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December Holiday Gathering


Published 11/19/2021

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


Crano Memorial Lecture Award-Call for Nominations


Published 12/1/2021

The Akron Section of the ACS is accepting nominations for the Crano Memorial Lecture Award, to be presented at the April 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 a technical ... Read more



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


Published 10/17/2021

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


Published 9/27/2021

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


Published 9/27/2021

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


Published 9/27/2021

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


Published 9/21/2021

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


Published 5/10/2021

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


Published 4/26/2021

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