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Postpone the Spring Symposium

posted Mar 17, 2020, 4:09 PM by Great Plains Catalysis   [ updated Mar 17, 2020, 4:10 PM ]

As you are aware, COVID-19 is having a global impact and the WHO and the CDC have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Safety is always GPCS’s highest priority; the GPCS executive committee has decided to postpone the spring symposium to a later date (TBD) in summer 2020. Meanwhile, we remind the GPCS members to renew the membership, if you haven’t done so. Stay safe. 

- GPCS Executive Committee 

GPCS Award

posted Jan 30, 2020, 3:56 PM by Great Plains Catalysis   [ updated Jan 30, 2020, 3:56 PM ]

The deadline to submit the nomination package for the GPCS Award has been postponed to February 14th, 2020.

Call for GPCS Award 2020

posted Nov 8, 2019, 1:26 PM by Great Plains Catalysis   [ updated Nov 8, 2019, 1:27 PM ]

GPCS members are encouraged to nominate candidates for the GPCS Award before January 31, 2020.  See the Award Tab above for details.

ICC abstract deadline approaches

posted Oct 25, 2019, 8:19 PM by Great Plains Catalysis   [ updated Oct 25, 2019, 8:20 PM ]

We would like to remind you and your colleagues to submit abstracts to the 17th International Congress on Catalysis (17th ICC) to be held in San Diego during June 14-19, 2020. It will be 24 years since the last ICC was held in North America, in Baltimore in 1996. This will be our opportunities to showcase the novelty, depth and impact of catalysis research in North America. Please submit your proposed contributions in the form of a two-page abstract using an abstract template available on the submission website, The deadline for abstract submission is October 31, 2019.

GPCS 2020 Spring Syposium

posted Aug 11, 2019, 8:42 PM by Great Plains Catalysis   [ updated Aug 11, 2019, 8:42 PM ]

GPCS Spring Symposium 2020 will take place on Monday 5/11/2020 on the ISU Campus. The plenary talks will be given by Abhaya Datye, Susannah Scott, and the GPCS award winner.

Call for Nominations

posted Aug 1, 2019, 8:20 PM by Great Plains Catalysis   [ updated Aug 2, 2019, 8:02 AM ]

Great Plains Catalysis Society Officers’ Election

Call for Nominations

Now it's time to nominate candidates for the various positions within the Great Plains Catalysis Society. See below or details here.

Officers to be Elected and Terms

1.     President–elect (will be president in 2021)

2.     Secretary (2020-21)

3.     Treasurer (2020-21)

4.     Industrial Liaison (2020-21)

5.     Communications Director (2020-21)

6.     Three Directors (2020-21)

7.     NACS Representative (2020-2024)


Timeline for Election

1.     Call for Nominations for Each Position                August 1, 2019

2.     Last date to send nominations                           August 20, 2019

3.     Candidate names finalized by Exec Cmte                      Sept 1, 2019

4.     Candidate bios (100 words)                               Sept 10, 2019

5.     Start of Voting                                                  Sept 15, 2019

6.     End of Voting                                                    October 10, 2019

7.     Announcement of Officers                                 October 20, 2019


Nomination Procedure

1.     All current GPCS members can nominate another member for an Officer’s position.  Please note that a prospective candidate should become a member before being nominated.

2.     Please check with the candidate if s/he is willing to be nominated before submitting the name

3.     Self-nominations are welcome

4.     A person can be nominated for only one position

5.     Submit the nominee’s name and the position for which s/he is being nominated to Bala Subramaniam, Secretary, GPCS at

Contact Bala Subramaniam if you have any questions.

Abstract submission and registration

posted Mar 26, 2019, 11:27 AM by Great Plains Catalysis   [ updated Mar 26, 2019, 11:28 AM ]

Both early registration and abstract submission to the GPCS Spring meeting have been postponed to March 29. Please find more details here.

GPCS Spring Meeting

posted Mar 20, 2019, 5:14 PM by Great Plains Catalysis   [ updated Mar 20, 2019, 5:14 PM ]

GPCS has scheduled the second Spring Symposium on April 12, 2019 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma at Phillips 66 Research Center. Both early registration and abstract submission is due March 22. Please find more details here.

Brent Shanks Receives Inaugural GPCS Award

posted Feb 23, 2019, 8:22 PM by Great Plains Catalysis

The 2019 Great Plains Catalysis Society Award is presented to Professor Brent Shanks of Iowa State University.  Dr. Shanks is a visionary in the development of new materials to bridge the gap between biological catalysis and heterogeneous catalysis. He is the founder of three biorenewables-based start-up companies and has served as Director of the highly successful NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) for over a decade.  Dr. Shanks’s accomplishments as a scientist, entrepreneur, educator, and organizational leader epitomize the spirit of the Great Plains Catalysis Society Award, making him an exemplary honoree for the inaugural Award.

GPCS Award

posted Jan 3, 2019, 1:29 PM by Great Plains Catalysis   [ updated Jan 3, 2019, 1:30 PM ]

The deadline to submit the nomination package for the GPCS Award has been postponed to January 15th, 2019.

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