2023 Akron ACS Award – Call for Nominations

Published 6/4/2023

The Akron Section is accepting nominations for the Akron Section Award, which will be presented at the November General Section Meeting, to an outstanding chemistry professional within a 500 mile radius of Akron in any field. The award consists of a $1,000 honorarium and engraved plaque. The lecturer delivers a lecture at the University of ... Read more

Kent State Honors Week Poster Session

Published 3/31/2024

The Student Affiliates and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kent State University will be holding their 10th annual Honors Week Poster Session on Monday, April 15th from 5:30-8:00pm. This will be in the Integrated Sciences Building. Both undergraduate and graduate students in STEM discipline from Kent State and area institutions will be presenting their research. ... Read more


Published 2/4/2024

-The original online science festival and webinar series!!!- Date: Friday, February 9, 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (note special time!) Webinar: “Lessons in Chemistry!” New York Times #1 best-selling author Bonnie Garmus will join us from London to discuss how Lessons in Chemistry are Lessons in Life! Speaker: Bonnie Garmus Author of New York Times #1 Bestseller, Sunday Times ... Read more

Prashant Jain – 2023 Akron Section Award Winner

Published 10/29/2023

Awardee: Prof Jain’s is G. L. Clark Professor of Physical Chemistry and University Scholar at UIUC. His lab specializes in nanoscale light–matter interactions and nanoscale chemical imaging. His noteworthy recent contributions are discoveries of plasmon resonances in doped nanocrystals and plasmonic redox catalysis. His group’s website is Prashant is a Fellow of the American ... Read more

Joint Cleveland-Akron September Meeting 9/21

Published 9/16/2023

Sustainability in the Tire Industry: Radically Re-Thinking our Raw Materials Supply Chain Ross Widenor and Ron Shaffer, Bridgestone Sept. 21, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at The Brew Kettle in Hudson RSVP at the Cleveland Section Website Here As the tire industry strives to deliver sustainability objectives, one major challenge will be to decouple our ... Read more

2023 CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest

Published 5/5/2023

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

Published 4/8/2023

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

Published 3/1/2023

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

Published 2/21/2023

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

Published 2/11/2023

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