Holiday Party & "A Chemist's Adventures With Water Quality in Guyana - Alan Lapointe"

Created by Josh Kurutz on Dec 9, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013 at Fountain Blue, Des Plaines, IL 60018

Starts at 5:30 PM · Ends on Dec 13, 2013 at 9:30 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

  • Josh Kurutz

Chemistry can be an exotic adventure by the Amazon! Whereas Indiana Jones may risk life and limb plundering tombs for archeology, Chicago ACS speaker Alan LaPointe travels to the deepest, darkest, wettest jungles of South America, living on its untamed, treacherous waters - all in the name of scientific discovery. His expeditions may yet inspire movies, and at December's special Holiday Party of the Chicago ACS, Alan will regale us with a preview. You should join us to hear his take on water quality in Guyana and closer to home at the Shedd Aquarium!

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In addition to Alan's main talk, we'll be fulfilling our annual traditions by holding a food drive, having a raffled, and a ceremonial passing of the gavel from the 2013 Chair of the Chicago Section to the unsuspecting 2014 Chair. We also celebrate the holiday season by sharing it with our friends from the Chicago Chemists Club and Iota Sigma Pi (the National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry) It's going to be a great party!


5:30 - 7:00 · Social Hour with cash bar

7:00 - 8:00 · Dinner

8:00 - · General Meeting, including talk


For the past several years, Shedd Aquarium has been conducting fish biodiversity, water quality, and arapaima research in Guyana, South America. Learn about strategies and methods for gaining baseline values and temporal monitoring of the unique aquatic habitats found in the North Rupununi, District 9. This presentation will give an overview of the country and region and all current projects being conducted. Nonetheless, the focus will be on the water quality baseline analysis and stories of the challenges of working in a remote area of the world and of the people who live in the region.

Fountain Blue, Des Plaines, IL 60018