Posters at Pacifichem
At the Pacifichem conference taking place this week in Honolulu, there are more posters than you can shake a palm frond at. Some 2,500 posters are being presented here in Kamehameha Hall at the convention center, and nearly 2,100 of them are by students lucky to have an advisor who was able to help them get here. There’s a big student poster competition taking place, and C&EN will be reporting on the winners when they are formally announced on Sunday.
I’ve seen students from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Germany, the U.K., France, Canada, Japan, China, the U.S., and many other countries–some 69 countries in all are represented at Pacifichem. I would say by far the most students are from Japan.
Newscripts is stopping by the massive poster sessions to chat with some of the students from around the world. We’ll be posting a few videos so Newscripts fans can meet a few of the students:
Kyle Parker, who is in Professor Michael Fryzuk’s group at the University of British Columbia
Eva Siedler, who is in Professor Holger Braunschweig’s group at the University of Wurzburg, in Germany.
Elaine Crosbie, who is Professor Robert Mulvey’s group at the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland.
Rong Shang, who is in professor Anthony Hill’s group at Australian National University.
Atsushi Kobayashi, who is in Professor Kazunori Kataoko’s group at the University of Tokyo.