World's largest scientific society holds regional meeting in Long Beach, Calif.

The American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, convenes its 38th Western regional meeting, Oct. 15-18, in Long Beach, Calif., at the Long Beach Hilton (701 West Ocean Boulevard, 562-983-3400). Over 500 researchers and students are expected to attend and over 230 presentations will be made during sessions on analytical, bioinorganic, environmental, organic, polymer and industrial chemistry, geochemistry, photochemistry, nanotechnology and chemical education. Highlights include the following:
  • Industrial Innovation Award presentation and address at noon on Oct. 15, by Kenneth N. Edwards of Dunn-Edwards Corporation, Los Angeles, Calif. Edwards is the award recipient for his development of the tint base that accomplishes precise color matches; development of polyester coatings for specialty applications; and development of continuous slurry methods for economically advantageous computer controlled processing of paint manufacturing.
  • Flavor chemistry presentation during the Oct. 16 luncheon at noon, by Sara J. Risch of Science by Design, Inc., Chicago, Ill.
  • High school chemistry teaching presentation and address on Oct. 18, 12:15 p.m., by Andree Prigoda Reed of Las Vegas High School in Nevada. Reed will receive the ACS Western Regional Award in High School Chemistry Teaching at the College-High School Teachers Interface Luncheon. Chemistry is Reed's tool to get students to take information from every area of learning and apply it to solving problems.

Selected session topics are as follows:

Wednesday, Oct. 15

9:00 a.m. (Poster Session)
A breath sensor for the detection of acetylaldehyde as a potential indicator for alcohol induced liver disease Presenters will show research developments for enhancing the early discovery of liver sclerosis. The tech

Contact: Sharon Worthy
American Chemical Society

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