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U.S. National Committee for Crystallography
UPCOMING MEETINGS USNC/IUCr Meeting - July 19, 2013 (at the ACA annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii)
International Year of Crystallography - 2014 In 1912 Max von Laue showed that X-rays were diffracted by crystals, and in 1913 W. H. and W. L. Bragg demonstrated that the diffraction of X-rays can be used to determine the positions of atoms within a crystal. These groundbreaking experiments mark the birth of modern crystallography. The International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) is marking the centennial of these events by declaring 2014 the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014). For more information, visit here.
World of Wonder Workshop The USNC/Cr organized a workshop on Saturday, July 28, 2012 for high school teachers titled "Crystallography: World of Wonder." This workshop was a repeat of the workshop offered at the 2010 ACA meeting, which was met with much enthusiasm. It was targeted at equipping high school teachers with materials and knowledge that allows them to introduce some basic topics and experiments related to crystallography to their classrooms.
USNC/Cr Meeting held at the 2011 ACA Annual Meeting The USNC/Cr met on May 28 at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) in New Orleans, LA . The USNC/Cr organized a small reception for the Congress Travel Awardees attending the ACA meeting. The awardees had the chance to meet their mentors in this pre-Congress mentoring event.