The TarHelium
   Volume 40, Issue 4                                                                                                         March 2010

 Nicolle S. Tulve,
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 Judi Price,
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 M. Pasquinelli,
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NCACS
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  Marc ter Horst, Chair

  Ken Tomer,
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  M. Pasquinelli,
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RICHARD D. GILBERT AWARD SYMPOSIUM

North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society
ACS Polymer Discussion Group

Richard D. Gilbert Award Symposium
for Students in Polymer Science
Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Polymer Discussion Group of the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society announces its annual Richard D. Gilbert Award Symposium. The symposium will give students engaged in polymer research a forum in which to share their results, and to see other current work in the RTP area. Participants will compete for the Richard D. Gilbert Award in Polymer Science.

WHO:RTP area graduate students engaged in polymer research
WHAT:Student Research Symposium and Award Competition
WHEN:NC State University Club (4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC)
Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 5 pm. Papers are due FRIDAY April 16, 2010.*
WHY:
  1. Honor Professor Richard D. Gilbert, who was a leading teacher and researcher in polymer science in North Carolina.

  2. Gain valuable experience in presenting your research results

  3. Improve your professional exposure and be recognized by area students, university faculty, and industrial scientists for your research efforts
PRIZES:Monetary Prizes for First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and Top Poster

*Papers must be submitted by April 16, 2010 at 5 pm to Prof. Wendy Krause (wekrause@ncsu.edu). Papers should consist of no more than two 8-1/2" x 11" pages. The style of the papers should be similar to an ACS extended abstract (descriptive figures are encouraged). Formatting is left to the authors' discretion, but the font size must be 11 point or larger.

Papers must include the name, address, daytime phone number and e-mail address of the student and faculty advisor. Submissions should be in PDF format with a file name in the format of "lastname_firstinitial-10.pdf".

Papers will be judged on scientific content, merit, and presentation. Since the emphasis will be on the student's own work, the number of authors should be minimal. However, acknowledgements of colleagues and citations of other key research in the area are encouraged. The top three abstracts will be selected, and those three students will present their work as a 15-minute lecture at the Symposium. Each will be honored with a certificate and a cash award. The remaining entrants will present their research in a poster session. A certificate and cash award will be made for the most outstanding poster, based on the same criteria as above.

Note: students wishing to present a poster and not be considered for the top three prizes may do so by submitting a brief abstract to Prof. Wendy Krause (wekrause@ncsu.edu) by 5 pm on April 30, 2010. Please send questions to wekrause@ncsu.edu.


TWO NC SECTION OUTREACH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: YOUTH JAMBOREE AND WRAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS WEEKEND

On Saturday, April 24, the Local Section will participate in a Youth Jamboree in the Holshouser (Village of Yesteryear) Building at the NC State Fairgrounds. This event, which runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., is a combined event involving youth from Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, 4-H, Boys & Girls Clubs and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Other groups will probably be added before the date. This will be our first time participating in this event, so it will be a learning experience, but we will be doing booth presentations like those at the NC State Fair. Information about the event may be found at: http://www.ncyouthjamboree.org/.

On the weekend of Saturday, May 22, and Sunday, May 23, the Local Section will participate in the WRAL Health and Wellness Weekend at the NC State Fairgrounds. This is the same event at which the Local Section has exhibited for several years under different sponsorships. Information may be found at http://www.networkevents.tv/raleigh/.

We will need volunteers from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both days. Again we will do booth demonstrations, including making butterflies, similar to the demonstrations that we do at the State Fair.

If you can volunteer for all or part of either event, please contact bill_switzer@ncsu.edu. Please indicate the event, times you would be available and if you would be willing to work multiple days.


WRAL HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO

presented by Clear Channel Raleigh

May 22-23, 2010
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Jim Graham Building
NC State Fairgrounds
Raleigh, NC

This FREE-to-the-public event is designed to capture the attention of tens of thousands of health conscious consumers and offers dancing, aerobics, health tests and screenings, jazzercising, soccer, rock climbing, a community blood drive and much more! Tons of fun family activities combined with important health and medical information to help our community get healthy and fit. Free Admission.

Event Brochure: http://www.networkevents.tv/events/raleigh2009.cfm


ACS Fellows Program - Call for Nominations

The ACS Fellows Program recognizes members for their contributions to the chemical sciences and outstanding service to ACS. The ACS Fellows Program opened nominations for 2010 Fellows on March 1. Nominations will close on Friday, May 7, 2010.

Program guidelines, including eligibility requirements, and instructions for submitting a nomination are available on the ACS website: http://www.acs.org/fellows.


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: MARCUS E. HOBBS AND DISTINGUISHED LECTURER AWARDS

The Marcus E. Hobbs award was established in 1988 to recognize members who have made significant, long-term contributions to the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society.

The award was named for Marcus E. Hobbs, Department of Chemistry, Duke University, a model member who worked closely with the North Carolina Section since becoming Chair in 1945. The Executive Committee invites all NC ACS members to nominate worthy individuals for the MARCUS E. HOBBS SERVICE AWARD and the NC ACS DISTINGUISHED LECTURER AWARD.

Descriptions of these awards are listed below. Both awards will be presented at the 2010 NC ACS Local Section Dinner Meeting in the fall.

Nomination packages should be forwarded to Dr. Al Tonelli at the contact information listed at the end of this article. The nomination deadline for both awards is MAY 1, 2010.

Distinguished Lecturer Award:

The Marcus E. Hobbs Service Award:

    The Marcus E. Hobbs Service Award was established in 1988 to recognize members who have made significant, long-term contributions to the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society. The award was named for Marcus E. Hobbs, Department of Chemistry, Duke University, a model member who worked closely with the North Carolina Section since serving as Chair in 1945. Past award winners can be found at:

    http://ncacs.sites.acs.org/History/Marcus%20Hobbs%20Award/index.html

The nomination package should include a nominating letter summarizing the contributions the nominee has made to the NC ACS Local Section and a CV.

Completed applications should be sent not later than MAY 1, 2010 to:

    Dr. Al Tonelli
    NC State University
    3146 College of Textiles
    PO Box 8301
    Raleigh, NC 27695
    alan_tonelli@ncsu.edu


CALL FOR 2010 NC ACS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

-- Contributed by Keith Levine

The North Carolina Section of the ACS (NC ACS) is pleased to announce its annual call for undergraduate scholarship applications. Up to three scholarships of $4,000 each may be awarded to undergraduate students who will actively be conducting research in the chemical sciences. The decisions to award one or more scholarships, and the amount(s) of these scholarships, are within the sole discretion of the Executive Committee of the NC ACS. Two of the scholarships will be named in honor of distinguished NC ACS members, Dr. Ernest Eliel and Mr. Howie James.

Dr. Ernest Eliel
Mr. Howie James

Dr. Eliel 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. Some of his many awards, accomplishments, and recognitions, include being a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellow, and receiving the Lavoisier Medal of the Chemical Society of France. He served as President of the American Chemical Society, and received its highest recognition, the Priestley Medal, in 1995.

Mr. Howie James was an Executive Technical Sales Representative with the Waters Corporation and a long standing member of the Triangle Chromatography Discussion Group (TCDG). He was very active in planning and executing TCDG workshops, seminars, and the annual Triangle Symposium and Instrument Exhibit.

Additional details and eligibility criteria for the undergraduate scholarships are presented below. If you have any questions concerning the application instructions or requirements, please contact Keith Levine (levine@rti.org).

How to Apply:

  • To be considered for a scholarship, the student must be an undergraduate attending and conducting research at a university within the Local Section. Applications from outside of the NC ACS geographical area will not be considered.

  • Applications must be submitted online: http://www.ncsu.edu/ncsu/chemistry/outreach/ACSnc/application_scholarship.html

  • In addition to the application, a letter of recommendation from the student's research advisor must be sent as an e-mail attachment to the scholarship committee chair: levine@rti.org.

  • To be considered, applications must be submitted by April 2, 2010.

  • Applicants are not required to be ACS members.

  • All applicants will be notified by e-mail about the status of their application by May 3, 2010. The NC ACS will begin distributing awards on May 7, 2010.
Award Details and Requirements:

  • Award recipients will be required to present their research findings at an NC ACS Conference, TCDG Conference, an ACS regional or national meeting, or a similar venue.

  • Award funds will be distributed in two payments. The first payment ($3,500) will be sent to the academic department where the student is conducting research. These funds can only be used by the student or the student's advisor to pay for reagents, instrument components or labware, copies, books, software, student travel costs for presentation of scholarship-funded research results, and the student's research salary.

  • The second payment ($500) will be presented directly to the student upon completion of a presentation of research findings at one of the above described venues.

  • As part of the scholarship, all award recipients will be presented with an ACS student affiliate membership.


40th ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY

Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.

Earth Day 2010 can be a turning point to advance climate policy, energy efficiency, renewable energy and green jobs. Earth Day Network is galvanizing millions who make personal commitments to sustainability. Earth Day 2010 is a pivotal opportunity for individuals, corporations and governments to join together and create a global green economy. Join the more than one billion people in 190 countries that are taking action for Earth Day.

The dates of some of our local area activities are listed below:


Chapel Hill - April 10, 2010

Chapel Hill celebrates sustainable living at Earth Action Day. Enjoy an afternoon of interactive exhibits and demonstrations, live entertainment, and local food. Take action by deliberately shaping your attitudes and behaviors that preserve the environment.

Get involved and serve your community! Volunteer Application (PDF)

In addition, the Town is selling discounted rain barrels, sharing with composting demonstrations, and hosting tours of the Landscape Art installations of Southern Community Park.

Check this website for additional information.


Raleigh - April 17, 2010

Location: NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Time: 9 am- 5 pm

Help NC GreenPower green-up the environment! Do you care about a cleaner environment? NC GreenPower is a nonprofit organization working across the state to help generate more energy from renewable sources, like the sun, wind and organic matter. As an NC GreenPower volunteer, you'll help us spread the word about our program by volunteering for us at an awareness table. You can volunteer as much or as little time as you are able. Teams of people are welcome, and training will be provided. It’s a fun-filled day dedicated to sustainable living.

Throughout the day, we’ll:

  • Celebrate - Locally grown foods and eco-conscious goods at the Burt’s Bees Bonanza Tent Sale and the Green Bazaar.
  • Educate - Hands-on lessons, demonstrations, and exhibitors offering practical ways to protect and restore the environment.
  • Motivate - Games and activities for kids and adults to inspire eco-smart play.
  • Merrymake - Live performances including great local bands and fun festivities.


Durham - April 24, 2010

April 24, 2010
12 noon - 5 p.m.
CCB Plaza

The 2010 Earth Day Festival is presented by Durham Parks and Recreation along with Keep Durham Beautiful and will be held on Saturday, April 24 from 12 noon - 5 p.m. in downtown Durham at the CCB Plaza and Historic Parrish Street.

Earth Day participants will enjoy great music, food, participate in “green” activities and learn about the many solutions to the environmental issues we are facing.


Other North Carolina Celebrations Websites:


13th ANNUAL NIEHS BIOMEDICAL CAREER FAIR

April 30, 2010
EPA Campus Main Building (Building C)
109 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Map of EPA conference facilities (http://www.epa.gov/rtp/campus_map.pdf)

The annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair, now in its 13th year, is one of the largest assemblies of biomedical organizations and young scientists in Research Triangle Park, NC. Targeting postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students, the Career Fair provides these young scientists an opportunity to explore a myriad of fields and create a contact network as they plan for their future careers in the biomedical sciences.

Proposed Schedule

Time
Event
7:45 - 8:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast (Building C Rotunda)

Sign up for Networking Luncheon

8:45 - 9:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks (Room C111-ABC)

Raj Gosavi, Ph.D., Co-Chair NIEHS Career Fair Committee

William T. Schrader, Ph.D., Deputy Scientific Director, NIEHS/NIH

9:00 - 10:00 Keynote Address (Room C111-ABC)

"Street Savvy Science: Aligning Your Career Goals with Job Market Realities"

David G. Jensen

Founder and Managing Director of CareerTrax Inc, Author and Contributor to AAAS Science Careers, Contributing Editor and Monthly Columinist, Contract Pharma magazine

10:00 - 10:20 Break
10:20 - 11:30 Session I (concurrent sessions)
  1. Regulatory Affairs / Science Policy (Room C111-B)
  2. Academia: Tenure Track Research Investigator (Room C111-C)
  3. Science Communications / Science Outreach (Room C113)
  4. Workshop: CVs and Resumes: Essential Job Search Documents (Room C111-A)
Visit Company Exhibits, CV/Resume Consultations (Lakeside Hallway)
11:30 - 1:50 Networking Luncheon (Rooms C112, C113, C114)
  • Session I - 11:50-12:35
  • Session II - 1:00-1:45

Workshop: Interview Skills (11:40-12:55; Room C111-A)

Visit Company Exhibits, CV/Resume Consultations (Lakeside Hallway)

Dessert Reception (Rotunda)

1:50 - 3:00 Session II (concurrent sessions)
  1. Clinical/Translational Research (Room C111-B)
  2. Industry-Small Biotech (Room C111-C)
  3. PhDs in business / Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship (Room C113)
  4. Workshop: ABCs of Professional Certification (1:50 -3:05; Room C111-A)
Visit Company Exhibits, CV/Resume Consultations (Lakeside Hallway)
3:00 - 3:20 Break
3:20 - 4:30 Session III (concurrent sessions)
  1. Academia: Teaching Intensive Careers (Room C111-B)
  2. Industry-Big Pharma (Room C111-C)
  3. Applied Science (Room C113)
  4. Workshop: CVs and Resumes: Essential Job Search Documents (Room C111-A)
Visit Company Exhibits, CV/Resume Consultations (Lakeside Hallway)
Participant registration and all details about the event are located at http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/conferences/dir/careerfair/.

Hope to see you there!


27th TRIANGLE CHROMATOGRAPHY SYMPOSIUM AND INSTRUMENT EXHIBIT

Thursday, May 20, 2010
McKimmon Conference and Training Center
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

Things to Look for:

  • Lunch: Served on-site as part of the registration fee

  • Exhibitor Seminars: Seminar rooms where Exhibitors will give presentations on state-of-the-art topics

  • Prize Drawing: Contributions by many of the Exhibitors - Grand Prize contributed by the TCDG

  • Refreshments: Available in the Exhibit Hall (AM and PM)

  • Continuing Education: GLP/GMP (Certificates of Attendance)

  • Poster: Local student competition; local university and industry research; vendor developments

  • Exhibit-Only Registration: FREE!!

  • TCDG Election: Opportunity to vote for TCDG Officers.

Registration is now available. Check the TCDG website for more information: http://www.rtpnet.org/tcdg/symp.html.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Ira Lurie (US Drug Enforcement Administration)

    Topic: Recent Advances in the Use of Liquid Phase Separation Techniques for the Analysis of Seized Drugs

  • Dr. Russell Grant (LabCorp)

    Topic: The Roadmap and Realization of Ultra high throughput Quantitative Bioanalysis

  • Dr. Shoji Nakayama (US Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory)

    Topic: An Introduction to per- and poly-fluorinated compounds including their environmental toxicity and the analytical challenges to proper method development and detection using LCMS-based techniques

  • Dr. David C. Muddiman (NC State University, Keck Mass Spectrometry Facility)

    Topic: About Ovarian Cancer Proteomics and Glycomics - Discovery and Validation Concerns

  • Dr. Antony Williams (ChemSpider, ChemZoo, Inc.)

    Topic: ChemSpider as a Foundation for Crowdsourcing and Collaborations in Open Chemistry

  • Dr. M. Arthur Moseley (Duke University, School of Medicine)

    Topic: The use of UPLC coupled with accurate mass tandem mass spectrometers for:

      (1) biomarker discovery and biomarker verification (predictive of treatment response in HCV clinical patients)
      (2) characterizing infectious disease progression in cell lines
      (3) determination of phenotypes of drug treatment and acquired drug resistance in human breast cancer cell lines
Exhibitor Seminars:

  • Agilent Technologies, To be announced
  • Beckman Coulter, Advances in Capillary Electrophoresis for Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Dionex Corporation, Separating Analytes as Quickly as Possible - A total Solutions
  • Hitachi, To be announced
  • Markes International, Introducing a New Bench Top Time of Flight Mass Spec (BenchTOF - dx), with Automated Dynamic Baseline Compensation and New Deconvolution/Chemometric Based Target Compound Identification Software (TargetView)
  • Perkin Elmer, To be announced
  • Shimadzu Scientific Instr., Inc., To be announced
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, The Exactive: A new Orbitrap for Rapid High-Resolution Screening
  • Waters Corporation (2 seminars), Survive and Thrive Despite the Worldwide ACN Shortage, 2nd seminar to be announced

Check the TCDG website for more information as it becomes available: http://www.rtpnet.org/tcdg/symp.html.


FIVE NORTH CAROLINA TEACHERS RECEIVED A $175,000 CAREER BOOST

--Contributed by North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Center

February 25, 2010
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund, a private foundation, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, announce the inaugural recipients of the Career Awards for Science and Mathematics Teachers. The $175,000 award provides career support for outstanding North Carolina science and mathematics teachers.

The recipients include four high school teachers and one elementary school teacher from school districts across the state. They are:

    William Hendrickson
    Warren New Tech High School
    Warren County Schools

    Matthew Sears
    Hillside New Tech High School
    Durham Public Schools

    Tamica Stubbs
    E.E. Waddell High School
    Charlotte/Mecklenburg Schools

    Claudia Walker
    Murphey Traditional Academy
    Guilford County Schools

    Jennifer Williams
    Brevard High School
    Transylvania County Schools

“We are pleased to have the support of the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction in this endeavor,” said John Burris, president of BWF. “The success of our students is determined by having excellent teachers to guide and mentor them.”

The award provides $175,000 over five years to these N.C. public primary and secondary teachers who have demonstrated solid knowledge of science or mathematics content, and have outstanding performance records in educating children. The North Carolina State Board of Education has provided salary support to ensure the teachers receive a 12-month contract.

“The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is providing an outstanding opportunity to support five excellent teachers and their collaboration with other educators in our state and nation,” said State Superintendent June Atkinson. “I congratulate these five recipients, and we look forward to seeing the excellent work they will continue to do in our state to benefit mathematics and science education.”

In addition to salary support, the award provides $10,000 per year to be used at the discretion of the teacher for professional development activities, travel and registration to meetings or conferences, hiring substitutes, networking with colleagues, and capacity building opportunities at the school or school district. The teachers will have opportunities for professional development and collaboration with other master science or mathematics teachers.

The teachers will also have $10,000 per year to purchase needed equipment and supplies for that teacher’s classroom or laboratory, or be shared with the teacher’s school or school district.

The awardees were selected from a nominated pool of applicants and interviewed by the program’s advisory committee.

The National Academies report Rising Above the Gathering Storm, highly recommends strengthening the skills of K-12 science and mathematics teachers. The Washington-based Business-Higher Education Forum estimates that over the next decade, schools in America will need 200,000 or more new teachers in science and mathematics.

http://ncsmt.org/newsletter.php?action=Detail&id=468&categoryid=3


SERMACS 2012

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 charles.a.goss@gsk.com Thank you!!

Current Planning Committee Members are listed in the table below.

PositionNameEmail
General Chair Charles A. Goss charles.a.goss@gsk.com
Treasurer Sol Levine naturpix@mindspring.com
Registration Keith Dawes keith_dawes@ncsu.edu
Program Marc ter Horst terhorst@unc.edu
Symposia Kenneth B. Tomer (Chair)
Richard A. Palmer
Alan Tonelli
tomer@niehs.nih.gov
richard.a.palmer@duke.edu
alan_tonelli@ncsu.edu
Site Selection William L. Switzer
Keith Dawes
Carson Burrington
Sol Levine
John W. Hines
bill_switzer@ncsu.edu
keith_dawes@ncsu.edu
carson.burrington@onassignment.com
naturpix@mindspring.com
hines@rti.org
Undergraduate
Symposium
Dan Shin (Chair)
W. Lin Coker III
Kassy Mies
Jim Parise, Jr.
Dan Barber
shin@campbell.edu
coker@campbell.edu
miesk@meredith.edu
james.parise@duke.edu Daniel_Barber@lord.com
Commerical Exhibits John W. Hines
Reshan Fernando
hines@rti.org
resh@rti.org
ACS Meeting Planning Office Michelle Stevenson m_stevenson@acs.org
Logo Kenneth S. Lyle kenneth.lyle@duke.edu
Unassigned Steve Meyerhoffer
Jay M. Brown
Shri Kulkarni
John Mathis
Melanie Silinski
steve.m.meyerhoffer@gsk.com
jaybrownlaw@gmail.com
kultecshri@aol.com
mathisj1@globallaboratory.com
msilinski@rti.org


2011 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF CHEMISTRY

The IYC 2011 will be a year-long celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind in which anyone can participate. You can coordinate an activity, engage in a project, or simply share an idea. Join in now and become part of something special.

For more information, visit the IYC website at http://www.chemistry2011.org/.


POLYMER DISCUSSION GROUP SPRING 2010 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

March 11, 2010John D. Tovar
(Johns Hopkins, Chemistry)
April 8, 2010Ryan Hayward
(U Mass-Amherst, Polymer Science and Engineering)
May 13, 2010Gilbert Symposium

Contact Dr. Russell Gorga for more information.

    Russell E. Gorga, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor and Program Director

    Textile Engineering
    Fiber and Polymer Science
    NC State University
    Campus Box 8301
    Raleigh, NC 27695

    regorga@ncsu.edu
    T: 919-515-6553
    F: 919-515-6532
    Web: http://www.tx.ncsu.edu/rgorga


The Federation was founded in order to combine many small meetings, previously organized by individual societies, into an annual meeting that covers the whole of analytical chemistry.

  • Outstanding technical scientific program including 600 poster and oral presentations

  • Opening Plenary Lecture and Daily Plenary Lectures by Award Recipients

  • Workshops, Short Courses, Employment Bureau and more

  • Numerous networking opportunities to interact with other professionals
Events include:

  • Welcome Mixer
  • Exhibit Opening
  • Wednesday Night All-inclusive event

For more information, www.FACSS.org


2YC3 190th CONFERENCE (Southern Region)


November 12-13, 2010
Wake Technical Community College
Northern Wake Campus
Raleigh, NC

Green Chemistry: Practical Applications & Educational Relevance

Join us as a presenter or participant in the 190th conference of the 2YC3. The conference will focus on green chemistry and what it means for educators in the two-year undergraduate chemistry curriculum. There will be concurrent symposia, panel discussions, and workshops available to choose from. Topics may include green chemistry in the lecture or the lab, the role of technology in greening our courses and other relevant educational topics.

Call for Papers

We are currently extending an invitation to all faculty interested in contributing to the program. We are looking for presentations, workshop leaders, or panel discussions on topics relevant to green chemistry and/or the field of chemical education.

Contact Program Chair:

More information and registration available at www.2yc3.org



YOUNGER CHEMISTS COMMITTEE (YCC)

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


NEW NC ACS WEBSITE

-- Contributed by Melinda Box

The new website will have all the old content plus some new features. These will include an interactive calendar that provides section members the opportunity to post their own events, a photo gallery that will illustrate the section's past and present activities, a forum where section members can post local job announcements, and, eventually, on-line forms to facilitate event registration and volunteer coordination. The new site is almost ready. There are just a few things left to add, among them the TarHelium with newly digitized back issues to make our archive complete! The new address is http://ncacs.sites.acs.org/. Currently both sites are live, but at the end of October we will make the switch to the new site. In the meantime, take a look at our future website and pass on your feedback to ncacswebmaster@gmail.com.


NC ACS ON LINKEDIN

Members of the American Chemical Society who live in the region covered by the North Carolina Section can utilize this group to network, participate in topical discussions, post jobs and events, etc.

Visit the local section on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=1969660 .


LOCAL SECTION DISCUSSION GROUPS!!

Information on the NC ACS Local Section Discussion Groups can be found at the following web link:
http://ncacs.sites.acs.org/discussiongroups.htm.

Discussion groups include:

        

Check them out and consider joining a discussion group.


SCIENCE CAFÉ WEB LINKS


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - TARHELIUM EDITOR

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. Currently, four issues of the TarHelium are published each academic calendar.

Duties include:

  • Organizing materials for each issue.
  • Writing and editing articles.
  • Seeking contributed articles from professionals in the Local Section area.
  • Working with a copy editor for preparation of each issue.
  • Announcing the issue using the list serve.
  • Attending monthly Local Section Executive Committee meetings. The TarHelium editor has a vote on the Committee.

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


DOES ACS HAVE YOUR CURRENT CONTACT INFORMATION?

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

Telephone:

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

E-mail:


EPA Announces Environmental Justice Video Contest: Faces of the Grassroots

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring an environmental justice video contest that challenges amateur and professional filmmakers to create videos that capture the faces of the environmental justice movement.

The Faces of the Grassroots contest is an opportunity to publicly exhibit creativity, environmental justice stories, and connect with others working to raise awareness of the movement.

Faces of the Grassroots will help EPA expand the conversation on environmentalism and work for environmental justice, said Charles Lee, director of the Office of Environmental Justice. Participants can make a difference for the historically underrepresented in their community by using motion pictures to show the struggles and triumphs they have endured to advance environmental justice. Videos can focus on any environmental justice activity, issue, or topic. Examples would be a music video about climate change, or a video recording a successful environmental justice project that has made a community a healthier and happier place to live.

Awards will be given to the winning submissions in each category. The videos will also be featured on EPA's website and may be used as public service announcements. Entries must be received by 11:59pm EST on Thursday, April 8, 2010. EPA will announce winners in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Below are the categories and prize money:

Public Service Announcements
30-60 seconds)
Informational Video
(3-5 minutes)
1st Place$2,5001st Place$2,500
2nd Place$1,5002nd Place$1,500
3rd Place$1,0003rd Place$1,000
Student Winner$500 (13-18 years old)Student Winner$500 (13-18 years old)

More information: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/environmentaljustice/events/video-contest.html.


NOTES ON EARLY SECTION HISTORY

The idea for the North Carolina Section goes back to the thoughts of Charles Baskerville, a new faculty member at Chapel Hill, who in 1896 saw the dozen or so local sections of the American Chemical Society across the northern states, recognized their usefulness, and persuaded his colleagues across the state that North Carolina was the place to set up the first local section in the South. On Saturday, February 22, 1896, a number of chemists, mostly but not entirely from academe, met in Raleigh to decide if a local section should be established.

They elected Francis P. Venable, from Chapel Hill, as their president. Early on, some local sections had presidents, but that title was changed to chairman, and then chair. The first change must have been made in order to distinguish between the heads of the local sections and the president of the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Venable, the best known chemist in North Carolina at the time, served three yearly terms as president. He must have impressed people, because within two years of his tenure as North Carolina Section president, he was chosen as president of the University of North Carolina. He served fourteen years and said it was fourteen years of his life wasted.

Early meetings were infrequent - once or twice a year - and must have been much like our annual meetings today, where members speak about their research. There were about a half dozen presentations at that first meeting. Their titles and authors are preserved in the first volume of the North Carolina Section minutes, which is stored at the North Carolina State Archives in the government complex in Raleigh. The Archives also have the second volume. There was a third volume, but its location is unknown: it was last in the possession of a section secretary who has since passed away. More to come………


TRIANGLE SOFT MATTER WORKSHOP

May 12, 2010
Duke University

The goal of this workshop is to spark interactions and collaborations between the research groups in the Triangle area. The workshop format is very informal. All participants are encouraged to give soundbites of their current work and posters with more details.

More information available at http://trianglesoftmatter.wordpress.com.


NC ACS LOCAL SECTION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The NC ACS Local Section Executive Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Spring meeting dates are: April 7th, May 5th, June 2nd, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd, and December 1st.

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!

Address:

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

Directions:

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


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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VOTING MEMBERS
M. ter Horst
(UNC-CH),Chair 2010
843-5802terhorst@unc.edu
K. Tomer
(NIEHS), Chair-Elect 2010
541-1966tomer@niehs.nih.gov
M. Pasquinelli
(NSCU)
Secretary (2009-2010)
515-9426melissa_pasquinelli@ncsu.edu
J. T. Bursey
(NCBA at EPA)
Treasurer (2009-2010)
493-3025joanmhb@aol.com
N. S. Tulve
(EPA)
TarHelium Editor (2006-present)
541-1077tulve.nicolle@epa.gov
B. N. Chaney
(SCYNEXIS, Inc.)
Councilor (2008-2010)
206-7296bryce.chaney@scynexis.com
J. L. Chao
(IBM, retired)
Councilor (2009-2011)
481-2060chao_j@bellsouth.net
A. L. Crumbliss
(Duke University)
Councilor (2010-2012)
660-1540alc@chem.duke.edu
S. Paisner
(Lord Corporation)
Councilor (2008-2010)
469-2500
(ext.2490)
sara_paisner@lord.com
L. S. Sremaniak
(NCSU)
Councilor (2008-2010)
515-2937lssreman@pams.ncsu.edu
R. A. Palmer
(Duke University)
Councilor (2010-2012)
660-1539rap@chem.duke.edu
R. Gorga
(NCSU)
Alt. Councilor (2009-2011)
515-6553regorga@ncsu.edu
K. E. Levine
(RTI)
Alt. Councilor (2008-2010)
541-8886levine@rti.org
K. Lyle
(Duke University)
Alt. Councilor (2010-2012)
660-1621kenneth.lyle@duke.edu
D. Canelas
(Duke University)
Alt. Councilor (2010-2012)
660-1537dorian.canelas@duke.edu
J. Hines
(RTI), Past Chair 2009
541-6647hines@rti.org
J. Brown
(Law Offices of Jay Brown)
Past Chair 2008
522-0312jaybrownlaw@gmail.com
A. Tonelli
(NCSU)
Alt. Councilor (2008-2010), Past Chair 2007
515-6588alan_tonelli@ncsu.edu
C. A. Goss
(GlaxoSmithKline)
Past Chair 2006
483-9755charles.a.goss@gsk.com
NON-VOTING MEMBERS
M. Box
(Duke University)
Webmaster
 melinda.box@mindspring.com
M. M. Bursey
(UNC-CH, retired)
Ex Officio
493-3025mauricebursey@aol.com
K. A. Cutler
(NCCU)
Project Seed Ex Officio
530-6172kcutler@wpo.nccu.edu
S. Cooper
(RTI)
TCDG, Ex Officio
 sdcooper@rti.org
T. M. O'Connell
(UNC)
TMRDG, Ex Officio
483-1535 
M. Fitzgerald
(Duke)
TAMS, Ex Officio
  
E. C. Bigham
Retired
Director, District IV
  

 

Updated: March 22, 2010