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Chemistry faculty from around the University of Wisconsin System will converge on the UW Oshkosh campus Oct. 25-26 for the group’s 45th annual meeting.

The chemistry assembly is a long-standing tradition.

“Each year the UW System chemistry department colleagues gather to share best practices in teaching, learning and scholarship,” UW Oshkosh chemistry professor Jennifer Schuttlefield-Christus said of the event that rotates around the state. “This year is the first time since 2006 that it will be held at UW Oshkosh. We have colleagues from all over UW System attending.”

More than 60 people are registered, with opportunities to network and learn from chemistry colleagues while discussing research and pertinent topics.

The event includes a department chair breakfast, three keynote speakers and eight sessions on teaching and learning; safety; and integration of two- and four-year campuses.

A vendor and poster session will be held from 5 p.m. Friday until the 6 p.m. dinner at the Culver Family Welcome Center, 625 Pearl Ave.

UW Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt, who has a doctorate in chemistry, will welcome attendees.

UW-Madison professor Paul Voyles will give the plenary address 7-8 p.m. Friday, when he will review some of the evidence for spatially heterogeneous dynamics in supercooled liquids and describe some of the clever indirect experiments devised for measuring them. The plenary will be followed by a SCI-MIX session from 8 to 10 p.m., where conversations can continue around the posters and with vendors.

From 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Marisa Trapp, a senior environmental health specialist with the UW System Administration Office of Risk Management, will provide an overview on the upcoming UW System safety audit on laboratories.

Following her presentation, there will be several breakout sessions: Two-year/Four-year Campus Integration; Communicating Science in Teaching, Research and Outreach; Shared Equipment Access and the UW System Safety Audit.

A luncheon keynote address will be given from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday by Yijun Tang, associate professor in the UW Oshkosh chemistry department and 2019 Regents Scholar Award winner. He will speak on Polymer-Metal Composite in Glucose Detection.

Sponsors for the event include Pine Research, Bruker, Shimadzu, ThermoFisher, WiSys, Agilent, Vernier and VWR.

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