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Still time to register  for technical sessions, Expo and Events

More than 400 papers and posters and more than 40 Exhibitors

44th Western Regional Meeting
The Many Elements of Chemistry!
October 3-6, 2013
Santa Clara, CA
Co-hosted by the California and Santa Clara Valley Sections

An exciting technical and event program is planned for the 44th Western Regional meeting to be held at a great venue in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay area. Highlights of the meeting will include a Nuclear
Chemistry Symposium in honor of Priestley Medalist Dr. Darleane Hoffman of UC Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Cope Scholar Symposium in honor of Dr. Sarah Reisman of the California Institute of Technology. For updated information please see www.wrm2013.org.
We encourage scientists at all levels to submit papers and posters as soon as possible as space is limited. The closing date for submissions is August 16, 2013. The closing date for early registration is September 12th. For details on early registration and submission of papers and posters, please see the website above.

The location is at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, convenient to the San Jose International Airport, where a special $139/night room rate has been  arranged, which includes free wifi and free parking.

An exciting and wide-ranging technical program is on tap to offer something for everyone, from traditional areas to more specialized programs. Planned sessions include:

Analytical Chemistry
Biochemical Technology
Chemical Safety
Computational Chemistry
Education – multiple levels
Environmental Chemistry
Fuel Chemistry
Hydraulic Fracking
Inorganic Chemistry
Chemistry and the Law
Medicinal Chemistry
Natural Products
Nuclear Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physical Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Process Chemistry


Solar Chemistry

Undergraduate Education
Undergraduate research

There will also be several programs for educators at the high school and college levels. Workshops in Career Development, Leadership Development, Safety and a special workshop in Polymorphs and Salt Selection, cohosted by CACO-PBSS, are scheduled. Poster sessions are being scheduled throughout the meeting.

There will be a large Exhibition with commercial vendors and university graduate school representatives and will include small group presentation opportunities. Early registration is recommended as space may become
limited. Please see www.wrm2013.org.

Special evening events will include the regional awards banquet featuring a talk by Priestly Medalist Dr. Richard Zare, an evening with Dr. Charles Bamforth on beer chemistry, and an evening with Shirley Corriher
and Dr. Sara Risch on flavor chemistry. Luncheons with ACS President Dr. Marinda Wu sponsored by the California Section WCC and an ACS Governance lunch meeting with members of the Board of Directors are
also planned. A Sunday public outreach event at the nearby Great America Theme Park is also in the works! Make your plans now to join us for a great meeting, and don’t forget to submit your paper or poster!

Lee Latimer and Natalie McClure, General Co-Chairs

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