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67th ACS Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM 2012)
JUNE 24-27, 2012

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The 2012 Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (NORM 2012) will be co-located with the 2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science Pacific Division Meeting (2012 AAAS-PD). The co-located meetings will be held in Boise, Idaho at the Boise Centre on the Grove on June 24-27, 2012.

Below is a summary of the ACS NORM 2012 programming. AAAS-PD programming, special events and field trips are open to all NORM 2012 registrants. Visit the AAAS-PD website here for schedule, fee and payment information.



Plenary Speakers:

Dr. Charles (Butch) H. Atwood

Dr. Thomas J. Greenbowe

Dr. Seth R. Marder

Dr. Charles (Butch) H. Atwood
University of Utah
“Using Item Response Theory to Improve Assessment and Learning in Large General Chemistry Classes”

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Dr. Thomas J. Greenbowe
Iowa State University
"The Importance of Hands-On Laboratory Work in Science Courses and Proper Role of Computer Simulations in the STEM Curriculum". (more)

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Dr. Seth R. Marder
Georgia Institute of Technology
“Recent Advances in pi-Functional Materials”

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Dr. Paul W.K. Rothemund

Dr. Vern L. Schramm

Dr. Marcy H. Towns

Dr. Paul W.K. Rothemund
California Institute of Technology
“Beyond Watson and Crick: Chemistry of the Stacking Bond”

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Dr. Vern L. Schramm
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
“Enzymatic Transition States: Dynamics and Drugs”

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Dr. Marcy H. Towns
Purdue University
"Faculty Goals for Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory"

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Symposia: (details)

• Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
• Nano-Biomaterials
• Advances in Functional Organic Materials
• Semiconductor Materials
• Non-Linear Optical Spectroscopy
• Chemistry of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
• Bioorganic Chemistry
• Progress in Disease Therapeutics
• New Strategies in Cancer Research
• Teaching for Critical Thinking and   
Problem Solving in STEM Courses
• Chemical Education
• Graduate School Recruitment Symposium
• Poster Session

General Sessions:

• Analytical
• Biochemistry
• Chemical Education
• Inorganic
• Organic
• Medicinal Chemistry
• Physical
• Materials/Materials Chemistry

Special Events: (details)

• Opening Night Dessert Reception
• Basque Cultural Dinner Reception
• 2012 ACS Awards Banquet
• Whitewater Rafting – Payette River
• Fly Fishing Clinic/Fishing Trip
• Micron Technology Plant Tours
• Basque Museum Tours
• ACS Career Services Workshops
• POGIL Workshop
• High School Teacher Program

Contact Information:

Co - General Chair: Eric Brown

Co-General Chair: Owen McDougalowenmcdougal@boisestate.ed


Program Chair: Don Warner

Exposition Chair: Marian DeWane

Awards Chair: Karen Hammond



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