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Analytical Division September 2014 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Thom Rossi, many highlights from the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco in August, informatiomn about the new ACS Fellows aho are members of the Division, plans for SciX in Reno-Tahoe in September and SERMACS in Nashville in mid October, and announcement of the the plans for the Spring 2015 ACS National Meeting in Denver.

Award talk by Chris Enke
Chris Enke received the Division's Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry at the recent ACS National Meeting in San Francisco. The talk he prepared for the meeting has been revised and is now available. The article provides insights into the past, present and future of the analytical chemistry community.

Results of the election of Division officers
The recent election has been completed and here are the results:

  • Chair-Elect: Dr. Joel Harris, University of Utah
  • Treasurer: Dr. Adam Woolley, Brigham Young University
  • Councilor: Dr. Donna Nelson, University of Oklahoma
  • Alternate Councilors: Dr. Michelle Buchanan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • and Dr. Al Ribes, The Dow Chemical Company

Submit an abstract for the Spring 2015 National Meeting
The next ACS National Meeting will be in Denver, March 22-26, 2015. The meeting theme is "Chemistry of Natural resources". You may submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation at the meeting now. Note that the new Meeting Abstracts Programming System (MAPS) will be used starting with this meeting. Douglas Duckworth is the Program Chair for the Division for 2015. The deadline for submission of abstracts for the Division is October 20, 2014.


Welcome!


From the chair, Thomas M. Rossi

It is my pleasure to introduce myself to the members of the Division of Analytical Chemistry as the chair for 2014. Cindy Larive, the 2013 chair, has completed a very successful year of leadership and leaves the division in good standing. I thank her for setting a great example, which I will do my best to follow.

During 2013 we celebrated the 75th year anniversary of the division! What an incredible journey we analytical chemists have been on during that time span.
Throughout this journey, our predecessors and we have taken time to look beyond our individual efforts and devote some portion of our resources to supporting and advancing the discipline by participating in the activities of The Division of Analytical Chemistry. The Division is as much of the legacy we have inherited and will leave to our successors as is the very science that we practice. Each year the Division supports the recognition of extraordinary work in our field through its Division awards, through nominating members to be recognized as fellows of the ACS, and through sponsorship of symposia recognizing ACS national awards to division members. We also support active programming at both the national ACS meetings, the Pittsburgh Conference, FACSS – and in 2014 for the first time ever we will be supporting programming at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences national meeting. We support graduate researchers through our graduate fellows program. And the executive committee works hard to create more ways of bringing value to our members through special programs.

Yet, perhaps as sign of the economic times, every year for the past 5 years the Division membership has declined, even as our discipline has grown in the number of practitioners and continues to flourish in generating exciting scientific advances. Our membership is the primary source of the revenue that enables the Division to provide the benefits. How nice it would be if 2014 were to be the year in which we reverse that trend, and all do our part in continuing the legacy we have inherited from those who came before us. You can do your part first and foremost by renewing your current membership. And of course, we are always seeking volunteers from among our members to help enhance and expand the benefits that we all receive as Division members. Interested in becoming more active? Contact me!


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