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July 2001
Vol. 10, No. 07,
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ACS Fall Meeting preview

“Technology Milestones” will celebrate 125 years of chemistry’s impact on modern life.

opening artThe American Chemical Society’s 222nd National Meeting in Chicago (August 26–30) will feature 30 of the society’s technical divisions, three secretariats, and five committees participating in over 600 technical sessions. More than 6000 papers will be presented.

In the society’s quest to enhance the public image of chemistry, and in conjunction with the 125th Anniversary of ACS, ACS President Attila E. Pavlath will host a preview of “Technology Milestones”. This project celebrates 125 years of chemistry’s technological impact on modern life.

In a “Meet the President” session on Monday afternoon, August 27, Pavlath will be available to discuss member concerns and to share results of an electronic membership poll.

“Celebrating a Century of Chemistry: The American Chemical Society Anniversary Years of 1901, 1926, 1951, and 1976”, a special symposium sponsored by the Division of the History of Chemistry, will feature four speakers on Monday afternoon. There will also be an exhibit of historic artifacts from the anniversary gatherings of those four years outside Hall E in McCormick Place, Sunday through Wednesday.

The ChemLuminary Awards gala, now in its third year, will be held on Tuesday, August 28, from 7:30 to 11:30 PM in the Chicago Marriott. These awards honor the activities of ACS members both through local section and division participation and individually.

The ACS exposition will be open Monday, August 27, through Wednesday, August 29, with more than 300 companies and organizations displaying everything from instruments and books to computer hardware and scientific software (see floor plan).

Key for Floor Plan
Company Name Booth Number Company Name Booth Number
Alltech Associates, Inc. 763 Leica Microsystems 357
Beckman Coulter 556 Mettler-Toledo, Inc. 636–639
Bio-Rad, Sadtler Division 331 Parr Instrument Co. 401, 403
Dionex Corp. 737, 739 PerkinElmer Instruments (EG&G Inst) 1036, 1038, 1040
Gerstel, Inc. 448 Rheometric Scientific 1013
Gilson Inc. 1218, 1220 Rigaku 852
IKA Works 1143 Spectrum Laboratory Products 233
J-KEM Scientific 801, 803 Thermo Elemental 254
J.T. Baker, a Division of Mallinckrodt Baker, Inc. 617, 619 Thermo Finnigan 1224, 1226
Julabo USA, Inc. 1028, 1030 Varian Inc. 1162–1164
Kimble/Kontes 1029, 1031, 1033 Waters 437
Kin-Tek 1229 Wheaton Science Products 665

For more information on any aspect of the meeting, go to www.acs.org/meetings.

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