Meeting/Event Information

    Marie Curie Live! + Undergrad Symposium + Holiday Party

    December 15, 2017
    5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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    North Central College, Wentz Science Center
    131 S. Loomis Street
    Naperville, IL 60540
    https://www.northcentralcollege.edu
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    Live Reenactment, Holiday Party, Iota Sigma Pi Raffle, Door Prizes,
    Food and Toy Drive, Three Remote Streaming Sites,
    Daytime Undergraduate Research Symposium

    Nobel Laureate Marie Curie

    University of Paris

    Portrayed by Dr. Maria Bakalis
    Independent Performer, Playwright, and Seminar/Workshop Presenter

    "Discovering Marie Curie"

    Joint meeting with the Iota Sigma Pi
    (Honors society of women chemists)

    ABSTRACT

    "Hardships are but part of the life experience. They are there to test our mettle, our resolve" Marie Curie. 

    Follow the journey of a woman who was tested time and time again to reflect this, her life perspective.  Marie Curie faced each obstacle with a courageous spirit and a ceaseless determination to live her passion for scientific discovery. “Each of us has a dream and a power to make that dream a reality."  Madame Curie, scientist, discoverer of radium, first woman to win the Nobel Prize and thrice winner of the Prize is the evidence which proves her life hypothesis- A dream in the hands of mettle, resolve, determination and, above all, hard work yields a dream realized.

    Prof. Bakalis will perform in the character of Laureate Marie Curie, giving a presentation then soliciting discussion in character for the entirety of the evening. A/V technology will ensure interactivity at all four sites.

    BIOGRAPHY

    Professor Bakalis holds a BA from DePaul University, MA from Northeastern Illinois University and Doctorate from Northern Illinois University with a Certificate in Acting from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. As an educator, actor, director, and playwright, Dr. Bakalis believes in the power of the arts to reflect the human condition and humanity that unites us all.

    PROGRAM

    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM  Undergraduate Research Symposium (separate registration)
    • 5:30 - 6:30  Registration and Networking
    • 6:30 - 7:30  Dinner 
    • 7:30 - 7:35  Introductory remarks by Fran Kravitz, Chicago Section Chair
    • 7:35 - 7:50  Iota Sigma Pi raffle results and distribution of Chicago ACS door prizes
    • 7:50 - 7:55  Transfer of the Gavel to incoming 2018 Chicago ACS Chair Anthony Toussaint
    • 7:55 - 9:00  Program by Maria Bakalis

    FOUR LOCATIONS

    • MAIN SITE (With live speaker): North Central College
    • STREAMING LOCATION #1: Loyola University
    • STREAMING LOCATiON #2: Purdue University Northwest
    • STREAMING LOCATION #3: Libertyville High School

    UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM):

    "Chemistry Careers and the Future of Chemistry"

    • Poster session
    • Keynote Talk 1: "The Lab of the Future - New Technologies for Organic Synthesis", Dr. Andrew Bogdan (Abbvie)
    • Keynote Talk 2: "Fun With Chemical Puzzles of Life and Disease", Dr. Gaurav Chopra (Purdue U.)
    • Career Fair with Roundtable Discussions

    REGISTER YOUR POSTER HERE:
    http://chicagoacs.org/form.php?form_id=30

    FULL SYMPOSIUM INFO HERE: http://chicagoacs.org/College_Education_Committee

    IOTA SIGMA PI RAFFLE - ORNAMENTS!

    The honors society for women chemists, per tradition, is raffling chemistry-themed creations. This year, they have made wonderful stained-glass holiday ornaments! Buy your $5 tickets* along with your registration, at the LIVE meeting, or by contacting Janet Ferroni (janetferroni@att.net).

    *REMOTE SITE PARTICIPANTS SHOULD PURCHASE TICKETS ALONG WITH THEIR REGISTRATION.

    DOOR PRIZES

    Per tradition, Chicago ACS Hospitality Chair Richard Cornell has assembled a vast panoply of door prizes for everyone in attendance. Come find out what curiosities are in store!

    ** All sites will have door prizes. BUT, to be eligible, you must register by noon, Tuesday Dec. 12.

    FOOD AND TOY DRIVE - COLLECTED AT ALL SITES!

    We will be collecting nonperishable food items on behalf of the local Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry (a non-profit organization established to provide food and personal care essentials to residents in need.) CHECKS ARE WELCOME TOO! Please do not donate food in glass containers.

    We will also continue our drive to collect toys for toddlers to 12 year olds. The toys will be donated to the Adoption Center of Illinois at Family Resource Center in Chicago, which provides services for couples seeking to adopt children in the US or overseas, birth parents, and foster children. Please do not donate clothing.

    DINNER - ALL SITES/Depends on location:

    MAIN SITE: North Central College Buffet style of Caesar Salad, Chicken Florentine, Bakedpenne Alfredo with roasted peppers and sun-dried tomatoes, Roasted vegetables, Parmesan garlic bread,Tiramisu and a beverage.
    REMOTE SITE #1:  Loyola University Dinner will be served cafeteria style at nearbydeNobili Cafeteria across Sheridan Road.
    REMOTE SITE #2 Purdue University Northwest Choice of:
    Italian Roast Beef with French Fries OR
    Mostaccioli with Marinara Sauce OR
    Vegetable Panini
    REMOTE SITE #3 Libertyville High School Panera Turkey Sandwich Box Lunch (Oven roasted turkey, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, Basil Pesto, mayo, spicy mustard, salt and pepper on Asiago Cheese Focaccia. Served with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage.)
    OR
    Panera Mediterranean Veggie Boxed Lunch (Zesty sweet Peppadew piquant peppers, feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions and cilantro-jalapeno hummus with salt and pepper on thin sliced Tomato Basil. Served with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage.)

    RESERVATIONS:

    Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, December 12
    Lecture-only Registration Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday, December 14

    PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS. Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email (chicagoacs@ameritech.net) if you have any questions

    MAIN LOCATION - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

    LIVE LECTURE:

    North Central College
    Wentz Science Center, Ratio Hall (2nd floor)
    131 S. Loomis St.
    Naperville, IL  60540

    Map: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/ncc_sciencecenter.pdf

    PARKING: Free

    STREAMING LOCATIONS - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

    STREAMING LOCATION #1:

    Loyola University
    Institute for Envronmental Sustainability, Room 123
    Chicago, IL 60607

    Map: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/loyola_map_ies.pdf

    PARKING: Enter the campus at the intersection of Kenmore and Sheridan Road and bear to the left. Parking (P1) is available at the parking deck next to Flanner Hall for about $7.00. Enter the garage at the entrance marked “Faculty, Students, Guests, and Visitors.” 

    STREAMING LOCATION #2:

    Purdue University Northwest
    Gyte Building, Room 240
    2200 169th St.
    Hammond, IN  46323
    Street address (entrance location)
    Chicago, IL 60607

    Map: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/purduenw_map.pdf

    PARKING: Free

     

    STREAMING LOCATION #3:

    Libertyville High School
    Library
    708 W. Park Ave.
    Libertyville, IL  60048

    Map: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/libertyvillehs_map.pdf

    PARKING: Free, but competitive due to simultaneous sports events

    Tickets

    $5.00 Opt'l Donation to 2017 Undergraduate Symposium

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - Member

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - AIChE Member

    $17.00 MAIN SITE - Non-member

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Member ticket

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - AIChE Member

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Non-member ticket

    $10.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Member ticket

    $10.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - AIChE Member

    $12.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Non-member ticket

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #3 - Member ticket

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #3 - AIChE member

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #3 - Non-member Ticket

    $0.00 MAIN SITE - Lecture only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #3 - Lecture only

    $5.00 2017 Holiday Raffle - Iota Sigma Pi Ornament

    $10.00 Tote bag: CHICAgO elements - blue

    $15.00 T-shirt: CHICAgO Elements

    $0.00 Donation to Project SEED

    $0.00 Company Sponsorship

    $0.00 Individual Donation