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Meet our NERM 2020 General Chair

Introducing! Amber Charlebois


Dr. Amber Flynn Charlebois is an Assistant Professor and the Pre-health Advisor at Nazareth College. She received her B.S. Degree from Syracuse University, her PhD from the University of Buffalo, and continued as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has been teaching general, organic and biochemistry at the undergraduate level for 20 years where she has developed her research program to investigate the interaction of the small dye molecule, cresyl violet, with nucleic acids and the synthesis of stercobilin, a potential biomarker for childhood autism. During this time Dr. Charlebois has mentored more than 70 students in research projects, which has led to numerous student presentations at local, regional and national chemistry meetings. She is married to fellow chemist, Jay, and has four children: three of her own, Steven, Matthew and Victoria, and her niece, Kyra. She is very active in the American Chemical Society at both the local, regional and national levels. She is currently chair of both NERM 2020 (Rochester, NY) and the National Communications and Public Relations Committee. She is most excited to host NERM 2020 in Rochester to show off all the wonderful things this city has to offer. It is rich in chemistry, culture and creativity. She is looking forward to sharing this great little area of the country with her ACS colleagues.

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NERM 2020 Committee Members.

Announcing: National Historic Chemical Landmark Ceremony

The NERM 2020 Planning Committee is pleased to announce details about one of the most exciting events taking place as part of the Northeast Regional Meeting in 2020. The Eastman Kodak Company has been selected as a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The title of this recognition given by the American Chemical Society is “George Eastman, Kodak, and the Birth of Consumer Photography”.

A dedication ceremony to unveil the plaque designating the landmark will take place on Tuesday, October 20 at 4:30 PM at the Kodak Center. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us as we recognize the contributions of George Eastman and Kodak.

Later that evening, we will be hosting our Northeast Regional Awards Dinner. The dinner is sponsored by Kodak and scheduled to start at 6:00 PM. The dinner takes place in the Colonial Dining Room at The Kodak Center. The Awards Dinner is a ticketed event. Please, follow us on social media for more details and when tickets go on sale.

There is much to celebrate… We hope you can join us!

More Details about our Full Technical Program

NERM 2020 is proud to unveil more details about our full technical program. David McCamant (Academic), Silas Owusu-Nkwantabisah (Industrial) and John Pochan (Small Business) have been hard at work organizing topics and securing session organizers. Technical programming will take place in the meeting rooms at the Rochester Convention Center from October 18-21, 2020.

Our program is not yet in its final state. There are several sessions that need a session organizer to lead them. Don’t miss this great opportunity to be a part of something big! SIGN UP TODAY!

The broad topic areas we are covering at this Regional Meeting include:

See our full technical program page for more details.

At this point, our program has not been finalized. Sessions may be added or removed based on interest and support.

The countdown to NERM 2020 begins!

Seeing in fresh ways!

Get ready for one of the most popular meetings of scientists in the northeast… It’s ONE year away!

The Rochester Local Section of the ACS is hosting the Northeast Regional meeting in 2020. Save the date for October 18 through 21. The meeting theme is Focusing on the Future of Chemistry.

Here is a message from Amber Charlebois, our Planning Committee Chair.

Our meeting has opportunities for scientists in industry and academia at all levels. You don’t want to miss out!
So in the next year:

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