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UMass Hosts Northeast Regional Meeting

On April 20 and 21, the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host the Northeast Regional Meeting of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). The conference theme will be “Nanotech: Novel Applications and New Opportunities in Technology, Engineering, and Chemistry.” The conference will be held on April 20 on the 10th floor of the UMass Campus Center, and on April 21 in the Integrated Science Building. Undergraduates, grad students, post-docs, and professionals will participate in two days of poster competitions, research presentations, guest speakers, and networking opportunities.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Paula T. Hammond, the David H. Koch Professor in Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The plenary speaker will be Dr. Bryant C. Nelson, a research chemist in the Biochemical Science Division of the DNA Science Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

 The event sponsors are the National Science Foundation, the UMass Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, and the UMass Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. (April 2012)

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