Crano Awards Lecture 4/5/2022

Teri W. Odom | Professor of Chemistry | Northwestern University Teri W. Odom is Joan Husting Madden and William H. Madden, Jr. Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Chemistry Department at Northwestern University. She is an expert in designing structured nanoscale materials that exhibit extraordinary size and shape-dependent optical and physical properties. Odom has … Read more

March Student Networking Event: What to do with Your Chemistry Degree

The Akron Section of the American Chemical Society will be hosting a student networking event at the University of Akron on March 17, 2022 from 7-9 PM. Dr. Doug McBain, Laird Technologies, Inc., and Dr. Jay Xu, Valtris Specialty Chemicals, will discuss their career projects and answer questions from the audience. UA Career Services representatives … Read more

February Meeting at the Bounce Innovation Hub

Discover Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub, an Incubator for chemical innovation, and PolyLux, an entrepreneurial start-up company headquartered at the Hub. Rose Saborse, Director of Community and Partnerships at the Bounce Innovation Hub, will give a brief presentation about the Hub. Kaushik Mishra, Director of PolyLux, will discuss the company’s breakthrough photo-responsive adhesive with applications for … Read more

The Darrell H. Reneker Scholarship in Polymer Science and Engineering

Darrell H. Reneker, Emeritus Professor of Polymer Science at the University of Akron, died October 17, 2021, after a distinguished career of more than 60 years. Darrell developed the method of electrospinning polymers, now used world-wide; he is known as the “Father of Electrospinning”.   He was an exemplary mentor to students and colleagues of all ages.  The … Read more

Kent State University Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at Kent State University supports undergraduate student research in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Liquid Crystal Institute research laboratories. Students in the program work closely with the faculty and other researchers on exciting projects in the areas of liquid crystals, materials … Read more

December Holiday Gathering

Join members of the Akron Section of the American Chemical Society for conversation and cookies during the Holiday Gathering at Sharon Township Hall. Bring cookies, board games, family, and friends. A family-friendly punch bowl will be provided. The Town Hall is located on the circle in Sharon Center at the intersection of Highways 94 and … Read more

Sharyl Gregerson is the 2021 Gene Easter Awardee for Outstanding Chemistry High School Teachers

Sharyl Gregerson, AP and Honors Chemistry Teacher at Lake Middle High School, has been selected for the 2021 Gene Easter Award for outstanding chemistry high school teachers. The award is presented annually by the Akron Section of the ACS to recognize contributions of chemistry teachers in Portage, Stark, and Summit counties. Congratulations Sharyl and thank … Read more

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