Upcoming Events
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June 2024
TBA
 
July 2024
Iron Pigs Baseball: Hosting Buffalo and Margaritaville Night!
Thursday, July 11th
50 tickets available at $15 ($30 value)
CONTACT: Lindsey Welch, lawelch@cedarcrest.edu
Coca-Cola Park, 1050 Ironpigs Way, Allentown, PA 18109, USA (map)
See our Pigs of Fe face the Bisons of Buffalo (c'mon! what else would they be?) and...It's Margaritaville Nite! (where is that lost shaker of NaCl?). So get your tickets pronto and join us in the Picnic Patio with all-you-can-eat trough! O-I-N-K !!

 
August 2024
TBA
  
September 2024
Section Meeting
Thursday, September 12th
East Stroudsburg University
Speaker: Wayne Jones, University of New Hampshire
“Finding your career path in chemistry: ACS Resources and approaches.”
CONTACT: Steve Boyer, sboyer11@esu.edu
  
October 2024
Section Meeting/High School Teaching Night
Date TBA
Cedar Crest College
CONTACT: Jeanne Berk, jrberk@cedarcrest.edu
  
November 2024
Section Meeting/Ned Heindel Lecture
Date TBA
Lehigh University

 
  
YEARLY MEETING AND EVENT SCHEDULE
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, careers night, industry tours, 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 for timely announcements of our next events! 
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January 25th Section Meeting at Moravian University Explored AI and Chemistry
https://youtu.be/MN5hxD3d7MM
Wolfram|Alpha's Jason Sonnenberg's talk with LVACS in January 2024 "Chemical Superpowers with ChatGPT + Wolfram" explored how ChatGPT is a much smarter “chemistry assistant” when given access to Wolfram|Alpha and Wolfram Language. The resulting Wolfram GPT can generate chemical structures in two- and three-dimensions which the ChatGPT 3.5 and ChatGPT 4 can not. Additionally it can also pull from expert-curated chemical data and propagate experimental uncertainty in chemical conversions and computations. Wolfram|Alpha & ChatGPT 3.5 are both free resources, while Wolfram GPT & ChatGPT 4 require a subscription from OpenAI.
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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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