Workshop Reports/Summaries

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The Global Movement and Tracking of Chemical Manufacturing Equipment: A Workshop Summary (2014)

Concerns about the dual-use of chemical manufacturing equipment for the production of chemical warfare agents have led to the development of export-control regulations worldwide. But in recent years, the globalization of the chemical industry has made it more difficult to monitor the movement and use of chemical manufacturing equipment, and has made existing regulations and treaties less effective. Adapting to these changes will be necessary t... More >>

Undergraduate Chemistry Education (2014)

Chemistry coursework is part of many undergraduate degree programs, from pre-medicine to environmental science, and from biology to chemical engineering -- making effective science education an important topic to the chemistry community. Now, new Medical College Admission Test requirements may change the way chemistry is taught to pre-med students, driving a surge of interest in undergraduate chemistry education. The National Research Council'... More >>

Technological Challenges in Antibiotic Discovery and Development: (2014)

As antibiotic resistance emerges as an increasingly serious public health threat, needs are growing for new antibiotics that can overcome or bypass resistance to existing therapies. However, researchers face a number of technological challenges, including discovery of new antibiotic compounds, identifying new drug targets, and developing methods for delivering the drugs to sites of infection in the body. A recent Chemical Sciences Roundtabl... More >>

Opportunities and Obstacles in Large-Scale Biomass Utilization: The Role of the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Communities: A Workshop Summary (2013)

Presentations >> Based on a one-day public workshop held in Washington, DC, this summary explores the current state of biomass utilization for bulk-production of sustainable fuels and chemicals. The discussion focused on the chemistry and chemical engineering opportunities to meet the aforementioned objectives. Both formal presentations and breakout working groups were components of the workshop in an effort to stimulate engaging discussio... More >>

Challenges in Chemistry Graduate Education: A Workshop Summary (2012)

Chemistry graduate education is under considerable pressure: pharmaceutical companies, long a major employer of synthetic organic chemists, are paring back their research divisions to reduce costs; chemical companies are opening research and development facilities in Asia rather than in the United States to take advantage of growing markets and trained workforces there; and universities, are under significant fiscal constraints that threate... More >>