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December Joint Meeting with NOBCChE
November 13, 2016 (Webmaster)
December's joint meeting with NOBCChE will be held on Wednesday, December 7, at Xavier University. The featured speaker for the evening is Rafael Ortiz, PhD. Dr. Ortiz is currently a Section Head and Intellectual Property Manager at P&G and a member of the American Chemical Society’s National Minority Affairs Committee.
For more information and to register, please click here. Registration will close at noon on Friday, December 2.
2017 Section Elections Has Begun
October 31, 2016 (Webmaster)
Online voting for 2017 Cincinnati Section officers has begun. Biographies of all the candidates can be found here.
Instructions for online voting are being distributed to all eligible Cincinnati Section members. The email notices will contain a unique PIN number and the web address to visit to cast your votes.
Contact email@example.com if you do not receive your voting PIN email this week or to request a paper ballot.
Online voting will be available until November 14, 2016.
Spread the News -- National Chemistry Week is Here!
October 17, 2016 (Webmaster)
You can join in this year's National Chemistry Week fun, "Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry", with one of the many Cincinnati ACS Section volunteers who will be bringing free chemistry demonstrations to Cincinnati and the surrounding area.
To find dates and times of demos at libraries near you, check out the NCW Schedule.
Can't get enough chemistry demos? Don't miss the fun at the Cincinnati Museum Center Children's Museum on Saturday, October 29. Local section volunteers provide free chemistry demos all day.
Finally, don't forget the annual K-12 NCW Poetry Contest. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, October 26. You can find more information here or download an entry form here.
Proposed Candidates for Election
September 27, 2016 (Kevin Ashley)
The Nominating and Election Committee would like to report the following candidates for this year's election.
- Chair-Elect and 1st Vice-Chair -- Judson Haynes
- 2nd Vice-Chair -- Donna Wiedemann, Anna Donnell
- Secretary -- Mike Annis
- Treasurer -- Sam Glover
- Councilor -- Susan Hershberger, Roger Parker
- Alternate Councilor -- Keith Walters
- Auditor -- Hong Zhang, Celeste Morris
Additional nominations will be taken by the committee until October 15.
This year's Nominating and Election Committee includes: Kevin Ashley (Chair), Bruce Ault, Mark Laskovics, Diana McGill, Rick Mullins, Jackie Thomas, and Mike Weaver.
The Chemists Code for Success Event
September 27, 2016 (Jackie Thomas)
The Women Chemists Committee, the Young Chemists Committee, and the UC Graduate Consortium for Cultural Diversity in Chemistry is hosting an ACS Program in a Box event titled "The Chemists Code for Success: 3 Essential Skill Sets for Your Career".
Call for Nominations
September 20, 2016 (Kevin Ashley)
The Cincinnati Section is looking for member nominations to fill its slate of officer candidates in this year's election. Positions available include:
- - Chair-Elect (for 2018)
- - 1st Vice-Chair (for 2017)
- - 2nd Vice-Chair
- - Secretary
- - Treasurer
- - Councilor (3-yr term beginning 2017)
- - Alternate Councilor (3-yr term beginning 2017)
- - Auditor (3-yr term beginning 2017)
We particularly need nominations for chair-elect and treasurer. Contact Kevin Ashley for additional information or to submit a nomination.
2016 Oesper Symposium and Award Banquet
September 20, 2016 (Webmaster)
The University of Cincinnati Department of Chemistry and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society are pleased to announce
the 2016 Oesper Award Winner, Maurice Brookhart (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
This year's Oesper Symposium and Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, October 28. Professor Brookhart will speak at 4 PM on "The Development of Late Metal Catalysts for Olefin Polymerizations". A poster session and reception will follow from 5:30 - 7 PM. The ACS Banquet begins at 7 PM (location TBD). The Oesper Award presentation will follow dinner with a talk given by Joe Templeton (University of North Carolina) on "Careening Through a Career in Catalysis: Maurice Brookhart".
Click here for more information and to register.
Register now for 13th Annual Family and Friends Picnic!
August 14, 2016 (Jackie Thomas)
Ask family and friends to join you on Sunday, September 11, as we welcome the new ACS year and enjoy a beautiful fall afternoon together. Reconnect with ACS friends and make new ones in the relaxed and casual atmosphere at Germania Park.
Activities and entertainment will include food, drinks, games, and chemistry fun. New this year is an informal poster session highlighting some of the ways to get involved and connect with colleages who share your interests.
Click here for more information and to register.
[CANCELLED] Save the Date - First Annual GO-CHEM Event in the Columbus
August 14, 2016 (Mark Laskovics)
GO-CHEM stands for Greater Ohio Chemistry, which is a collaborative effort between sections on the Penn-Ohio Border. The focus is to foster interaction between the Local Sections, provide a venue to foster interaction at the undergraduate / graduate levels, and raise awareness of chemistry.
The Columbus area was choosen for the gathering because of its central location. The event is planned for the weekend of Saturday, Sept 17, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin, OH, and the nearby Columbus Zoo. This year's theme is “The Wild Side of Chemistry!”. Watch for more details to come!
Party Night on the River: Brew & BBQ
May 3, 2016 (Webmaster)
The ACS Cincinnati Section and ACS Central Regional Meeting 2016 are co-hosting a social event for section members and regional meeting attendees on Friday, May 20. B&B Riverboats and Madtree Brewery have teamed up to provide a Beer Tasting of locally brewed beers while cruising on the Ohio River. A representative of Madtree Brewery will present background, tasting notes, and perspective on a sampling of beers brewed right here in Cincinnati!
For more information and to register, please follow this link. Registration will close at noon on Friday, May 13.
In Memoriam Dr. Ted Logan
April 14, 2016 (Webmaster)
Long time Cincinnati Section member, Dr. Ted Logan, passed away on April 9, 2016, at the age of 84.
A graduate of Purdue University with a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry, Ted went on to have a 38+ year career at P&G. Ted was very active in the ACS serving as an elected board member for the local ACS section and as a leader for several national ACS committees.
Memories of Ted and notes of condolence can be shared with Ted's family here.
April 9, 2016 (Jackie Thomas)
The April 2016 meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 27, at Northern Kentucky University. This is our annual Student and Educators Awards Night with a featured presentation by the local section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS).
For more information and to register, please follow this link. Registration will close at 5 PM on Friday, April 22.
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
April 9, 2016 (Donna Wiedemann)
The Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Coalition will host their annual Earth Day Celebration for 2016 at Sawyer Point on Saturday, April 16, from noon until 5 PM. As part of this year's Chemists Celebrate Earth Day theme “The Great Indoors”, the Cincinnati Section will have a booth demonstrating aspects of our homes such as water, air and how to keep it clean, microorganisms bacteria/mold/mildew and how to control them.
If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Donna Wiedemann by phone at (513) 945-0259 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 2016 Meeting
February 28, 2016 (Jackie Thomas)
The March 2016 meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 30th, at the Cooper Creek Event Center. The featured speaker for the evening is Dr. Mallikarjuna N. Nadgouda, of the EPA, and the 2016 ACS Cincinnati Local Section Chemist of the Year winner.
For more information and to register, please click here. Registration will close on Monday, March 21th at 5pm.
Call for Teacher of the Year Nominations
February 28, 2016
Each year the Cincinnati section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) recognizes outstanding area educators by giving awards in the following categories:
- - High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year
- - Middle School/Junior High School Science Teacher of the Year
- - Elementary School Science Teacher of the year
If you know a teacher who has made a difference in students’ lives through excellent, innovative teaching methods, encouraging students to pursue science, and dedication to their profession, please send us their name and the name of their school. Nominations are due by Friday, April 1, 2016. Names should be sent to either: Lynn Hogue or Mike Weaver.
Help us find candidates by forwarding this information to your friends and family!
Special Energy Symposium at San Diego Meeting
February 28, 2016
Cincinnati Section member and ACS Immediate Past President, Diane Grob Schmidt, is sponsoring an Energy Symposium at the National ACS Spring Meeting in San Diego. This is a continuation of Diane's focus on inspired Grand Challenges of importance to ACS, the US and globally. See the attached flyer for more details.
February 2016 Meeting
January 30, 2016 (Jackie Thomas)
The February 2016 meeting will be held on Thursday, February 18th, at Procter & Gamble's Mason Business Center. The featured speaker for the evening is Dr Glenn Boutilier, Victor Mills Society Member and recently retired from P&G. Glenn will speak on the topic of “Mastery and Other Critical Attributes for Successful Innovation.”
For more information and to register, please click here. Registration will close on Friday, February 12th at 3pm.
Call for 2016 Chemist and Research Associate of Year Nominations -- DEADLINE EXTENDED
January 30, 2016 (Webmaster)
Recognize your colleagues and co-workers for their outstanding contributions to our field. Please submit a nomination for Cincinnati Chemist of the Year or Research Associate of the Year. The nomination deadline is January 31, 2016 February 15, 2016.
A Chemist of Year nomination should hold a terminal degree and must be a member of the Cincinnati section of the ACS. A Research Associate of the Year nomination must be or have been a practitioner within the chemical discipline, but ACS membership is not a requirement.
For more information or to submit nominations contact: Mike Weaver.
January Edition of CINTACS
January 15, 2016 (Adam Bange)
The January edition of CINTACS is now available.
Check it out here!
January 2016 Meeting
January 8, 2016 (Jackie Thomas)
January 2016 meeting will be held on Thursday, January 21st, at Mount Saint Joseph University. The featured speaker for the evening is professor Al Hazari from the University of Tennessee to speak on the topic of “A Fun (but Educational) History of Chemistry”.
For more information and to register, please click here. Registration will close at noon on Friday, January 15.
Call for 2016 Chemist and Researcher of Year Nominations
January 8, 2016 (Mike Weaver)
Recognize your colleagues and co-workers for their outstanding contributions to our field. Please submit a nomination for Cincinnati Chemist of the Year or Research Associate of the Year. The nomination deadline is January 31, 2016.
The Chemist of Year should hold a terminal degree and must be a member of the Cincinnati section of the ACS. A nomination requires two letters of recommendation and the nominee’s CV. The Research Associate of the Year must be or have been a practitioner within the chemical discipline, but ACS membership is not a requirement. A nomination requires a letter of recommendation; CV and additional documentation are optional, but appreciated.
Nomination materials should be sent to: Mike Weaver.