FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2002
CONTACT: Carol Anderson
EMU HOSTS AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY MEETING
YPSILANTI - Whether it's lightweight materials for the auto industry or a protective coating inside a beverage can, chemists will be discussing these and other topics during the 34th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), June 26 - 29, at Eastern Michigan University's McKenny Union.
For the first time, EMU and its faculty are hosting this event for ACS, the largest professional society of its type in the world. Don Snyder, EMU's associate professor of chemistry, is chairing the conference, which is expected to draw approximately 500 academic and industrial chemists.
The conference theme is "The Spectrum of Chemistry from Science Literacy to Modern Technology" and includes sessions as diverse as polymers and coatings, and archeological chemistry. Among the EMU professors presenting papers are Ruth Ann Armitage (Composition of 17th Century Brick by Neutron Activation Analysis) and Theodore Provder (Measuring Coatings Cure Through Thermal Analysis Methods).
Presentations with a focus on Michigan include "Seasonal Variation in the Trophic State of Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan" and "Atmospheric Mercury Measurements in Detroit."
For additional information, contact Don Snyder, 734.487.1429, or go to www.CERM.emich.edu.