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    "Chemists Presentation: Building the First 'Steamship' in History" - John Busch | Joint meeting with Joliet Section

    April 08, 2019
    5:30 PM to 9:00 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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    Joint meeting with Joliet Section ACS

    John Busch

    - Independent Historian -

    "Chemists Presentation: Building the First “Steamship” in History"

    ABSTRACT

    Historian and author John Laurence Busch will attempt to re-calibrate your mind before showing why the proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by a "steamship" was met with a mixture of skepticism and fear.  Then he will explore the chemical rationale behind Captain Moses Rogers' design for this revolutionary vessel.

    PROGRAM

    • 5:30 - 6:15  Registration
    • 6:00 - 6:15  Pre-dinner presentation
    • 6:15 - 6:45  Dinner 
    • 6:45 - 7:00  Introductory remarks and Safety Minute
    • 7:00 - 7:30  Main Lecture
    • 7:30 +         Book signing and wrap-up
    • 8:00ish        WCC-organized after party at nearby Quigley's Irish Pub

    LOCATIONS:

    MAIN SITE (With live speaker): North Central College (Naperville)
    REMOTE LOCATION #1: Purdue University Northwest (Hammond, IN)
    REMOTE LOCATION #2: Loyola University (Chicago)
    REMOTE LOCATION #3: North Park College (Chicago)
    REMOTE LOCATION #4: Wright College (Chicago)

    TEACHERS! All K-12 educators can receive continuing education credits for attending our meetings. Get your CE form at the registration desk.


    PRE-DINNER EVENT: Student Research Presentation

    "Stabilizing Effects in the Photochlorination and Photobromination of Haloalkanes"

    Nick Mielke and Marcus LaPorte

    North Central College


    DINNER (Main site only): "Taste of the Mediterranean"

    - Chermoula Spiced Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce
    - Kafta Meatballs on Tabbouleh with Red Chili Tomato Sauce
    - Mini Falafel with Tahini Sauce
    - Lentil Hummus with Grilled Pita Chips
    - Mezze Grilled & Marinated Vegetables with Hummus
    - Marinated Olives
    - Ice water and iced tea


    AFTER-PARTY, organized by the Women Chemists Committee (WCC)

    After the meeting, people will walk a couple blocks to Quigley's Irish Pub in downtown Naperville. Join the fun and hang out! MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/rWsHjiPs76L2


    RESERVATIONS:

    DEADLINE EXTENDED!

    Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Thursday, April 4
    Registration Deadline: 9:00 PM Sunday April 7

    QUESTIONS OR NON-WEB RESERVATIONS?  Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email (info@chicagoacs.org).


    BIOGRAPHY

    John Laurence Busch is an independent historian who focuses upon the interaction between humanity and technology, specializing in the first generation of steam-powered vessels.  He has devoted years of research to discovering the true story of Captain Moses Rogers and the steamship Savannah.  The result is STEAM COFFIN, described by numerous book reviewers as the definitive account of what truly is America's sea saga.


    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 & Directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/ncc_sciencecenter.pdf

    PARKING: Free in lots adjacent to the building.
    TRANSIT: Metra's Naperville station on the Burlington Northern line is located two blocks northwest of campus.


    REMOTE LOCATIONS - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

    REMOTE LOCATION #1:

    Purdue University Northwest
    Gyte Building, Room 240
    2200 169th St.
    Hammond, IN  46323

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

    PARKING: Free in lot near the building.

     

    REMOTE LOCATION #2:

    Loyola University
    Flanner Hall, Room 105
    1068 W. Sheridan Rd.
    Chicago, IL  60660

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

    PARKING: Approx. $8 in main garage
    TRANSIT: CTA Red Line, Loyola station. CTA #136 Sheridan/LaSalle Express, CTA #147 Outer Drive Express, CTA #151 Sheridan.

     

    REMOTE LOCATION #3:

    North Park University
    Johnson Center (Buidling 17), Room 336
    5141 N. Christiana Ave.
    Chicago, IL  60625

    Map+Directions: https://chicagoacs.starchapter.com/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/northparku_mapdirs.pdf

    PARKING: Available in the Faculty And Staff lot located on Kimball Ave.
    TRANSIT:
    CTA #92 Foster and #82 Kimball have stops just steps away from the venue. CTA #93 California/Dodge stops at Foster a couple blocks to the east. CTA #82 connects to the Blue Line el at the Belmont station. The Kimball station of the Brown Line is about a 10-minute walk from campus.

     

    REMOTE LOCATION #4:

    Wilbur Wright College
    Science Building, Room S100
    4300 N. Narragansett Ave.
    Chicago, IL  60634

    Map: https://chicagoacs.starchapter.com/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/wrightcollege_map.pdf

    PARKING: Available at the lots and garage off of Montrose and Narragansett.
    TRANSIT: CTA #86 Narragansett/Ridgeland and CTA #78 Montrose stop at the campus. About 2 miles east of campus, CTA #78 connects to the Blue Line el train at the Montrose station AND the Metra Mayfair station on Montrose.


    Add a T-Shirt or tote bag to your order and pick it up at the meeting!

    Tickets

    $20.00 MAIN SITE DINNER

    $0.00 MAIN SITE - Lecture only registration

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #1 - Lecture only registration

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #2 - Lecture-only registration

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #3 - Lecture-only registration

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #4 - Lecture-only registration

    $0.00 Individual Donation (flexible amount)

    $0.00 Company Sponsorship (flexible amount)

    $0.00 Donation to Project SEED (flexible amount)

    $10.00 Tote bag: CHICAgO elements - blue