ACS Rio Grande Valley Local Section

Activities

2010-National Chemistry Week, October 18, Dr. Jorge Gardea-Torresdey (UTEP Department of Chemistry Chair) gave a talk on why he became a chemist, Dr. Lourdes Echegoyen (UTEP COURI Director) gave a talk on ten molecules that have changed the last century, Dr. James Becvar (UTEP Chemistry Professor) and American Chemical Society Students presented the Chemistry Circus, and Dr. Dale Alexander (NMSU Emeritus Chemistry Professor) presented more explosive chemistry demonstrations.  The event ran from 12:45 to 4:15 p.m.  It was attended by more than 100 participants of all ages, and 65 people watching through the live video stream.

2009-The Rio Grande Valley Local Section was the host of the 65th Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, November 4-7, El Paso TX.