ACS Regional Meetings are organized by ACS Local Sections and reflect the diverse professional interests in their geographic regions. These meetings feature excellent technical programs on a variety of topics, poster sessions, expositions, and social events over the course of a three to four day period. The smaller size of an ACS Regional Meeting allows for a greater opportunity for interactions between attendees, and costs less to attend than a National Meeting.
The Rochester Section serves Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, and Wayne counties in upstate New York. There are about 700 members of the section, many of whom work for employers such as Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, and the University of Rochester. The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) Test, Assembly, and Packaging (TAP) Facility is also located within the region of the Rochester Section. The Section is also the home of the prestigious Harrison Howe Award, presented to scientists with an outstanding record of accomplishment who hold great promise for further achievement. The Rochester Section is one of the most active ACS local sections, and sponsors a wide variety of professional, educational, and outreach activities for the benefit of its members and the general public.