Meeting in celebration of the International Year of Chemistry
5:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:15 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Patrick Gordon, NESACS Chair, presiding
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Jackson (Sandia National Laboratories), 2011 ACS President
"The State of Chemistry in the International Year of Chemistry"
Abstract: The International Year of Chemistry has arrived on the cusp of sweeping changes in the global scientific community. This talk will reflect on these changes based in part on Dr. Jackson's work the past four years with chemical scientists and professional societies in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Also discussed will be thoughts on what challenges and opportunities these global changes bring for the ACS and its members, particularly during a time of decreasing domestic support for science.