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K-State Today

June 16, 2016



Dorhout attends National Cyber Security Summit, addresses regional meeting of the American Chemical Society — Association for Women in Science

By Sarah Hancock

Vice President for Research Peter Dorhout's early June travel schedule has been full. He joined more than 1,500 attendees at the National Cyber Security Summit June 7-9 in Huntsville, Alabama, where he heard a variety of speakers address topics such as emerging threats to security infrastructure, security workforce needs of government as well as private industry, and the role of higher education in addressing those needs.

On June 10, Dorhout addressed the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society and the Association for Women in Science at College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York. His talk, "Notes from the presidential task force on employment: Addressing the challenges of unemployment of young graduates and mid-career chemical professionals," analyzed recent employment and industry data and discussed how the American Chemical Society, or ACS, has responded to past challenges. Dorhout also made recommendations for how the society can continue to promote diverse learning opportunities, address gender disparities within the discipline and enhance the career sustainability of current and future society members.

Later this month, Dorhout will travel to Anchorage, Alaska, to present a talk to the Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society on the role of the university's vice president for research in technology transfer. He will showcase K-State's Working with Industry Boot Camp and how K-State provides resources to faculty and students who are developing intellectual property and seeking corporate partners to advance ideas through the K-State Research Foundation.