A compound with its roots in your backyard that could fight bird flu, the use of nanoparticles to clean up contaminated soil and a potential new treatment for life-threatening infections these are a few of the findings chemists will present at the 231st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Atlanta, March 26 30. Chemists will present research in health, medicine, food, agriculture, energy, materials, nanotechnology, biotechnology, green chemistry and the environment.
The meeting will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 International Blvd., NW, and surrounding hotels. More than 12,500 scientists are expected to attend and more than 8,000 presentations are scheduled. The American Chemical Society is the worlds largest scientific society.
Meeting highlights include:
How to improve Americas economic competitiveness, innovation and science education will be explored in a Presidential Symposium and Reception, Ensuring the Future: Sustaining & Strengthening Basic and Applied Research, on Sunday, March 26. ACS President E. Ann Nalley, Ph.D., is leading an ACS effort to secure more support for innovation and competitiveness programs on Capitol Hill.
On Tuesday, March 28, a related Presidential symposium on Workforce of the Future: Filling the Science Pipeline, will look at America's role as the global leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. Speakers will identify problems in the educational pipeline and recommend steps that schools, government and businesses can take to ensure all students are equipped with the necessary skills to participate in an increasingly STEM-oriented flat world. The Division of Professional Relations will host this symposium.
A three-day program by the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Sweetness and Sweeteners, Monday, March 27 Wednesday, March 29, will
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