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    Chairs of the Chicago Section ACS

    (Prior to 2003, elected officers served terms from July through June. Starting 2003, their terms coincide with the calendar year.) Term Chair 2018 Fivizzani*, Ken 2018 Toussaint*, Anthony 2017 Kravitz, Fran K. 2016 Boldingh, Mary Jo 2015 Miller, Inessa 2014...

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    Who Is This? Chemistry Day 1991 (Nov. 9)

    The Chicago Section archives are rich in photographs. Unfortunately, many are not annotated, so we have no written records identifying who is in them. We need your help elucidating our historical records. If you know (or even suspect you know) the identity of someone in these photos, please send an ...

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    Chicago ACS' Historical Milestones

    1887 Chicago Chemical Society founded. 1892 Chicago Chemical Society becomes affiliated with Chicago Academy of Sciences. 1895 Chicago Section of the ACS is chartered on March 15, 1895. Section membership is 34. 1907 At the 37th National Meeting of the Society, Max Henius pr...

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    Council Report 2018 #2 National Meeting Boston

    Report of the ACS Council Meeting in Boston by Paul Brandt, Chemical Bulletin Editor and Alternate Councilor The 256th National Meeting of the ACS was held in Boston, MA from August 19 – 23, 2018. The theme of this meeting was “Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Beyond” The Chica...

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    Council Report 2018 #1 National Meeting New Orleans

    Report of Council Meeting held in the Spring of 2018 by BARBARA MORIARTY, Councilor The 255th National Meeting of the ACS was held in New Orleans, LA, from March 18 – 22, 2018. The theme of this meeting was “Nexus of Food, Energy & Water.” The Chicago section was represented ...

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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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