Rochester Local Section (Chartered in 1912)

COMING EVENTS OCTOBER: SAVE THE DATE!

1-Executive Committee Meeting

Our next meeting for the local section of ACS will be October 17, 2017

2-2017 Chemistry In Emerging Technologies Lectures

Save the dates!   Details for the Fall lecture ( Nov.13) are posted below.

3- 2017 Recognition Dinner

 See link below for pictures of this event

4.-Local Elections are open until Nov. 6 

5- National Chemistry Week 

The Rochester section is celebrating NCW on October 21 at Rochester Museum and Science Center. 

6-2018  Undergraduate travel Grants

The application deadline for 2018 is January, 23rd, 2018. 

2017 National Chemistry Week "Chemistry Rocks!"

National Chemistry Week celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017 from October 22-28 with the theme "Chemistry Rocks!"   The Rochester Section of ACS and the Rochester Museum and Science Center will be hosting NCW this year October 21, 2017 at the Rochester Museum and Science Center between 10 am and 4 pm.  This year’s theme, Chemistry Rocks, deals with geochemistry. 

2017 National Chemistry Week-Illustrated Poem Contest

The Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade using the theme for National Chemistry Week, "Chemistry Rocks".

Contest Deadline: October 31, 2017

Prizes: Barnes & Noble gift cards: 1st place $25, 2nd place $10

Contact: Deborah Janes 585-722-3227 deborah.janes@kodak.com

Winners of the Rochester Section illustrated poem contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest!

For contest rules, subject matter and type of poems 

For Illustrated Poem Contest Entry Form 

2017 Rochester Local Section Election--Voting is live

Voting is live.   Biography and position statements for each candidate  are ready at Local Elections 

 

Secretary:  Kimberly Chichester


Treasurer:  Anand Sridhar


Councilor (academic-1 to be elected): Michael Coleman,  Amy Irwin, Steve Tajc


Alternate Councilor (industry):  James Reynolds


Member-at-Large (3 to be elected):  Renuka Manchanayakage,  David McCamant, Silas Owusu-Nkwantabisah

vote at

https://vote.electionrunner.com/election/SMs9n

The best way to vote is to vote from the email you received from James Reynold.  If you click on the box in email, you will go directly to your voter ballot. If you go to the web page, you need an ID and key to login.  The email you receive has your ID and key.

Chemistry In Emerging Technologies Lectures-2017

Nazareth College - Peckham Hall, Room 10, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford, NY           

Monday, November 13, 2017 

White Organic Light‐emiting Diodes (OLEDs): Materials, Device    Architectures and Applications 

Dr. Marina Kondakova, Director of Device Formulation

OLEDWorks, LLC    (www.oledworks.com)

 7 p.m.:  Lecture

OLED lighting is unique as it offers a pleasant, uniform, diffused light, minimizing the need for fixtures.  In combination with other

characteristics, such as ultra-thin shape and glare-free light, OLEDs

can be used to realize innovative lighting applications and designs. An OLED

is an electronic device that emits light in response to an applied potential

and consists of a substrate and several organic layers sandwiched between

two electrodes.  It operates by charge injection from the electrodes into

the adjacent organic layers, transport of injected charge carriers

through organic layers, recombination of holes and electrons to

generate excited states of molecules, followed by their radiative

deactivation, which is taken out of the device as electroluminescence.

High efficiency OLEDs require multiple layer device architectures to

provide exciton confinement and charge transport balance. OLED devices

can be built on a wide variety of rigid, flexible, and transparent

substrates. During recent years, white OLED (WOLED) devices

have undergone very fast development as they emerge as next

generation lighting sources. White light in OLED can be obtained by

emission from a monochromatic emitter in combination with

down-conversion layer or by simultaneous emission of light from

several emitters in the correct proportions.  Various device architectures

are used to achieve high efficiency that allows OLED technology to

compete with other lighting products. Recent progress on WOLED

from materials perspective, device performance and future applications

will be discussed.

Dr. Marina Kondakova has 15 years’ experience in organic

light-emitting diodes (OLED) technology with broad knowledge of

OLED physics and material science. Before joining OLEDWorks in 2010,

Dr. Kondakova worked at the Kodak OLED Business Unit where she

was responsible for development of WOLED technology for lighting

and displays through device architecture engineering and use of

improved materials. Her work has also included detailed studies of

OLED degradation mechanisms. At OLEDWorks, Dr. Kondakova leads

the R&D team focused on development and optimization of

high-performance OLED lighting panels that will be fabricated by a

low-cost, innovative manufacturing process. This development is guided

by manufacturing challenges and opportunities to improve product

reliability. Dr. Kondakova has a doctorate in Physical Chemistry and

has authored numerous publications and patents in the OLED field.


 8:15 – 9:30 p.m.: Reception – Peckham Hall Lobby

 Further information on these lectures and other Rochester ACS Section events
               is available at www.Rochester.sites.ACS.org
 
 
Poster for event                    

Undergraduate Travel Grants

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 2018, The Undergraduate Travel Grant Program is providing $400 towards travel for undergraduate researchers.

The application deadline for 2018 is January 23rd, 2018.

 For further information, or to nominate an undergraduate student for a travel grant to an upcoming National ACS meeting, contact:

 Todd Pagano, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean 
Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf
52 Lomb Memorial Dr
LBJ Building, Office #1285
Rochester, NY 14623
Tel.: (585) 475-4539
Email:
tepnts@rit.edu

for Eligibility and Application Process/ please visit

www.rochester.sites.acs.org/undergradtravelgrants.htm   

Chemistry In Emerging Technologies Lectures-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 the 2017 program will discuss the basic science and the target products of three technologies in the medical therapeutic and diagnostic areas and OLED-based energy efficient lighting. 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  

Monday March 27, 2017
Prof. Hani Awad  -  Associate Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Research, URMC – Department of Biomedical Engineering, University
of Rochester      (www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/awad-lab)
 
Mending Broken Bones: Opportunities & Challenges with 3D Printing
Monday
October 2,
2017

Dr. Richard S. Murante  -  Senior Research Scientist
Integrated Nano-Technologies, LLC  (www.integratednano.com)
 
INT’s Palladium™ Technology for Rapid Disease Identification
and Genetic Testing

Monday
November
13, 2017 
Dr. Marina Kondakova  -  Director of Device Formulation
OLEDWorks, LLC    (www.oledworks.com)
 
White Organic Light‐Emitting Diodes (OLEDs): Materials, Device Architectures and Applications

Poster of Event 

2017 Rochester Section Recognition Dinner

Honoring our Section’s 50, 60 & 70-year Members 

And 2017 Local Section Award Winners

was held on 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Red Fedele’s Brook House Restaurant

Dr.  Allison A. Campbell, President of the American Chemical Society,was our guest speaker.  She presented her background leading up to her position at ACS.  She also covered some new initiatives being undertaken by CS.

Pictures of the event are posted at

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhr3/albums/72157687265498150

Coming to Rochester in 2020

 

The Northeast Regional Meeting

 of the American Chemical Society

We invite you to be part of the planning for this prestigious meeting that will take place in the fall of 2020.  Planning will begin by year-end 2017, and this would be a great chance for those interested in science and chemistry to help in the planning for this event.

If you have talents that you'd like to use and share, we are looking for people to help in such areas as:

        ADMINISTRATION – SECRETARY

        ADVERTISING

        AWARDS

        EVENTS

        EXHIBITION

        FINANCE

        PHOTOGRAPHY

       PROGRAMMING & PRESENTATIONS (BOTH ORAL AND POSTER)

       PUBLIC RELATIONS

       WEBSITE

 

Please send your contact information  below to nerm2020@rochesteracs.org for more information

NAME (please print):  __________________________________________________

 

EMAIL ADDRESS:  _____________________________________________________

 

TELEPHONE:  _________________________________________________________

2017 High School Awards

Our annual high School Awards were held on Tuesday, May 30th and
Wednesday, May 31st at 7pm at Nazareth College Performing Arts Center.
 
Pictures from the event are posted at
 
 

2017 Winners of the Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry

Student

Nathaniel Leisenring    
SUNY Brockport         
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Brooke D’Arcy    
Rochester Institute of Technology     
School of Chemistry and Materials Science

Brittany Abraham    
SUNY Geneseo     
Department of Chemistry 

Laurence Lohman    
University of Rochester     
Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Benjamin Reinhardt    
St. John Fisher College     
Department of Chemistry

Tyler Secrest
Monroe Community College
Department of Chemistry 

Organization

Kevin Denny
Nazareth College     
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Danielle Mailhot
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf 

Ryan T. Davison
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Department of Chemistry 

Paul Wrona
University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry

Rachel Hutchinson
Roberts Wesleyan College
Department of Biological and Chemical Sciences 

2015 Chair Contacts

Need help finding information.  Check the attachment below to contact the right person.

2015 CHAIR CONTACTS

Rochester ACS Group

To facilitate networking, collaborate on ideas and exchange job information.

Jim Reynolds (coordinator)


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