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American Chemical Society Presidential Symposia: Nanoscience, international chemistry

American Chemical Society

The burgeoning field of nanotechnology, nanoscience at prestigious U.S. national laboratories and the worldwide promotion of chemistry are the topics of three special Presidential Symposia planned for the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

The symposia will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, March 22-24, and will be sponsored by Diane Grob Schmidt, Ph.D., president of ACS, the world's largest scientific society.

"Nanotechnology: Delivering on the Promise" will highlight the fascinating research, development and commercialization of nanochemistry and nanotechnology, and will include 16 senior-level speakers from industry, academe and government. Sessions will be held in Mile High Ballroom 3A on Sunday, March 22, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday, March 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

"DOE Nanoscience Research Centers: National Resources for the Nanoscience Community" will feature the five heads of chemistry at national laboratories. This is the first symposium of its kind to include these prestigious scientists collectively. The session will be held Tuesday, March 24, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in Rooms 506/507.

The other presidential symposium, "Chemistry without Borders: The Transnational Practice of Chemistry and Allied Sciences and Engineering" will take place Sunday, March 22, 8 a.m. to noon, in Mile High Ballroom 3A. It will touch on issues facing researchers, students and professionals working overseas and efforts to attract and build a workforce to promote the worldwide success of chemistry.


The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 158,000 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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