Sunday, July 20, 2008

2008 Big Events in Science

Las Vegas will host a handful of special events this summer and fall that will be unique and offer a great opportunity for Las Vegans to attend some incredible meetings.

August 6, 2008
Biotechnology Day at UNLV

A full day of displays of undergraduate research, speakers, a joint luncheon with Nevada Biotechnology & Bioscience, a special presentation from the National Science Foundation and tours of UNLV’s Genomics laboratory.

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August 19, 2008
National Clean Energy Summit at UNLV

Senator Harry Reid, UNLV and the Center for American Progress Action Fund are putting a day-long clean energy summit at UNLV’s Cox Pavilion. Reid said that he believes Nevada can be a world leader in the renewable energy industry because of its rich solar, wind and geothermal resources. As the Majority Leader, clean energy and Nevada’s central role in this revolution will be a top legislative priority of his for the next Congress. Some of the speakers include luminaries such as former President Bill Clinton, energy developer T. Boone Pickens, former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano and Colorado Governor Bill Ritter.

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August 20, 2008

UNLV’s 2nd Annual Renewable Energy Symposium

The 2008 UNLV Renewable Energy Symposium will be presented by UNLV’s Office of Strategic Energy Programs and co-sponsored by the Division of Research and Graduate Studies. UNLV faculty will give presentations on hydrogen fuel storage, solar-thermochemical production of hydrogen, catalyst production for the biodiesel industry, micro-algae as a possible solution to capture CO2 from coal burning power plants and turning algae into biodiesel. The US and Nevada Forest Services and a private company will present on Bio-Energy. Nevada Power will talk about meeting the renewable energy requirements of Nevada. The event is open to researchers, educators, students, policy makers, the private-sector and the public. This symposium is one of several events that will take place at UNLV during the week of August 18 to 22.

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September 23-27, 2008

American Chemical Society - 42nd Western Regional Meeting

The Southern Nevada Section of the American Chemical Society and the Two Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3) are hosting the American Chemical Society - 42nd Western Regional Meeting. Researchers from around the country, including a large number from UNLV will be presenting on a number of subjects such as Radiochemistry and Radiation Detection, Future Energy Sources and Material Science, Biomedical and Cancer Research, Organic Chemistry/Natural Products, Environment/water research and Chemistry Education to be held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino.

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October 8-10, 2008

1st Annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference

The Southern Nevada Water Authority, the EPA's WaterSense program and other international organizations are hosting the largest conference of its kind in the world.
The WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition will be the premier venue for showcasing new water-efficiency technology to industry and business from around the globe. The seminars and exhibit hall are open to the public. It will be held Oct. 8-10, 2008, at the South Point Hotel & Casino.See more information at