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logoFebruary Meeting

January 17, 2022 (Peter Koenig)

Join us at 6PM on Thursday, February 24 at the Mount St Joseph Theater Lobby for "Dissolution Recycling of Polyolefins Using Alkane Solvents" presented by John M. Layman. John is currently a Senior Director in Corporate R&D at The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). His current efforts are focused on helping P&G develop more environmentally responsible product choices that help consumers and industry reduce overall environmental impact. He earned his Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University.


logoOesper Collection to Become National Historic Chemical Landmark

January 17, 2022 (Peter Koenig)

The National American Chemical Society has designated the University of Cincinnati’s Oesper Collection in the History of Chemistry to be a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The Cincinnati ACS Local Section is planning a celebration for Tuesday March 15, 2022. The landmark ceremony will be held in 502 Rieveschl Hall on the UC campus at 7:00 PM, followed by refreshments and tours of both the Oesper Apparatus Museum and the Oesper Rare Book and Journal Collections. More information about these collections can be found here.

Parking is available in the Clifton Court Garage immediately below Rieveschl. Attendees will be given exit passes that will waive the parking charges. Please mark your calendars now, save the date, and join us for this national recognition in March.


logoChemist and Technologist of the Year Nominations

January 17, 2022 (Jay Eylem)

The Cincinnati Section of the ACS recognizes outstanding chemists, technologists, and educators through several awards that are given annually. After the past two challenging years, it is more important than ever to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to advance chemistry and inspire future generations. We encourage you to nominate deserving individuals.

The Cincinnati Local Section of the American Chemical Society is requesting nominations for the Chemist and Research Assistant of the Year Awards. These awards recognize outstanding individuals who work in chemistry-related fields and have made significant contributions to chemistry related-fields, society, and the community.

The Chemist of the Year is required to be a local ACS member in good standing. Nomination requires two letters of recommendation and a curriculum vitae.

The Technician/Chemical Technologist of the Year is not required to be an ACS member but must be employed within the section boundaries. One letter of recommendation and a resume should be submitted for consideration.

Nominations and letters of recommendation for these are due by February 21, 2022. Awards will be given at our March Cincinnati ACS meeting. Please contact Jay Eylem for more information or to forward nominations.


logoExcellence in Teaching Award Nominations

January 17, 2022 (Lynn Hogue)

Each year the Cincinnati section recognizes outstanding local teachers with our Excellence in Teaching Awards. We are seeking teachers who make a difference in students’ lives through excellent, innovative teaching methods, who encourage students to pursue science, and who have shown a dedication to their profession. High School Chemistry teachers and Middle School and Primary Science teachers are eligible; each level will be awarded separately.

If you know of a teacher who deserves recognition, send the teacher’s name, school, school district, and email address to Lynn Hogue. We will pursue letter of recommendation. Nominations are due by March 16, 2022. These awards will be given at the April Cincinnati ACS meeting.


NCW Illustrated Poem Contest Results

January 17, 2022 (Jamie Heimkreiter)

logoIn this year’s NCW Illustrated Poem Contest, our winner in the 6-8 grade category was Shriya Arunkumar in the 7th grade at Mason Intermediate School. She illustrated the earth with acid rain, global warming, erosion, and a volcanic eruption. She named chemical reaction in these events and concluded chemistry is the cause. Congratulations, Shriya!

logoOur winner in the 9-12 grade category is Emma Korman, a 12th grader from Minorities in Mathematics Science and Engineering. She illustrated a diamond and wrote a poem about pressure (a force per unit area) making diamond; she says pressure (challenges) also makes us grow. Congratulations, Emma!


Upcoming Events
A Tale of Two Entities: From Academia to Industry
Mon, Feb 21
Nominations due for Chemist/Technologist of the Year
Thurs, Feb 24
Dissolution Recycling of Polyolefins Using Alkane Solvents
Tues, Mar 15
Oesper Library National Chemical Landmark Dedication
Weds, Mar 16
Nominations Due for Excellence in Teaching
Mon, Mar 21
Meeting: Chemist and Technologist of the Year Awards
Thurs, Apr 28
Student/Teacher Awards Night
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