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Chemical society convenes regional meeting in Lawrence, Kan., Oct. 23-25

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The American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, will convene its 37th Midwest regional meeting, Oct. 23-25, in Lawrence, Kan. Over 330 scientific presentations will be made and approximately 600 scientists and students will attend the meeting at the University of Kansas, Kansas Union Building, 785-864-4651.

In addition to in-depth scientific presentations, several significant awards will be presented at the meeting:

  • Janice P. Crowley of Wichita Collegiate Upper School in Wichita, Kan., will be honored on Oct. 24 with the ACS Regional Award in High School Chemistry Teaching for her commitment to science education. She has coached winning Science Olympiad teams at the local, state and national levels and expanded the resources available to her students through research grants and laboratory equipment purchases. Crowley also has been active in community outreach programs.
  • Kristin Bowman-James of the University of Kansas in Lawrence will receive the ACS Women Chemists Committee Regional Award for Contributions to Diversity on Oct. 24 for her academic leadership as the chemistry department chair. She facilitated curriculum expansion and increased the number of faculty women in the department. She also provided research leadership in inorganic chemistry.
  • Michael Gross of Washington University in St. Louis will receive the ACS Midwest Regional Award for research on Oct. 24. He has written over 400 scientific articles and book chapters, edited or co-edited four books and trained over 80 graduate students, postdoctoral associates and staff. During his career, which includes 26 years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he has made notable contributions to the field of mass spectrometry. The award, presented by the St. Louis local section of the American Chemical S
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Contact: Sharon Worthy
s_worthy@acs.org
202-872-4371
American Chemical Society
25-Oct-2002


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