Lehigh 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.more
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.more
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.more
David Lewis, Univ. of Wisconsin/Eau Claire, speaker
Thursday, February 18th / 7:00 pm
Zoom Link: http://bit.ly/2XZS9H0
CONTACT: Roger Egolf [email@example.com]
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.more
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!more
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
Wednesday, October 28th
Starting a Company: Do You Need a Business Plan?
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
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... more
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... more
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... more
Join us for a tour of Da Vinci’s entirely outdoor, socially distanced, contact-free BRICKLIVE-Ocean exhibit, hear about future plans for the Center and congratulate the awardees at our delayed spring awards presentation.
Thursday, September 17th, 2020, 5:3... more
COVID-19 has prevented us from holding our annual poster session in-person, but 5 able undergraduate scientists from Moravian College will bridge the social distancing divide with a timely discussion of chemical approaches to control bacterial communicati... more
Come join us for this virtual introduction to this year's Chemists Celebrate Earth Week theme and concepts. Zoom meeting is intended to be a moderated discussion forum.
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LVACS at the Iron Pigs!
Here's your chance to enjoy some minor league baseball while getting to know your fellow LVACS Members.
Each ticket will cost $20 each. T-shirts will be sold as a fundraiser. GO PIGS!!
For information, or to reserve tickets, please co... more
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEPA) NCW 2014 Program
Join the Penn State Berks Chemical Society during National Chemistry Week in a celebration of candy! Whether it’s hard candy, chocolate, or taffy, the sugars and ingredients undergo a transformat... more
847th LVACS Meeting
High School Teachers Night, Alvernia University
Thursday, February 27, 5:30-9 PM
Building a Bridge to Make a Connection!
Building a Bridge to Make a Connection: An interactive discussion on how to make those connections between middle/hig... more