The Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society


SERMACS 2012 14-17 November 2012 Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina

The exciting line up of special events is listed below.

Questions? Please contact Marc ter Horst (

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Thursday, 15 November 2012

  • Women Chemists Committee Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Dr. Barbara Ramsay Shaw from Duke University
    12:00 – 1:30 PM RCC Room 304
  • Sci-Mix Reception and Poster Session to promote innovation and collaboration with our Exposition Vendors.
    6:00 – 8:00 PM RCC Ballrooms B/C

Friday, 16 November 2012

  • SERMACS Industrial Innovation Award Luncheon will honor and feature the award winner along with a presentation about "Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century" by UNC Entrepreneur-in-Residence Dr. Burton B. (Buck) Goldstein,
    12:00 – 1:30 PM RCC Room 402
  • ACS Governance Ice Cream Social – Join ACS Regional representatives for special ice cream and learn about what is happening in the Society. Watch liquid nitrogen ice cream being made.
    2:30 – 3:30 PM RCC Room 304
  • SERMACS Awards Reception at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences featuring presentation of the Southeastern Regional Awards and a Plenary Lecture titled "Research Alone is Not Enough: Opportunities for Chemists in Uncertain Times" by Joseph M. DeSimone from UNC Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.
    6:00 – 9:00 PM NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Saturday, 17 November 2012

  • Chemistry Demos - Chemists from NCSU and Duke will show and explain the distillation of liquid air, the incredible shrinking machine, the iodine clock reactions and others.
    11:00- 12:00 PM RCC Room 301A/B
  • Undergraduate Awards Luncheon will recognize the undergraduate presentation award winners and feature keynote speaker Marty St. Clair from GlaxoSmithKline, who will present "Thirty Years of HIV Drug Development: A Message of Hope"
    12:00 – 1:30 PM RCC Room 402
  • ACS CHED High School Teacher Award Luncheon Luncheon will honor the award winner and will feature a special keynote presentation. The Luncheon on Saturday will also feature a Keynote Address titled “Detection of Designer Drugs and Formulations” by Dr. Brian F. Thomas from RTI International.
    12:00 – 1:30 PM RCC Room 304
  • Chemistry Demonstrations Workshop will be a hands-on workshop with 10-15 different stations where attendees can learn and try a series of demonstrations in various areas of chemistry, all using readily available and inexpensive materials with a minimum of hazards
    2:00 – 4:00 PM, RCC Room 301A/B

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