The TarHelium
   Volume 41, Issue 1                                                                                                           November 2010

 Maria E. Francisco,
Editor

 Melissa Pasquinelli,
Secretary
& Address Information

 

 

NC-ACS
EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE

  Marc ter Horst, Chair

  Ken Tomer,
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  M. Pasquinelli,
Secretary

  J. T. Bursey,
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FAREWELL TO RETIRING TARHELIUM EDITOR

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

For the past four years, I have served as the Editor for the TarHelium. It has been a great experience to work with such a diverse group of experts (e.g., faculty, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students) to bring chemistry news to the NC ACS Local Section membership. With chemistry such an interdisciplinary field, I hope the broad array of articles and information was useful and interesting. With the transition to an all-electronic newsletter, Judi Price and I tried to make the newsletter interactive, colorful, and interesting. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have worked with Judi Price as our Copy Editor and wish her much rest and relaxation in full retirement. As I hand the Editorship to Lyn Francisco, I know she will expand the depth and breadth of the TarHelium even more. I wish you all the best in your professional society endeavors.

Cheers,

Nicolle Tulve, Ph.D.


FAREWELL TO RETIRING TARHELIUM COPY EDITOR

It is with a bit a sadness that I step down as TarHelium Copy Editor, a position I had maintained for more than 10 years. I have had the privilege to work with Nicolle Tulve for the past several years and before that with Keith Levine. Both were wonderful editors and a pleasure to work with. My thanks to you both!

Now it is time to move on and truly enjoy my retirement life. My husband, Norm, and I live on the Intracoastal Waterway outside of Beaufort, NC where we enjoy boating, fishing and golf. I also love playing handbells for the First United Methodist Church in Morehead City. As you can see, my life is full, and my husband and I are truly enjoying our retirement.

Best of luck to the TarHelium staff in the coming years.

Judi


INTRODUCING NEW TARHELIUM EDITOR

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is with great joy and enthusiasm that I embark on this journey as your new Editor of the TarHelium. My thanks go to Charlie Goss and Marc ter Horst for suggesting this opportunity to me. I hope to continue the tradition that Editors before me have established to bring the most timely and relevant news to you in the chemistry community.

I must also mention that this Editorship is now a paid position. This will, hopefully, ensure that the newsletter design and content may be "cutting edge" and brought to you in as timely a manner as possible. Of course, I cannot do this without your help. Please remember that this is your newsletter, and it can only be as good as the information you bring to it. Please feel free to contact me at any time with story ideas or other items which you would like to see in future issues of the TarHelium.

Many thanks go to the Executive Committee for giving me this opportunity. I look forward to working with you and serving as your Editor.

Maria "Lyn" Francisco, Ph.D.
mariaefrancisco@gmail.com


 

MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL SECTION OFFICE

    Chair-Elect, 2011

      Keith Levine

      Keith E. Levine currently serves as a manager in RTI International's Trace Inorganics Department. In this capacity, he has more than a decade of experience leading research projects focusing on the determination of trace elements and trace element species in a wide variety of sample matrices and on the characterization of inorganic compounds using a variety of analytical instrumentation. Since 2003, he has served the Inorganic Analysis Task Leader on RTI International's chemistry support contract with the National Toxicology Program.

      Keith served as Editor of the North Carolina Section's newsletter, the TarHelium, from 2003 through 2006, and was presented with the Section Chair award at the end of his tenure. He currently serves the Section as an Alternate Councilor and as Chair of the Undergraduate Scholarship Program. Prior to joining RTI International, Keith received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Florida in 1994, and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Wake Forest University in 1998. He currently resides in Durham with his wife and their three children.

    Treasurer, 2011–12

      Joan Bursey

      Joan Bursey earned her B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Creighton University in Omaha in 1965 and her Ph.D. in chemistry from Berkeley in 1969. She came to the Triangle as a postdoc for Maurice Bursey at UNC. They married in 1970 and have a son and a daughter, both classical musicians. After UNC, she has worked at RTI, Radian, ERG, and the EPA, the last in the SEE program of NCBA. Her expertise is in environmental chemistry.

      Joan has been an ACS member for 45 years, and Treasurer of the North Carolina Section for more than half that time.

    Councilor, 2011–13

      Al Tonelli

      Alan E Tonelli, born in Chicago in 1942, received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1964 and a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Stanford in 1968, where he was associated with the late Professor Paul J. Flory. He was a member of the Polymer Chemistry Research Department at AT&T-BELL Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ for 23 years. In 1991, he joined the Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science Department and the Fiber and Polymer Science Program in the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he is currently the INVISTA Professor of Fiber & Polymer Chemistry.

      Professor Tonelli's research interests include the conformations, configurations, and structures of synthetic and biological polymers, their determination by NMR, and establishing their effects on the physical properties of polymers.

      Most recently, the formation, study, and use of cyclodextrin inclusion complexes and rotaxanes formed with polymers and small molecule guests to nanostructure and safely deliver biologically-active molecules to polymer materials has been the focus of his research.

      He says, "I was active for many years in the New Jersey local section of ACS, and I have continued with the NC-ACS in many activities, including Alternate Councilor and NC-ACS Chair in 2007."

      Laura Sremaniak

      Dr. Laura Sremaniak received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of South Carolina in 1991, and a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. She joined the chemistry faculty at North Carolina State University in 1996 and is now a Teaching Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the department. In addition to teaching physical chemistry, she has developed and implemented two Computational Chemistry Laboratory courses in the B.S. curriculum. Her research interests include electronic structure calculations of adsorbates on metal, oxide and zeolite surfaces. Laura has been an ACS member since 1990 and is currently a councilor. At the national level, she is a member of the Women Chemists Committee (WCC), chairing the Advocacy Subcommittee, and she also chairs the local WCC. She serves on the local advisory subcommittee for Project SEED and has assisted with the NC State Fair and the NC Local Section Meetings.

      Sara Paisner

      Dr. Sara Paisner received her A.B. at Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. During her postdoctoral research at UNC-Chapel Hill, she worked on developing new types of low K dielectric materials. She then moved to GE's Global Research Center where she worked on a variety of projects focusing on developing new materials for the electronics industry. While at GE, Dr. Paisner utilized a variety of technologies, including nanotechnology, to develop new thermal and encapsulating materials.

      Dr. Paisner is currently a Senior Scientist in the Microelectronics Technology Group at Lord Corporation in Cary, NC. She leads a variety of projects focused on developing Lord Corporation's next generation of thermal interface gels, greases and adhesives for the microelectronics industry. Dr. Paisner is the author of a variety of articles in peer-reviewed journals, along with 4 patents and a book chapter, and is an active member of the American Chemical Society.

    Alternate Councilor, 2011–13

      Reshan Fernando

      Reshan is currently working at RTI International as a senior research chemist. He earned his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Wake Forest University in 1994. Reshan has been a member of the local ACS section since 1994. He represented the NC-ACS section at the 2009 NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair, and he serves as a member of the scientific program and the exposition committee for the 2012 Southeast Regional ACS Meeting.

      Suraj Dhungana

      Suraj Dhungana is a Scientist at Tandem Labs-RTP (formerly Bioanalytical Division of Enthalpy Analytical, Inc). He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at Duke University under the supervision of Professor Al Crumbliss, where he studied protein and small molecule-dependent biological iron transport. Then he joined Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Director’s Fellow and worked on various aspects of microbial-facilitated environmental bioremediation strategies. Prior to joining Enthalpy Analytical, Inc., he was a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences where he used multiple quantitative mass spectrometric and molecular biology techniques to characterize proteins actively recruited to the sub-cellular fraction, lipid raft, during innate immune response, identify biomarkers in human autoimmune disease and acute/progressive neurodegenerative conditions in mouse models. Currently, Suraj is responsible for managing bioanalytical projects on drug discovery and development.

      Melissa Pasquinelli

      Dr. Melissa A. Pasquinelli has been serving as Secretary of the NC-ACS since February 2007. She is an Assistant Professor in Fiber and Polymer Science at North Carolina State University in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science. Her research expertise is in the design and application of computational approaches that predict and modulate the properties of systems at the nanoscale, including polymers, proteins, and fibers. She has mentored 4 high school students on research projects through the ACS Project SEED program. She also teaches a variety of courses each year at the undergraduate and graduate levels on topics such as computer modeling, engineering thermodynamics, sustainability, and textile materials and systems. In addition to her research and teaching activities, Dr. Pasquinelli has a long history of community outreach activities, which has included judging several regional and state science competitions a year, mentoring females and minorities interested in technical fields, serving as a mentor to K-12 science teachers, leading a local amateur philosophy group, and presenting science-based workshops to students in middle school and high school.

      Prior to joining NC State, Dr. Pasquinelli completed two postdoctoral positions; she worked for two years as a Computational Chemist with the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the National Center for Computational Toxicology, and she also received postdoctoral training at Duke University with Prof. David Beratan. She received her Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002 and her B.S. in Chemistry with honors in 1996 from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. She is originally from Saint Marys, PA, which is near the beautiful Allegheny National Forest.

      In her spare time, Dr. Pasquinelli enjoys exploring the outdoors, playing cards, listening to music, practicing yoga and pilates, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets. More information can be found on her website, http://www.te.ncsu.edu/mpasquinelli.


ELECTION OF 2011 NC-ACS OFFICERS

Instructions for casting your ballot are given below. Biographical information on the candidates is given above.

CASTING YOUR BALLOT—Please vote electronically by clicking here. If you cannot vote electronically, please place your PRINTED 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 John Hines
    108 Trackers Rd.
    Cary, NC 27513

VOTING DEADLINE: Electronic Voting must be completed by 11:59 pm, November 29, 2010.

Printed/mailed ballots (see below) must be post-marked by November 27, 2010.

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NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR SMT AWARDS

-- Contributed by Melissa Pasquinelli

Each year, the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center (SMT Center) offers awards that recognize individuals and organizations whose extraordinary contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in North Carolina are helping to advance the mission of the SMT center.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2011 awards and are due by Dec. 1. Recipients are honored in the spring at the Celebration of Science, Mathematics and Technology.

The SMT Center recognizes North Carolina businesses each year that have helped their communities and schools by contributing resources, volunteers, and opportunities in SMT education. Past recipients have included GlaxoSmithKline, SAS Institute, and Novozymes.

The SMT Center also recognizes innovative partnerships between organizations that have help shape STEM excellence in North Carolina. Recipients have included Granville Education Foundation Technology Committee, Shodor, N.C. Mathematics and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN), and the Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development.

Other awards include outstanding educators, outstanding administrators, student leadership, and the champion award for individuals who have shown exemplary support of STEM education outside of their occupation.

Recipients of the awards are honored in the spring at the Celebration of Science, Mathematics, and Technology. Profiles of the individuals or organizations honored are featured on the SMT Center Web site.

Profiles of the individuals or organizations honored will be featured on the SMT Center website. For details on how to nominate a candidate, visit the award page.


REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS: CAREER AWARD FOR SCIENCE AND MATH TEACHERS

-- Contributed by Melissa Pasquinelli

The Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers is a five-year award available to outstanding science and/or mathematics teachers in North Carolina public primary and secondary schools. The purpose of this award is to recognize teachers who have demonstrated solid knowledge of science and/or mathematics content and who have outstanding performance records in educating children.

This five-year award presents opportunities for professional development and collaboration with other master science and/or mathematics teachers who will help to ensure their success as teachers and their satisfaction with the field of teaching. Special consideration will be given to teachers working in hard-to-staff, economically disadvantaged classrooms in North Carolina. The award also offers schools and school districts the opportunity to fully develop teachers as leaders in the field.

Career Awards for Science and Mathematics Teachers provide $175,000 over a period of five years ($35,000 per year) to eligible teachers in the North Carolina public school system.

RFA: Career Award for Science and Mathematics Teachers

Application Deadline: January 18, 2011


124th NC-ACS
SECTION MEETING

-- Contributed by Ken Tomer

The 124th Meeting of the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society was held September 28, 2010, at the Solutions Center in RTP, and was a huge success. Our projected attendance, based on 2009 numbers, was approximately 110 attendees and 80 poster presentations. Final advanced registration totaled 180 and 90 poster submissions. Needless to say, we are very excited about the tremendous increase in participation this year.

Highlights of the Meeting included:

  • a great buffet provided by the Solution Center’s caterer
  • monetary awards for the top three posters in each of three categories—high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students—as determined by impartial judges
  • Acknowledgment of 50-year and 60-year ACS members
  • Award of the NC-ACS/TCDG undergraduate Research Awards to Manu Mysore, Duke University, Alice Pilo, UNC-CH, and Varun Pubanesarajah, UNC-CH
  • Presentation of the 2010 NC-ACS Hobbs Service Award to Dr. Charles A. Goss, GSK
  • Presentation of the 2010 NC-ACS Distinguished Speaker award to Dr. Jan Genzer, Celanese Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University and his presentation of a lecture entitled "Beyond just 'scratching the surface' of soft matter."
Further information of these events is in accompanying articles.


POSTER AWARDS AT THE 124th NC SECTION MEETING

-- Contributed by Ken Tomer

We continued to recognize excellence in poster presentation at the Section Meeting. This year the posters were again divided into three judging categories: 1) High School/Project SEED; 2) Undergraduate; and 3) Graduate. The posters were judged by three judges selected from the NC-ACS Executive Committee and past Chairs of the Section. Judges did not judge posters in sessions in which they had a student presenting. The quality of all the posters was very high which made for difficult decisions. Typical comments from the judges included: "Very difficult to select the three top posters, let alone choose the top one. Almost all were spectacularly good. I was impressed with the professional bearing of the students, too—so unusual to see among science students who haven't received their bachelors' degrees yet." "... I had a difficult time selecting the winners of the undergraduate student poster because of the many excellent contributions from many Universities and Colleges." "I judged the SEED students' poster session. The quality of posters was quite impressive. I did not get to talk with the third judge, but both ... and I thought that the posters were of quite outstanding quality. The posters addressed all aspects of chemistry, and most of them were well presented. Most of the students appeared to be quite excited to about their summer research experience as well as to be at the ACS meeting to be presenting their work. Overall, it was very difficult to decide the winner." After much discussion, however, the judges agreed on three winners in each category. Congratulations to the winners and to all who participated! The winners were:
  1. High School/Project SEED:
    • First – Chelsea Sumner, "The Effect of Catalase on the Oxidation of Hydrogen Peroxide at Carbon Fiber Microelectrodes Using Fast Scan Cyclic Voltammetry," Chelsea Sumner, Knightdale High School, Leslie Sombers, and Leyda Lugo-Morales, North Carolina State University
    • Second – Joseph Moo-Young and Nicholas Liu, "Development and Analysis of Polyvinyl Alcohol Shields for Radiation Protection Aboard a NASA High Altitude Balloon," Joseph Moo-Young and Nicholas Liu, North Carolina School of Science and Math
    • Third – Melissa Chan, "The Effect of Solvent on the Interactions of Polyacrylonitrile with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for the Development of Ultra High Performance Fibers," Melissa Chan, Syamal S. Tallury, and Melissa A. Pasquinelli, North Carolina State University
  2. Undergraduate:
    • First – Melony Ochieng, "Novel Hyperbranched Polyglycerol-Drug Conjugates," Melony Ochieng and Darlene Taylor, North Carolina Central University
    • Second – Jacob Majikes, "Study of Crystal Structure and Chain Packing in Even Numbered Polyamides using Molecular Dynamics Simulations," Jacob Majikes, Syamal Tallury, and Melissa A.Pasquinelli, North Carolina State University
    • Third – Jaouad Mamouni, "Antimicrobial activity of single-walled carbon nanotube," Jaouad Mamouni, Cheenou Yang, Yongan Tang, and Liju Yang, North Carolina Central University
  3. Graduate:
    • First – C. Leigh Allen, "Crystal Structures of Both Unbound and ATP Analog-Bound Forms of E. coli Anhydromuramic Acid Kinase, An Important Enzyme in Peptidoglycan Recycling," C. Leigh Allen, Bradley M Hover, Duke University, Nathan I. Nicely, Duke University Medical Center and Dewey G. McCafferty, Duke University
    • Second – Christopher Bonino, "Composite Tin Oxide-Carbon Electrospun Nanofibers for Use as Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes," Christopher Bonino, Liwen Ji, Zhan Lin, Ozan Toprakci, Xiangwu Zhang, and Saad A. Khan, North Carolina State University
    • Third – Alexandra Ormond, "Synthetic Dye Sensitizers for Photodynamic Therapy," Alexandra Ormond, Harold S. Freeman, and David Hinks, North Carolina State University


NC-ACS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

-- Contributed by Keith Levine

The North Carolina Section of the ACS (NC-ACS) is pleased to announce three recipients of 2010 NC ACS undergraduate scholarship awards: Alice Pilo, Manu Mysore, and Varun Puvanesarajah.

Alice Pil (UNC-CH) was awarded with the 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. Alice’s research project explored high-field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry (FAIMS). Her work involved modifying planar FAIMS device designs in order to improve ion transmission and resolution of the separation. Alice completed her work under the direction of research advisor Dr. Gary Glish.

Manu Mysore (Duke University) was awarded with the scholarship named in honor of Mr. Howie James, a former employee of the Waters Corporation who provided long-standing support and commitment to the Triangle Chromatography Discussion Group (TCDG). Manu studied the fundamental processes that result in iron uptake in bacterial species. His research efforts at Duke University were conducted under the direction of his advisor, Dr. Alvin Crumbliss.

Varun Puvanesarajah (UNC-CH) was awarded with a NC-ACS scholarship for his project studying different isoforms of palladin, a 90-92 kDa protein with a role in animal cell motility. Varun’s work at UNC-CH was completed under the direction of his research advisor, Dr. Carol Otey.

For each of the award recipients, funds ($3,500) were sent to the academic department where the research was conducted. Funds could be used 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 received $500 for presenting their research findings at the 124th NC-ACS Sectional Meeting. Once again, congratulations to each of this year’s winners! For additional information about the NC-ACS scholarship, please contact Keith Levine at levine@rti.org or look in future issues of this newsletter.


2010 NC-ACS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER

-- Contributed by Ken Tomer

    Dr. Jan Genzer

    Celanese Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

    North Carolina State University

    Presentation Abstract: During my presentation we will take a brief voyage to the “Flattland “(i.e., 2D) and “Highlands” (i.e., 3D) in soft materials. Specifically, we will discuss key attributes of soft material surfaces through selected case studies documenting recent research efforts carried out in my group on this topic. We will commence with discussing the self-assembly and forced assembly of oligomeric precursors at flat solid surfaces. We will outline the current state of knowledge as well as knowledge gaps and suggest ways of overcoming the latter. In addition, we will document that studying and comprehending the self-assembly of organic precursors in 2D may have important implications on many fields of science and technology and can even be employed to verify dynamics in other diverse (and seemingly rather unrelated) physical phenomena and even social processes reflecting the population dynamics of humans and other organisms. We will then travel to the soft material 3D space and discuss simple methodologies leading to the formation of complex surface assemblies of surface-tethered polymers with continuous variation of physico-chemical properties (e.g., wettability, molecular weight, grafting density, chemical composition). We will demonstrate how these grafted “gradient surfaces” can be employed to control the spatial distribution of nanosized adsorbates, i.e., nanoparticles and proteins, and administer proliferation of living cells on the surfaces. Finally, we will illustrate how flexible silicone elastomer networks (SENs) can be employed to tailor the surface grafting density of oligomers or polymers, create responsive (“smart”) surfaces with tailored response rate and characteristics, generate topographically corrugated surfaces comprising multidimensional cascades of wrinkles, or fabricate flexible color-changing sheets based on photochromic compounds. Utilization of functionalized SENs in material assembly, marine antifouling, and other applications will also be discussed.


NC SECTION HELPS SET RECORD ATTENDANCE AT NC STATE FAIR

--Contributed by Jim Chao and Bill Switzer

The 2010 North Carolina State Fair set an all-time attendance record thanks to great end-of-season weather from Oct. 14-24. For the first time ever, paid attendance exceeded one million visitors! For 12 of the last 14 years, the NC Section has had a booth at the NC State Fair. The booth has moved among exhibits over these years, but again this year it was set up in the "big tent" that housed the Green NC Exhibit. The Section participated by putting on eight 30 minute live chemistry shows every single day. We had 82 different volunteers from 26 different companies and schools. Between 4 and 8 volunteers filled 31 shifts during the 10 1/2 days of the fair. The State Fair estimated that 106,545 people (very nearly 10% of the attendance) visited the exhibit. Most of those visitors stopped by the booth to chat with our volunteers, and many of them stayed an extended time to watch the demonstrations.

In addition to the booth demonstrations, we did 82 stage presentations. This number is significantly bigger than in past years because the exhibit organizers asked us to restrict our shows to 30 minutes per time slot, but they gave us twice as many time slots. We chose to give back-to-back presentations that were completely different, so that visitors could watch a full hour of demonstrations if they chose to do so. The organizers estimated that we presented to 3,191 visitors which was 59.7% of the people who saw stage shows at the exhibit. We averaged about 40 people per presentation but had nearly 100 at the largest presentation. As usual, some of the smaller groups were the most enthusiastic.

In the photo slideshow below, Darrell Coleman and Sol Levine were shown during one of their live shows, entertaining an oftentimes standing room only crowd of almost 100 fairgoers. Explosions and other chemistry demonstrations have caused many attendees to come back for daily shows year after year. The stage shows, along with our many volunteers, made for a good time by all. I (Jim) should know as my daughter, Jamie Chao at 10 years old, never fails to enjoy making yet another chromatography butterfly, and this year she attempted also to make silly putty! Thanks to the many Section volunteers and to Bill Switzer, Sol Levine, Ken Lyle and Darrell Coleman, our organizers, for making this a really big year!

The State Fair was by far the largest of 4 similar outreach activities done by the NC Section in 2010. In addition to the State Fair, we had booth exhibits for two weekend events, the WRAL Health and Fitness Exposition and La Fiesta del Pueblo, and one day-long event, the Youth Jamboree, that brought together a number of youth organizations. La Fiesta del Pueblo was the first event where a significant number of the audience were Spanish speaking. The visitors seemed to appreciate our effort, which made the event a big success. We want to thank the many volunteers who worked at all four events. We hope that you will volunteer again and encourage other friends to volunteer. Even if you are unable to volunteer, please attend these events to experience the enthusiasm volunteers bring to the shows and the interest visitors show in science. Also keep your eyes open for other venues where the Section can present.


Slideshow photos by Jim Chao, Lyn Francisco, and Bethany Starnes


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



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!


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


NC-ACS LOCAL SECTION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The NC-ACS Local Section Executive Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Meeting dates are: December 1st, February 2nd, March 2nd, April 6, May 4th, and June 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.


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:


NC-ACS POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    Assistant Professor at Meredith College

    The Department of Chemistry, Physics & Geoscience at Meredith College is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor whose speciality would be Physical or Analytical Chemistry. Please click here for a job description and instructions on how to apply for the position.


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
M. E. Francisco
TarHelium Editor (2010-present)
688-9719mariaefrancisco@gmail.com
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@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: November 15, 2010