January Dinner Meeting: Tackling Grand Challenges in Chemistry

Origins of life; the fundamental nature of the chemical bond; chemistry of the brain; designing molecules for materials and function and then to be able to make them—these are only a few of the grand challenges facing chemists.  Join Dr. Kathy Covert, Program Director for the NSF Division of Chemistry primarily assigned to the Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI), to discuss some of the exciting new developments supported by the CCI at the January 6 CSW dinner meeting.

pic Covert Jan 2015-3To tackle these large and complex grand challenge problems, CCI supports nine centers.  Dr. Covert will highlight some of their work,including presentation of a few very brief but attractive and informative videos designed for the general public.

Kathy Covert is a Program Director for the NSF Division of Chemistry, primarily assigned to the Centers for Chemical Innovation. She has been with the NSF since 2000. She received her Ph.D.  from Cornell University, with a specialization in synthetic inorganic chemistry.

  • Date:  Wednesday, January 6, 2016
  • Time:  6:00 p.m. social hour/check-in/dinner, 7:00 p.m. speaker
  • Cost:  $28 (Members and Guests), $14 (Students)
  • Location:  ACS Hach Building, Marvel Hall, 1155 Sixteenth St. NW, Washington, DC 20036

RSVP by noon on Monday, January 4, 2016 to [email protected] or by phone at 202-659-2650. Please provide the names in your party when you RSVP.  The public is invited to attend.

Menu: Catering will be provided by Food Fare and will feature a buffet of lasagna (meat and vegetable option), with a Caprese platter, garlic Italian loaf, and dessert.

If you need any further information or would like to make a reservation, please contact the CSW office at [email protected] or call 202-659-2650.