Meeting/Event Information

    Past Meetings

    Holiday Party with Lee Marek, "Chemistry on the Late Show With David Letterman"

    December 04, 2015
    5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

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

    Holiday Party with special guest Lee Marek, who will regales us with stories of his adventures bringing chemistry to America's premier late night V show. Also: Raffles, door prizes, and charity food drive

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    Microscopy at the McCrone Group - Tour and Introduction by Dr. Kent Rhodes, plus WCC Career Event

    November 12, 2015
    5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

    The Greek Islands
    300 East 22nd St.
    Lombard, IL 60148
    http://www.greekislands.net/map-lombard

    The McCrone Group is a world leader in microscopy, microanalysis, materials characterization, and the solving of tough materials problems. Join Chicago ACS for a tour of the facility from its Technical Director Kent Rhodes. Come early for the career event

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    Basolo Medal: Prof. Clifford P. Kubiak (UCSD) "Multi-electron catalytic transformations of CO2: toward liquid fuels."

    October 30, 2015
    4:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Northwestern University - Chemistry Bldg
    2145 Sheridan Rd
    Evanston, IL 60208
    http://www.chemistry.northwestern.edu

    Generating fuel from waste CO2?!? It may seem like the 21st century philosopher's stone, but UCSD Prof. Kubiak will tell us how to make it happen! That's why he deserves to receive the presitgious Basolo Medal from Northwestern this year! Join NU and the

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    Education Night: Prof. Tom Higgins ("How undergraduate research can change students’ lives") + Scholarship presentations and Women Chemists’ Non-Traditional Career Event

    September 18, 2015
    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/

    Education Night at Loyola featuring the illustrious Tom Higgins, a non-traditional career event, high school scholarship presentations, and a poster session by Loyola students

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    ACS at the Illinois State Fair

    August 14, 2015
    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    State Fair
    801 Sangamon Ave
    Springfield, IL 62702
    http://chicagoacs.net/statefair/

    Join the Chicago Section and the ACS at the State Fair. Please help out for a few hours at our tent.

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    Zafra Lerman: "Science Diplomacy in the Middle East: the Malta Conferences and their Lasting Impact", plus Distinguished Service Award, 50-,60-year awards, WCC Mix-and-Mingle with Iota Sigma Pi

    June 18, 2015
    5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

    Zhivago Restaurant
    9925 Gross Point Rd
    Skokie, IL 60076
    http://zhivagochicago.com

    Human rights, distinguished service, honors for our most experienced members, and game-show fun - you'll find them all, and more, at the June 18 meeting of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society! Science is a potent force for promoting hum

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    YCC Summer Picnic

    June 13, 2015
    12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Centennial Park

    Evanston, IL 60201
    http://cityofevanston.org/parks-recreation/parks/list-of-evanston-parks/

    Networking opportunites

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    YCC Happy Hour at the Jointed Great Lakes/Central Regional Meeting

    May 28, 2015
    5:00 PM to 12:00 AM

    B.O.B.'s Brewery
    20 Monroe Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    http://thebobsbrewery.thebob.com/

    Networking opportunites

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    YCC Networking Luncheon at Jointed Great Lake Central Regional Meeting

    May 28, 2015
    12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    DeVos Convention Center
    303 Monroe Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    https://devosplace.org/

    Networking opportunites

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    YCC Fun Run at the Joint Great Lakes/Central Regional Meeting

    May 28, 2015
    7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

    Lobby of Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
    187 Monroe Avenue NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    http://amwaygrand.com/

    Networking opportunites

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    Chicago ACS Scholarship Exam

    May 23, 2015
    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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

    This is a placeholder entry for the 2015 Chicago ACS High School Scholarship Exam. Details are subject to change.

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    $tart $mart

    May 16, 2015
    8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

    Loyola University Cuneo Hall
    6430 N. Kenmore Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60660

    $tart $mart is a three-hour workshop that provides women with the knowledge and skills for negotiating salaries and benefits in order to receive fair and realistic compensation as they approach the job market.

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    Gibbs Medal Reception honoring John Hartwig: "A New Approach to Chemical Synthesis through Catalysis"

    May 15, 2015
    6:00 PM to 10:30 PM

    LaMirage Restaurant
    3223 W. Algonquin Rd.
    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
    http://www.lamiragechicago.com/index.html

    REGISTRATION EXTENDED! Join us to honor Professor John Hartwig, the 2015 J. Willard Gibbs medal award winner

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    Prof. Rong Wang (IIT): "Collagen-based nanocomposite materials and their applications"

    April 23, 2015
    5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

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

    It's amazing what IIT professor Rong Wang can do with one dimension. Engineering. Biophysics and Biomedicine. Nanotechnology. With one-dimensional nanomaterials like collagen. spider silk, carbon nanotubes, and titanium dioxide nanotubes, Prof. Wang works

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    Beers with Peers II

    April 10, 2015
    5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Howl at the Moon - Chicago
    26 W. Hubbard St.
    Chicago, IL 60654
    http://tinyurl.com/marzn73

    2nd Annual YCC Professional Networking Event

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    "Climate Change and Our Responsibilities as Scientists" - Prof. Bassam Shakhashiri (Univ. Wisconsin - Madison) - Public Affairs Meeting

    March 12, 2015
    5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

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

    A livable climate is essential for us, so it’s important to have a basic understanding of the atmospheric mechanism that maintains the climate. Because the mechanism is based on fundamental physics and chemistry, scientists, including chemists, bear a res

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    Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) 2015

    February 27, 2015
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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

    CCED 2015 Poetry

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    Chemistry on The Silver Screen

    February 24, 2015
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Northwestern University: Room TECH LR3
    633 Clark Street
    Evanston, IL 60208

    Upcoming YCC February Event, Feb 24th

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    Stieglitz Lecture with University of Chicago: Prof. Laura Kiessling (UW-Madison) "Us Versus Them: Distinguishing Host and Microbial Cells with Glycans"

    February 12, 2015
    5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

    Gordon Center for Integrative Science, University of Chicago
    929 E. 57th St.
    Chicago, IL 60637
    http://ibd.uchicago.edu/index.shtml

    All cells are covered with a coat of glycans, yet the glycans on mammalian cells can differ markedly from those on microbial surfaces. In principle, these differences in glycosylation could be exploited. Specifically, agents that selectively block the bio

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    "Bioinspired Sponges: Functional Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)" with Dr. Omar Farha (Northwestern U. and NuMat Tech.) - Jan 23

    January 23, 2015
    5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

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

    Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are an emerging class of solid-state materials built from metal-based nodes and organic linkers. They exhibit permanent porosity and unprecedented surface areas which can be readily tuned through coordination chemistry at t

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