C&EN Goes To The ACS Meeting

For Wednesday, August 22, we recommend sessions about cosmetic chemistry and the environmental fates of agrochemicals.

AGRO: Environmental Fate, Transport and Modeling/Monitoring of Agricultural Chemicals

Location: Loews Hotel Philadelphia

Room: Regency Ballroom B

Duration: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm - 4:50 pm

 

PMSE: Polymers for Personal Care and Cosmetics

Location: Sheraton City Center

Room: Independence Ballroom A

Duration: 8:30 am - 11:35 am & 1:30 pm - 4:10 pm

For Monday Aug. 20, our picks include a session on forensic chemistry and the work of the Innocence Project, and a celebration of chemistry made possible by the Land Grant College Act 150 years ago.

Forensic Chemistry, Science and the Law Presents: Innocence! The Work of the Innocence Project

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

Room: Ballroom IV

Duration: 8:45 am - 12:00 pm & 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 

Celebrating the Sesquicentennial of the Land Grant College Act

Location: Sheraton Philadelphia City Center

Room: Logans 2

Duration: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:45 pm - 4:45 pm

 

150 Years of Chemistry at Land Grant Institutions: The Past as Prelude to the Future

Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Room: Salon C

Duration: Tuesday, Aug. 21, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

The Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

Room: Grand Ballroom B

Duration: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

 

Sci-Mix

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

Room: Hall D

Duration: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For Sunday Aug. 19, we spotlight sessions on cheminformatics and the bioorganic chemistry that’s demystifying the protein backbone.

When Chemists and Computers Collide: Putting Cheminformatics in the Hands of Medicinal Chemists

Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Room: 302/303

Duration: 8:30 am - 12:05 pm

 

Studying the Role of the Protein Backbone through Isosteric Substitution

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

Room: 201 A/B

Duration: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Materials for Health and Medicine Plenary

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

Room: Grand Ballroom B

Duration: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

More at http://cenm.ag/unemployed. New unemployment numbers for chemists released by the American Chemical Society in March 2012 are the worst in 40 years, with new graduates and postdocs hit hardest. At the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, young chemists respond to the news.

Video filmed and edited by Susan Ainsworth, Carmen Drahl, Linda Wang, and Lauren Wolf/C&EN

ACS participated in the San Diego Science & Engineering Festival at Petco Park, which is the largest annual celebration of science in the U.S. Dozens of volunteers from ACS student chapters and local sections engaged visitors, tiny tots and grandmas alike, in hands-on activities demonstrating basic chemical principles such as bonding. Lynn Hogue, chair of the ACS Committee on Community Activities, put on a fascinating chemistry magic show, and ACS president Bassam Z. Shakhashiri talked to visitors about the importance of sharing science with the community. If you missed the event, have a look here!

Video filmed and edited by Linda Wang/C&EN