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logoDecember Joint Meeting with NOBCChE

December 1, 2015 (Webmaster)

December's joint meeting with NOBCChE will be held on Wednesday, December 9, at Xavier University. The featured speaker for the evening is Judson Haynes III, Ph.D. Dr. Haynes is the Past - President of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), a position he has held from July 2013 - June 2015. Dr. Haynes earned a B.A. in Chemistry with Honors from Hampton University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Louisiana State University. Currently, Dr. Haynes is a Section Head in Family Care R&D at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio.

For more information and to register, please click here. Registration will close at noon on Friday, December 4.


pictureIn Memoriam Dr. Joseph Caruso

November 29, 2015 (Webmaster)

The Cincinnati Section mourns the loss of Dr. Joseph 'Doc' Caruso. Joe passed away Monday, November 23, 2015.

A chemistry professor at the University of Cincinnati since 1969, Joe had also served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Joe was active in the Cincinnati Section and was awarded the section's Chemist of the Year award in 1992. In 2011 Joe was named an ACS Fellow for his outstanding achievements in his field and his contributions to the ACS.

The Joseph A. Caruso Endowed Chemistry Scholarship Fund at the University of Cincinnati has been established in his honor. Contributions can be sent to the UC College of Arts and Science-Development, P.O. Box 210367, Cincinnati, OH 45221, or give online at uc.edu/give.

Sympathy may be expressed at www.springgrove.org .


yellowDid you catch our National Chemistry Week Spot on Fox19?

October 19, 2015 (Webmaster)

The Cincinnati Section's very own Gloria Story and Anna Donnell are scheduled to show off for National Chemistry Week on Fox19! Check out their spot Tuesday morning on October 20 and get the scoop on how you can have your own color fun with acids and bases by checking out this info sheet.


yellowSpread the News -- National Chemistry Week is Here!

October 18, 2015 (Webmaster)

You can join in this year's National Chemistry Week fun, "Chemistry Colors Our World", 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 Friday and Saturday, Oct 23-24. 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 Tuesday, Oct 27. Visit this link for more information and an entry form.


logo 2015 Oesper Symposium and Award Banquet

October 18, 2015 (Webmaster)

The University of Cincinnati Department of Chemistry and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society are pleased to announce the 2015 Oesper Award Winner, Karen L Wooley (Texas A&M University).

The Oesper Symposium and Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, November 13, at the Tangeman University Center (TUC) at the University of Cincinnati.

Professor Wooley will speak at 4 PM on "Natural Product-Based Engineering Polymers: A Special Emphasis Toward (Degradable) Materials for Orthopedic, Drug Delivery, and Other Applications"". A poster session and reception will follow from 5:30 - 7 PM. The ACS Banquet begins at 7 PM. The Oesper Award presentation will follow dinner, and a talk given by Jean Fréchet on "From Corvallis to College Station" will end the evening.

Click here for more information and to register.


October Edition of CINTACSyellow

October 15, 2015 (Adam Bange)

The October edition of CINTACS is now available.

Check it out here!


yellow2016 Section Elections Begin Soon

October 10, 2015 (Webmaster)

Online voting for 2016 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 info@acoolsystemforvoting.org if you do not receive your voting PIN within the next few weeks or to request a paper ballot.

Online voting will be available until November 1, 2015.


Joint Dayton-Cincinnati Meeting at Valley Vineyardslogo

September 4, 2015 (Kevin Ashley)

The Dayton and Cincinnati sections will be hosting a joint social event at Valley Vineyards, Morrow, OH on Saturday, October 10, from at noon - 3:00 pm! Apart from being an opportunity to network with other chemists and their families, this event will include lunch (with a choice of steak or salmon with a buffet) and either wine or beer tasting (choose one), as well as appetizers.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged and discounted for those who do. The deadline for advanced registration 5:00 pm on Friday, October 9. For more information and to register, please visit the Dayton Section's website.


Register now for 12th Annual Family and Friends Picnic!logo

September 3, 2015 (Kevin Ashley)

Ask family and friends to join you on Sunday, September 13, 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!

Click here for more information and to register.


September Edition of CINTACSyellow

September 1, 2015 (Adam Bange)

The September edition of CINTACS is now available.

Check it out here!


Boston National Meetinglogo

August 1, 2015 (Webmaster)

The 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting will be held in Boston from August 16-20. Please visit this link for more information on Presidential Symposia and Events from Cincinnati local and current ACS President, Diane Grob Schmidt.


May Party Nightlogo

May 4, 2015 (Kevin Ashley)

Join us Friday, May 15, to watch the Cincinnati Reds play the San Francisco Giants on Star Wars Night! The first 20,000 fans receive a Star Wars poster, and the evening wraps up with a Star Wars themed fireworks show after the game.

The cost per person is $35 which includes a ticket to the game, all-you-can-eat ballpark food, and two beers/ice cream. Online reservations and pre-payment are REQUIRED for this event. Our online payment transactions are processed via Paypal using a debit/credit card or your existing Paypal account.

A limited number of tickets are available, so please register early. The deadline for registration is 5 PM on Wednesday, May 13. We're sorry, but late registrations cannot be accommodated for this event.

Tickets will be available for pick up at the Will Call window (Crosley Terrace / Nuxy's Entrance) 90 minutes prior to the game which is scheduled to start at 7:10 PM. Photo ID is required to pick up tickets and must match information provided during registration.

For more information and to register, please follow this link.


April Meetinglogo

April 3, 2015 (Kevin Ashley)

This month's section meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 22, at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights. At this meeting we will recognize the 2015 Student and Teacher Awardees. Also, members of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (notably Gloria Story and the current SAS President, Diane Parry) will present a program in celebration of the U.N. International Year of Light. Many thanks to the chemistry faculty at NKU, notably Diana McGill and Keith Walters, for arranging this event.

For more information and to register, please follow this link. Registration will close at noon on Friday, April 17.


March Meetinglogologo

February 28, 2015 (Kevin Ashley)

The March meeting for the Cincinnati Section will be held at Miami University on March 18 and will honor our Chemist and Research Associate of the Year. The Chemist of the Year for 2015 is Stacey Lowery Bretz, a Volwiler Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry at Miami University. The Research Associate of the Year for 2015 is Jennifer Roberts from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Prof Lowery Bretz will also be the featured speaker for the evening and will present "Measuring Misconceptions: Student Understanding of Multiple Representations in Chemisty".

For more information and to register, please follow this link. Registration will close at noon on Friday, March 13.


Announcing 2015 Researcher and Chemist of the Year

February 28, 2015 (Kevin Ashley)

logo Jennifer L. Roberts is a BS Chemistry graduate of Xavier University working as a chemist for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the agency’s Division of Applied Research and Technology (DART). Jennifer is a model research associate for the agency, fulfilling multiple roles. She is an analytical chemist who specializes in GC-MS analysis of organics in the air of workplaces captured on thermal desorption tubes for exposure assessment purposes. In support of NIOSH research studies, Ms. Roberts analyzes field samples for volatile organic compound screening for critical health hazard assessment studies. These studies include exposure assessments at nanomaterial manufacturing sites, chemical processing plants, electronic manufacturing facilities, polyurethane foam application sites, and local hospitals. She also coordinated the work efforts of a summer students to review information on analytical reports supporting NIOSH researchers. As a result of these investigations, Jen has co-authored at least a half-dozen peer-reviewed research papers and has presented her work at national conferences on several occasions. Moreover, Ms. Roberts coordinated a research effort installing and troubleshooting new instrumental chemistry technology within CEMB. She conducted maintenance of laboratory instruments and equipment changing gas cylinders, filling hydrogen generators, arranging for preventative maintenance visits and repair, and organizing calibrations for lab accreditation. Also, Jen has helped develop a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for NIOSH.

logo Stacey Lowery Bretz is the Volwiler Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry at Miami University in Oxford, OH. She earned her B.A. in chemistry from Cornell University in 1989 and an M.S. in chemistry from Penn State in 1992. She earned her Ph.D. in chemistry education research (CER) at Cornell University in 1994 and completed a post-doc in CER in the Department of Chemistry at UC Berkeley. Dr. Bretz's research expertise includes the development of assessments to characterize chemistry misconceptions and learning in the chemistry laboratory. Of particular interest is method development with regard to the use of multiple representations (particulate, symbolic, and macroscopic) to generate cognitive dissonance, including protocols for establishing the reliability and validity of these measures. She has published 68 papers, given 131 invited seminars, and been awarded external research funding in excess of $4.5M. Dr. Bretz is both a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. She chaired the Gordon Research Conference on CER in 2005. She has served on the Board of Trustees for the American Chemical Society Examinations Institute since being appointed in 2002; she served as Chair of the Board from 2009-2014. She served on the National Academy of Science National Research Council Committee on Discipline-Based Education Research. Stacey Lowery Bretz was honored with both of Miami University’s highest awards for teaching: the E. Phillips Knox Award for Undergraduate Teaching in 2009 and the Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate Instruction and Mentoring in 2013.


February Meeting -- Nanomedicinelogo

January 26, 2015 (Kevin Ashley)

The February section meeting will be held Thursday, February 12, at Mount St Joseph University. The featured speaker for the evening is Dan Feldheim, a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

The focus of Prof Feldheim's research is the use of synthetic nanoscale crystals for the treatment of viral and bacterial diseases. The title of Prof Feldheim's talk will be “Nanometer-Scale Therapeutics for the Treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant Infectious Diseases”.

For more information and to register, please follow this link. Registration will close at noon on Monday, February 9.

Many thanks to Praxair for serving as sponsor for the February meeting!


January Edition of CINTACSyellow

January 1, 2015 (Adam Bange)

The January edition of CINTACS is now available.

Check it out here!


Upcoming Events
Thu, Jan 18
Jan @ UC
Thu, Feb 15
Feb @ MSJ
Fri, Mar 29
March Meeting @ Manor House
Wed, May 1
Awards Night @ NKU
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