Collaborations at the ACS National Meetings
The 238th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC (August 2009) and 239th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisoc (March 2010) provided opportunities to expand the relationship between ACS and IUPAC and continue to build a framework for future activities. BISO and the USNC/IUPAC, in partnership with the ACS Office of International Activities (OIA) and International Activities Committee (IAC), organized a series of events:
- First and Second IUPAC-ACS Collaboration Summits. Representatives of IUPAC’s sub-disciplinary divisions and committees, their counterparts in equivalent ACS technical divisions, and ACS journal editors participated in the inaugural Summit in August 2009 to highlight work being conducted by these groups, promote ties between scientists within the U.S. and international chemistry communities, and encourage the exploration of future collaborative projects. A successful Second Summit was held in March 2010 and focused on concrete collaborative ideas that could be taken forward by the divisions and committees. The International Year of Chemistry 2011 provided a framework for these plans.
- The National Academies' BISO, BCST, and USNC/IUPAC, the American Chemical Society's OIA and IAC, and IUPAC hosted the networking event Addressing Global Challenges through Chemistry. The attendees included ACS, IUPAC and National Academies’ members, journal editors, science and technology attachés from local embassies, and representatives from U.S. and international agencies.
- In August 2009, the Embassies of Germany, The Netherlands, Japan, and India hosted a series of discussion dinnners on solar energy, the role of analytical chemistry in food and agricultural science, the development of new green materials and process chemistries, and Indo-US S&T partnership development, respectively. The dinners provided excellent opportunities to further explore scientific collaboration and develop networks of colleagues.
- The ACS IAC and USNC/IUPAC continued their tradition of holding Sunday receptions to welcome international meeting attendees and to honor the students participating in the summer International Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
Participation in IUPAC General Assemblies and Congresses
The International union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) held its 45th General Assembly (GA) (July 31-August 6, 2009) and 42nd Congress (August 2-7, 2009) in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. The USNC/IUPAC supported the U.S. Delegation to the Congress and GA. Members of the U.S. Delegation also served as mentors to the 2009 IUPAC Young Observers. The 46th IUPAC General Assembly and 43rd Congress will be held July 30-August 7, 2011 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
IUPAC Young Observers Program
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.
USNC/IUPAC member Angela Wilson addresses Young Observer Orientation session in Glasgow, UK
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. Learn more about the IUPAC Young Observers Program.
IUPAC Poster Prizes
The IUPAC Poster Prize Program recognizes outstanding undergraduate poster presentations at IUPAC Congresses and division-sponsored conferences. Awardees receive a certificate signed by the IUPAC President, a copy of the Compendium of Chemical Terminology, and a two-year subscription to Chemistry International. Learn more about the IUPAC Poster Prize Program.
IUPAC Company Associates
The IUPAC Company Associates program enables industries 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.