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September 10, 2007
Volume 85, Number 37
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The Many Faces Of The National Meeting

Linda Wang

As a photographer, I look for images that hint of a story. Sometimes, I can achieve it with just one photo. Other times, it takes a collection of photos. From the national meeting in Boston, I think the diversity of chemists from around the world, all congregating for the love of chemistry, is the most powerful story to tell. Seeing their faces is worth more than a thousand words.

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Kristian Kather is a researcher at Bayer CropScience in Germany. I ran into him on the way to Monday night's Sci-Mix.

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Xuefang Lu, with her son Kaden Li, is from China. Lu, an analytical chemist, was taking a break from sessions to review her job-search materials.

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Farzaneh Alihosseini, a graduate student in agricultural and environmental chemistry at the University of California, Davis, is from Iran. I met her at the meeting of the Iranian Chemists Association.

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Chemists from Astellas Pharma in Japan. From left to right: Akio Kakefuda, Kazuhiro Ikegai, Isao Kinoyama, Yoshiyuki Kido, and Noriyuki Kawano.

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Vasumathi Desikan, a graduate student in chemistry at Iowa State University, is from India. I spotted her walking to the convention center.

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Nurtay Urdabayev, a research scientist at ThermoFisher Scientific, is from Kazakhstan. I met him at a career fair workshop.

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Shatha Qaqish, a graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan, in Canada, is from Jordan. We crossed paths at a reception hosted by the Younger Chemists Committee.

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Andreas Becker of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, in Tampa, Fla., is from Germany. During a career fair workshop on challenges of foreign-born students, he let me photograph him.

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Raj Nagarajan, a medicinal chemist, is from India. I spotted him outside the Chemjobs Career Fair.

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ACS's champions of diversity: From left, Katherine Glasgow, chair of the Younger Chemists Committee; Linette M. Watkins, chair of the Committee on Minority Affairs; James M. Landis, chair of the Committee on Chemists with Disabilities; Amber S. Hinkle, chair of the Women Chemists Committee; Milagros Delgado of the Committee on Committees; and V. Michael Mautino, chair of the Committee on Technician Affairs.

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