What is it about the 100-year mark that makes celebrations so special? Whether it is a beloved relative’s 100th birthday or an organization’s centennial anniversary, much of what we honor is sheer tenacity.
This year, AACC International (AACCI) hit that milestone, and earlier this week, it gave itself a party worth remembering, along with reporting a lot of solid science. The big problem at the time that 11 milling chemists gathered at Kansas City on May 8, 1915, was uniformity in measurement. They decried the “grievous lack of system in the manner of reporting data.” The science certainly has advanced.