Note: This blog was originally posted on September 18, 2017 on www.manyconversations.org as part of One Book, Many Conversations, an international dialogue on reading George Orwell's 1984.
Shirley Lin, United States Naval Academy's blog
Greetings from Ithaca, NY, site of the ACS Northeast Regional Meeting (motto: The Finger Lakes Region Goes Green!). The hosts at Ithaca College did a fantastic job of organizing 2 days of outstanding presentations on inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, green polymers and more. The event was kicked off by a huge poster session featuring many undergraduate researchers and a plenary lecture by material scientist/chemical engineer Esther Takeuchi.