UW-Madison to Host UW System Chemistry Faculties Meeting

The UW-Madison Department of Chemistry will host the UW System Chemistry Faculties Meeting on Oct. 23-24. The conference, which draws faculty and staff participants from all UW System campuses, is in its forty-second year. Each campus takes turns organizing and hosting the annual event.

Conference attendees share promising teaching practices, discuss the latest chemistry research, and network with one another — all in an effort to strengthen the bonds between UW System campuses.

The keynote speakers are Professor Fleming Crim, and Professor Bassam Shakhashiri.  Crim is a UW-Madison chemistry faculty member, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the current assistant director of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Shakhashiri, who is also a UW-Madison chemistry faculty member, is known worldwide for his books on chemical demonstrations. He directs the Wisconsin Initiative for Science Literacy, is a past president of the American Chemical Society, and is a past director of the National Science Foundation Education Directorate.

A poster session on Friday evening will feature posters on a variety of chemistry- and teaching-related topics. Poster presentation abstracts are due Oct. 9.

Registration is $20 and may be completed in advance or at the door upon arrival.

“Our department is very excited about hosting this meeting,” says Professor John Wright, who is the conference chair. “Many of my colleagues are looking forward to meeting and interacting with colleagues from all of the UW System campuses. Industrial sponsors have been unusually generous and have allowed us to keep registration costs very low.”

For more information and to register, visit uwscfm.chem.wisc.edu.