Newsletter of the Cincinnati Section of the 
American Chemical Society 
Vol. 39, No. 3 - November 2001


From the Chair
December Monthly Meeting
Award Nominations Solicited
Chemical Information Update
Chemical Educators/
Educational Grants
 New Approach to Local Meeting Sponsorship
Chemical Safety Information
Holiday Fun: A Demo Derby
Career Services
 Retired Engineers and Scientists
Deadline for Submission
 13th Annual Sweat Hogs'
Family Event
Preparing for 
National Chemistry Week
Short Course Survey
Travel Awards

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CINTACS - The official newsletter of the Cincinnati Section, American Chemical Society

Editor..........................................Bruce S. Ault
Advertising................................Dustin Starkey

CINTACS is published nine times a year (September through May) by the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society. All changes of address should be sent to Emel Yakali at Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236, phone 745-5686, FAX 745-5767, or email


The submission deadline will be approximately November 26, for the January 2002 issue.  Electronic submission is strongly preferred, except for original photos. All materials should be sent to:

Dr. Bruce Ault
Department of Chemistry
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Phone: 513-556-9238
FAX: 513-556-9239

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From the Chair

On December 5 we’re honored to have Margaret Ringenberg as our featured speaker.  Margaret is one of the first women pilots, a contemporary of Amelia Earhart.  Her love affair with flying began when she took her first airplane ride at the age of 7 from a farmer's field in rural Indiana.  She served her country as a WASP (Women's Army Service Pilots) in WWII, and became a flight instructor in 1945.  She is an entertaining and thought-provoking motivational speaker

What does this have to do with Chemistry?  Hmmmm…..  Lessee….  We have perhaps 20% of our membership who attend one or more meetings per year.  This means we’re missing 80% of the membership - they merely pay dues, read C&E News, but don’t participate in Section functions.  My wife Jeannette, a Microbiologist/Biochemist/Molecular Geneticist, says that when Iota Sigma Pi gets together, there’s lots of discussion about all sorts of things, but Chemistry is usually peripheral.  The women chemists seem to have a different agenda.  It may seem strange to the male/academia dominated ACS, but perhaps we could gain a wider participation amongst our membership with an occasional topic of general interest.  We might simultaneously enhance the audience with people from the general community who will then get the idea that Chemists and Chemical Engineers aren’t “Ivory Tower” or “Nuts and Bolt” people.  They might even get the idea that we aren’t much different than the person down the street, except for our interest in Chemistry and related fields.  We’re inviting women managers of all persuasions from our industrial and academic institutions to join, and will have publicity in newspapers, and on radio and TV.  Let’s hope we fill the room to overflowing!  The facilities are brand new at Xavier - thanks to Dan McLoughlin for the arrangements.  Thanks to our meeting sponsor, Ted Logan, for helping us with this gala event.

The Oesper Banquet went very well.  Thanks to Kim Carey and others at UC who did an excellent job of arrangements.  Congratulations to Harry Gray on winning the award!

On October 13 Jeannette and I were privileged to join the “The Sweat Hogs Family Event.” This is the group of our colleagues and friends, organized by Richard Sunberg, who meet once a year to put together the Elementary School packages for National Chemistry Week.  The event was held at Bob & Joyce Smyth’s farm near Okeana, a lovely place for such an event.  Bob moved some implements out of a large barn, put up several tables, and we “grunts” assembled some 800 NCW packets.  This took about 2 hours, and then we sat around a bonfire, went on a hayride, saw some goats, cows and chickens, and had a food-fest, with pizza for the main entry, plus a large variety of appetizers and desserts.  The weather held off - it started raining just as we were sitting down to eat - so we moved into the barn.  I’ll bet most of you didn’t know that such a facet of the Cincinnati section existed!  Next year, why not volunteer to help?  This is a great family event!

Another event related to NCW was a cub scout pack meeting and NCW demonstrators training session held at Procter & Gambles Miami Valley Laboratories on October 15, hosted by Gloria Story and several of her P&G colleagues.  Some of demos were a bit more complicated than we’d attempt at the museum center or at a library, but they were very well received by the Cub Scouts, and we demonstrators learned several techniques for engaging children in our presentations.  If you didn’t participate in NCW this year, be sure to volunteer next year!

Did you miss a feature article in C&EN about one of our colleagues?  Al Bayless was featured in the April 23, 2001 issue, with an article about his novel idea for getting safety messages across to his P&G colleagues inside bathroom stalls.  He presented this idea at the Division of Chemical Health & Safety symposium at the Spring Meeting.  His idea, called “Toilet Tabloids” or "potty postings" was implemented at P&G’s Health Care Research Center.  A few of his colleagues were a bit irked.  "Our last bit of privacy is being invaded by safety messages!" some of his colleagues groused, "Is no place sacred?"  His idea was supported by Management, and is now firmly in place.  The multitasking aspect of Bayless' captive audience insulates the program from potential criticism that workers spend too much time reading the messages.  And it permits him to communicate in volume. "If you do one posting a week, that's 52 messages per year," he said. "Could you even dream of getting away with that via e-mail?"

Hank Greeb
Phone 513-385-8363
FAX   513-385-8888

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December Monthly Meeting
December 5, 2001
Conaton Board Room, Room 201 Schmidt Hall
Xavier University
Sponsored by Ted Logan

Honored Guest and Speaker
Margaret Ringenberg

"Girls Can't be Piolots"

This month we break (recent) tradition and feature a non-chemist with a non-chemistry topic.  (See “from the Chair” for a more detailed explanation)  We are pleased and honoured to have Margaret Ringenberg as our guest and speaker for the Section’s December meeting.  She will draw from her rich and varied aeronautical experiences to share her unique perspective on life as a female aviator in an almost totally male-dominated profession.  Starting with her first plane ride at seven, she progressed to a WWII ferry pilot, service in WASP, flight instructor, corporate pilot, and air racer.  She has over 40,000 hours of flying time, holds both single- and multiple engine ratings, has flown the last 20 Powder Puff Derbies, and every Air Race Classic since 1977.  In 1994 she fulfilled her dream of flying around the world, and , in the Spring of 2001, flew the London to Sydney Air Race as co-pilot, coming in 12th, at the age of 80.

Margaret Ringenberg’s exploits, adventures, and experiences, and her constant encounters with, and victories over, gender bias will be inspirational and motivational to present and future female managers hearing her messages.  Male managers will also gain much from these messages, detailed in her 1998 book, “GIRLS CAN’T BE PILOTS”.

About the Speaker

Margaret Ringenberg was born and lived her entire life in Allen County (Indiana) near Fort Wayne. She served her country as a WASP (Women Air Service Pilots) from 1943 to 1945, where she ferried planes around the US. She became a flight instructor in 1945 and has flown as a commercial pilot ever since. Since 1957 she has flown in air races including the Powder Puff Derby, the Classic Air Race, the Grand Prix, the Great Southern, the Denver Mile High, the Illi-nine Air Races, and many others.  She completed the Round-the-World Air Race in 1994 at age 72, and the London to Sydney Air Race in 2001 at age 80. At the Air Force Academy in 1998 she addressed 1000 cadets and received a standing ovation.  Tom Brokaw, in his book “GREATEST GENERATION”, devoted a chapter to her and her accomplishments.

Margaret Ringenberg is married to Morris Ringenberg (55 years) and they have 2 children and 5 grand children, all of whom have flown with her in races and all have been in the winner’s circle to receive trophies.  Her home has a room filled with trophies, commendations, awards, mementos, and dozens of pictures with presidents and other dignitaries from around the world.

In her spare time she has served on museum boards, given motivational speeches, and established a scholarship with the Allen County Air Patrol.  Margaret Ringenberg has made history, set records, won trophies, and changed lives in a remarkable career and life.


5:30-6:30 p.m.
Board Meeting, President's Conference Room, 204 Schmidt Hall

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Registration; Social hour, Conaton Board Room

7:00-8:00 p.m.
Dinner, Conaton Board Room ($20.00, students, elementary/secondary school teachers, and retirees, 1/2 price)

Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Hunter Sauce, Garden Greens Salad with Italian Viniagrette, Wild Rice Pilaf, Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Medley, Fresh Baked Bread, Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Sauce, Whipped Cream and Chocolate Shavings, Coffee, Tea.  (Vegetarian entree available upon request when making reservations).

8:00-9:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker, Margaret Ringenberg

Reservations: Send your reservations to Robbin Rolfes <> , or if you have difficulty remembering this address, send to <>.  If absolutely impossible to make reservations via the internet, telephone 513-385-8363 Deadline for reservations is Monday, December 3, 2001.  (It will save a lot of trouble if you use e-mail, but we don't want to discourage those who like the "olde fashioned" means of making reservations).  Include your name, affiliation, and state if you're in one of the 1/2 price categories.  As a reminder, if you decide you must miss a meeting after you have made reservations, please call to cancel. If you do not cancel, the Section will have to charge you because it will have been charged by the University.


The Xavier University Conaton Presidential Board Room is located on the second floor of Schmidt Hall.  Parking is provided free with a Parking Pass (available as a .pdf file) at the F&W Center on Dana Avenue across the street from Schmidt Hall.

I-71: Exit at Dana Avenue exit.  Proceed west on Dana Avenue past Ledgewood Drive.  As the road begins a slight turn, the F&W parking area will be on the left before you reach Victory Parkway.

I-75: Exit at Mitchell Avenue.  Proceed east on Mitchell Avenue, crossing over Reading Road.  Continue to Dana Avenue and turn left.  Just after crossing Victory Parkway, the entrance to F&W parking area will be on the right.

Rt. 562: Exit the Norwood Lateral at Reading Road.  Continue in the left lane of Reading Road to Victory Parkway.  Merge left onto Victory Parkway at the light.  Continue to Dana Avenue.  Turn left onto Dana Avenue. The entrance to F&W parking area will be on the right in about half a block.
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Award Nominations Solicited

Cincinnati Chemist of the Year

 The Section Awards Committee requests nominations for the 2002 Cincinnati Chemist of the Year. This award, given annually since 1950, recognizes professional accomplishments of a member. The 2002 Chemist of the Year will be the featured speaker at the February meeting.

Deadline for nominations is December 12, 2001.

Cincinnati Research Assistant of the Year

 The Section Awards Committee requests nominations for the 2002 Cincinnati Research Assistant/Chemical Technician of the Year. This award, given annually, recognizes job skills, safety, teamwork, leadership, publications and presentations, reliability, communications skills, and additional professional and community activities. A Chemical Technician/Research Assistant is defined as a person whose training includes successful completion of a two year post-high school chemistry curriculum or equivalent work in a Baccalaureate program, or equivalent knowledge gained by experience. The 2002 award will be presented at the March meeting. The winner will be the section’s candidate for the National award.

Deadline for nominations is December 12, 2001.

Outstanding Teaching Awards

 Do you know a teacher who inspires his/her students? Fills them with a curiosity about the world of science and chemistry? The Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society is looking for these people - and honors three each year.

The High School Chemistry Teacher of the year is awarded annually, to recognize accomplishments of those of us who teach chemistry at the secondary school level.

The Middle School/Junior High School Science Teacher of the Year is awarded annually to honor science teaching at this level.

The Elementary School Science Teacher of the Year is awarded for excellence in elementary teaching.

 All three awards recognize teaching ability, enthusiasm, mentoring skills, and other leadership activities. Nominees need not be members of the American Chemical Society. Generally speaking, anyone teaching in these capacities within 35 mile radius of downtown Cincinnati is eligible.   These awards will be given at the April Meeting.

Deadline for nominations is January 16, 2001 (at the meeting).

Nomination forms for each award may be requested from, and returned to:

Tim Cassady                                    Work:  513-482-2294
Cognis Corporation                          FAX:  513-482-2862
4900 Este Ave.                                Email:
Cincinnati, OH  45232-1491

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Chemical Information Update

by Edlyn Simmons
Chair, Chemical Information Discussion Group

Beginning this month, the Chemical Information Discussion Group will be providing CINTACS readers with hints and updates on chemical information resources available to most chemists and techniques for using them.  Contributions from any ACS member are welcome, and so are requests for information you'd like to see in a future column.

Ever need to know the correct name for a compound?  If you have a structure drawing, there are three ways to go about finding a name.  You can do a search in one of the databases that index structures, but you'll only find a name if the compound has already been named and is in the database.  You can create the name using the rules published by IUPAC or the Chemical Abstracts Service.  The rules CAS uses for naming compounds are slightly different from the official IUPAC rules, and there are a number of "dialects" of IUPAC nomenclature.  A name will be correct as long as it is unambiguous.  Or you can use structure naming software that generates a systematic name from a drawn structure.  Both nomenclature rules and name-generating databases are available free on the Internet.  Databases that index known structures will be covered in a future column.

IUPAC has now loaded its chemical nomenclature manuals onto the internet.  They can be found at  This site has complete manuals on naming conventions for all kinds of molecules, glossaries of chemical terminology, an updated table of atomic weights, and even fonts for chemical symbols.  For guidance on the meanings of chemical terms and symbols you can search, "The Gold Book", formally known as the IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology.

At least two different naming software packages area available free in the Internet.  The best known naming package is Autonom, produced by the Beilstein Institute (now MDL GmbH).  Advanced Chemical Development Inc. produces naming software packages that generate IUPAC nomenclature and CAS nomenclature. IUPAC names are available through the IUPAC website free using AutoNom and ACD/Name - visit and look under "tools."  AutoNom names are available free from (  ACS's free ChemSketch 5.0 software package has the capability to generate IUPAC names for compounds containing 50 atoms or less.  Both Autonom and ACD software are available for purchase in more robust versions.  For more information visit the producers' websites, and, respectively.

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Chemical Educators/Educational Grants

While the first deadline for submission of education grant proposals has passed, two submission deadlines remain,
Jan. 15 and May 1, 2002.

The Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society has funds available for the purpose of improving chemical education
in the geographic area served by the local section (OH: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and
Warren counties; KY: Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties; IN: Dearborn and Ohio counties). The Educational Grants
Committee was established to make recommendations to the Cincinnati Section Board of Directors for the disbursement of
these funds.

 The committee hereby invites applications for these grants from all members (teachers, students, industrial chemists, etc.) of the
chemical community in the service area of the section. Applications will be accepted and reviewed according to the following schedule:
Review Month
Application Deadline
Notification Date
 January  January 15, 2002  February 15, 2002
 May  May 1, 2002  May 30, 2002

 Grants will be awarded for such activities as attending educational workshops, participation in summer research programs,
innovative education programs, instructional equipment, etc. Proposals, which incorporate the use of funds from other agencies
or corporations, including the agency, or corporation, with which the applicant is affiliated, will be given preference in the
selection process. Funds will generally not be awarded for the purchase of common supplies or chemicals. However, any
application, which meets the basic criteria for which the fund was created, will be given serious consideration. Grants will be, in
most cases, limited to $1,500; exceptional proposals will be considered for larger amounts. No school or organization will be
allowed to receive more than one (1) award per calendar year. Within one year from the time the grant is awarded, a report
describing the used of the funds and the impact that the project had is expected to have on improving chemical education is to
be forwarded to the cmmittee chairperson.

For further information or an application, please contact:

Rebecca E. Stricklin
Oak Hills High School
3200 Ebenezer Road
Cincinnati, OH 45248-4038
Phone: 513-922-2300 Ext. 579
FAX: 513-922-4900

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Chemical Safety Information

The American Chemical Society Committee on Chemical Safety has a new look, new content, and a new URL!
Check it out at:

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The chemical educators’ discussion group is holding a demo derby on Wednesday, December 12 at Sycamore High School. Our host is Dan Murray. We will come together at 6:30 PM for a social time and light refreshments. The demos will begin at 7 PM and conclude at 8:30 PM. Teachers are asked to bring their favorite demo to share. Plan to perform the demo in ten minutes or less in the same fashion as you do it in class. Provide an informative handout so that those in attendance can repeat the demo at their home schools. The intention is to have presentations from several teachers; i.e., do not be long winded! Everyone who attends should strongly consider being a presenter. Do not come with cold feet but with eager hearts. Please e-mail your intent to present to Linda Ford at

Members of the local section from other career paths are WELCOME to join the teachers. Since we have some very talented demonstrators among us, the derby promises to be a real holiday treat. Sycamore High School is at 7400 Cornell Road. Exit I-275 at Montgomery Road and drive north a short distance. Turn left onto Cornell and travel 1 mile. The high school sits on the right side of the road and is too huge to miss. Drive up the big circular drive and look for the faculty parking lot on the north side of the building. Dan will place signs to help direct you to his classroom.

A big thank you to Mike Geyer and Paula Williams Butler for the October program. Paula’s classroom was loaded with laptop computers. These two able leaders took eighteen teachers on an excursion of Internet resources for teachers. Mike had a disk prepared  for each teacher that provided links to the best sites for chemical education at all levels of instruction. If you could not attend but would like these materials, contact Paula ( or Mike (

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Career Services

Greetings from the Career Services Committee!  Several years ago, the committee compiled a list of companies that employ chemists in the Cincinnati area.  I recently joined Jan Strobel on the committee and we have decided that the list needs an overhaul and update.  With mergers, address changes, openings and closings, the list needs a lot of corrections.  I need some help from the members!  If you work for an organization that employs chemists, I’d like to get some information about your company.  The following information would really help to make the list a resource for job seekers in the area.  The name and mailing address for the company, as well as the line of business.  If possible, the name of a human resources contact with a phone number would be helpful as well.  Also include a web address and any special information about applying, such as if unsolicited resumes are accepted.  The goal is to eventually post the list on the section website.

Send the information to:
Phil McKitrick at email:

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New Approach to Local Meeting Sponsorship

Beginning this year we will initiate an additional approach to Cincinnati Section meeting sponsorships.  In the past we have solicited local industries to sponsor meetings.  We will continue to do so but also engage section members to sponsor specific meetings.   "Sponsorship" in this context entails a substantial contribution to defray the cost of the Section meeting, including, but not limited to, payment for Social Hours, pre-dinner speakers, main speaker expenses, room rental, audiovisual needs.

Sponsors will be recognized in pre-meeting notices and at the sponsored meeting. Our thinking behind this new approach is that we have many members, retired and working, who give generously to tax-exempt organizations such as museums, churches, United Appeal, PBS, etc.  Often they do not realize that the same opportunities and tax exempt benefits exist for the Cincinnati Section of the ACS, and that the latter represents a viable and worthwhile contribution target that can help the Section grow. With financial help like this we can add and improve programs for its 1700+ members.

For those who gift with appreciated stock shares, we can offer the same tax advantages as exist for more traditional charitable targets. In this first year of this new approach to sponsorship, four members have generously agreed to contribute $1000 each to sponsor a meeting in the 2001-2002 program year.

Their names and meeting to be sponsored are:

October 5th, 2001: Oesper Award, Dr. Harry B. Gray, speaker. Sponsor: Dr. Robert G. Laughlin, retired, Procter & Gamble Co.

November 1st 2001, Dr. Eli Pearce, speaker. Sponsor: Dr. Rick Fayter, retired, Cognis-US Corp.

December 5th, 2001, Margaret Ringenberg, speaker. Sponsor: Dr. Ted J. Logan, retired, Procter & Gamble Co.

January 16th, 2002; Dr. Shirley Corriher, speaker. Sponsor: Dr. George P. Rizzi, retired, Procter & Gamble Co.

( Note: Speakers and dates may change as the program is finalized). All Cincinnati Section members join in thanking the sponsors for their generosity and support of this Section as it tries to bring interesting and quality speakers and timely subjects to the membership.

We hope other members will examine their charitable gift giving plans and include a sponsorship commitment for our Section's 2002-2003 program.

Ted J. Logan, Councilor
Cincinnati Section, ACS

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Retired Engineeers and Scientists
Consider RESC Activities

The Retired Engineers and Scientists of Cincinnati - RESC for short - invite those with  technical backgrounds who are retired  and  would like to share good  fellowship while  pursuing interests in technology, community, history and nostalgia, travel, and business  or industry developments.Activities include monthly luncheon meetings, periodic plant tours, and golf in season. Luncheon meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month from October through May,

Luncheon Meeting Schedule - ( at Unity Center )    November  through  January

Tuesday, November  20
The Baltic States - Then and Now
11:30 AM         Dr. Carl F. and Marjorie Evert, Past President of RESC and wife, both of who have taught at many of the area's universities in fields of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Corporate Finance will summarize their Elderhostel Tour program, which explored the history and culture of each country in the 50 years of occupation and recovery, as well as modern day Finland and St. Petersburg, Russia.

Tuesday, December  18
"Mothers and Other Heroes",  by Laura Pulfer
11:30AM    The popular columnist of the Cincinnati Enquirer, author, and commentator on NPR will be the featured speaker for the traditional RESC pre-holiday luncheon which is especially tailored for enjoyment of spouses & ladies.She will be introducing her new book as sequel to "I Beg to Differ" .

Tuesday, January  15
Canada - Our Northern Neighbor
11:30 AM       Russell Knowling,  Lecturer, UC Institute of Learning in Retirement who has studied and taught in Australia, England, Canada, and the USA will lead us westward across Canada from Newfoundland to British Columbia with not just tourist features but the history, geography, and philosophy which distinguish the Provinces, and prepare you for personal exploration.

Plant Tour Schedule -  October  through  January
Note: Attendance on tours may be limited

Tuesday, December  4
Motoman  Inc.    (robotics)       West Carrolton, Ohio
10:00 AM As company headquarters, this plant includes their advanced systems  development, testing, and training. Learn about robot evolution.  See robots performing laser cutting and three dimensional welding. Also, see robots designed for clean rooms in semiconductor industry, for deflashing plastic parts, and for welding on Humvee vehicles.  Followed by lunch at El Rancho Grande.

Event Attendance REQUIRES  Advance Reservations:   Contact Gene Anderson,  phone (513) 353-2708.  General information about RESC and supplemental information about events is available on website:

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Preparing for National Chemistry Week

Each year, demonstration volunteers get together before National Chemistry Week (NCW) to share ideas and demonstrate their most popular experiments to new volunteers.  As the 2001 chair, I thought I would do things a little bit differently and still get the same job done.  Why not organize an actual demonstration, with children as the audience, with time for sharing and discussion at the end?  On the evening of October 15th, Procter and Gamble’s Miami Valley Laboratories opened their auditorium for a night of Science magic with a Harry Potter character, Snape’s apprentice (a potion wizard, aka Ed Von Bargen).  In the audience were not only most of the library and Museum demonstration volunteers, but virtually all of Cub Scout Pack 924 from Queen of Peace School in Millville, OH.  The NCW volunteers got to watch a demo master at work, engaging the children’s interest and imagination from the beginning to the end of a fabulous hour of science experiments.  We learned about the properties of dry ice and how carbonic acid makes caves, liquid nitrogen and how the oil fires were extinguished in Kuwait, pH indicators, making a mirror inside a Coke bottle, elephant toothpaste, and the mystique of an oscillating reaction.  Once we finally coaxed the cub scouts toward home, we finished the evening sharing ideas and getting excited about our upcoming programs at the local libraries and the Cincinnati Museum Center.

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Short Course Survey

The Continuing Education Committee is planning to offer a short course in the Spring of 2002.  To aid in the process of selecting a course, we would like to know which of the following topics is of the most interest to you.

Please select your top 3 choices from the list of course topics below.  Please indicate next to your selections whether you

(a) definitely would attend,
(b) probably would attend,
(c) most likely would not or could not attend

if the course was to be offered. Completing this survey does not obligate you to register for the course.  For your information, the cost for these courses is typically about $500.00 and they are held in the April-May timeframe.

1.   Chemical Engineering and Process Fundamentals for Chemists
2.   Dispersion of Fine Particles in Liquids
3.   Emulsions and Microemulsions
4.   Experiment Design for Productivity and Quality in R&D
5.   Fundamentals of High Performance Liquid Chromatography
6.   Interpretation of Mass Spectra
7.   Molecular Biology and Recombinant DNA Technology
8.   Pharmacology for Chemists
9.   Polymer Chemistry
10. Statistical Analysis of Laboratory Data
11. Synthetic Organic Chemistry:  Modern Methods and Strategy

Please e-mail your response to: by November 30.  Thank you.

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Thirteenth Annual Sweat Hogs' Family Event

Held at Bob & Joyce Smyth's Farm Near Okeana, Ohio
October 13, 2001
Alleged purpose: Stuff 800 Elementary School Packets for NCW Contest
Actual Purpose: After Stuffing 800 Packets, drink beer and Soft Drinks


A few of the "stuffers" - Clockwise Left to Right -  Paul Russell,  Becky Farmer, Jeannette  Greeb (in background), Bruce Gibson, Ralph Farmer


Richard Sunberg, Chief Elementary NCW Honcho &  Chief Packet stuffer

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Women Chemists Committee
of the American Chemical Society
is pleased to
Call for Applications for Travel Awards

For post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate women to make their first research presentation at a national meeting.

Sponsored by:
Eli Lilly & Company

For more information and an application form, please contact your department chair or
or Cheryl Brown, 800/227-5558 ext. 6123
American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth St. NW; Washington, DC 20036

Deadline for receipt of applications for 2002 meetings:

February 15, 2002 – Meetings between July 1 & December 31, 2002

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Voluntary Local Section Dues

This is the time of year for membership and subscription renewal from the ACS.  You should have received your renewal notice recently.  One item on the statement is the LS (local section) voluntary dues for the Cincinnati Section.  The leadership of the Section strongly encourage you to pay these voluntary dues, as they provide the Section with a significant fraction of their operating expenses.  Thank you for your support!

Change of Address On-line is Easy!

Please keep ACS National aware of changes  of address.  You may do this on-line at
We don't like to lose you (and we want you to get your CINTACS)!

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