Matthew Chapa, a senior chemistry major at Henderson State University, and Daniel Gibson, a senior biochemistry major at Henderson, recently attended the American Chemical Society meeting and Expo in New Orleans. Both are doing research on cancer treatment options.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) organizes two national meetings & expositions each year, and each one attracts an estimated 11,000 to 13,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and other related professionals. During the meeting, scientists present new multidisciplinary research, hear the latest information in their areas of professional interest, and network with colleagues.
Programming is planned by 33 technical divisions that cover all scientific fields, secretariats that focus on multidisciplinary programming, and ACS committees. Each meeting featured more than 7,000 presentations organized into technical symposia that highlight important research advances with over 250 exhibitors showcasing new technological developments.