Navigation Links
US launches International Year of Chemistry Feb. 1 with panel of world-renowned chemists
Date:1/13/2011

The United Nations has designated 2011 the "International Year of Chemistry (IYC)" a global celebration of chemistry and its contributions to the world around us. This worldwide initiative is being celebrated under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), and features activities conducted by countries, such as the United States, that adhere to these organizations.

The United States launch of IYC 2011 is Feb. 1 in Philadelphia, Pa., where prominent leaders from industry and academia will gather to discuss solutions to increasing global demands for energy, safe food and water, and improving human health at a panel discussion, titled "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions."

This event is presented by the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) in collaboration with the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the United States National Committee for IUPAC at the National Academy of Sciences.

Who: Panelists include the following chemical engineering, science and business leaders:

  • Andrew Liveris, President, CEO and Chairman, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Ellen Kullman, Chair and CEO, DuPont
  • Janet Hering, Director, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
  • Joshua S. Boger, former Chair and CEO, current board member, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland at College Park, and former Director, National Science Foundation
  • Moderator: Dan Nocera, Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

When: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011
Panel Discussion begins at 10:00 a.m., followed by a reception at Noon.
Panelists will be available for media interviews at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Chemical Heritage Foundation Building
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The event also will stream live online at: http://a59.g.akamai.net/f/59/15020/1m/rohmhaas.download.akamai.com/15020/mp/dow/4000/5088/5092/7939/Lobby/default.htm

Other IYC Events in Philadelphia in early February:

  • Feb. 2, 7 p.m.: CHF will host a discussion of the book The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr.
  • Feb. 3: Actor Jim Armstead will bring to life the chemist Percy Lavon Julian at the African-American Museum of Philadelphia and at the College of Physicians.
  • Feb. 4, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Opening of "Elemental Matters: Artists Imagine Chemistry" at CHF. The artists will be on hand to discuss their chemistry-inspired works.
  • Feb. 5, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.: The Franklin Institute presents chemistry experiments for all ages, hosted by the American Chemical Society.
  • Feb. 14, 6 p.m.: Sam Kean, author of The Disappearing Spoon and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, will speak at "Science on Tap" at National Mechanics Bar & Restaurant, on Third Street, next to CHF.


'/>"/>

Contact: Neil Gussman
neilg@chemheritage.org
717-314-2494
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. The Rett Syndrome Research Trust launches operations
2. LIAI launches new division to look at novel approaches to heart disease and inflammation
3. Complete Genomics launches, becomes worlds first large-scale human genome sequencing company
4. TheVisualMD.com launches new animated 3-D views of human body in action
5. International Council for Science launches major research program on natural disasters
6. ICSU launches new program to understand the human impact on Earths life-support systems
7. North American environmental commission launches trinational vaquita conservation plan
8. OSAs ISP launches with research on breathing disorders and congenital heart defects
9. Futronic Launches FS22 Fingerprint Access Control Device
10. Springer launches Food Security
11. From sheet metal elements to host cells: DFG launches 10 new collaborative research centers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/3/2016)... DUBLIN , Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the "Emotion ... NLP, Machine Learning, and Others), Software Tools ... Application Areas, End Users,and Regions - Global ... offering. --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d8zjcd/emotion_detection ) ...
(Date:2/2/2016)... 2016 This BCC Research report provides ... reviewing the recent advances in high throughput ‘omic ... field forward. Includes forecast through 2019. ... and opportunities that exist in the bioinformatic market. ... as well as IT and bioinformatics service providers. ...
(Date:2/2/2016)... 2016 Technology Enhancements Accelerate Growth of X-ray Imaging ... digital and computed radiography markets in Thailand ... Indonesia (TIM). It provides an in-depth ... well as regional market drivers and restraints. The study ... and market attractiveness, both for digital and computed radiography. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... New FDA action date of July 22, 2016 ... 22, 2016   --> - New ... - Lifitegrast has the potential to be the only product ... signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adults --> ... in the U.S. in the past decade indicated for the treatment of signs ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 Beike Biotechnology, the ... medical institutions attended a ceremony in late 2015 to ... cell therapy in 2016. --> ... Translation Platform for Personalized Cell Therapy" was hosted by ... Production Center, both subsidiaries of Beike Biotechnology Co., Ltd. ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced ... Investor Conference 2016, to be held February 8-9, 2016, ... Group,s 2016 Disruptive Growth & Healthcare Conference, taking place ... 10-11, 2016. James Sapirstein , Chief Executive ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... 4, 2016 Strasbourg, France ... --> Strasbourg, France , to the ... PharmaVentures is pleased to announce that it acted as an ... unit in Strasbourg, France , to the ... --> --> Transgene (Euronext: TNG), a member ...
Breaking Biology Technology: