In celebration of National Chemistry Week, Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP) and Northwestern’s Undergraduate Chemistry Council will host a free viewing party of American Chemical Society’s ‘Program in-a-Box Marvelous Metals’ on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. CST. The live, interactive online program will include a guest appearance and Q&A by CLP member Thomas J. Meade, PhD (Chemistry, Molecular Biosciences, Neurobiology, and Biomedical Engineering).

Thomas J. Meade, PhD (Chemistry, Molecular Biosciences, Neurobiology, and Biomedical Engineering

Thousands of students and early career chemists from around the world are expected to join to learn how chemists are developing new technologies using metals at the intersection of organic and inorganic chemistry. From innovations in medical imaging and theranostics to fundamental changes to the way we create everyday necessities like clothing, food, and energy, Meade and Vy M. Dong, PhD, Full Professor of Natural Sciences, University of California, Irvine, will demonstrate how we can harness the power of our “marvelous metals.” What to Expect

  • A live interactive video broadcast featuring presentations and Q&A with experts in organometallic chemistry.
  • Professor Vy Maria Dong will discuss the importance of organic chemistry processes to the industries that power modern society and how she is using metals to create improved reagents, catalysts, and strategies for a more sustainable and greener future.
  • Professor Thomas J. Meade will define molecular imaging, what it can currently do in the clinic, and how his “bioactivated” or “conditionally activated” probes could revolutionize how we diagnose and even treat patients during the diagnostic phase.
  • The first to answer “Marvelous Metal Trivia” on Twitter with #ACSPIB will get a shout out live on-air!
  • Opportunity to meet thousands of fellow students and professionals around the world on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by posting with the event hashtag #ACSPIB.
  • Raffle prizes, handouts, and other ACS resources.
  • Free pizza, snacks, treats and beverages!

Space for the viewing party is limited. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can’t make it to the party? Watch the program from the comfort of your own home or dorm community room. Follow #ACSPIB on Twitter and Instagram and go to to check-in as an individual to watch the live broadcast beginning at 5:45pm CST on October 22nd, 2019.

Please contact Lisa La Vallee,, if you have any questions, or wish to learn more.