A co-sponsored online event between ACS California Section and AWIS East Bay – Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

The event will include a presentation followed by a Q&A session.

We hope you enjoyed listening to the inspiring talk by our amazing speaker Dr. Kirk Nass. We did record our session; below is the link to the video:

Dr. Kirk Nass earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle and is currently an R&D team leader at Chevron Oronite. Kirk has had a long and illustrious 31-year career at Chevron.

In 1991, Kirk was a founding Board member of the Chevron Lesbian and Gay Employees Association (CLGEA), now known as Chevron PRIDE, and has held multiple Board positions for the next 10 years, including Chair. During those 10 years, Chevron added sexual orientation to their non-discrimination and non-harassment policies, extended domestic partner benefits to employees, and officially established employee diversity networks.

Kirk and his husband Michael Gillespie, with the help of Chevron Humankind matching grants, established the first scholarship for LGBTQA+ students in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Kirk’s undergraduate alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign.