Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect (DEIR) Committee of the ACS Puget Sound Section

Upcoming Book Discussion

Looking Like the Enemy
By Mary Matsuda Gruenewald
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 @ 7 pm

The bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 is remembered every year as “the date which will live in infamy” as declared by President Roosevelt. The USS Arizona Memorial, the resting place of over 1,000 US sailors, is a popular destination for tourists. However, little is said about the fate of the over 100,000 American citizens with Japanese ancestry whose lives were changed forever after that historic day. Mary Matsuda Gruenewald, a Vashon Island native, and a survivor of the internment camps, shares her experience in her book, Looking Like the Enemy. Her story is an important lesson for all of us.

Link to Zoom Virtual meeting room:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88213278482?pwd=SmlncDY2SzZkQTlxbWpHUlpOdVUyQT09

The book discussion will be led by John L. Shafer. Here is a flyer.


Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Join a book discussion led by Kate Schultz, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL), about the book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

7 pm, Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Register for the Zoom Meeting. Download a flyer.

Robin Kimmerer is a botanist and a member of the Citizen Potawotomi Nation who asks questions of nature with the tools of science. This book is a NYTimes best seller.

Kate Schultz is a data scientist in the Computational Biology Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She conducts research and develops software to advance AI-assisted computational capabilities in areas including in silico drug discovery, computational toxicology, chemical space analysis, and metabolomics. Her research has been published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling and Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University.

Kate Schultz

Sponsored by the ACS PSS Diversity Equity Inclusion and Respect (DEIR) Committee


Here is information about some past events of the DEIR Committee.

GUMBOS: A Materials Approach to Analytical Chemistry.



DEIR Webinar 2 (November 19, 2020) Recording: Promoting an Inclusive Campus Environment


DEIR Webinar 1 (October 14, 2020) Recording: Promoting Student Success

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