Jennifer L. Maclachlan
PID Analyzers, LLC
As a co-owner and sales manager of PID Analyzers, LLC, Jennifer L. Maclachlan is responsible for managing relationships with distributors and key clients as well as the web-based marketing, social, and digital media initiatives, of which she was an early adopter. Maclachlan is the Chair of the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Committee on Public Relations and Communications (CPRC) and serves in various Public Relations Communications roles for the ACS as well as providing Public Relations training to ACS groups in-person and via Webinar. She is a founder of the Cape Cod Science Café, which she started in 2011, with support from the Northeastern Section of the ACS (NESACS) and an International Year of Chemistry (IYC2011) mini-grant. This program has continued to gain popularity and the 19th Cape Cod Science Café will take place on March 25, 2017, within a large public outreach event, STEM Journey, of which she is a founding member and organizer. STEM Journey is an award-winning K–12 annual public outreach, day-long event with collaborative efforts from the ACS Local Section (NESACS), the Cape & Islands Boy Scouts, Sandwich STEM Academy, and PID Analyzers, LLC.
Materials Research Society
Judy Meiksin is News Editor for the Materials Research Society, where she is responsible for generating content for news and features for MRS Bulletin
, the Materials360® Newsletter
, and Meeting Scene®
. She has taught writing for over 20 years, including courses at the University of Pittsburgh and the School of the Carnegie as well as invited workshops, most recently at the College of William and Mary and at the Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (Bangalore). She has her B.A. degree (1983) from Carnegie Mellon University and MFA degree (1989) from the University of Pittsburgh, both in Writing.
École des Mines de St. Étienne
Róisín Owens is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bioelectronics (BEL) at the Centre Microélectronique de Provence of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne. She received her BA in Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin, in Ireland, and her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Southampton University in the UK. She held a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University, studying lipid metabolism of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This was followed by a 1.5 year appointment at Agave BioSystems in Ithaca, New York, where she was involved in developing immunological and biochemical methods for the detection of cancers and pathogenic organisms. She returned, then, to Cornell to engineer proteins for rhinovirus therapeutics, as well as develop nanoparticles for in vivo targeting. Owens has a wide range of expertise in the areas of protein and lipid biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, and immunology. She has received several awards including the European Research Council starting grant, a Marie Curie reintegration fellowship, and an EMBO fellowship. She is principal editor for biomaterials for MRS Communications and a news advisor for MRS Bulletin.
Freelance Health/Science Journalist
Karen Weintraub is a freelance health/science journalist who regularly contributes to Scientific American
, USA Today
, The New York Times
, and STAT
news, among others. She teaches journalism as an adjunct at Boston University and the Harvard Extension School, and has written two books and three e-books with Harvard doctors.