Akron Section Awardee Anne McNeil Meeting – 11/18/21

The 2021 Akron Section Award Winner, Anne McNeil, will be speaking at this event. Anne McNeil is the Carol A. Fierke Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Macromolecular Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. She is also an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and HHMI Professor. Her current research interests include chemical recycling of waste plastic, methods … Read more

January Meeting – Skin-Inspired Organic Electronics

On January 20th, Zhenan Bao will be our speaker at our monthly section meeting. Zhenan Bao is Department Chair and K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering, and by courtesy, a Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Material Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Bao founded the Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiate (eWEAR) in 2016 and … Read more

EMPOWER Apprenticeship Program

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of a new program proposal to be hosted at Stow Munroe-Falls High School (SMFHS) as part of the Six District Educational Compact for the 2022-2023 year. The Compact services Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge and Woodridge school districts. More information can be found … Read more

Akron Global Polymer Academy

The Akron Global Polymer Academy provides opportunities for teachers and students of all ages to experience the exciting world of polymers through a variety of offerings, including: in-school visits featuring engaging hands-on demonstrations, polymer family science nights, field trips to our exciting polymer research school, and many polymer-related classroom resources available through this educational website. … Read more

Career Night – 10/21/21

7:00 PM – 9:00 PMThis evening is focused on strategies for students who are pondering or embarking on a career in Chemistry. Get tips on resumes, on-line interviews, and where to look for internships or a job from HR professionals.  We have assembled a group of eight young career professionals with diverse backgrounds.  Hear their stories:  … Read more

Social Distanced Selfie Scavenger Hunt Concludes

The Akron Section partnered with neighboring Cleveland, Northeast Ohio, and Pennsylvania and Ohio Border Sections to host a socially distanced selfie scavenger hunt of 20 locations in Northeast Ohio with a notable connection to chemistry.  Mike Fricke, one of the Akron Section’s councilors, came up with this challenge to help provide engagement opportunities for our … Read more

Crano Awards Lectures – 4/27/21

Sara E. Skrabalak | Professor of Chemistry | Indiana University Sara Skrabalak received her B.A. in chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 where she conducted research with Professor William Buhro. She then moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, completing her Ph.D. in chemistry in fall of 2006 with the tutelage … Read more