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Updated June 15, 2022, updated (Leslie Waits)

Please join us at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, June 29th at MadTree Taproom in Oakley for “A Tale of Two Entities: From Academia to Industry" presented by Christopher Pulliam. Dinner is included. Registration by June 21 is required (deadline extended).

For more information and to register, both in person and remote, click here.


logo SciX is coming to Cincinnati in 2022

May 15, 2022 (Gloria Story)

The annual SciX Conference will be held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center October 2-7, 2022. For more information, check out this link.


logo Chemist and Technologist of the Year Awards

March 9, 2022 (Jay Eylem)

We are proud to announce the winners of the CINTACS 2022 Chemist of the Year and Technologist of the Year Award. Please see below for the introduction of the winners and for detail of the award dinner on March 31st at Miami University. The section would like to thank the awards committee under leadership of Jay Eylem for selecting the winners from the nominations received.

logo 2022 CINTACS Chemist of the Year -- William E. Schoster from The Shepherd Chemical Company is the winner of the CINTACS 2022 “Cincinnati Chemist of the Year Award." He is recognized for his significant contributions to the Shepherd Chemical Company business and mankind with commercialization of technologies that are used in variety of products including Automobile Airbag Inflators, Spandex elastic fibers, Namex flame-resistant fibers that improved and saved the lives of millions of people. He is also recognized for his dedication in training and mentoring others as well as for his overall positive impact on his coworkers.

logo 2022 CINTACS Chemical Technologist of The Year -- Dr. Robert M. McCarrick from Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University is the winner of the CINTACS 2022 “Cincinnati Research Assistant/Chemical Technologist of the Year Award." He is recognized for his mastery in electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy and frequently sought out for his expertise. His work on instrumentation made the Ohio Advanced EPR lab a world class facility where he regularly hosts scientists from across the state and region. His dedication to teaching and training others on EPR spectroscopy is recognized by the others. He has a strong publication record due to his ability adopting EPR instrumentation to the specific experimental research needs and enabling project teams. His creative solution and work on the helium capture/recycle system reduced the university’s liquid helium costs by a factor of 3.

For more information and to register visit here.


logoFebruary Meeting

January 17, 2022 (Peter Koenig)

Join us at 5:15 PM 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.

Both in-person and remote access will be available. Click here for more information and to register.


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. Both in-person and remote access will be available. Click here for more information and to register.


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!


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