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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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Mole Day Event: Thursday, October 20th
STUDENT NIGHT FOR NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK
Lehigh University, Neville 2, 5:30-8:00pm
Talk: ‘Bioinspired Fibrous Materials for Medicine’
Speaker: Crystal Chu, Lehigh University
PIZZA SERVED FROM 6:00; TALK AT 7:00
$10 full members, $0 students, retired, and unemployed

https://forms.gle/AsaUUyXRaRJZaVeC6

CONTACT: Steve Boyer, sboyer11@esu.edu

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Speaker: Kathryn Riley, Swarthmore

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"Advances in Nanometrology: From Engineered to Incidental Nanomaterials"

Albright College Science Hall, Reading, PA 19604

Wednesday, October 5th

5:30 Social; 6:15 Dinner; 7:30 Meeting; 8:00 Presentation
Abstract and bio
RESERVATIONS: kkohl@albright.edu
$20 full members, $10 students, retired, and unemployed
**Vegan options available upon request
CONTACT: Matt Sonntag, msonntag@albright.edu

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Saint Josephs University.jpgJoin the Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley, Princeton and Trenton Local Sections of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for their Delaware Valley Leadership Institute on November 5th at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. The day long event will include the opportunity to choose two leadership courses developed for chemists from the ACS and enjoy a networking luncheon with other attendees. An optional happy hour will follow. Course offerings include Fostering Innovation, Collaborating Across Boundaries, Developing Communication Strategies, and Coaching and Feedback. Space is limited and tickets start at $20 for students or $50 for members. To join us, register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/delaware-valley-leadership-development-institute-tickets-412534510827

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Registration is now open for the Lehigh Valley Symposium on CRISPR Implementation and Ethics (LV-SCIE)! It is an interdisciplinary gathering of scientists, humanists, researchers, students, and members of the Lehigh Valley community to discuss the implications of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology. The LV-SCIE will take place on Saturday, Sept 17, 2022 at Lafayette College from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

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MPI BFTV logos and mussels on rock.pngThursday, September 15th; 5:00-8:00 pm; Ben Franklin Tech Ventures, Bethlehem, PA

Our meeting theme is “Adhesives at the Beach: Characterization, Synthetic Mimics, and Commercialization of Marine Biological Materials” and is co-hosted by Mussel Polymers, Inc., a Ben Franklin Tech Ventures incubator start-up company. Prof. Jonathan Wilker, Purdue University, will describe how biological systems, such as mussels, barnacles and oysters, inspire his research group to discover new chemistries which can be applied in adhesion and other fields. Based on Jon's work, Mussel Polymers, Inc. develops adhesives and related systems for wet, high moisture, and low-energy surfaces. MPI's solutions are based on Poly Catechol Styrene (PCS), a proprietary synthetic polymer that mimics the structure of the natural adhesive used by mussels to anchor themselves to substrates in the ocean. REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lvacs-september-meeting-co-hosted-by-mussel-polymers-inc-registration-405867238837

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Lehigh Valley Local Section won FOUR (4) Chemluminary Awards at the ACS Fall 2022 Meeting!

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Networking Social and Wine Tasting, Saturday, July 16th 2022 5-8 pm

Sorrenti Vineyards
130 Lower Cherry Valley Road
Saylorsburg, PA 18353

Our July wine-tasting social and networking opportunity, held to mark the 95th anniversary of the WCC, is shaping up! 

ALL members are invited to attend. Bring a +1! 
The first 10 members to arrive will get complimentary wine tasting. Everyone is welcome to purchase wine tastings or just wine and food from the attached restaurant. 

REGISTER: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmRwzUWO_KjnXZPg1Y2dmcefykcY95W2UJKT0VBKaPIxz9CA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

CONTACTS: Lorena Tribe, lut1@psu.edu 
or Nigel Sanders, nigel53.sanders@gmail.com

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Cake to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our first Strategic Planning Retreat!

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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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