2008-2009 Schedule

  • 13 September 2008 - THE SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY LOCAL SECTION'S 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: The Anniversary Celebration will be in the afternoon of Saturday, September 13th, 2008 at the Joseph Priestley House in Northumberland, PA. A program about the Susquehanna Valley Section history and its relationship with the Joseph Priestley House is planned. Snack food and beverages will be served under a tent in the yard of the Priestley House. Following the events at the JPH, a dinner will be held at the Townside Garden Cafe. For the full agenda please visit this page.


  • 8 October 2008 - [at King's College]: the meeting will begin at 7:45 p.m. and will be preceded by a reception and dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. The speaker, Dr. Stephen Johnson from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Co., will discuss "A computational approach to modeling solubility that includes crystal packing, ionization, and intrinsic solubility for use in iterative design." Get details.


  • 16 October 2008 - Science Cafe at Old Tyme Charlie's Pub, 31 S. River St. Plains, PA . Get details.


  • 12 November 2008 - [at Wilkes University]: the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by dinner starting at 6:00 p.m. The speaker, Dr. Donald Mencer from Wilkes University, will discuss "The Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Functional Proteins." Get details.


  • 28 January 2009 - [Executive Board Meeting, at Bloomsburg].


  • 11 February 2009 - [at Lycoming College]: the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by dinner starting at 6:00 p.m. The speaker, Dr. Timothy Strein from Busknell University, will present a talk entitled "Understanding Migration Dynamics for Nanoliter Volume In-Capillary Reactions with Small Ions." Get details.


  • Revised meeting date is 18 March 2009 - [at Misercordia University]: the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. The speaker, Dr. Anna Fedor from Misericordia University, will present a talk entitled, "Terahertz Spectroscopy of the Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding of Molecular Species in Solution." Get details.


  • 8 April 2009 - [at Susquehanna University] the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by dinner at 5:30 p.m. The speaker, Dr. Erin Sheets from Penn State University, will present a talk entitled, "Life as a lipid: rafts, dynamics and interactions." Get details.


  • 23 April 2009 - Science Cafe at Old Tyme Charlie's Pub, 31 S. River St. Plains, PA . Get details.


  • 6 May 2009 - [Annual Awards Banquet at Bloomsburg University] With the presentation of various local section awards, the Annual Awards Banquet recognizes both aspiring and accomplished chemistry professionals in the area who have helped to promote chemistry, the chemical professions, and the section. The speaker, Dr. Daniel King of Drexel University, will present a talk entitled "Engaging Students in the Classroom: Is Technology the Answer?" Get details and the banquet's program.

Special Events

Science Café #1

A science café is a forum where the general public can discuss a scientific topic with a scientist knowledgeable about that topic, typically in a pub-type atmosphere. The Susquehanna Valley Section of the American Chemical Society is attempting to begin a science caf¨˛ in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. The first event will be held on Thursday, October 16th at Old Tyme Charlie's Pub, 31 S. River St. Plains, PA . The speaker for the evening will be David Sloan Wilson of Binghamton University. He is the author of the book Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives. An open discussion of the topic of evolution will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the pub following Dr. Wilson's opening remarks.


Science Café #2

A science café is a forum where the general public can discuss a scientific topic with a scientist knowledgeable about that topic, typically in a pub-type atmosphere. The Susquehanna Valley Section of the American Chemical Society is continuing to host science cafés in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. The second event will be held on Thursday, April 23rd at Old Tyme Charlie's Pub, 31 South River Street, in Plains, PA. The speaker for the evening will be Joe Scopelliti of PPL. He is the PPL Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Community Relations Manager. An open discussion of the topic of nuclear power will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the pub following Mr. Scopelliti's opening remarks.

50TH ANNIVERSARY of The Susquehanna Valley Local Section

The Anniversary Celebration will be in the afternoon of Saturday, September 13th, 2008 at the Joseph Priestley House in Northumberland, PA. A program about the Susquehanna Valley Section history and its relationship with the Joseph Priestley House is planned. Snack food and beverages will be served under a tent in the yard of the Priestley House. For more information please download the announcement and/or visit this page. Take a look at photos of the event.


The Local Section Annual NMR Symposium at the 236th ACS National Meeting & Expo August 17-21, 2008 in Philadelphia, PA

The Local Section warmly invites students and faculty to a half-day symposium entitled "Innovation in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in the undergraduate curriculum" on the morning of Monday, 18 August 2008. It would be difficult to overstate the significance of the role played by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy in advancing chemical knowledge to its present state. Chemists recognize the immense power of NMR spectroscopy as a tool for probing gases, liquids, and solids. As this important spectroscopic tool continues to evolve and gain power it is critical for the undergraduate curriculum to incorporate modern methods and applications of NMR. This session highlights recent curricular developments in the use of NMR to study structure, bonding, chemical environment, and dynamic processes (such as chemical kinetics or molecular motion) - especially in areas related to the areas of human health, pharmaceutical sciences, and materials science.

For further information please see the Technical Program online when it is posted by ACS (or email Donald Mencer mencer@wilkes.edu).




Our Academic Partners

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

About

The Susquehanna Valley Section of the American Chemical Society began in 1958 and serves eight counties in PA:

Lycoming
Union
Snyder
Northumberland
Montour
Columbia
Luzerne
Lacawanna
 
The section provides services for the chemistry professionals, undergraduate chemistry students, and high school students of the area.

Contact

If you need more information or would like to submit information, E-mail our Local Section Webmaster at ronaldsupkowski@kings.edu or the National ACS Webmaster.

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