The ACS Spring National Meeting (what I like to describe to my nonscientist friends as the Super Bowl of Chemistry) is nigh. As I type this post, ACS staffers are tying up loose ends, packing bags, and catching planes to New Orleans. A slew of C&EN editors will be milling about town, so look for plenty of coverage in upcoming issues and breaking news on C&EN’s homepage. And, of course, the C&ENtral Science team will be out in full effect, with an eye on the quirkier side of chemistry happening in and around the meeting (and I’m not just talking about those test tube shots they pass out on Bourbon Street). So tune in daily and feel free to give us a heads up about sessions or events you’d like to see covered. Same theory applies for local fun; we’ll never turn down a recommendation of a good jazz club, thoughts on where to get the best Sazerac, or which celebrity chef makes the perfect bread pudding.
See you in the Big Easy!