Schedule

Once you are registered, you will be able to access the participants list by using the conference app, no need to set up anything, just click on this link. You have also the opportunity to check the program in your own timezone and build your customized version by selecting the sessions that you are interested in.

Thursday, November 12th

Welcome Desk

8:00 -9:00 am: Information and welcome bag

Pike’s Peak Room

8:45 -9:00 am: Introduction to conference
Debbie C. Crans and Carlos Olivo-Delgado

Thursday, November 12th (MST)

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Pike's Peak room

  • Young Talent in the Rocky Mountain Region
    Young Investigator Symposium

    D. C. Crans, Organizer, Presiding
    C. J. Olivo-Delgado, G. G. Stanley, Presiding
  • Introduction to Young Talent in Rocky Mountain Region.
  • Effects of a dynamic local environment on the properties of chemical systems. R. Noriega
  • Toward noninvasive biomedical thermometry with cobalt-59 molecular NMR thermometers. J. Zadrozny
  • Manipulating flux in living cells with biocompatible catalysis D. Domaille
  • Coupled lipid miscibility and phosphotyrosine-driven protein condensation on membranes. J.K. Chung, W. Huang, C. Carbone, L.M. Nocka, A.N. Parikh, R.D. Vale, J.T. Groves
  • Elucidating the action of abused volatile organic solvent, toluene on the central reward pathway. A. Apawu, S.P. Callan, T.A. Mathews, S.E. Bowen
  • Partitioning of lead in plants, birds and arthropods found on the Colorado Smelter superfund site in Pueblo, Colorado. J. Carsella, E.K. Petersen, T. Schiffer, S. Staples, C. Varian-Ramos, M. Diawara
  • Lunch Plenary
    Safety in the Rockies

    D. C. Crans, Organizer, Presiding
  • Introduction.
  • Creating a culture of safety in academic laboratories. P.K. Dorhout
  • Standardizing risk management in laboratory and pilot plant facilities: A model. K. Johnson
  • Critical aspects of a robust potent compound containment program. A.K. Doane, R.I. Livingston
  • Sustainability Symposium
    In Rocky Mountains Region and Beyond

    G. G. Stanley, Organizer, Presiding
    E. Y. Chen, Presiding
  • Towards a circular plastics economy: Design principles and synthetic methodologies for sustainable plastics with tunable properties and chemical circularity. E.Y. Chen
  • Strong Lewis acids slow heterogeneous electron transfer to heterobimetallic ruanyl complexes. J.D. Blakemore
  • Replacing non-renewable carbon with bio-derived alternatives. A.D. Sutton
  • Systematic investigation of graft copolymers as compatibilizers in a poly(styrene)-poly(lactic acid) model system. O.N. Manahan, G. Miyake
  • Plastics upcycling – benefits in manufacturing. N. Rorrer
  • Bifunctional nickel and copper electrocatalysts for CO2 reduction and the oxygen evolution reaction. H. Pan, C. Barile
  • Extrinsic atom effects on the anodic properties of one-dimensional TiS2-xSex solid solutions. R. Weeks, E.J. Miller, L. Whittaker-Brooks
  • Highly active cationic Co(II) bisphosphine hydroformylation catalysts. G.G. Stanley

Thursday, November 12th (MST)

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Estes room

  • Senior Chemists Symposium
    Celebrating Senior Chemists in the Rocky Mountains and Flash Presentations

    D. C. Crans, Organizer
    M. B. Jacobs, R. Noriega, H. Zhao, Presiding
  • Introduction of Session.
  • Reflections on a career built on the foundations of chemistry: From polysaccharides to dementia. J.R. Bamburg
  • Consensus structures of the Mo(V) sites of sulfite-oxidizing enzymes derived from variable frequency pulsed EPR spectroscopy, isotopic labelling and DFT calculations. J. Enemark
  • Porphene: A heterocyclic analog of graphene. T. Magnera, P. Dron, M. Jovanovic, J. Bozzone, E. Miller, W. Bu, J. Michl
  • New two-dimensional organic frameworks for membrane separations. B.A. Parkinson, J.O. Hoberg, K. Li
  • Dynamics and structure of molecular fluids - a tribute to Branka M. Ladanyi. N.E. Levinger

Thursday, November 12th (MST)

  • 2:00 PM                         
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Horsetooth room

  • Young Talent in the Rocky Mountain Region
    Young Talent in Rocky Mountains and Flash Presentations

    D. C. Crans, Organizer
    C. C. Aldrich, C. J. Burrows, J. A. Latham, J. E. Sabol, Presiding
  • Introduction to Biomedical, Nanoscience, Bioanalytical Science and Protein Modifications.

Workshops

Thursday, November 12th (MST)

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Durango room

  • ACS Workshops
  • Opportunities for Chemists in the Federal Government
  • Careers in Industrial Chemistry: Identifying Your Role in the Industrial Value Chain

Thursday, November 12th (MST)

  • 9:00 AM                         

Devils Backbone room

  • ACS Workshop
  • Leadership: Fostering Innovation

Thursday, November 12th (MST)

  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 P.M                         

Red Rocks room

  • Empowering Academic Researchers to Strengthen Safety Culture

    organized by Jessica Martin (University of Conneticut)
    led by Sarah Zim (University of Chicago) and Jessica DeYoung (University of Iowa)
  • Safety workshop organized for graduate students.
    The American Chemical Society is sponsoring a program to help educate graduate students about lab safety culture and opportunities for promoting safety. The participants will be awarded a certificate for completion of the course (can be added on resumes).
    The purpose of this workshop is to help develop individualized plans for the creation or improvement of student safety programs. You can read more about the results of previous workshops in this Journal of Chemical Health and Safety (K. A. Miller and K. I. Tyler, Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, 2019, 1871-5532; https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.chas.8b26309).
    Other key topics include hazard assessment, risk management, safety management practices, and complementary top-down approaches. This workshop is primarily directed at graduate student issues, but faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.

Networking Area

6:00- 8:00 P.M: Safety Mixer and Meet the Regional and National ACS Board Members.

Friday, November 13th

Friday, November 13th (MST)

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Pike's Peak room

  • Senior Chemists Symposium
    Celebrating the Contributions of Senior Chemists in the Rocky Mountains Region

    D. C. Crans, Organizer
    E. L. Clennan, M. H. Rakowsky, Presiding
  • Introduction
  • Chemistry at the environmental water-air interfaces. V. Vaida
  • Redox revolutions on Earth and beyond. A. Anbar
  • Plasma assisted catalysis: New approaches focused on fundamental chemistry. E.R. Fisher
  • Effects of luteinizing hormone receptor expression level on receptor aggregation and function. D. Althumairy, J.M. Pace, D.A. Roess, B. Barisas
  • From boron hydrides to lanthanides and nuclear reactors to in vivo imaging. G.R. Eaton
  • Heli-acenes as templates for a torque-lock-propagate approach for the synthesis of configurationally-pure twisted-acenes. E.L. Clennan, J. Weber, S. Tannir
  • Lunch Plenary
    Iota Sigma Pi - Meitnerium Chapter and WCC Session

    D. C. Crans, Organizer, Presiding
    M. Braasch-Turi, J. K. Chung, B. A. Hernandez-Sanchez, Presiding
  • Session Introduction by Debbie Crans.
  • Reflections in water: Musings on my favorite molecule. N.E. Levinger
  • Vignettes from a career in medicinal chemistry. G.I. Georg
  • Anion coordination: Size, charge, and nexus with water. S. Pramanik, S. Kaur, S. Brunclik, V.W. Day, K. Bowman-James
  • Panel Introduction by Maggi Braasch-Turi and Bernadette Hernandez-Sanchez.
  • Iota Sigma Pi and WCC Panel. Academia: Nancy Levinger, Gunda Georg and Kristin Bowman-James; Industry Helen Gerhard and Jennifer Maclachlan and National Lab: Jaqueline Kiplinger
  • Medicinal Chemistry Symposium
    Medicinal and Bioinorganic Chemistry

    D. C. Crans, Organizer, Presiding
    C. C. Aldrich, C. I. Georg, Presiding
  • Introduction
  • Design of antibiotics to overcome resistance in mycobacteria. C.C. Aldrich
  • Inhibition of geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthesis by triazole bisphosphonates. A. Fairweather, D.B. Goetz, C.M. Schroeder, N.H. Bhuiyan, M.L. Varney, S.L. Haney, S.A. Holstein, D.F. Wiemer
  • Cellular kinetics of phosphoantigen prodrug forms. C.C. Hsiao, X. Huang, M. Schladetsch, N.A. Lentini, D.F. Wiemer, A.J. Wiemer
  • Inhibition of methyl transferases: The present and future. M.A. Brown, D.C. Crans
  • Small-molecule modulation of gene expression via DNA quadruplex structures. C.J. Burrows, A.M. Fleming
  • Optimization of the leads and synthesis of a ketohexokinase inhibitor clinical candidate. A.C. Smith
  • Discovery and development of BET bromodomain inhibitors for male non-hormonal contraception. G.I. Georg

Friday, November 13th (MST)

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Estes room

  • Medicinal Chemistry Symposium
    Medicinal and Biological Chemistry: Oral and Flash Presentations

    D. C. Crans, Organizer
    K. Bowman-James, M. B. Jacobs, A. C. Smith, A. J. Wiemer, Presiding
  • Introduction to the Biomedical and Biological Symposium.
  • “Water-mimicking” ionic liquids for lipase activation and enzymatic polymerization.H. Zhao
  • General Papers
    Oral and Flash Presentations

    D. C. Crans, Organizer
    K. Kitzmiller, N. E. Levinger, C. J. Olivo-Delgado, M. Weinrich, Presiding
  • Chemical Education.
  • Artificial intelligence tool for accessible chemistry education. J. Watters, F. Jiang, A.A. Hill, M. Weinrich
  • Designing a culturally inclusive STEM and health research training program for Native American students. N. Lee, J. Lee
  • Tracking information literacy in science students: A longitudinal study of skills retention through the chemistry curriculum. J.D. Knight, M. Bruehl, D. Pan
  • Can students learn chemistry without midterm exams?. D.J. Weiss, P. McGuire, W. Clouse, R. Wrobel
  • Multiple ways to virtually engage students in chemistry labs. A.S. Smeltzer Schwab

Friday, November 13th (MST)

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Horsetooth room

  • Young Talent in the Rocky Mountain Region
    Young Investigator

    D. C. Crans, Organizer
    A. M. Morey, S. S. Rocks, G. G. Stanley, A. K. Van Orden, Presiding
  • Introduction by session chair.
  • New synthetic methodology enabled by base-promoted proton, electron and halogen transfer processes. J. Bandar
  • General Papers
    Oral, Flash, and Safety Presentations

    D. C. Crans, Organizer
    J. Carsella, R. Noriega, G. G. Stanley, H. Zhao, Presiding
  • Introduction to Session: Career Advancement, Safety and ACS assistence.
  • OStand up to stand out: Self-advocacy for the reluctant. S. Morris
  • How to convince others (that safety is important and that you’re serious about it). J.A. Kaufman
  • Spotlight on the laboratory safety team workshops. J.A. Martin
  • Chemical business networking with SCHB. J.E. Sabol, G.W. Ruger, J. Skinner, A. Kantak, D.J. Deutsch, J.L. Maclachlan
  • South Dakota mines ACS student chapter: Promoting green chemistry concepts through outreach demonstrations and hands-on activities. K. Ly, L.C. Cutler, K.D. Barz
  • Discussion.

Pikes Peak Room

6:00- 8:00 P.M: Award Presentation Mixer; Regional Awards and “Video talk awards”.