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ACS National Meeting 2018 Search for Vignettes

The Orlando Section is busily preparing for the upcoming National Meeting. They would like to highlight Florida chemistry by sharing vignettes of local professionals, companies and research.

See below for instructions on how to participate in this free promotional opportunity for you and your research.   

send a short narrative that will be used for vignettes about the exciting work you do and to show conference attendees the outcomes chemistry delivers.

 a) Professionals: 

    • Provide your name with a job title, and specialty as applicable. You can identify your alma mater.  
    • Provide an example of the type of problems you are working to resolve or the type of solutions you deliver.
    • Tell us what makes you excited about going to work and working in Florida.
    • Obtain permission to name your employer to identify them and optimally allow us to hang your company logo.  We can use your vignette even if your employer wishes not to be identified. 

b)   Local companies: 

    • Tell us who you are and what you do. 
    • Tells us about your product that chemists in your service make possible. What do chemists do for you? 
    • What problem you would like chemists to resolve to make your life, business, profitability better?
    • Why are you established in the region?

c) Retirees with a career in the area:

  • Same input as for professionals above with emphasis on why chemists should consider practicing in our state.

d) Leaders and researchers attending the meeting:

  • Let us know if you are interested to be at the exposition hall booth to meet colleagues and students interested in your work. The Orlando Section will post a “Meet and Greet” schedule listing the day and time when you would be at the booth to discuss your work and answer questions. We will require a little lead time on your schedule to enable us to post a schedule at the booth.

e) Local host booth: Let us know if you are interested in staffing the local host booth to answer questions on where to eat or shop in the area, or to find specific landmarks.  


Deadlines: Respond in the survey link here promoting your work & volunteers ACS Conference 2019 Orlando  to let us know by November 17 if you can help us with a vignette or would like discuss your work at our booth during the national meeting. We would appreciate receiving the information for a vignette by December 1.


Thank you for making Florida a great place to do chemistry. 

ACS National Meeting - New Orleans, LA

Many members of the local section attended that National Meeting in New Orleans, LA in March.  Below are several photos of our student members at the national meeting.  We hope everyone had a great time!

Eckerd College students (clockwise from left) Sean Bradley, Maggie Cooper, Dallas Dukes, Erich Eggers, and Brooke Trimmer (shown standing in front of their posters) were awarded travel awards to the New Orleans National ACS meeting this past March by the Tampa Bay section of the ACS. 

 Members of the UT student group stand in front of their poster at the Sci-Mix.


ACS Students in San Francisco

In the Spring of 2017, ACS students from The University of Tampa traveled to San Francisco with some support from our local section travel grant.