Emerging Technology Symposium Competition - Deadline: April 14th.



Dear Computational Chemists and friends,
 This message is to remind everyone that the fourth annual Emerging
 Technology Symposium will take place at the New York ACS National
 Meeting this Fall.  This COMP Division symposium is sponsored by
 Schrodinger, Inc who generously provides a $1,000 prize for the best
 presentation of the afternoon as determined by a panel of experts.
 Here's a copy of the announcement that's on the COMP Division website
 (http://membership.acs.org/C/COMP):
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 The Computers in Chemistry Division (COMP) of the ACS expects to hold
 the fourth annual Symposium on Emerging Technologies in
 ComputationalChemistry at the American Chemical Society National
 Meeting, New York City, USA, September 7-11, 2003. The objective of the
 symposium is to stimulate, reward, and publicize methodological advances
 in computational chemistry.
 The talks will be evaluated by a Panel of Experts based on the impact
 the research will have on the future of computational chemistry and
 allied sciences. The symposium will be ideal for presenting your latest
 and best research on new techniques and software development.
 Schrodinger, Inc., will again sponsor a $1000 prize for the best talk at
 the symposium.
 All are invited to participate. To participate, it is necessary to
 submit a regular short ACS abstract via http://oasys.acs.org/. It is
 also necessary to email a long (1000-word, text-only) abstract to the
 new organizer (Curt M. Breneman) by April 14, 2003. The talks must be
 original and not be repeats of talks at other ACS symposia. The long
 abstracts will be evaluated, and those individuals selected for an oral
 presentation at the symposium will be notified by the end of April.
 Applications for the Emerging Technologies Symposium that cannot be
 accepted will be rescheduled in one of the other COMP sessions at the
 meeting.
 Inquiries should sent to:
 Prof. Curt M. Breneman
 Department of Chemistry
 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 Troy, NY 12180
 E-mail: brenec[ AT ]rpi.edu
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 See you in the Big Apple!
 Curt Breneman
 RPI Chemistry