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Starting in 1936, ACS offered ACS members a choice of vetted speakers on a variety of technical and non-technical topics at Local Section meetings. In 2010, this service was transitioned to an Online Speaker Directory. Local Section officers and planners can peruse the profiles of highly qualified professionals and work directly with speakers to plan the details of their speaking engagement. To gain full access to the Directory, you may submit a request to speakers@acs.org.
scerri
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High school and college chemistry instructors  might like to know about a free online workshop on teaching 4s and 3d orbitals and issues connected with electronic configuration and the periodic table arranged by the New Haven CT, ACS local section in asso

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mgaysue
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Kevin Revell

Kevin Revell teaches introductory, general, and organic chemistry at Murray State University, and also serves as the assistant dean for the MSU Jones College of Science, Engineering, and Technology. A passionate educator, his teaching experience includes

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s_razaq
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William B. Chamberlin

Bill Chamberlin spent 34 years in R&D at The Lubrizol Corporation involved in advanced crankcase lubricant applications. He retired in 2004 and continues to consult. Advanced lubricant applications Bill has worked on include: rotary engines, direct inject

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s_razaq
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David Haas

David Haas received his BA in Physics and PhD in Biophysics in protein crystallography and molecular biology at the State University of NY at Buffalo.  For the next five years, he performed basic research in protein crystallography at several institutions

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s_razaq
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Eric Scerri

Dr. Eric Scerri is a UCLA chemist, author and leading historian and philosopher of science, specializing in the periodic table of the chemical elements.  He received all his education in the UK at the universities of London, Southampton and Cambridge.  He

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kate1dc
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Consider using this checklist when planning your event.

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kate1dc
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(Note: if you are reading this as a blog post in the group you have already accomplished Steps 1 and 2.  Nice job!)

As a Local Section Chair or Chair-Elect, you’re receiving this email because you are the de facto ACS Speaker Planner for your section and a

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kate1dc
Contributor II

Before beginning the search for a speaker, consider these items:

  • How much money will you need?  Develop a budget based on your requirements (Will you be renting facilities?  Will food and drinks be served?).

  • Do you want to invite neighboring local sections
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kate1dc
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William Mattson

Bill Mattson has extensive experience and has given numerous lectures on Creative Problem Solving and Creative Problem Solving in Chemical Research. In each case, the audience response has been positive, reflecting both their improved insights and abiliti

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kate1dc
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Robert Rafka

Dr. Robert Rafka has two great loves in life, chemistry and gardening and he’s been avidly pursuing both since he was a child back in central New York.

Bob began his training in chemistry at Syracuse University. His initial research project was on organobo

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kate1dc
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Rafael Luque

Rafael Luque (Cordoba, 1978), graduated from Universidad de Cordoba in Spain (1996-2001) and then did his Ph.D (2002-2005) at the same University under an European Ph.D scheme that included two short stays of 9 months in total (3+6 months) in the Green Ch

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kate1dc
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Jack Hipple

Jack Hipple is Principal of Innovation-TRIZ Consulting, based in Tampa, FL.  He is a chemical engineering graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and has served on the department’s advisory board. He has served as Director of Discovery Resear

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kate1dc
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Howard & Sally Peters

Howard Peters earned a B.S. in chemistry in 1962 at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Stanford University in 1967. He next did chemical research at Dow Chemical and at SRI International. He is the author or c

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kate1dc
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Heinz Plaumann, Ph.D. holds advanced degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada and has over 30 years of industrial experience including international assignments. Much of this time, Heinz has served as a technic

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kate1dc
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Glenn Roy

Glenn Roy began training in the science of flavors and fragrances in 1971 with Tombarel Freres in Grasse, France. As a field laborer from before sunrise to 12 noon, he harvested botanic raw materials and processed them to produce essential oils and absolu

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kate1dc
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Georjean Adams

Georjean L. Adams is President of the consulting firm EHS Strategies, Inc, which provides management advice on developing environmental, health and safety (EHS) programs. The firm specializes in product stewardship and life cycle management, as well as re

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kate1dc
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Erich Blossey

Professor Blossey received his baccalaureate degree was received at the Ohio State University in 1957, working on undergraduate research with Professor Michael Cava. Graduate chemistry studies were pursued with Professor Ernest Wenkert at Iowa State Unive

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kate1dc
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Eric Bosch

Education: I was born in Durban South Africa and graduated with a BSc Hons degree from the University of Natal in Durban. I worked as a chemist in the pigmented polymer industry for a few years before deciding to further my education. At that stage I move

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kate1dc
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Cathy Cobb

My name is Cathy Cobb, and I am a chemist. I received my undergraduate degree from Reed College and my graduate training at UC Santa Barbara. I taught at California State University, Los Angeles, before moving to South Carolina with my husband and our fir

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kate1dc
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Al Hazari

A native of Lebanon, Al received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the American University in Cairo in 1968. He also holds an M.S. degree in Chemistry (1972) from Youngstown State University in Ohio and a doctorate in Science Education (1997) from the Unive

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kate1dc
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E. Gerald Meyer

Dr. E. Gerald Meyer was born in Albuquerque, NM and attended Carnegie Mellon University (B.S. in 1940 and M.S. in 1942), and the University of New Mexico (Ph.D. in 1950). He was a laboratory chemist for the U.S. bureau of Mines, the U.S. Naval Research La

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kate1dc
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Jeff Bryan

Jeff C. Bryan was born in Minnesota and raised in California, and believes that his odd childhood mixture of Jell-O™ salad and reticence in a free and open society have caused his various personality quirks. He earned an A.B. in chemistry from the Univers

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kate1dc
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Donna Dean

Since 2010, Dr. Donna J. Dean has focused on leadership and talent development, career enhancement, and mentoring strategies for organizations and individuals. Prior to her current activities, she was Senior Science Advisor and a registered lobbyist for

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kate1dc
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Gary Christian

Gary D. Christian received his B.S. degree in 1959 from the University of Oregon and Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland in 1964. He was a research analytical chemist at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research from 1961 to 1967. He joined the

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kate1dc
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Frank Settle

For 28 years Dr. Frank Settle was a professor of chemistry at Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA.  During this time he received several local and state awards for teaching and undergraduate research in analytical chemistry.  Since that time he has

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kate1dc
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James Ruland

James E. Ruland has a B.S. with honors in chemical engineering from Kansas State University and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Ruland has been practicing intellectual property law for over fifteen years. He is active in the leade

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kate1dc
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Curtis Swisher

Curtis Swisher has 28 years of professional experience leading people and projects, creating and delivering workshops, and coaching clients at The Dow Chemical Company. He is also President of SpirePointe, a coaching and training business (www.spirepointe

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kate1dc
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James & Jenny Marshall

James L. Marshall gained his B.S. in chemistry at Indiana University in 1962, and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Ohio State University in 1966. The following year Dr. Marshall joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Texas. At UNT

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kate1dc
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William Carroll

"Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. He is currently Vice President, Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation and also Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana.

Bill is a Past

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kate1dc
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Ruth Woodall

Ruth Woodall serves as the Director of the Tennessee Scholars Program, a rewards and recognition program that encourages students to take more rigorous courses so they will graduate high school better prepared for post secondary education. She was hired b

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