The TarHelium
   Volume 41, Issue 2                                                                                                                February 2011

 Maria E. Francisco,
Editor

 Melissa Pasquinelli,
Secretary
& Address Information

 

 

NC-ACS
EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE

  Ken Tomer, Chair

  Keith Levine,
Chair-Elect

  M. Pasquinelli,
Secretary

  J. T. Bursey,
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REMARKS FROM THE INCOMING 2011 CHAIR

—Ken Tomer

As the Chair of the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society for 2011, My term of office started on January 1, and this being the first issue of the TarHelium for this calendar year, I’d like to introduce myself to those who do not know me (and to say hello to those who do). I’m Kenneth Tomer. I was elected Chair-Elect in 2010 and automatically succeeded to the position of Chair for 2011. I can be reached by e-mail at [email protected]. I am succeeding Marc ter Horst who was Chair last year (and currently continues to serve as Past-Chair). The first thing I would like to do is to give thanks to Marc for the outstanding job he has done as Chair. I know that I will be calling on his experience many times in the coming year.

This year is the International Year of Chemistry with a theme of "Chemistry—Our Life, Our Future." The IYC 2011 objectives are: increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs, increase interest of young people in chemistry, generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry, and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mme. Marie Curie Nobel Prize. The North Carolina Section is looking forward to participating in the celebration and activities throughout 2011.

Our first activity of the IYC2011 was a science café held on Tuesday, February 1, at the Top of the Hill restaurant's Back Bar in Chapel Hill. The topic was climate change and featured Dr. Frank Princiotta, Director of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division of the USEPA. This science café was part of a nationwide effort by ACS for local sections to hold cafés on this date. Please see more below.

During the year, the Local Section is looking to strengthen the ties between the Section and the local discussion groups that are affiliated with the Section. One way we plan on emphasizing the ties between the discussion groups and the Section is to co-sponsor a meeting with the discussion groups. The topics of the discussion group meetings should tie in in some way with the four quarterly themes of the IYC (environment, energy, materials and health). The first will be co-sponsorship of the Triangle Chromatography Discussion Group Workshop on the paperless laboratory, February 15. A second co-meeting has been planned for September 14th with the Triangle Area Mass Spectrometry discussion group. The speaker will by Dr. Andy Hoofnagle, U Wash, and the topic will be Clinical Protein Analysis.

ACS Publications is holding a two day meeting, ACS on Campus at UNC-CH, February 17-18. The meeting includes seminars, networking and training. Further information can be found at http://pubs.acs.org/page/4librarians/acsoc/unc.html.

Additional Section events (dates TBA) include a wine tasting and seminar on wine making and a seminar on chemistry and impressionist paintings. These activities will be posted on the section web page when more information becomes available.

The Section will continue to emphasize chemical education by continuing support for Project SEED, NC State Fair activities, Chemistry Day activities, Chemistry Olympiad, scholarship support of undergraduate chemistry students, Women Chemists Committee, Fiesta de la Pueblo, and the North Carolina Academy of Science’s Annual Meeting.


REMARKS FROM THE OUTGOING 2010 CHAIR

—Marc ter Horst

What a busy year! There were new activities hosted by the Women Chemists Committee. Students in Project SEED continue to impress us with the poster presentations at the sectional meeting, competing on the national level, and graduating Ph.D.s. Plans for SERMACS are taking shape as we look to fill the Raleigh Convention Center in November 2012. Participation in the NC State Fair was highlighted by the participation of many volunteers.

The Triangle Chromatography Discussion Group (TCDG) hosted their annual symposium and exhibit. The Polymer Discussion Group (PDG) held six meetings and sponsored the annual Richard D. Gilbert Award Symposium. The Triangle Area Mass Spectrometry (TAMS) Discussion Group held seven meetings and awarded four students a small travel stipend to attend a national mass spectrometry meeting (ASMS). The Triangle Magnetic Resonance (TriMR) discussion group partnered with the David H. Murdock Research Institute and Bruker Biospin for a day-long NMR symposium on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.

I enjoyed working with the talented group of chemists on the executive committee. Coordinating events that support the interests of the section’s 2500 members is no simple task. There is a constant challenge to arrange events that are most convenient and beneficial to chemists. They do a fantastic job as stewards of the local section.

There’s more to come in 2011, the International Year of Chemistry, including the formation of the North Carolina Government Action Committee. NC GAC is a non-partisan group of ACS members providing information and assistance to legislators. More information is on the way as the committee develops.

There is room for others to be involved... Are you interested in Earth Day, National Chemistry Week, or Chemistry Olympiad? What about education, teaching or mentoring students in research – in academia OR industry? We are looking for someone for publicity, fund-raising, and outreach. Rich opportunities with SERMACS are on the way. If you have just thought about or are a little curious, contact one of the Executive Committee members.


LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS

    Chair-Elect

      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

      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

      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 President of PN&S Consulting, LLC, a market research and consulting firm working in the electronics, LED, and Solar markets for thermal management. Dr. Paisner is the author of a variety of articles in peer-reviewed journals, along with 5 patents and a book chapter, and is an active member of the American Chemical Society.

    Alternate Councilor

      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.


CHARLES A. GOSS—2010 MARCUS HOBBS AWARDEE

--Contributed by Ken Tomer

Charles A. Goss, Ph.D
GlaxoSmithKline
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Editor's Note: This article was inadvertently omitted from the November issue of the TarHelium.

Charlie Goss works in the Chemical Development Process Analytical Technology group at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in Research Triangle Park, NC. His main job is to provide process analytical chemistry support to cross-functional drug development teams responsible for providing the active pharmaceutical ingredient used in pre-clinical and clinical studies. He also serves as a technical resource in several areas such as separation sciences, electrochemistry, microscopy, and new analytical technologies.

Since 1996, Charlie has served the North Carolina Section of the ACS in a variety of roles, including:

  • Chair (2006)
  • Chair-Elect (2005)
  • NC Project SEED Committee (2005-2010)
  • ACS Speaker Tour Organizer (2005-2006)
  • NC-ACS Budget Priorities Committee (2008)
  • NC-ACS Awards Committee (2007-2009)
  • SERMACS 2004 Planning Committee
  • SERMACS 1998 Planning Committee
He is currently serving as General Chair for SERMACS 2012 that will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center from 14-17 November 2012.

Other contributions to the ACS include reviewer for Langmuir and Analytical Chemistry (since 1992) and reviewer for ACS Analytical Chemistry Fellowship applications (2000-2006). He also coordinates the GlaxoSmithKline Seminar Series on Analytical Chemistry with the Chemistry Department at UNC-Chapel Hill (since 1997) and was Associate Editor for GSK Chemicus, a GSK chemistry journal (2001-2005).

He received a B.A. (1985) in chemistry from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where he worked with Prof. Hector Abruña to synthesize new transition metal complexes containing ligand-based redox centers and to characterize their spectral, electrochemical, and electrocatalytic properties. He obtained a Ph.D. (1990) in physical chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley for work with Prof. Marcin Majda to quantify lateral charge transport in self-assembled surfactant bilayers using microfabricated interdigitated array electrodes with new electrochemical methods and computer simulations. As a post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Royce Murray at UNC-Chapel Hill (1990-1992), he used a variety of electrochemical and microscopy tools (optical, AFM, STM, SEM-EDX, Auger) to image electrochemical deposition of ultrathin (5-10 nm) dielectric polymer films, create laterally heterogeneous polymer nanostructures, and characterize surface blistering and layer-by-layer dissolution of graphite during anodic oxidation.

Charlie began his pharmaceutical industry career in 1992 as a post-doctoral fellow in the Analytical Development Laboratories at Burroughs Wellcome Co., where he helped to construct a high-sensitivity laser-based optical rotation detector for HPLC and used it to determine enantiomeric purity, identify impurities, and to measure specific rotations for difficult samples. He also began learning to develop new analytical methods (HPLC, CE, GC, titrations, polarimetry, spectroscopy, ROI, etc.) to support drug development. The excitement and personal satisfaction he found in this area led him to join Burroughs Wellcome permanently in 1994, and he has continued to advance drug development in positions of increasing responsibility at Glaxo Wellcome and now GSK.


CALL FOR 2011 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 four scholarships of $4,000 each may be awarded to undergraduate students who will actively be conducting research in the chemical sciences. The decision 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. Three of the scholarships will be named in honor of distinguished NC-ACS members Dr. Ernest Eliel, Mr. Howie James, and Dr. F. Ivy Carroll.

Dr. Ernest Eliel
Mr. Howie James
Dr. Ivy Carroll

Dr. Ernest 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.

Dr. F. Ivy Carroll is a Distinguished Fellow in Medicinal Chemistry at RTI International. His many scientific achievements include the development of a diagnostic agent for Parkinson's disease and of other compounds as potential treatments for cocaine and nicotine addictions and other central nervous system disorders. In recognition of his work, Dr. Carroll was inducted into the American Chemical Society Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame in 2007.

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 ([email protected]).

How to Apply:

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.

  • The F. Ivy Carroll Scholarship will preferentially be awarded to the highest scoring application from an institution with an enrollment of less than 10,000 students.


TCDG AND NC-ACS CO-SPONSOR PAPERLESS CALIBRATION WORKSHOP

—Contributed by John W. Hines

   

The Triangle Chromatography Discussion Group and the NC-ACS are co-sponsors of a half-day workshop titled "Features and Benefits of a Paperless Calibration System." This workshop, targeting practicing chromatographers, will take place on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from 8:25 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. The workshop lecturer will be Jim Bufano, Senior Consultant with PCI, LLC.

This half-day workshop is intended to provide practicing chromatographers with a working knowledge on setting up and maintaining paperless system calibrations. The workshop will tackle the pros and cons, and will also provide an in-depth look on ensuring that compliance requirements (GLP, cGMPs) are met for their laboratory systems. The instructor will then demonstrate how such a system can be used to better track out of tolerance data, provide better analytical records, and reduce costs. Lastly, the requirements for implementing the changeover with regard to hardware, SOPs, and training of laboratory personnel will be defined.

Pre-registration is required and may be done by clicking here. If you would prefer to print a paper registration form and mail it in, click here to download the form. Registration costs: $15 (Faculty/Industry); students are free, but are required to pre-register.

About the Instructor:

Jim Bufano has been providing clients with high valued, quality consulting services since 2008 and has extensive FDA Regulatory experience in the pharmaceutical-biotech manufacturing arenas since 1985. His specialized areas of expertise include Calibration Program Development and Planning, Regulatory Assessments and Auditing, Maintenance, Engineering, Validation, and Commissioning & Qualification. Mr. Bufano's accomplishments include assisting various pharmaceutical-biotech manufacturing clients in starting a calibration program consisting of proper procedures, calibration software implementation and validation, procedure writing, instrument assessment, calibration management, and technical training. In addition, Mr. Bufano shares his expertise by facilitating many Calibration Discussion Group (CDG) events, he serves as an ISPE Instructor, and is a Section Coordinator for the National Conference of Standards Laboratories International (NCSLI). Mr. Bufano is also familiar with Regulatory Asset Manager (RAM) from Blue Mountain Quality Resources, an industry leader in Validated Asset Management software.


ACS ON CAMPUS COMES TO UNC-CHAPEL HILL

—Contributed by Bill Switzer

ACS Publications comes to UNC Chapel Hill February 17-18, 2011 for ACS on Campus: UNC, which includes two days of seminars, networking, and training.

The Publications Division has asked us to inquire if local section members would be willing to participate in the Alternative Careers in Chemistry session taking place February 18 as speakers and for networking. They are specifically looking for a patent attorney/agent and someone working in the EPA.

The local section is invited to participate in all events. The agenda can be accessed here and RSVP is required. Click on the image to the left to register.


SAVE THE DATE


WOMEN CHEMISTS COMMITTEE'S CHEMICAL MOMENT IN TIME

-- Contributed by Laura Sremaniak

The Women Chemists Committee shared a "Chemical Moment in Time" with other women around the world on Tuesday, January 18. This event was the kickoff to the International Year of Chemistry. We met for a social, networking event at Cafe Carolina in Cary. Other events around the world can be found by clicking here.

Front row L to R: Julie and Meghan; back row L to R: Maria, Savanna, Kim, and Laura.


PRINCIOTTA LED DISCUSSION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

-- Contributed by Ken Tomer

In conjunction with the International Year of Chemistry and other ACS local sections, the North Carolina Section sponsored a science café that took place on February 1 at the Back Bar in the Top of the Hill Restaurant in Chapel Hill. This science café was part of a nationwide effort by ACS for local sections to hold cafés on this date as part of the kickoff for the IYC. The topic was climate change by Dr. Frank Princiotta, Director of the Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division of the US EPA. Over 30 people attended this very interesting talk on an extremely important current interest. There was a lively discussion after the talk. We would like to thank Frank for presenting the talk and to the Top of the Hill Events staff, especially Hallie Sessoms, for helping with the arrangements.


RECOGNIZING 50- AND 60-YEAR MEMBERS OF ACS

The North Carolina ACS section would like to recognize 50- and 60-year members of the ACS.

THANK YOU!!!

50-Year ACS Members 60-Year ACS Members
John Kepler
Robert Lewis
Ross McKinney
Robert Morrison, Jr.
Lawrence Nielsen
Suzanne Purrington
Mansukhalal Wani
William Wilson
Richard Wolfenden
Edmund Albrecht
John Durden
Alfred Ellison
George Harrison, Jr.
Donald Heywood
David Manning
Leonard Pierce


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 [email protected]. Thank you!!!

Current Planning Committee Members are listed in the table below.

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



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: March 2nd, April 6th, 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 POSITION AVAILABLE


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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VOTING MEMBERS
K. Tomer
(NIEHS),Chair 2011
541-1966[email protected]
K. Levine
(RTI), Chair-Elect 2011
541-8886[email protected]
M. Pasquinelli
(NCSU)
Secretary (2009-2011)
515-9426[email protected]
J. T. Bursey
(NCBA at EPA)
Treasurer (2011-2013)
493-3025[email protected]
M. E. Francisco
TarHelium Editor (2010-present)
688-9719[email protected]
J. L. Chao
(IBM, retired)
Councilor (2009-2011)
481-2060[email protected]
A. L. Crumbliss
(Duke University)
Councilor (2010-2012)
660-1540[email protected]
R. A. Palmer
(Duke University)
Councilor (2010-2012)
660-1539[email protected]
S. Paisner
(PN&S Consulting, LLC)
Councilor (2011-2013)
830-5275[email protected]
L. S. Sremaniak
(NCSU)
Councilor (2011-2013)
515-2937[email protected]
R. Gorga
(NCSU)
Alt. Councilor (2009-2011)
515-6553[email protected]
D. Canelas
(Duke University)
Alt. Councilor (2010-2012)
660-1537[email protected]
K. Lyle
(Duke University)
Alt. Councilor (2010-2012)
660-1621[email protected]
S. Dhungana
(Tandem Labs)
Alt. Councilor (2011-2013)
 [email protected]
R. Fernando
(RTI)
Alt. Councilor (2011-2013)
541-6730[email protected]
M. ter Horst
(UNC-CH), Past Chair 2010
843-5802[email protected]
J. Hines
(RTI), Past Chair 2009
541-6647[email protected]
J. Brown
(Law Offices of Jay Brown)
Past Chair 2008
522-0312[email protected]
A. Tonelli
(NCSU)
Alt. Councilor (2011-2013), Past Chair 2007
515-6588[email protected]
NON-VOTING MEMBERS
M. Box
(Duke University)
Webmaster
 [email protected]
M. M. Bursey
(UNC-CH, retired)
Ex Officio
493-3025[email protected]
K. A. Cutler
(NCCU)
Project Seed Ex Officio
530-6172[email protected]
S. Cooper
(RTI)
TCDG, Ex Officio
 [email protected]
T. M. O'Connell
(UNC)
TMRDG, Ex Officio
483-1535 
M. Fitzgerald
(Duke)
TAMS, Ex Officio
  
L. K. Krannich
(Alabama Academy of Science)
Director, District IV (2011-2013)
 [email protected]

 

Updated: February 7, 2011