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Welcome to WRM2011!

Thanks to the organizers and attendees and our sponsors for a great meeting!
Save the date!!! October 2-5, 2013
44th Western Regional Meeting in the Bay Area - The Flavors of Chemistry!!



Red tabs at left hold detailed program information.

See Full Program tab for example with vendors on page 24-26.

[ NEW - WRM2011 Technical Program Now Online with Abstracts! (click here) ]

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Watch this space for archived abstracts and selected presentations from the recently completed meeting.






The 2011 ACS Western Regional Meeting is receiving
generous support from the following sponsors

American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry Beckman Found Logo American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education

Kenneth Edwards
(Dunn-Edwards Paints)

American Chemical Society Division of Computers in Chemistry
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American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry
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Program Highlights 


Symposia and Plenary Lectures
Special Events
Educational Program and Workshops
History of Chemistry
A Southern California Perspective

(Thursday PM)

Legacy of Arnold Beckman
Symposium and Reception

Guest Speaker - Dr. Leroy Hood
Thursday 6 - 9 PM

In the Fast Lane (Friday PM)
"speed dating"-style meetings between students and a wide assortment of chemistry professionals to discuss career choices

Systems Biology
(Thursday PM)

Governance Luncheon and Presentation of Western Region Awards
(Friday 12:15 PM)
Undergraduate Poster Session
and Reception
(Friday 6 PM)

Plenary Lecture: Reinterpreting the Genetic Code: Non-Canonical Amino Acids in Protein Design, Evolution and Analysis

Prof. David Tirrell, Caltech (Friday 10:45 AM)

SCALACS Centennial Banquet and Panel Discussion
(Friday 8 PM)
Chemistry Educators' Workshops, K-12, and undergraduate curriculum session (Saturday AM)

Plenary Lecture: Pushing Organic Solar Cells
to Compete With Silicon

Prof. Mark Thompson, USC (Friday 4:30 PM)

Career Services Workshops
and Resume Review

(Saturday 9 - 4 PM)
Intermediate Intellectual Property Considerations for Chemistry-Related Entities and Individuals - Sandra
Thompson Ph.D., J.D. Buchalter Nemer
(Saturday AM and Saturday PM)

Special Symposium
Understanding Chemical Reactivity Through Computational Chemistry

(K. N. Houk - Saturday AM)

So You Want to Start a Company? Resources for Entrepreneurs in Chemistry and Other Technologies
(Saturday AM)
Symposium on National Science Foundation Programs to Support Undergraduate Research