News Archive for 2013-14
May Edition of CINTACS
May 1, 2014 (Adam Bange)
The May edition of CINTACS is now available.
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April 26, 2014 (Diana McGill)
Join us Tuesday, May 13, for our Party Night at Mad Tree Brewery. The evening will include beer tastings, dinner by the bite, and small-group tours.
Online registration is required. The registration deadline is noon on Monday, May 5. For more information and to register, please click here.
2014-2015 Section Election Ends Soon
April 26, 2014 (Webmaster)
Online voting for 2014-2015 Cincinnati Section officers will end on Tuesday, May 6. Instructions for online voting were distributed to all eligible Cincinnati Section members. The email and postcard notices contained a unique PIN number and the web address to visit to cast your votes.
Biographies of all the candidates can be found here.
Contact email@example.com if you did not receive your voting PIN or to request a paper ballot.
NKU Seeking Summer Adjunct
April 21, 2014 (Keith Walters)
Northern Kentucky University is seeking a summer adjunct faculty member to teach Organic II lecture. Applicants must have Master’s Degree in chemistry/biochemistry (or equivalent coursework), and previous teaching experience is highly preferred. Lecture runs from 6/2-7/26, MTWR 10:00-11:15AM. For more information, please contact Keith Walters (firstname.lastname@example.org) and provide CV and current references.
Teacher of the Year for 2014
April 21, 2014 (Lynn Hogue)
Ed Kentrup of The Summit Country Day School is the Cincinnati Local Section’s 2014 High School Teacher of the Year. Ed, a 1974 graduate of Northern Kentucky University, has had successful careers in industry and teaching. His industrial experience has enabled him to bring real world applications of chemistry to his students. Ed Kentrup is a dedicated, caring, effective educator. His diligence and passion for the subject has helped many students discover the beauty of chemistry and helped them succeed in college. Ed’s commitment to the profession and his willingness to help others has aided students and other teachers alike. Ed Kentrup embodies everything that is good about the teaching profession.
April Edition of CINTACS
April 3, 2014 (Adam Bange)
The April edition of CINTACS is now available.
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March 29, 2014 (Diana McGill)
Join us Wednesday, April 16, for our Education Awards Night at Northern Kentucky University. Our guest speaker for the evening is Thayne Maynard from the Cincinnati Zoo presenting "The Nature of Hope".
Also don't miss the preceeding discussion group: "Experiences While Working Toward Careers in Academia - Claiming a Position in an Undergraduate Institution and Working Towards Tenure in a PhD Granting Institution" organized by the Cincinnati Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.
Online registration is required. The registration deadline is noon, Monday, April 14. For more information and to register, please click here.
Call for Service Award Nominations
March 29, 2014 (Phil Christenson)
Outstanding Service Award: The purpose of the Outstanding Service Award is to recognize a long term record of dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the section and the ACS community by a member of the Cincinnati Section. Nominations for the award should include at least one letter of recommendation describing the nominee’s outstanding contributions and dedication to the service of the Cincinnati Section and the larger ACS community over a period of years.
Catalyst Award: The purpose of the Catalyst award is to recognize special, exceptional and outstanding contributions to the section and/or the ACS community by a member of the Cincinnati Section. Nominations for the award should include at least one letter of recommendation describing the nominee’s exceptional contributions to the Cincinnati Section and/or the larger ACS community. Typically, the contributions are made over a shorter period of time than the Section’s Outstanding Service Award but the awardee's contributions will have a lasting impact.
Nominations are due by April 23, 2014. Nomination materials should be sent to: Philip A. Christenson.
Call for Teacher of the Year Nominations
January 18, 2014 (Lynn Hogue)
Each year the Cincinnati section of the American Chemical Society 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.
Nominations should include the teacher’s CV and at least one letter of nomination (ideally from the school principal),
indicating why the individual exemplifies excellence in Chemistry Education (for High School) or Science for Middle or Elementary School.
These awards will be given at our April meeting.
We need your help in finding these outstanding teachers. 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 encourage them to apply or nominate them yourself. You can also help to find good candidates by forwarding this information to the principal of your children or grandchildren’s school and encouraging them to nominate one of their teachers.
Nominations are due by Saturday, March 15, 2014. Nomination materials should be sent to: Lynn Hogue.
2014-2015 Section Elections Begin Soon
April 8, 2014 (Webmaster)
Online voting for 2014-2015 Cincinnati Section officers will begin soon. Biographies of all the candidates can be found here.
Instructions for online voting will be distributed shortly to all eligible Cincinnati Section members. The email and postcard 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 within the next few weeks or to request a paper ballot.
March Joint Meeting with Dayton Section
March 3, 2014 (Diana McGill)
Hopefully you will all find it as exciting as I do! The meeting will be held Thursday, March 27, at the Marriott North hotel; it is a joint meeting between the Cincinnati and Dayton sections.
We are very fortunate to host as our guest speaker, Dr. Donna Nelson, professor of Chemistry at the University of Oklahoma, very active national ACS member,
and importantly for her presentation, a science advisor for the very popular AMC TV series "Breaking Bad".
Donna’s talk – "Breaking Bad: My Experiences as Science Advisor" – is sure to entertain and enlighten our members, their guests and other Breaking Bad enthusiasts in attendance. Invite your friends and neighbors – it should be a fantastic event for chemists and non-chemists alike. We’re even planning a raffle prize drawing at the end of the night to encourage attendees to turn in surveys.
Online registration is required. You can save $5 when you register AND pay online! The registration deadline is noon, Monday, March 24. For more information and to register, please click here.
March Edition of CINTACS
March 3, 2014 (Adam Bange)
The March edition of CINTACS is now available.
Check it out here!
February Edition of CINTACS
February 1, 2014 (Adam Bange)
The February edition of CINTACS is now available.
Check it out here!
January 18, 2014 (Diana McGill)
Our February meeting will honor our Cincinnati Section Research Associate and Chemist of the Year.
Dr. Bill Connick, will become our section’s 64th recipient of the Chemist of the Year award.
He earned his Ph.D. under Harry Gray at Cal. Tech. and joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati in 1998.
Our 2014 Research Associate of the year is Michele Mangels who is a principle researcher at Procter and Gamble.
Many of you also know her as our section’s webmaster extraordinaire.
On Wednesday, February 12, we head to the Embassy Suites, Blue Ash for this celebration, so please join us as we give our hearty congratulations to Bill and Michele as exemplar examples for our section!
For more information and to register, please click here. Registration closes at noon on Friday, February 7.
Younger Chemist Committee Event February 11
January 18, 2014 (Vanessa Frost Barnes)
Why do some scents quicken our pulse? Come explore the art of chemistry through the production of perfumes used in household products.
Join three industry experts as they break down the science of fragrances and how chemists are working to find love potion #9.
Cincinnati Chapter Younger Chemists Committee looks forward to hosting you and learning more about this fascinating topic.
This event will be held on February 11th with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from 6 to 7 pm and webinar from 7pm to 8 pm at Markes International Office and Laboratory, 11126 Kenwood Road Suite D, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.
Please RSVP to Vanessa Frost Barnes via email or phone: firstname.lastname@example.org 513-707-2769. We look forward to seeing you then!
January Edition of CINTACS
January 18, 2014 (Adam Bange)
The January edition of CINTACS is now available.
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December 19, 2013 (Diana McGill)
With learning that our very own Diane Schmidt won the national election for ACS president-elect, our January meeting will be a celebration!
There will be no formal chemistry talk, so please bring a guest and join us on Tuesday, January 14, at the Anderson Center where we will celebrate and honor Diane.
We won’t let breaking for a dinner interrupt our connections and conversations, so we will have hors d’oeuvres and drinks all evening, with special champagne cocktails to add to the festive occasion.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
For more information and to register, please click here. Registration closes at noon on Tuesday, January 7.
Reminder -- December Meeting at Xavier U.
December 9, 2013 (Diana McGill)
The student reception for December's meeting will be from 5:30 - 6:15 PM in Hailstones Hall, Room 2.
The main program and dinner will be held in the Conaton Board Room (Schmidt Hall, Room 201) with registration available at 5 PM. For more meeting information, please click here!
December Edition of CINTACS
December 2, 2013 (Adam Bange)
The December edition of CINTACS is now available.
Check it out here!
December Meeting at Xavier University
November 23, 2013 (Diana McGill)
The next section meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11, at Xavier University. The guest speaker will be Dr. Stefan France from Georgia Tech. Dr. France is last year’s winner of NOBCChE’s Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award and will be introduced by Dr. Judson Haynes, national president of NOBCChE and chemist at Procter and Gamble. Dr. France and Dr. Haynes will host a reception for undergraduate and graduate students prior to the dinner. This is a great networking opportunity for our area's young chemists, so please help spread the word and encourage your students to attend the reception and meeting. For more information and to register, please click here. Registration will close at 11 AM on Friday, December 6.
Congratulations to Diane Schmidt!
November 23, 2013 (Diana McGill)
The election results from the 2013 ACS elections are in and our very own Cincinnati section member Diane Schmidt has won! Diane has been named the 2014 ACS President-Elect! Diane earned her Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati and is a Procter and Gamble chemist. She has been exquisitely involved in the ACS at the local, regional and national levels and will be an excellent ACS president. Congratulations Diane!
Proposed Changes to the Cincinnati Section Bylaws
November 3, 2013 (Diana McGill)
A letter from our Chair . . .
Don't Forget to Vote!
October 14, 2013 (Jackie Thomas)
Ballots for the ACS 2013 National Election were mailed on October 4. In addition to paper ballots, ACS has been using VR Election Services, an external vendor,
to provide election-materials such as ballots and candidate statements to members. Please keep on the look out for a paper ballot or electronic email with voting instructions. The deadline for paper and electronic ballots
is November 15, 2013.
Your vote is important. The Society's elected officers on the ACS Board of Directors play an active, major role in the policy and fiduciary oversight of the Society.
The Committee on Nominations and Elections encourages you to vote, and also encourages you to cast votes electronically. Casting votes via internet is easy and fast.
Candidate statements and biographical information can be found in Chemical and Engineering News Sept 16th issue and online.
Registration Open for PANIC Conference
October 14, 2013 (Webmaster)
Registration is currently open for the Practical Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC). Its content focuses on "practical applications to real problems faced by scientists in industry and research institutions".
The conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Discounts for early (November 8, 2013) and advanced (January 10, 2014) registration are available.
More information is available from the conference website or from the following
Spread the News -- National Chemistry Week is Just Around the Corner!
October 4, 2013 (Jackie Thomas, Gloria Story)
You can join in this year's National Chemistry Week fun, "Energy Now and Forever!", 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's Rotunda on Oct 25-26. Local section volunteers provide free chemistry demos all day Friday and Saturday.
October Edition of CINTACS
October 4, 2013 (Adam Bange)
The October edition of CINTACS is now available.
Check it out here!
Nominations for Chemist and Research Associate of the Year
October 4, 2012 (Phil Christenson)
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 Friday, December 20.
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; a CV and additional documentation are optional but appreciated. Electronic submission is greatly preferred.
Nomination materials should be sent to Philip A. Christenson.
Oesper Award Banquet
September 23, 2013 (Diana McGill)
The University of Cincinnati Department of Chemistry and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society are pleased to announce
the 2013 Oesper Award Winner, Richard Eisenberg,
the Tracy Harris Professor Emeritus and Professor (Research) at the University of Rochester.
The Oesper Symposium and Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, October 25, at the Tangeman University Center (TUC) at the University of Cincinnati.
For additional information and to register for the Oesper Award Banquet, please click here.
Come to the first gathering of the Cincinnati ACS for 2013-2014!
September 5, 2013 (Diana McGill)
The 10th Annual Family and Friends Picnic will be held Sunday, September 22, from 1-4 PM at Germania Park.
Ask family and friends to join you as we welcome the new ACS year and enjoy a beautiful Sunday fall afternoon together. Reconnect with ACS friends and make new ones in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Activities and entertainment will include grilled meats, drinks, games and chemistry fun. You are also invited to bring your favorite picnic dish to share.
For more information and to register, please click here.
September Edition of CINTACS
September 7, 2013 (Adam Bange)
The September edition of CINTACS is now available. Check it out here!
National Chemistry Week 2013 - Call for Volunteers!
September 3, 2013 (Jackie Thomas)
We are still in need of additional volunteers for NCW 2013! This years theme is "Energy Now and Forever!". NCW is Oct 20-26th.
Cincinnati Public Libraries: We already have a big requests list for demos at the Cincinnati Public Library. If you would like to lead a Library demo email email@example.com and let us know. This is a great way to really interact with children in the local area and help inspire future generations of chemists!
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC): If you would like to help out at the CMC please contact Gloria Story at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great venue to celebrate chemistry and reaches so many children!
This year's demo practice will be at Kentucky University on Sept 25th from 6:30-8pm. For more information contact: email@example.com.
Thanks again to everyone in advance for your help with NCW this year! Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Volunteer at the Fall National ACS Meeting in Indy!
July 8, 2013 (Indiana Section National Meeting Leadership Team)
The Indianapolis Section is looking for 250 volunteers to help at the 246th American Chemical Society Meeting in Indianapolis the week of September 8-12 and at a special ACS-CSI Outreach event scheduled for September 8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up for a shift by visiting VolunteerSpot. Or if you would like more information about volunteer opportunities, consider joining the live webinar on Thursday, July 11, at 3 PM. For details, click here. -- on behalf of the Indiana Section National Meeting Leadership Team
Undergraduate Travel Grants Available
July 1, 2013 (Gloria Story)
Attention Greater Cincinnati College or University Chemistry Department chairs! Do you have an undergraduate student presenting a paper or poster at the this year's Fall National ACS meeting in Indy? If so, apply for a travel grant ASAP! Click here for more info.
246th American Chemical Society Meeting in Indianapolis
March 15, 2013 (Indiana Section National Meeting Leadership Team)
The 246th American Chemical Society Meeting is coming to Indianapolis the week of September 8th through the 12th. As part of this meeting, the Indiana ACS Section is hosting a large Public Outreach Event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and they need your help to make it a grand success. The Indiana ACS Section has partnered up with Celebrate Science Indiana to create an interactive STEM/Racing experience that works with the ACS meeting's theme of "Chemistry in Motion". As this meeting is within driving distance, it would be a perfect opportunity to give ACS chemists the chance to volunteer at such a great event, as well as see the Speedway in a manner that you have never seen before. In fact there will even be an opportunity to do some on-track rides and more. Additionally, there is booth space available for companies and STEM groups to present to an audience that will likely top 10000 science hungry people. What a great way to get involved! Please take a look at the event website and click on the Public Outreach Event tab for more information. There is another tab in the website that takes you to a site that will help organize volunteers for the day and the meeting. Please see the September Volunteering opportunities. Once you sign up, a local Indiana Section member will contact you to get you even more information. Even if you can't come out to volunteer for the STEM event, you're encouraged to take advantage of the close proximity of Indianapolis to come out for the meeting itself. Abstracts deadlines for the meeting are coming up soon with some of the divisions closing on March 18th. The website also has information on the meeting, the city of Indianapolis itself, and the abstract submission forms. Thanks in advance for your time and efforts to promote STEM in the Midwest. -- on behalf of the Indiana Section National Meeting Leadership Team