2023 CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest

The Akron Section of the ACS hosted an illustrated poem contest in celebration of Earth Week that encouraged students to think creatively and promote this year’s CCEW theme, The Curious Chemistry of Amazing Algae. Students from area schools were invited to submit their creative works to be judged according to the ACS rubric that focused on … Read more

AMLCI Materials Day at Kent State University April 28-29, 2023

The 2023 AMLCI Materials Day at Kent State University will take place April 28 – 29, 2023. The theme for this year’s symposium is “Chirality & Optical Activity” with relevant presentations from leaders in the field in the areas of soft matter and nanoscience. The theme of the 2023 AMLCI Materials Day “Chirality & Optical Activity” recognizes the … Read more

9th Annual Honors Week Poster Session at Kent State University

The Kent State University ACS group is hosting thier 9th Annual SAACS Honors Week Poster Session on Monday, April 10, 2023, which will start at 5:30pm in the Integrated Sciences Building.  This event is open to Kent State students, as well as students from other area institutions. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to present their chemistry and chemistry-related (biology, biomedical … Read more

Career Night for Students

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2023 7:00-8:30 PM, all locations Learn about careers in industry from local working scientists. Our members will share their stories and experience and answer your questions. Kent State University, Williams Hall Room 111 Contact Erin Michael McLaughlin Panelists Include: Pamela Cadile, Santoprene, Sales Manager Tammy Deblock, Synthomer, Technical Services Manager Michael Fricke, … Read more

Crano Memorial Award Lectures 4/14/23

Prashant V. Kamat is a Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Radiation Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Concurrent Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He earned his doctoral degree (1979) in Physical Chemistry from the Bombay … Read more

Mike Fricke to Present at Lake Erie College

The talk is free and open to the public. Click here for more information and to RSVP. About the Arsenic: Arsenic minerals such as realgar and orpiment were known to our ancestors and used by their healers. Technological progress and hatred of the enemy led to the first occupational exposure to arsenic. Bronze Age smiths … Read more

Akron ACS February Meeting

Waste-to-Feedstock: Regenerating Polymers from End-of-Use Fates Abstract: The linear polymer ecosystem has produced tremendous technology and wealth, but at the expense of resource depletion and waste generation.  The challenges of a circular economy and polymer sustainability are rooted in atom and energy inefficiencies. This talk will present a framework for sustainable polymers and our specific … Read more

Akron ACS January Meeting

The Polymer Industry Cluster initiative is a collaborative effort to leverage the Northeast Ohio region’s unique size and expertise in polymers to drive economic growth and innovation.  This work, led by the Greater Akron Chamber, brings together leaders from across the polymer industry, academia, and other stakeholder organizations to align growth goals, develop resources, and … Read more

Crano Memorial Lecture Award-Call for Nominations

The Akron Section of the ACS is accepting nominations for the Crano Memorial Lecture Award, to be presented at the April 11, 2023 General Meeting, to an outstanding chemistry professional in any field. The award consists of a $500 honorarium and an engraved plaque. The recipient delivers a lecture at the University of Akron to … Read more

December ACS Akron Section Event

You are invited to join the Akron section for an evening of lights and holiday cheer at Stan Hywet Hall. Join us for Deck The Hall at Stany Hywet on December 15th at 7pm. Purchase your tickets ahead of time at:  https://www.stanhywet.org/events/deck-hall-gracious-gatherings We will meet at 7pm in the Courtyard.