International Year of Chemistry 2011 Activities - United States Activities from the International Year of Chemistry 2011 Oil Chemistry and Its Effects on Our Daily Lives In conjunction with its 101st Annual Meeting & Expo, AOCS will bring Monsanto’s Crop Analytics Mobile Laboratory (CAML) to Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona, Thursday, May 13, 2010. The chemistry classes for secondary students will visit the laboratory to see real-life laboratory applications and to learn about oil chem Mr. Jeffry Newman Sat, 13 Feb 2010 20:35:20 -0000 Super Science Saturday: Celebrating Chemistry – Past, Present, Future This event will provide educational activities and opportunities for students and their families to experience the science of chemistry. These activities will focus on understanding the foundational elements of pure chemistry, its connections with the other sciences and our culture, and the career opportunities available. Mrs. Kathy Agee Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:59:02 -0000 Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security Educational Materials for International Audiences These educational materials outline chemical laboratory management best practices, including enhanced safety and security in the use, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals. The materials include a reference book, instructors guide, laboratory signs, and more. Will be available in Arabic, English, French, and Indonesian. Dr. Tina Masciangioli Fri, 25 Jun 2010 21:20:06 -0000 Pittcon 2011 Pittcon is the world’s annual premier Conference and Exposition on laboratory science, which attracts nearly 17,000 attendees from industry, academia and government from 90 countries worldwide. Proceeds from Pittcon fund science education and outreach at all levels, kindergarten through adult. Miss Pamela McDonald Mon, 21 Jun 2010 17:34:01 -0000 Chem Ed 2011 conference for chemistry educators The 21st biennial conference for chemistry educators at the high school level. Demonstrations and some of the speaker sessions will be open to the public as well. Pat Vance Tue, 06 Jul 2010 20:20:15 -0000 InformexUSA 2011- "The Chemistry Business Exchange" InformexUSA - the proven fine, specialty and custom chemical trade show, will celebrate its 27th anniversary in 2011. Join us at the premier annual event bringing together motivated buyers and sellers chemical industry February 7-10, 2011 in Charlotte, NC. Marybeth Petescia Wed, 11 Aug 2010 18:02:33 -0000 The 50th Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition (EAS) is the world's leading community for analytical chemists seeking the highest quality education and career development. Mr David Russell Wed, 18 Aug 2010 03:19:58 -0000 Elemental Matters: Artists Imagine Chemistry Elemental Matters: Artists Imagine Chemistry, an exhibition in the Hach Gallery at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, features seven contemporary artists whose artwork responds to the elements, the seminal building blocks of all matter. Ms Shelley Geehr Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:59:27 -0000 New Zealand Mint To design and mint a range of 1oz Silver & 1oz Gold Commemorative Legal Tender coins to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry. Chris Kirkness Thu, 09 Sep 2010 22:59:52 -0000 U. S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Dear Colleague Letter Opportunities for grant supplements. Mr. Paul Spyropoulos Fri, 17 Sep 2010 21:12:00 -0000 The American Chemical Society's IYC 2011 website As part of the IYC-2011 initiative, the American Chemical Society has sponsored a website to promote chemistry to the general public and assist interested users in finding and sponsoring outreach activities in 2011. This website is a single-source portal containing the ACS' contribution to this truly global celebration. Liezl Perez Mon, 20 Sep 2010 19:17:19 -0000 Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the ACS - MARM 2011 One of the largest annual regional meetings of the American Chemical Society covering NY, NJ, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virgina and DC, featuring hot topics in Chemistry, sessions for chemists from industry and academia to present recent work, career development seminars, awards banquets, networking -- and fun! Dr Paul Tukey Fri, 24 Sep 2010 22:38:00 -0000 Chemicals enhance our lives - awareness initiative Original informational posters about chemicals that are of concern in our environment will be posted around our school. T-shirts with the IYC logo will be available. We have decorated the light shades in our school with ball and stick diagrams of molecules using gel paper and tape. Dianna Guise Fri, 01 Oct 2010 15:08:42 -0000 Symposium: International Women in Science, Challenges and Triumphs The WCC is organizing a symposium featuring seven successful women scientists who will discuss the challenges of being educated and working in the global chemicl enterprise during the National ACS Meeting in Anaheim CA. Judith Cohen Fri, 01 Oct 2010 15:58:56 -0000 ExcipientFest Americas 2011 ExcipientFest attracts Pharmaceutical Scientists from the Americas and around the world to a unique two day forum for cutting-edge scientific developments. ExcipientFest features Educational Conferences, Workshops and Academic Poster Session. It is also a great event for networking. Mrs. Marisol Perez Tue, 05 Oct 2010 14:35:47 -0000 The Chemical Heritage Foundation's Year-long IYC 2011 Celebration Throughout 2011 the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) will produce events and programs to further the goals of the International Year of Chemistry. Monica Fonorow Thu, 14 Oct 2010 22:19:55 -0000 Journal of Chemical Education Throughout 2011, each issue of the Journal of Chemical Education will include articles related to the International Year of Chemistry, with special emphasis on resources and activities for use by science educators at all levels. Alice Teter Thu, 21 Oct 2010 22:23:29 -0000 Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions Prominent leaders from industry and academia, will gather at CHF to participate in a panel discussion on the pressing issues of energy, water, food, and human health. Monica Fonorow Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:27:56 -0000 You Be The Chemist Challenge The YBTC Challenge is a fun and innovative academic competition that grade 5-8 students in learning about important chemistry concepts, discoveries, and chemical safety. Challenge competitions are exciting events that take place across the country, encouraging the collaboration of community organizations, schools, and and the Ms. Laurel Brent Tue, 09 Nov 2010 12:16:39 -0000 ACS National Meetings & Exposition Join us next year for our National Meetings offering scientific professionals a platform to present, publish, discuss and exhibit the most exciting research discoveries and technologies in chemistry and its related disciplines. Liezl Perez Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:20:24 -0000 Chemistry in the Science Museum Bring chemistry into the local Science Museum at no extra cost for all visitor. The Chemistry Demo are lined up with the California Science Curriculum Standards. The demos are carried out by undergraduates in order to spark their interest in Chemistry Education Petra Van 't slot Wed, 20 Oct 2010 03:32:08 -0000 Texas Christian University Library IYC Book Display This book display will feature chemistry books on a variety of topics. The display will be in the lobby of the Texas Christian University Library in Fort Worth, Texas. Also included will be information on using chemistry information resources, both print and online. This display will be available January-February, 2011. Jeffrey Bond Fri, 19 Nov 2010 16:50:12 -0000 Younger Chemist International Video Cartoon video depicting a world without chemistry and the challenges faced without the transforming power of chemistry. Video done with levity to engage young people and to highlight IYC 2011. The IYC 2011 slogan Chemistry - Our Life, Our Future is translated into a dozen languages to reach as many people as possible. Dr Michael Hurrey Mon, 22 Nov 2010 02:53:19 -0000 American Chemical Society's IYC Bulletin Distributed monthly, the IYC Bulletin is intended to reach out to those individuals involved in grassroots promotion of the IYC in order to share information, resources, and best practices for the planning and execution of IYC programs, events, and initiatives. Liezl Perez Mon, 22 Nov 2010 14:41:36 -0000 Essential2Life 5k This race is designed to highlight the role of chemistry as “essential2life”. The race will benefit the American Red Cross, whose services are likewise essential. The event includes the 5K run, a 3K walk, a “kids sprint,” a fair to showcase our companies, raffle prizes and various educational and entertainment activities. Elvin Montero Mon, 22 Nov 2010 21:29:21 -0000 2011 Boulder Laboratories Postdoctoral Poster Symposium Early career researchers (postdoctoral students, graduate students and undergraduate students), who are doing research in the Boulder Laboratories, make poster presentations to a broad audience on June 22, 2011. Special recognition is awarded for Outstanding Presentations. Dr. Joseph Magee Wed, 24 Nov 2010 00:11:16 -0000 Renewing the Heritage of Chemistry in the 21st Century Conversations on the Preservation, Presentation and Utilization of Sources, Sites and Artefacts will take place during this Symposium of the Commission on the History of Modern Chemistry (CHMC) in Conjunction with the IUPAC-UNESCO International Year of Chemistry, 2011, Paris, 21-24 June 2011 Jeffrey Allan Johnson Sun, 28 Nov 2010 18:18:30 -0000 15th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference & International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry Hosting the 15th annual GC&E conference in partnership with the 5th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry in Washington, D.C., June 21-23, featuring one, unified program. This event will be kicked-off by the 16th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards on Monday evening, June 20, 2011. Dr. Robert Peoples Mon, 29 Nov 2010 18:11:38 -0000 Solar Fuels: Catalysis and Photoconversion SERC is hosting its second annual symposium on January 13 - 14, 2011, on the Campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lars Sahl Wed, 01 Dec 2010 18:51:08 -0000 Science Saturday - Celebrating IYC2011 Hands-on science experiments for children are among the many activities planned for area residents during this year's celebration of the International Year of Chemistry (2011). The event is an outreach program hosted by the Southwest Georgia section of the American Chemical Society and Valdosta State University College of Arts Linda De la garza Wed, 08 Dec 2010 18:00:32 -0000 Celebrate the IYC with Taylor and Francis Group/CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group/CRC Press will be celebrating the IYC through a number of promotions, giveaways, awards, and the launch of our new Chemistry Arena website. Andrea Grant Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:40:51 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Oak Ridge, TN, USA Bring women in chemistry together for a breakfast networking meeting on 18 January 2011 in the week prior to the launch of IYC. Deanna Pickel Thu, 16 Dec 2010 15:34:31 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Richland, WA USA The Women Sharing a Chemical Moment in Time event in Richland, WA USA will be held at the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (EMSL) auditorium starting at 8:00 am PST on January 18th. During the event there will be short presentations about IYC, importance of STEM mentors, and the rich radio chemistry in this region. Janet Bryant Mon, 20 Dec 2010 20:46:57 -0000 Networking Breakfast - NSW Australia This event will be a part of the "Sharing a Chemical Moment in Time at an International Networking Breakfast" Edwina Hine Tue, 21 Dec 2010 06:47:42 -0000 Profiles of chemists around the world in Chemical & Engineering News In celebration of the International Year of Chemistry, Chemical & Engineering News magazine will be running monthly profiles of American Chemical Society members from around the world. The profiles will run in the last issue of every month, starting in January. Read these profiles at Linda Wang Tue, 21 Dec 2010 18:20:33 -0000 Networking Lunch - Berkeley, California, USA The California Department of Toxic Substances Control will host the chemists of its Environmental Chemistry Laboratory for a networking lunch, roundtable discussion and sharing of experiences that brought them into chemistry. Jim Wasserman Thu, 23 Dec 2010 17:40:24 -0000 International Year of Chemistry Celebration in The Dalles, Oregon This activity is an IYC celebration through the Mid-Columbia Christian Homeschool Association in The Dalles, OR. The celebration will be a chance for students and parents to join in celebrating IYC, while participating in hands-on chemistry activities and enjoying chemistry-related snacks. Erica Jacobsen Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:42:30 -0000 Networking Breakfast (for Dinner) - Bloomfield, NJ, USA The Metro Women's Chemist Committee will have our first event of the year on Tuesday January 18th - Breakfast for Dinner. We will be joining women from around the world as participants in "Women Sharing a Chemical Moment in Time" as part of the International Year of Chemistry Celebration. Sarah Carberry Mon, 03 Jan 2011 16:15:22 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY Women with a background in one of the chemical science or engineering disciplines will meet for breakfast to network and talk about their experiences as women in chemistry. Students and post-docs are especially encouraged to attend. Dr. Kimberley Elcess Thu, 06 Jan 2011 14:16:51 -0000 Call for Expert Authors: Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) The EoE seeks chemistry experts to author defensible articles in their disciplines. Authors write articles and collaborate and review other Contributor's work. EoE is a free, fully searchable collection of content on the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. Also, we are seeking Topic Editors. Dr. Sidney Draggan Fri, 07 Jan 2011 12:36:25 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Boston, Massachusetts, USA Following the lead of Mary Garson's activity "Women Sharing a Chemical Moment in Time", the Boston University Women in Chemistry are hosting a breakfast to bring together local chemistry women for a breakfast networking meeting on 18 January 2011 in the week prior to the launch of IYC. Emily Welsch Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:57:54 -0000 Cape Cod Science Cafe-An International Year of Chemistry Kick-Off Event Come to the Cape Cod Science Cafe-An International Year of Chemistry Kick-Off Event. Socialize with neighbors, ACS members, local Twitter folks and learn from a Chemist's perspective how to Protect the Cape Cod Water Supply. Light appetizers and soft drinks are provided. Cash bar. Jennifer Maclachlan Fri, 07 Jan 2011 19:56:12 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Richmond, VA, USA Women at Afton Chemical are joining the initiative "Women Sharing a Chemical Moment in Time" by holding an internal networking breakfast on January 18, 2011. Stephanie Mabry Fri, 07 Jan 2011 20:58:40 -0000 A Special Issue of Chemistry International Magazine Devoted to Marie Curie IUPAC has published a special issue of Chemistry International magazine devoted entirely to Marie Curie. This special 48-page, 12 article issue (Jan-Feb 2011 CI, vol. 33, issue 1) will be distributed widely throughout the year beginning with the Opening Ceremony in Paris on January 27. Mr. Chris Brouwer Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:01:51 -0000 Pure and Applied Chemistry Recognizes the “Hand of Youth” in Shaping Chemistry The January 2011 issue of Pure and Applied Chemistry (PAC) features a collection of articles from past winners of the IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists, from inception of this annual competition in 2000 up to 2009. Mr. Chris Brouwer Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:48:17 -0000 A Taste of Chemistry Join us while we explore the world of food through chemistry.  Sample the different ways chemistry is used to prepare, test, package and clean food products through demonstrations and hands-on experimentation.  Presented by Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity for Girl Scouts Allison Moore Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:40:52 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Midland, Michigan, USA A drop-in networking breakfast to celebrate International Year of Chemisty and for women to share a chemical moment in time. Deidre Strand Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:23:40 -0000 People to People Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Delegation to Brazil Travel to Brazil with Nancy B. Jackson, Ph.D., and Russell J. Boyd, Ph.D., in May 2011 as a member of the People to People Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Delegation. A unique collaboration between the American Chemical Society, the Chemical Institute of Canada, and People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs will al Liezl Perez Tue, 11 Jan 2011 18:38:40 -0000 NESACS Celebrates IYC During 2011, the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS) will sponsor meetings, lectures, seminars, science cafés, and outreach activities to young people and the general public in order to celebrate IYC within Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Morton Hoffman Tue, 11 Jan 2011 18:56:58 -0000 View the ACS' IYC Webinar Did you miss our recent IYC webinar? If so, view the recorded webinar to get tips, find resources and activities you or your local section can engage in to celebrate IYC 2011. Liezl Perez Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:58:35 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA This is a breakfast for women chemists and other women scientists to gather to learn about twice-Nobelist Marie Curie and to network together to celebrate women in science. Dr. Penny j. Gilmer Wed, 12 Jan 2011 03:08:52 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Dow Chemical Company, Spring House, PA, USA Dow Chemical WIN Spring House and site manager Dr. Dave Greenley will host a networking breakfast in the Cafeteria Atrium featuring a global “handshake” via teleconference to other participants at 8:00 a.m EST, January 18 2011. Dr Janet Windisch Wed, 12 Jan 2011 22:01:00 -0000 Undergraduates Collaborating for the Future A symposium solely for undergraduate students that gives them the opportunity to present their research work in an oral format at major national meeting. Presentations cover a broad spectrum of the chemical sciences: environmental chemistry, chemical engineering, synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry. Elmer Ledesma Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:26:33 -0000 IYC2011 at the University of St. Thomas, Houston TX A lecture to introduce IYC 2011 to the University of St. Thomas community and the general public. Elmer Ledesma Thu, 13 Jan 2011 18:54:20 -0000 Networking Breakfast - Bryn Mawr, PA, USA Women Sharing a Chemical Moment in Time Tina Morgan Ross Thu, 13 Jan 2011 20:56:20 -0000 IYC Postage Stamp Central A collection of IYC-related stamps issued during 2011. Dr. Daniel Rabinovich Fri, 14 Jan 2011 17:39:50 -0000 Ethical, Legal and Societal Implications of Early Adoption of Nanotechnology The Spring Southeastern Pennsylvania Section of ACS (SEPSACS) and AIChE joint Meeting and celebration of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 Thursday, February 3, 2011 Venue: The Technology Council of Central PA Dr. Anis Rahman Wed, 12 Jan 2011 20:43:11 -0000 Networking Breakfast – Cordis Corporation, Spring House, PA, USA Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Company, will host a networking breakfast at their Spring House facility featuring a global “handshake” via teleconference to other participants at 8:00 a.m EST, January 18 2011. Judith Cohen Sun, 16 Jan 2011 03:17:31 -0000 Blogging Famous Chemists from the Smithsonian Institution's Collections From January through March 2011, the Smithsonian Institution Archives will be blogging about images of chemists (both famous and relatively unknown) found in our collections, and posting new images of women scientists to the Flickr Commons. Catherine Shteynberg Fri, 14 Jan 2011 19:22:24 -0000 Chemistry Council of New Jersey The Spring Conference is a major New Jersey industry event that provides chemistry companies and affiliated groups an opportunity to network, learn about the latest developments affecting their business, get updates on legislative and regulatory issues, participate in seminars directly related to their businesses. Elvin Montero Wed, 19 Jan 2011 20:58:24 -0000 I&EC Division Graduate Student Award Symposium A new Symposium at the 2011 Denver meeting where graduate students in the Chemical Sciences may present their research and compete for awards from the I&EC Division. This event allows aspiring chemical professionals to disseminate their research to the global professional community. Dr. Michael Matthews Thu, 20 Jan 2011 17:33:52 -0000 Mediaplanet Business of Chemistry Publication In honor of The Year of Chemistry, Mediaplanet will be publishing an 8-16 page section titled “The Business of Chemistry” to be distributed within the Washington Post newspaper in Washington, DC on March 30th. Sara Quigley Thu, 20 Jan 2011 17:36:06 -0000 Seminole County Regional Science, Math & Engineering Fair Regional (county-wide) science fair that includes the best projects from public, private and home school students grades 6-12 in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science, and other scientific and technical areas as well as mathematics. Michele Mingoia Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:25:41 -0000 Science Enrichment Program: Chemistry The activity is a six week Science Enrichment Program for grades 3 - 8 cognitively-gifted students focusing each week on one of the following areas of chemistry: organic, analytical, inorganic, physical, biochemistry, and polymer/materials science. Dr. Chris Ciolli Tue, 25 Jan 2011 14:10:58 -0000 Chemistry--Our Life, Our Future The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is celebrating the International Year of Chemistry to acknowledge the achievements of chemistry, its contributions to the well-being of humankind, and what the future may hold. Kim Klyberg Thu, 27 Jan 2011 17:52:57 -0000 Green and Sustainable Chemistry and Green Engineering The premier green chemistry & engineering conference in the USA. More than 25 topic areas. Confirmed keynotes include Paul Anastas (US EPA), Janine Benyus (The Biomimicry Institute), H. Fisk Johnson (SC Johnson Company, Inc.), Ei-ichi Negishi, Nobel Laureate (Purdue University), and Martyn Poliakoff (Nottingham University). Joyce Kilgore Tue, 01 Feb 2011 09:56:57 -0000 GA/GI Festival --Eco, Art and Technology Indie Venue to showcase unique people, projects and programs in the eco, art and technology industries - Event April 1-2 Chirstine Bethea Fri, 04 Feb 2011 03:00:31 -0000 A Series of Early Chemistry Experiments and Demonstrations for New Science Teachers Short videos demonstrating simple chemistry experiments for young science students and new or student science teachers or youth activity leaders. This web content is intended to show interested parties how to cross link polymers, transfer copper ions, decalcify the shell of an egg, etc. safely and cheaply. Mr. Daniel Menelly Fri, 04 Feb 2011 19:00:26 -0000 Student Outreach Event As a part of the joint 15th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/5th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemstry, an outreach event will be conducted for metro Washington, DC 4th -7th grade students. They will learn about basic green chemistry and engineering concepts by conducting live experiments. Joyce Kilgore Fri, 04 Feb 2011 22:59:34 -0000 Year Long Activities Promoting Chemistry Our chapter (Beta Gamma, UCLA) of the National Co-Ed Chemistry Fraternity, Alpha Chi Sigma, has been involved with numerous activities promoting chemistry in the past years, and will continue this year as well. Our events for this year include community outreach, research lecture series and Undergraduate Research Poster Day. Christine Dimirjian Sat, 05 Feb 2011 19:44:53 -0000 Chemistry Principles in Action This activity aims to promote interesting chemistry principles in two ways: 1) demonstrations to Pre-K to 8th graders by my high school chemistry students; and 2) teacher-created webquests as classroom tools for instruction. Gwynneth Graciela Carla Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:16:01 -0000 Chemical Safety and Security Officer Trainings Good Chemical Safety and Security practices in universities, laboratories and industry are critical to improving the reputation of the chemical profession, and the image of chemistry with the public. We hold trainings and workshops in developing countries to share best practices in chemical safety and security. Dr. Pauline Ho Tue, 08 Feb 2011 23:56:49 -0000 The Chemistry Enterprise: Do We Have a Future, or What? A presentation by Dr. William Carroll, past president (2005) of the American Chemical Society. Elmer Ledesma Wed, 09 Feb 2011 21:28:26 -0000 Lithography of Polymer Nanostructures on Glass for Teaching Polymer Chemistry and Physics an experiment that uses simple CD-Rs, C-clamps, an oven, and a freezer that provides concrete examples and insights into the chemistry and principles of nanolithography. The experiment also has flexibility, making it suitable for a range of classroom levels from high school to more advanced labs in college. Prof Charles michael Drain Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:42:09 -0000 Cape Cod Science Cafe Quarter 2 IYC Celebration Alternative energy and sustainability projects local to the New England region will be detailed. Jennifer Maclachlan Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:35:08 -0000 Employment Trends in the Chemical Enterprise: Past, Present, and Future Restructuring, and unemployment are now the headline news to watch. The national unemployment rate has been leveled at around 10% since 2009. Will it stay? Hear from ACS and Bureau of Labor Statistics analysts as they describe recent trends and provide projections about the future. Tanya Fogg Wed, 09 Feb 2011 17:20:22 -0000 Advanced Chemistry of Beer and Brewing How about in a chilled glass of beer with a side of chemistry? With over 1,500 professional and many dedicated home brewers, the U.S. takes the lead in producing beers. Don’t miss Dr. Charlie Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor as shares advanced insights and explanations about the chemistry behind beer brewing! Tanya Fogg Wed, 09 Feb 2011 18:06:15 -0000 Chemistry without Borders – Immigration for International Scientists Martin Lawler, of Lawler & Lawler will discuss what foreign-born scientists need to know to legally work in the US and gain citizenship. Registration and more information at Tanya Fogg Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:56:54 -0000 CSI Reality: Chemistry in the Crime Labs Despite TV shows, forensic chemists need to be well-versed in the widest array of analytical technologies and must quickly adapt proven methods to new types of samples. Dr. Jason Schaff will discuss the different disciplines within forensic chemistry and provide an in-depth perspective of day-to-day life in a forensic lab. Tanya Fogg Wed, 09 Feb 2011 17:41:57 -0000 Sustaining the Blue Planet: Global Water Education Conference The goal of the conference is to increase the knowledge and capacity of conference participants to effectively reach children and youth through education that leads to action in schools, communities and corporations. Morgan Perlson Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:03:05 -0000 Symposium: “Globalizing Education: Graduate School Opportunities in North America & Europe” Chemistry Graduate School programs in different countries will be presented by national representatives as well as personal experience stories and representatives from chemical industries will talk about the importance of international experiences. Symposium at the 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Anaheim, CA, USA. Jens Breffke Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:56:38 -0000 IYC Facebook page for the Chicago Chapter of ACS To show that Chicago is a hotbed of chemical activity, our dedicated Facebook page brings attention to chemistry events in Chicagoland and helps celebrate the daily features on the ACS IYC page. People who "Like" our page in FB receive updates on our events in their personal "News Feeds". Dr. Josh Kurutz Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:57:42 -0000 Family Science Saturday Family Science Saturday is a community outreach event hosted at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. It is a veritable expo of outreach, with demonstrations and hands-on activities designed to educate and amaze children and parents alike. Kayla Bober Mon, 21 Feb 2011 23:00:13 -0000 Science Club I lead a popular after-school science club in a k-5 school. Chemistry topics and activities have and will figure prominently in 2011. Mrs. Cynthia House Tue, 22 Feb 2011 16:26:48 -0000 "Chemistry Now" Chemistry Now is a series of weekly “content bundles” of original and archival news videos and multi-media content to be distributed on-line to science teachers, and beyond schools into the community. Chemistry Now content will concentrate on revealing and explaining the presence and function of chemistry in everyday life. Iris Abraham Wed, 23 Feb 2011 22:12:19 -0000 The Chemistry of Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament The speaker Shirley Johnson (IAEA) will be discussing her work in the areas of safeguarding of reprocessing plants and design verification. She worked for many years in Japan with the IAEA and was also one of the first female inspectors in Iraq in 1991 as a member of the 4th inspection team. George Ruger Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:53:31 -0000 16th Annual Environmental Issues Conference : A Symposium on Greener Energy and Environment for Tomorrow A conference on environmental issues and sustainability Prof. Brian Gibney Tue, 01 Mar 2011 18:24:51 -0000 2nd Annual Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture A public lecture on the development of the first artificial leaf by Prof. Daniel G. Nocera of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prof. Brian Gibney Tue, 01 Mar 2011 18:32:04 -0000 Chemistry: A Tradition of Excellence, Solving Society's Most Important Problems -- Then and Now Exhibit at the University of Minnesota Science & Engineering library celebrating important discoveries and inventions by students, alumni, and faculty from the UMN Chemistry department. Megan Kocher Wed, 02 Mar 2011 16:50:28 -0000 Speaker program of the Société de Chimie Industrielle Join us for luncheon and a presentation on "The Revival of North American Textile Fibers" by Ronald Smith, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Unifi and Michael Bermish, Senior Consultant, PCI, Xylenes and Polyesters, Ltd. Visit to register. Danielle Fraser Fri, 04 Mar 2011 14:56:13 -0000 The Use of Isotopes as Tracers in a Marine Environment Dr. Sarah Knowlton will discuss the use of stable environmental isotopes, including oxygen isotopes as tracers of climate and stable lead isotope ratios as tracers of contaminant lead. Her research involves the use of lead isotope ratios to trace the source of lead to the Gulf of Maine, Scotian Shelf, and Labrador Sea. Ms. Bobbi Lamont Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:34:11 -0000 Science: a Romantic Voayge Award-winning author and biographer Richard Holmes will explore the shared common aims and ambitions of the artist and the scientist to create the humanistic science that enriches our being. Sheehan Misko Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:38:26 -0000 Honoring Marie Curie Susan Quinn, an award-winning writer of nonfiction books and articles highlights the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie (née Sklodowska, 1867–1934) receiving the Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering radium and polonium, the latter named after her native Poland. Sheehan Misko Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:26:19 -0000 History of Clinical Chemistry John Savory and Larry Kricka, professors at the Univ. of Virginia and the Univ. of Pennsylvania, respectively, who will recount the story of clinical chemistry, which spans from before 400 BC. Sheehan Misko Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:19:00 -0000 Sustainable Development "Sustainable Development" is a poem by Roald Hoffmann, written in his sixth language, English. Roald Hoffmann is a poet, philosopher, playwright, and chemist. She shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in chemistry with Kenichi Fukui. Sheehan Misko Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:22:23 -0000 A Day in the Life of a Clinical Chemist Laboratory Peter Wilding, now an emeritus Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, was an assistant professor at the University of Southern California and a young clinical chemist at the Los Angeles County Hospital. This film demonstrates the remarkable journey of our profession and the astonishing advances make in almost a century. Sheehan Misko Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:39:49 -0000 "All Our Yesterdays" All our Yesterdays: The pace of technological progress in clinical laboratory testing has been rapid and the lifetime of most analyzers is less than 10 years. To document and capture a special aspect of the history of clinical laboratory testing, Larry Kricka and Peter Wilding initiated this long-term project. Sheehan Misko Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:45:03 -0000 Science in the Arts Science in the Arts: Chemistry will be celebrated by exploring its story and impact as reflected in the arts. Sheehan Misko Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:48:01 -0000 Broadcasting to the World Broadcasting to the World: Bob Barrett, the host of public radio “The Health Show” will help us create a series of podcasts of interviews. Sheehan Misko Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:51:35 -0000 7th Annual Plastic Magic Show 9 April 2011, 11 AM - 4 PM, at the North Light Community Center in Philadelphia, PA. Explore plastics in an entirely new way! Learn about the uses of plastics... Hear about how plastics work with our environment... Make interesting plastics... Investigate plastic behavior! Thomas Twardowski Mon, 14 Mar 2011 21:07:29 -0000 Science Hideout Chemistry Website is dedicated to chemical education. It is a family friendly, safe environment to learn about chemistry and watch videos on experiments. Dean Jarois Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:56:36 -0000 Successfully Working with Recruiters - Do's and Don'ts Looking for a job is a full‐time job in itself. In addition to searching online and exhausting your professional network, recruiters can be your valuable partners in finding that next job. Tanya Fogg Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:06:25 -0000 Optimizing Workplace Across Five Generations of Scientists - Challenges and Rewards To visualize molecules, do you use a ball-and-stick-kit or modeling software? In today's workforce, most of us work with colleagues that span at least three generations and each has different assumptions about how the world works. The likelihood that we'll misunderstand a co-worker’s behavior is high. Tanya Fogg Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:20:18 -0000 Me Too Drugs: R&D Innovations or Imitations? A “me too” drug is similar in chemical structure or has the same mechanism of action as the protype. According to the 2004 FDA report, only about one-third of the drug license application approvals over the preceding eight years were considered as ‘new’. Tanya Fogg Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:32:40 -0000 Is Being an Entrepreneur/Innovator Your Cup of Tea? How many revolutionary innovations began with that simple thought, “I wonder if…”. Have you had an idea, but weren’t sure if it would fly? It takes science, business, and stamina to take on the high-risk but high-reward challenge of being an entreprenuer. Tanya Fogg Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:52:37 -0000 Cheers! The Chemistry of Wine The French say, “The truth is in the wine.” It is also said that a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine. Recent studies suggest that moderate wine consumption is beneficial to health. Tanya Fogg Thu, 17 Mar 2011 20:00:05 -0000 Water in our World Science Cafe We will host a Science Cafe at the Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson to kick-off the local section celebration of the IYC. We will informational posters on water as a resource and the chemistry of water treatment in the local community. Eric Klinker Mon, 21 Mar 2011 14:34:19 -0000 Molecular Pharmacology & Drug Design This is a blog for students and teachers of chemistry, biochemistry,Computer Aided Drug Design, Molecular Modeling, Medicinal Chemistry, and proteomics. Sushilee Ranganathan Tue, 22 Mar 2011 21:19:31 -0000 Scope Academy 2011 Scope Academy invites fans of chemistry and all the physical and mathematical sciences to explore today's exciting frontiers in our disciplines. FREE keynote address by Dr. Barbara Imperiali, professor of chemistry and biology at MIT and member of the National Academy of Sciences. Mr. Steven Townsend Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:09:34 -0000 Chemists: IYC is your year to celebrate at the Spring (US) National Meeting using social media Bring your spirit and your moves to the Spring National Meeting in Anaheim. Wear your lab coat and goggles, dress up as an element or famous chemist. Jennifer Maclachlan Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:00:36 -0000 Taste of Chemistry Taste of Chemistry - This exhibition at an Art Festival uses food and molecular gastronomy and molecular cuisine techiniques to make science not just palatable but tasty! Exhibits and Demos will focus on novel foods and how knowledge of the food molecules can help create them. Subha Das Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:33:46 -0000 Lake-Sumter Community College Celebrates IYC 2011 On April 5th, 2011, Lake-Sumter Community College South Lake Branch Chem. Depart. presents a celebration of IYC for its students, faculty, and staff. Participants will enjoy eight worlds of chemistry through hands on experiments, demonstrations, and food. All worlds show the importance of chemistry in everyday life. Dr. Katie Roles Sun, 27 Mar 2011 01:05:55 -0000 Lenses, Outer Space, and Ecology We will be discussing the role chemistry has in eyeglass lenses, outer space exploration and ecology. As well as chemistry's importance in our gathering of knowledge on earth to the stars. Mr Jacob Cox Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:25:16 -0000 Worlds Largest Chemistry Lesson Join the Grout Museum District as we attempt the Guinness World RecordsTM Largest Chemistry Lesson. This is one for the record books. Jason Dornbush Thu, 31 Mar 2011 18:36:50 -0000 What's in a Name? Histories of Units and Constants A half-day symposium on the histories of named units and constants at the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim, CA, March 29, 2011, 8:30-11:50 am at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, Redondo Room Carmen Giunta Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:01:38 -0000 Chemistry of Wine The talk will include an overview of wine and wine making and more detailed descriptions of the chemical composition of grapes and wine, laboratory methods for analysis of grapes and wines, sensory and organoleptic methods used for wine, the role of tannin and other phenolic compounds in wine, and some potential health aspects Elmer Ledesma Fri, 01 Apr 2011 21:05:32 -0000 Chemistry 1541 - 1911 exhibit The "Chemistry, 1540 – 1911" exhibit features first editions and rare works by Marie Curie, Georg Agricola, Robert Fludd, Geber, Robert Boyle, Antoine Lavoisier, John Dalton, Amadeo Avogadro, Dmitrii Mendeleev, and others. Download a brochure, visit the Collections, and follow the blog ( Kerry Magruder Mon, 04 Apr 2011 14:44:46 -0000 Spring Arbor University Summer Science Camp Spring Arbor University (MI, USA) holds a week long, annual summer science camp. This year, the theme of our camp will be Celebrating the Intenational Year of Chemistry. Each day's activities will focus on the topics of the IYC: Environment, Energy, Materials, and Health, with a last day IYC celebration. Thomas Kuntzleman Tue, 05 Apr 2011 12:52:38 -0000 Creative Problem Solving in Chemical Research Chemists are expected to solve problems that involve obtaining new research ideas, improving processes and production in industry, or dealing with problems that arise during research. Too often, we apply a random process or follow the same way - and receive poor results. Dr. Bill Mattson, will engage you in an interactive pre Tanya Fogg Tue, 05 Apr 2011 15:36:49 -0000 Ten Commandments for being a Successful Scientist Some believe the successful were simply “lucky,” but what is luck? Luck, some define, is when preparation meets opportunity. And many weary scientists have wondered how to find that opportunity. Look no further – join ACS Webinars™ and our speaker, Professor Darren Griffin, of the University of Kent, UK, as he reveals ten e Tanya Fogg Tue, 05 Apr 2011 15:47:16 -0000 Turning on the Light Bulb – Idea Generation and Idea Evaluation Have you ever wondered why some people and organizations appear to consistently come up with “good ideas?” It isn’t just luck. Join us to learn some simple techniques you can use to increase the generation and evaluation of actionable ideas! Tanya Fogg Tue, 05 Apr 2011 15:51:50 -0000 The Chemistry of Cheese and Why We Love It Humans, like many cartoon mice, love cheese. A trip to your local grocers will reveal various types and numerous brands to taste, smell, and enjoy. But what is the chemistry behind this delectable food? Michael Tunick, with the USDA, discusses the art and science of cheese making in a discussion that will stimulate your tas Tanya Fogg Tue, 05 Apr 2011 15:57:56 -0000 Can We Grow Energy? - Role of Chemistry in the Energy Future The global demand for energy continues to soar and the interface of biology-chemistry to fossil fuel replacement may be the next breakthrough. What chemical technologies are holding promise for this challenge? Will biofuels be the solution or create other problems? Dr. Bruce Dale discusses the challenges, innovations, and que Tanya Fogg Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:05:16 -0000 Protecting Your Idea & Safeguarding Your Business Structure Considering a start up? Wondering how to most effectively work with internal and external counsel? Join our speakers as they discuss the hot issues surrounding patents. Get a brief update on why you keep hearing about patent reform in Congress, and what it means for you, understand the global perspective on patenting, and re Tanya Fogg Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:10:01 -0000 Advanced Culinary Chemistry – Sizzles for the Summer Summer is a time for outdoor get-togethers and the “Great American BBQ.” Cooks have family recipes or tried and true processes to pronounce their sauce the best!. But is it the perfect blend of secret seasonings, the marinating, the basting, the wood chips, or is it the chemistry? Get ready to unveil the chemistry behind on Tanya Fogg Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:17:03 -0000 Chemistry in Today's World NEACT celebrates the International Year of Chemistry. Aug 1-4 at St. Joseph’s College in Standish Maine. This 4 day conference will explore chemistry’s solutions to many of the world’s problems including energy, clean water, and medicine. Ms. Bobbi Lamont Tue, 12 Apr 2011 23:03:26 -0000 Balancing Chemical Equations and Stoichiometry Education Master teacher and award winning presenter Bette Bridges and Harvey Gendreau team up to present innovating ways to apprach the teaching of balancing chemical reactions and stoichiometry. May 7 in Barnstable, MA. Ms. Bobbi Lamont Tue, 12 Apr 2011 23:13:40 -0000 Celebrating the chemistry of industrial hygiene monitoring instrumentation: A reception to honor Dr. Jack Driscoll Reception in honor of Dr. Jack Driscoll, NESACS Member and father of photoionization recognizing him as major contributor to the field of Industrial Hygiene (IH) utilizing his innovative skills as a chemist. Jennifer Maclachlan Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:24:57 -0000 Why does chemistry matter? (pun intended!) Cafe Sci Boston Cafe Sci Boston is pleased to have Cheryl Lavoie from Simmons College to talk with us about teaching chemistry as it happens in our everyday lives, the fall-out from Japan's nuclear power plant, and eating bananas. Join us for the discussion. Jennifer Larese Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:58:48 -0000 Summit Conference on ChemEd DL/ChemEd Research The Summit Conference on ChemEd DL/ChemEd Research is an opportunity to learn about creating online learning materials using ChemEd DL resources and then learn how to plan, execute, and analyze a chemical education research project to test how effectively your materials improve student learning Linda Fanis Mon, 25 Apr 2011 16:40:01 -0000 Marie Curie on Stamps Exhibition I will be presenting an 80 pages philatelic exhibit (in French) at the Royale, National philatelic exhibition in Québec, Canada in May and also at Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. This 80 pages philatelic exhibit will also be available in hard copy color. If you want a copy please contact me by email at : FRPSC Richard Gratton Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:35:02 -0000 ECS 220th Meeting and Electrochemical Energy Summit The ECS 220th Meeting and First Electrochemical Energy Summit (Boston, MA, USA, October 9-14, 2011) provide a forum for exchanging information on the latest scientific and technical developments in the fields of electrochemical and solid-state science and technology, and includes ECS’s first Electrochemical Energy Summit. Karen Ornstein Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:37:21 -0000 Int. Science & Engineering Fair ISEF2011 ISEF2011 -the largest and most visible science & engineering fair for high school students in the world. About 1500 students vie for $4 mililon in awards and 20% + have filed patent applications on their project. Dr. Howard Peters Wed, 27 Apr 2011 19:13:59 -0000 University of Michgan-Flint Chemistry Club's Demo Academy The University of Michigan-Flint Chemistry Club will be hosting its first Demo Academy. This workshop is for fifth grade teachers in the GISD and limited to 15 registered participants. It will be held on May 19, 2011, 12:30-3:30. Monique Wilhelm Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:06:40 -0000 Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S) - Conference hosted by SOCMA ChemStewards® The focus will be on the concept of sustainability and how it is defined for small and medium-sized chemical companies. Discussions will address sustainability from a practical standpoint. Government agencies will talk about impacts and new programs to assist companies in achieving more sustainable operations. Liesa Brown Thu, 28 Apr 2011 15:00:01 -0000 TURI Greener Materials Research Symposium at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Hear research on vegetable oil-based binders for particleboard manufacturers, cleaning surfactants made from pectin, lead-free materials used on printed circuit boards, a safer method of sterilization for the biopharm industry and more. Discuss future of applied green materials research with industry partners. Janet Clark Mon, 02 May 2011 20:10:01 -0000 Science in the Park Several local Scientists will demonstrate interactive and fascinating science experiments geared to amaze Elementary and Middle school age children. There will be Chemists, Biologists, Engineers, and Geologists present, ready to inspire and share their love of science. John Caccese Wed, 04 May 2011 18:01:48 -0000 Celebrating IYC at the Cincinnati Museum Center Four events at the museum covering the 4 main themes of the ACS Committee on Community Activities IYC programming: environmental (water), energy (alternatives), materials (recycling and nanomaterials), and health (nutrition, hygiene, and medicine). Gloria Story Thu, 05 May 2011 23:44:25 -0000 Science Cafe - The stewardship of water Prof. Christian Hamann will talk about the stewardship of water at Cafe Harmony in West Reading, PA on Thursday May 12 at 7 PM. Dr. Lorena Tribe Fri, 06 May 2011 14:28:32 -0000 Simple Chemistry Experiments Instructional videos of simple chemistry experiments Mr Jacob Cox Mon, 09 May 2011 10:49:32 -0000 Materials and Health Community Engagement This year we participate in a global celebration of chemistry – the International Year of Chemistry (IYC2011)! The year concludes with the third and fourth quarter topics of Materials and Health. Be informed. Join us as our speakers discuss resources and exciting upcoming events that demonstrate the properties of materials Tanya Fogg Mon, 09 May 2011 19:04:42 -0000 Can We Grow Energy? -- Role of Chemistry in the Energy Future The global demand for energy continues to soar and the interface of biology-chemistry to fossil fuel replacement may be the next breakthrough. How is chemistry preparing for this challenge? What technologies are holding promises? Will biofuels be the solution or create other problems? Speaker: Dr. Bruce Dale, Michigan State Tanya Fogg Mon, 09 May 2011 19:11:42 -0000 Wow Your Crowd: Presenting Online with Power To succeed as a scientist, you need to present your results. You may be familiar with strategies to make interesting in-person presentations, but do you know how to give a TERRIFIC ONLINE presentation? It is harder to excite your audience with online presentations. With advances in technology, you will be expected to give on Tanya Fogg Mon, 09 May 2011 19:16:49 -0000 Protecting Your Idea & Safeguarding Your Business Structure For startups and entrepreneurs, Intellectual Property is often the most valuable asset. How do you safeguard your idea while shopping for investors? How to work effectively work with internal and external counsel? Join our speakers as they discuss the hot issues surrounding IP and steps you can take to protect your ideas. Jo Tanya Fogg Mon, 09 May 2011 19:23:03 -0000 Website for Polymer Education A web site designed to provide information on polymer chemistry, videos on famous polymer scientists and links of educational content related to polymers. Prof Christopher Ober Tue, 10 May 2011 12:04:51 -0000 Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue Have you ever found a project to go awry only to learn that miscommunication was the cause? Good communication skills can make all the difference in your success as a leader. This webinar will help you improve your communication skills from both sides of the communication exchange – as sender and receiver. Join our speaker, Tanya Fogg Tue, 10 May 2011 17:18:30 -0000 Advanced Culinary Chemistry – Sizzles for the Summer Summer is a time for outdoor get-togethers, relaxing under the sun and the “Great American BBQ.” Every cook who pronounces their sauce the best has a family recipe or tried and true process to make that claim. But what’s really behind the best barbeque? Is it the perfect blend of secret seasonings, the marinating, the basti Tanya Fogg Tue, 10 May 2011 17:33:41 -0000 Fostering Innovation Are you challenged to come up with new ideas and solutions? Do you want to tap into that inner voice? Join our speaker as she shares a proven process to generate ideas and stimulate innovative thinking. Tanya Fogg Tue, 10 May 2011 17:26:58 -0000 Weather and Science Day with the Colorado Rockies Colorado Weather and Science Day will teach elements of chemistry, physics, weather and sound to thousands of students at Coors Field in Denver. Students will participate in hands-on demonstrations to learn about elements of chemistry. Steve Spangler Wed, 11 May 2011 18:56:32 -0000 Distinguished Women in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering The symposium is planned for August 2, 2011 at the IUPAC World Chemistry Congress in Puerto Rico, and will also inlcude the award presentation to the 23 Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, and a public event, a re-enactment play of Marie Curie by professional actress, Susan Frontczak. Janet Bryant Sat, 14 May 2011 12:30:11 -0000 Chemistry of Beer Chemistry of beer is a unique program offered to the adult public to open people's minds to thinking about chemistry in unexpected ways. This program will address alcohol content, flavors, and "skunking" of beer. It will be offered at a local craft brewery and led by a professor of chemistry from Northwestern University. Monica Metzler Sun, 15 May 2011 19:36:16 -0000 Chemistry of Whiskey Chemistry of whiskey is a unique program for the adult public to open people's minds to thinking about chemistry in unexpected ways. Held at the distillery, a professor of chemistry will address chemical reactions in the distillation process and how various flavors are achieved. Monica Metzler Mon, 16 May 2011 03:47:22 -0000 Chemistry of Chocolate Chemistry of chocolate is a unique program for the adult public to open people's minds to thinking about chemistry in unexpected ways. A professor of chemistry, and R&D Specialist from a chocolate manufacturer will explain and demonstrate various chemical reactions in the chocolate-making process. Monica Metzler Mon, 16 May 2011 18:29:51 -0000 Importance of Chemistry to Consumers and Industrial Products Develop posters to show employees and the general public how important chemistry is to making our products work. Chemistry makes possible the range of adhesives, abrasives, health products, light control films and other products we sell. Dr. Robert Davidson Tue, 17 May 2011 03:22:17 -0000 Science Discoveries: The Science Around Us Learn about the the science that surrounds us every day through hands on activities and demonstrations. Eric Klinker Fri, 20 May 2011 15:38:45 -0000 Back To The Future Celebratory Luncheon Celebrating the centenary of the opening of the original Chemists’ Club building in 1911 Home to numerous international organizations; Meeting place for others:– And looking into the future with the wisdom of a century’s experience. Brief history of club and electrochemistry and present challenges in battery chemistry. Dr. Edward Werner Cook Mon, 30 May 2011 14:23:26 -0000 “Frontiers in Catalysis” Symposium in Honor of Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Richard F. Heck "Frontiers in Catalysis" Symposium is in honor of Dr. Richard F. Heck, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Topics of discussion include practical applications of the “Heck Reaction” to create ultra-portable electronics such as smart phones, iPhones and tablet computers, in addition to technical aspects of catalysis. Mr. Tim Shaw Wed, 25 May 2011 14:32:17 -0000 SOCMA's 8th Annual Chemical Industry Golf Tournament One-day golf tournament to raise money for the American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program. Proceeds will help sponsor scholarships for qualified minority applicants who want to enter the fields of chemistry, biochemistry or chemical engineering and students seeking degrees in chemical technology. Liesa Brown Tue, 07 Jun 2011 15:22:42 -0000 Science in the News Flash IYC 2011 Special Edition A collection of articles written by graduate students at Harvard University to promote public appreciation and understanding of chemistry Johnny Kung Mon, 06 Jun 2011 15:53:15 -0000 Night Lab: The Science of Coffee Get schooled in the science of coffee at this Sunday's Night Lab, where Intelligentsia's Green Coffee Manager and Buyer Sarah Kluth will trace the drink's journey from tree to cup. Night Lab makes science enjoyable and accessible for the general public, bringing fun, educational science programming to adults in Chicago. Dr. Stephanie Levi Thu, 09 Jun 2011 17:02:56 -0000 Monroe City Scholars Nature of Science Summer Camp Monroe City Scholars targets rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students in the local public school system. The summer camp provides an opportunity to explore career opportunities in the science and also participate in a week long, inquiry-based activity partnered with a faculty member based around the Global Water Experiment. Laura Beal Thu, 16 Jun 2011 05:28:05 -0000 Arkema Summer Science Teacher Education Program Major Arkema plant locations throughout North America will provide program materials, training and mentorship to selected elementary school science teachers in their local area to strengthen their knowledge of science and enhance their teaching skills. John Caccese Thu, 16 Jun 2011 18:08:26 -0000 Montgomery County Community College Green STEM Program - Chemistry Day As part of a week-long Community College program on how scientists from different disciplines view and interact with the environment, Arkema scientists will participate with chemistry experiments and demonstrations directed to excite and inspire economically disadvantaged middle school students in Pottstown, PA. John Caccese Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:16:06 -0000 "The Alchemy of Change" Invitation to participate: OPEN CALL for entries to the international competition-exhibition, "The Alchemy of Change," that will open at the New York Hall of Science on September 3, 2011. Entry DEADLINE: July 17, 2011; INTRO:; GUIDELINES: Cynthia Pannucci Fri, 24 Jun 2011 21:05:23 -0000 Who's Around the Corner - Performing Technology Scouting and Market Feasibility Analysis Many businesses fail because they are late to recognize key changes in the technology and market landscape. How can you make sure your business, products, and services remain relevant to your Many businesses fail because they are late to recognize key changes in the technology and market landscape. Tanya Fogg Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:57:05 -0000 Small Business Innovation Research Funding Opportunities - Priority Areas for 2012 Free ACS Webinar for entrepreneurs/small businesses! ? Dr. Ali Andalibi with National Cancer Institute(NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Development Center will discuss funding opportunities for small firms to apply cutting edge and high risk scientific and engineering research to pursue commercial opportunities Tanya Fogg Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:43:54 -0000 You’ve Got Career Questions, We’ve Got Answers Could your job search use a jolt? A little Career Caffeine and some honest advice may be just what you need. Join Val Kuck (long-time career guru and ACS Board member) for a webinar dedicated to your questions about the challenges that you face in the job search process! Tanya Fogg Tue, 12 Jul 2011 16:53:24 -0000 Seven Highly Effective Marketing Techniques for Chemical Consultants Chemical Consulting is no easy business, but the personal and professional rewards that accompany successful and well‐received consulting are worth the effort it takes to succeed in the industry. Join Dr. Marc Halpern, founder and president of PTC Organics, as he takes us on a tour of the ins and outs of successful chemical Tanya Fogg Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:03:20 -0000 Advances and Innovations in Wine Chemistry Advances in chemistry help grape growers know when to harvest and vintners monitor the wine as it ferments, enabling them to make subtle changes. Join our expert Dr. Susan Ebeler, from UC Davis, as she discusses advances and innovations in the chemistry of wine. Tanya Fogg Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:12:40 -0000 The Science of Selling: Selling Science to Non‐Scientists You have a great scientific idea ‐ but you are puzzled about how to sell it. Join our speakers Carol Nacy, CEO at Sequella, and Juliane Snowden, VP at Burns McClellan, as they provide you with valuable internal and external business perspectives and tips to successfully get others to ‘buy your science’. Tanya Fogg Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:20:59 -0000 Small is Beautiful: Everyday Applications and Advances in Nanochemistry Advances in nanochemistry will continue to create applications that may someday impact global economics and stir debate about environmental and health concerns. Join Dr. Paul Weiss, editor of ACS Nano and Director of California NanoSystems Institute, as he takes us on a journey to discover the role of these tiny materials in Tanya Fogg Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:31:49 -0000 Virtual Career Fair What are the growth areas in chemistry? How will innovation in chemistry create jobs? Whether you are in industry or academe or just want to know what direction the chemical industry is heading, we've got you covered! Our keynote speaker, George Whitesides along with other experts will discuss employment outlook for chemists. Tanya Fogg Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:44:26 -0000 ChemEd 2011 Presentation: Ready-to-Use Resources for the International Year of Chemistry and Beyond Kick off the 2011-2012 school with a bang using ready-to-use resources written by teachers, for teachers, from the Journal of Chemical Education. We'll share ways to help you focus on the International Year of Chemistry and beyond, including hands-on activities, short icebreakers, class projects, and more. Erica Jacobsen Wed, 20 Jul 2011 23:12:14 -0000 Designing and implementing an emerging pharmaceutical infrastructure in Africa Dr. Rolande Hodel, President and Founder of AidsFreeAfrica, will be discussing some of the work that her group has been doing in Cameroon to help them establish their own pharmaceutical infrastructure and production. George Ruger Fri, 22 Jul 2011 18:34:39 -0000 The Origin, Development, and Future of the Lithium-ion Battery A one-day international symposium featuring some of the original pioneers in the field speaking in a casual atmosphere that fosters interaction between students, postdocs, faculty, industry, national labs. Bob Villwock Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:48:13 -0000 Career Highlights and Influence of Marie Curie on Women Scientists Dr. Darleane Hoffman will touch on a few highlights of her career and then discuss some of Marie Sklodowska-Curie’s less well -known contributions. She will also comment on the celebration this year of the 100th anniversary of the Award of the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Marie Curie as the sole recipient. Dr. Trudy Lionel Fri, 29 Jul 2011 18:59:17 -0000 #acsdenver Tweetup at the Fall National Meeting Join fellow #acsdenver tweeps ie) social media users at the Tweet-up at the Fall National Meeting at LODO's Bar and Grill located at 1946 Market Street Denver, CO, 80202 just a 6 minute walk to SCI-MIX. Jennifer Maclachlan Thu, 04 Aug 2011 17:46:12 -0000 Dancing Chemists at the 2011 ChemLuminary Awards ChemLuminary Awards #acsdenver When:Tuesday August 30, 2011 8pm-POSTERS 9PM-AWARDS, 10PM Dancing Chemists-Chemists Can Dance (and Rap) see ChemDance Anaheim Link below Where:Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO Jennifer Maclachlan Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:04:16 -0000 Peptide Synthesis Research Award Program LifeTein has implemented the LifeTein Research Award Program in recognition of the excellent research being conducted in the face of continued national grant funding reductions and decreased R&D budgets. Dr. James Chou Mon, 08 Aug 2011 15:57:50 -0000 IYC Lobby Display Case at The Dalles Wasco Public Library A lobby display case at The Dalles Wasco Public Library changes monthly. For the month of September, it will feature information on IYC and chemistry. Erica Jacobsen Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:41:18 -0000 IYC 2011 Day at The Breen Technology Center in Cleveland Ohio On-site event for children of employees. "Household Chemistry" and other activities taking place to encourage interest of young people in chemistry. Set up like a "Bring Your Child to Work" day, but infused with exciting chemistry lessons & a chance to see where mom & dad work! Tiffany Squires Thu, 11 Aug 2011 18:20:22 -0000 The American Chemical Society and NASA Explore Water and IYC- on Earth and in Space - a live Webcast Join specialists from NASA and the American Chemical Society, on September 22nd at 1:00pm EDT, as they discuss the IYC Global Water experiment and how water filtration affects our lives on Earth and in space. Terri Taylor Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:59:28 -0000 2011 Kilpatrick Lecture: A Chemistry Renaissance featuring George Whitesides George Whitesides (Harvard University) a world renowned scientist and advocate for chemistry as a solution to global health and energy needs will give a technical lecture "Reinventing Chemistry" and lead a panel discussion "Solving Problems or Satisfying Curiousity." A student poster session will be held. Dr. Aditya Unni Wed, 31 Aug 2011 14:00:34 -0000 Project iLASER Project iLASER (investigations with Light And Sustainable Energy Resources) is an outreach project to engage children and the general public living in communities along the US-Mexico international border from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. David Brown Sat, 03 Sep 2011 07:51:22 -0000 Bruce J. Nelson Memorial Lecture Series Celebrating the IYC at Harvey Mudd College Four public lectures each featuring a distinguished chemist who will share views on the importance of chemistry to the future of mankind and the earth. Gerald Van hecke Mon, 05 Sep 2011 23:00:36 -0000 Halloween in the Science Lab A chance for folks in Michigan to learn about and celebrate chemistry by doing hands-on activities and experiments and also by watching chemistry demonstrations. Thomas Kuntzleman Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:13:27 -0000 National Chemistry Week On October 25 and 26, Eastman and the Northeast Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society will host the 21st annual award winning “Celebration of Chemistry for 4th Graders.” Over 27,000 children have participated in this event since its inception in 1991. Mary Moore Wed, 07 Sep 2011 12:46:35 -0000 Chemistry of Cosmetics A continuation of ISC's "Chemistry for Grown-ups" series that began with beer, whiskey and chocolate, with upcoming programs on honey and coffee. A professor of chemistry and a cosmetic chemist will explain about the chemical content and properties of personal care products and direct people in conducting experiments. Monica Metzler Wed, 07 Sep 2011 17:34:53 -0000 Spellbound: an IYC video series A new ACS video series — aptly named Spellbound — tells the stories of eight chemists whose childhood curiosity about everyday things helped them launch careers in laboratories, win Nobel Prizes and make other notable achievements. Terri Taylor Wed, 07 Sep 2011 19:21:01 -0000 Career Cafe Employee volunteers from the sponsoring companies will network with high school students during the National Chemistry Week celebration at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the exciting careers chemistry has to offer. Bridget Mccourt Fri, 09 Sep 2011 13:01:52 -0000 Sustainability, Chemistry and the Art of Craft Beer-A Cape Cod Science Cafe Event Sustainability, Chemistry and the Art of Craft Beer A Cape Cod Science Cafe in celebration of Quarter 3 of the International Year of Chemistry during National Chemistry Week. The IYC Q3 theme is: Recycling. Cape Cod Beer is a Certified Cape Cod Green business. Jennifer Maclachlan Thu, 15 Sep 2011 20:14:35 -0000 IYC activities at SETAC-Boston IYC related plenary lecture, scientific sessions, informational poster, trivia contest, and Advisory Group business meeting taking place at the SETAC North America annual meeting. Elin Ulrich Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:06:23 -0000 National Chemistry Week celebrates IYC 2011 We will celebrate IYC 2011 at our yearly NCW Event held at the NY Hall of Science on Sat., 10/22! Local universities and companies will have a variety of cool hands-on demos for kids ages 5-15! We will also host a "Chemistry Bingo" where winners will win an IYC 2011 lapel pin and other neat goodies! Jaimelee Rizzo Sat, 24 Sep 2011 11:37:47 -0000 RADIANCE: THE PASSION OF MARIE CURIE at Geffen Playhouse Coinciding with the International Year of Chemistry and the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie’s Nobel Prize in chemistry, the Geffen Playhouse is producing the world premiere of RADIANCE: THE PASSION OF MARIE CURIE, written by acclaimed actor, writer and science enthusiast Alan Alda. Geffen Playhouse Tue, 27 Sep 2011 19:26:40 -0000 Pennies for PUR Water Project We are sponsoring the Pennies for PUR water project in our area by reaching out to local chemical companies to host drives or donate directly. Eric Klinker Tue, 04 Oct 2011 19:32:50 -0000 A Tour and Appreciation for the Challenges of Oil Exploration and Production This informational seminar will highlight the topics of oil exploration and production. Audience members will gain an understanding of the technology and challenges to meet the energy demand of our world. Eric Klinker Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:59:12 -0000 ChemFest Come celebrate National Science Week at Carnegie Science Center! Explore the everyday applications of chemistry by investigating dozens of hands-on exhibits and demonstrations presented by local organizations! Heather Jarrett Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:48:29 -0000 Chicago Chemistry Day Chicago celebrates the International Year of Chemistry with a grande finale for National Chemistry Week: Chemistry Day! A fun-filled gathering for experiment, demonstration, and presentation. See and for details. Dr. Josh Kurutz Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:58:31 -0000 Celebrate IYC with the University of Central Oklahoma Presentation by Lauren Redniss, author of "Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie - A Tale of Love and Fallout" at the UCO FSI. Redniss will sign copies of her National Book Award - nominated book and art entries from student science and art contest will be on display. Cheryl Frech Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:06:47 -0000 How much arsenic do we eat? Analytical chemists make light work in tracking potentially harmful chemicals Lecture-demonstration about applications of spectroscopy with particular reference to arsenic in rice. Members of the audience will be recruited for subsequent citizen scientist activity and will take home a test kit to measure arsenic in rice and water. Dr. Julian Tyson Tue, 25 Oct 2011 16:49:38 -0000 Chemistry of the Ocean A display building off the existing Coral Reef Project at the Marston Science Library, it will focus on the chemistry of coral reefs and ocean habitats. Dr. Donna Wrublewski Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:06:20 -0000 SOCMA's 90th Annual Dinner and Membership Meeting Held in December in New York City for nearly 90 years, the evening provides networking, excellent food, SOCMA’s donation to the ACS Scholars Program and an awards ceremony honoring winners of SOCMA’s Performance Improvement Awards. Liesa Brown Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:06:14 -0000 California advances Green Chemistry principles with new Draft Safer Consumer Products Regulations The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) today released informal draft regulations to make safer consumer products widespread in California. The regulations, employing key principles of Green Chemistry, provide more protection against toxic chemicals in products on store shelves. Jim Wasserman Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:09:16 -0000 Cafe Scientifique With a global population of more than 7 billion, we face an urgent need for a renewable-based energy economy. Dr. Patricia DeMarco, Director of the Rachel Carson Institute in the School of Sustainability and the Environment at Chatham University, will speak. Heather Jarrett Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:09:21 -0000 Global Chemistry Caroling event Let's countdown IYC with a sensational seasonal event to bring friends and family together to share the activities and outcomes of IYC events. Invite media to promote possibly the last event of the International Year of Chemistry. Squid Bait Thu, 10 Nov 2011 05:59:14 -0000 International Year of Chemistry Display In celebration of the International Year of Chemistry, the library at Trinity Christian College is putting together a display case to engage students in chemistry. The display will include antique equipment and will highlight the college's resources on chemistry. Sarah Hoeksema Mon, 07 Nov 2011 16:44:24 -0000 Cape Cod Science Cafe-Celebrating Quarter 4 of the International Year of Chemistry Join us for hands-on science experiments related to althy kids. Let’s get our kids excited about science! Stop in, participate in a chemistry experiment aimed at grades K-12, have a snack and socialize at the Cape Cod Science Café with local area chemists, friends and families from your community. Jennifer Maclachlan Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:03:45 -0000 Science Fun Day at the Great Lakes Science Center The Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma will be doing fun and educational, interactive scientific demonstrations geared towards the young and the young at heart. Peter Schmidt Fri, 02 Dec 2011 00:52:25 -0000 The 12 Days of Chemistry As the IYC comes to a close over the holiday season, the Brazosport ACS is borrowing from the 12 Days of Christmas to bring you the 12 Days of Chemistry! This will be a Facebook campaign with 12 days highlighting chemistry at the holidays. Eric Klinker Mon, 05 Dec 2011 23:06:37 -0000 Gala Celebration Closing Ceremonies and 114th Annual Eggnog Reception Closing Ceremonies of The International Year of Chemistry with Dr. Ana Persic, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to be held at New York Academy of Sciences, Seven World Trade Center. Details at Dr. Edward Werner Cook Wed, 14 Dec 2011 01:00:11 -0000 NESACS Celebrates IYC+1 in 2012 During 2012, the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS) will continue and expand upon its activities of 2011 under the "umbrella" of IYC+1. Morton Hoffman Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:09:11 -0000 ExcipientFest Americas 2012 ExcipientFest attracts Pharmaceutical Scientists from the Americas and around the world to a unique two day forum for cutting-edge scientific developments. ExcipientFest features Educational Conferences, Workshops and Academic Poster Session. It is also a great event for networking. Mrs. Marisol Perez Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:58:47 -0000 Nobel Quilts Columbia Basin College and Washington State University Tri-Cities created two quilts of all the Nobel Laureates in chemistry, engaging students to learn about the history of chemistry. Karen Grant Wed, 22 Feb 2012 18:33:10 -0000