Huron Valley Section

Welcome!

Here are some upcoming events and announcements for our Section.

Eastern Michigan University Seminar - " Hey Chemists, will you help me get to Mars? " Dave Pawlowski, EMU Physics on Monday, 4:00 PM, October 22, 2018

Celebrating ACS National Chemistry Week 2018, "Chemistry is out of this world!"  Attend this seminar to learn how to get to Mars.  This event will take place at EMU at 4:00 PM in room 152 MJSC.   Help promote with this flyer.  

"Voyage to Mars - Red Planet Chemistry" ACS Program-in-a-Box at Eastern Michigan University on October 23, 2018

Where: Halle Library Auditorium 603, EMU

When: 6:45 PM (food!), Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Contact: Sai at csie.emu@gmail.com 

Humankind has always strived to unlock the celestial secrets of our closest planetary neighbor. We have come a long way since early astronomers gazed through simple telescopes and theorized about massive canals on the Red Planet. Orbital satellites have begun to map its surface in detail and nuclear-powered rovers are working to unlock the chemical and geologic secrets.

Celebrate National Chemistry Week on Tuesday, October 23 at 7pm ET by gathering a group for a mission to explore the chemistry of Mars! Join us live as our panel of experts shares what we know about the planet and the steps that need to be taken to safely send men and women to walk on its surface. Discover the challenges of long-term space travel and the materials, biochemistry, and astrochemistry that will help make this mission possible.

For more information about the speakers and this program - https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/acs-webinars/program-in-a-box/pib-on-demand/mars.html 

Spread the word with this flyer - link 

“Careers in Chemistry” Presentation by   Dr. Lisa Balbes - October 4, 2018

The Kalamazoo and Huron Valley Sections of the ACS invite you to a presentation on "Careers in Chemistry" by Dr. Lisa Balbes, a career consultant on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7 PM in Kalamazoo College's Dewing Hall, Room 103.  The Huron Valley Section will gather in room 300 at the Bruce T. Halle Library at Eastern Michigan University where they will join via webinar.  Join from your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/751103694.

For parking information at EMU, see https://www.emich.edu/parking/index.php

The meeting should be of interest to anyone who may have or be inclined to consider obtaining a degree in chemistry and is wondering what career options are available to someon with the skills acquired in following this path. 

Information about Dr. Lisa M. Balbes -  Dr. Lisa M. Balbes has been an American Chemical Society volunteer career consultant since 1993, providing career management advice and information to literally thousands of scientists. She is the author of “Nontraditional Careers for Chemists: New Formulas in Chemistry”, published by Oxford University Press, an ACS certified master workshop facilitator, and an internationally invited speaker on various career topics. She earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and psychology from Washington University in St Louis.

North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and
psychology from Washington University in St Louis.
ACS certified master workshop facilitator, and an internationally invited speaker
Chemists: New Formulas in Chemistry”, published by Oxford University Press, an
literally thousands of scientists. She is the author of “Nontraditional Careers for
Chemists: New Formulas in Chemistry”, published by Oxford University Press, an
ACS certified master workshop facilitator, and an internationally invited speaker
on various career topics. She earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and
psychology from Washington University in St Louis.
consultant since 1993, providing career management advice and information to
literally thousands of scientists. She is the author of “Nontraditional Careers for
Chemists: New Formulas in Chemistry”, published by Oxford University Press, an
ACS certified master workshop facilitator, and an internationally invited speaker
on various career topics. She earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and
psychology from Washington University in St Louis.

40th Anniversary - CISPLATIN CELEBRATION & Cancer Research Symposium - August 3-4, 2018

Please join us on August 3-4 as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the FDA’s approval of cisplatin and showcase key cancer research from the discovery of cisplatin/carboplatin to the present.

The two-day event will include a reception and cancer research poster presentation on Friday evening, followed by an all-day symposium on Saturday that features a veritable “Who’s Who” of scientists and experts in the cisplatin/carboplatin field.  There will also be presentations from nationally renowned MSU faculty members who will share some of the latest cancer research advances in precision nanomedicine, medicinal chemistry and the metabolic regulation of this complex disease. It’s an event that you won’t want to miss!

To register, visit the webpage - https://www.chemistry.msu.edu/cisplatin/event-schedule 

2018 Fitzsimmons Lectures at Eastern Michigan University - Dr. Patrick McGovern (University of Pennsylvania Museum) - June 14, 15

On Thursday, June 14 (4 PM) and Friday, June 15 (1:30 PM), Dr. McGovern will speak about his experience in the emerging field of Molecular Archaeology.  

More information about Dr. McGovern is included in this flyer - link 

Councilor Report from the 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting in New Orleans - Nina Contis

Here is Nina's report from the New Orleans meeting held in mid-March - report

Here is the expanded report from National ACS entitles Councilor Talking Points: Summary of Governance Issues and Actions - ACS report

Congratulations to Chenxin Jayson Song -High Honors on the 2018 USNCO Exam!

Chenxin Jayson Song from Pioneer High achieved High Honors on the USNCO National Exam.  He was one of 50 students to make the High Honors List. 

Congratulations Chenxin! Here is his picture.

2018 Huron Valley ACS Section's 50 and 60-Year Members

We are pleased to pass on the recent announcement of our local section members who have reached major milestones in their ACS membership in 2018.  If you know any of these members on this list, please congratulate them!

 

SIXTY-YEAR MEMBER

Dr. James Kaltenbronn

 

FIFTY-YEAR MEMBERS

 

Dr. Dennis Finseth

Mr. Larry Taylor

Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct 22 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, Oct 23 at 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, Apr 17 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, Apr 17 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM