Chemical society convenes regional meeting in Fairfax, Virginia

May 29, 2002

EACH PAPER IS EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL DATE AND TIME OF PRESENTATION

More than 200 research papers are scheduled for presentation at the 35th Middle Atlantic regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, in Fairfax, Va., May 28-30. Noted scientists as well as undergraduate and graduate students are expected to attend the meeting at George Mason University's Johnson Center and Student Union Building II (703-993-1070).

Scientific topics include forensic DNA testing, structural genomics, biotechnology crops, and physical, polymer, organic, inorganic, analytical and space chemistry. Meeting highlights include:

Tuesday, May 28, 2002
9 a.m. - 12 Noon Tuesday, May 28, 2002
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Professional achievement recognition is highlighted at the meeting. ACS will honor chemists from Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey on May 29 for industrial innovations that improve global welfare, for exemplary teaching at the high school level, and for stimulating and fostering diversity. Three ACS members who have contributed to the commercial success of their company and to their communities and society are winners of the Industrial Innovation Awards. Jeannette Brown of the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, N.J., will be presented the Women Chemists Committee Regional Award for contributions to diversity for her work supporting and encouraging women and minorities to pursue chemistry studies and careers.

Elena Stephanie Andrys Pisciotta of Damascus High School in Montgomery County, Md., will be honored with the ACS Regional Award in High School Chemistry Teaching for more than 30 years of teaching chemistry in Montgomery, Carroll and Prince George's County schools.

General chair of the meeting is Gregory D. Foster, Chemistry Department, George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. (703-993-1081).

American Chemical Society

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