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March 2, 2012 23 days until the National Meeting

In this Issue
Gas Prices Climb, Biofuels Emerge Board of Directors Open Meeting Hotel Rooms Almost Gone Exciting Undergraduate Program Participate in the Virtual Event San Diego Local Section Welcome Meet ACS Congressional Fellow Presidential Symposium Spotlight Senior Chemists Breakfast Features Duane J. Roth Exhibitor-Sponsored Workshops Find a Job at the National Meeting Chemistry's best in one location Awards & Program Nominations Contests & Competitions ACS Publications Spotlight Develop an Edge over the Competition Attention Grad School Recruiters Become an ACS Member Keep in Touch with ACS Network Air & Travel Discounts Meeting Toolkit Connect with Social Media

Discover the Chemistry of Life

The meeting's thematic program, Chemistry of Life, is entrenched throughout chemical research and resonates with the ACS vision to improve peoples lives through the transforming power of chemistry. In addition to the keynote address, The Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture, and the Plenary Session, there are five symposia directly sponsored by the thematic program:

Protein Conjugates: From Basic Principles to Clinically Active Drugs (BIOT) Sunday, March 25, 8-11:30 am; San Diego Convention Center, Room 25 B Organized by Claude Meares, Editor-in-Chief, & Peter Senter, Senior Editor, Bioconjugate Chemistry Drug Polypharmacology Prediction and Design (CINF) Sunday, March 25, 9-11:35 am & 1:30-3:50 pm, San Diego Convention Center, Room 27 A Organized by Sean Ekins, Collaborative Drug Discovery & Shuxing Zhang, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Chemical Networks in Biology (LIFE) Monday, March 26, 1-4:55 pm, San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Marriott Hall Salon 4 Organized by Brian Shoichet, UC San Francisco & Peter Senter, Seattle Genetics Cosponsored with CINF, BIOL, BIOT & MEDI Epigenetics: From Basic Principles to Drug Developments (LIFE) Monday, March 26, 8:45 am-Noon, San Diego Convention Center, Room 22 Organized by Steven Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Cosponsored with BIOL, BIOT & MEDI Materials as Medicines: A New Direction for Disease Imaging and Treatment (LIFE) Tuesday, March 27, 1:25-5:05 pm, San Diego Convention Center, Room 22 Organized by Carston Wagner, U of Minnesota Cosponsored with BIOL, BIOT & MEDI

In addition to symposia directly sponsored by the LIFE program, there are more than 140 symposia throughout the technical program related to the theme. View all of these through the Online Technical Program, Meeting Themes Tab.

Become an ACS Member

Attending the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, California? Not yet an ACS Member? Save more than the cost of your dues on your meeting registration with the ACS member discount! Join today at

Board of Directors Open Meeting

Keep in Touch on the Go with the ACS Network

Tweet your status in San Diego via the ACS Network from your mobile device. Use Twitter and

microblog at the meeting to keep your friends and colleagues informed of your whereabouts, highlights, and favorite attractions in San Diego. Access the ACS Network Mobile. Its free and easy with no app to download. Try it today and get ready for San Diego!

Air & Travel Discounts

Take advantage of ACS travel discounts from one of our partners.

Please join the Board of Directors at their open meeting for a conversation on the "Future of Graduate Education and Research in the Chemical Sciences." This session will be held on Sunday, March 25 from Noon-1 pm in Room 6F on the upper level of the San Diego Convention Center. Faculty, employers, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and all interested meeting attendees are invited to join in discussion with the Board and the ACS Faulkner Commission on Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences. A light lunch will be provided.

Discussion on Gas Prices Climbing, Biofuels Emerging

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Monday, March 26, 1:30 pm San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, Marina

Ballroom E The ACS Committee on Science (ComSci) invites you to a session and discussion on Towards Sustainable Biofuels. Come hear industry, academic and government experts from across the globe discuss energy derived from biofuelsincluding converting biomass to gasoline and other fuels, cellulosic feedstocks, sugar cane to renewable energy in Brazil, and the overall global economic and life cycle analysis implications. ComSci partnered with the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement and the Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division on this event.

Meeting Toolkit

Schedule At A Glance Create Your Own Schedule (log in required) Travel & Transportation San Diego Attractions

Connect with Social Media

Use these social media tools to connect with ACS national meeting presenters, attendees, and exhibitors.

Undergraduate Programs

A vibrant program designed especially for undergraduate students has been planned by the Society Committee on Educations Task Force on Undergraduate Programming (Program Chair: Michael Adams, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA. Chair: Matthew Mio, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI). This educational and career-oriented program includes symposia The Chemistry of Coffee and Nuclear Chemistry, workshops on Careers in Academia and Demos that Matter. Eminent scientist, Kimberly Prather, will discuss her career path and novel research on the impacts of aerosols on climate and the environment. All events will take place at the San Diego Convention Center.


Past Issues
February 16, 2012 February 2, 2012 December 19, 2011

Chemistry and the Environment Film Series Spotlight Room 20 D Tuesday, March 27, noon-2 pm In Climate Refugees: The Human Face of Climate Change, producer/director/writer Michael Nash traveled the world documenting the effects of mass human movements. The thought-provoking film explores the migration people are forced to make in the wake of climate-oriented disasters. To learn more, visit the ACS Undergraduate Blog or or contact the ACS Undergraduate Programs Office at 1-800-227-5558, ext. 4480

Participate in the ACS Virtual Event!

Monday, March 26 & Tuesday, March 27 (CDT) 9 am7 pm The ACS Virtual Event will connect you in real-time with chemical professionals, employers, and exhibitors no matter where you are located. Attend just oneor allof these activities. All attendees will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a fabulous prize! Experience: 1. Live video presentations from San Diego 2. The Virtual Career Fair

3. The Virtual Exposition 4. Networking for everyone Virtual Exposition Join us for your opportunity to have live discussions, watch videos, and take advantage of special offers from participating exhibitors. Register Now! Virtual Career Fair More than 300 positions have been posted with more employers continuing to register. In addition to talking to recruiters via real-time chat and video, virtual job seekers can attend live and view on-demand video webcasts, connect with fellow job seekers and employers in the virtual networking lounge, and gather career information in the virtual resource center. Register Now! Non job seekers, register here. View the virtual career fair demo.

San Diego Local Section Welcomes You

The San Diego Local Section extends a warm welcome to visitors attending the upcoming national meeting. The San Diego area is home to Biotechnology, Cleantech companies. More than 80% of the sections 2600 members are engaged in life science academia and industry. This year, the section will focus on entrepreneurship and encourage greater participation by their members, guests and community. Visit the sections booth in the San Diego Convention Center, Lobby D to learn about the sections charitable efforts and committee events including education & careers, community outreach, monthly seminars and member recognition. In the sprit of San Diegos sunny weather, every day the section will give away 200 sunkits to the first 200 visitors.


Meet the ACS Congressional Fellow & Learn about Science Policy Fellowships

Are you interested in science policy and how it is shaped by Congress? Want to know more about potential career paths in science policy? Visit the ACS Office of Public Affairs Booth at the Exposition on Monday, March 26 from 23 pm to meet Christopher Avery, currently an ACS Congressional Fellow, and learn more about the ACS Public Policy Fellowships program. It is a unique opportunity to gain practical experience and insights into public policy by working on Capitol Hill or at ACS in Washington, DC. Chris will share what its like to be a scientist working on the Hill, and how to apply for a fellowship. Another opportunity to learn about Science Policy Fellowships in Washington takes place on Tuesday, March 27 from 3:15-5 pm at the San Diego Convention Center Room, 26 B. Plan to attend SCHB's "Making a Science Fellowship Part of Your Career Path," (cosponsored by BMGT, CCPA, CEPA, PROF, and YCC). Five past and present public policy fellows will share how their experiences through a variety of public policy fellowships (ACS Congressional/ ACS Science Policy/ AAAS Agency) have shaped their careers and changed their lives.

Presidential Symposium Spotlight

Monday, March 26, 1-5 pm

San Diego Convention Center, Room 4 (Upper Level) Communicating Chemistry to the Public This presidential event will feature top writers, editors and authors on the changing ways Americans get news about science; reporters with advice on bridging the laymenlab gap; how other scientific disciplines are priming their members to reach out to policy makers and the publicis it a model for ACS? View all presidential sponsored & cosponsored events.

Senior Chemists Breakfast Features Duane J. Roth

Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 am San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel, Torrey Pines 1-3 sponsored by the Senior Chemists Task Force and the ACS Development Office Duane J. Roth, Chief Executive Officer of CONNECT, is the guest speaker for the Senior Chemists Breakfast at the 243rd ACS National Meeting. CONNECT is the globally recognized public benefits organization fostering entrepreneurship in the San Diego region by assisting new business formation of technology and life sciences companies. CONNECT has been directly involved with over 3,000 companies since its inception in 1985 and these companies have secured over $10 billion in funding. View the Duane Roths full bio. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased when registering for the meeting. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.


Exhibitor-Sponsored Workshops

ACS National Exposition San Diego Convention Center, Halls A&B Sunday, 6-8:30 pm & Monday & Tuesday 9 am5 pm Exhibitors will host FREE 2.5 hour View exhibitor educational sessions, that workshop listings. will introduce new products and services, build skills with specific tools and techniques, and highlight innovative applications for existing instrumentation. See what companies are exhibiting, hosting workshops and their location inside the exposition by viewing the Exhibitor Directory at NEW: Exhibitor Workshops will be held inside the Exposition in private rooms from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday-Wednesday. Reserve your seat and pre-register today. Attendees will have the chance to enter a prize raffle during the workshops. Cant attend the Exposition? Stay tuned for more information on connecting with companies participating through the new Virtual Event.

Find a Job While You're at the ACS National Meeting

Sunday, March 25, 9 am-5:30 pm Monday, March 26 - Tuesday, March 27, 8 am5:30 pm

National meeting registrants (ACS members only) can immediately begin reviewing open positions and requesting interviews. The Career Fair also features workshops and one-on-one career consulting to help jobseekers build job search skills and learn about career options. The new Career Pathway workshops, designed to help you find your ideal career path based on your talents and personality, will also be offered in San Diego. Register Now! Free Live Webcast: Jorche Cham, Creator of PhD Comics Surviving Chemistry with Humor Tuesday, March 27, 11 am-Noon (PT) Register to view it from the ACS Virtual Event Auditorium and get reminders! Or watch it live on March 27 at (no registration needed). Share with your friends and post on various web and social media sites.

Representing the Best in Chemistry All in One Location

The American Chemical Society, ACS Publications, and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) represent the best of the science community, publications, and research in chemistry and can now all be found in one location in the exhibit hall! The ACS Booth (731) at the 243rd ACS National Meeting will showcase all of the ACS products, programs, and services together in one space, including the ACS Store.

Join us at 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 25 in the San Diego Convention Center to see what we have to offer! The exposition is open to attendees Sunday night from 6-8:30 pm, and Monday (March 26) and Tuesday (March 27) from 9 am5 pm.

Awards & Program Nominations

2012 ACS Fellow Nominations Are Open The 2012 ACS Fellows Program is now open for nominations. The deadline is April 23, 2012. See the Program Guidelines at for complete details regarding eligibility requirements and the nomination process. The ACS Fellows Program was approved by the Board of Directors to recognize members of the American Chemical Society for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science and the profession and for service to the Society. Nominations are being solicited from ACS National Committees, Local Sections and Divisions, as well as from individual members. For additional inquiries, send an email to ACS Diversity Award Reception Sunday, March 25, 5:307:30 pm San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego Ballroom C The American Chemical Society Diversity Programs recognizes Dr. Luis Echegoyen recipient of the 2011

ACS Award for Recognizing Underrepresented Minorities in Chemistry for Excellence in Research & Development. This award recognizes a distinguished minority chemist who has made significant contributions to chemical research. The deadline for nominations for the 2012 ACS Award for Recognizing Underrepresented Minorities in Chemistry for Excellence in Research & Development is April 30, 2012. For more information please visit the diversity website. 2012 National Chemical Technician Award Ceremony & Banquet Sunday, March 25, 6-9 pm San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina, Torrey Pines 3 Join the Committee on Technician Affairs (CTA) in honoring Kathy Collins, Chevron Philips Chemical Company as the 2012 recipient of the National Chemical Technician of the Year. Tickets are available for purchase.

Contests & Competitions

TWEET YOUR DIVISION TO COFFEE There are only seven days left in the division Twitter contest. Follow us at @ACSNatlMtg and tweet "[Insert Acronym of Division] & exciting chemistry #ACSSanDiego" before March 9 to make your division a contender in the contest. The division with the most tweeters will win a free coffee break. Not only will you benefit your division, but you will ensure you are connected to the latest on-site national meeting information such as:

Room changes, session cancellations On-site Twitter contests and prizes Shuttle schedule adjustments City attractions & offers

Attendee tweets And much more!

Special bonus: All tweets posted using the #ACSSanDiego hashtag during the national meeting will be featured on-site on our twitter wall! All members are encouraged to participate even if they are not registered for the meeting so represent your division and tweet! Are you new to Twitter? View step-by-step Twitter instructions. SELECT THE WINNER OF THE VIDEO CONTEST The battle to determine the winner of the national meeting video contest is getting hot. The current leaders are neck to neck and need your vote to determine the winner. View the submitted videos on the ACS Network and show your support for your favorite by liking it (log in required) before midnight (ET) tonight. The winning video will be broadcast at the meeting.

ACS Publications Spotlight

MEET PRIESTLEY MEDAL WINNER DR. ROBERT LANGER Dr. Robert S. Langer, the 2012 Priestley Medal winner will be signing copies of the March 26, 2012 issue of C&EN. Come by the ACS/C&EN booth on Tuesday, March 27 from 11 am-Noon for your own copy of this issue, signed by Dr. Langer! Dr. Langer is being awarded the 2012 Priestley Medal in recognition of cutting-edge research that helped create the controlled-release drug industry and the field of tissue engineering. He will be featured on the cover of the March 26, 2012, issue of C&EN. BACK BY POPULAR

DEMAND! APPEAR ON THE COVER OF C&EN Attention all ACS members: Come by the green screen booth to update your member information and receive a special framed print cover of C&EN with YOUR picture for FREE! Hours of operation: Sunday, March 25-Tuesday, March 27, 8 am-5 pm, located in San Diego Convention Center, Lobby D (registration area). JOIN THOUSANDS OF ACS MEMBERS RECEIVING FREE ACCESS TO C&EN MOBILE Access entire issues of C&EN (FREE for ACS members), C&ENs Latest News, CENtral Science, chemistry job listings, and much more! Come by the ACS/C&EN booth to download the FREE C&EN Mobile app and be automatically entered for a daily $100 iTunes giftcard drawing. TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON ACS JOURNALS Visit the ACS Booth during the Expo and receive a free 4GB flash drive* when you complete the ACS Publications trivia challenge. Find out whats new, more about the benefits to readers and authors of ACS Journals, and have some fun in the process! Dont forget to attend Sci-Mix on Monday night! Stop by to learn more about the new JACS Spotlights Brief summaries by science writers that explain the impact and significance of recent research findings. Complete the JACS Image Challenge during Sci-Mix to receive a

free gift.* Also, dont forget about the Sweet Deal for Members event in the booth Sunday night between 6 and 8:30 pm. Stop by, get a sweet treat, and learn more about New Member Benefits from ACS Publications in 2012. Stay tuned for more ACS Publications events and activities in San Diego!

Develop an Edge over the Competition

Gain Valuable Leadership Skills Whether you're looking to land your first job, rejoin the workforce or advance your career, you need every advantage in todays job market. ACS Leadership Development System courses can help you gain the competitive edge. If you're attending the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, consider investing your time to enhance your leadership potential by enrolling in one or more of these courses: Engaging Colleagues in Dialog (March 25, 1-5 pm) Leading without Authority (March 26, 8 am-Noon) Strategic Planning (March 26, 1-5 pm) Leading Change (March 27, 1-5 pm) Course fees are normally $150/members and $300/non-members. However, a limited number of 50% scholarships are available for ACS members. Contact to register and secure your scholarship code(s). Short Courses The Department of Professional Education (ProEd) is offering one-, two-, and three-day courses at the ACS San Diego National Meeting. ACS Short Courses are an excellent way to gain first-class, practical knowledge that can be applied immediately to your job. For a full list of available classes, visit Advanced registration and Group Discount rates are available. Save $100 off the standard price if you

register by March 9. Also, visit ProEd at the ACS Village and follow us @ACSProEd on Twitter during the meeting!

Attention Graduate School Recruiters

Recruit highly qualified graduate school candidates at the ACS Graduate School Recruiting Events:

Networking Social with Graduate School Recruiters, Sunday, March 25, from 3 to 5 pm Graduate School Recruiting Breakfast, Monday, March 26, from 8 to 10 am

Visit for information and to register. Submit your questions to Lori Betsock.

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