Nerd Heaven: Tuesday—The Last Day of Undergraduate Programming in NOLA

By now, you’ve probably had an intense experience in New Orleans. Apart from roaming around Bourbon St., you’ve had 2 days of a packed Undergraduate Program. You’ve had access to countless chemistry professionals, cutting-edge research, the chance to present your own, technical symposia, an Eminent Scientist lecture, essential workshops, the opportunity to speak with grad school recruiters, and the best Student Chapter Awards Ceremony and Undergraduate Social that any chemistry student could ask for.

Today, what better way to close the program than to end with a Presidential Event and an environmental film!

Tuesday, April 9

Presidential Event
Water: A Grand Challenge for Science and Society
Convention Center
Rivergate Ballroom
8:30–11:00 A.M.
The theme of this national meeting is the Chemistry of Energy and Food, and water plays a significant role in the development of both of these aspects. We regularly hear about the challenges much of the world faces in accessing clean and safe water for drinking, manufacturing, and other uses. Speakers will emphasize from their varied experiences the opportunities for those in the chemical enterprise to address these challenges through new discoveries, technologies and approaches.

Chemistry and the Environment Film Series
Convention Center
Room R09
12:00–2:00 P.M.
Followed by a discussion with Director Steve Dorst
Co-sponsored by the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement
Eerily reminiscent of today’s climate-change crisis, SHATTERED SKY recounts the dramatic story of how America led the world to solve the biggest environmental crisis ever seen. Thirty years ago, scientists reported a hole in the ozone layer “the size of North America.” The culprit was CFCs, prevalent in billions of dollars worth of products likes refrigeration and air conditioning that had revolutionized the American way of life. Doctors forecasted skyrocketing cancer: the stakes were “life as we know it.” But business remained bitterly opposed and politicians were initially slow to act. For the first time in film, SHATTERED SKY goes inside the ozone crisis to explore how America led the world to a solution. It inspires viewers toward the same can-do spirit on climate change today.
And yes…there will be pizza!

Enjoy the last day of Undergraduate Programming, and we’ll see you in Indianapolis!


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