Plenaries at American Chemical Society meeting will focus on measurements, the climate

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2016 — Scientists, in three plenary talks, will explore a variety of subjects related to the “Chemistry of the People, by the People, for the People” theme of the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. The meeting will take place Aug. 21-25 in Philadelphia.

The presentations, which are among more than 9,000 scheduled to take place at the meeting, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 21, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, in Ballroom B of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The talks will highlight the important role of measurement in chemistry and the ways it affects peoples’ lives, and how the connection among clouds, oceans and climate can be studied. The titles of the plenary talks are listed below:

  • Rolf Halden, Ph.D., P.E.: “Urban metabolism metrology: A new discipline elucidating the human condition in cities around the world”
  • Willie May, Ph.D.: “Metrology: A catalyst for change
    How better measurements enable a better future”
  • Kimberly Prather, Ph.D.: “The chemical link between our oceans, clouds, and climate”

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With nearly 157,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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