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IN PERSON: American Chemical Society (ACS) Publishing Tools Workshop hosted by the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) based at UCT



Presentations to graduate students and faculty: Integrating One Health during Study of Urbanizing Regions (Prof Bryan Brooks)

The aim of the presentation by Prof. Bryan Brooks entitled ‘Integrating One Health during Study of Urbanizing Regions’ is to share information on current research activities in his group to stimulate discussion and share ideas.  


Publishing your Research: Top Tips and Free Scholarly Tools from ACS (Dr Maggie Mills)

The aim of the presentation by Maggie Mills is to provide insights on the art of scholarly publishing, free online tools available via the American Chemical Society website to help structure and write your academic research, and top tips towards enabling publishing success in the high-quality ACS environmental journals.


Brief Workshop of Flash Talks with Faculty Members at UCT: Environmental Science and Technology Research Activities (University of Cape Town)

Faculty members working in the environmental science and technology area would provide a short (10 minute) overview of their research projects to provide insights on the activities of the department, the environmental challenges the researchers are focused on,  and identify future research needs. This allows for an exchange of ideas, creates networking opportunities, and identifies common research interests and potential future international research opportunities.


About the Presenters

Prof Bryan Brooks, Distinguished Professor, Environmental Science and Biomedical Studies.  Director, Environmental Health Science Program, Department of Environmental Science, Baylor University, USA

Prof Brooks is a world expert in understanding and managing anthropogenic activities and stressors across levels of biological organization.


Dr Margaret Mills, Managing Editor ES&T Portfolio of Journals, Global Editorial Strategy, American Chemical Society

Dr Mills has extensive experience in pesticides and water quality issues, and more recently in the art of scholarly publishing.


Rajesh Parishwad, Senior Associate Director, Global Strategy for Society Programs

Rajesh is responsible for developing and managing ACS’ strategic objectives and activities to engage and develop the chemical sciences community across different regions – Asia Pacific, South Asia, Middle-East, Africa and Latin America regions. Earlier, Rajesh was Head of  Public Policy, Government Affairs and Engagement, India and South Asia at the UK-based Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and set up an RSC office in India.  He has also worked as a Senior Science and Innovation Advisor at the British High Commission in India to support UK-India research collaborations.  Rajesh was a technology and business journalist for The Week - a national magazine, and Deccan Herald - a leading newspaper in Bangalore. He is recipient of Rolls Royce-Chevening Research, Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship in 2018. 



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What level of study is the workshop aimed at?

Postgraduate Diploma








Postdoctoral Fellow


Junior Research Fellow



Which faculty/faculties is the workshop aimed at?



Commerce (including GSB)








Health Sciences




While the workshop is aimed at certain levels of study and faculties, anyone is welcome to join the workshop segment with UCT faculty.



Preparation for the workshop

Presentations by Prof Brooks and Dr Mills:  Come with an open mind and lots of questions!

Workshop with flash talks by faculty:  Power point presentation (5-10 slides) providing a short overview of their personal research activities (10 minutes each)

Level of participation at the workshop

Presentations by Prof Brooks and Dr Mills:  listening during presentations and actively asking questions.  Informal discussion with presenters afterwards over refreshments so presenters can have an opportunity to talk informally with students about their research work and interests.

Workshop with flash talks by faculty: Individual presentations by faculty and time for discussion and questions at the end of each presentation to fully understand and explore the research work and challenges the research is trying to address.



REGISTER VIA THIS LINK: ACS Interactions (discoveracs.org)


Queries about the workshop can be directed to Associate Professor Moses Basitere at moses.basitere@uct.ac.za.

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
10:00am - 1:30pm
Upper Campus
Prof Bryan Brooks, Department of Environmental Science, Baylor University, Dr Margaret Mills, American Chemical Society & Rajesh Parishwad, Global Strategy for Society Programs

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Amanda Bessick



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