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Register for the 2017 Upper Peninsula Student Research Symposium

Posted by Joe Sabol on February 13, 2017 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

It is time again for the annual Student Research Symposium! This year's research symposium will be held again on Northern Michigan's campus within the atrium of the New Science Facility on Saturday, March 25th starting at 9:30 a.m. EST.

The purpose of the event is to provide a venue for students to present their research in chemistry, chemical engineering and related fields. This symposium is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty and the community at large to learn about the interesting research being conducted in the UP.

You can also check out our Facebook page for details: https/www.facebook.com/acsupls/

 

All are welcome, no charge to attend! Please RSVP at: https/goo.gl/forms/7IPbjm9Dm7u10tIh1


Please ask if you have any questions: rhandler@mtu.edu is the best way to reach me.

Dr. Bill Campbell to Present at 2016 Annual Fall Meeting

Posted by Joe Sabol on November 29, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

This is an announcement for the rescheduled ACS Upper Peninsula's annual fall meeting, which will be held on December 1st, 2016 at Michigan Technological University, Chemical Sciences Building, room 104B. The meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. with a presentation entitled "Enzyme Biochemisty: Making a Living and a Life" given by Dr. Wilbur H. Campbell. Following, at 4:05 p.m., the Upper Peninsula local Section will hold its annual fall meeting. The meeting will conclude at 4:30 p.m., but members are encouraged to enjoy refreshments and socialize until 5:00 p.m.

Dr. Campbell, who has been a member of the American Chemical Society for almost 50 years, has a rich career in biochemical research. Much of his work has been focused on the plant enzyme, nitrate Reductase (NaR). Following his retirement from academia, he has been focusing his efforts in the management of his company, NECi, in Lake Linden, Michigan. He and his wife have been in business for over 20 years and they have been developing NaR and other enzymes through recombinant technology for use in analytical chemistry and environmental analysis. Dr. Campbell's seminar will take us on a tour from his beginnings in Santa Ana, California to the current projects of NECi Superior Enzymes. You can find more information about NECi at: http://www.nitrate.com/our-story

We hope that you will have the opportunity to join us this Thursday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m. at Michigan Tech. If you can attend or would like directions to parking on Michigan Tech's campus, please feel free to RSVP to the event by Wednesday using the following Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/i7xQQCSlFU1WgOCL2" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/forms/i7xQQCSlFU1WgOCL2

Dr. William Carroll to Present a Science Cafe on April 2nd

Posted by Joe Sabol on March 25, 2016 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hydraulic Fracturing and the Oil and Gas Markets

A Science Café

4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Skyroom of the Landmark Inn, Marquette, MI

Free and open to the public!


Natural gas (methane) from shale is arguably the single most transformative event of the last decade for the chemical industry in the United States. Even before the advent of shale gas, natural gas was the preferred raw material for much of the domestic commodity chemical industry. Curiously, that’s not the case in the rest of the world, and from that an economic advantage favors the United States.

The presentation explores the origin and history of natural gas, the process of hydraulic fracturing, how it’s used and what it means to industry, and oil and gas markets.

The group discussion will address the implications of this information.

Join us for an aperitif, followed by a presentation, dinner, and discussion. We plan to conclude by 8:00 p.m., but will stay for as long as discussion occurs.

 

No charge to attend, but space is limited, please RSVP at http/goo.gl/forms/1dOQFOA2Cp

 Donations will be accepted.


The speaker will be Bill Carroll, Adjunct Professor at Indiana University and recently retired Vice President at Occidental Chemical Corporation. Bill is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society, and was Board Chair in 2012-2014. He is also a Past President (2005). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and in 2009 was chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. For more information, see www.billcarroll.org


The ACS’s position statement on hydraulic fracturing is at

www.acs.org/content/acs/en/policy/publicpolicies/promote/hydraulic-fracturing-statement.html

 

Dr. William Carroll - Former ACS President and Board Chair - to Present at UPLS 2016 SRS

Posted by Joe Sabol on March 3, 2016 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Dr. William Carroll will be the guest speaker for the 2016 Student Research Symposium (SRS) on April 2nd in Marquette, Michigan!  

Dr. Carroll was the 2005 ACS president, served as the Board's Chair from 2012-2014, and is a Fellow of the AAAS and the Royal Society of Chemistry.  

Bill has chaired numerous committees for industry associations, and served on expert groups commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme, the US Environmental Protection Agency and three states--most recently the California Green Ribbon Science Panel.

 Bill has received Distinguished Alumni Awards from both Indiana and DePauw as well as the Harry and Carol Mosher Award from the ACS Santa Clara Valley Section, The Public Affairs Award from the Chicago Section, The Howard and Sally Peters Award from the Chemistry and the Law Division, the Henry Hill Award, sponsored by the ACS Division of Professional Relations, and the Michael Shea Award from the Division of Chemical Technicians.

He holds two patents, and has over seventy-five publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry, incineration, plastics recycling—and popular music history.

His presentation titled, "Statistics and the Shirelles: How Physical Sciences Thinking Informs Popular Music Analytics", will be presented following the poster presentation event at the annual Student Research Sympossium on the Northern Michigan University campus on April 2nd.  

Abstract

Yes, that’s right. It’s Moneyball for popular music.

People love lists, especially lists of the “Best of All Time.” But very seldom can direct comparisons be made between things that happened in different times—whether football teams, home run hitters, boxers or even songs. So how might you get to a list of the “Best” records of all time? Is that only a subjective determination—“It’s what I like”—or are there objective measures that could be used?

This talk starts that analysis by comparing Billboard chart histories of records popular between 1958 and 1989, including the methodology for creating the charts and how it varied with time. Then various schemes for determining the strongest charting songs are compared.

Oh yes—and there will be some audio lists including the 20 strongest charting records of those 32 years. And some surprises: the strongest charting songs are not evenly distributed across that time span. The reasons are kind of surprising.

In the end we’ll learn how various data, analysis, handling and thinking techniques used in the physical sciences help with the analysis of other kinds of data--like music popularity charts, and how a number of different approaches can be brought to consensus by these techniques.

 


UPLS Student Travel Support for National and Regional Meetings

Posted by Joe Sabol on February 13, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Upper Peninsula Section invites students who have presentations accepted at ACS national or regional meetings and who are in need of travel assistance to apply for Financial Support of Student Presenters!

Any student wishing to participate in this reimbursement shall notify the Treasurer not less than thirty (30) days before the travel, with a) name b) presentation type, oral or poster, c) presentation title, and d) ACS meeting and division scheduling presentation, presentation number, and date and time of presentation. The student presenter must submit to the Treasurer travel/housing receipts, name of payee, and mailing address not more than fifteen (15) days after the conclusion of the meeting.

Register Soon for UPLS Student Research Symposium

Posted by Joe Sabol on January 22, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Upper Peninsula - NE Wisconsin ACS Student Research Symposium

Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan

April 2, 2016

 

Purpose of the Symposium: To provide a venue for students to present their research in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. This symposium will be an excellent opportunity for students, faculty, and the community at large to learn about the interesting research being conducted in the UP! The event is sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Section of the American Chemical Society.

Intended Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate students, pursuing research projects through externally-funded grants, guided independent study, or as part of a course. No Cost to Present!

Location: New Science Facility Atrium, Northern Michigan University Campus, Marquette MI

Presentation Format: Poster presentations, maximum size 3 feet high x 4 feet wide

Awards! We will be judging posters and offering prize money to the highest-quality posters and presentations. Many awards will be given! All presenters will receive a gift from the UP Local Section.

Travel Support: A travel subsidy will be available to attend the event. Details soon!

The deadline for abstract submissions is March 18, 2016. Registration will open soon!

Questions? Email Andrew Galerneau at ajgalern@mtu.edu

 

Joint Great Lakes Central Regional Meeting 2015

Posted by Joe Sabol on February 24, 2015 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Joint Great Lakes Central Regional Meeting

May 27-27, 2015 in Grand Rapids MI

http://jglcrm2015.com/

 

UPLS Research Seminar

Posted by Joe Sabol on February 24, 2015 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

UPLS research seminar, presented by Prof. Hu, MTU.

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

The presentation will take place in Rekhi G06, MTU Campus, Houghton MI, and it will be recorded.

Refreshments, coffee, and cookies at 2:30 PM.

2015 Upper Peninsula & NE Wisconsin Student Research Symposium

Posted by Joe Sabol on February 24, 2015 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

2015 Upper Peninsula & NE Wisconsin Student Research Symposium

The Upper Peninsula Section of the American Chemical Society is soliciting abstracts submission for the Student Research Symposium which will be held at NMU, Marquette MI Saturday, April 11, 2015.

This symposium will provide a venue for students to present their research in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. This symposium will be an excellent opportunity for students, faculty, and the community at large to learn about the interesting research being conducted in the UP. Students in the Michigan Upper Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin are invited to submit an abstract.

Go to http://goo.gl/forms/z8yJIXLEvt to submit your poster abstract. The deadline for abstract submission is March 15, 2015.

Awards to the best posters will be given, and every participant will receive a gift from the UP Local Section.

No registration fee!

Questions should be directed to Loredana Valenzano (lvalenza@mtu.edu), UPLS 2015 Chair.

April 11, 2015 at Northern Michigan University Campus, Marquette MI

Presenter Registration Form

http://goo.gl/forms/z8yJIXLEvt

Upper Peninsula Science Olympiad Regional Tournament

Posted by Joe Sabol on February 24, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

UPLS sponsored Upper Peninsula Science Olympiad Regional Tournament, February 21, 2015, Marquette MI.


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