Welcome to the Louisville American Chemical Society Local Section. The Section is headquartered in Louisville, KY and is about 400 members strong. Our members work in higher education, K-12, chemical manufacturing, chemical products manufacturing, chemical and environmental analysis, public health, biotechnology, government, and many other areas. The Louisville Section sponsors programs which help introduce the public of all ages to the worlds of science, assist members in career development, and which recognize the accomplishments of students in the "Kentuckiana" region we encompass.
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Awards Banquet 2013 Guest Speaker: Jo Ann Haas, Director, Kentucky Science Center Louisville Regional Science Fair Chemistry Projects Doug Krauth: Heavy Metal Extraction of Coal Slurry Chitra Kumar: Athletes & Ions Claire Kamas: The Effect of Common Chemicals on Plastics duPont Manual Science Fair Chemistry Projects Nigel Edwards Shravan Ravishankar Uma Subrayan Finalist in the Intel Science Talent from duPont manual HS Nathan Mundkur - Investigation into the Thermal & Rheological Properties of Copper Oxide Nanofluids for Heat Transfer Applications Outstanding Chemistry Graduates Bellarmine University: Tyler Dehate University of Louisville: Jacob Bell Indiana University Southeast: Mitchell Weaver Campbellsville University: Cameron Campbell Olympiad Competitors Frederick Weitendorf - St. Xavier High School Teacher Sharon Roberts Brady Ekman - duPont Manual High School Teacher Craig A. DaRif Alice Liu - duPont Manual High School Teacher Craig A. DaRif ACS Louisville Section Emeritus members 50-year members: Ezra Alford retired, Brown & Williamson Paul Hulsman retired teacher Henry McLenden retired, Owens-Corning 60-year members: Darrel Hicks retired, Celanese Dr. Robert Johnson retired, Brown & Williamson
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Louisville Local Section's Archived Blog Posts Program April 22, 2014 Hotel Louisville 120 W Broadway Louisville, KY 6:00 - 6:30 PM Winning science projects from the Louisville regional & Manual science fairs 6:30 - 7:15 PM Buffet: meat, vegetables, drinks, & dessert 7:15 - 7:30 PM Recognition of the science fair winners Recognition of the Chemistry Olympiad competitors Recognition of the Outstanding Chemistry Graduates Recognition of our 50 and 60 year ACS members: Elias Klein and Herbert Wilson 7:30 - 8:30 PM “AMERICA'S FUNNIEST CHEMICAL VIDEOS: DAZZLING DEMOS & VIDEOTAPED BLOOPERS” by Guest Speaker Dr. John Fortman Dr. John Fortman is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Wright State University in Dayton Ohio. He has received numerous awards and presented hundreds of chemistry demonstration outreach shows over a 40-year career. Dr. Fortman's presentation at our banquet will share mishaps which occurred during shows presented by him personally and by others who have enjoyed sharing chemistry and science with the public. Don't miss it! All members are invited to the Louisville Section annual Awards & Recognition Banquet. RSVP by April 17 firstname.lastname@example.org or Call Sue Jarboe at 419-0418 Blog Posted by Maqsood Ahmed on March 31, 2014 at 11:45 AM 2013 closed well with an election meeting and discussion of "the rest of the story" of Galileo's interaction with the Catholic Church. Essentially, Galileo insulted everyone so badly, despite his friends pleading with him to just stick to science, that his accusation that the bible must be wrong brought about his demise. Today we know that bible stories, though true, are often God's way of speaking to us in ways we can understand [nomads telling them to their children as they roamed through the desert] rather than an elaborate and precise scientific treatise on astronomy. Had Galileo only been less antagonistic he would have had not controversy--and less attention..... Some claim this is what he wanted anyway. 2014 began with a yearly planning meeting, authorizing refreshments for a webinar on fragrances at U of L, which went well despite technical difficulties in the whole building. Plans for doing chemical demonstrations for special needs children on March 29, plans for the Olympiad and for the awards banquet, for a summer outing and a fall visiting speaker are all progressing well. Our new chair-elect, Dr. Maqsood Ahmed, is inserting needed enthusiasm into our leadership group. All is going at its own pace, but well. May the upcoming religious seasons being blessings to all, including those with whom you live and work. - Fr. Patrick Dolan, PhD, STD Blog Posted by Maqsood Ahmed on March 30, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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