Meeting/Event Information

    Past Meetings

    Holiday Party + Dr. James DeFrancesco, "Investigating Clandestine Drug Laboratories"

    December 09, 2016
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Fountain Blue
    2300 Mannheim Rd.
    Des Plaines, IL 60018

    Please join the Chicago ACS for our holiday party, featuring a food and toy drive, raffle, door prizes, and a fascinating talk on clandestine drug laboratories by Loyola lecturer Dr. DeFrancesco.

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    Stieglitz Lecture: NU Prof. Tom Meade, "Advances in Bioactivated and Targeted MR Imaging Probes: Are We There Yet?"

    November 17, 2016
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Gordon Center for Integrative Science W301, University of Chicago
    929 E. 57th St.
    Chicago, IL 60637

    The Stieglitz Lecture this year honors Prof. Thomas Meade of Northwestern University. His talk will be held at the University of Chicago, in keeping with tradition.

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    2016 Basolo Medal Lecture: "Discovery and Development of Functional Porous Coordination Polymers / Metal-Organic Frameworks" by Prof. Susumu Kitagawa (Kyoto U.)

    October 07, 2016
    4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Northwestern University - Chemistry Bldg
    2145 Sheridan Rd
    Evanston, IL 60208

    The Basolo Lecture this year honors Prof. Susuma Kitagawa of the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. The Basolo Medal is given each year to an inorganic chemist in honor and appreciation of Fred Bas

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    Education Night: "Effects of Environmental Contaminants on Microorganisms in Wastewater Treatment Systems" by Toni Glymph-Martin, PLUS Student Posters, WCC Non-traditional Career Event, and Scholarship Presentations

    September 23, 2016
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Loyola University - Cuneo Hall
    1064 West Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL 606600

    Over the years, mankind has produced millions of tons of different environmental pollutants including pharmaceuticals, personal care products and antibiotics many of which persist in soil and water. Due to limitations in the techniques of disposal, low l

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    Dr. Granato (Chicago Metro. Water Reclamation Dist.), Tours, Distinguished Service Award, 50-,60-year Awards

    June 16, 2016
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Sawa's Old Warsaw Restaurant
    9200 W. Cermak Rd.
    Broadview, IL 60153

    "Chicagoland’s Little Known Recycling Success Story – How Metropolitan Water Reclamation District  Biosolids Are Benefiting Farmers, Recreators and the Environment"  The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago was created in 1889 by the

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    Gibbs Award Ceremony: Prof. Laura Kiessling (UW-Madison)

    May 20, 2016
    6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Meridian Banquets
    1701 Algonquin Rd
    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

    In a ceremony presenting her the third most prestigious award in chemistry, Prof. Laura Kiessling, a luminary in chemical biology, will describe her work to the Chicago ACS and dignitaries from ACS National

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    Dr. Bill Carroll: "Statistics and the Shirelles: How Physical Sciences Thinking Informs Popular Music Analytics.”

    April 15, 2016
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Angelo's on York
    247 N. York Road
    Elmhurst, IL 60126

    “You think we teach you this stuff so you can do chemistry. I’m here to prove to you..." Our extraordinarily engaging friend and former ACS President and Chairman of the Board Dr. Bill Carroll will be here to help us connect up the methods of physical sc

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    Dr. Willie May, NIST Undersecretary: "My Incredible Journey: From the Projects in Birmingham to Leading the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology"

    March 17, 2016
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Cafe La Cave
    2777 Mannheim Rd
    Des Plaines, IL 60017

    (Public Affairs Award Lecture) Sometimes even the most difficult circumstances lay the foundation for very positive outcomes. Willie May grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It never occurred to him growing up that he would

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    Margaret E. Schott, Ph.D. (Northwestern U.): "Elemental Sulfur: A Natural (and Unnatural) Resource"

    February 18, 2016
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Zhivago Restaurant
    9925 Gross Point Rd
    Skokie, IL 60076

    The story of elemental sulfur, which has also been called brimstone since biblical times, is a fascinating one. And yet beyond volcanic brimstone how many of us know, or were taught, the origins of this solid yellow substance (S8) which has become such a

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    Prof. Marco J. Castaldi (CUNY) - Joint Meeting With AIChE: "Combustion, Gasification, and Catalytic Reaction Engineering. Waste to Energy"

    January 20, 2016
    5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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

    Every January, the Chicago Sections of the ACS and AIChE hold a meeting together, reinforcing our relationship based on chemistry.

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