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2015 American Chemical Society Northwest Regional Meeting will be held at Idaho State University June 21-24

June 17, 2015
ISU Marketing and Communications

About 400 scientists from around the world will attend the American Chemical Society (ACS) Northwest Regional Meeting, June 21-24 at Idaho State University.

“Without the support from ISU, this meeting would never come to a small city like Pocatello and attract chemists, chemical engineers and other scientists and professionals,” said Joshua Pak, ISU chemistry professor and a meeting organizer. “Past meetings were almost always held in large cities like Portland.”

There will be an all-day workshop for high school science teachers on Sunday, June 21, at no cost to teachers.

The ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’ks leading sources of authoritative scientific information. The ACS is a nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress. ACS publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry.

Idaho State University along with BYU-Idaho, Idaho National Laboratory, Center for Advanced Energy Studies, Simplot and Melaleuca are the major sponsors for the large event.

Planned topics to be covered include:

• interfaces and electrochemistry for energy applications

• chemometric developments and applications

• recent advances in organic synthesis

• bioinformatics and emerging trends in actinide and lanthanide separations for the nuclear fuel cycle

• inorganic, physical, analytical and organic chemistry and

• active-learning strategies in the chemistry classroom.

For more information on the meeting or how you can get involved visit norm2015.sites.acs.org, or contact Joshua Pak at pakjosh@isu.edu.


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