Toledo Local Section ACS (since 1917)

            2016 SECTION EVENTS

Jan 27:  Kitchen Chemistry for Brownies Troop 10099


Tina Hubbell and 4 other volunteers hosted a kitchen chemistry outreach for Brownie Troop 10099 at Christ the King, led by Prof. Proton (@Tina Hubbell ) & 4 assistants: Dr. H, (@Joanna Hinton); Dr. Os Mosis (Lindsay Frankhart); Prof Beaker (Harmony Sy); Madame Nitro Ginny (Amy Hoffmann). SUPER fun experiments: Naked Egg, Chameleon Eggs, Float or Sink, Mix It, & Static Electricity. Girls were awarded "Be a Home Scientist" badge.

click here to see photos

Tues Feb 9:  Section EC Meeting

ACS PIB Webinar not scheduled this year

SEction EC meeting will be @ Panera Bread on Central Ave, west of I-475/US23 intersection

from 6 to 8 pm 

Wed. March 2:   Meet and Greet: Women Scientists Bridging Generations, featuring Guest, Author and Chemist Ms Jeannette Brown; Historian and blogger  of African American Women Chemists ; Sister Chemists LLC,

Meet and Greet FINAL.pdf 

 Greet and Meet: Women Scientists Bridging Generations Event at the Lance Thompson Room in the Student Union (Room  2592) on the University of Toledo campus on Wednesday, March 2, from 5 to 7 pm.

Our proud partners for this event include: 

·         Association for Women in Science Northwest Ohio Chapter,  AWIS NWO

·         Toledo Youth Commission

·         City of Toledo Mayor’s Office

 ·         University of Toledo

 The Greet and Meet: Women Scientists Bridging Generation Event goal’s are

(1) to bring young women of Toledo together with professional women chemists and scientists to converse about what it takes and means to be a professional woman in science,

(2) to foster diversity in STEM fields, and

(3) to introduce special guest Ms Jeannette Brown, Chemist, Historian, and Author of African American Women Chemists.

 LINK for Post Event Press Release 

 LINK to Photo Album

LINK to the Toledo Blade article 

Thurs March 3:      "African American Women Chemists Hiding in Plain Sight"    An OPEN BOOK Science Author Event with Ms. Jeannette Brown

Thursday, March 3, 2016           FREE & Open to the Public         6 – 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 and to commemorate African American History Month and Women’s History Month

 Toledo Section of the American Chemical Society, Association for Women in Science (NWOH chapter) and the Toledo-Lucas County Public  Library

proudly presents an 

OPEN BOOK Evening with

Ms Jeannette Brown, Chemist, Historian and Author of African American Women Chemists

Title:  "African American Women Chemists Hiding in Plain Sight"

Social & networking: 6 pm

Talk:  6:30 pm

Q&A and book signing by author to immediately follow talk


     Click here to see  JB flyer on letterhead.pdf

      LINK to Pre Event Press Release 

      LINK to Toledo City Paper Scene Announcement 

      LINK to Detroit Section Announcement 

      LINK to POST Event Press Release 

     LINK to the Toledo Blade Article 

    LINK to the Toledo Journal Article and Photos 

     Link to Sylvania Advantage article, see page 2 and photos 

     LINK to  Photo Album 

Thurs March 24: Tour of National Center for Water Quality Research Lab   Hosted by the Heidelberg Univ Student ACS Chapter

You are invited to a Tour of National Center for Water Quality Research Lab   

Hosted by the Heidelberg Univ Student ACS Chapter

·        Location: National Center for Water Quality Research Lab, Gillmor Hall, Heidelberg Univ 

·        Time: 6pm-8 pm

·        Date: March 24th, 2016

·        Agenda: Tour of the Water Quality Lab and Ice Cream Social to Follow

·       Who's Invited: ACS Toledo Local Section and the student ACS chapters of HeidelbergTiffinToledo, and BGSU

Please see attached flyer; PRINT, POST and SHARE  click here for flyer

  For more information please contact Erica Riffle at  or Dani Blum at

The National Center for Water Quality Research (NCWQR) is a leader in surface and ground water research and monitoring in the Great Lakes region  and beyond. Chemical analysis of freshwater samples, biological assessment of aquatic communities, and watershed modeling are performed at our facilities in Gillmor Hall on the Heidelberg University campus. The NCWQR staff uses the wealth of water quality data that is generated here concerning Lake Erie and numerous streams and groundwater wells across the nation to understand and interpret the impacts of food production on soil and water resources, the status of water quality, the effects of water quality on aquatic ecosystems, and  future implications for the availability of healthy, usable water. Our insights are shared through contributions to national and international scholarly publications and research conferences as well as speaking engagements for the general public.


-Information from the NCWQR Heidelberg website

Toledo Section Members Interested in Car Pooling to Heidelberg for this event, please RSVP to   by no later than  Tuesday March 22 6pm; put Water Tour RSVP in subject line

We will meet at 4:30 pm at Westgate Shopping Center Parking lot in front of Steinmart with plans to leave no later than 4:45 pm, as it is slightly more than an hour away.  Joanna Hinton is offering to transport 5 individuals in her van.  Others drivers may also be needed; please email and let us know if you are also interested in driving and taking members.

Members interested in going who are on the Health Science Campus of UToledo or south end of town, please contact either Kathy Wall (  or Jim Slama ( directly for car pooling from HSC campus; similar meeting time of 4:30 pm.

 LINK to photos

Wed April 6: Dinner & Tour of Dana Corp Metallurgy Labs  5:30-8:30 pm

5:30 pm Dinner at Carrabbas Italian Grill, off of Dussell Drive in Maumee (pay on your own)

7 pm  Tour of Dana Corp Metallurgy Labs (free)

RSVP  required by Friday April 1, 2016; email  with Dana Metallurgy in subject line and #  attending in email body with your name and phone contact



April 19,2016     7-9 pm  Chemists Celebrate Earth Day: "The Great Indoors – The Home Ecosystem”

Venue: Maumee Indoor Theater

 Tuesday April 19th 7:00pm – 9:00pm Earth Day outreaching event

This will be held at the Maumee Indoor Theatre from 7pm – 9pm. We will be
showing an episode of “Earth: The Operator’s Manual” (or another suitable
video), followed by a Q-n-A/discussion moderated by Dr. Andy Jorgensen.

Price – no charge – completely open to the public

Free and Open to the Public

 We will be showing an episode of " Earth: The Operator's Manual"  or another suitable video followed by Q&A * discussion moderated by  Dr. Andy Jorgensen

showing an episode of “Earth: The Operator’s Manual” (or another suitable
video), followed by a Q-n-A/discussion moderated by Dr. Andy Jorgensen.

 LINK to Poster Announcement 


We will be
showing an episode of “Earth: The Operator’s Manual” (or another suitable
video), followed by a Q-n-A/discussion moderated by Dr. Andy Jorgensen.
showing an episode of “Earth: The Operator’s Manual” (or another suitable
video), followed by a Q-n-A/discussion moderated by Dr. Andy Jorgensen.
showing an episode of “Earth: The Operator’s Manual” (or another suitable
video), followed by a Q-n-A/discussion moderated by Dr. Andy Jorgensen.

June & July 2016: Kids & Chemistry Summer Library Outreach Programs:  Fitness Fun with Chemistry

11 dates at local libraries to engage Toledo area youth in FREE Hands-on Chemistry Fun in coordination with the 2016 Summer Library Reading Theme:  On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!

LINK to more info

LINK to Photo album 


May :  Black Cloister Brewery Tour & tasting

Planning underway; stay tuned

June 14 Toledo Mud Hens Game Outing

Dear Colleagues and Friends of the Toledo Section:
Please join me and your fellow chemistry colleagues from the Toledo section on Tuesday, June 14th as we watch our own Toledo Mud Hens take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders at Fifth-Third Field!  
We will have club-level seating at The Coop - along the third base line - as well as a picnic dinner/buffet.  The price for tickets will be $25 for members and their families and $30 for non-members.  
Please RSVP to reserve your seat today!  The due date for RSVPs and money is by Monday, May 16th.  If you have any questions or want to RSVP, please contact me at
Jim Zubricky
Chair-Elect, Toledo Section

Thurs July 7 :  Sandpiper Boat tour on the Maumee

Sandpiper Trip    6:30 – 9:30 pm. It will be a catered dinner by Tony Packos, with limited soft drinks. BYOB. Price = $35/person.  Contact Jim Zubricky


Toledo Local Section
Monday, 28 June 2016
Dear Friends and Colleagues of the Toledo Local Section - 
Please join your friends and colleagues on the SS Sandpiper as we enjoy an evening cruise on the Maumee River on Thursday July 7th!  We will be leaving the Jefferson Avenue Docks (at Promenade Park) at 6:30pm and will enjoy a sunset cruise, as well as a buffet dinner catered by Tony Packo's!  The cost for tickets si $35/person; this includes dinner, your cruise ticket, and bottled water and soft drinks. If you prefer anything harder, feel free to BYOB.  
If you are interested in attending, please click on the link below to our Eventbrite page where you can purchase tickets for this event!
If you have any questions, please let me know!

Jim Zubricky
Chair-Elect, Toledo Section

Thurs Aug 11: 4th Annual Project SEED symposium & poster session

EVENT CANCELLED as there was only 1 UT Project SEED student this summer


Sept     OH-MI-Pitt Joint Retreat

CANCELLED;   work in progress to reschedule Wknd Feb 25, 2017; new name Go-CHEM retreat

 click hee for flier info

Sept 24:  STEM-in-the-PARK

NWO Premiere  Family FREE OUTREACH STEM Event

STEM-in-the-PARK @ BGSU Field House;  10am – 2pm:  Toledo Section ACS Outreach Program, volunteers needed; contact Joanna 


My thanks to all of section volunteers who came out to help! 

 Link to photo album 

Link to paragraph summary 

Sept 29:  Breaking the Glass Ceiling

We our happy to announce an exciting talk organized and hosted by the University of Toledo Student ACS Chapter, which is FREE and open to the PUBLIC this Thursday Sept,29th 7-8:30 pm in Wolfe Hall 1205 on the Univ of Toledo Campus. Featured Speaker is Shannon Jurca from Pilkington Glass. Her talk is entitled "Breaking the Glass Ceiling".  
Toledo Local Section ACS is pleased to be a sponsor.

Questions? please contact

Tues Oct 18:  U Toledo Rocket Incubator - CANCELLED

being planned by Jim Zubricky; awaiting details


ACS PIB Social and Webinar

Venue: TBD

Time:  likely 6:00 or 6:30 - 8:30pm

 Free and Open to the Public


NCW 2016 will take place on October 16 – 22, 2016.
Theme: "Solving Mysteries through Chemistry"
Exploring the chemistry of fibers and forensics.


Oct 13-27:  NCW @ Libraries. National Chemistry Week  Theme 2016:  “Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry.”   3 Section outreach programs at 3 branch libraries (J Hinton, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27). Wonderful help from students from alpha chi sigma fraternity at UToledo. Attendees young and old enjoyed learning the mystery behind goldenrod paper invisible writing and solving other mysteries.



Nov 8-12 NCW @ IS:  total visitors to Imagination Station 3067; assume many attended Toledo ACS Hands-On Tables; total 82 volunteers, 80 of which were UToledo students, assisted over 5 days; Event was crime scene of Who Stole the Cookies?  Ink analysis, fingerprint analysis, unknown powder, fiber analysis;Track imprints, Magic Water; Edith Kippenhan coordinator

Hope you will volunteer to help Solve Mysteries through Chemistry this year. 


click here to go to photo album

Nov 1, 2016  Industrial Safety Talk 6:30 pm Nitschke Aud, Univ of Toledo


You are invited to another talk organized  and hosted by the Univ of Toledo Student ACS Chapter.


Doug Pontsler, VP of Owens Corning for Sustainability & Safety, will speak on Industrial Safety.

See attached flyer; please post and share with interested individuals. 

Toledo Local Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to be a co-sponsor, along with Owens Corning and Univ Toledo College of Engineering.

The event will be on November 1st in Nitschke Auditorium at the College of Engineering

A reception will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. which will include light refreshments, with the talk to begin at 7:00 p.m. 

Doug Pontsle will be talking about safety in industry primarily as well as a small portion on sustainability. 

The talk should last close to an hour including time for some Q&A. 

Hope you can join us.  Parking is usually available for visitors right outside Nitschke Auditorium, 1600 N. Westwood Ave.


 Questions? please contact



2nd Annual Awards Evening & Section Meeting

To be scheduled sometime in late Nov 2016 or early Dec 1;

Nov 17: Bill Nye at Stranahan Theater: AUTHORS! AUTHORS!


Bill Nye was guest of Toledo Blade & Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) for Authors Authors! Program. SOLD OUT. Toledo ACS had table/poster showcasing our activities in lobby for community outreach; Toledo ACS rcvd discounted tickets thru partnership with TLCPL. 46 members with families/friends attended. Section Chair JHinton with special guest Nina McClelland met Bill Nye at pretalk reception.