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University hosts American Chemical Society event

Monday, September 23, 2013

Chemistry is about more than bubbling beakers in a laboratory – it is about the composition and properties of matter. The College of Natural and Applied Sciences at Missouri State University is sponsoring two upcoming events with the American Chemical Society to help educate the public, students and faculty on this physical science.

On Oct. 4-5, ACS on Campus will come to Missouri State University to assist students with their professional development in the sciences. Participants will learn the ins and outs of the scholarly publishing process, SciFinder®, science careers and more. The active student ACS chapter applied for this program to be brought to Missouri State.

Anyone interested in a career in chemistry, especially southwest Missouri college students, is invited to come. Faculty and students from Missouri State’s West Plains campus, Ozarks Technical Community College, Drury, Evangel, Crowder College, Missouri Southern and Missouri University of Science and Technology will be participating.

“Students and faculty will learn about scientific publishing and how to search for chemical literature,” said Dr. Tammy Jahnke, dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences. “Everyone will learn more about career pathways for chemists.”

The Midwest Regional ACS meeting will be held on Oct. 16-19 at University Plaza in Springfield. Many Missouri State faculty have participated in planning and organizing this event, which should bring approximately 400 chemists to Springfield.

For more information, contact Jahnke at (417) 836-5249.

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College of Natural and Applied Sciences
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences incorporates more than 20 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs along with one cooperative program offered through a partnership with Missouri S&T. The academic departments that make up the college include: biology; chemistry; computer science; engineering; geography, geology and planning; hospitality and restaurant administration; mathematics; and physics, astronomy and materials science. Students have the opportunity for intense hands-on research and internships through a number of outreach and research centers and work alongside faculty who are producing cutting-edge research in their fields.

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