HOORAY for HOLLYWOOD and CHEMISTRY!
Tuesday night was a success with 36 attendees who came in from the frigid cold to participate in BINGO networking, raffle, popcorn & drinks, silver screen trivia, and the WEBINAR. Attendees really enjoyed learning about how chemists and scientists can become "film science advisers".
check out some of our photos:
Tuesday, February 24, 6- 8 pm, “Chemistry on the Silver Screen”
At Reynolds Corner Branch Library (4833 Dorr St., Toledo, OH 43615)
This is an ACS Program in a BOX Event WEBINAR, sponsored by Procter & Gamble
Networking & activities begins at 6, Webinar at 7, followed by live Q&A
Popcorn and drinks provided. No cost. RSVP to ToledoSectionACS@gmail.com with RSVP Silver Screen in subject line
Science is finding a bigger place on the silver screen and in our living rooms. But what’s behind this new attraction and how is Hollywood influencing the public’s view? Tune in for a discussion on how Hollywood is working to incorporate science and meet the people that are making it happen.
Fabulous crowd (200+) present to listen to Dr. Bill Carroll talk about analysis of music data from the late 1950s to 1980s. Groovin to the music and enjoying a great talk. It's all about the data, the data...& context.
Check out all the photos in Bill Carroll Album
Don't think many were surprised with #1 hit: Hey Jude
Congratulations to Jim Zubricky, Toledo Section ACS 2015 Outreach Volunteer Awardee!
Former ACS President and Chair of the ACS Board of Trustees will present a talk on “Statistics and the Shirelles: How Physical Sciences Thinking Informs Popular Music Analytics”
This event is being held in partnership with the University of Toledo’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This event will be held on UT’s Main Campus in Fieldhouse 2100.
No cost. RSVP to ToledoSectionACS@gmail.com with RSVP Bill Carroll in subject line
Come, meet, and talk to Dr. Bill Carroll and indulge in some heavy appetizers and drinks. Bill will offer his insights into current ACS, chemistry and whatever else you might ask him.
Start Time: 7:00 pm - ??
Remarks: 7:30 pm
Cost: being determined; $25/person; students half price
Location: Maumee Bay Brewing Company, 27 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43604
18 Tweens and Teens had fun experimenting with candy! (Yes, they ate some also).
Another successful ACS Outreach Event: Sticky & Sweet CANDY CHEMISTRY !
Yummy super sweet waste soup! Check out floating PEEPS! Pretty colors & measuring technique.
Hands-on STICKY and SWEET CANDY CHEMISTRY Outreach Program for Tweens and Teens at Way Library; 2 Volunteers needed; if interested email Joanna at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mushrooms are magical! Part of nature's recycling system!
Julian Hadley, ecologist and analyst from Evocative Design, gave an engaging and fascinating talk on Mushroom Materials on March 21.These mycelium materials are unique, truly compostable & biodegradable, high performance, and strong and are now used in packing materials for computers and office furniture in place of traditional and non- biodegradable foam packaging. Attendance was sparse at today's meeting; no matter, Julian was pleased with the enthusiasm, interest, and questions by attendees (Ernie & Judy Lippert, Jim Maiolo, and Joanna Hinton). Ecovative Designs is got something very special going on! Check out their website ecovativedesign.com to learn more.
Saturday March 21 3-4 pm @ Washington Branch Library
Guest Speaker: Julian Hadley, Ecologist & data analyst from Ecovative Design in NY Title of talk: "Fungal Biopolymers as Substitutes for Petroleum Derivatives in multiple applications"
Topic will encompass " Use of chitin, a fungal structural molecule, as a biopolymeric alternative to plastic"
Light refreshments provided. Free & open to the public.
RSVP encouraged by email to email@example.com include "Fungal Biopolymerr" in subject line
Check out more photos from our the event in Mushroom Materials Photo Album:
April 14: Toledo Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2015: "Climate Science–It's More than a Weather Report"
We hosted a public film showing of the internationally acclaimed PBS mini-series: Earth, the Operators Manual
followed by a Q&A & discussion at the Maumee Indoor Theater.
Tuesday April 14 ; movie begins at 7pm
FREE & OPEN to the PUBLIC
Great crowd (160+) at April 14 CCED Event at Maumee Indoor Theater with showing of PBS film EARTH: The Operators' Manual. Good discussion followed the film. Thanks to Jim Zubricky & Andy Jorgensen for organizing & hosting. Estimated 3/4 attendees were students (univ & high school) and rest of audience public & ACS members. Audience expressed interest in having free public showings of the other 2 parts of the series.
Successful training and thanks to Dr HN Cheng for facilitating!
Comments by Dr. HN Cheng afterwards: " Thank you for the opportunity to visit Toledo Section and facilitate the workshop on "Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue." I truly enjoyed the visit. I appreciate the hospitality and the excellent arrangements."
A total of 10 attended (4 university instructors, 4 university students and 2 industry). Handouts provided by D. Cheng are attached.
Toledo Section is very appreciative of the Leadership Grant provided by the ACS LSAC, which funded this event and allowed all participants free training, normally valued at $150.
Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue (a 4-hour Facilitated Course) to be held at the Meeting Room at Way Public Library in Perrysburg
Toledo Local ACS Section has been awarded $1,800 to cover the registration fees ($150.00 per person) for the first 12 participants that register for this course. Course Description is below.
With the speed at which we move, we are used to sending a brief text, or responding with a quick email, often communicating in shorthand. While this works in social situations, it leaves us open to misunderstandings when working on a school assignment, a work project, or a research study. In these situations, misunderstandings can have disastrous results, leading to projects getting derailed, inefficiencies, misinformation being sent out, and missed deadlines.
Communication underlies everything we do and has a direct correlation to the success of a project. It is one of the most basic and important skills we need to be successful in school, on the job, and in volunteer situations.
Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue is a four-hour, hands-on interactive course that helps you develop your one-to-one communication skills. You will learn how to improve both sides of the communication exchange: first working to understand how to better communicate your messages and second, working on listening and acknowledging others messages. You will even have an opportunity to assess your own communications skills through conversations with colleagues.
Whether you are a student, work in a research lab, manage a team of chemists, or teach groups of students, you can see how effective communication skills are central to your ability to complete key tasks, manage projects, and lead teams. Don’t underestimate the value of strong two-way communications and fall into the trap of neglecting your communication skills in a way that hinders your ability to understand and be understood. Register now for Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue.
Who Should Attend This Course?
This course is designed for all members of the Society and non-member chemists. The Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue course is for professionals, academicians, and researchers, as well as undergraduate and post-doctorate students. You will find the communication skills you learn can be immediately applied in your work and school environment as well as in volunteer ACS roles.
Looks GREAT On Resumes & CVs. SHOWS your initiative to improve communication skills to your manager.
YES, we went to Packo's-by-the-Park and then across the street to 5/3 Field and then it POURED! ACS members and guests socialized under the concourse and waited for about an hour before the game was called. Unfortunate outing; 10 ate at Packo's and 20 in attendance at field.
Few photos to share:
Jim Zubricky (Treasurer), Joanna Hinton (Chair Elect) Frank Butwin (Chair) and Nina McClelland (member+)
Are you ready for sunshine and summer? (Hell yeah!)
Join us at 5/3 Field to watch our own Toledo Mud Hens play baseball!
Grab a bite with us before the game at Packo's-by-the-Park! Great dogs and fried pickles!
Super Hero SUPER Chemistry
Join our friends from the Toledo Section of the American Chemical Society for hands-on SUPER chemistry demonstrations.
Have SUPER fun learning about SUPER POWERS used by SUPER heroes.
Make your summer SUPER with SUPER chemistry!
Super powers to be investigated are: invisibility, glowing, color changes and sliminess
Volunteers are needed. Multiple dates to choose from. Find a library close to where you live or work. Requires only 2 hrs of your time! Everything provided! If interested, please contact Joanna Hinton (419-346-8876 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Attendees will be kids: pre-teens to teens; class-room style; max of 24 students per event; lab kits provided for pair of kids working together.
Funding provided by an ACS Committee on Community Activities (CCA) Outreach Mini-Grant.
Summary of Event:
Summer 2015: Super Hero Super Chemistry Library Outreach Program
Hands-on demonstrations at local libraries within Toledo Section area in conjunction with the 2015 summer reading programs. 2015 National Summer Reading Program theme: Super Heroes
Toledo Section ACS volunteers visited 9 libraries in summer of 2015 and interacted with over 150 youth. Programs were modeled after Chemistry Ambassador Classroom kits and could handle 24-30 youth at a time working in pairs. Pre-registration at libraries was encouraged. Six libraries within the Toledo-Lucas County Library system, 2 libraries within Wood County (Way Public in Perrysburg and Rossford Public in Rossford), and Birchard Library in Fremont, OH, (Sandusky County) were visited. Activities in the hands-on kits included invisible ghost crystals, glow sticks, color change camouflage, and super slime. Favorite activities varied at different sights. Success of program was evaluated by attendance of youth (over 150), number of ACS volunteers (9) plus 5 non-ACS high school student volunteers, number of participating libraries (9, 125% increase from 4 last summer), thumbs up and oral feedback at each session, smiles generated (lots!), and compliments by parents and librarians! Several of the volunteers helped out at more than 1 event. Highly successful! Our thanks go to Committee on Community Activities for a mini-grant of $500, which went to purchasing supplies and volunteers’ thank you gifts. Generation donation by Mark Tomczak of his delightful Superhero Elements products (4 posters, 2 books and several decks of element cards) was truly appreciated. One of the biggest challenges we faced is not knowing to what extent each individual branch library promotes our free program; TLCL system provides them with excellent info, summer reading brochures for distribution at each site, great website with our events included; nevertheless we encountered varying degrees of receptivity and enthusiasm from librarians at different branches. When all was said and done, it was a great experience for all who participated! We hope to continue program next summer and are anxiously waiting to learn of the 2016 Summer Reading Program National Theme to develop our summer chemistry outreach program.
Way Public Library
West Toledo Branch
Lots of cool photos in photo directory
We will be hosting another night of great high school summer research presentations by University of Toledo Project Seed Students.
Come check out what the next generation is up to and how your membership dues is supporting these young researchers.
light refreshments provided; free and open to the public
Thursday Aug 20 6:30-8:30 pm Wolfe Hall 1205 , Univ of Toledo
WHAT A FABULOUS OUTREACH EVENT! MAJOR SUCCESS & FUN!
Event easily attracted 1500+ attendees! at BGSU Field House.This FREE NWOhio event has been growing steadily, and we were very happy to participate this year and look forward to next year.
We easily interacted with 400+ kids and similar numbers of adults with hands-on take- home projects: make a rainbow catcher and make a spectroscope
check out the entire photo album from the event: Photos
Toledo Section ACS will host a table at STEM in the Park at BGSU Field House on Saturday Sept 26 from 10 - 2 pm.
Early NCW Theme: Chemistry Colors Our World
Volunteers are needed to help man table with hands on demonstration for an hour or 2.
Please contact Joanna Hinton at email@example.com or use ContactUs link on left
Check out link for more information: http://cosmos.bgsu.edu/STEMinPark/index.htm
Schedule of Events:
Wednesday, Sept. 30 4 p.m.
The University of Toledo Doermann Theatre,
Dr. John C. Warner Green Chemistry: The Missing Elements
Reception, Libbey Hall
Sponsored by the Toledo Section of the American Chemical Society (since 1917)
Thursday, Oct. 1 5:30 p.m.
Reception and Centennial Banquet
Toledo Museum of Art, GlasSalon
Dr. John C. Warner
Dr. Paul Anastas
The Centennial Celebration is open to the public, although
the number of seats at the banquet is limited and banquet registration is required (see attached form).
There is no charge to attend the seminar on Wednesday Sept 30.
Please call 419.530.7902 or visit utoledo.edu/nsm/chemistry/index.html
for information, directions to the University
and parking details.
Happy Birthday University of Toledo Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - 100 years of success and growth! Centennial Lecture exceeded all expectations and points to a positive GREEN future! Reception was lovely and well attended (100+) with remarks by Toledo Section ACS Chair Frank Butwin (photo below), U Toledo Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair Jon Kirchhoff, and U Toledo President Sharon Gaber.
Marking a sobering centennial of the use of chemistry
An audience of 50 was riveted to their seats at McMaster Auditorium, Toledo Main Library, on October 19, 2015, listening as FOLIO Award-Winning Science Journalist, Sarah Everts, masterfully wove a gripping tale of history, chemistry, human intellect, inhumanity and terror with her presentation A century of poison gas: How the air we breathe was transformed in to a weapon of mass destruction on World War One battlefields. This OPEN BOOK Event was co-hosted by the Toledo Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library System. Ms Sarah Everts, European correspondent and Associate Editor for a weekly science news magazine, Chemical & Engineering News, shared her research, knowledge, insight and storytelling abilities of how poison gas set a dark precedent 100 years ago in World War I and the multiple facets of Fritz Haber, “the father of chemical warfare” and the 1918 Nobel Prize Chemistry recipient (“for the synthesis of ammonia from its elements.”) Ms. Everts was awarded Best Article for this work, published as a sobering reflection into “a Pandora’s Box of chemical use” , at the FOLIO:Media/News/Publishing Awards in New York City coincidentally also on Oct 19, 2015, http://chemicalweapons.cenmag.org/when-chemicals-became-weapons-of-war/. As Ms Everts was here in Toledo getting ready to give her presentation, her editor accepted the award on her behalf in NYC. The Toledo audience was pleased to congratulate Ms Everts with rounds of well deserving applause both before and after her talk. photo album link
Monday October 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
McMaster Auditorium, Toledo Main Library, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library 325 Michigan Street Toledo, Ohio 43604
A Partnership Event to enhance community science literacy and outreach in the Toledo area.
Toledo Section of the American Chemical Society and the Toledo-Lucas County Library proudly presents an OPEN BOOK Evening with Ms Sarah Everts, a journalist with specialty in the history of science. She serves at the European correspondent for Chemical & Engineering News and was a past Associate Editor.
Topic: A century of poison gas: How the air we breathe was transformed in to a weapon of mass destruction on World War One battlefields.
Ms Everts has written a series of articles on this somber topic .
FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
6:00pm social and networking
6:30pm talk followed by Q&A
7:30 pm meet the author reception
Volunteers Needed To Help Celebrate NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK 2015 on Multiple DATES
Help keep our Community REACTION to CHEMISTRY POSITIVE by volunteering an hour of your time at one of these upcoming NCW hands-on celebrations.
Instructions and materials provided. SMILES and happy participants are plentiful!
@ Gilmore Science Atrium, Heidleberg University
Sunday, Nov 1, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 pm
On the evening of November, ACS 2015 President Diane G. Schmidt was dropped off at Gilmore Atrium on the Heidelberg campus to attend to an informal student chapter networking event, hosted and organized by Toledo Section. This was the first time students from the Heidelberg and UToledo chapters had met face to face. Pizza and pop were enjoyed by all.
For the student networking event, 8 students from UToledo chapter and 19 from Heidelberg participated, in addition to chapter advisers, Chair of Heidelberg Chemistry Dept and Section Chair-elect Joanna Hinton, who organized and coordinated the event. BGSU Student Chapter members were also invited but unable to attend. Heidelberg Chapter President Ali Bauer gave a brief overview of their chapter’s activities and plans, followed by introducing the other officers and students and adviser; UToledo Chapter President Zane Wilhelm did the same for the UToledo chapter. President Diane Schmidt gave a brief talk of her responsibilities and goals for ACS, followed by brief Q&A. Then the fun 1 on 1 opportunity to chat with Diane and receive a free ACS tee shirt; students were thrilled at this opportunity for individualized conversation and connection. check out the link to photo album below.
–You can attend at one of 2 different locations
Free and open to the public
thank you to Dept of Chemistry and Physical Sciences (Cindy Molitor) at Lourdes University for hosting as well as the ACS Student Chapter at Heidleberg University
POST EVENT Summary:
8 attended at Lourdes and 17 attended at Heidelberg; great discussions at both locations after the presentation; everyone walked away with new appreciation to be "RISK COMPETENT" not just "risk aware" photos
Co-sponsored by the UT Student ACS Chapter,
Toledo Local Section of ACS and Department of
Chemistry & Biochemistry
2015 FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY LECTURE
Dr. Diane Schmidt
2015 President, American Chemical Society
Monday, November 2, 2015
WO 1205, Wolfe Hall, University of Toledo
Inquiries can be made of:
Unfortunately, no photos from this event
click link to UT News article http://utnews.utoledo.edu/index.php/10_30_2015/american-chemical-society-president-to-speak-nov-2-at-ut
@ Wildwood Preserve MetroPark Ward Hall
Monday, November 2, 2015 from 6-9:30 pm
6 pm social (wine, beer, finger foods) & networking
6:45 pm Welcome by Chair Frank Butwin and brief section business
7 pm Introduction of ACS 2015 President Diane Schmidt
7:05 pm Keynote Address by ACS President Diane Grob-Scmidt
ThermoDynamics of Leadership
Presentation of Awards & Recognition's will Immediately following Keynote Address and Q&A
We plan to recognize & celebrate our 50 and 60 year ACS members, our section's high school teacher of the year, our section's Nalley Award Nominee, our section's Partner in Progress and Prosperity Award Winner, our section's ACS Outreach Volunteer of the Year, our officers and all of our volunteers.
Plus we will be showcasing our 2015 ChemLuminary Award!
If our own Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich, winner of the 2014 Stan Israel Award for Diversity with the ACS Central Region, is able to attend, she will also make remarks
RESERVATIONS & TICKET PURCHASE REQUIREDMake RESERVATIONS by October 19, 2015 (Registration form)
TICKETS: $25 for ACS members, their guests, public
$15 for students & retired, emeritus or unemployed chemists
After October 19, ticket price increases
TICKETS: $30 for ACS members, their guests, public
$20 for students & retired, emeritus or unemployed chemists
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Invitations and reservations form will be mailed in early September
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Summary of Awards Evening:
After a lovely spread of finger foods, wine, beer, and punch, nearly 50 attendees listened to Toledo Local Section business and then to ACS 2015 President Diane Grob Schmidt, as she navigated the Element of Leadership. Following her talk and Q&A, local section honorees were recognized and several awards were also presented.
· Jim Zubricky, Toledo Local Section ACS 2015 Outreach Volunteer Award
· Toledo Local Section Outreach Volunteers
· Bowling Green State University ACS Student Chapter
· Heidelberg University ACS Student Chapter
· University of Toledo ACS Student Chapter
· University of Toledo Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
· Toledo-Lucas County Public Library & Ben Malczewski
2015 ACS Membership Honorees:
· Dr George Burtis Clemans (50)
· Dr. Gilbert H. Nelson (60)
· Mr Alred Burzynski (60)
· Dr. David Newman (50)
2013 ACS Membership Honorees:
· Dr. Elmer Williams (60)
· Dr. Jimmie Edwards (50)
2009 ACS Membership Honorees:
· Dr. Douglas Neckers (50)
· Mr. Arthur Ruess (50)
ACS Salutes to Excellence Award Recipients:
· Terri Mortemore: Toledo Local Section 2014 High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year and Section’s 2015 Nominee for the Central Region High School Teacher of the Year
· Tina Hubbell: For her exemplary leadership as Vice-Chair (2010, 2011) and Chair (2012, 2013) and leading effort to update section’s By Laws after 29 years
· Joanna Hinton: For her passionate leadership in 2014 and 2015, reinvigorating outreach and member programming, building an award winning partnership with the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, and leading section to first ChemLuminary Award
· Frank Butwin: For his dedicated leadership in serving the section as an officer (Treasurer, Vice-Chair & Chair each multiple times), Alternate Councilor and volunteer over last 20 years; Toledo Local Section Nominee for the 2015 E. Ann Nalley Award for Volunteer Service in the Central Region
Washington Branch Library is located at 5560 Harvest Lane Toledo, Oh 43624
FREE & OPEN to ACS Members and PUBLIC
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 @ 7:00pm ET
Join us to discover how to properly protect your IP in the early stages of developing your company as well as how to take full advantage of current laws to maximize your IP coverage for the long run.
ACS Program-in-a-Box greatly acknowledges support from Dr. Diane Grob Schmidt, 2015 ACS President, and financial sponsorship from P&G.
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