Huron Valley Section


Here are some upcoming events and announcements for our Section.

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 - 

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 

Research Opportunity for High School Students at Easterm Michigan University - June/July 2018 

"This one-of-a-kind program offers high school students, in teams of two, to be matched with a faculty mentor and research undergraduate student to work on a research project in either biology, chemistry or physics."

The time period is June 25 to July 16, 2018 at the Mark Jefferson Science Complex at EMU. 

The cost is $1600 (scholarships available).

More details of the research and registration site link is on this flyer - link

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biology, chemistry or physics.
a faculty mentor and research undergraduate student to work on a research project in either
biology, chemistry or physics.

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!



Dr. James Kaltenbronn




Dr. Dennis Finseth

Mr. Larry Taylor