International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Elin Ulrich Ideas Activities
  • American Chemical Society, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
    Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC, USA
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    Research Laboratories
  • Organizations:

    American Chemical Society, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry's (SETAC) Chemistry Advisory Group (CAG) is proud to support IYC 2011 by offering and highlighting a variety of chemistry related events and activities at this year’s North America meeting in Boston, November 13-17, 2011. We hope that you’ll take part in these activities and spread the word about the importance of Chemistry.

* Dr. Phil Gschwend, the Ford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT and co-author of the “Environmental Organic Chemistry” textbook is Tuesday’s Plenary Speaker. His lecture will be presented from 1:10-1:50pm.

* Of 100 oral sessions, 28 are in the Environmental or Analytical Chemistry Track. The sessions below are endorsed by the Chemistry Advisory Group.


- Elucidating Sources of Perfluorinated Compounds in the Global Environment

- History of Environmental Chemistry


- Atmospheric Chemistry: Transport and Fate of Organic Contaminants


- Environmental Forensics

- Green and Sustainable Chemistry: Designing Environmentally Safer Chemicals^

^ Special Symposium

* An IYC 2011 poster will be available for viewing all week in the academic display area of the Exhibition Hall. Stop by to enrich your knowledge of chemistry, pick up some brochures and an IYC 2011 pin.

* Taking the lead from the popular game show Jeopardy! (which had an IYC category on June 21), the CAG will host a chemistry trivia contest on Tuesday evening during the poster social (5:45-6:45pm). Stop by the IYC poster in the academic display area to test your knowledge, impress your colleagues, and if you score the most points, win a prize!

* The Chemistry Advisory Group will have its business meeting on Monday at 5:30pm in Room 300. This meeting is open to everyone.