Has there ever been a Nat. ACS symposium showcasing the Pres. Green Chem. Awardees? Would this be useful?
Has there ever been a symposium (half or full day) at a National ACS Meeting (i.e. outside a separate "Green" conference) which has showcased 4-10 past winners of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge? I am thinking about technical talks rather than a very general session where the winners maybe made a few very general comments as their success was recognized.
This seems like a no-brainer (and it may have happened and I just missed it). The session could involve talks from several past winners of the challenge either with a focus on a particular area of chemistry or issue but could hopefully discuss both the discovery/invention and its impact. If these were technical talks as part of the technical program they would reach a larger and more diverse audience. It would also stress that Green Chemistry is also quality chemistry.
ACS Corporation Associates established a similar symposium (series in that case) at National ACS meetings which showcased previous winners of the ACS Heroes of Chemistry Award in the technical program (usually sponsored/organized by an ACS Division). These have always been very popular sessions.
Re: Has there ever been a Nat. ACS symposium showcasing the Pres. Green Chem. Awardees? Would this be useful?
This is a good idea - thanks for the suggestion! I can't recall there being a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awardees symposium/session at the ACS National Meeting in recent years. PGCCA winners have definitely spoken in numerous green chemistry sessions at ACS National Meetings in the past, but I don't think the sessions were specifically called PGCCA.