September 17, 2014 - Issue: Vol. 160, No. 133 — Daily Edition113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - 2nd Session
SENATE RESOLUTION 559--DESIGNATING THE WEEK BEGINNING ON OCTOBER 19, 2014, AS ``NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK''; Congressional Record Vol. 160, No. 133
(Senate - September 17, 2014)
Text available as:
Formatting necessary for an accurate reading of this text may be shown by tags (e.g., <DELETED> or <BOLD>) or may be missing from this TXT display. For complete and accurate display of this text, see the PDF.
[Pages S5705-S5706] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SENATE RESOLUTION 559--DESIGNATING THE WEEK BEGINNING ON OCTOBER 19, 2014, AS ``NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK'' Mr. COONS (for himself and Mr. Toomey) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to: S. Res. 559 Whereas chemistry is the science of basic units of matter and, consequently, plays a role in every aspect of human life; Whereas chemistry has broad applications, including food science, water quality, energy, sustainability, medicine, and electronics; Whereas the science of chemistry is vital to improving the quality of human life and plays an important role in addressing critical global challenges; Whereas innovations in chemistry continue to spur economic growth and job creation and have applications for a range of industries; [[Page S5706]] Whereas National Chemistry Week is part of a broader vision to improve human life through chemistry and to advance the chemistry enterprise and the practitioners of such enterprise for the benefit of communities and the environment; Whereas the purpose of National Chemistry Week is to reach the public with educational messages about chemistry in order to foster greater understanding and appreciation for the applications and benefits of chemistry; Whereas National Chemistry Week strives to stimulate the interest of young people, including women and underrepresented groups, in enthusiastically studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and in pursuing science-related careers that lead to innovations and major scientific breakthroughs; and Whereas students who participate in National Chemistry Week deserve recognition and support for their efforts: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) designates the week beginning on October 19, 2014, as ``National Chemistry Week''; (2) supports the goals of and welcomes the participants in the 27th annual National Chemistry Week; (3) recognizes the need to promote the fields of science (including chemistry), technology, engineering, and mathematics and encourage youth to pursue careers in such fields; and (4) commends the American Chemical Society and the partners of such society for organizing and convening events and activities surrounding National Chemistry Week each year. ____________________