248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
August 10-14, 2014 | San Francisco, CA • Chemistry & Global Stewardship
Meet with more than 15,000 chemists, academics, students, and other professionals in San Francisco as we explore the Fall 2014 ACS National Meeting theme: "Chemistry & Global Stewardship".
This theme is focused on global aspects of the chemical enterprise related to sustainability of world resources, including green chemistry, the globalization of chemistry, and the responsibilities and opportunities chemists have to serve the broader public. In particular, divisional programming and special themed symposia will cover and discuss the role and interplay of science, technology, innovation, and economic development in world stewardship of precious, limited resources while providing physical and economic security for all world citizens. Special attention will be given to providing international perspectives related to both areas of critical need, such as the supply of clean water and energy to all citizens of the world, and to overcoming the limitations or restrictions of raw materials for products which lead to improved quality of life. Methods to reach out to the public to better educate students and all citizens on the nature and uses of chemistry and efforts to enhance cooperation among chemists around the globe will be highlighted.
The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture:
Joan Brennecke, Notre Dame Energy Center, University of Notre Dame
- Pedro Alvarez, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University
- Paul Anastas, Center for Green Chemistry & Engineering, Yale University
- Walter Leitner, Institut für Technische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
- Heinz Leuenberger, Director, Environmental Management Branch United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Theme-related symposia and workshops:
- Alternatives to Chemicals Facing Critical Sustainability Constraints, organized by David Constable, ACS Green Chemistry Institute
- Communicating to the Public and the Role of Social Media, organized by Maureen Rouhi, Editor-in-Chief Chemical & Engineering News
- Global Stewardship by Increasing Climate Science Literacy, organized by Keith Peterman and Gregory Foy, York College of Pennsylvania
- Global Stewardship of Critical Materials, organized by Bruce Moyer and Sheng Dai, Oak Ridge National Laboratories
- Separation Science and Technology as a Convergence Platform for SusChEM, organized by Mamadou S. Diallo, KAIST/Caltech; Catherine T. ”Katie” Hunt and Gretchen Baier, Dow
- Graduate Student Symposium: International Collaborations with International Impact: Chemistry for Global Change, organized by the Women in Chemical Sciences at the University of Washington
- 100th Anniversary of the ENVR Division, organized by Tracy Williamson, Environmental Protection Agency
- The Role of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development in Sustainability, organized by Dan Daly, The University of Alabama
- 13th IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry, organized by Cathleen Hapeman, USDA-Agricultural Research Service; Laura McConnell, USDA-Agricultural Research Service; Ken Racke, Dow AgroSciences
- International Undergraduate Summit on Global Climate Change, organized by Keith Peterman and Gregory Foy, York College of Pennsylvania
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This year's theme will be "Crop, Environment, and Public Health Protection: Technologies for a Changing World".