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Welcome to the Lehigh Valley Local Section Blog! Here you can find announcements and blog posts related to section activities and other information.
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Celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Women Chemists Committee at the Reading Science Center

Wednesday, May 25th 9:00-10:30 AM

First 15 attendees at the door free! Everyone else $8.

Speaker: Sarah Troy, aka Solar System Sarah.

Sponsored by LVACS-WCC

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Monday, April 11th
April Meeting (In-Person Format)
- Undergraduate Poster Night & Undergraduate Senior Excellence Awards
- Talk: “Density Functional Theory (DFT) as a Non-Destructive Probe in the Field of Art Conservation Science”
Speaker: J. W. Bennett, Ph. D., University of Maryland Baltimore College
DeSales University Center, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034
https://www.desales.edu/about/location-directions

Social/Posters, 4:45pm-6:00pm Dinner: 6:00-7:00pm; Talk/Meeting: 7:00pm
Cost: $25 for full members, $15 for students, retired, and unemployed
RSVP by April 4th 2022 for poster session, dinner, & meeting
REGISTER: https://forms.gle/fAZ5S6Ean4seMexu9
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!! Submit at Registration Link above
CONTACT: Sara Hayik, sara.hayik@desales.edu

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March Section Meeting - Color from Colorless Materials

Thursday, March 10th 2022
5:30 pm social / 6:00 pm dinner / 7:00 pm meeting
"Color from Colorless Materials"
Speaker: Lauren Zarzar, Dept. of Materials Sci. Eng., PSU
Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104
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Friday, February 18th Meeting (Hybrid Format) --- Panel Discussion/Q&A at East Stroudsburg University

Panelists: Bryan Trimm, IBM; Christopher Dubbs, ESU; Moderator: Ariel Tucci, ESU Gender & Sexuality Center 

Host: East Stroudsburg University
Co-sponsored by ESU's Gender & Sexuality Center and Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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Our next section meeting, Thursday, January 27th, is High School Teachers Night. This virtual event will begin online at 7:00 pm! There will be a program consisting of speakers, laboratory demonstrations and educational exhibits focusing on High School teaching needs.

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SLiThEr logo new2.png“SLiThEr - Supporting Learning with Interactive Teaching: a Hosted, Engaging Roundtable”
Speaker: Chip Nataro, Lafayette College
Thursday, November 18th / Time 7:00 pm

Zoom link:

https://american-chemical-society.zoom.com/j/86596741438?pwd=MUZqZ0RFRkVLRmZPTHV3dm5VUHFHZz09 

if needed: Meeting ID: 865 9674 1438 Password: 068522

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OCTOBER 25, 2021

By Samantha L. Bower, PSU News

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. — Lee Silverberg, associate professor of chemistry at Penn State Schuylkill, has recently published a peer-reviewed paper on a novel method he has devised to create organic compounds that have demonstrated antiparasitic properties. Until this research was conducted, the structure of the starting material used to synthesize the chemical compounds was unknown.

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Volunteers from the Lehigh Valley Section celebrated Mole Day 2021 with visitors to the Da Vinci Science Center on October 23rd (when else?) with exhibits and demonstrations illustrating this year’s National Chemistry Week theme, “FAST/OR SLOW…Chemistry Makes It GO!”

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Chip_Nataro20210920131320-1536x1075.jpgLehigh Valley Section extends its congratulations to Prof. Chip Nataro of Lafayette College on winning the 2022 ACS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution. The award, sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement, is given annually to a chemistry faculty member whose research in an undergraduate setting has achieved wide recognition and contributed significantly to chemistry and to the professional development of undergraduate students.

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FAS/OR SLOW...Chemistry Makes it GO!

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Saturday, October 23rd, 10:00am-2:00pm
NCW at Da Vinci Science Center

3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103


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VIRTUAL SEPTEMBER LVACS MEETING

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH; 7:00 PM

“Creating a Community of Practice for Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research in the Lehigh Valley”

The Lehigh Valley Section of ACS includes more than ten traditional four-year colleges/universities as well as several community colleges.  At these institutions, undergraduate research is mentored by independent faculty, but there is very limited communication between faculty who mentor undergraduate research at various campuses.  It is with this project that we intend to create more of a community of practice to build bridges between chemistry and biochemistry programs at our LVACS institutions so that more collaboration and sharing of resources can benefit our local section members.  

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Join the Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, Princeton, and Trenton local sections of the ACS for an opportunity to take two leadership development courses and participate in a networking lunch on Saturday, September 11 at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. The leadership courses have been designed by chemists specifically to enhance the professional development of those in the chemical community. 

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ACS celebrates the late George Ruger's Green Chemistry contributions
with upcoming 2021 GC&E Virtual Meeting Poster

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The Lehigh Valley ACS Section is incredibly pleased to congratulate Dr. Marsha Baar of Muhlenberg College as the 2021 E. Emmet Reid Small College Teaching Award winner for the Mid-Atlantic Region! Already honored with this year's LVACS Small College teach
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Join Jeanne Berk of Cedar Crest College as we learn about cheese making chemistry, the steps involved and the texture and the flavors of cheese. Cheesy Science.png

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Join Cedar Crest College’s Signs Club for an overview of American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet and numbers, as well as explore general words related to STEM. 

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watch_us_do_chemistry-768x402.pngBerks Chemical Society posted the recording of their pilot production of Chemistry Fun on BCTV. Take a look!

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Join us on International Women’s Day – March 8, 2021 from 1–2 pm ET for an hour-long panel discussion with four dynamic chemists presenting their stories – past, present, and future.

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Lehigh Valley's PSU/Berks Student Chapter will be on TV!
Please join in for "Chemistry Fun with the Berks Chem Society", LIVE on BCTV and via Zoom on Feb. 26, 2021 @ 11 am!
We will be investigating different ways, and different things to use, to make a home made battery with special guest, battery expert Robert
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The Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society is partnering with community organizations to provide an interactive, virtual after-school chemistry enrichment program via Zoom!Lehigh Valley ACS SectionLehigh Valley ACS Section

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David Lewis, Univ. of Wisconsin/Eau Claire, speaker

Thursday, February 18th / 7:00 pm

Zoom Link: http://bit.ly/2XZS9H0

CONTACT: Roger Egolf [rae4@psu.edu]

Every student of organic chemistry for the last four decades, at least, has learned two empirical rules: Markovnikov's Rule for electrophilic addition to alkenes, and Zaitsev's Rule for base elimination of alkyl halides. The other thing about Markovnikov and Zaitsev is that they hated each other, carrying on a life-long feud that I contend led, in part, to Zaitsev's Rule. The careers of these two fascinating individuals will be highlighted in this talk, along with my perspective on the origins of their eponymous rules and of the feud.

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Lehigh Valley ACS Webinar

Thursday, January 14, 2021; 7:00 p.m.

Can you answer the following questions (no fair consulting the internet) …

 “What does ‘S.C.R.A.M’ stand for?”

 “You have four relatively low-level radioactive cookies: one is an alpha particle, the second is a beta particle, the third is a gamma ray, and the fourth is a neutron.  You must eat one, put one in your pocket, keep one in your hand, and throw one away.  Which is which?”

No? Why not join our webinar by nuclear chemist Bob Artz!

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Our Pioneers in Chemistry Teaching:  Or How College Chemistry Education  Came to the LVACS

Speakers from Lehigh Valley ACS colleges tell us their formative stories in a video format during a Facebook Live Event!

Do you know…

What LVACS institutions of higher education had an M.D.-holding chair as their first chemistry professor?  

Where was the hy

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Starting a Company: Do you need a Business Plan?

Wednesday, October 28th
Starting a Company: Do You Need a Business Plan?
2-3pm ET
https://lnkd.in/dxCNTS8
Join Jim Skinner of Terregena, Inc. and the ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses during this free interactive broadcast as he reviews the elements o

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Science Resume Workshop
Lehigh Valley ACS and PSU/Berks ACS Student Chapter invite you to a Zoom Workshop on
Improving Your Resume Writing Skills
Thursday, October 22nd from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Register: https://forms.gle/nHb8zmu85zf3ENTw6
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VIRTUAL OCTOBER MEETING HOSTED BY ALBRIGHT COLLEGE

VIRTUAL OCTOBER MEETING HOSTED BY ALBRIGHT COLLEGE

 

Albright College will host a webinar and virtual LVACS

Business meeting Thursday, October 15th from

7:00 to 8:00 pm. Lorena Tribe, PhD will speak on:

 

“Where will all of the CO2 go?”

 

Many solutions have been

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HALLOWEEN CHEMISTRY WEBINAR

Just because we're not out trick-or-treating this year doesn't mean we can't enjoy some Halloween Chemistry!

Join our own Greglynn Gibbs and the Berks Chemical Society on Monday, October 12th @ 7:00 pm for this 'element-ary' exploration of color-changing f

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The September 17, 2020 section meeting outside Da Vinci Science Center attracted 35 members and awardees. The BRICKLIVE-Ocean exhibit was much enjoyed by all. Congratulations once again to our awardees for HS Teacher-of-the-year, Corinne Long; Foundations

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