American Chemical Society (ACS) Pres. Nancy Jackson will be visiting Northeastern University next week to speak to students as part of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC).

IYC2011 is a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind.

The goal of this year-long event is to increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs, to encourage interest in chemistry among young people and to generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry.

On Feb. 22 at 2 p.m., Jackson will be visiting the department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology here at Northeastern University (115 Hurtig) to interact with our ACS student affiliates chapter and to answer their questions about ACS and IYC2011.

Professor Graham Jones, Department Chair noted that the leadership of ACS is correctly reaching out to younger members who will become the next generation of leaders in the field. Northeastern has developed a very strong reputation as a talent pool for the chemical industry, and its graduates influence the discipline as it continually evolves.
ACS is the largest scientific society in the word with 160,000 members. Jackson’s visit to Northeastern during IYC2011 is also a reflection on the success of the University’s student affiliates chapter, which recently won the “outstanding chapter” award from the ACS.