The TarHelium
   Volume 40, Issue 1                                                                                                           September 2009

 Nicolle S. Tulve,

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The TarHelium is a publication of the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society.
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--Contributed by Marc ter Horst

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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.

Draft Agenda:

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Poster setup
    • mix & mingle
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Posters and Poster Judging
    • hors d'oeuves and refreshments
    • mix & mingle
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Presentation of Awards
    • (Marcus Hobbs, NC ACS Distinguished Speaker, and Others) and
    • NC ACS Distinguished Speaker Presentation

Meeting registration is free!

The 2009 Marcus Hobbs Award will be presented to Dr. Myra Halpin for her long term commitment to high school education and many years of service as chair and organizer of the local Chemistry Olympiad.

The 2009 NC ACS Distinguished Speaker Award will be presented to Professor Al Crumbliss for contributions to inorganic and bioinorganic transition metal chemistry and meritorious service to the ACS at the local and national levels.

A Call for Posters will be emailed to the NC ACS membership, local Universities, and other interested parties in the near future. Student and post-doc posters will be judged to compete for Cash Awards for the top three posters in each category. Contact Marc ter Horst at for more information.


The Duke University Department of Chemistry
Cordially Invites You, Your Students, and Families to
The 5th Annual Evening of Chemistry Demonstration Program

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 (Oct. 1 Rain Date)
7:15 – 8:30 PM

On the front lawn of the French Family Science Center
124 Science Drive, Durham, NC

Available in the Chemistry Lot off of Circuit Drive

Contact Dr. Ken Lyle for more information

Alvin Crumbliss - 2009 Distinguished Lecturer Awardee

Alvin L. Crumbliss is currently the Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the Natural Sciences at Duke University. While at Duke he received the David and Janet Vaughn Brooks Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, the Duke University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award and the Dean's Distinguished Service Award. He received the Hobbs Award from the NC Section of the American Chemical Society in 2003. Al earned his A.B. from Knox College and received a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award in 2005. He received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and was a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Southern California. Al is the recipient of fellowships from the NIH and NATO, and held the French Academy of Sciences/Elf-Aquitaine Chemistry Chair in Strasbourg, France in 1995. He has lectured extensively in Europe and has held visiting faculty positions in Paris, Grenoble, Strasbourg and Oxford. Al is a bio-inorganic chemist with over 200 journals and monograph publications.


Iron Transport from Man to Microbe

    Iron is an essential nutrient for virtually all living organisms. Iron is also a very toxic element and therein lies the "iron paradox". The processes by which biological systems overcome this challenge to make iron safe and bioavailable on demand include selective solubilization, sequestration, controlled redox and molecular recognition. We will discuss aspects of human iron transport and its relationship to iron acquisition by a human pathogen.


Myra J. Halpin, Ph.D, Dean of Science,
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Halpin received her B.A. in Chemistry and Biology in 1968 at Shorter College in Rome Georgia. Her Master of Education was awarded in 1979 from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va. and her Ph.D. in Science Education in 1991 from North Carolina State University.

Dr. Halpin is currently Dean of Science at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC where she previously taught Chemistry and Research for more than 20 years. Prior to this she taught college chemistry at St. Mary's College in Raleigh. She is a member of the NC ACS Local Section of the American Chemical Society, National Science Teacher's Association, North Carolina Science Teacher's Association, and Sigma Xi. Her Awards and Citations are:

  • Outstanding Educator Award in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education North Carolina 2008
  • Sigma Xi - Teacher of Year South Carolina, 1985 & Sigma Xi - Teacher Award North Carolina State University 1989
  • NASA - Teacher in Space - South Carolina Candidate 1985; NASA Educator Astronaut finalist 2006
  • Governor's Citations for Public Service - North Carolina 1990
  • National Space Club's Educator of the Year Award 1993
  • Presidential Award 1995; HOME - Award for contribution in Space Education 1997; Air Force Aerospace Teacher of Year for NC – 2008 and 2nd Place National Air Force Aerospace Teacher of the Year 2009.
  • Funded Grants (total funds ~$2,950,000)
  • Co-I Research Experience in Chemistry, Astronomy and Physics, Burroughs-Wellcome fund 2006-09.
  • PI-Winners II funded by Glaxo-Wellcome Fund 1993-96.
  • Co-I PEP – Pharmacology Education Partnership with Duke Pharmacology - NIHS funded 2000-05
  • Co-I A-PEP Alcohol- Pharmacology Education Partnership NIHS funded 2005-present
  • Co-I then PI for Rural Science Initiative Summer Institutes for students and teacher partner 1990-93
  • PI - Anodizing Titanium Teacher Institute Toyota Tapestry Grant 1995

Her publications include:

  • “Pharmacology in the High-School Classroom”, Nicole C. Kwiek, Myra J. Halpin, Jerome P. Reiter, Leanne A. Hoeffler, Rochelle D. Schwartz-Bloom, 28 September 2007, SCIENCE 317 (5846), 1871-1872.

  • Enterprise and Beyond - A plan for teachers and student to use to build a ½ scale inflatable shuttle cabin model and the scripts to conduct simulated missions inside the shuttle.

  • Scientific Research: A Student Guide; Scientific Research: Statistical Analysis Module "The Scientific Method?", Science and Children, April, 1990.

  • "Mental Strategies Students Use in Solving Chemistry Problems" CHEMIST; Video Tapes- "Physical Properties Laboratory" and "Gravity".

  • “Invited Papers” - The Science Teacher, December, 1994; Forensics – supplement booklet for Glencoe Chemistry text 2001; CBL and GPS in Environmental Science for Glencoe’s Earth Science text 2001.

  • PEP – Pharmacology Education Partners, Research Journal in Research in Science Teaching, 2003.

  • Developed an On-line AP Chemistry course with Charles Roser that is currently being taught throughout NC.


Volunteer to help out at the State Fair (October 15 - October 25, 2009). For more information and to sign up, please contact Bill Switzer at

Click on the image below to go to the NC State Fair web page.


Our Local Section elections will be coming up this Fall and there are presently four (4) positions to be filled: Chair-Elect, Secretary, Alternate Councilor, and Councilor.

The Nominating Committee will be proposing a slate for these positions; this is a call for nominations "from the floor."

Any active member may nominate themselves or any other active member for any of the positions noted. Please: if you nominate another person, ensure that he/she is willing to be nominated and, if elected, serve in the position noted.

The duties of each of these positions can be found on our Section website at:

NOTE: These positions are for multiple year terms and the Chair-Elect for 2010 will be the Chair in 2011.

To submit your nomination, email Sol Levine at not later than October 1, 2009.

SERMACS 2009 - "Think Positive, Think Global, Think Chemistry"

The Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
October 21-24, 2009
Puerto Rico Convention Center
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Check the website for complete details:


NC ACS will be hosting the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS (SERMACS) in November 2012. The Planning Committee meets on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month in person at GlaxoSmithKline in RTP and online via WebEx (for those who want to attend remotely).

Volunteers are needed for the following positions:

  • Webmaster
  • Public Relations
  • Program Book
  • Social Events
  • Academic Exhibits
  • Fundraising

If you are interested in joining the organizing committee, please contact Charlie Goss at Thank you!!

Current Planning Committee Members are listed in the table below.

General Chair Charles A. Goss
Treasurer Sol Levine
Registration Keith Dawes
Program Marc ter Horst
Symposia Kenneth B. Tomer (Chair)
Richard A. Palmer
Alan Tonelli
Site Selection William L. Switzer
Keith Dawes
Carson Burrington
Sol Levine
John W. Hines
Dan Shin (Chair)
W. Lin Coker III
Kassy Mies
Jim Parise, Jr.
Dan Barber
Commerical Exhibits John W. Hines
Reshan Fernando
ACS Meeting Planning Office Michelle Stevenson
Logo Kenneth S. Lyle
Unassigned Steve Meyerhoffer
Jay M. Brown
Shri Kulkarni
John Mathis
Melanie Silinski


--Contributed by Keith Levine

The North Carolina Section of the ACS (NC ACS) is pleased to announce three recipients for the 2009 NC ACS undergraduate scholarship awards: Nabil Kleinhenz, Yongho Park, and Mays Ali.

    Nabil Kleinhenz (UNC-CH) was awarded the first scholarship named in honor of Dr. Ernest Eliel, who was a W.R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and was a central figure in the field of stereochemistry. Nabil's research project will explore a new approach to make low bandgap polymers, which could eventually lead to highly efficient polymer solar cells. Nabil is working under the direction of research advisor, Dr. Wei You.

    Yongho Park (Duke University) was awarded the first scholarship named to honor Mr. Howie James, a former employee of the Waters Corporation who provided long standing support and commitment to the Triangle Chromatography Discussion Group (TCDG). Yongho's research will focus on the synthesis of natural products with interesting biological properties. Yongho's research efforts at Duke University are conducted under the direction of his advisor, Dr. Jiyong Hong.

    Mays Ali (Duke University), also a student working in Dr. Jiyong Hong's laboratory, was awarded an NC ACS scholarship to conduct research in the area of histone deacetylase 6, which plays an important role in neurodegenerative diseases. Specifically, she is involved in identification of small molecule modulators of histone deacetylase 6 activity.

For each of the award recipients, funds ($3,500) were sent to the academic department where the research is to be conducted. Funds may be used by the student or the student's advisor to cover reagents, instrument components, labware, copies, books, software or travel costs associated with presentation of award research, and the student's salary. In addition, each student will receive $500 upon completion of a presentation at an NC ACS, TCDG, or ACS regional or national meeting.

Once again, congratulations to each of this year's winners! For additional information about the NC ACS scholarship, please contact Keith Levine ( or look in future issues of this newsletter.


We are now accepting applications for the 2009 Excellence in Polymer Education Award. This national award recognizes innovative and successful contributions to the integration of polymer chemistry into pre-college curricula. The winner must be currently teaching high school (grades 10-12) or middle school (grades 5-9) in a public or private school in the United States. POLYED is sponsored jointly by the Polymer Chemistry, and the Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering Divisions of the American Chemical Society.

The national awardee receives a plaque, and a $1000 honorarium. The award will be presented by an ACS member at the winner's school in the spring of 2010. The awardee also receives an expense paid trip to the Spring NSTA National Conference and will be paired with a Polymer Ambassador during the days in attendance.

The application form may be downloaded from the POLYED web site: The deadline for applications is December 15, 2009.

If you have questions, contact Mary Harris


--Contributed by Bill Switzer

On the weekend of May 30 and 31, the NC Section participated in the 2009 Clear Channel Health and Wellness Expo in the Jim Graham Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.

We did activities similar to those done at the State Fair in the fall. We had a large table where we made butterflies from coffee filters and demonstrated properties associated with the states of matter.

We expanded upon the demonstrations of piston driven engines over what we did last year at the State Fair. We also did several stage shows in an area set up for entertainment.

Many thanks to our volunteers: Darrell Coleman, Keith Dawes, Lyn Franscisco, Jane Gault, David Houck, Sol Levine, Kathryn MacLeod, and Bill Switzer. Special thanks to Darrell Coleman for uploading pictures taken at the event.

The pictures may be viewed at:

National Chemistry Week

2009 Theme: "Chemistry-It's Elemental"
(October 18 - 24, 2009)

National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. Watch the NC Museum of Life and Sciences website ( for more information on National Chemistry Week activities.

Volunteer your time at the Local Section's National Chemistry Week event. For more information and to volunteer, please contact the Local Section's National Chemistry Week Coordinator, Meredith Storms at or (910)521-6427.

Local Students Participate in the 2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

-- Contributed by Eleanor Hass

Nine students selected at the NC Science and Engineering State Fair in March and two students from the Charlotte/Mecklenberg Regional Fair presented their research projects at the 2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno, NV on May 11-15.

1569 students in grades 9 through 12 from 56 countries presented 1,123 projects.

Special Awards were presented on Thursday, May 14, by over 60 scientific, professional and educational organizations and included scholarships, summer internships, book and equipment grants, and scientific field trips.

The highlight of the week, the Intel ISEF Grand Awards, presented on May 15, are valued at nearly $1 million in scholarships, tuition grants and scientific field trips.

Our North Carolina students were very successful, receiving the following awards:

    Andrew Miller - Western Alamance High School, Elon, NC
    "Optimizing Turbine Blade Efficiency by Manipulating Boundary Layer Separation"

      Awards: Grand Award in Energy and Transportation; Air Force Research Laboratory Award on behalf of the United States Air Force; GE Energy Award; Ricoh Sustainable Development Award; United Technologies Corporation

    Eileen Jang - NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
    "Natural Organics Control Aggregation of Mercury Sulfide Nanoparticles in Freshwater Systems"

      Awards: Grand Award in Environmental Sciences; American Geological Society; Association for Women Geoscientists

    Sajith Wikramasekara and Andrew Guo - NC School of Science and Math, Durham, NC
    "A functional genomic framework for chemotherapeutic drug improvement and identification"

      Award: Grand Award in Team Projects

    Matthew Taylor Stegall and Grant Matthew Edwards - HBS Academy and Edwards Christian Academy, Charlotte, NC
    "Personal Audio Disruption Device"

      Awards: Grand Award in Team Projects; American Intellectual Property Law Association

Additional awardees:

    Catherine McVey - Graham High School, Graham, NC
    "Genes or Genius"

    Erik Littleton - NC School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC
    "Light Curve Analysis of Eclipsing Binary Star System Y Gru"

    Brooke Burrow, John Burrows, and Matthew Travers - Brevard High School, Brevard, NC
    "Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Salamander Populations of Tranyslvania County"


-- Contributed by Myra Halpin

NC ACS Local Section sponsors the Chemistry Olympiad for the students in our area. Each year approximately one hundred and fifty letters are sent to the high schools in our section with an invitation to compete in the first stage of the competition. This first stage is a multiple choice chemistry test. The top fifteen students are invited to take the National Exam at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, NC. This national exam has three parts: multiple choice, free response, and a lab portion.

Akhil Jariwala, former student from Raleigh Charter and a junior at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, scored as one of the top twenty students in the nation and was invited to a ten day summer campus at the Air Force Academy. At the study camp the four students to represent the United States in the Chemistry Olympics in Cambridge, England were selected. Akhil is already studying for next year in hopes of making the Olympics traveling team.

Akhil is the second student from the area in the last two years to be selected to attend the camp. Last year, Vivek Bhattacharya from Enloe High School represented our section at the study camp.


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - March 13, 2009 -- Fueled by insatiable curiosities and months of hard work, four North Carolina high school students will jet off to China on March 17 where they will compete in the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition.

Students were chosen to present their science projects in the international exhibit after winning top honors at the North Carolina International Science Challenge (NCISC), a statewide high school science competition that is a collaborative project of the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center (SMT Center) and the North Carolina Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative (GSMC). They include:

  • Eileen Jang and Darren F. Zhu, both students at North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham;

  • M. Shara Weaver, who attends JD Clement Early College High School in Durham, and

  • Brandon F. Young, a student at William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh.

Ms. Weaver and Mr. Young are students in the NC Project SEED program.

Eileen Jang
Darren F. Zhu
Shara Weaver
Brandon F. Young

During their seven-day trip to Beijing, the students will interact with young scientists from other countries, and partake in sightseeing stops including a visit to the Great Wall of China.

Nancy Sung, a senior program officer with the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, judged the most recent NCISC, and helped whittle down the list of contenders. "I was very impressed," Sung said of the students' work. "The level of depth was amazing to see, at this age. They'd clearly made a huge commitment not only in terms of their time, but in terms of the mental space they'd given their projects." Sung said the winners were selected based upon whether they understood the science and their articulation of their understanding and the project. Judges also looked for students harboring natural curiosity, she said.

Traveling with the students will be Dr. Fran Nolan, executive director of GSMC; J.B. Buxton, SMT Center board member; Melissa Bartlett, member of the North Carolina State Board of Education; Karen Giroux, director of research and collections at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science; Ira Trollinger, superintendent of McDowell County Schools, and Robin Bergeron, director of Health Education, Guilford County Schools.

This is the fourth year that Dr. Nolan will lead the N.C. delegation to China. He notes that the Beijing Association for Science and Technology organizes the BYSCC and invites about 10 foreign countries to compete, as a way to honor the students.

Fran Nolan
(336) 210-2972, cell or (919) 733-7450, office

Lisa Rhoades
(919) 991-5111

Ken Cutler
(919) 558-1346



In today's world, advances in science and mathematics constantly threaten to eclipse our educational system's ability to keep pace in the classroom. Often it is African-American, American Indian, and Hispanic students-ethnic groups that already are severely underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields-that are most at risk of being left even further behind. In North Carolina, this problem is particularly acute in the state's northeastern region.

A four-year preparatory program for rising 7th through 10th graders, Labs for Learning is designed to reach young students from severely underrepresented ethnic groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. In Summer 2008, twenty-four 7th grade students from the six districts-Bertie County, Halifax County, Hertford County, Northampton County, Warren County, and Weldon City-that form the Roanoke River Valley Educational Consortium participated in a week-long residential program at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM).

The enriched curriculum included high interest science, math, and language arts experiences, as well as career counseling and field trips to area university research and corporate labs and museums. This cohort of students also came together several times through the academic year-both in person at a central location in the region as well as by videoconference-for technology training, guest lectures, and additional hands-on learning activities directed by NCSSM instructors. In Summer 2009, the initial cohort will come back to NCSSM for two weeks in its second year of related STEM activities and instruction. And they will be joined by a new cohort of twenty-four rising 7th graders for its one-week launch into the program.

Goals for the Labs for Learning initiative are:

  • To equip students with skill sets required for success in math and science study as well as scientific problem-solving and research.
  • To inspire interest in science and mathematics and a career trajectory in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
  • To support students and their families from the start of middle school into high school with guidance and a plan of study that will provide a basis for success in college and in STEM careers. When fully functioning in Summer 2011, the Labs for Learning initiative will involve 96 students from severely underrepresented ethnic groups actively preparing in four grade level cohorts to pursue high level STEM academic and career opportunities, whether at NCSSM or within the broader UNC system.
For further information, please contact:
    Tom Clayton, Director of Academic Programs
    North Carolina School of Science and Math
    Telephone: (919) 416-2888


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.


Mehdi Afshari
Scott Afton
Catherine Leigh Allen
Sara Arvidson
Erich Bain
Mikhail Balakshin
Albert Banes
Anna Banka
David A Barrios
Sean Barron
Subramanian Baskaran
Shelly R Beard
Benjamin Franklin Begley
Vivek Bhattacharya
Ashley Black
Hayden Thompson Black
Steven Blake
Cathryn G Blakley
Tara Blalock
Jeremy N Block
Elizabeth H Bogardus
Charlie Bohnenblusch
Christopher A Bonino
Janos Botyanszki
Amanda Elizabeth Bragg
Molly C Brannock
Jeffrey H Brill
Philip A Brindle
George H Britton
Januka Budhathoki-Uprety
Carson Scott Burrington
Melissa N Burton
Tierra Butler
Xiaodong Cao
Brad Carpenter
So Ryong Chae
Tao Chen
Xin Chen
Roland Cheung
Katie Lynnann Ciesienski
James Michael Clinton
Calbee Deiona Cooper
Rose M Cory-Jaros
Jody Council
Manchuta Dangkulwanich
Christopher R Daubert
Christopher M Davis
Cleta Davis
Keiara Y Jewell Davis
Balamurugan Desinghu
Shane Di Dona
Eric Dill
Lei Ding
Jessica Dixon
Yizhou Dong
Dustin C Dowless
Michael C Dumond
Chris Dwyer
Sarah E Earley
Angeline M Ebuen
Ahmed El Shafei
Sharon Elledge
Kevin M Englestad
Anne M Evans
Chris Evans
Michael Carl Flickinger
Denis Fourches
Bryan Frauhiger
Stephen M Fuchs
David Furfaro
Donna W Gilchrist
Ivan Gene Gillman
Alex E Graettinger
Josh M Gralapp
Venita E Gresham
Meagan Griffin
Kathryn Louise Haas
Rima Hajjo
James M Harrington
Donald L Hawkins
Jeffrey J Headd
Joshua K Herr
Sarah Hibler
Sidney M Hill
Katherine C House
Chia-Wen Hsu
Christian H Huber
Ron Huffman
Colin Hughes
Rebecca A Hunter
Jennie C Hunter-Cevera
Sarah Hurley
Owen Patrick Jacobs
Jessica Shawn Jenkins
Wonhee Jeong
Young Kuk Jhon
Kyung-Hye Jung
Anastassia Kamilaris
Gary J Kapral
Jesse D Keicher
Mark E Ketner
John M Kinyanjui
Judith Fisher Kitchens
Nabil Joseph Kleinhenz
Doo-Hyun Ko
Renata Krzyzynska
Bruce S Lamb
Mark Leath
Britt Ledford
Andrew Lee
Chang Jun Lee
Seong Du Lee
Whasil Lee
Martin R Leivers
Mike Lisanke
Anne E Loccisano
Leyda Z Lugo
Elizabeth M Lynch
Christopher J MacNevin
Jacob M Majikes
Jarad Mason
Philip Mathew
Rosa M McMillian
Stephen Andrew Miller
Lawrence C Mitchell
Tiago Luiz Moda
Gregory Mogilevsky
Michael David Moore
Marianne Mosch
Laura Moussa
Paramita Mukherjee
Marc Nicholas Muniz
Eugene Muratov
Daniel Murphy
Robert L Nichols
Justine Nickerson
Henry P Nowak
Edward K Nyutu
Kenneth N Oden
Eyram Ofori
Osamede Ohuoba
Alexandra B Ormond
Suzanne Ostos
Natalie F Owens
Vijayakanth Pagadala
In Sun Park
Sunkyu Park
James K Parker
Joseph Parker
Steve P Pastore
John N Petitte
Laura Phelps
Jeffrey Pouliot
Benjamin Joseph Privett
Abigail Pulsipher
John C Puzak
Keduo Qian
Mahir Rabbi
Debra Ann Ragland
T S Ramanarayanan
Rupa Ray
Barry Rayfield
Alan Earl Reed
Shyam M Rele
Daniel A Riccio
Christopher Roberts
Kristen Roskov
Caitlin R Sacha
Nancy Marie Santagata
Uli Schmitz
Carolyn Selenski
Michael G Shay
Tara Lynn Sheehan
Chaicharn Sheerajin
David Shirvanyants
Irina Slobodov
John Soglia
Elizabeth Stoehr
Ryan Sturdivant
Megan Szakasits
Kathleen Hall Taylor
Jonathan Thornburg
Douglas Tsao
Sergey V Tsukanov
Yaping Tu
Salomon Turgman-Cohen
Ryan Patrick Vary
Adam C Villa
Albert R Vista
Dongli Wang
Ralph L Warren
Joshua Weaver
Christopher M Webster
David R Weinberg
Alexis Wells
Kathy Jo Wetter
Sarah M White
Daniel C Whitehead
Justin Wier
Benjamin John Wiley
Ning Wu
Jacob E Wulff
David W Wyatt
Barbara Wyrzykowska
Hui Xu
Yong Yang
Yunyu Yi
Qisheng Zhang
Zhenyuan Zhang
Huaxing Zhou
Hao Zhu


Duke University Department of Chemistry Seminar Schedule:

Duke University Department of Biochemistry Seminar Schedule:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Chemistry Seminar Schedule:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar Schedule:

North Carolina State University Department of Chemistry Seminar Schedule:

North Carolina State University Department of Biochemistry Seminar Schedule:



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



The NC ACS Local Section is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as the next TarHelium editor. The current TarHelium editor will be retiring in the Spring, 2010 at the completion of Issue 4, Volume 40.

Interested persons are asked to contact Nicolle Tulve at or (919)541-1077 to discuss this very rewarding opportunity! Thank you.


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Contact Hogan Flavors and Fragrances for additional information. Our website is


We are interested in re-invigorating the YCC. If you are interested in helping, please email an Executive Committee member. Thank you!


The NC ACS Local Section Executive Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Fall meeting dates are: September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th, and December 2nd. Meetings are held at the Hamner Institute in the Research Triangle Park at 4:30 pm. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend! Get to know your Executive Committee! Get involved! Volunteer!


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


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J. Hines
(RTI), Chair 2009
M. ter Horst
(UNC-CH),Chair-Elect 2009
M. Pasquinelli
Secretary (2008-2009)
J. T. Bursey
Treasurer (2009-2010)
N. S. Tulve
TarHelium Editor (2006-present)
B. N. Chaney
Councilor (2008-2010)
J. L. Chao
(IBM, retired)
Councilor (2009-2011)
A. L. Crumbliss
(Duke University)
Councilor (2007-2009)
S. Paisner
(Lord Corporation)
Councilor (2008-2010)
L. Sremaniak
Councilor (2008-2010)
R. A. Palmer
Councilor (2007-2009)
R. Gorga
Alt. Councilor (2009-2011)
K. E. Levine
Alt. Councilor (2008-2010)
K. Lyle
(Duke University)
Alt. Councilor (2007-2009)
N. Oberlies
Alt. Councilor (2007-2009)
K. Tomer
Alt. Councilor (2008-2010)
J. Brown
(Law Offices of Jay Brown)
Past Chair 2008
A. Tonelli
Alt. Councilor (2008-2010), Past Chair 2007
C. Goss
Past Chair 2006
S. Levine
(NCSU, retired)
Past Chair 2005
M. Box
M. M. Bursey
(UNC-CH, retired)
Ex Officio
K. A. Cutler
Project Seed Ex Officio
A. Davis
TCDG, Ex Officio
S. Cooper
TCDG, Ex Officio
T. M. O'Connell
TMRDG, Ex Officio
M. Fitzgerald
TAMS, Ex Officio
E. C. Bigham
Director, District IV

Updated: August 25, 2009