December 3 - End-of-Year Potluck/Social - a small number of our members gathered to share food, fellowship, and some wonderful chemistry-themed gifts. We hope to see everyone many times in 2016!
November 19 - Dorćol Distilling Company - tour, distilling insights, tastings, and Q&A with the owners/distillers.
October 20 - ACS Program-in-a-Box - Tales of Lab Safety: How to Avoid Rookie Accidents - ACS presentation and pizza at OLLU.
September 30 - Tour of Matheson Gas Plant on the South side - fascinating!
August 26 - Annual Project SEED Presentations - we heard from our Summer SEED students about their research and experiences in the laboratories around San Antonio. Thank you to our students for such wonderful presentations, and thank you to this years' mentors and our financial sponsors!
July 22 - Ice Cream Social at Brindles Awesome Ice Creams
June 17 - Summer Social at Big'Z Burger Joint
May 20 - Annual Awards Banquet, including Award Presentations for Alamo Regional Science & Engineering Fair – junior & senior levels and High School Chemistry Exam, announcement of the 2015 Dr. Gloria G. Lyle Chemistry Award recipient, and recognition of our 50- and 60-year ACS members.
April 23 - An Evening of Chemistry Demonstrations
The evening of demonstrations presented by the UIW Chemistry Club and the San Antonio ACS was another overwhelming success! Thank you to all who participated and all who came to enjoy. We look forward to doing it again next year!
February - ACS Program-in-a-Box webinar: Chemistry on the Silver Screen
We learned how chemists and chemistry have influenced movies and TV shows like Breaking Bad, Gravity, Battlestar Galactica, and Eureka through the webinar and live Q&A with the science advisers who work in the industry.
January - Designing Spaces for Effective Science: Center for the Sciences and Innovation at Trinity University
The new CSI complex was designed to foster and promote interdisciplinary research and teaching, effective pedagogy, and science appreciation across campus by intentional integration of disciplines through proximity and interest groupings. The productive collisions that result when faculty in different areas come together create the opportunities that lead to new insights and enhance both research and teaching.
Drs. David Ribble (Biology) and Wilson Terrill (Engineering Science) described the design and implementation of CSI, and chemistry faculty provided tours of the chemistry spaces and their experiences teaching and researching in this new multi-disciplinary environment. The presentation and tours concluded with a dessert reception!
It was a fabulous and eye-opening experience! I encourage anyone who has the time to visit the CSI, look around, and ask questions - you'll be glad you did!