The Puerto Rico Section of the American Chemical Society is hosting the 73rd Southeastern Regional ACS meeting (SERMACS 2022), which will be held on October 19-22, 2022 in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico. The theme of the meeting is “CHEMISTRY TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE”. Our Local Section last hosted this meeting in 2009 with a record number of attendees and this year we are hoping to establish a new record.
Protein Dynamic Solutions, LLC (PDS) is focused on developing a platform technology for pre-clinical therapeutic protein selection by determining critical quality attributes such as stability, identifying the presence of aggregates, their size and mechanism. We are an NSF SBIR Phase II sponsored company located in Wakefield, MA. PDS is developing innovative technical approach to the validation of bioassays for immunogenicity and anti-drug antibody response prior
Las organizaciones Society for Applied Spectroscopy and The Coblentz Society and lanzado una iniciativa llamada Spectroscopists Helping Spectroscopists para ayudar a investigadores con equipo o instrumentación científica impactada por los huracanes Irma y María.
My name is Eloise Yount, and I am proud to say that I have the opportunity of conducting research at the UPRM in the interim period between my third and fourth years as an undergraduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I am pursuing a degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering, and with that degree I plan to lay the foundation for a career focused on sustainable technology/renewable energy development and implementation.
Dr. Ingrid Montes, Chemistry Professor from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Rio Piedras Campus, was reelected as the General Director of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Chemistry (ACS).
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Dr. Tamargo with her research group. Photo courtesy of Dr. Tamargo.
Dr. María Tamargo’s interest in science began as a young woman. She was first exposed to chemistry as a high school student, where she had the opportunity to study in Spain for a year. This opportunity sparked her desire to become a scientist and therefore, she decided to major in chemistry. For her undergraduate degree, María attended the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, where her parents were also professors. At the time, the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico did not offer a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. Recognizing her scientific talent, one of her professors encouraged María to transfer to the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras, where she completed her B.S. in Chemistry.
Between "Art, Science and Education." That was the theme for the outreach activity ACS on Campus, organized this past Friday, January 31, 2014, by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in collaboration with Dr. Ingrid Montes, Professor in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras and member of the Board of Directors of this organization.
Born in the mountainous central region of Puerto Rico, Johary Rivera-Meléndez was inspired to study chemistry through the urging of her high school chemistry teacher in Orocovis. However, after being accepted at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, it was the support she received from her professors that helped her keep that dream alive. “It has not been an easy journey, but I have had amazing people around me who have motivated me to keep on going,” says Rivera-Meléndez, who is pursuing a Ph.D.