Division to cosponsor HPLC 2014
The Division is cosponsoring HPLC 2014 in New Orleans, May 11-14. It is the largest global conference and exhibition covering all areas of liquid-phase separation science and related techniques. The program focuses on new methods, previews emerging technologies, and includes the latest innovations in all types of liquid-phase separations and related techniques.
ACS Sci-MindTM Separation Science Course
The ACS will be offering a course on Developing Chromatographic Methods online from May 5 to June 16. Members of the Division can register for the course using the code DAC for a reduced rate
Analytical Division March 2014 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Thom Rossi, program information for upcoming meetings, announcement of the I.M. Kolthoff National Historic Chemical Landmark, and a link for our Facebook site.
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!