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The Louisiana Local Section of the ACS will host an Awards Banquet on Monday April 7, 2014. This annual event will be held in the UNO University Center, Innsbruck Room. Awards will be given to outstanding seniors in ACS-approved university programs and the outstanding local high school chemistry teacher. We will also honor our 50-year and 60-year members.
The awards banquet will start with a social hour (5:30 – 6:15 pm) with complimentary wine and beer. Cost is $10 for everyone (members, nonmembers, students, teachers). Buffet dinner will be from 6:15 to 7 and the awards ceremony will be from 7 to 7:30.
No ticket is needed, but you need to write to Sean Hickey (email@example.com) by Wednesday, April 2, 2014 for reservation.
1. The ACS Louisiana Section will hold its first Science Café in 2014 on Saturday, March 22 at 11am-12 noon at Fair Grinds Coffee House in Mid-city (3133 Ponce de Leon, New Orleans, LA 70119 -- right off Esplanade Avenue).
This will consist of an approximately 30-minute talk followed by discussion. Our speaker will be Dr. Kurt Birdwhistell of Loyola University and the title will be: "Green Chemistry and a Sustainable Future”
Coffee and pastries will be provided and it will be held in the upstairs room above the coffee house. This event is cosponsored by ACS Polymer Division.
2. The Section will hold its second Science Café in 2014 on Saturday, May 17 at 11 am – 12 noon, also at Fair Grinds. The speaker will be Dr. Joelle Underwood of Loyola University, and she will talk about atmospheric chemistry. Please mark your calendars.
The March event in the Louisiana Section is a talk by Dr. Skip Gallagher on “Forensic Principles and Practices”
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6 – 8 pm.
Place: Xavier University- NCF Annex, Room 160.
Pizza and Soft Drinks Supplied.
Cost: Free for students. $ 5.00 for ACS members and working professionals.
Friday February 28, 2014. Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM.
Theme: Supramolecular Chemistry.
Location: Lavin-Bernick Center on Tulane’s uptown campus, Kendal Cram Hall (Room 213).
Posted on December 27, 2013
The Younger Chemists Committee of the Louisiana Local Section have compiled an initial list of active in the chemistry field. We believe that the list could be of great use to our members now and in the future. The list will be updated periodically. Suggestions of companies that should be added can be sent to Abha Verma, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Posted on October 25, 2012
November 14, 2013 (Thursday). Joint ACS-AIChE Meeting
Speaker: Jason Bronkema and Eric Rowe, Elevance Renewable Sciences, Natchez, MS
Topic: “Elevance Renewable Sciences: Creating Specialty Chemicals from Natural Oils”
Elevance is converting plant oils, like soybean, palm and cottonseed oil, into specialty commercial products, using metathesis chemistry (the technology that won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry).
Abstract: Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. creates novel specialty chemicals from natural oils. Using a proprietary technology called olefin metathesis, the company creates high-performance products for use in personal care products, detergents and cleaners, lubricants and additives, engineered polymers, and other specialty chemicals markets. Elevance Renewable Sciences, along with joint venture partner Wilmar International Limited, recently completed construction and start-up of a New World-Scale Biochemical Refinery located in Gresik, Indonesia and is currently designing its second biochemical refinery in Natchez, Mississippi. This talk will give an overview of olefin metathesis, the products that Elevance produces, and the biochemical refinery process.
Location: Five Happiness Restaurant, 3605 S Carrollton Ave New Orleans, LA 70118
Time: 5:30 – 6:00 pm, social; 6:00 – 7:00 pm, dinner; 7:00 – 8:00 pm, talk
Cost: $20 per person, $10 per student
For reservation, contact Michael Santiago, at “email@example.com
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Posted on August 12, 2013
October 2, 2013. 6:00 – 8:00 pm. ACS Louisiana Section Research Poster Session
Contact: Mike Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Atrium of the Norman C. Francis Science Complex at Xavier Univ. Open to undergraduate and graduate students in all Louisiana Section universities and colleges. Students wishing to present a poster can send a title and list of authors to Dr. Adams (no abstract is needed).
October 8, 2013. Louisiana Section Younger Chemists Committee (LS-YCC) Meeting
6:00 – 7:00 pm. Webinar on “Putting your best foot forward: Managing your paper and online resumes." There will be time for Q/A. More details coming soon.
Xavier Univ. Free snacks and drinks.
October 19, 2013. National Chemistry Week – Louisiana Children’s Museum
Theme: “Energy: Now and Forever!”
Chemists from Dillard University, Loyola University, LSU Health Sciences, St. Charles Catholic High School, SUNO, USDA, and Xavier University will perform hands-on experiments such as: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, Crime lab, Alka-Seltzer rockets, slime, turning water into blood, chromatography butterflies, baloon blow-up, cabbage juice indicators and many, many more.
Contact: Chanel Fortier, email: email@example.com
Louisiana Section Award Banquet, Monday, April 22, 2013. 5:30 – 7:30 pm. This annual event will be held in the UNO University Center, Innsbruck Room. Awards will be given to outstanding seniors in ACS-approved university programs and the outstanding local high school chemistry teacher. We shall also honor 50-year and 60-year ACS members at this meeting.
The awards banquet will start with a social hour (5:30 – 6:15 pm) with complimentary wine and beer. Live music will be provided!
Posted on March 05, 2013
This Thursday (March 7th) The Louisiana Section of the ACS has a dinner talk planned as our monthly meeting. The talk will be presented by Mr. Troy Clark, the founder and President of Golden Leaf Energy, Inc.
The title of Mr. Clark’s talk is “Biofuel Production Techniques & Strategies.” The event will take place at Five Happiness Restaurant (3605 S Carrollton Ave., New Orleans).
Dinner will be $20 per person, $10 for students.
March 7th: 5:30 – 6:00 Social. 6:00 – 7:00 Dinner. 7:00 – 8:00 Talk.
Please make your reservation with Michael Santiago (at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Posted on March 05, 2013
The ACS Louisiana Section YCC is hosting a Meet-&-Greet with free pizza and beer at Monroe Hall, Room 127, Loyola University, on 20 March, 2013, at 5:30 pm, followed by a talk by the Louisiana Section ACS Chair, H. N. Cheng, about “Jobs and Career Development”
Join the ACS and be a part of the ACS – the world’s largest scientific and professional organization. You can expand your network, get member benefits, obtain more job search resources, and participate in volunteer opportunities and diversity programs
Please RSVP to Abha Verma (email@example.com) by 18 March 2013
Posted on March 05, 2013
At the New Orleans meeting, a Presidential Symposium is being organized, featuring top business, academic, and government leaders, to provide their collective perspectives to help chemistry professionals thrive in the global chemistry enterprise of the future.
Topics include successful global collaborative efforts, ideas on further collaboration, educational, and employment opportunities, and examples of recent successful research or entrepreneurial efforts. Academic speakers include Ronald Breslow, Columbia Univ., Harry Gray, Caltech, Shaomeng Wang, Univ. of Michigan, H-L Dai, Temple Univ., Julius Vancso, Univ of Twente, and Jens Breffke of YCC. Corporate speakers include Dr. Douglas Muzyka, Sr. Vice President & Chief Science & Technology Officer, DuPont, Dr. Alan Palkowitz, Vice President, Eli Lilly, Tao Guo, Vice President of WuXi, and Mukund Chorghade, President of ThinQ Pharma. Also speaking will be David Stonner, Director, NSF Office of International Science and Engineering, and the presidents of 10-11 international chemical society presidents.
Dates are April 8-9, 2013. Location: Morial Convention Center Rivergate Ballroom (Monday morning) and Morial Convention Center Rooms 206/207 (Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning).