More than 120 people (and over 100 local students) attended Dr. Schmidt's seminar on September 16, at the Tri County Tech, and learned about the chemistry involved when a solid phase micro extraction fiber is inserted into a honeybee hive.
Please join the NOK ACS in our support of National Chemistry Week October 21 - November 1. We are seeking volunteers to go out to local elementary schools and perform experiments with the kids. This event is a fun and rewarding experience for volunteers and a great opportunity for us to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers right here in Bartlesville! The theme for this year’s experiments is Marvelous Metals!
Choose your school and timeslot by signing up here. Some of the timeslots are only one hour this year. Please consider signing up for multiple short time slots otherwise we will have difficulty filling each slot with a different volunteer. Sign up early to ensure you can partner with your friends!
We are excited to announce that our speaker for third quarter of 2019 is Dr. Norman Schmidt of Tabor College. The details of his talk is below (flyer also attached)
Title:Chemistry of the Beehive
Abstract: If one were to sample the air in a hive of honeybees what would you find? Well, some things you would expect to find: waxes, pheromones, and other bee chemicals. However, it is the unexpected that makes research fun. Come find out what Dr. Schmidt found when he inserted a solid phase microextraction fiber (SPME) into his honeybee hives.
Where: Osage Room, Tri County Tech, 6101 Nowata Rd., Bartlesville, OK 74006
Date & Time: Monday, September 16, 2019; 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (5:30 p.m. - Social & Dinner; 6:30 p.m. - Seminar)
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, September 12th if you plan to attend this event!
“Hands-on science,” is how 1,500 students in Bartlesville public schools were challenged to explore concepts and find answers this past year. In support of that challenge, the Northern Oklahoma section of the American Chemical Society (NOKACS), partnered with the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation (BPS Foundation), to award five science education grants totaling $4,080 in the 2018-19 school year.
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We are in need of Volunteer judges for the 2019 Bartlesville District Science Fair to be held on Friday, Feb. 22, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7:45-11:30 a.m. at the Phillips 66 Research Center.
Pizza will be served before judging on Friday. Coffee, breakfast and pizza will be served before and after judging on Saturday.
The Northern Oklahoma Section of the American Chemical Society (NOK ACS) proudly invites you to attend their annual NOK ACS Technician of the Year Award ceremony on October 23 at 2pm.
Over the last 70 years, NOK ACS has supported and promoted chemistry in the communities of Bartlesville, Ponca City, and surrounding areas. Awards sponsored by NOK ACS recognize chemists at every level of proficiency, from high school seniors with aspirations to study chemistry, to seasoned technicians and chemists.
Every year, The NOK ACS Technician of the Year Award honors excellence and professionalism among technicians, operators, analysts, and other applied chemical technology professionals within the Northern Oklahoma Local Section. Nominations are judged based on technical achievements, leadership, mentoring, communications/publications, awards, community outreach, contributions to quality, safety, and other initiatives.
Three winners of the 2018 NOK ACS Technician of the Year Award were selected this year. The Overall Winner is Laura Nielsen, of Phillips 66. Two additional winners were selected: Jared Barr and Tony Crain, both of Chevron Phillips Chemical.
NOK ACS will honor Laura, Jared, and Tony at an award ceremony scheduled for October 23th, 2:00-3:00PM in the Cafeteria at the Phillips 66 Research Center.
Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners.
Matt Lundwall, Chair, NOK ACS
Chad Ellis, Chair-Elect, NOK ACS
*Originally posted byElena Platonon October 8, 2018 at 11:45 AM
We had a great time listening toBill Mattson, Ph.D. present“Creative Problem Solving in Chemical Research”.The talk was very interactive, and we had several volunteers participate on stage. Bill even showed us a few magic tricks! It was certainly a fun evening. Thank you toTumble Weeds Steak Housefor doing a great job preparing the food and servicing our event. If you didn’t get a chance to attend, be on the look-out for our 4th quarter meeting announcement and join the fun the next time around.
NOK ACS elections are upon us. If you would like to run for an officer position, please send an email email@example.com we can get your name on the ballot.
*Originally posted byElena Platonon September 26, 2018 at 2:30 PM
The Northern Oklahoma section of the ACS has finished judging for the localTechnician of the Year award. We are happy to announce this year’s winners. The candidate pool, the applications, and the letters of support were all remarkable and the NOK ACS board would like to express its gratitude toward all participants in this annual recognition process.
Historically, one to three winners have been selected with one winner being named “Overall Winner.” This year, three winners were selected.Laura Nielsen, Technician at Phillips 66, was selected as this year’s Overall Winner withJared BarrandTony Crain, both Technicians at Chevron Phillips Chemical, also winning awards.
Please join the NOK ACS board in congratulating these folks. An award ceremony will be held the afternoon ofOctober 23rdat the PRC. More details will follow—we hope to see you there!
*originally posted byElena Platonon September 20, 2018 at 4:45 PM
Title: "Creative Problem Solving in Chemical Research"
Abstract: Enjoy an interactive presentation while strengthening an important skill--problem solving. In the day-to-day work environments of chemists and others, it is essential to be able to solve problems creatively. Such problems might involve obtaining new research ideas, improving processes and production in industry, or dealing with problems that arise during research. Oftentimes people apply a random process rather than something more directed, and the results are often poor. This presentation will provide insights that will allow you to improve your creative problem-solving abilities. The speaker has been teaching creative problem solving for many years and has proven that it can be learned! Past audience responses suggest that regardless of whether you are a chemist, this interactive presentation will be worthy of your time for both its value and its thought-provoking and entertaining elements.
The Northern Oklahoma section will be the second stop on Bill’s tour across the local sections in our area: Wichita, Tulsa, and Oklahoma.
Please join us in what should be a great topic for both members and non-members.
*Originally posted byElena Platonon September 20, 2018 at 4:40 PM
Belated thank you to speaker Jeremey Praetorius, Ph.D. for presenting “Beer, Chemistry and the Art of Homebrewing” on July 31st at the Frank Phillips Club in Downtown Bartlesville, OK.
We had a great time listening to Jeremy discuss everything related to beer brewing and the chemical reactions that help distinguish beer flavors. We also had a tasting from local brewer’s stock and some uncommon commercial brands. Special thank you to Raj Kailasam, NOK ACS secretary, for making this event a night to remember.
*Originally posted by Elena Platon on September 20, 2018 at 4:35 PM
Please join us in congratulating James Martinez of Bartlesville High School as the recipient of the Excellence in Chemistry Award in 2018.
This year’s Excellence in Chemistry Award was presented on May 18th during the Bartlesville High School Senior Awards Ceremony. James had participated in the Chemistry Olympiads and qualified for the National competition. He has also has won several awards in the local and state Science Fair competitions and taken a number honors science and math classes. The awards ceremony was well attended by over 400 seniors, teachers and parents. About 40 categories of awards were given to over 100 students during the event. The awards covered a wide range of topics from a number of local businesses and organizations. Northern Oklahoma ACS Councilor, Mazi Sardashti, presented the Excellence in Chemistry award on behalf of the ACS.
*Originally Posted by Elena Platon on May 25, 2018 at 7:15 PM
The Northern Oklahoma ACS would like to thank all of the students and volunteers who participated in the 2018 Chemistry Olympiads. We had the an excellent turn-out this year, with 17 students taking the exam. Special thanks to Keith Lawson, Gary Layman, Joel Martin and PK Das for making this possible.
The awards dinner was held at Montana Mikes in Bartlesville on May 2nd:
Sohaib Ali, Top Performer
Liza Williams, Runner up
Elena Fries, Top Sophomore
Meagan Landers, Runner up Sophomore
Congratulations to these students!
*Originally posted by Elena Platon on May 25, 2018 at 7:15 PM
The 2018 Bartlesville District Science Fair, hosted at the Phillips 66 Research Center on February 23-24, gathered around 300 students from Bartlesville and vicinities. Our participation in the science fair is an excellent way to help students develop an understanding of the scientific process along with strengthening their communication skills.
The Northern Oklahoma section of the ACS presented awards to students in all three divisions:
Elementary division - John Lawson “Acid Based Indicators, Color Changers”
Junior division – Claire Osburn “How Much Energy is Stored in Different Types of Food”