In honor of Black History Month, the American Chemical Society conducted a Q&A with Vice Dean for Innovation Rodney D. Priestley, Princeton’s Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
Professor Priestley is associate editor of a new ACS journal, JACS Au. (Au is the chemical symbol for gold, and this is an “open-access” journal, which means its articles are available free of charge to readers, which lowers the barriers to access to information.)
“Chemistry plays an important role in addressing many societal challenges. To ensure that future challenges are met, we need the involvement of all of society. It is, therefore, important that we strive for African American participation and success in the entire research, innovation, and entrepreneurship spectrum in the field of chemistry.” – Rodney D. Priestley in the ACS interview.