Navigation Links
Scientific meeting at Virginia Tech will make more than $2 million economic impact
Date:6/18/2012

More than 1,500 scientists will descend on Virginia Tech beginning June 24 bringing with them not just cutting edge research information but also an economic boost to the Blacksburg area in excess of $2 million.

The World Polymer Conference, MACRO 2012, is one of the largest conferences ever held in Blacksburg with 13 simultaneous sessions daily during the six-day meeting. It's all about large molecules macromolecules that are having a huge impact on such diverse areas as delivering drugs more accurately to cells and finding better alternative energy storage. Faculty members in Virginia Tech's Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute, which initiated the proposal to host the conference at the university, are some of the world leaders in this research field.

"When people think of polymers, they usually think of plastic packaging, but what scientists are studying now extends beyond plastics and focuses on improving the quality and quantity of our lives," said Tim Long, one of the conference organizers and a professor and associate dean of the Virginia Tech College of Science . "Through international collaborations, researchers are finding ways to use polymers for energy, health and the environment to create a safer and healthier world."

Scientific collaborations will be clearly in evidence at the conference with attendees being from 52 countries, 60 percent coming from outside the United States. With most of those coming to the meeting from outside of the Southwest Virginia area, hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and local transportation will experience increased business.

Experts in the Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development estimate that the amount spent locally for rooms, food, and transportation will be about $1.8 million. The total expenditures in the regional economy will be close to $2.5 million when such things as conference registration fees, subsidies for graduate students to attend, meals, and refreshment br
'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Steeves
ssteeves@vt.edu
540-231-5224
Virginia Tech
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. APS issues new policy requiring identification of sex or gender in reporting scientific research
2. Strong scientific evidence that eating berries benefits the brain
3. Flavor and the new Nordic cuisine: BioMed Centrals new scientific journal Flavor is launched
4. 3-D RNA modeling opens scientific doors
5. UC Riverside plant cell biologist receives top scientific honor
6. Womens scientific achievements often overlooked and undervalued
7. FirstMark Welcomes Renowned Cardiologist and Researcher Dr. Prediman K. Shah to Scientific Advisor Board
8. FirstMark Welcomes Renowned Cardiologist and Researcher Dr. Prediman K. Shah to Scientific Advisory Board
9. NTU researchers study little mighty creature for scientific breakthrough
10. Bed bugs, stink bugs headline Entomology Meeting in Hartford, Conn.
11. MARC travel award announced for the 2012 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/2/2014)... through a U.S. suburb , Observations and mapping ... the hours and days after the August 24 earthquake ... earthquake caused so much damage in the region, according ... by the American Geophysical Union. , ... Places to Direct Our Curiosity , Selecting where ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... The Field Museum will present the prestigious Parker/Gentry Award ... commitment to biodiversity conservation awareness. The Parker/Gentry Award is ... individual, team or organization whose efforts have had a ... and whose actions can serve as a model to ... an environmental science and conservation news website that draws ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... In Bavaria, the Tithonian Konservat-Lagersttte of lithographic limestone ... discoveries of emblematic fossils from that area (for ... have found fossil insects in the French equivalent ... new species representing the oldest known water treader. ... equivalent Bavarian outcrops, fewer fossils have been obtained ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):This week From AGU: California earthquake, future Mars rovers, models underestimate ozone 2Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley 2
... marine animals find their way back to their birthplace to ... has mystified scientists for more than a century. But marine ... think they might finally have unraveled the secret. At ... read the magnetic field of their home area and "imprint" ...
... from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have created ... the first time, the connection between the configuration of ... More precisely, they showed that the muscular band--which ... a helix--is actually a sort of twisting highway along ...
... (ST. LOUIS): The Missouri Botanical Garden Press (MBG ... species of vascular plants for the Southern Cone region, ... Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur (Catalogue of the Plants ... the plants of Argentina, southern Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and ...
Cached Biology News:No place like home: New theory for how salmon, sea turtles find their birthplace 2No place like home: New theory for how salmon, sea turtles find their birthplace 3Caltech scientists show function of helical band in heart 2Missouri Botanical Garden publishes first catalogue of plants of the Southern Cone 2
(Date:9/2/2014)... 02, 2014 Myriant Corporation, a ... of a distribution agreement with Azelis Group, a ... Myriant’s bio-succinic acid in the Nordics, Benelux, France, ... customers in the industrial and base chemicals markets. ... offers a far-reaching chemical portfolio with extensive distribution ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... Md. , Sept. 2, 2014  Synthetic ... novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific ... today positive results from its final preclinical toxicology ... Administration (FDA) guidance, this bridging study was required ... candidate designed to prevent the devastating effects of ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 The inventors ... cure for chronic tinnitus are seeking support for development ... the Indiegogo platform ( http://igg.me/at/tinaway ), was launched on ... a therapeutic ‘mHealth’ app and is based on ten ... a team of biomedical and software engineers, Dr. Ian ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... Available spectra is similar for ... and cultivation of a wide range of plants. ... with proven patented and pending wide spectrum technology. ... in critical applications in contrast to growth spectra ... customers have a large variety of differently sized ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Myriant and Azelis Sign European Distribution Agreement for Bio-Succinic Acid 2Synthetic Biologics to Initiate Clinical Trials of SYN-004 in 4Q 2014 to Prevent Potentially Deadly C. difficile Infections 2Synthetic Biologics to Initiate Clinical Trials of SYN-004 in 4Q 2014 to Prevent Potentially Deadly C. difficile Infections 3Synthetic Biologics to Initiate Clinical Trials of SYN-004 in 4Q 2014 to Prevent Potentially Deadly C. difficile Infections 4Synthetic Biologics to Initiate Clinical Trials of SYN-004 in 4Q 2014 to Prevent Potentially Deadly C. difficile Infections 5tinAway Pty. Ltd. launch a crowdfunding campaign to fund a clinical trial of tinAway, a new potential cure for chronic tinnitus 2tinAway Pty. Ltd. launch a crowdfunding campaign to fund a clinical trial of tinAway, a new potential cure for chronic tinnitus 3tinAway Pty. Ltd. launch a crowdfunding campaign to fund a clinical trial of tinAway, a new potential cure for chronic tinnitus 4tinAway Pty. Ltd. launch a crowdfunding campaign to fund a clinical trial of tinAway, a new potential cure for chronic tinnitus 5
... expansion of PROVENT(R) Sleep Apnea Therapy in Limited ... Inc. a privately-held, medical device company, focused on ... the appointment of John McCutcheon as President and ... company also announced that current CEO Jeffrey Nugent ...
... Group (OTC Bulletin Board: SNBP) is pleased to ... Director of Marketing.Ms. Tan joins Sinobiopharma from Organon ... China-based Unit Marketing Director for Organon, which was ... Tan held senior marketing management roles at China ...
... Kiadis,Pharma reported preliminary clinical data on ATIR(TM) ... Data was presented by the,company,s principal investigator ... Symposium at the Annual European Bone Marrow ... March 30, 2009. Only the 6,highest ranked ...
Cached Biology Technology:Ventus Medical Appoints John McCutcheon as President and CEO 2Sinobiopharma, Inc. Appoints New Director of Marketing 2Kiadis Pharma Reports ATIR(TM) Clinical Data, Further Supporting its Potential in Mismatched Bone Marrow Transplantations 2
... label transfer is fast emerging as a ... and confirmation. Until now, only amino groups ... label transfer reagents such as our Sulfo-SBED. ... Mts-Atf-LC-Biotin, are exciting additions to the protein ...
... siRNA --- a cocktail of 3 siRNAs ... interestis our most popular product. The siTrio ... knockdown of your target gene when used ... transfection and confirmation of optimal transfection with ...
... transfer is fast emerging as a powerful ... confirmation. Until now, only amino groups have ... transfer reagents such as our Sulfo-SBED. Sulfhydryl-reactive ... are exciting additions to the protein interaction ...
... siTrio siRNA --- a cocktail of 3 ... of interestis our most popular product. The ... 75% knockdown of your target gene when ... for transfection and confirmation of optimal transfection ...
Biology Products: