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2007

 

  • October 28:  Career Workshop for those interested in academic positions at PhD granting institutions. Contact: Cynthia Jenks
  • November 24:  Nominations are due for officers for the Ames Local Section. Email your nominations to Cynthia Jenks.
  • November 24:  Ballots for ACS National President must be received by this date!!! Please don't forget to vote!
  • December 10:  50 Years in Chemistry Celebration and Reflection
    • 7:30pm, 1651 Gilman Hall, ISU
    • Contact: Valerie Sheares.
    • Come help us honor those in our section who have been members for 50 years!
    • This year's honorees include:
Mr. Charles D. Anderson
Dr. James S. Fritz
Mr. Elmer E. McInroy
Dr. Paul A. Rebers
Dr. Glen A. Russell

 

2002

 

  • March/April - U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad, Preliminary Exams. Contact Ryan Steele for more information.

 

  • April 1st - Travel award applications due. Three $100 travel awards will be awarded for travel to ACS local or national meetings between January 1st and July 31st, 2002 by undergraduate and graduate students and post docs. Completed applications should be sent to
Joe Burnett
ACS Ames Section Chair
Chemistry Department
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3111
Applications are due by April 1st. You will be notified by email by April 26th if you will be receiving an award. Please see the application for details on the selection process. Click HERE to download an application form readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader(free).

 

Congratulations to this year's winners:

Ivana Adamovic, "DFT Based Effective Fragment Potential Method" from Prof. Gordon's group at ISU, oral presentation at the National ACS meeting in Orlando.

Xiaoxia Zhang, "Palladium Approaches to Highly Substituted 1,3-Dienes" from Prof. Larock's group at ISU, oral presentation at the National ACS meeting in Orlando.

Laura Salazar, "Synthesis and Characterization of Functionalized Poly(arylene phosphine oxide)s" from Prof. Sheare's group at ISU, oral presentation at the National ACS meeting in Orlando.

Qinhua Huang, "Synthesis of Isoquinolines by Palladium-catalyzed Cyclization, Followed by a Heck Reaction" from Prof. Larock's group at ISU, oral presentation at the National ACS meeting in Orlando.

Dmitry Kadnivov, "Synthesis of 2-quinolones via Palladium-catalyzed Carbonylative Annulation of Internal Alkynes with N-substituted-o-iodoanalines" from Prof. Larock's group at ISU, oral presentation at the National ACS meeting in Orlando.

 

  • April 9-10 - Iowa State Science and Techology Fair. We are looking for people interested in judging this event. Judging can be done anytime from 1:15 - 9 pm on April 9 or from 10 am - 2 pm on April 10. If you are interested, please contact Joe Burnett.

 

  • April 24th (Wednesday) - Seminar given by Prof. Joseph Nagyvary. For additional information, please contact Mark Vilthe.
Lecture Title: "Renaissance Chemistry and Violin Making in Cremona"
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University, 7:30 pm
Refreshments will be served at 7 pm
  • April 27th (Saturday) - Spring Social and Meeting - 3pm to 5pm. For additional information, please contact Joe Burnett.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lee R. Hagey
Analytical Chemist, San Diego Zoo
Talk Title: "Cracking the Code of the Giant Panda's Chemical Language"
Location: Carver Center, Pioneer-Hibred International

Directions to the Carver Center: Take Interstate 35/80 to the 86th Street exit. Take 86th Street north (right) 2 miles to N.W. 62nd Street. Turn east (left) onto N.W. 62nd Street, continue 1 mile to the Carver Center at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.

Click HERE to download a poster session application readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader (free).

 

  • May 2nd - Coover Lecture given by Prof. Robin Hochstrasser, Donner Professor of Physical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania.
Lecture Title: "Structural Dynamics of Molecules in Solution and in Liquids using Coherent Vibrational Methods: Infrared Analogues of NMR"
ISU, Room 1352 Gilman Hall, 8:00 pm
  • October 1st - Travel award applications due. Three $100 travel awards will be awarded for travel to ACS local or national meetings between August 1st and December 31st, 2002 by undergraduate and graduate students and post docs. Completed applications should be sent to
Joe Burnett
ACS Ames Section Chair
Chemistry Department
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3111
Applications are due by October 1st. You will be notified by email by November 1st if you will be receiving an award. Please see the application for details on the selection process. Click HERE to download an application form readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader(free).
 
  • October 9th (Wednesday) - Seminar given by Ms. Ann Mary Nefcy. For additional information, please contact Joe Burnett.
Lecture Title: "Today's Environmental Chemistry"
ISU, Room TBA, ISU, 7:30 pm
  • November 20th (Wednesday) - Seminar given by Prof. Ronald DeLorenzo. For additional information, please contact Joe Burnett.
Lecture Title: "From the Loch Ness Monster to the Killer Lake of Cameroon: Mysteries in Science"
ISU, Room 1352 Gilman Hall, ISU, 6:30 pm

 

  • November 21st (Thursday) - COOVER LECTURE given by Prof. Galen D. Stucky. For additional information, please contactJoe Burnett.
Lecture Title: "Multiple Function, Length Scale, and Component Molecular Assemby in Three Dimensions"
ISU, Room 1352 Gilman Hall, ISU, 8 pm

 

2001

 

  • March 7- Seminar given by Prof. Robert P. Bates, from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida. For additional information, please contact Joe Burnett.
Lecture Title: "What You Always Wanted To Know about Chemicals in Foods but Were Afraid To Eat""
1352 Gilman Hall, ISU, 8 pm
  • March - Early April - Local Chemistry Olympiad exams administered. For additional information, please click HERE or please contact Katya Kadnikov.

 

  • September 30 - Travel grant application due for travel to ACS regional or national meetings between January 1st and July 31st, 2001. Click HERE to download an application form readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader (free). For additional information, please contact Joe Burnett.

    Completed applications should be sent to

    Joe Burnett
    ACS Ames Section Chair
    Chemistry Department
    Iowa State University
    Ames, IA 50011-3111

 

  • October 3- Seminar given by Prof. John Fortman from Wright State University. For additional information, please contact Joe Burnett.
Lecture Title: "America's Funniest Chemical Videos: Dazzling Demos and Videotaped Bloopers"
1352 Gilman Hall, ISU, 7:30 pm

Refreshments will be served at 7 pm


 

2000

 

  • February 29 - Spring Travel Award applications due. Click HERE to download an application form readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader(free).
Spring Travel Award Winners
all awardees will be presenting at the Spring ACS National Meeting

Alan Tkaczyk (undergraduate)
Dr. Otaigbe, advisor, ISU, MS&E

Dan Emrich (graduate student)
Dr. Larock, advisor, ISU, Chemistry

Steve Gagnier (graduate student)
Dr. Larock, advisor, ISU, Chemistry

Xiangfand Li (graduate student)
Dr. Seagrave, advisor, ISU, Chemical Engr.

  • March 9 - Coover Lecture given by Prof. Jackie Barton from CalTech University, Department of Chemistry. For additional information, please contact Jack Horowitz.
Lecture Title: "DNA-Mediated Charge Transport: Chemistry at a Distance"
1414 Molecular Biology Building, ISU, 8 pm

 

  • March - Early April - Local Chemistry Olympiad exams administered. For additional information, please click HERE or please contact Katya Kadnikov. Nominations are needed from area high schools by April 7th.

 

  • April 11 - Seminar given by Dr. George M. Bodner from Purdue University, Department of Chemistry. For additional information, please contact Joe Burnett.
Lecture Title: "New Approaches to the Teaching of Chemical Concepts"
1652 Gilman Hall, ISU, 7:30 pm
  • April 15 - Chemistry Olympiad National Exam. Iowa State University will serve as a site for this exam. For additional information, please contact Katya Kadnikov.

 

  • September 27 - Seminar given by Dr. Yorke Rhodes from New York University. For additional information, please contact Joe Burnett.
Lecture Title: "Astrochemistry: Evolution of Organic Molecules in Intersteller Clouds"
Room TBA, ISU, 7:30 pm

 

Fall/Spring 1999

  •  February 26 - Spring Travel Award applications due.
  • April - US National Chemistry Olympiad Preliminary Exams. Contact: Katya Kadnikova 
  • October 12 - Fall Travel Award applications due. Click HERE to download an application form readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader (free).
  • October - Career Workshop. Contact: Valerie Sheares
  • November - National Chemistry Week. Contact: Valerie Sheares

 

Spring 1998

  • February 19 - 4pm, 1651 Gilman Hall, Iowa State University. Career Workshop for those interested in academic positions at undergraduate institutions. Guest Speaker: Dr. Maria Bohorquez from Drake University. Contact: Cynthia Jenks
  • March 1 - Spring Travel Award applications due. Click HERE to download an application form readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader (free).
  • March 27-28 - ISU Science Fair. Judges Needed. Please contact Kevin Roesch if you are interested.
  • April 24 - Trapp Lecture- Prof. Jean Frechet, University of California, Berkeley. Contact William Jenks for additional information.
Lecture Title: ""Dendritic Macromolecules: From Design to Applications"
1352 Gilman Hall, ISU, 1:10 pm
  • April 24 - Guest speaker: Prof. Nina Roscher, American University
    Contact: Cynthia Jenks for additional information.
    Lecture Title: "The Garvin Medalists"
    1352 Gilman Hall, ISU, 7 pm
    Reception will follow
    •  Events for Fall 1998
Click on item of interest to get more information!

 

  • September 4 - Fall Travel Award applications due. Click HERE to download an application form readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader(free).
  • October 15 - Coover Lecture (Organic) - Prof. Peter Stang, University of Utah. Contact Valerie Sheares for additional information.
    Lecture Title: "Nanoscale Molecular Architecture: Design and Self Assembly of Metallocyclic Polygons and Polyhedra via Coordination"
    1352 Gilman Hall, ISU, 8 pm
  • October - Career Workshop for those interested in academic positions at PhD granting institutions. Contact: Valerie Sheares
  • November - National Chemistry Week

 

Spring 1997

Lecture Title: "Gold Chemistry. Where
Einstein Meets Chemists and Alchemists" 1352 Gilman Hall, ISU, 8pm
  • March 21-22:  ISU High School/Junior High Science Fair Judging
    • Judges Needed...please contact Dan Gregory to volunteer!
  • April 7:  Invited Speaker: Dr. David F. Wiemer, Univ. of Iowa
    Contact: Cynthia Jenks for additional information
Topic: A Search for Natural Insecticides
1352 Gilman Hall, ISU, 1:10pm
  • April 9:  "Bridging the Gaps: An open discussion of issues and questions facing women undergraduates in Chemistry." 1651 Gilman Hall, 6-8pm.
    Contact: Cynthia Jenks for additional information.

Solicitations

  • National Science Foundation - Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) . Applications due early March 1997.
    Chemistry REU Sites
  • ACS Midwest Regional Award - Request for Nominations
    Due March 31, 1997.
  • Operation Chemistry - Applications Due April 11, 1997.
  • 44th Undergraduate Research Symposium (Chicago, IL) - Abstracts due May 1, 1997. Contact Cynthia Jenks for more information.
  • National Science Foundation - Elementary, secondary, and informal education. Advanced technological education program to improve science and math instruction. Pre-proposals due April 29. Contact 294-4566 and ask for info about 14-13.

 

Summer 1997

 

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