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

Science Fair Judges Needed

Published 1/1/2022

The Western Reserve District 5 Science Day will be held virtually from March 11-17, 2022. For more information, and to register as a judge, visit: The District 13 Science Day will be held virtually through The Ohio Academy of Science (District 18). Contact Angela McMurray for more information.

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.

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

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

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

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