Meeting/Event Information

    Past Meetings

    Holiday Party: Melissa Tisoncik "Chemistry of Chocolate"

    December 13, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Benedictine University - Goodwin Hall of Business
    5700 College Rd
    Lisle, IL, IL 6032

    Melissa Tisoncik, Director R&D for Blommer Chocolate Company will provide an interactive presentation on the chemistry of chocolate. Traditional gift raffle and more fun.

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    Best selling author Sam Kean presents "The Disappearing Spoon"

    November 20, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Concordia University Chicago
    7400 Augusta St
    River Forest, IL 60305

    Joliet and Chicago Local Sections present Sam Kean, author of "The Disappearing Spoon"

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    Prof. Kim Dunbar - 2019 Basolo Medal Lecture and Dinner

    October 18, 2019
    4:15 PM - 9:00 PM

    Northwestern University Technological Institute, LR3
    2145 Sheridan Road
    Evanston, IL 60208

    Lecture by Prof. Kim R. Dunbar recipient of the 2019 Basolo Medal for Outstanding Research in Inorganic Chemistry

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    Education Night: Mark Cesa, "Where New Elements Come From, and How They Get Their Names"

    September 27, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Loyola University - Chemistry Department (Flanner Hall)
    1068 West Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL 60660

    Education Night featuring Mark Cesa on new elements; also scholarships and student poster session

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    Student-Faculty Collaborative Research at Saint Xavier University; Plus DSA and 50-,60-,70-year Service Awards

    June 20, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    St. Xavier University
    3700 W. 103rd St.
    Chicago, IL 60655

    Student-Faculty Collaborative Research at Saint Xavier University. Event includes annual awards ceremony: Distinguished Service Award, 50-60-,70-year service awards

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    108th Gibbs Award Ceremony - Prof. Marcetta Darensbourg

    May 03, 2019
    4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Sheraton Lisle
    3000 Warrenville Rd
    Lisle, IL 60532

    108th Gibbs Award Ceremony

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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 - 9:00 PM

    North Central College, Wentz Science Center
    131 S. Loomis Street
    Naperville, IL 60540

    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

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    "Science Diplomacy Can Succeed Where Other Diplomacies Have Failed" - Dr. Zafra Lerman + Student Posters + Green Building Tour

    March 21, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Oakton Community College
    1600 E. Golf Rd.
    Des Plaines, IL 60016

    Because science can be used to both improve life and cut it short, scientists have a special responsibility to use science for the betterment of humankind. In this talk, we’ll discuss how science can be used as a bridge to peace.

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    Dr. Andrew Lee (NU) "Rational Cancer Vaccine Design Based on Spherical Nucleic Acids"

    January 25, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Roosevelt University - Schaumburg
    1400 N Roosevelt Rd
    Schaumburg,, IL 60173

    Joint with AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers). Nanomedicine stands to make major contributions to immunotherapy. Nanostructures that can be designed to present and deliver immunestimulatory molecules to cells of the immune system provide a w

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