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    Cartesian Diver

    May 2018: Materials: • Plastic drinking bottle (1 or 2 L) with lid• Water• Ketchup or soy sauce packet or pen cap with modelling (or Sculpey) clay Experiment: Fill with water nearly to the top of the bottle. Add the ketchup packet (or if using the pen cap, add about a pea-size p...

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    Dr. Percy Julian

    Creator of 130+ patents, entrepreneur, pioneer of industrial-scale synthesis of human hormones, renowned expert on making drugs from plants, and first African-American chemist to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Chicagoan Dr. Percy Lavon Julian caps off our celebration of #blackhistor...

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    Dr. Anthony (Tony) Toussaint

    Dr. Anthony Toussaint is the current leader of the Chicagoland chemistry community, as Chair of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society. With many years of industrial experience, he is currently Leader of Research and Development for ICL - Performance Products. #blackhistorymonth #chemi...

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    Distinguished Prof. Charles Cannon

    Dr. Charles Cannon rocks! Chicago ACS Board Member and Councilor, American Chemical Society Fellow, Chemistry Professor of Distinction and former Chair of the Science and Math Dept at Columbia College Chicago, Cannon is a celebrated Chicago Chemistry fixture, recommending: “Pursue your interes...

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    Samuel B Fuller (1905-1988)

    What a pioneer of chemical manufacture! Entrepreneur Samuel B. Fuller (1905-1988) founded the Fuller Products Company and was the first African-American to be inducted into the National Association of Manufacturers. #blackhistorymonth #entrepreneur#chemicalmanufacture Impoverished in Louisiana, 9-y...

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    Sarah Breedlove, aka Madam CJ Walker (1867-1919)

    Sarah Breedlove, aka Madam CJ Walker (1867-1919), is celebrated as the first self-made female millionaire in the U.S., regardless of race or ethnicity. Primarily an entrepreneur, she made her fortune in hair care products designed for African-American women, founding the Madame C.J. Walker Manufactu...

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    Prof. LeRoy Jones II

    Chicago ACS member Dr. LeRoy Jones II, an Assoc. Professor and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Chicago State University, has a remarkable range of research interests: self-healing bone cement, lightweight fuel cells, mechanistic studies of organometallic catalysts, and other applicat...

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    Prof. Valerie Gloss

    Prof. Valerie Gloss is our Nanotech expert at Chicago State University ! Alum of CSU, and PhD graduate of University of Notre Dame, she's awesome! ACS member and author of several academic papers, Gloss focuses on "understanding binding and structural properties of nanostructures". She's proficient ...

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    Prof. John Watson

    Born in 1940 Chicago, biochemist Dr. John Watson earned his BS from Illinois Institute of Technology and his PhD from University of Illinois at Chicago (NAVY PIER CAMPUS). At the U. of California San Francisco (UCSF), he became a Biochemistry Professor specializing in regulation of metabolic pathway...

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    Prof. Aida Abraha

    Chicago ACS member, expert in Alzheimer's Disease, Biochem Prof, and Assoc Dean at Chicago State University, Dr. Aida Abraha came from Ethiopia and earned her BS at CSU, her PhD at Loyola University Chicago, and did postdocs at Johns Hopkins University and Northwestern University. #blackhistorymonth...

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