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American Chemical Society webinar focuses on the chemistry of beer and brewing
News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society webinars, focusing on the chemistry of beer and brewing. Scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 26, 2-3 p.m. EDT, the free ACS webinar will feature Charles Bamforth, Ph.D., professor of food science and technology at University of California, Davis, speaking on (2010-08-19)

6 University of Miami students selected as 2010 NOAA/Ernest F. Hollings Scholars
NOAA announced that six University of Miami students were selected as 2010 NOAA/Ernest F. Hollings Scholars. UM recipients are among 119 Hollings Scholars selected from colleges and universities across the country. With six recipients, UM's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science tied with only one other institution to get the most Hollings Scholars in the country this year. (2010-08-19)

OU professor honored for excellence in chemistry
A University of Oklahoma professor has been selected as a 2010 American Chemical Society Fellow -- a distinguished group of chemists honored for contributions in chemistry in either academia, government or industry. (2010-08-11)

Elsevier congratulates Royal Australian Chemical Institute's Athel Beckwith Lectureship winner
Dr. Scott Stewart, from the University of Western Australia, has won the Reaxys-sponsored lectureship as an outstanding recently appointed organic chemist. (2010-08-05)

Md., N.Y., N. J. and Conn. students bring home gold medals from International Chemistry Olympiad
Four students from high schools in Maryland, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have won gold, silver and bronze medals from the 42nd annual International Chemistry Olympiad, the American Chemical Society announced today. The international competition was held July 19-28 in Tokyo, Japan. 2011 marks the International Year of Chemistry. ACS, the world's largest scientific society, sponsors the US team with support from other partners. (2010-08-02)

New 'armor' developed to avoid infection from AIDS virus
The doors are closing on the AIDS virus. A study by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas has developed a method of attack against the AIDS virus The method involves creating a prevention system, i.e. an (2010-07-30)

American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry jointly launch sustainability websites
Two of the world's largest chemical societies today unveiled a new website showcasing cutting-edge scientific research that could help corral climate change, curb the depletion of vital natural resources and ensure global sustainability for future generations. The American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry created to shine a spotlight on efforts to develop sustainable energy, provide abundant food and water, maintain environmental equilibrium and solve other emerging global challenges. (2010-07-26)

Key compound of ozone destruction detected
For the first time, KIT scientists have successfully measured in the ozone layer the chlorine compound ClOOCl which plays an important role in stratospheric ozone depletion. The doubts in the established models of polar ozone chemistry expressed by American researchers based on laboratory measurements are disproved by these new atmospheric observations. The established role played by chlorine compounds in atmospheric ozone chemistry is in fact confirmed by KIT's atmospheric measurements. (2010-07-22)

UD prof helps discover new chemical method important to drug design, agrichemicals
University of Delaware scientist Donald Watson is part of a research team that has discovered an easier method for incorporating fluorine into organic molecules, giving chemists an important new tool in developing materials ranging from new medicines to agricultural chemicals. (2010-06-24)

Sparks to receive Liebig Medal from International Union of Soil Sciences
This summer, Donald Sparks, S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware and director of the Delaware Environmental Institute, will receive the Liebig Award from the International Union of Soil Sciences for outstanding contributions in soil science research, revealing new discoveries, techniques, inventions, or materials related to soils and the environment. (2010-06-18)

Dr. George Stark receives 2011 Herbert Tabor/Journal of Biological Chemistry Lectureship from ASBMB
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has announced that George R. Stark, Ph.D., the distinguished scientist of the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute and emeritus professor of genetics at Case Western Reserve University, is the recipient of the society's 2011 Herbert Tabor/Journal of Biological Chemistry lectureship. (2010-06-11)

Pfizer joins open-access medicinal chemistry public-private collaboration
The Structural Genomics Consortium and Pfizer today announced that Pfizer will join the SGC-led public-private collaboration to generate small molecule inhibitors -- (2010-06-10)

American Chemical Society webinar focuses on inspirational career of chemist David Walt
News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society webinars, in which world-renowned chemist David R. Walt, Ph.D., shares his life's journey and his passion for science and innovation. He is an expert in nanotechnology and an entrepreneur. The free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, June 17, from 2-3 p.m. EDT. News media and scientists must register in advance. (2010-06-10)

A compound in smokers' breath
If you smoke, your breath contains 2.5-dimethylfuran. A team of Catalan researchers have proved that the presence of this chemical compound indicates that a person has smoked in the last three days. This substance does not appear in the breath of nonsmokers, unless they have been in direct contact with tobacco smoke for a long time. (2010-05-20)

ACS webinar focuses on how to negotiate salary or pay for chemistry professionals
News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society webinars, focusing on strategies for negotiating pay or salaries for chemistry professionals. The free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 27, 2-3 p.m. EDT. (2010-05-20)

ACS Webinar focuses on green chemistry innovations and applications
News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society Webinars, focusing on green chemistry applications and innovations. The free webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 20, 2-3 p.m. (2010-05-13)

ACS Green Chemistry Institute to host green chemistry conference in Washington, D.C., June 21-23
The American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute will host the 14th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference from June 21-23 in Washington, D.C. The annual conference, which regularly attracts scientific leaders from around the world, will be held at the Capital Hilton Hotel, just two blocks north of the White House. (2010-05-11)

Save the date: American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, Aug. 22-26
What better venue than Boston -- with its famed hospitals and university medical schools -- for a major scientific conference with the theme (2010-05-11)

Coating approach clears up fingerprints
CSI notwithstanding, forensics experts cannot always retrieve fingerprints from objects, but a conformal coating process developed by Penn State professors can reveal hard-to-develop fingerprints on nonporous surfaces without altering the chemistry of the print. (2010-05-11)

Chemist stitches up speedier chemical reactions
University of Calgary chemist Warren Piers outlines the inner workings of the Piers catalyst in a new paper in Nature Chemistry online. (2010-05-09)

ACS webinar focuses on scientific careers in publishing
News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society Webinars, focusing on scientific careers in publishing. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2-3 p.m. EDT. (2010-05-06)

Dr. Carl Djerassi, inventor of 'The Pill,' to receive honorary doctorate from Rutgers University
An honorary degree from Rutgers University will be awarded to Dr. Carl Djerassi, emeritus professor of chemistry at Stanford University. Djerassi is a scientist, educator, author, playwright and philanthropist. He is known worldwide as the inventor of (2010-05-04)

Save the date: American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, Aug. 22-26
What better venue than Boston -- with its famed hospitals and university medical schools -- for a major scientific conference with the theme (2010-05-04)

ACS Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable award goes to Scottish chemist
The American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) Pharmaceutical Roundtable has awarded its 2010 research grant to Scottish chemist David Cole-Hamilton, Ph.D., for making great strides in expanding green chemistry and engineering practices in the global pharmaceutical industry. (2010-04-29)

Virtual lab wins prestigious prize awarded by Science
With virtual experiments such as one that allows students to use chemistry concepts to solve a murder in a research group whose work focuses on an antitoxin for spider bites, the ChemCollective offers the drama and intrigues of chemistry to students early on. (2010-04-29)

Carnegie Mellon's ChemCollective receives science prize for online resources in education
The ChemCollective website, developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University to provide chemistry instructors with access to virtual lab and scenario-based learning activities, has received the Science Prize for Online Resources in Education. The award, sponsored by Science magazine, recognizes outstanding freely available online materials that enrich science education. (2010-04-29)

American Chemical Society president elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Chemical Society President Joseph S. Francisco, Ph.D., and at least 11 other ACS members have been elected Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Academy, a center for independent policy research, is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. Its members include winners of the Nobel, Pulitzer and Shaw Prizes as well as MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellows. (2010-04-28)

Iowa State, Ames Lab researchers preparing for Blue Waters supercomputer
Three Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers are preparing their computational chemistry tools for the Blue Waters supercomputer and its quadrillion calculations per second. Blue Waters is expected to be the most powerful supercomputer in the world for open scientific research when it comes online in 2011. (2010-04-27)

Song receives ACS's Henry H. Storch Award in Fuel Chemistry
Chunshan Song, distinguished professor of fuel science and director of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Energy Institute, Penn State, received the Henry H. Storch Award in Fuel Chemistry. (2010-04-26)

Media, small businesses invited to ACS webinar on consulting practices in chemistry
News media, scientists and others interested in finance, entrepreneurships and the chemical sciences are invited to join an American Chemical Society Small & Medium Business Webinar on how to run a successful chemistry consulting practice on Thursday, April 29, from 2-3 p.m. EDT. (2010-04-22)

American Chemical Society unveils free iPhone app for Molecule of the Week
The American Chemical Society's Molecule of the Week is one of the most popular destinations on the ACS Web site, and it may be getting more popular. The reason: ACS has unveiled a MOTW mobile application for iTunes. (2010-04-15)

Queen's University professor's chemistry discovery may revolutionize cooking oil production
A Queen's University chemistry professor has invented a special solvent that may make cooking oil production more environmentally friendly. Philip Jessop, Canada research chair in green ghemistry, has created a solvent that -- when combined with carbon dioxide -- extracts oil from soybeans. Industries currently make cooking oils using hexane, a cheap, flammable solvent that is a neurotoxin and creates smog. The process also involves distillation, which uses large amounts of energy. (2010-03-29)

Carnegie Mellon's kitchen chemistry makes science palatable
Molecular gastronomy or molecular cuisine, the culinary movement that uses chemistry, is heating up kitchens worldwide. Carnegie Mellon University chemist Subha Das is bringing the same techniques found in the world's leading restaurants, and seen on the popular television show, (2010-03-25)

Compound screening for drug development made simpler
The identification of compounds that could be promising candidates for drug development has become easier following research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Dr. Jonathan Baell and Dr. Georgina Holloway have developed a series of (2010-03-24)

ACS webinar focuses on how chemistry keeps the food supply safe
News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society Webinars, focusing on Professional Growth and Development. The webinar will be aired on Thursday, April 1, 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time. (2010-03-23)

EPA R&D Chief: Green chemistry will guide US into a sustainable future
Scientific advances in a rapidly emerging field termed (2010-03-22)

DNA nanotechnology breakthrough offers promising applications in medicine
A team of McGill Chemistry Department researchers led by Dr. Hanadi Sleiman has achieved a major breakthrough in the development of nanotubes. (2010-03-17)

American Chemical Society hosts sustainability forum at 239th National Meeting
The American Chemical Society invites news media covering its 239th National Meeting to the society's first sustainability forum on Tuesday, March 23, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Moscone Center Esplanade Ballroom 301. The forum is intended to spark interest among chemical scientists and engineers to collaborate on sustainability projects and to help set the society's long-term sustainability agenda. (2010-03-16)

Veteran Great Lakes area journalist wins prestigious American Chemical Society award
Ron Seely, an accomplished reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal, will be awarded the American Chemical Society's prestigious James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public. Seely will be honored in San Francisco, Calif., on March 23, 2010, during a ceremony to be held at the Society's 239th National Meeting and Exposition. (2010-03-04)

University of Miami Rosenstiel School geochemist Millero named AAAS Fellow
The American Academy for the Advancement of Science announced that it has elected Frank J. Millero as a Fellow of the AAAS. (2010-02-23)

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