New Scientific Findings To Be Presented At Regional Meeting Of World's Largest Scientific Society, June 17 - 20

June 03, 1998

PASCO, Wash.--Medical isotopes and agricultural chemistry are among the topics that will be discussed here June 17 - 20 at the 53rd Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society.

More than 225 technical papers will be presented in 26 different sessions to be held at the Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash. The keynote speaker, Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, a Nobel laureate in chemistry who was recently honored by having element number 106 named Seaborgium, will talk about "My Service With Ten U.S. Presidents" on Thurs., June 18, at 7:30 p.m. This lecture is open to the public, with a $5.00 admission for non-registrants.

Topics of special interest include:A banquet celebrating the 50th year of the ACS Richland section will feature the Regional High School Teacher Award presentation to Sue Rittenhouse of the Hanford High School in Richland, Wash., and the Richland Section Chemist of the Year Award to Lane A. Bray, Staff Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash.

A minority affairs workshop will provide information regarding minority activities at colleges, universities, ACS local sections, and other organizations. The goal is to foster ideas for other minority-related programs and activities and to encourage minority programming in ACS local sections. This workshop is also open to non-ACS members.

A government affairs workshop featuring representatives from the offices of Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Sen. Slade Gorton (R-Wash.) and Rep. George Nethercutt (R-Wash.) will focus on issues such as federal research funding, state science education, and environmental standards.

General chair contact: Karen E. Grant, Columbia Basin College; 509-373-0511, ext. 262 (phone), (e-mail).

Program chair contact: Timothy L. Hubler, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; 509-373-0249 (phone), (e-mail).

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A nonprofit organization with a membership of more than 155,000 chemists and chemical engineers, the American Chemical Society publishes scientific journals, convenes major research conferences, and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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