Chemistry for new frontiers on first day of ACS national meeting in Orlando

Presidential events highlight agriculture, cancer treatments, water pollution and more groundbreaking research

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2019 — The many ways that chemistry will impact the future will be explored in the opening session of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition, March 31–April 4 in Orlando, Florida. ACS President Bonnie Charpentier, Ph.D., is cosponsoring the session, which will set the stage for the meeting’s theme of “Chemistry for New Frontiers.”

Opening session: Chemistry for New Frontiers, Sunday, March 31, 3–5:30 p.m., Orange County Convention Center (West), Valencia Ballroom A

  • Paula T. Hammond, Ph.D., Assembling Materials Charge-by-Charge for Targeted Tissue Delivery
  • Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Ph.D., Chemical Catalysts for Revolutionary Agricultural Research
  • William Dichtel, Ph.D., Removing Organic Pollutants from Water Using Polymers Derived from Corn
  • Emily Weiss, Ph.D., Chemical Systems Out of Equilibrium: from Biology to Electronics

Welcome Reception: Sunday, March 31, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Orange County Convention Center, West Halls D1/D2

Presidential symposia:

  • The Chemistry of Disasters, Monday, April 1, 1:30–4:20 p.m., Orange County Convention Center, Room W414C
  • Bridging the (Safety) Gap between Academia & Industry, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 8:30–11:35 a.m., Orange County Convention Center, Room W414C

Presidential events:

  • Presidential outreach event will be held at the Orlando Science Center, Saturday, March 30, 12–3 p.m., 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando. Everyone is invited to explore the world of chemistry with hands-on activities at this fun, free ACS Kids Zone event.
  • Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars Reception will be held Monday, April 1, 7– 8:30 p.m., Orange County Convention Center, West Hall F2.

Periodic Table Pub Trivia Night: Sunday, March 31, 3–6 p.m., Main Event Entertainment, 9101 International Drive, Suite 1032

For more research news, journalists and public information officers are encouraged to apply for complimentary press registration.

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