Analytical Division July 2014 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Thom Rossi, detailed program information for the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco in August (highlighting the National and Division Award recipients for 2014) and for SciX in Reno-Tahoe in September.

Program for ACS National Meeting in San Francisco
The Division has a comprehensive program at the coming National Meeting, August 10-14, 2014. A special feature is the symposium on Tuesday and Wednesday: Separation Science and Technology as a Convergence Platform for SusChEM organized by the Division with numerous co-sponsors.

Starting Sunday: Innovations in Microscale and Nanoscale Analytical Chemistry; Advances in Separation Science; Innovations in Analytical Spectroscopy; Bioanalytical Microfluidics: Applications To Quantitative Biology; Ion Funnel: Key Enabling Technology for Mass-Spectrometric Analyses;

Starting Monday: ACS Award for Chromatography: Symposium in Honor of Professor Susan V. Olesik; Pro-Fluorogenic Probe-Based Methods for Disease Detection; Advances in Ionization Techniques and Mechanisms; Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibodies; ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Awards (see list at the end of this column); Innovations in Analytical Chemistry Education;

Starting Tuesday: Frontiers in Metabolomics; Innovations in Bioanalysis; Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy for Materials Science; Separation Science and Technology as a Convergence Platform for SusChEM; ACS Award for Analytical Chemistry: Symposium in Honor of Professor Jonathan V. Sweedler; Analytical Challenges of Poorly Soluble Drug Formulations; Coupling Sequence To Omics: The Joint EMSL-JGI User Program; General Posters;

Starting Wednesday: Portable XRF Spectroscopy; Innovations in Mass Spectrometry; Novel Separations for Critical Environmental Analyses; Super-Resolution Chemical Imaging;

Starting Thursday: Advances in Electrochemistry; Advances in Bioelectrochemistry; Analytical Chemistry and Global Sustainability; Cheaper, Better, Faster: Incorporating New Technologies in the Analytical Chemistry Curriculum; General Innovations in Analytical Chemistry

This year's Division awards are announced
Here are the recipients of the Division of Analytical Chemistry Awards for 2014. The presentation will be at the San Francisco ACS National Meeting.
Chemical Instrumentation: David Koppenaal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education: Joseph Gardella, University at Buffalo
Spectrochemical Analysis: Tim Harris, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Electrochemistry: Debra Rolison, Naval Research Laboratory
Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry: Chris Enke, University of New Mexico
Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist: Ben Garcia, University of Pennsylvania


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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