Worlds largest scientific society convenes regional meeting September 23-26 in Savannah

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More than 600 research findings will be presented at the 53rd Southeast regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, the worlds largest scientific society, in Savannah, Ga., September 23-26. Over 700 scientists and students are expected to attend the meeting at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel (912-233-8897).

The Societys national president, Attila Pavlath, will conduct a very important event, designating the Savannah Pulp and Paper Laboratory, founded by Charles Herty, as a National Historic Chemical Landmark on September 26 at 2 p.m. The activity will take place at the Herty Foundation, 110 Brampton Road, Garden City, Ga. (912-963-2600).

In 1992, the American Chemical Society established the landmarks program to commemorate and preserve landmarks in the history of chemistry and to heighten public awareness of the key role chemistry has played in the history of the United States and nations around the world. More than 30 places, discoveries and devices have achieved landmark status since the programs inception.

Meeting highlights include:

  • Kids and the science of chemistry
  • Inhibiting reproduction of the HIV virus
  • Water quality of the Ocmulgee River
  • Pygmy rattlesnake venom and its use to treat snake bites
  • Benefits of gingko tree leaves
  • Landmark designation of the Savannah Paper and Pulp Company

General chair is George Novotnak, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro (912-897-5595 or 912-308-2107), and program chair is Will E. Lynch, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah (912-921-2337). For more information, visit chemistry.armstrong.edu/sermacs/sermacs01.

Sunday, September 23
1 5 p.m.

  • Kids and the science of chemistry Children in grades K through 8 wi

Contact: Sharon Worthy
American Chemical Society

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