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1 248 th ACS National Meeting San Francisco, August 10-14, 2014 Chemistry and Global Stewardship Robin D. Rogers Department of Chemistry and Center for Green Manufacturing The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL USA

2 248 th ACS San Francisco, August 10-14, 2014 Chemistry and Global Stewardship This theme is focused on global aspects of the chemical enterprise related to sustainability of world resources, including green chemistry, the globalization of chemistry, and the responsibilities and opportunities chemists have to serve the broader public. Divisional programming and special themed symposia will cover the role and interplay of science, technology, innovation, and economic development in world stewardship of precious, limited resources while providing physical and economic security for all world citizens. Where possible international perspectives will be provided related to both areas of critical need, such as the supply of clean water and energy to all citizens of the world, and to overcoming the limitations or restrictions of raw materials for products which lead to improved quality of life. Methods to reach out to the public to better educate students and all citizens on the nature and uses of chemistry and efforts to enhance cooperation among chemists around the globe will be highlighted.

3 248 th ACS San Francisco, August 10-14, 2014 Chemistry and Global Stewardship Plenary Session: The Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture: Joan Brennecke, Notre Dame Energy Center, University of Notre Dame: TBA Pedro Alvarez, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University: Environmental implications and applications of nanotechnology Paul Anastas, Center for Green Chemistry & Engineering, Yale University: Rational Design of Chemical Products and Processes Walter Leitner, Institut für Technische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie, RWTH Aachen University, Germany: Catalysis as Key Science and Technology for Sustainable Chemical Supply Chains Invited: Ms. Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: (longshot) Invited: Nitesh Mehta, Director of Newreka Green Synth Technologies Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India: Enviropreneurship The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture: TBA

4 248 th ACS San Francisco, August 10-14, 2014 Chemistry and Global Stewardship Alternatives to Chemicals Facing Critical Sustainability Constraints: David Constable, ACS Green Chemistry Institute, TBA Crop, Environment, and Public Health Protection: Technologies for a Changing World: Cathleen Hapeman, USDA-Agricultural Research Service; Laura McConnell, USDA-Agricultural Research Service; Ken Racke, Dow AgroSciences, AGRO Communicating to the Public and the Role of Social Media: Maureen Rouhi, Editor-in-Chief Chemical & Engineering News, TBA Global Stewardship by Increasing Climate Science Literacy: Keith Peterman and Gregory Foy, York College of Pennsylvania, CHED Global Stewardship of Critical Materials: Bruce Moyer and Sheng Dai, Oak Ridge, TBA The Role of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development in Sustainability: Dan Daly, The University of Alabama, BMGT/SCHB 100 th Anniversary of the ENVR Division: Tracy Williamson, EPA, ENVR Sub Themes:

5 Global Stewardship by Increasing Climate Science Literacy Organizers: Keith Peterman and Gregory Foy, York College of Pennsylvania This will be a student-focused symposium with primarily student presenters. CHED: Division Sponsor; CEI: Co-sponsor  Invited speakers: Students who represented ACS as “Observers” at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties COP 16: Cancun, Mexico 2010 COP 17: Durban, South Africa 2011 COP 18: Doha, Qatar 2012 COP 19: Warsaw, Poland 2013  Faculty Mentors for Student ACS Observers  Open Papers Accepted Students who have participated in UN climate conferences or other national or international climate literacy projects

6 Proprietary and Confidential American Chemical Society 6 Communicating To The Public Organizer: A. Maureen Rouhi, Editor-in-chief, Chemical & Engineering News, Communicating science to the public is an essential skill for scientists. In this symposium/workshop, C&EN reporters and invited speakers will give practical tips to help scientists make their work accessible to the general public, including through social media. Emphasis will be on policy issues that must be informed by science. Nontraditional means of communication will be explored through hands-on activities or demonstrations.

7 The Role of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development in Sustainability: Dan Daly, The University of Alabama, BMGT/SCHB The Importance of Manufacturing in Job Creation A)Speaker from Economic Development Administration B)Speaker from The National Institute of Standards and Technology C)Speaker from Employment and Training Administration D)Speaker from The California Manufacturing and Technology Association Advances in Manufacturing Technology A)Speaker from Polymer Ohio B)Speaker from 3D Printing: Materials, Machines and Processes Entrepreneurship Training A)Speaker from the Kauffman Foundation B)Speaker from ACS’s Entrepreneur Resource Center C)Speaker from NSF’s I-CORP Training

8 Stewardship, Regulation and Outreach Pesticide Issues in International Trade, Food Safety & Security Goal of the symposium is a discussion of pesticide human health risk from the farm gate to the table in order to establish a common understanding of how pesticide use practices are related to both international trade and national food safety and food security objectives. Organizers: Jeffrey Jenkins, Oregon State University, USA, , edu Jason Sandahl, USDA FAS, USA, ,

9 World Crop Protection Chemistry Institute: Developing Global Leaders for Research, Regulation and Stewardship in the 21st Century The purpose of this 1-day workshop is to bring together global crop protection chemistry leadership from academia, industry, government and NGO’s to: Examine current state with respect to research and regulatory leadership development, Discuss unmet needs and future changes in crop protection chemistry that will challenge current approaches, and Develop a set of specific recommendations for ensuring tomorrow’s crop protection chemistry leaders have a well-rounded, science-based and globally informed approach. Primary Organizer: Dr. Kenneth Racke, Global Research and Development, Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, USA,

10 Alternatives to chemicals facing critical sustainability constraints Chemists love to use elements and molecules in new and interesting ways in their pursuit of “good science.” Novel catalysts, unique properties, intellectual property protection or creation, publication in prestigious journals, etc. Such drivers have spurred chemists down this path since the industrial revolution. It could be argued, however, that “good science” turns a blind eye towards the environmental, social and economic implications that known reserves of critical materials are being rapidly depleted and dispersed in products in such a way that makes recycling and reuse difficult if not nearly impossible using current separation technologies. This session is intended to highlight issues associated with materials in critical supply and change the fallacious “good science” argument to one of a pursuit of the best possible science – science that is sustainable. ACS GREEN CHEMISTRY INSTITUTE ®

11 248 th ACS San Francisco, August 10-14, 2014 Chemistry and Global Stewardship LOCAL CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS (IN PROGRESS): An International Undergraduate Summit on Global Climate Change (via Webinar worldwide) Small Business: The Role of the Entrepreneur in Stewardship/How to Get Started (via Webinar series; Dan Daly, The University of Alabama) Undergraduate/graduate poster sessions/receptions with Plenary/Presidential speakers Exploratorium Event

12 Webinar: An International Student Summit on Global Climate Change Organizers and Moderators: Gregory Foy and Keith Peterman, York College of Pennsylvania This will be a student-focused summit with primarily student participants CHED: Division Sponsor; CEI: Co-sponsor  Invited participants will include college and university students from around the globe. o Students will speak from on-location in their home countries o Eight to ten student presenters o Each presentation supported by power point slides  International student presenters will participate through video conferencing software  Other students will be encouraged to comment via twitter  A panel discussion with Q&A will follow the formal presentations


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