Midwest Regional Meeting 2015

Special Symposia

The 2015 Midwest Regional Meeting will feature a variety of special symposia including:

Advances in Drug Discovery, Thursday October 22nd 8:00 - 4:30
Featuring invited contributions describing recent advances in drug discovery.  This full day symposium is sponsored by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry.
Symposium Organizer:  Dr. Stan Svojanovsky, Missouri Western State University

Advances in Drug Delivery. Friday, October 23rd, 8:00-4:30
Featuring invited contributions describing recent advances in drug delivery.
Symposium Organizer:  Dr. Stefan Bossmann, Kansas State University 

Advances in Computational Chemistry, Thursday October 22nd, 9:00 - 4:00
Featuring invited contributions describing recent advances in computational chemistry.
Symposium Organizer:  Dr. Jon Rhoad, Missouri Western State University

Biomolecular Structure and Function, Friday, October 23rd, 8:00 - 12:00
Featuring invited contributions describing and discussing the relationship between structure and function in biomolecules.
Symposium Organizers:  Dr. Ben Caldwell, Missouri Western State University and Dr. Jon Tally

Laboratory Safety Training, Thursday, October 22nd 1:30 - 4:00
Featuring invited contributions describing current approaches to laboratory safety training in the academic and industrial settings.  The symposium will end with a panel discussion of approaches to and challenges associated with laboratory safety training.
Symposium Organizer:  Dr. David van Horn, University of Missouri Kansas City

National Science Foundation Programs That Support Undergraduate Education, Friday, October 23rd, 1:00 - 5:00
This Symposium will feature speakers whose projects have been funded through the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation.  These projects may have developed new educational materials, new strategies for delivering educational material, meaningful evaluation of learning gains, and/or provided the means to support faculty development or scholarships for STEM students, and so forth, all aimed toward improving the learning of chemistry or other STEM disciplines by undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds and career aspirations.  A NSF Program Officer or representative will present an overview of current NSF programs and will participate in a question/answer session.
Symposium Organizer:  Dr. Bob Boggess

Midwest Region Award Symposium, Thursday, October 22, 3:30 - 6:00 pm in the Kemper Theater
This symposium will highlight the work of and related to his year's awardee Dr. Robert Blankenship.  The symposium will be immediately followed by a reception and banquet in the Enright Room.
Symposium Organizer:  Leah O'Brien, St. Louis Section
Presider:  Joseph J.H. Ackerman, Washington University, St. Louis