The TarHelium
   Volume 39, Issue 2                                                                                                   October 2008

 Nicolle S. Tulve,

 Judi Price,
Copy Editor

 M. Pasquinelli,
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  J. Brown, Chair
  J. Hines, Chair-Elect
  M. Pasquinelli, Secretary
  J. T. Bursey, Treasurer






















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The TarHelium is a publication of the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hamner Conference Center
NC Biotechnology Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC

The Fall meeting will feature posters (with hors d'oeuves), Awards (Marcus Hobbs Service, NC ACS Distinguished Speaker), and other topics of interest to NC ACS members and chemists in our Local Section area.


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Poster setup, mix & mingle
Congressional Room, Glaxo Galleria
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration, Posters and Poster Judging
hors d'oeuvres and refreshments
mix and mingle
Congressional Room, GlaxoGalleria
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Presentation of Awards (Marcus Hobbs, NC ACS Distinguished
Speaker and Others and
NC ACS Distinguished Speaker Presentation
Queta Bond Auditorium

The 2008 Marcus Hobbs Award will be presented to Dr. Joan T. Bursey. Dr. Bursey has served the NC ACS Section for more than 20 years, most of that time as its Treasurer.

The 2008 NC ACS Distinguished Speaker Award will be presented to
Dr. Michael Crimmins, UNC, Chair, Department of Chemistry. His presentation is entitled "Enantioselective Synthesisof Heterocyclic Natural Products".

Although FREE, registration is REQUESTED to provide an accurate headcount for food, beverages, and space. Two tickets for beverages from the bar will be provided to pre-registrants only, when checking in at the meeting registration table. Registration is REQUIRED for poster presentation.

Register ONLINE for this Fall 08 Section Meeting at:

or by emailing/FAXing the off-line registration form on the following page.

Submit a poster, by including title/author information where indicated.

More information is available at:

2008 Marcus E. Hobbs Award Recipient Named

Joan Tesarek (Te-SAR'-rek) Bursey grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, where she received her bachelor's degree in chemistry and mathematics from Creighton University in 1965. She earned her Ph.D. in 1969 from the University of California - Berkeley (once or twice she caught the exquisite pleasure of drifting tear gas there during that interesting period) in the field of mass spectrometry. She has one of the few Ph.D. diplomas around signed by a President of the United States -- Ronald Reagan was governor of California at the time she got her Ph.D. and diplomas were signed by the California governor, who later went on to become President of the US!! She came to UNC as Maurice Bursey's postdoc in mid-1969, and they were married at the end of 1970. Her name was changed in galley proofs of an article in JACS, which caused international replies (Fred McLafferty said, "I know you're supposed to find good permanent positions for your students, but this is farther than most of us would go".) and some years later occasioned a poster at a symposium on strange occurrences sponsored by the Division of the History of Chemistry entitled "A Wedding Announcement in JACS". We even saw students taking notes from the poster!

After the university's current anti-nepotism policy did not permit a renewal of her contract, she worked with David Rosenthal and Edo Pellizzari in the RTI mass spectrometry center. Later she took a position at Radian Corporation's laboratory on Airport Boulevard, becoming a well-respected expert in environmental testing and analysis. When Radian was purchased by Dow and the federal government saw a conflict in a Dow lab's continuing its contract work with EPA, the laboratory was purchased by Eastern Research Group, until then a company of meeting facilitators and economists in Massachusetts. She added to her national and international stature there until the Bush Administration's quiet strangling of the EPA budget caused ERG's contract not to be renewed and there was a reduction in their staff by more than half. Currently, she works in a program for seniors at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park.

Joan has a long list of publications in mass spectrometry, and an even longer one in environmental analysis. She is much sought after as a speaker at EPA gatherings and has been a consultant to the government of the Philippines in her specialty.

2008 NC ACS Distinguished Speaker Award

Michael Crimmins was born in E. St. Louis, Illinois on January 3, 1954. He received his B.A. degree from Hendrix College (1976) and his Ph.D. from Duke (1980), where he worked on synthetic applications of intermolecular photochemical cycloadditions under the direction of Professor Steven W. Baldwin. He was a postdoctoral associate at the California Institute of Technology working with Professor David A. Evans from 1980-81. He joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. He was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor (1988) and Professor (1993). In 2001 he was named George and Alice Welsh Distinguished Term Professor and assumed the position of Mary Ann Smith Distinguished Professor in January 2003. He is currently Chair of the Department of Chemistry at UNC.

Professor Crimmins' research interests are in the development of new synthetic methods and their application to the total synthesis of biologically active compounds. A variety of new synthetic methods have been developed in his laboratories including stereoselective intramolecular photochemical cycloadditions, asymmetric aldol addition reactions of chlorotitanium enolates, tandem conjugate addition-cyclization reactions, radical fragmentation and rearrangement reactions, methods for spiroketal synthesis, and ring closing metathesis of medium rings. His research group has completed the total synthesis of more than thirty architecturally complex natural products.

Professor Crimmins' research has been recognized by a number of awards. Included in these is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship in 1986. In 1994 he was awarded an American Cyanamid Faculty Fellowship, was recipient of an Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society in 2001 and received the Charles H. Herty Medal from the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society in 2004. In addition, he received a university wide teaching award, the Tanner Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate teaching in 1999. He is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry and a member of the scientific advisory board of Chimerix, Inc.

Enantioselective Synthesis of Heterocyclic Natural Products
Michael T. Crimmins, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC


Nature produces a stunning collection of topologically fascinating and biologically relevant structures as secondary metabolites. These interesting structures provide a unique testing ground for new reactions and strategies for the enantioselective construction of carbon-carbon bonds. Recent advances in the use of asymmetric enolate methods and novel strategies for the construction of various natural products will be described. In particular, novel methods for the production of cyclic ethers with stereogenic centers at each of the carbons flanking the ether oxygen will be described. Strategies based on asymmetric aldol and alkylation reactions will be presented with an emphasis on their utility in the synthesis of polyketides, polyethers, and other secondary marine metabolites.


The NC ACS Local Section Executive Committee will hold meetings on November 5th and December 3rd at the Hamner Institute in the Research Triangle Park at 4:30 pm. Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.


    The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences
    6 Davis Drive
    P.O. Box 12137
    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2137


    Coming from I-40 WEST:
    Exit 280 Davis Drive
    Right onto Davis Drive
    The Hamner is the second campus on the left. (There is a left turn lane here).

    Coming from I-40 EAST:
    Exit 280 Davis Drive
    Right onto Davis Drive Continue through one stoplight
    The Hamner is the second campus on the left. (There is a left turn lane here).


    Chair-Elect: Marc ter Horst

    Marc ter Horst currently serves as NMR Spectroscopist and co-Director of the Chemistry Department's NMR Facility at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marc provides training and expertise in the use of NMR applied to solid, liquid, gaseous and heterogeneous samples while doing his part to maintain seven NMR spectrometers. Marc is a member of the Biofuels Advisory Board for Central Carolina Community College, the Steering Committee for the NC ACS Triangle Magnetic Resonance (TriMR) Group and committees for the ACS booth at the NC State Fair and the Southeast Regional ACS (SERMACS) meeting. This year, he was elected to the UNC-CH Employee Forum and serves on its Executive Committee. He has also served in various capacities in support of the public school system, including school based management teams, officer positions in PTA's, parent representative in district committees and science night at the middle school.

    Marc obtained a PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1994 with Cynthia Jameson combining gas phase NMR spin relaxation measurements with molecular simulations to investigate potential energy surfaces. He then worked on reactive potential energy surfaces and simulations with George Schatz at Northwestern University. With a desire to get back into NMR, a post-doc position with Hilary Godwin at Northwestern brought experience in applying NMR to lead binding. Marc then worked in bioNMR at the University of Chicago with Michael Weiss and the biochemistry NMR facility. The range of experiences prepared him well for the Chemistry NMR Facility at UNC-CH where he started in October 2000.

    Treasurer: Joan Bursey

    Dr. Joan Bursey is currently a participant in the EPA's Senior Environmental Employee (SEE) program, working for the Decontamination and Consequences Management Division (DCMD) of the National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC). In this position, Dr. Bursey creates and maintains a Virtual Library for DCMD (more than 15,000 documents so far and still growing!!), performs literature searches, performs Quality Assurance reviews, technical reviews, and editorial reviews of a wide variety of EPA documents. Dr. Bursey was born in Nebraska (a looooong time ago, as her husband is fond of reminding her) and is married to Dr. Maurice Bursey (Department of Chemistry, UNC-CH, retired). Undoubtedly because Dr. Bursey and her husband are both scientists, their two children are professional violists, each playing with local symphonies in North Carolina, Tennessee and Massachusetts.

    Dr. Bursey received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California (Berkeley), specializing in organic mass spectrometry. She came to North Carolina on a post-doctoral fellowship at UNC-CH, working for Dr. Maurice Bursey (to whom she was not married at the time). After she married Dr. Maurice Bursey and the post-doctoral fellowship at UNC was finished (and could not be renewed because of NC anti-nepotism policies), Dr. Joan Bursey worked at the Research Triangle Institute for 14 years, eventually becoming manager of the RTI mass spectrometry laboratory. Dr. Bursey's areas of interest at RTI included biomedical mass spectrometry (focusing on birth control drugs and drugs of abuse) and environmental applications of mass spectrometry. Upon leaving RTI, Dr. Bursey worked for Radian Corp. until the purchase of Radian by Dow Environmental necessitated the sale of Radian's then active EPA contracts to Eastern Research Group (ERG). Radian staff working on these contracts were offered positions by ERG, where Dr. Bursey worked for nearly 20 years in the areas of environmental mass spectrometry and contract management until she was laid off by ERG and joined EPA's SEE program.

    Councilor: James Lee Chao

    James Lee Chao received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois- Urbana in 1975 and 1976. He earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley in molecular spectroscopy in 1980.

    Jim currently works at IBM alphaWorks in business development with a mission to accelerate technology commercialization as an Emerging Technologies Strategist. For many years, Jim has collaborated on time-resolved infrared spectroscopy research interests as an adjunct professor at Duke University.

    Jim has served the North Carolina local section in a number of capacities including Chairman in 1991, alternate councilor in 1992, and councilor since 1993. As chair of the section, he reinstated the section's participation in Project SEED. In 1990, he was involved with fund raising for the National ACS Campaign for Chemistry. From 1997-2001, he served on the International Activities committee. He is currently serving as member on the Committee on Patents and Related Matters and now serves as subcommittee chair of National Awards. His subcommittee is responsible for preparing nominations by the ACS Board of Directors for the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the National Medal of Science, the National Medal of Technology and the National Women's Hall of Fame.

    He was responsible for introducing the North Carolina section to the NC State Fair in 1996 where we have had continuous participation for public outreach collaborating with the NC Dept. of Agriculture.

    Jim has served the section as the Scholarship Committee Chairman from 1992-98 and has since been a member on the selection committee. In 1997, Jim was recipient of the Marcus E. Hobbs Service Award from the section.

    Alternate Councilor: (vote for one)

    Dorian Canelas
    Dorian Canelas currently works in the lab researching soft lithography and drug delivery at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her Ph.D. in 1997. After graduate school she worked for several years at Lord Corporation in Cary, NC as a scientist developing adhesives and wafer applied materials for microelectronics. From there, she joined North Carolina State University as a Lecturer teaching general and organic chemistry courses. She has been active in the local section of the ACS through K-12 outreach, volunteering periodically at the State Fair, and participation in the North Carolina Polymer Discussion Group: Chair (2000-2001), Program Chair (1999-2000) and Treasurer (1998-1999.)

    Contact information:
    Dorian A. Canelas, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB#3290, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290. [email protected]; Northeastern University (B.S., 1993); University of North Carolina (Ph.D. in Chemistry, 1997) working with Prof. Joseph M. DeSimone: Dispersion Polymerizations in Liquid and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide; Lord Corporation (Scientist, 1997-2003) adhesives and wafer applied materials for microelectronics; North Carolina State University (Lecturer, 2003-2006) general and organic chemistry courses; Research Associate Staff at UNC Chapel Hill (2007-present), Prof. Joseph M. DeSimone, soft lithography to prepare nanoparticulate drug carriers and delivery of siRNA and antisense oligonucleotides to human cancer cells.

    Russell Gorda
    Russell E. Gorga is an assistant professor in Textile Engineering at NC State University and a member of the graduate faculty in the Fiber and Polymer Science program. He is currently involved in creating novel nanocomposite fibers that can be used for novel applications (such as tissue scaffolds and filtration media). His research interests include nanotube/polymer composites, melt spinning and extrusion, electrospinning, and interfacial properties between polymers and particles. Before coming to NC State, Russell was a post-doctoral associate at MIT where he worked on improving the strength of brittle polymers. Earlier, Russell worked as a research engineer at Union Carbide Corporation from 1997 through 2000, where he focused on structure-property relationships of semi-crystalline polymers for high strength commodity applications. Russell received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University where his doctoral work focused on developing relationships between molecular-micro-macro properties of polymer-polymer interfaces. Specifically, interfacial strength was mechanistically related to miscibility and mobility characteristics of the polymer constituents. He received a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering from Drexel University.


Please consider voting electronically. The NC ACS Local Section will be sending an email to every member in early November which will give you the web address to vote.

If you are not able to access the internet, please use the paper ballot below.


Please place your ballot into an envelope and place the plain, sealed envelope into an envelope. The outer envelope must be signed across the seal, and your name printed so that the Nominating Committee can verify your membership.

Please send your ballot to:

    NC ACS Local Section
    c/o Sol Levine
    1307 Legacy Green Ave.
    Wake Forest, NC 27587

North Carolina Section Ballot

Note: Multiple candidates are listed alphabetically.

To print just the ballot, select ballot
- then using the "File" menu, select "Print".


Mark your calendar now for SERMACS 2008 �Living and Working in a Material World� to be held at Music City Sheraton Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee on November 12-15, 2008. Check the website for complete details:

Scheduled Workshops:

  • Safety Workshop - Wednesday Afternoon, 1-5.
  • Legislative Affairs Workshop - Thursday Afternoon, 1-5.
  • ACS Career Workshops - Friday 8 am-12:30 pm, George O'Neill, Presenter
  • Involving Volunteers - Friday Afternoon, 1-5
  • Hands on Chemistry with Vernier - Friday Afternoon, 1-5.

Ernest Ludwig Eliel, 1921-2008

Ernest Eliel, William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of Chemistry at Chapel Hill, passed away on September 18. Dr. Eliel was born in Cologne, Germany. His family owned a department store, which they lost during the Nazi ascendancy. He was able to escape from Germany in 1938, to stay with a brother in the Netherlands. He started his undergraduate work at the University of Edinburgh, but after World War II began, two years later he was transported to an internment camp in Canada as an enemy alien. From there he tried for several years to enter the United States for further study, but was barred because of quotas. Eventually he found his way to Cuba by a tortuous journey around the Caribbean, taught himself Spanish, and enrolled as a chemistry major at the University of Havana. After he earned his degree, the war was over, and he applied to American graduate schools.

At that time the University of Havana's equivalent of our bachelor's degree was a Ph.D. For that reason Harvard rejected his application, because they would not accept anyone who already had a Ph.D. into their graduate program in chemistry. So he applied to, and was accepted by, the University of Illinois, where he finished his American Ph.D. in two years.

His first academic position was at the University of Notre Dame, where he rose to professor and, from 1964 to 1966, chairman of the chemistry department. There he first dabbled in mass spectrometry, but left the field after being advised that there was nothing new to be learned in it. Instead, inspired by some of the very first papers on conformational analysis, he began studies in that field, and later put together his first textbook on stereochemistry, Stereochemistry of Carbon Compounds, published in 1962, which was extraordinarily well received around the world and propelled him to the attention of the most prominent organic chemists. There were to be two other texts on stereochemistry so trailblazing that he received a national award in chemical education for them. His research contributions in stereochemistry were numerous and varied, so that he was one of the chief scholars in that field in the world.

In 1972 he moved to Chapel Hill, just weeks after his election to the National Academy of Sciences had been announced. There he continued working with a small group of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students, choosing not to seek administrative positions, although they surely would have been eagerly awarded. He attracted students from around the world, in fact from every continent except Antarctica. In the midst of this, he found time to prepare his autobiography, From Cologne to Chapel Hill, for the American Chemical Society series of autobiographies of eminent chemists. Duke and Notre Dame awarded him honorary doctorates of science. He was a Guggenheim Fellow and received the Lavoisier Medal from the Soci�t� Chimique de France.

Ernest was also very active in the American Chemical Society, beginning with offices in the St. Joseph Valley Section in Indiana. When he moved to North Carolina, he was a councilor from the St. Joseph Valley Section and chair of one of the influential national committees of the council. One of the first things he did on his arrival was to ask if he could become one of our councilors. We had a vacancy at the time, and he was appointed to our open councilor's position. After that, he won re-election from the North Carolina Section every three years, and advanced at the national level in the ACS. He was elected to the Board of Directors, and then by the Board as its Chair. From there he was elected as President of the American Chemical Society. The duties of the presidency are so time-consuming that he chose to retire from UNC in order to devote the proper amount of time to the ACS presidency. He had been active not only in national aspects of chemical education but also in outreach to the chemical societies of other countries - he spoke four languages fluently and was familiar with many others - and so the theme of his year as ACS President in 1993 was the strengthening of our interaction with chemists in other countries. His ties to the chemical societies of Latin America were especially noteworthy. Shortly afterward, in 1995, the American Chemical Society presented him with its highest award, the Priestley Medal. Later, in 2000, he was the primary author of Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds, a massive text updating his earlier work with the stupendous amount of work in the field thanks to his leadership.

His care for the North Carolina Section of the ACS was strong and ongoing. When we had monthly speaker meetings, he attended them frequently, as his schedule would permit. When individual universities' and employers' colloquium and seminar programs became so strong that our local section no longer needed to present monthly speakers, he made a point of attending our section's monthly Executive Committee meetings as often as possible - almost every one after his national duties were completed and he had fewer onerous responsibilities to take him away from the Triangle - and he was a faithful, active, and collegial participant in them until his health began to fail in 2007. He had a way of interacting with everyone so that they would feel as respected and important as one of his acquaintances who had won the Nobel Prize. The Section is in the process of naming one of our undergraduate scholarships in his honor and memory. Ernest's devotion to his synagogue in Durham, Judea Reform, and his numerous broader activities within the Jewish community in the Research Triangle were exemplary. His warmth there was equally appreciated as were all his contributions, national and local, to our Society.

He was also a well known patron of music. When the Eliels first arrived, they bought season tickets to the Friends of the College music programs at North Carolina State and made a habit of attending these concerts. Later they endowed a chair in the Durham Symphony. Ernest's love of music had started as a boy in Germany: when he first heard a recording of classical music at home, he thought it was the most wonderful thing he had ever heard.

He was a member of the American Chemical Society for nearly sixty years. We shall miss him sorely, and extend our sympathy to his wife, Eva, and to their daughters, Ruth and Carol.


Edmund H Albrecht
Harry C Allen
Don Martin Alstadt
Edward McCollin Arnett
Kenneth Orion Beatty
Lilia Beauchamp
R O Beauchamp
Thomas A Bell
Roy L Bennett
R E Berkley
Robert A Berntsen
James F Bonk
Horace Dean Brown
Carl E Bryan
Ralph Harlan Burroughs
Halbert C Carmichael
Benjamin H Carpenter
Frank Ivy Carroll
Chester J Cavallito
Howard G Clark
Henry O Colomb
William Copulsky
Winfield Paul Cowgill
John Anthony Cuculo
Chicita F Culberson
Avery J Dennis
Harry W Dougherty
John A Durden
William F Durham
Alfred H Ellison
Donald T Forman
Leon Freedman
Forrest William Getzen
Irving S Goldstein
Ronald C Greene
Gordon G Hammes
William F Hamner
Jan Hermans
Donald Lee Heywood
Richard G Hiskey
Gunther C Holsing
Henry Lien Hsieh
John R Huizenga
Henry L King
Laurance A Knecht
Joseph Knoll
Paul Joseph Kropp
Margaret M Layton
Harvey D Ledbetter
Waldo B Ligett
William F Little
Arthur Walker Lockwood
Richard H Loeppert
G Gilbert Long
Eugene E Magat
David T Manning
William R Martin
Eva G McKenna
Arnold Lawrence McPeters
Frank W Melpolder
Edmund Mendell
Virginia C Menikheim
Stephen Joseph Metro
Vsevolod S Mihajlov
A E Montagna
William J Moran
Eugene Moriarty
Royce W Murray
Thomas W Olcott
Lewis Hagood Owen
Richard A Palmer
Robert G Parr
Leonard Pierce
Jack Preston
Frances M Richardson
Edward A Rick
Edgar J Roberts
John N Roper
James K Rosser
Barbara Roth
Walter C Saeman
Ahmad Sam
Wilma Graye Shaw
John Earl Sigsby
Roman Slysh
Paul S Stenbuck
Michael Herbert Theil
William D Timmons
Charles Tomasino
George Henry Wahl
Raymond Cyrus White
Pelham Wilder
William E Wilson
John E Wilson
Willis C Wooten
Donald Lee Wright
George M Wyman


Ivan D Jones
Frederick P Pike
W N Stoops


NASA Turns 50 - NOW WHAT? Current Science Forum - Sponsored by Sigma Xi

Thursday, November 6
7:00 PM
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Banquet Hall (east entrance, second floor)
Free refreshments

  • Where does our space program fit in?
  • What's in store for NASA's future?
  • Do you think it's worth it?

Share your thoughts with Dr. Alex Roland, former NASA historian and current Duke University professor of history. For more information:

Securing Our Energy Future

Next Generation Photovoltaics and Solar Fuels

January 15 - 17, 2009

A symposium on energy sustainability held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The newly established Solar Energy Research Center, SERC, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, invites you to a symposium on photovoltaics and solar fuels.

The meeting is sponsored by SERC, and the Research Triangle Energy Consortium, RTEC, a research collaboration between UNC-CH, Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the Research Triangle Institute.

Opening Public Lecture, Thursday, January 15, 2009

    The Global Energy Picture
      Nathan S. Lewis
      Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
      California Institute of Technology

Other events include an all-day scientific session and poster session on Friday, January, 16, and a half-day session on Saturday, January 17.


  • Peter Andrews, University of North Carolina
  • David Beratan, Duke University
  • James Muckerman, Brookhaven National Laboratories
  • John Golbeck, Penn State University
  • Thomas Meyer, University of North Carolina
  • Devens Gust, Arizona State University
  • Arthur Nozik, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Joseph Hupp, Northwestern University
  • Jerry Whitten, North Carolina State University
  • Jon Lindsey, North Carolina State University
  • Wei You, University of North Carolina
  • Rene Lopez, University of North Carolina

Registration fees, prior to December 31, 2008
$150.00 regular rate - $75.00 students and postdocs

Online Registration and Detailed Program Information Available Soon

WCC Networking Brunch

The Women Chemists Committee (WCC) held a networking brunch at Caf� Carolina and Bakery in Cary on Oct 4. The brunch was attended by 20 women from the RTP area, including students and faculty from NC State, NC Central, and Duke. Also in attendance were women from both industry and the Environmental Protection Agency. Everyone was able to introduce themselves to the group, and many have indicated interest in either being mentored or serving as mentors in the future. The group is also in the process of forming a steering committee. Information about the group can be found at

Phoebe and Elke

Kateri and Wanida (foreground);
Anne and Melissa (background)

Myriam, Darlene, Maribel, and Kelley

Volunteer to Serve the WCC!

The WCC group is forming a steering committee and we need volunteers to serve on this committee. Anyone with an interest in the local RTP area Women Chemists Committee is welcome to serve. The committee will seek to organize programming for the 2009 calendar year.

Send an email to Dr. Laura Sremaniak if you are interested: [email protected].



Information on the NC ACS Local Section Discussion Groups can be found at the following web link:

Discussion groups include:


Check them out and consider joining a discussion group.


We will be hosting the SERMACS meeting in 2012. We are looking for hard-working, energetic individuals who would like to participate on the organizing committee. If you are interested, please contact one of the Executive Committee members who can provide you with more information. Thank you!!

Volunteer Opportunity for the NC ACS Local Section

NC ACS Local Section is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as the Marketing/Advertising Director

The NC ACS Executive Committee (EC) seeks a marketing/advertising director to assist the EC in various activities. This is a volunteer position, as are all roles in the EC. Marketing efforts will be useful to the NC ACS in improving the visibility of the NC ACS in the local community and in increasing attendance at NC ACS events. Specific NC ACS activities for which the NC ACS seeks marketing expertise include, but are not limited to: boosting NC ACS membership; fostering an increase in student members; and encouraging attendance at the several events presented each year by the NC ACS. These events currently include a major meeting that features a Distinguished Lecture and Award; and one or more smaller meetings typically including dinner, cocktails and an entertaining speaker. Several times each year, the NC ACS electronically publishes a newsletter, "The TarHelium", to its membership. Advertising efforts, including sales of ad space in the TarHelium, will assist NC ACS in raising funds for its activities. The EC holds monthly meetings to address NC ACS business, which the marketing/advertising director will be encouraged to attend. Anyone having an interest in this position is invited to contact Jay Brown, 2008 NC ACS Chair, to discuss this volunteer opportunity.


It is extremely important to keep ACS informed of your current contact information. If you have had a change in your address, phone number, or email address, please contact ACS to update your information. In addition to your old and new contact information, include your membership ID, which is the 8-digit number in the upper left hand corner of the C&E News address label when you correspond with ACS.

Postal mail:

    Manager, Member & Subscriber Services, ACS
    P.O. Box 337
    Columbus, OH 43210


    (800) 333-9511
    (614) 447-3776



J. Brown
(Law Offices of Jay Brown)
Chair (2008)
522-0312[email protected]
J. Hines
(RTI), Chair-Elect (2008)
541-6647[email protected]
M. Pasquinelli
Secretary (2008-2009
515-9426[email protected]
J. T. Bursey
Treasurer (2007-2009)
493-3025[email protected]
N. S. Tulve
TarHelium Editor (2006-present)
541-1077[email protected]
B. N. Chaney
Councilor (2008-2010)
J. L. Chao
Councilor (2006-2008)
543-3054[email protected]
A. L. Crumbliss
(Duke Unviersity)
Councilor (2007-2009)
660-1540[email protected]
S. Paisner
(Lord Corporation)
Councilor (2008-2010)
[email protected]
L. Sremaniak
Councilor (2008-2010)
515-2937[email protected]
R. A. Palmer
Councilor (2007-2009)
660-1539[email protected]
R. Gorga
Alt. Councilor (2006-2008)
515-7553[email protected]
K. E. Levine
Alt. Councilor (2008-2010)
541-8886[email protected]
K. Lyle
(Duke University)
Alt. Councilor (2007-2009)
660-1621[email protected]
N. Oberlies
Alt. Councilor (2007-2009)
541-6958[email protected]
K. Tomer
Alt. Councilor (2008-2010)
541-1966[email protected]
A. Tonelli
Alt. Councilor (2008-2010), Past Chair 2007,
515-6588[email protected]
C. Goss
Past Chair 2006
483-9755[email protected]
S. Levine
(NCSU, retired)
Past Chair 2005
453-2653[email protected]
M. Box
 [email protected]
M. M. Bursey
(UNC-CH, retired)
Ex Officio
493-3025[email protected]
K. A. Cutler
Project Seed Ex Officio
530-6172[email protected]
A. Davis
TCDG, Ex Officio
T. M. O'Connell
TMRDG, Ex Officio
M. Fitzgerald
TAMS, Ex Officio
E. C. Bigham
Director, District IV

Updated: October 27, 2008

North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society
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