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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


SCIENCEPALOOZA 2024!


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 https://nanogold.org. 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


Mike Fricke to Present at Lake Erie College


Published 2/5/2023

The talk is free and open to the public. Click here for more information and to RSVP. About the Arsenic: Arsenic minerals such as realgar and orpiment were known to our ancestors and used by their healers. Technological progress and hatred of the enemy led to the first occupational exposure to arsenic. Bronze Age smiths ... Read more