquid, gas or plasma – to improve the lives of people and advance civilization.
The population expansion from 1 billion in 1800 to 7 billion today has been possible because of the endless curiosity and ingenuity to solve the colossal needs of humanity.
As we enter this century, we face some of the most formidable challenges ever encountered – an increase in population by three billion, the doubling of agricultural output, epidemics that can spread at the speed of an airplane, and an insatiable thirst for energy and water. STEM talent leadership is enabling solutions to keep up with the demands of humanity while maintaining peace, enhancing quality of life and exploring the edge of the universe.
Calling All Members:
Rekindle STEM Education
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have been amazing forces propelling the advancement of civilization. Sadly, the USA has been falling short in the proportion of science and engineering college graduates.
CME is one of the few organizations that have the commitment and reach to accelerate diverse STEM leadership throughout the industries of chemistry. CME supports activities that nurture the love for science, provides mentoring and financial support of talented scholars, engages industry and government to propel sustainable innovation and rewards achievement throughout the STEM ecosystem. Please become a sponsor or make a pledge.
How do we support
Support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs at the local, national and global levels
The Fascinating CME NASA Symposium
Convention Centers at major cities for 2 days in the Spring or Fall.
CME conceived and founded the NASA Symposium in 2017 in collaboration with the NASA Chief Scientist Office to bring together leaders from industry, academia, government, media and the public. The event takes place annually at major conventions on the chemical sciences. Symposiums have been held in Washington, Boston and Orlando. Past speakers include Nobel Laureates and other eminent figures.
Students Meet Leaders of Industry, Government and Finance
Columbia University, CUNY, NYU
Pace University, Other colleges
To nurture leadership, CME organizes events in New York and Houston in which students from high school and colleges attend with compliments of CME to learn invaluable insights from leaders in industry, academia, government, media and society at large. Since 1954 thousands of students have benefited from these programs.
Sponsor STEM Programs
Local, Regional, National, Global
As a nonprofit organization, CME needs your help to advance the study of chemistry, the central science, and other fields within the STEM ecosystem. Individuals’ contributions and gifts, company sponsorships and grants from foundations, help ensure that CME can continue to foster STEM talent leadership including a support network for students to thrive and focus on finding green solutions to the challenges of human kind.
STEM Talent Diversity Projects
CME STEM Festivals
Our mission is to nurture the love for science and sustainable innovation. Over 30,000 people have attended chemistry festivals supported by CME.
CME-sponsored PMSE Student and Mentor Award
In collaboration with ACS PMSE, two teams were recognized on April 1, 2019 as part of the Third Annual CME NASA Symposium. This was the first symposium to ever receive the endorsement of all 31 technical divisions active at the national meetings of the world's largest scientific society. Nomination information at: https://pmsedivision.org/