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Columns From The CatalystTM:

The CatalystTM                                       May 2018, Volume 103, No. 5

Comments From the Chair

Lizzy Wagoner

Although winter has been overstaying its welcome, spring is finally starting to arrive in Philadelphia. The Spring National ACS meeting was recently held in New Orleans, LA and was very well attended. Over 13,000 scientists participated in the meeting and the exposition, committee meetings, award ceremonies, lectures, networking events, and poster sessions were all a great success. We had many attendees from the Philadelphia ACS Section, but I would like to particularly thank our councilors who give our area a voice. This month, registration opens for the Fall Meeting, which will be taking place in nearby Boston, MA.

With the spring weather also come a lot of exciting new events. In April we celebrated Earth week, had a fantastic poster session hosted by the YCC, the Philadelphia Science Festival, and many more chemistry-filled happenings. Our May meeting at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia on Thursday, May 17th will celebrate talented chemical educators and we will present the Awards for Excellence in Pre-College and Undergraduate Teaching. Dr. Andy Jorgensen, Associate Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Toledo, will be our speaker and the title of his talk is Global Climate Disruption: How Do We Know? What Can We Do? More details about the May event are contained in this issue of the Catalyst. I am excited to honor these teachers and learn more about Climate Change. I hope to see you there!