The section holds regular meetings about 8 times per academic year, September-November and January-May.
There are also special events scheduled throughout the year such as celebrations around National Chemistry Week (incorporating Mole Day, October 23) and Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (incorporating Earth Day, April 22).
Recurring meeting themes include: student poster session, high school teachers night and awards night.
Family events typically take in local sports (LV Iron Pigs AAA baseball; LV Phantoms hockey) or sample local food/beverage emporia (e.g. wineries/breweries/distilleries). Our summer picnic at Nockamixon State Park is another highlight of the year! 

Meetings Calendar

 January 2021
Section Meeting (Virtual Format)
“Radiochemistry 101Basic Concepts and Terminology, Historical Perspectives, and Dispelling a Few Myths"

Speaker: Robert Artz, ACS Emeritus Member

Can you answer the following questions (no fair consulting the internet!)

What does ‘S.C.R.A.M’ stand for?
“You have four relatively low-level radioactive cookies: one is an alpha particle, the second is a beta particle, the third is a gamma ray, and the fourth is a neutron.  You must eat one, put one in your pocket, keep one in your hand, and throw one away.  Which is which?”

If not (or even if you can!), join our January webinar as Bob Artz takes us on a fascinating journey through the development of the fundamental science behind radioactivity, nuclear reactions and nuclear energy production! 

Download the full posting here.

Thursday, January 14th / 7:00 pm
Zoom online meeting: link

CONTACT: Nigel Sanders []

February 2021
Section Meeting (Virtual Format)
"A hatred that still haunts undergraduate organic chemistry 150 years later." {Markovnikov and Zaitsev}
Speaker: David Lewis, Univ. of Wisconsin/Eau Claire
Thursday, February 18th / 7:00 pm
Online link TBA
CONTACT: Roger Egolf []

March 2021
Section Meeting (Virtual Format)
“Signing for Safety”
Cedar Crest College CCC Signs ASL Club
Date/Time/Link TBA
CONTACT: Jeanne Berk []

April 2021
Section Meeting (Virtual Format)
“Annual Undergraduate Poster Session”
Abstract submission/Venue/Date/Time TBA
CONTACT: Nigel Sanders []

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