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, 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. Our summer picnic at Nockamixon State Park is another highlight of the year! 

Meetings Calendar

VIRTUAL SEPTEMBER LVACS MEETING

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH; 7:00 PM

“Creating a Community of Practice for Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research in the Lehigh Valley”

The Lehigh Valley Section of ACS includes more than ten traditional four-year colleges/universities as well as several community colleges.  At these institutions, undergraduate research is mentored by independent faculty, but there is very limited communication between faculty who mentor undergraduate research at various campuses.  It is with this project that we intend to create more of a community of practice to build bridges between chemistry and biochemistry programs at our LVACS institutions so that more collaboration and sharing of resources can benefit our local section members.  

A series of discussions is planned with the following themes:  

1. Why Don't We Collaborate?  (Identifying overlaps with research areas among LVACS faculty & speed networking event for faculty to meet others and share ideas)

2. Where's the Money?  (Guidance and tips for pursuing extramural undergraduate research funding at PUIs)

3. Sharing Resources & Learning Together (Discussion about instrumentation and other research-relevant resources available in the Lehigh Valley)

4. Retention of Students in STEM (Discussion about innovative pedagogical methods we can use to improve retention of students in chemistry)

At the September Meeting, Project leaders Lindsey Welch of Cedar Crest College and Fran Mayville of DeSales University will introduce the goals of the project and invite area faculty to ask questions and propose ideas for collaboration and resource sharing.

Zoom Meeting link

CONTACT: Lindsey Welch, lawelch@cedarcrest.edu

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Our May 18th Section Meeting took a virtual approach to our traditional May Social with a fun and informative look at the Chemistry of Cheese and cheesemaking provided expertly by Jeanne Berk of Cedar Crest College. As we separately nibbled on a selection of cheeses (and accompaniments in some cases!), Jeanne explained how those products are made from milk (cow, sheep, goat, whatever...) and why they have the unique combination of textures and flavors which they do.

Suggestions for Future Meetings

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Program Chair / Chair-elect

Lindsey Welch, lawelch@cedarcrest.edu
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