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Chemistry is Out of this World!

Join us for the 2018 Nano Western Regional Meeting of the
American Chemical Society

October 27, 2018
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Poster Abstract Deadline: 5 pm PST September 14th
Registration Deadlines: October 7th (early), October 19th (regular)

Our nWRM is designed around the National Chemistry Week Theme of “Chemistry is Out of This World!” Our goal is to engage students and provide a place for undergraduate and graduate students to display their research. We also will focus on chemical education for High School teachers.

We have three exciting speakers:
Morning Plenary Session 1
Dr. Brian Brady, Aerospace Corporation
Talk Title: Propellant Chemistry

Morning Plenary Session 2
Dr. Lawrence Wade, JPL
Talk Title: The Mars 2020 mission and the micro-XRF instrument PIXL

Afternoon Plenary Session
Dr. Maria Drout, University of Toronto
Talk Title: Astronomical Alchemy: The Origin of the Elements

Morning breakout sessions will include Tom Traeger of Duarte High School on Solar Chemistry, Sarah Marcotte from JPL on the Amazing Chemistry of Planets, and Michael Morgan of Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School on ACS Resources for Chemical Teaching, with more to come!

An Awards Banquet will be held following the meeting to honor recipients of the E. Ann Nalley Volunteer Award, the Stan Israel Award for Advancing Diversity and the DivCHED Award for Excellence in High School Teaching

Sponsored by the California Los Padres and Southern California Sections of the ACS


Call for Nominations
SCALACS 2018 Election

The Nominations, Elections and Awards Committee of the Southern California Section is soliciting nominations for the election of 2019 Section officers (Chair-Elect and Secretary), Members-at-Large of the Executive Committee, and Councilors.

If you wish to propose names (including your own) for consideration, send them to Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office at by June 1, 2018. We offer you a great opportunity to network with other chemists and promote chemistry.