In celebration of Earth Day, ACS Malaysia Chapter and ACS Publications jointly organized a virtual talk on the topic “Restore the Earth” on April 22, 2021. The talk, held via Zoom, was attended not only by audiences based in Malaysia but people from all around the Asia Pacific region.
The talk was delivered by Professor Shane Snyder, Editor-in-Chief of ACS ES&T Water. He is also the Executive Director of the Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
The event was opened by the Chair of ACS Malaysia Chapter, Dr. Mohd Firdaus Abdul Wahab. During the talk, Professor Shane Snyder shared details about the water research at his institute and about ACS ES&T Water. The journal focuses on water quality, anthropogenic and geogenic contaminants, and environmental chemistry and technology for sustainable water management and reuse.
“The Chapter is honored to have Professor Shane Snyder gracing our event again. His expertise and the activities carried out at NEWRI align well with many of the Chapter activities on water sustainability and environmental protection through chemistry. We hope to have more engagements with Professor Snyder and NEWRI in the future. Thanks to ACS Publications for co-organizing this program with us and making it a huge success.”
At the end of the talk, ACS held a water quiz to engage the audiences with interesting facts about this important substance. Prizes were offered to the winners.
Next up, Professor Shane Snyder will be virtually heading to Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia. The upcoming ACS virtual talk on “Water Research” will be held on June 24. Register now!
Read What Participants had to Say About the Event
“Excellent talk on works that have been done by NTU on water treatment. Nice work on ensuring safe water for all.”
-Dr. Nurul Huda Abd Karim, Treasurer, ACS Malaysia Chapter.
“It has been an absolutely amazing and enlightening talk on the special occasion of Earth day. I thoroughly enjoyed and was educated by Professor Shane Snyder about the implementation of the best available technology in underserved communities. It was very informative and valuable to realize the challenges and opportunities for sustainability. More importantly, the “Water Quiz” session was superbly structured. This talk encouraged me to participate in future ACS events/symposiums. Thank you, ACS Malaysia Chapter, for organizing such an excellent talk.”
-Dr. Asheesh Kumar, Scientist, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum
“An interesting and informative talk on wastewater treatments around the world. It gave me insightful ideas to upscale water research from the lab to the community.”
-Dr. Krishna veni Veloo, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
“My experience in attending the Earth Day talk has been extremely rewarding as Prof. Shane Snyder, the resource speaker, was very knowledgeable and yet very accommodating to the attendees. The knowledge I learned from the event about the most recent scientific breakthroughs to help solve environmental problems was worth the time and effort. I was inspired to do the same by helping our vulnerable societies have their own sources of clean water and energy through research and development. I am elated with this brief seminar, for I was given insights about the direction and strategies on how to start the advocacy with. I commend the American Chemical Society Malaysia Chapter for making this webinar possible even this time of the pandemic. I enjoyed it, especially the quiz part where all the participants were challenged to actively participate.”
-Rogelio O. Rantael Jr., Science Research Specialist II, DOST – Forest Products Research and Development Institute, Philippines
“This talk helped to increase awareness among students that everyone has to play their role to restore the Earth and change the world for the better.”
-Eka Latiffah Nadia, M.Phil. Student, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia