The ACS North Jersey Section is soliciting nominations for the 2024 Award for Creativity in Molecular Design & Synthesis. The award recognizes initiative, creativity, leadership, and perseverance in pure and/or applied chemistry. Nominees must have had broad impact in the areas of chemical synthesis, method development, bioorganic/medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, and/or molecular recognition. Nominations should include a letter describing the nominee’s achievements, a brief biography and curriculum vitae, and a list of the nominee’s important published works. Supporting letters are strongly encouraged. Please submit materials by February 29 to Professor Joseph Badillo: firstname.lastname@example.org. The prize consists of a crystal plaque and a $5,000 honorarium.
The NJ Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group is pleased to announce our February Monthly Meeting. Speaker: Jane Gale, Ph.D., ASMS Archivist/Historian Title: Decade by Decade: An Historical Review of Mass Spectrometry and ASMS in the Second Half of the 20th Century Abstract: Following fifteen years of meeting as part of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM, now ASTM International) a small group of influential mass spectrometrists broke away from the umbrella group to found the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. Whereas in the early days talks at annual get-togethers were dominated by topics related to the oil industry, the newly formed ASMS had a broader focus and included lively discussions of everything from mechanistic studies of molecules in the gas phase to surface science studies of materials important to the electronics industry. The growing Society became the premier US venue in which to present both fundamental research on the technique and applied research into its use in ever-widening fields of study. This talk will follow the Society’s growth and development over the last 70+ years, incorporating into that history the vast array of scientific developments that enabled new areas of application. Please Register below (The Meeting is Free) Meeting