Category: ACS National Meeting

April 12, 2018

Digging Deeper at the ACS Conference: A Librarian’s Perspective

By Chapel Cowden

At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) where I am the Health & Science Librarian, I have the challenging yet exciting opportunity to work with all of the STEM and health science disciplines. Despite having little time to specialize, I have been very fortunate to develop a close relationship with our Chemistry department—both the […]

April 5, 2018

Improving Ice Cream With Banana Plant Extract

By Jesse Stanchak

Ice cream may be a fantastic treat, but everyone knows it can melt quickly on a hot day. Now scientists say they are closing in on a cool solution to this sticky problem. They’ve found that adding tiny cellulose fibers extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting, increase shelf life and […]

March 22, 2018

Unlocking the Science of Brewing Better Espresso Every Time

By Jesse Stanchak

Professor Christopher H. Hendon, Ph.D., of the University of Oregon says his research explains how coffee shops across the U.S. could brew better espresso every time — and save as much as $300 million in the process. Speaking at the 255th ACS National Metting & Expo in New Orleans, Hendon explains how small differences in […]

March 21, 2018

Progress Toward a New Flu Treatment, Thanks to a Small Tweak

By Jesse Stanchak

This year’s aggressive flu season reminds everyone that although the flu vaccine can reduce the number of people who contract the virus, it is still not 100% effective. A tweak to a small-molecule drug shows promise for future production of new antiviral therapies that could help patients, regardless of the strain with which they are […]

March 20, 2018

Identifying ‘Designer’ Drugs Taken by Overdose Patients

By Jesse Stanchak

Medical professionals are scrambling to meet growing demand for emergency room treatment of drug overdoses, but they’re hampered by the lack of a quick and easy test to screen patients for synthetic “designer” drugs. Chemists are developing such a test with the hope that hospitals could eventually use it to choose the appropriate treatment. Watch […]

February 27, 2018

Discover Your “Soul Scientist” At the ACS National Meeting

By Jesse Stanchak

The 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans is coming up. During the meeting, you’ll get to know some impressive researchers and their stories of discovery. But before you make your way to the Big Easy, take a moment to discover who your “soul scientist” is with our (admittedly unscientific) personality quiz! After you […]

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February 23, 2018

Top Sessions for Librarians and Information Professionals at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans

By Michael Qiu

Opinions are of the author and not necessarily those of ACS or ACS Publications. It almost Spring (goodbye Winter) and I’m excited that ACS National Meeting is right around the corner. We will be in New Orleans from March 18-22, 2018. With thousands of presentations and attendees, it is always a daunting task of going […]

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February 16, 2018

Join ACS Publications for These Events at the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Jesse Stanchak

The 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans is coming up. The March 18-22 event will be here before you know it, so take a look at some of the events from ACS Publication and start filling out your schedule now. Be sure to bookmark this post and check back often as additional […]

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February 16, 2018

2018 JPC-PHYS Award Winners Announced

By Chi Wang

The Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC) and the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (PHYS) are pleased to announce that Professor Etienne Garand, Professor Jahan Dawlaty, and Professor Renee Frontiera are the recipients of the 2018 JPC-PHYS Awards. Co-sponsored by JPC and the Physical Chemistry Division of ACS, the Lectureship Awards honor the […]

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February 8, 2018

Congratulations to April Colosimo and Chapel Cowden, Recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant!

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications and the Award Committee are excited to announce the recipients of the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans: April Colosimo of McGill University and Chapel Cowden of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. April Colosimo, McGill University April […]

February 5, 2018

James A. Wells to Receive the ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award

By Molly Ferns

The 2018 ACS Spring National Meeting is fast approaching, which means it is time to mark your calendars for the ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award Symposium on Tuesday, March 20th at 9 a.m. in Room 243. This year’s award, co-sponsored by the journal and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry, will be presented to James A. […]

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December 19, 2017

Updated: Apply for the ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians By January 26, 2018

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications is excited to announce our call for applications for our Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, to be held in New Orleans March 18-22, 2018. ACS Publications is encouraging librarians who have never attended ACS National Meeting, or who have not attended […]

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September 14, 2017

Exploring the ACS National Meeting as a First-Time Librarian Attendee

By Heather Lewin

When I got the email letting me know that I had been selected for the ACS Publications Travel Grant for the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washing D.C., I did a happy dance in my office. I have been the chemistry librarian at Iowa State University for over ten years, but I am […]

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September 14, 2017

Librarians Make Connections at the ACS National Meeting in Washington DC

By Theresa M Nawalaniec

I’m grateful to ACS Publications for providing me with this wonderful opportunity to attend the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, whose theme was “Chemistry’s Impact on the Global Economy.” When I was awarded one of the ACS Travel Grants for Librarians to attend my first ACS Meeting, I was very happy. I’ve been an ACS […]

September 6, 2017

Providing Rapid, Low-Cost Analysis of Tap Water Using the ‘Coffee-ring effect’

By Jesse Stanchak

Determining chemical makeup of drinking water is an increasingly fraught issue for many people in the U.S. and around the world. Figuring this out isn’t always easy or cheap. Today, scientists are reporting that they are using the familiar “coffee-ring effect” to analyze multiple components in a single drop of water easily, quickly and cheaply. […]

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September 5, 2017

Using Cyborg Bacteria To Turn Sunlight into Useful Compounds

By Jesse Stanchak

Photosynthesis provides energy for the vast majority of life on Earth. But chlorophyll, the green pigment that plants use to harvest sunlight, is relatively inefficient. To enable humans to capture more of the sun’s energy than natural photosynthesis can, scientists have taught bacteria to cover themselves in tiny, highly efficient solar panels to produce useful […]

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September 1, 2017

Smart Label Could One Day Let You Know When to Toss Food and Cosmetics

By Jesse Stanchak

Detecting food and cosmetic spoilage and contamination. Identifying new medicinal plants in a remote jungle. Authenticating tea and wine. Scientists have developed a low-cost, portable, paper-based sensor that can potentially carry out all of these functions with easy-to-read results. Learn more about these sensors: One of the researchers, Dr. Silvana Andreescu, presented her work in […]

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August 31, 2017

Drinking Water: Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic

By David Sedlak

Attendees of the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington DC had an opportunity to attend a lecture on the chemistry of drinking water by Dr. David Sedlak, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters. The lecture entitled, “Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic: A Chemist’s View of Drinking Water,” provides […]

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August 18, 2017

Explore All ACS has to Offer at the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Jennifer Taylor Howell

The American Chemical Society will welcome nearly 12,000 chemists and related professionals to the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington D.C. fron Aug. 20-24. The program will feature topics related to the theme, “Chemistry’s Impact on the Global Economy.” Be sure to attend the featured Kavli Foundation Lecture Series on Aug. 21. Attendees […]

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August 17, 2017

Get Ready for ACS’ GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Official Attempt at the Largest chemistry lesson Title

By Jesse Stanchak

You’ve been hearing about it for months, and now the day is nearly here! ACS will make a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official title attempt at hosting the Largest chemistry lesson during the upcoming ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington D.C. Ready to help ACS make history? Here’s what you need to know: WHAT: Dr. […]

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August 16, 2017

Top Sessions for Librarians and Information Professionals at the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC

By Michael Qiu

Opinions are of the author and not necessarily those of ACS or ACS Publications It only seemed like we just left San Francisco and now we are gearing up for the next ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC. From August 20-24, presentations will be given covering every aspect of chemistry from analytical, to polymers, chemical […]

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August 16, 2017

Attend ACS’ First-Ever Journey to Mars Symposium

By Freddy Tellez

The 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition will be the proud home of the first-ever “Journey to Mars Symposium,” August 22-23, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C. The symposium will bring together industry, academic, and government figures, together with the public to focus on cutting-edge technological developments in chemical sciences to advance human […]

August 15, 2017

What Goes into Selecting C&EN’s Talented 12?

By Jesse Stanchak

Many fields have awards recognizing rising stars. Recording artists have the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Baseball players have the Rookie of the Year Award. And chemists have the Talented 12. Each year Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) unveils a new class of 12 promising young chemists at the Fall ACS National Meeting & […]

August 15, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 ACS Catalysis Lectureship Recipient: Professor Paul Chirik

By Freddy Tellez

ACS Catalysis and the ACS Division of Catalysis Science & Technology will honor Professor Paul Chirik (Princeton University) on August 21 as the recipient of the 2017 ACS Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science. Paul Chirik, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry, is being recognized for his contributions to catalysis with first row transition metal complexes, especially […]

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August 14, 2017

5 Productivity Tips from Some of ACS Publications’ Most Prolific Authors

By Maya Pottiger

Every chemist has the same number of hours in the day, so what makes some authors so much more prolific than others? To find out, ACS Publications has been chatting with some of our most published authors. We will reveal our most prolific author at the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition via an electronic […]

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August 11, 2017

Join ACS Publications in Washington D.C. for These Exciting Events!

By Stephanie Monasky

The 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC is less than two weeks away! Mark your calendars and join ACS Publications and C&EN for events and activities throughout the meeting. Help us take a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title, meet top ACS Editors, and help create a mural of 2016’s most-prolific author. Take a Quiz and […]

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July 28, 2017

Discussing the Future of Drinking Water with Dr. David Sedlak

By Jesse Stanchak

Next month, Dr. David Sedlak will try to enter the record books by making an official attempt at the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest chemistry lesson during the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. The Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & Technology and Environmental Science & Technology Letters will deliver his record-breaking lecture, “Healthy, […]

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July 10, 2017

Get a “Record-Breaking” T-Shirt at the ACS National Meeting

By Jesse Stanchak

Are you a record-breaking chemist? This August, attendees of the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, D.C., will have a chance to find out. Join us for a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson. The “lesson” will be a special lecture from David Sedlak, Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Science & […]

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June 26, 2017

Be Part of a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Official Attempt for the Title of the Largest Chemistry Lesson

By Jesse Stanchak

Every ACS National Meeting is special, but the upcoming meeting in Washington, D.C. will be one for the record books. ACS will be making history with a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ official attempt at staging the Largest chemistry lesson with a special lecture entitled “Healthy, Tasty, or Toxic: A Chemist’s View of Drinking Water” from Dr. […]

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May 26, 2017

Submit ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians Applications By June 23rd

By Michael Qiu

ACS Publications is excited to announce our call for applications for our Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC (August 20-24, 2017). ACS Publications is encouraging librarians who have never attended ACS National Meeting, or who have not attended in the last […]

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April 10, 2017

Congratulations to the First Chemistry of Materials Lectureship and Best Paper Award Winners!

By Selenah Njoloma

Chemistry of Materials and the Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC) of the American Chemical Society are very proud to announce the winners of our inaugural Chemistry of Materials lectureship. The lectureship highlights and celebrates not only creative and high-quality science, but also the contributions of the team to the research. We are proud to announce […]

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April 5, 2017

2016’s Most-Read Author Honored at ACS National Meeting

By Stephanie Monasky

Jacqueline L. (von Salm) Fries was honored as the most-read author of 2016 at the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. Fries is the first author on the Organic Letters paper “Darwinolide, a New Diterpene Scaffold That Inhibits Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm from the Antarctic Sponge Dendrilla membranosa,” along with coauthors Christopher […]

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April 4, 2017

Experimental Treatment Reverses Paralysis Caused by Autoimmune Diseases in Mice

By Jesse Stanchak

In the ultimate betrayal, one’s own immune system can turn against the protective sheath that envelops neurons in the brain, leaving the body paralyzed. Researchers have developed an experimental treatment that tames the wayward immune system in rodents, returning the power of movement to paralyzed mice. The approach may someday combat autoimmune diseases, such as […]

March 30, 2017

Discover the 2nd Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the third most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 29, 2017

Discover the 3rd Most-Read Paper of 2016

By Stephanie Monasky

Last year 43,000 authors published chemistry research articles in ACS Publications 50 journals. Each of these papers is important, but some of them attracted larger audiences than others. So who were the most-read authors of chemistry research 2016? The honor of being the authors of the third most-read paper in any ACS journal in 2016 […]

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March 29, 2017

Benjamin F. Cravatt to Be Honored at ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award Symposium

By Laura L. Kiessling

The 2017 ACS Chemical Biology Award Symposium will feature keynote speaker Professor Benjamin F. Cravatt, distinguished recipient of the 2017 ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship Award. The ACS Chemical Biology Award is presented annually to honor an individual whose contributions have had a major impact on scientific research in the area of Chemical Biology. Past winners include Alanna Schepartz (2010), […]

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March 27, 2017

Attend ACS on Campus Events in San Francisco!

By Shannon O'Reilly

Join us on Monday, April 3 at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm and on Tuesday, April 4 at 10:30 am in the ACS theater for three “how to” sessions brought to you by ACS on Campus. On Monday, April 3, we’re serving coffee and donuts and hosting a presentation on ‘How to Use Social Media […]

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March 22, 2017

Celebrate and Innovate at the 253rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

By Lauren Lamoureux

From April 2-6, 2017, San Francisco will become the center of the chemistry and science universe as the American Chemical Society celebrates its 253rd National Meeting & Exposition. This year’s theme “Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes” brings together international chemists to discuss materials and the ability to make them economical, sustainable, and with the […]