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ACS and Dow Fellows Event!

Posted on June 27, 2017 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Annual Award Banquet with Prof. Susan Olesik. "A Chemist?s View of the Life of a U.S. Scientist, Past, Current and Future."

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 "A Chemist’s  View ofthe Life of a U.S. Scientist, Past, Current and Future”

 Susan Olesik is currently the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The Ohio State University, where she has been faculty since 1986. She is also the Director of the Ohio House of Science and Engineering (OHSE), a K-16 science outreach center. She received her Ph.D. in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in analytical mass spectrometry.  She was also a postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University and at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is well-known is the fields of science education and analytical chemistry. Her awards include: 2014 ACS National Award in Chromatography, 2012 AAAS Fellow, 2010 OSU Building Bridges Excellence Award, 2009 Carnegie Foundation Award for Wonders of Our World , 2009 Member of Inaugural Class of American Chemical Society Fellows,  2008 ACS National Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences; 2008 Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences; 2007 Dow Professorship; 2006 OSU Alumni Association Heinlen Award; 2005 ColumbusTechnical Council (CTC) Technical Person of the Year; 2004 Columbus Section Award for Outstanding Achievement & Promotion of Chemical Sciences at ACS;2 000 AWISCO Woman in Science Award; and a commendation from NASA.  


Curtis Swisher presents: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates People ...

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

... when more money leads to worse performance.

What kind of work gives you energy? What kind of work calls forth the best within you and receives your discretionary time and effort? This seminar reveals the truth about what actually motivates people to do their best work. This interactive seminar, based upon published studies, debunks common myths about what increases engagement, and demonstrates that workplace factors which cause satisfaction and dissatisfaction are different. In other words, reducing dissatisfaction will not generate satisfaction; it can only lead to a neutral state of having no dissatisfaction. In order to experience satisfaction in the workplace, we must foster autonomy, creativity, generative relationships, achievement and alignment to a transcendent purpose.

Free and open to the public.

The Chemistry of Wine

Posted on April 4, 2011 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (3)

Please join us at the Civic Center for a seminar on the Chemistry of Wine. This event will include wine tasting, diner from Café Annice and a souvenir ACS wine glass!

The event will take place at the Lake Jackson Civic Center from 6:30-8:30PM. The cost is $10 for ACS members and $15  for Non-Members. Please have cash or check to pay at the door.

Space is limited to 25, so please RSVP through email: or call 612.669.4150. 

Our Guest speaker, J. Ernest Simpson from California State Polytechnic University, will be discussing The Chemistry of Wine 

The talk will include an overview of wine and wine making and more detailed descriptions of the chemical composition of grapes and wine, laboratory methods for analysis of grapes and wines, sensory and organoleptic methods used for wine, the role of tannin and other phenolic compounds in wine, and some potential health aspects of wine. The event will start with a component tasting followed by a varietal analysis with a number of white, red and dessert wines.