1-Executive Committee Meeting
Our next meeting for the local section of ACS will be February 21, 2017
2- Undergraduate Research Symposium
Save the date: April 29 at Nazareth College
The Rochester Section Undergraduate Travel Grant Program provides funds each year to support travel for undergraduate students to attend a professional ACS conference at which they will present their research, as the presenting author, in a poster or oral presentation. Any full-time undergraduate student in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field at a college/university in the Rochester ACS Section is eligible for an Undergraduate Travel Grant. Preference will be given to students who have not received the Rochester Section ACS Undergraduate Travel Grant in the past. Complete eligibility and application details can be found below.
For 2017, The Undergraduate Travel Grant Program is providing $400 towards travel for undergraduate researchers.
The application deadline for 2017 is January, 31 st, 2017.
Our annual meeting was held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 (5:30-8:30 PM) at Pomodoro Grill and Wine Bar. This event was well attended (47) with members, non-menbers and students who wanted to hear our presentation.
Understanding modern climate trends relies on a solid understanding of how the Earth’s climate has behaved through history, but widespread reliable records of weather exist for the less than 200 years. Using tree rings to tell the story of wet years and dry years is familiar to many, but that record is also limited to a few hundred years. Expanding the climate record back in time requires scientific detective work through the field of paleoclimatology, which includes looking at coral, sediment, and ice layers.
This talk discussed how these investigations work with a particular emphasis on the cold facts derived from ice cores.
Dr. Laura Pence
Our speaker, Laura E. Pence, is currently Professor of Chemistry at the University of Hartford with expertise in environmental chemistry and chemical education.
Please visit: http://www.rochester.sites.acs.org/50yearbiographies.htm
2017-18 Chair: Amber Flynn Charlebois
2017-18 Vice-Chair: Maryann Mendel
2017-2019 Councilor: D. Richard Cobb
2017-2019 Alternate Councilor: Dr. Amy Irwin
Member-at-Large, 2-Year Term (2017-2018)
Member-at-Large, 1-Year Term (2017)
Nazareth College - Peckham Hall, Room 10-12
4245 East Avenue, Pittsford, NY
Chemistry, the “Central Science”, has played a critical role in the economic development of Rochester. The long history of successful development of innovative technologies continues today, both at established companies and universities as well as at many area start-ups. This lecture series will highlight emerging technologies with significant chemical components that are being developed in the Rochester area. The lectures in Fall 2016 program, will discuss the basic science and target products of two technologies in the energy and medical diagnostic areas. These free lectures are open to the general public - including students looking for insight into future career opportunities.
7:00 pm: Lectures
8:15 – 9:30 p.m.: Reception – Peckham Hall Lobby
Lectures for 2017 will be posted next year