Meeting/Event Information

    Past Meetings

    Holiday Party & Perry Romanowski: "Life Outside the Lab - Communicating Chemistry to the Public"

    December 05, 2014
    5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

    Fountain Blue
    2300 Mannheim Rd.
    Des Plaines, IL 60018
    http://www.fountainblue.com

    Festivities abound at the Chicago ACS holiday party! Cosmetics Chemist Perry Romanowski will delight us with tales from the Beauty Brains

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    December Board Meeting

    December 04, 2014
    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Chicago Section Office
    1400 Renaissance Dr., Suite 312
    Park Ridge, IL 60068

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    "The Present and Future of Chemical Safety" with Brad Harbaugh (MSDSonline)

    November 21, 2014
    5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

    The Parthenon
    314 S. Halsted St.
    Chicago, IL 60661
    http://www.theparthenon.com

    OSHA’s revision of the HazCom Standard to align with GHS is in full swing. Everyone in the lifecycle of hazardous chemicals has responsibilities they must meet to ensure worker safety and compliance. Important deadlines are on the horizon, meaning now is

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    November Board Meeting

    November 13, 2014
    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Chicago Section Office
    1400 Renaissance Dr., Suite 312
    Park Ridge, IL 60068

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    Chemistry Day 2014: The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy!

    October 25, 2014
    10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Museum of Science and Industry
    5700 S. Lake Shore Dr, West Pavilion
    Chicago, IL 60637
    http://www.msichicago.org

    Celebrate National Chemistry Week Oct 25 with a day of hands-on fun, demonstrations, exhibits, and presentations at the western hemisphere's largest science center!

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    Family Science Expo - Des Plaines Public Library

    October 11, 2014
    12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Des Plaines Public Library
    1501 Ellinwood St.
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    http://dppl.org

    Going on its 6th year, the Family Science Expo aims to get kids excited about science, technology, and engineering. With interactive displays and exhibits, the Science Expo is the perfect combination of education and family fun. http://dppl.org/guides/k

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    Basolo Award: Prof. Makoto Fujita (U. Tokyo), "Metal-directed Self-assembly for Constructing Nanoscale Discrete Structures and Developing Functions in their Cavities"

    October 10, 2014
    3:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Technological Institute, Northwestern University
    2145 Sheridan Rd.
    Evanston, IL 60208
    http://www.chemistry.northwestern.edu/

    The Chicago Section ACS and Northwestern University gather annually for the Basolo Lecture, Reception, and Presentation of the Basolo Medal

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    ACS Webinar in a Box: Speaking Simply

    October 07, 2014
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    IIT TOWER, First Floor Auditorium IT 1F6-1
    10 West 35th Street
    Chicago, IL 60616
    http://www.iit.edu/tower/location.shtml

    YCC social networking and professional development event

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    Education Night with Don Wink: "Knowing How Students Learn in Chemical Education" & AACT Kickoff

    September 19, 2014
    5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

    Loyola University - Chemistry Department (Flanner Hall)
    1064 West Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL 60660
    http://www.luc.edu/chemistry/

    Prof. Don Wink, renowned expert in Chemical Education, will help focus our Education Night on high school and undergrad learning, and Adam Boyd Director of the new AACT will help kick off that organization. +Posters&networking!

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    September Board Meeting

    September 11, 2014
    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Chicago Section Office
    1400 Renaissance Dr., Suite 312
    Park Ridge, IL 60068

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    National ACS Meeting: Chemistry and Global Stewardship

    August 10, 2014
    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    San Francisco, CA

    TBD

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    ACS at the Illinois State Fair

    August 08, 2014
    9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

    State Fair
    801 Sangamon Ave
    Springfield, IL 62702
    http://acsillinoisstatefair.org

    Please help run a tent for the ACS at the Illinois State Fair

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    August Board Meeting

    July 31, 2014
    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Chicago Section Office
    1400 Renaissance Dr., Suite 312
    Park Ridge, IL 60068

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    YCC: "Careers in Chemistry"

    June 28, 2014
    10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Silverman Hall East (Room 1-510)
    Northwestern University 2170 Campus Drive
    Evanston, IL 60208
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/careers-in-chemistry-tickets-11696997033

    This daylong event will feature a panel discussion in the morning, a networking luncheon, followed by resume reviews and mock interviews on-site in the afternoon.

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    "Energy Storage in Chicagoland: JCESR's New Paradigm for Battery R&D...and More!" - Dr. George Crabtree + 3 Other Panelists; Poster Session; Argonne Tour; Awards Meeting

    June 19, 2014
    5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

    Bolingbrook Golf Club
    2001 Rodeo Dr.
    Bolingbrook, IL 60490
    http://www.bolingbrookgolfclub.com

    Showcasing batteries & energy storage, we highlight science from Argonne's JCESR, development by battery company Navitas, and R&D by other leading clean energy labs. DSA award for F.Jarzembowski. 50,60-year member awards

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    June Board Meeting

    June 12, 2014
    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Chicago Section Office
    1400 Renaissance Dr., Suite 312
    Park Ridge, IL 60068

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    Chicago ACS Scholarship Exam 2014

    May 31, 2014
    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    North Central College, Goldspohn Hall, Room 20
    31 N. Loomis St.
    Naperville, IL 60540
    https://northcentralcollege.edu/home

    The Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring the 2014 Scholarship Examination. High school students in the Chicago area who are presently enrolled in the first year of high school level chemistry are eligible.

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    Gibbs Award Ceremony: John E. Bercaw, "Hydrocarbon Upgrading to Fuels and Chemicals: Progress towards Homogeneous Catalysts"

    May 16, 2014
    6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Meridian Banquets
    1701 Algonquin Rd
    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
    http://www.meridianbanquets.com

    The Chicago ACS is proud to award Prof. John Bercaw of Caltech the 103rd highly prestigious Willard Gibbs Medal. This meeting is the highlight of the Chicago ACS year, and will feature many notable attendees, including national ACS officers, former Gibbs

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    May Board Meeting

    May 08, 2014
    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Chicago Section Office
    1400 Renaissance Dr., Suite 312
    Park Ridge, IL 60068

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    The Changing Chemistry Workplace: Industry Trends & Effects on Employment (Panel Discussion)

    April 24, 2014
    5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

    The Parthenon
    314 S. Halsted St.
    Chicago, IL 60661
    http://www.theparthenon.com

    As the recent splitups of Baxter and Abbott remind us, the chemical industry is undergoing enormous changes that affect employment. What are these trends, what is driving them, and how should chemists prepare for them to stay employed? Massive layoffs fr

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    April Board Meeting

    April 10, 2014
    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Chicago Section Office
    1400 Renaissance Dr., Suite 312
    Park Ridge, IL 60068

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    Beer with Peers

    April 04, 2014
    5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Howl at the Moon - Chicago
    26 W. Hubbard St.
    Chicago, IL 60654
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1472481496296728/

    Our official kickoff to the Chicago YCC year! Come join us for an evening and get to know chemistry professionals within the area. Network with your peers and learn about alternative careers in chemistry…

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    The Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act

    March 28, 2014
    5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

    Cafe La Cave
    2777 Mannheim Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60017
    http://www.cafelacave.net

    Jenny Cassel, Attorney with the Environmental Law and Policy Center, will give a presentation on this contentious legislation at the interface of chemistry, energy, environmentalism, public policy, and law

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    March Board Meeting

    March 13, 2014
    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Chicago Section Office
    1400 Renaissance Dr., Suite 312
    Park Ridge, IL 60068

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    Joint with the Joliet Section ACS

    February 20, 2014
    5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Lewis University - Arts & Sciences Bldg. Rm. AS158-A
    1 University Parkway
    Romeoville, IL 60446
    http://www.lewisu.edu/

    Speaker: John Flanyak

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    "Diverse Sourcing: The Key to Commercializing Greener Fuels" - Jennifer Holmgren, Lanza Tech

    January 16, 2014
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    European Crystal Banquets
    519 W. Algonquin Rd.
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    http://www.ecbanquets.com/

    (Joint with AIChE and ChemPharma) Increasingly there is a trend in being able to supply products such as fuels and chemicals that are not only economic, but that address key sustainability criteria. Today there is significant research into improving the o

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