Predictions For The 21st Century

March 23, 1998

Forecasting the Role of Chemisty in Shaping Advances in Medicine, Technology, and Materials

What's Next in Science for the Next Century?

A fiber one-hundred times stronger than steel and only one-sixth its weight--called a "buckytube"--is one of many technological developments that will find application in the next century, scientists will report. New ways to fight disease, the impact of gene mapping and sequencing on chemistry and medicine, and how chemistry can be used to improve the world's standard of living are also among topics that will be discussed by a panel of leading research chemists at the Dallas-based national meeting of the American Chemical Society, world's largest scientific society, on March 29.

WHAT: Presidential Event: Panel discussion on Challenges for Chemistry in the 21st Century

WHEN: Sunday, March 29, 8:00 a.m. -m 12:00 noon

WHERE: Dallas Convention Center Room D262, Level 2

PANELISTS: Note: This information is for release immediately following the session.

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