[▼ Expand/shrink] Membership Meeting
This year, about twenty-five members continued a Dayton Section ACS tradition in the form of our membership meeting. In any case, at our Membership Meeting we honor those section members, who, during the past year, have attained 50 or 60 years of ACS membership. This year, our new 50-year members are: Dr. Raouf Botros, Dr. Ralph R. Jaeger, Mr. David J. Surd, and Dr. Charles John Wiedenheft. Our new 60-year member is Dr. Gabriel Michael Grudus. Unfortunately, none of them were able to show up in person, although two of them gave us details of their careers, which was read by Dr. Venkat Narayanan, our membership chair.
We also announced the results of the section elections and welcomed Dr. Wayne Cook, our new chair-elect; Dr. Steven Trohalaki, our re-elected councillor; Dr. Rachel Jakubiak, our re-elected alternate councillor; and Dr. Yu Kay Law, our new secretary. We also bid farewell and presented certificates of appreciations to Dr. Suzanne Seleem for her last three years, having served as section chair in 2012, and Dr. Wayne Cook, who served as secretary for the past two years. We also bid farewell to Dr. Venkat Narayanan, who vacated his position as Chair of the Membership Committee after 10 years of faithful service to the Dayton Section.
50 year Members: Dr. Raouf Botros, Dr. Ralph R., Jaeger, Mr. David J. Surd, and Dr. Charles John Wiedenheft.
60 year Member: Dr. Gabriel Michael Grudus
[▼ Expand/shrink] Annual Section Picnic
Thirty-plus Section Members and their families enjoyed what turned out to be a beautiful afternoon at Magee Park on the last day of summer. After finishing the Air Force Marathon first in his age category (deceased), Steve grilled up a sumptuous array of meat — except that he burned the chicken brats, which no one really wanted any-how. Thanks to Wayne for flying the banner high, to Lori and Leanne for doing the grocery shopping, to Yu Kay for bringing the ice, and especially to Rachel for brining utensils!
[▼ Expand/shrink] National Chemistry Week Events
Come celebrate National Chemistry Week (Oct. 20-26) with us at the Centerville Library and the
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery where we will highlight this year’s theme:
Energy – Now and Forever!
Energy is needed for our day-to-day activities, from transportation, keeping us warm or cool, and
to charge our video games and cell phones! Energy is harnessed through a number of sources such
as oil and natural gas, nuclear, wind, and solar. Some of these sources are renewable while others
are not. This National Chemistry week will focus on what energy is, how it is produced, and identifying
renewable sources of energy.
Please see http://www.chemistry.org/ncw for more information on this year’s theme.
DATE: Saturday, October 19, 2013
TIME: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PLACE: Centerville Library 111 W. Spring Valley Road, Centerville (Please see
http://www.wclibrary.info/locations/index.asp for directions)
COST: This Event is Free!
DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2013 and Sunday, October 27, 2013
TIME: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm (both days)
PLACE: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton (Please see
www.boonshoftmuseum.org for directions)
COST: Requires Admission to Museum - $7.50 per child (ages 2 – 12), $8.50 adults, and
$7.50 seniors (children under 2 are free). Of course Boonshoft Members get in free!
The Section is in need of a new NCW Coordinator!
If you are interested and want to find out what’s involved, please
call Joy Haley at (937) 656-9223 or e-mail Joy.Haley.email@example.com .
[▼ Expand/shrink] Section Outreach to Rural and Urban Schools
Using funds obtained from a Local Section Innovative Project Grant in addition to our profit from our
hosting the 2010 Central Regional ACS Meeting, the Dayton Section has actively engaged middle
and high school students from rural and urban areas in chemistry and chemistry related activities.Volunteers from the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), the Departments of Chemistry at
the University of Dayton (UD) and Central State University (CSU), and their respective Chemistry
Clubs, participated in three separate outreach events.
At Warner Middle School (Xenia Community School) and Thurgood Marshall High School (Dayton
Public School), activities included a discussion about the periodic table and how the elements combine
to form compounds used in everyday life. The students also used IYC Activity Kits provided by
the American Chemical Society at no cost, for a precipitation experiment. Based on that experiment,
the students wrote essays that included their original hypothesis, observations, conclusions, as well
as how this activity piqued their interest in science. Students with the top two essays from each of
the seven classes were awarded Texas Instruments TI-36 scientific calculators and offered the opportunity
to attend a two-week NSF-funded science camp hosted by CSU.
Outreach efforts at DECA involved demonstrating the oscillatory nature of the Briggs-Rauscher reaction,
the effect of concentration gradients (the Tomato Juice Rainbow) and the behavior of materials
at extremely low temperatures using liquid nitrogen. Students participated in the liquid nitrogen
demonstration by freezing and shattering flowers and bananas, shrinking balloons, as well as watching
a ping-pong ball whirl around the floor after puncturing it and filling it with liquid nitrogen. The
event ended with a discussion about college courses, specifically chemistry and other natural science
To date, approximately 100 young minds have been positively impacted by these outreach efforts.
The Dayton Section plans to continue these activities and seeks to provide resources to improve and
augment Dayton Public School's current chemistry programs. We are actively seeking donations
from local industry to support our outreach efforts.
None at this time
Call for Volunteers to Fill Vacant Committee-Chair Slots
The Section is in dire need of volunteers to Chair the following Committees:
Careers in Chemistry
National Chemistry Week
Younger Chemists Committee
to the website page for the Dayton section of the American Chemical
Society! We serve a six-county area in the Greater Dayton area and its environs. The site provides meeting
announcements, past issues of the Dayton Section ACS Bulletin, as well as other information. We also provide you with links to chemistry and related departments educational
institutions in and near Ohio for seminar notices.
The Dayton Section
The beginnings of the Dayton Section date back to 1929. The first official Chair of the Section was Dr. C.A. Thomas, who served from 1931-1932. Our current membership exceeds 450, covering the counties of Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Clarke, Preble, and Darke. Section meetings, featuring national and local speakers, are held monthly (except during the summer) and include a local poster session. In addition, our last meeting of the year honors our 50-year members.
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