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Young Investigator's Symposium

The Division is now accepting nominations for speakers at the Young Investigator's Symposium to be held at the Fall 2015 ACS meeting. Appropriate candidates will be independent investigators who are no more than 10 years from graduate school or post-doctoral appointment, be a current researcher in a non-academic setting (e.g. industry, government or non-profit laboratory) and have demonstrated outstanding promise for future contributions to Organic Chemistry. A nomination letter should be written by the head of a department or division, and should highlight the scientist's promise, creativity, and productivity. Importantly, please also address the nominee's ability to present a 30 minute scientific talk at the Fall 2015 ACS meeting that contains a substantial amount of the scientist's own work, along with a very brief description of the talk's topic. A copy of the candidate's CV should also be included. We understand that certain settings may not encourage frequent publications, and accordingly, publication record will not be a primary criterion for an invitation to speak. As our goal is to put together a symposium of young, up-and-coming scientists from a range of backgrounds, organizations and industries, please suggest only one individual from your organizations. Nominations should be submitted electronically as a pdf file to Spencer Dreher ( by February 3, 2015. We expect to make invitations to speakers shortly thereafter.

Thanks for your support of this program, and for your willingness to help develop young scientists by providing them with opportunities to speak at a national meeting and to interact with other scientists. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Dreher.