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NASEM Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology

March 3, 2021 - March 4, 2021

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The March 2021 Meeting of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology will take place March 3-4 in a virtual format.

The public is invited to attend the event in which experts will experts in chemistry and chemical engineering will convene to explore three emerging topics:

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in chemistry and chemical engineering
  • Vulnerabilities in U.S. chemical weapons detection, identification, and tracing
  • Undergraduate chemistry curriculums

For CBRNE Central readers who may be specifically interested in the chemical weapons portion of the meeting, theĀ session on Identifying and Accounting for Vulnerabilities in U.S. Chemical Weapons Detection, Identification, and Tracing Capabilities will be held Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:05 AM to 1:15 PM Eastern.

About the CW Session

Chemical weapons remain an ever-present, high level threat to domestic and global security despite international efforts to regulate the weaponization of chemical agents. The recent use of deadly chemical agents in alleged assassination attempts of civilian targets has elevated interest in and attention to these weapons. This heightened awareness underscores critical knowledge gaps in the development of chemical weapons detection and identification technologies. The targeted deployment of chemical agents also demonstrates the advantages of employing forensic chemistry to investigate and trace chemical weapons.

This session will explore the current state of the science in the field of chemical weapons detection, identification, and tracing, and will highlight opportunities for additional research in this space.

This event will be webcastĀ from the NASEM webpage. A reminder on how to view the event webcast will be sent to the email you use to register. A webcast recording will be made available following the event.


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
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