FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 01, 2018

American Chemical Society national meeting features presidential events

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2018 — American Chemical Society (ACS) President Peter K. Dorhout, Ph.D., will emphasize his themes of enhancing chemists’ adaptability and promoting safety and diversity at the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, March 18 to 22 in New Orleans. The presidential events — which also support the meeting’s “Nexus of Food, Energy & Water” theme — will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel.

Presidential programming will kick off on Sunday morning with “Water, Water Everywhere But Not a Drop To Drink,” which will feature renowned scientists discussing methods of preserving, protecting and delivering clean water. Presidential programming will continue on Sunday afternoon with the symposium “Science Cafés and Engaging the Public.” In this session, speakers will share best practices and tips for initiating these events that delve into a scientific issue within a community in a fun and lively manner, with a reception to follow.

In addition to the events, Dorhout is cosponsoring 11 other symposia:

  • “LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium,” hosted by the Division of Professional Relations
  • “Food at the Crossroads: Chemistry’s Role in Sustainability, Past and Present,” hosted by the Division of the History of Chemistry
  • “Nexus of Food, Energy & Water Opening Session,” hosted by the Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group
  • “Community Sharing of Chemical Safety Day: Yes, No, Maybe?,” hosted by the Division of Chemical Information
  • “Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research,” hosted by the Division of Polymer Chemistry
  • “State-of-the-Art: Two Decades Advancing the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry,” hosted by the Division of Chemical Education
  • “Science of Sexual Harassment,” hosted by the Women Chemists Committee
  • “Information Legacy of Eugene Garfield: From the Chicken Coop to the World Wide Web,” hosted by the Division of Chemical Information
  • “The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecture,” hosted by the Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group
  • “The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture,” hosted by the Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group
  • “GSSPC: Finding Our Place at the Bottom,” hosted by the Division of Chemical Education

The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. ACS is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. ACS does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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