Meeting/Event Information

    "Public Policy and the Impact of Aquatic Invasive Species" + "ACS Resources for Chemical Safety" + Undergrad Posters

    March 23, 2018
    5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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    University of Illinois at Chicago, Mol. Biol. Res. Bldg.
    901 S. Marshfield Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60607

    Public Affairs Meeting and Award Presentation
    + Pre-Dinner Talk,
    "ACS Resources for Chemical Safety"
    + Pre-Dinner Poster Session

    Lisa Frede

    - Director of Regulatory Affairs -
    Chemical Industry Council of Illinois

    "Public Policy and the Impact of Aquatic Invasive Species"

    Presentation of the Public Service Award to the

    Chemical Industry Council of Illinois


    Lisa Frede will give an overview of who the Chemistry Industry Council of Illinois is, what they do, and how they represent the chemical industry in Illinois. Ms. Frede will also highlight one of the many public policy issues that CICI deals with and how this multi-faceted topic effects the chemical industry in Illinois.


    • 5:30 - 6:30  Registration, Social Hour, Poster Session
    • 6:00 - 6:30  Pre-Dinner Talk by Irena Cesa
    • 6:30 - 7:30  Dinner 
    • 7:30 - 7:40  Announcements
    • 7:40 - 7:45  Presentation of the Public Affairs Award
    • 7:45 - 8:40  Lecture by Ms. Lisa Frede


    • MAIN SITE (With live speaker): Univ. of Illinois - Chicago
    • STREAMING LOCATION #1: North Central College (Naperville)
    • STREAMING LOCATION #2: Purdue University Northwest (Hammond, IN)


    Undergraduates are invited to present posters describing their research, and the best one will win a prize! Register your poster here:





    "ACS Resources for Chemical Safety"

    by Irene Cesa

     - Chicago ACS, Environmental and Lab Safety Committee Chair -

    ABSTRACT: In 2017 the American Chemical Society incorporated safety as a core value in its Strategic Plan for 2017 and Beyond. In combination with the other core values of the society, the ACS strategic plan supports the fundamental responsibility of the society to safeguard the health of the planet through chemical stewardship. The mission of the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety is to promote and advance positive safety cultures by providing authoritative resources in support of safety as a core value. In this presentation, I will discuss ACS resources related to safety and success of the chemical enterprise in education, research and development.


    2018 Public Affairs Award
    for the
    Chemical Industry Council of Illinois

    “Recognizing the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois for their enduring advocacy of Illinois’ chemistry enterprise. Through these efforts, chemistry has prospered and grown into a preeminent industry in Illinois and our nation.”

    DINNER - Depends on location:

    MAIN SITE: UIC Buffet catered by Pompeii:
    • House Salad (Romaine, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions & Italian Vinaigrette)
    • Cookie, water
    • Choice of entree:
        • Chicken Parmigiana (with marinara, ricotta cheese and mozzarella with spaghetti)
        • Eggplant Parmigiana (vegetarian) served with Marinara topped with fresh seasoned ricotta and melted mozzarella and pasta

    REMOTE SITE #1:  North Central College no dinner provided, but you are welcome to bring your own

    REMOTE SITE #2 Purdue University Northwest no dinner provided, but you are welcome to bring your own


    Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, March 20
    Lecture-only Registration Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday, March 22

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


    Lisa Frede has been the Director of Regulatory Affairs for CICI since July 2001. Lisa is located in the Des Plaines office and represents the interests of CICI members before several regulatory bodies, including the Illinois EPA, OSHA, and the Illinois Pollution Control Board. Lisa serves as co-chair to the Technical & Policy Workgroup which works with the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee for solutions to prevent the transfer of aquatic invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi Basins.  Prior to joining CICI, Lisa work for Will County Environmental Health Division as an inspector.  Lisa is a 1996 graduate of Aurora University.


    Irene G. Cesa is a member of the Committee on Chemical Safety for the American Chemical Society (ACS) and serves as Chair of the Environmental and Lab Safety Committee for the Chicago Section of the ACS. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Oakland University and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. Irene is retired from Flinn Scientific, Inc. in Batavia, IL, where she served as Director of Technical Services, Technical Editor for the Flinn Scientific Laboratory Safety Course and the Flinn Best Practices for Teaching Chemistry Video Series, and as Senior Editor for the Flinn ChemTopics™ Labs series of high school lab manuals. Prior to joining Flinn, Irene taught chemistry at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, OH, and also worked as an industrial research chemist for the Lubrizol Corporation. Irene Cesa is the author of the college chemistry lab manual, Laboratory Experiments for General, Organic and Biological Chemistry, and she has presented more than 100 workshops relating to chemical safety and chemistry lab activities at national, regional, and local science education conferences



    University of Illinois - Chicago
    Molecular Biology Research Building, Herman Auditorium
    800 S. Ashland Ave/entrance on Morgan ave.
    Chicago, IL 60607

    Map & Directions:

    PARKING: $8.50 cash/credit

    Paulina St. Parking Structure
    915 S. Paulina; Chicago, IL 60607



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


    PARKING: Free



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


    PARKING: Free




    $15.00 MAIN SITE - Member

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - AIChE Member

    $17.00 MAIN SITE - Non-member

    $0.00 MAIN SITE - Lecture only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Lecture-only

    $0.00 Individual Donation

    $0.00 Company Sponsorship

    $0.00 Donation to Project SEED

    $15.00 T-shirt: CHICAgO Elements

    $10.00 Tote bag: CHICAgO elements - blue