Meeting/Event Information

    “Scientists and Public Affairs” - Barbara Moriarty, Nalco Company

    March 18, 2011
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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    Cafe La Cave
    2777 Mannheim Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60017

    Abstract:  The role of science, including chemistry, is increasingly more important in our daily lives. As chemists, I feel that part of our civic duty is to help those who make the laws governing all our activities be informed scientifically. This talk will discuss some of the aspects of being a scientist active in Public Affairs. A number of the activities that the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society has done to foster a more scientifically literate society will be discussed. In addition, some ideas for future activities will be discussed.

    Biography: Barbara Moriarty is a Research Associate at Nalco Company. She received a BS from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota. At Nalco she is responsible for developing new technology for cooling water systems. She has pioneered the development of fluorescence technology, both materials and instrumentation, for cooling water systems. Much of the research she has done has involved scale control and methods to monitor and control scale. She has published numerous articles and received numerous patents for this work. She has received the Chicago Section’s Distinguished Service Award, the Chicago Association of Technological Societies Merit Award and was one of the team to receive a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, given to Nalco Company for 3D TRASARTM technology.

    Pre-Dinner Talk by Dr. James P. Shoffner, Co-Chair, Public Affairs Committee:

    “Public Laws, Thomas, and the Public Distribution of Scientific and Technically-Related Legislation”

    On average, during any two year period when congress is in session, about 500 congressional laws and proclamations are passed. Also, on average, about 5% of them will be of significant scientific and technical interest. This talk will review the process by which this information is made available to the public from the standpoint of the historical origin of the Library of Congress site known as “Thomas”, its availability and accessibility. Emphasis will be placed on how this accessibility has improved with the availability of the internet and the organization and incorporation of companies and groups designed for this purpose.

    Cost:  $35.00 for members of ACS and their guests, $37.00 for non-members,
         $20 for students, retired, or unemployed

    Dinner reservations are required and should be received in the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091), email ([email protected]), or web by noon on Wednesday, March 16.   PLEASE HONOR YOUR RESERVATIONS.  The Section must pay for all food orders.  No-shows will be billed.  Seating will be available for those who wish to attend only the meeting.

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    5:30 - 6:15 PM · Pre-dinner talk, James P. Shoffner
    5:30 - 6:30 PM · Job Club 
    6:00 - 7:00 PM · Social Hour:  Complimentary Hors D'oeuvres served butler style. Cash Bar
    7:00 - 8:00 PM · Dinner
    8:00 PM · Public Affairs Award Program


    Map and Directions

    Parking:   Go directly to the parking lot for self-parking.  Valet parking is also available.


    • Soup of the day
    • Squillo salad with walnuts and cranberries
    • Entrée:  choose one
      • Breast of chicken combination (sautéed breast of chicken with fresh mushrooms & shallots with a sherry cream sauce and sautéed breast of chicken with shiitake mushrooms with a marsala wine sauce)
      • Seared salmon with a ginger sauce
      • Fresh vegetables with Pasta
    • Anna potatoes
    • Medley of fresh vegetables
    • Chef selection dessert



    $37.00 Member

    $39.00 Non-member

    $20.00 Student/Unemployed/Retired

    $0.00 Cash at the door: $35 member/ $37 nonmember/ $20 student/retired/unemployed