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College of Mount Saint Vincent Welcomes the American Chemical Society Regional Conference
1/10/2014 - Riverdale, N.Y. – The New York Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will be holding their regional conference at the College of Mount Saint Vincent on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Smith Hall.

Dr. Pamela Kerrigan, the current chair of the New York Section of the ACS and Associate Professor of Chemistry at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, has organized this meeting where the group will make plans for the year to continue the success of the Section.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Dr. John C. Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer for Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, Inc., titled, “Entropic Control in Materials Design as an Example of Green Chemistry.” Dr. Warner’s discussion will focus on the making of bioinspired photopolymers utilizing green chemistry methods. These methods are designed to reduce the toxicological and environmental impact of the synthesis and manufacturing of chemical items, with an idea to reduce the generation of byproducts at their source.

The New York Section of the ACS is the premier membership organization for chemists, chemical engineers, and allied professionals in the New York metropolitan area and a leader in advancing the public's scientific literacy and appreciation of chemistry.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.newyorkacs.org/.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of  study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.

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Belle Hann
Director for College Relations
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