The Department of Chemistry has announced that the 9th Annual Industry University Cooperative Chemistry Program Graduate Research in Chemistry Symposium will be held Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 2-4. The symposium will be three days this year instead of the traditional two days. The purpose of the symposium is to provide an overview to members of the chemical industry of current research in the department by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The overview is given in the form of oral and poster presentations. The program also includes oral presentations by members of the chemical industry. The presentations represent more than 30 research groups in the department. Topics include biological and natural chemistry; catalyst, polymers and energy; coordination chemistry and organometallics; instrumentation and spectroscopy; kinetic, mechanistic and structural studies; surface science and solid state chemistry; and chemical synthesis. The Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M has one of the largest graduate enrollments in the United States with more than 200 graduate students and nearly 90 postdoctoral fellows. Research activities resulted in more than 400 publications in 2000.