The New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) has revealed it chaired a technical session at the recent 51st Middle-Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM) of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
The meeting at the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York (CUNY) was themed ‘Chemistry Refocused’, and included technical and poster sessions on varied subjects within chemistry, employment programming, workshops as well as a graduate study fair and awards ceremony.
The Cosmetic Chemistry technical session on 9 June was chaired by NYSCC advisor and Nutafol chief scientific officer Giorgio Dell’Acqua and attracted more than 75 participants between students and faculty members.
It featured members of the NYSCC Executive Board and Scientific Committee that presented top cosmetic chemistry topics followed by a panel discussion on career paths in the industry.
Speakers and topics included:
- Dr. Giorgio Dell’Acqua on ‘Sourcing and Developing Cosmetic Ingredients Using a Sustainable Approach’.
- Dr. Amber Evans, NYSCC chair-elect and senior manager of product development at Moroccanoil on ‘Hair Care & the Chemistry Within’.
- Stacey House, NYSCC chair and senior VP of R&D Consumer Beauty, Color & Skin on ‘Decoding Ingredient Labels’.
- Dr. Hani Fares, senior director of skincare and oral care at Ashland Specialty Ingredients and chair of the NYSCC scientific committee on ‘Formulating Sunscreens’.
- Dr. Sue Feng, chief scientific officer of ET Browne’s Global Research & Innovation, and NYSCC scientific committee member on ‘How Textile Technology Innovations Transfer into Colour Cosmetic Formulations’.
The technical session concluded with a panel Q&A on cosmetic chemistry career paths led by Dell’Acqua.
In addition, during MARM, NYSCC members coached students on their CVs during one-on-one review sessions, participated in a career panel with technical professionals from other industries, and engaged with students over their research posters.
“This was an exciting and fruitful outreach program for NYSCC this year. The Chapter will continue to foster relationships with other professional organizations and academia to promote cosmetic science as a strong career path,” said Stacey House.
NYSCC also gives out numerous scholarships and grants to help students in their academic journey. To find out more visit: https://nyscc.org/scholarships-and-grants.