Meeting/Event Information

    Past Meetings

    “A Chemist's Adventures Working on Water Quality in Guyana” - Alan LaPointe

    December 13, 2013
    5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Fountain Blue
    2300 Mannheim Road
    Des Plaines, IL 60018

    (Holiday Party & joint meeting with Sigma Xi and the Chemists Club) Chemistry can be an exotic adventure by the Amazon! Whereas Indiana Jones may risk life and limb plundering tombs for archeology, Chicago ACS speaker Alan LaPointe travels to the deepest,

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    "Geology of Mars" - Prof. Paul Stoddard / Pre-Dinner talk - Prof. Tim Marin

    November 22, 2013
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

    Meet Martian scientists at the November Chicago ACS meeting! The red planet Mars has capitvated humans like you for hundreds of years, and we are just now discovering its many wonders.

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    Beyond B12: The New/Old Bioorganometallic Chemistry - Marcetta Darensbourg (Basolo Award)

    October 11, 2013
    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Hilton Orrington - Evanston
    1710 Orrington Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60201

    Technical Lecture at 4:30 Crossroads of Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry: Synthetic Analogues of the Hydrogenase Active Site // After-Dinner Lecture: "What's THAT Molecule Doing in an Enzyme Active Site?"

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    The Great Lakes: More Than Just H2O - Helen Domske

    September 27, 2013
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Loyola University - Chemistry Department (Flanner Hall)
    1064 West Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL 60660

    (Education Night) PRE-DINNER SPEAKER: CHARLES ABRAMS, "Molecular Origami for Biochemistry: Paper Models of Proteins, Carbohydrates & DNA" // Domske: Science Afloat! Our intrepid Education Night speaker Helen Domske sails the Great Lakes, bringing scientis

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    Global Climate Change - What? How? Can We Mitigate It? - Dr. Andy Jorgensen (June 2013)

    June 27, 2013
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Teibel's Restaurant
    1775 U.S. Highway 41
    Schererville, IN 46275

    In addition to climate change, this meeting features presentation of the Distinguished Service Award to Milt Levenberg, plus the 50- and 60-year service awards

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    "Nanowires, Nanoscience, and Emerging Nanotechnologies" - Charles M. Lieber (Gibbs Award Ceremony & Reception)

    May 17, 2013
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    HIlton Garden Inn (near O'Hare)
    2930 S. River Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60018

    In our biggest event of the year, we will give this prize to eminent nanoscientist Harvard Prof. Charles M. Lieber. He earned this award for his achievements in: Synthesis and characterizaiton of nanoscale materials Fundamental advances in understanding

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    "The Future of Energy: Motivations and Solutions for a Better World" - Peter J. Schubert

    April 18, 2013
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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

    Globalization of economies, population growth, and the spread of affluence accelerate the need for sustainable practices. Power to drive the economy, and to feed the people, is heavily dependent on finite resources. To avoid a tipping point mankind need

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    The Chemistry Enterprise: Do We Have a Future or What? - Bill Carroll

    March 15, 2013
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Cafe La Cave
    2777 Mannheim Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60017

    PRE-DINNER TALK by Dr. Mark Cesa: "IUPAC" / Dr. Bill Carroll is a major figure in the world of Chemistry, a scintillating speaker, and one of the rare people connected to all public aspects of the chemical enterprise. At this meeting the Chicago ACS will

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    "The Poisoner's Handbook" - Dr. Deborah Blum (February 2013)

    February 28, 2013
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    The Parthenon
    314 S. Halstead St.
    Chicago, IL 60661

    Mystery! Intrigue! Chemistry! The February meeting of the Chicago ACS proudly features Pulitzer-prize-winning author of The Poisoner's Handbook, Dr. Deborah Blum, who will explain "How I Learned to Love the Homicidal History of Chemistry"

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    Ionic Liquids: 15 Years of R&D - Joseph Kocal (Honeywell-UOP, January 2013)

    January 17, 2013
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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

    Liquid salts at room temp? Kick off the New Year by learning more about these fascinating materials with Chicago chemists, chemical engineers, and pharmaceutical scientists at our annual ACS/AIChE/ChemPharma joint meeting. Joseph Kocal, Corporate Fellow a

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