Meeting/Event Information

    Past Meetings

    The Science of Brewing Beer - Matt Young, Half Acre Beer Co.

    December 14, 2012
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Fountain Blue
    2300 Mannheim Rd.
    Des Plaines, IL 60018

    (Joint with Sigma Xi & Chemists Club) On December 14, just for the night, EVERYONE gets to be a chemist! Why? It's the annual Chicago ACS Holiday Party, where we're going to be regaled by brewer Matt Young's tales of his craft at the Half Acre Brewing Com

    Read More

    Translating Basic Science into Products & the Role of Diversity - Prof. Joseph DeSimone, UNC (Stieglitz Lecture)

    November 07, 2012
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Holiday Inn - Elk Grove Village
    1000 Busse Road
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

    (Univ. of Chicago Stieglitz Lecture) Can the technology behind improving computer chip speed also help manufacture better medicines? This lecture will describe the insights, the team and the strategies behind translating the basic science and engineering

    Read More

    "Photo-driven Generation of Hydrogen from Water" - Prof Richard Eisenberg, U. Rochester (Basolo Award)

    October 19, 2012
    4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Hilton Orrington - Evanston
    1710 Orrington Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60201

    (Northwestern U's Basolo Medal) Making fuel from sunlight and water may sound like a utopian pipe dream, but Prof. Richard Eisenberg (U. Rochester, NY) leads a laboratory that does it! For his work developing systems that generate hydrogen from water usin

    Read More

    "Do Real Work, Not Homework" by Prof. Brian Coppola (Univ. of Michigan)

    September 20, 2012
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Benedictine University; Krasa Center/Student Union 2nd Floor
    5700 College Rd
    Lisle, IL 60532

    (Joint with the Chem Dept of Benedictine and Sigma Xi) Traditional academic “homework” is limited in what it can accomplish. In this presentation, I will outline some principles for more authentic tasks (“real work”) that can promote the complex outcomes

    Read More

    "ReAction! Chemistry in the Movies", Prof. Mark Griep (U. Nebraska), and Career Development Help

    June 21, 2012
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Manzo's Restaurant
    1571 S. Elmhurst Ave
    Des Plaines, IL 60018

    Have you ever wondered about the contents of Dr. Jekyll’s ‘Hyde formula’ or the invisibility drug monocaine from The Invisible Man? At the Chicago Section ACS June meeting, you'll find out and explore the larger theme of the dark and bright sides of chemi

    Read More

    "From Rectifying to Energy: Some Reflections" - Northwestern Prof. Mark Ratner, Gibbs Medal Awardee (May 2012)

    May 18, 2012
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Casa Royale
    783 Lee St.
    Des Plaines, IL 60016

    The Chicago ACS is proud to present Northwestern Chemistry Professor Mark Ratner with the 2012 Gibbs Award for his work in electron transfer mechanisms, molecular electronics including single molecule electronics, and quantum dynamics. At the Chicago Sect

    Read More

    Astrochemistry: From H3+ to C60, by Prof. Ben McCall (UIUC)

    April 19, 2012
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Viceroy of India
    233 E. Roosevelt Rd.
    Lombard, IL 60148

    What's out there? Space is full of stuff, but what is made of and how can we tell? Come to the April Chicago ACS meeting to hear astrochemist Ben McCall from U of I Urbana Champaign discuss the chemistry of interstellar matter and the analytical tools he

    Read More

    "America Invents Act - The First Significant Changes in Patent Law in 60 Years": Mary Jo Boldingh & Xavier Pillai, Attorneys

    March 16, 2012
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Cafe La Cave
    2777 Mannheim Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60017

    (Public Affairs Meeting) Chemistry is an inventive enterprise. Chemists making new materials and processes not only transform the world but create valuable intellectual property, which must be managed effectively for maximum benefit. To help chemists unde

    Read More

    Chemistry of Nanocrystals - Prof. Emily Weiss, Northwestern University

    February 16, 2012
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Zhivago Restaurant
    9925 Gross Point Rd
    Skokie, IL 60076

    What magic happens when a crystal is only a few nanometers in size? How will making these tiny materials revolutionize solar energy? Come find out from Northwestern Professor Emily Weiss at the February meeting of the American Chemical Society's Chicago S

    Read More

    The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy: A New Paradigm in Transformational Energy Research, by Prof. Eric Toone

    January 19, 2012
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    European Crystal Banquets
    519 W. Algonquin Rd.
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005

    Come join the ACS, AIChE, and ChemPharma for an evening of transformational energy research supported by the new ARPA-E agency, and to discuss how to improve communication among scientists using social media. Dr. Eric Toone, Deputy Director for Technology

    Read More