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Akron/Cleveland Section Joint Meeting


Published 8/24/2022

The Akron and Cleveland Sections of the American Chemical Society will host a joint meeting on September 15, 2022. Dr. Shubhamita Basu from Lubrizol will talk about “Lessons in Product Development: How to and how not to develop in light of chemistry, business and regulatory”. The meeting will take place at R. Shea Brewing-Canal Place in the ... Read more


Call for Nominations-Akron Section Award


Published 6/22/2022

The Akron Section of the American Chemical Society is accepting nominations for the Akron Section Award, to be presented at the November 2022 General Meeting to an outstanding chemistry professional within a 500 mile radius of Akron in any field. The award consists of a $1000 honorarium and an engraved plaque. The award recipient delivers ... Read more


2022 CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest


Published 5/5/2022

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 Buzz About Bugs: Insect Chemistry. Students from area schools were invited to submit their creative works to be judged according to the ACS rubric that focused ... Read more


2022 MSNO/SAS May Meeting


Published 5/3/2022

Please join us on May 25, 2022 from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST for the annual MSNO and SAS joint meeting held virtually on Zoom. Cost: Free! Register online: https://cwru.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XF7Jhw06TQqSalrCTcvaHA 11:45 a.m.: Welcome 12:00 p.m.: Ryan Reffner, 2020 Ernest B. Yeager Award Winner, Lorain County Community College, Baldwin Wallace University“Modeling and Measuring the Absorption-induced ... Read more


Crano Awards Lecture 4/5/2022


Published 3/3/2022

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


Published 2/19/2022

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


Published 2/4/2022

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


Published 1/1/2022

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


Published 1/1/2022

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


Anne McNeil, 2021 Akron Section Award Winner, In The News


Published 12/7/2021

Anne McNeil, the 2021 Akron Section Award Winner, recently shared a presentation to the Akron Section of the ACS on microplastics in the environment and the research her group is pursuing to help remove microplastics from the environment. WKSU has an article on Professor McNeil’s presentation that you can check out here.