Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

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Kalamazoo National Historic Chemical Landmark

Thursday 16 May 2019

$20 per person
Thursday 16 May 2019 18:00-22:00 → Banquet/Reception/Reunion
Friday 17 May 2019 8:00-17:00 → Dedication Ceremony/Chemistry Symposiuam

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Join our local chemistry community of colleagues, friends and families to celebrate the 1950-1990 steroid chemistry work of Kalamazoo scientists achieving National Historic Chemical Landmark status.

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May 16, 2019 6-10 pm, Arcadia Ballroom, Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel

  • Dinner, cash bar, recognition of the steroid work and scientists
  • Speakers include Dr. Eric Matteson (Mayo Clinic), Ms. Bonnie Charpentier (ACS President), Mr. Don Parfet (Upjohn Company)
  • Tickets $20 via PayPal link (includes dinner, cash bar separate)
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Dedication Ceremony/Chemistry Symposium

May 17, 2019 8 am – 5 pm, Kalamazoo Valley Museum

  • Symposium: Chemistry in Kalamazoo – Past, Present and Future, with local industry and academia presenters, and Prof. Scott Denmark (Univ. of Illinois)
  • Presentation of historic landmark bronze plaque
  • Free and open to the public
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