The November meeting of the Virginia Section will be held in virtual format on November 13, 2020.   The meeting will be at James Madison University in Harrisonburg with Dr. Thomas DeVore as the host. The speaker will be Dr. Christine Hughey. Her topic will be “Beer Processomics: Mass spectral molecular monitoring of volatile and nonvolatile compounds in beer throughout the brewing process.”   

The online presentation of the November 13 meeting will use the Zoom format. Dr. Linette Watkins of James Madison University is the Zoom meeting host:

Topic: Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) – November Meeting 2020
Time: 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Date: November 13, 2020
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On April 9th, 1915 the Virginia Section was established by the American Chemical Society. Our section is located in Virginia and is one of the 184 local sections of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. For a list of the counties and cities of Virginia that constitute our section, click here.

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The section fulfills its mission by promoting public awareness of chemistry, being involved in community outreach programs and working with chemistry students and STEM programs to enhance scientific awareness and communicate the value of chemistry in our society. We provide networking opportunities and mentoring experiences to connect chemists working in government, academics and industry to strengthen and serve the local chemistry community. The Virginia Section has a rich history of many activities and events it has supported to promote the chemical sciences throughout the past 100 years. We need your passion and dedication to drive success for the next 100 years.

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