That’s A Wrap For The 44th International Chemistry Olympiad
Aug06

That’s A Wrap For The 44th International Chemistry Olympiad

The 44th International Chemistry Olympiad concluded a week ago today, and it was truly an amazing experience! The team from South Korea won four golds, the most of any country during this year's competition. The U.S. team earned a gold and three silver medals. For more highlights, see C&EN's news article in this week's issue. Congratulations to everyone who earned medals, but like ACS president-elect Marinda Li Wu said to the students during the closing ceremony: "No matter whether you bring home a medal or not, you will all carry back some precious memories that should last a lifetime. Furthermore, you made some personal connections and bonds this week that will become part of your own valuable network. Maintaining and continuing to build that network can help you succeed no matter what your ultimate career and profession." With that said, let's take a look back and see how much fun the students had during their stay in the nation's...

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Posters at Pacifichem
Dec19

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. Maria Antoniou, who works with Dionysios Dionysiou at the University of Cincinnati .   Katsuhiko Takeuchi, who is in Professor Akira Sekiguchi's group at the Univeristy of Tsukuba, in...

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