Current Year Meetings

2018 - 2019 Schedule

SVS meetings are typically held in the evening on the second Wednesday of the month at rotating locations around the section. Any meeting that is moved from this standard date is indicated in red. Information is added and edited monthly, so check the site often!

Please send an email to our Local Section secretary, Ron Supkowski (at, to request a section newsletter (August through April) via email.

  1. 19 September 2018 - [7:30 PM at Bucknell University] : The meeting will feature a presentation by our invited speaker and will be preceded by a social hour and dinner at 5:00. The guest speaker is Douglas Genna, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Youngstown State University, who will present a talk titled "A mechanistic approach to metal-organic framework synthesis and applications." Get details.

  2. 17 October 2018-[7:00PM at Wilkes University]: This year's Catherine Bone Lecture will feature Priestley Medal recipient Geraldine Richmond, Ph. D. Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon as the invited speaker who will present a talk titled "Mulling Over Emulsions: Molecular Assembly at Complex Liquid Surfaces." The lecture will be preceded by a dinner at 5:30. Get details.

  3. 25 October 2018 THURSDAY- [7:00PM at Lycoming College] : The third meeting of the SVS will coincide with Lycomimg College's Douthat Lecture Series and will feature Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann, Ph.D., Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters Emeritus at Cornell University's Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. The title of the evening's talk will be "Chemistry’s Essential Tensions: Three Views of a Science in Culture." The lecture will be preceded by a dinner at 5:15. Get details.

  • January 2019 - [Executive Board Meeting]

  • 13 February 2019 - [King's College]

  • 20 March 2019 - [Susquehanna University]

  • 10 April 2019 - [Marywood University]

  • 1 May 2019 - [Annual Awards Banquet]

Previous Meetings

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Bloomsburg University Bucknell University King's College Lycoming College Marywood University Misericordia University Penn State Hazleton Penn State Wilkes-Barre Susquehanna University University of Scranton Wilkes University


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