The 44th Central Region Meeting (CERM2013) of the American Chemical Society will be held on May 15-17, 2013 on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The theme of the meeting is “Building Blocks for a Sustainable World.”
Papers are requested for symposia covering chemical education, analytical, biological, computational, environmental, inorganic, organic, medicinal, physical, and polymer chemistry, and more.
Abstract submission is now open. Abstracts may be submitted online at http://abstracts.acs.org. The deadline for abstract submission is March 20, 2013.
Technical program highlights will include poster sessions, undergraduate research symposia, a beer and wine making symposium with a related visit to a brewery, a silicon science symposium to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of organosilicon compounds and the 70th anniversary of Dow Corning Corporation, a sustainability symposium, materials-related (including nanotechnology) symposia, symposia about chemistry and global health, re-examining water fluoridation, also water-biogeochemistry, an exhibition showcasing the latest products and materials from a range of vendors, and technical and career workshops.
Special events will include chemistry related art and history exhibits (“History of The Dow Chemical Company Plant in Mt. Pleasant - 1903-1930” and “Images of The Dow Chemical Company from the Brush of Arthur Knighton-Hammond”, and “History of the Midland ACS Section, 1919-2013”) with an art reception, and plenary lectures highlighting the theme of sustainability with guest speakers including Dr. Martine Vermeulen, Dow Corning Global Manager of Product Safety and Regulatory Compliance (retired), and Dr. Kishor Wasan, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia.
The Awards Banquet on Thursday night will feature presentation of the ACS Division of Chemical Education Regional Award for Excellence in High School Chemistry Teaching, the E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service to ACS, and the Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences. The featured speaker will be Dr. Mary Kirchhoff, ACS Director of Education.
Advance registration for the meeting will end on April 19, 2013. Regular registration will continue through May 17, 2013. Please visit the CERM 2013 website for registration and contact information, useful Web links, and up-to-date details on events as they become available. http://2013cerm.sites.acs.org/