ACS Spring Regional Meetings The 2009 Regional Meetings are online and planning their programs. All three of the spring meetings will have programming pertaining to the environment, and GLRM and CERMACS have planned their meetings around an environmental theme. Plans are underway to open their abstract programs and advance registration in the immediate future. The Great Lakes Regional Meeting (GLRM), http://www.glrm2009.org/ will take place in Lincolnshire, IL, just outside Chicago, May 13 - 16. Their theme is =93A Better Environment through Chemistry.=94 Symposia planned include plant biochemistry, material science/polymer chemistry, ethics in college education, non-crystalline x-ray structural chemistry and the environment, and molecular simulation in and for the environment. The Central Regional Meeting (CERMACS), hosted by the Cleveland Section, which will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. Mark the dates, May 20 -23, and visit their website at http://www.case.edu/cermacs/ for details. Their theme is =93Meeting Energy and Environmental Challenges through Functional Materials.=94 Four other societies will co- sponsor and submit programming to CERMACS. They are the Electrochemical Society, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, American Vacuum Society, and the Yeager Center for Electrochemical Science. Case Western Reserve University also is a contributor. The Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM) will take place June 28 - July 1 at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA. Visit their website at http://www.chem.plu.edu/norm2009/ for information on their plans. Included in their program are sessions on bioanalytical mass spectrometry, chemistry of the bioregion; chemistry, energy, and sustainability; clinical chemistry, and instruments for the teaching laboratory.
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