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48th IUPAC General Assembly and 45th World Chemistry Congress (2015)
IUPAC's 48th General Assembly and 45th World Chemistry Congress was held August 6-14, 2015 in Busan, Korea. The conference focused on "Smart Chemistry, Better Life."  The events' scientific program included 61 symposia in 11 themes and eight plenary lectures. More details on the events can be found on the IUPAC website.

47th IUPAC General Assembly and 44th World Chemistry Congress (2013)
IUPAC's 47th General Assembly and 44th World Chemistry Congress were held August 8-16, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. The theme of the meeting was “Clean Energy Through Chemistry", and the program included symposia on Preserving Water Resources, Converting Biomass to Energy, Marine Pollution and Sustainable Management of the Coastal Environment, and more. It featured plenary and keynote speakers that reflected on the strength of chemistry globally. This conference provided an excellent opportunity for outreach, networking, and professional interactions with researchers from around the world. More information about the program can be found on the IUPAC website.

IUPAC Young Observer Program

USNC/IUPAC member Angela Wilson addresses Young Observer Orientation session in Glasgow, UK in 2009
Established by the USNC/IUPAC in 1977 to foster interactions with internationally acclaimed scientists in various fields, the IUPAC Young Observer Program strives to introduce the work of IUPAC to a new generation of distinguished researchers and to provide an opportunity to address international scientific policy issues.  The USNC holds a biennial competition to invite early career scientists to serve as United States Observers at the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress and General Assembly.  Selected Young Observers may receive a fellowship grant. 

Eligibility: Open to U.S. scientists and engineers (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) under age 45  with interests and expertise related to the working groups of IUPAC.  To learn more about the program and view the list of recent Young Observers, please consult the IUPAC Young Observer Program website.

IUPAC Company Associates Program

The IUPAC Company Associates Program enables industries to participate in IUPAC's policy and direction. Through the USNC/IUPAC and IUPAC's Committee on Chemistry and Industry (COCI), industrial interests and concerns are addressed at the national and international level.  Approximately 140 companies from 26 countries have participated in the program.  Learn more about how your organization can become a Company Associate

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1441995. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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