The National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, NOBCChE, seeks to build an eminent cadre of people of color in science and technology. In efforts to support this mission, CCHF, participated in the annual NOBCChE National Conference held in New Orleans. CCHF members Monya Ruffin, Felicia Fullilove, and Stefan France had the opportunity to engage with numerous undergradate, graduate studnents, post docs and professionals at the CCHF both during the career expo. CCHF members also served as poster judges and resume review mentors for undergraduate students.
CCHF also co-sponsored a Science Cafe featuring chemists Tiffany Lash and Tashni Dubroy, owners of Tea and Honey Blends. This event was a part of a CCHF parternship with NOBCChE's New Chemists on the Block Committee. The event, the first of its kind at NOBCChE, was well attended by science enthusiasts of all ages and included an entreprenuership bootcamp. The bootcamp sought to help early career chemists think about how they can turn their scientific passions into a profitable business.
Finally, CCHF members ended the conference by attending the STEM Weekend Festival. This festival feaured ACS, Boy Scouts of America, a Robtics maze and much more. Overall the conference was a great experience for all who attended.
Author: Felicia Fullilove
Location: New Orleans, LA
Number of participants: ~100