Chemical society convenes regional meeting in Albuquerque, October 12-15

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Over 200 research findings are scheduled for presentation at the 17th biennial Rocky Mountain regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, in Albuquerque, N. M., Oct. 12-15. Noted scientists as well as undergraduate and graduate students are expected to attend the meeting at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque (505-842-1234).

On Sunday, Oct. 13, attendees have the opportunity to view the Mass Ascension of the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from the meeting's hospitality tent. The Balloon Fiesta is a colorful hot air and gas balloon event.

The regional meeting symposia include topics on bioinformatics, drug discovery, education, southwestern United States environmental issues, materials, nuclear chemistry and technology, and mass spectrometry. There also will be general sessions on analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.

Meeting highlights include:
SUNDAY, October 13
8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

  • The 2000 Cerro Grande Fire Data from atmospheric studies will be presented and compared for a fire that began as a 900-acre controlled burn in New Mexico's Bandelier National Monument. The resulting wild fire consumed 48,000 acres, including the loss of over 280 homes in the Los Alamos area and 40 structures within the boundaries of Los Alamos National Laboratory. (Randy Martin, Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, 435-797-1585, rmartin@cc.usu.edu)
  • Haze formation in the southwestern U.S. Regional haze formation in the southwestern United States has become a serious issue. This presentation will summarize the Grand Canyon National Park and Canyonlands National Park data from the Western States Visibility Assessment Program. (Carl Popp, New Mexico Inst

Contact: Sharon Worthy
American Chemical Society

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