Chemical society convenes regional meeting in Minneapolis

May 30, 2002

*This release has been updated as of May 30th.*More than 350 research papers are scheduled for presentation at the 34th Great Lakes regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, in Minneapolis, Minn., June 2-4. Over 400 noted scientists as well as undergraduate and graduate students are expected to attend the meeting at the Radisson Hotel Metrodome (612-379-8888) on the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota. The reception and poster session on the evening of June 2 will be held in the McNamara Alumni Center (612-624-7570), located next to the hotel.

Scientific topics include symposia devoted to environmental chemistry, chemical biology, nanostructured materials, and computational chemistry.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Society's Women Chemists Committee, the University of Minnesota Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Team is presenting a luncheon and panel discussion on June 2 from noon - 2 p.m, at the Radisson. The theme is WISE words from successful women in chemistry. Panelists are: Meeting highlights include:

Sunday, June 2
9:40 a.m. Sunday, June 2 (Poster Session)
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 4
9:10 a .m. Tuesday, June 4
10 a.m.Tuesday, June 4
2:40 p.m.Professional achievement recognition is highlighted at the meeting. ACS will honor chemists from Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin on June 3 for industrial innovations that improve global welfare, for exemplary teaching at the high school level, and for stimulating and fostering diversity. 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. General chair of the meeting is Wayne L. Gladfelter (612-624-6000) and Program Chair is William B. Tolman (612-625-4061), both of the Chemistry Department, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

American Chemical Society

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