Upcoming Events

October 2023
Section Meeting
Thursday, October 12th, 5:30-9:00pm

Albright College, Science Hall 
1650 Palm Street, Reading, PA 19604

5:30 Social/Networking (Science lobby)
6:15 Dinner – Science Lobby
7:30 Meeting – Science 256
8:00 Presentation – Science 256
Speaker: Ben Groff, Yale University: abstract
RSVP by October 5 to Kristen Kohl, kkohl@albright.edu
CONTACT: Ian Rhile (irhile@albright.edu)


Graduate School and REU Program Fair
Wednesday, October 18th, 7:00-9:30pm

East Stroudsburg University
Hoeffner Science and Technology Building
10+ Grad Schools will be represented!
Sponsored by LVACS' Younger Chemists Committee
Registration: http://tiny.cc/lsw9vz
Map: http://tiny.cc/vss9vz
for posting!
CONTACT: Steve Boyer (sboyer11@esu.edu)


National Chemistry Week
October 15–21, 2023

Topic: Health & Medicine
Theme: The Healing Power of Chemistry

Outreach Event 
Da Vinci Science Center,

Saturday, October 21st, 10-2 pm
Participate in outreach this year as an ACS Volunteer!
CONTACT: NCW Coordinator Philip Elias (philipjelias@gmail.com)

November 2023

Section Meeting
Thursday, November 9th, 5:00-8:45 pm
Lehigh University (venue details TBA)
Inaugural Ned Heindel Memorial Lecture
Speaker: Neal Simon, Lehigh University Biological Sciences
CONTACT: Steve Boyer (sboyer11@esu.edu)
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. LVACS participates in many local Science Fairs throughout the year. Family events typically take in local sports (LV Iron Pigs AAA baseball; LV Phantoms hockey) or sample local food/beverage emporia. Keep watching this page ! 

A lecture by Lauren Zarzar of Penn State University entitled “Color from Colorless Materials.” Lauren is an assistant professor of chemistry and an affiliate of the Materials Research Institute. The Zarzar Lab studies stimuli-responsive materials, the behavior of active matter, and laser fabrication methods to synthesize and pattern both inorganic and organic materials. https://www.zarzarlab.com/. In this lecture, Lauren explained why interference (structural) color can arise from even microscale structures (~ 100 microns) by Total Internal Reflection, such as when water droplets of different sizes form by condensation on a clean, low energy surface.

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