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DATE SPEAKER TOPIC LOCATION
2003
January 24 Dr. Daniel W. Armstrong
Iowa State University
High Efficiency Microbial Analysis, Viability Determination and Antibiotic Screening: The Marriage of Separation Science and Microbiology Steven's Steak House
Elmhurst, IL
February 21 Mr. Gary Kitmacher
NASA, Johnson Space Center
Views from Space Rosewood
Rosemont, IL
March 14 Public Affairs Award:
Inara Brubaker
UOP
Roles for Chemical Scientists in a Technological Society Wellington Restaurant
Arlington Heights, IL
April 25 Dr. Michael Pellin
Argonne National Laboratory
Analytical Chemistry of Star Dust* Midwest Conference Center
Northlake, IL
Saturday,
May 17
Elementary Education Committee Color Workshop Columbia College
Chicago
May 30 Gibbs Medal Award:
Prof. John Brauman,
Stanford University
Gas Phase Ionic Chemistry Argonne Guest House
Argonne National Laboratories
May 31 -
June 2
----- Great Lakes Regional ACS Meeting Loyola University
Chicago
June 20 Dr. Tejal A. Desai
Boston University
Microengineering Drug Delivery:   From Pores to Particles Holiday Inn
Willowbrook
Tuesday,
Aug 5
  A night of comedy with the Galileo Players Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
Arlington Heights, IL
September 19 Dick Bisbing
McCrone Associates
Imaging in the Forensic Microscopy Laboratory Oak Brook Marriott
1401 West 22nd St.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
October 24 Professor Daryle H. Busch
University of Kansas
Basolo Medal Award:
Ventures in the Design of Homogeneous Oxidation Catalyst Systems
Kendall College
and Northwestern Technological Institute
Evanston, IL
Saturday
October 25
National Chemistry Day ChemDay University of Illinois,
Chicago
November 21 Dr. Peter Dorhout
Colorado State University
Plutonium Chemistry and the DOE Legacy Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
December 12 Dr. James O'Brien
Southwest Missouri State University
Famous Mad Hatters Monastero's Ristorante
3935 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL
2004
January 23 Sharon Bertsch McGrayne Claire C. Patterson:   A Chemist Leads the Fight Against Leaded Gasoline Ann Sathers
February 20 Dr. Charles "Chip" Palmer
DuPont Textiles and Intermediates
Spandex Technology - The Science of Stretch and Recovery Holiday Inn North Shore
5300 W. Touhy Ave.
Niles, IL
March 19 Dr. Sara Risch
from "Science by Design"
Public Affairs Meeting:
" The Flavor of Chemistry or the Chemistry of Flavors"
Cafe La Cave
2777 Mannheim Rd
Des Plaines, IL
April 23 Dr. Richard P. Van Duyne
Northwestern University
Nanoparticle Optics for Surface-Enhanced Sensing and Spectroscopy The Parthenon
314 South Halsted
Chicago, IL
May 3-6 Powder & Bulk Solids Conference Join the Chicago Section at booth 2550 at the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL
May 21 Gibbs Medal Award:
Prof. Ronald Breslow
Columbia University
Progress on a New Approach to Cancer Chemotherapy North Shore Lights
at Hotel Moraine
Highwood, IL
June 25 Dr. Donald Wink
University of Illinois, Chicago
Education Night:  Relevance and Chemistry Education

Fountain Blue Banquets
Des Plaines, IL

July 23 Chicago Section Summer Social Fiddler on the Roof Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
August 13-22 ----- Chicago Section at the Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
August 22-26 ----- National ACS Meeting Philadelphia, PA
Thursday
September 23
Romesh Kumar 
Argonne Nat'l Labs
Joint with the Joliet Section:
Hydrogen & Fuel Cells: Where We Are, Where We Are Headed
University of St. Francis
Joliet
October 17-20 ----- 36th Great Lakes Regional ACS Meeting Hotel Pere Marquette
Peoria, Illinois
October 22 Dr. Malcolm H. Chisholm
Ohio State University
Basolo Medal Award:
Routes to New Generation Polymers Employing Single-site Metal Alkoxide Catalysts, Polyesters, Polyethers and Polycarbonates from Renewable Resources
Lecture:  Northwestern University
Dinner: Zhivago's Restaurant
Skokie

Saturday
October 23

National Chemistry Day Theme-"Health and Wellness"
Speakers, exhibits, and demos all day
Loyola University
Devon & Sheridan
Chicago, IL
November 19 Dr. Eloy Rodriguez
Cornell University

Julius Stieglitz Lecture:
Chemical Novelty from the Amazonian Jungles and Carribean Seas:  Playgrounds for Synthetic Organic Chemists and Chemical Biologists

Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
December 10 Sheila G. Bailey
NASA
Missions to Mars – Past, Present, And Future Willowbrook
Holiday Inn
2005
January 14
(a week early)
Dr. Catherine Woytowicz
Principal, Spider Consulting
Non-traditional Career Opportunities for Chemists: Drafting International Treaties, Advising Government, Writing Books, Solving Crime, and Teaching - what’s it all about? The Parthenon Restaurant
Chicago
February 25 J. J. Emerson
University of Chicago
Gene Traffic in Vertebrate Genomes:  Examples from Chicken and Mammals Rosewood Restaurant
Rosemont, IL
March 13-Mar 17 ----- National ACS Meeting San Diego, CA
March 18 Tom Kucera Public Affairs Award
"The Shifting Paradigm of the Central Science"
Cafe La Cave
2777 Mannheim Rd
Des Plaines, IL
April 19-20 AIChE Symposium "Chemical Engineering -- At the Crossroads of Technology" IIT
Chicago
April 22

Dr. Alan F. Bain, D.O.,
The Center for Integrated Health Care

Luncheon meeting, recognize 50-year members
"Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Bringing the Power of Bio-Energy into the Mainstream of American Medicine"
Monastero's Ristorante
3935 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL
April 23
Saturday
9 am-2 pm
Dorothy Rodmann Job Search/Interviewing Skills Workshop Loyola University LSB building Auditorium room 142
May 13 Prof. David Evans
Harvard University
Gibbs Medal Award:
"Control of Stereochemical Relationships in the Assembly of Organic Structures, Advances that have Transformed the Face of Organic Chemistry"
North Shore Lights
at Hotel Moraine
Highwood, IL
June 24 Prof. Ronald Breslow
Columbia University
Progress on a New Approach to Cancer Chemotherapy Steven's Steak House
Elmhurst, IL
July 29 ACS Summer Social "Sherlock's Last Case"
Dinner Theater
Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Aug 12 to 21   Chicago Section at the Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
Aug 28 to Sept 1 ----- National ACS Meeting Washington, D.C.
September 23 Donald Dabdub
University of California-Irvine
Heterogeneous Interfacial Reactions:  A New Paradigm in
Atmospheric Chemistry
Fountain Blue Banquets
Des Plaines, IL
October 15
Saturday
Chicago Chemistry Day Theme-"The Joy of Toys" DePaul University
October 21 Prof. John E. Bercaw
California Institute of Technology
Basolo Medal Award:
Selective Catalytic Oxidations of Methane: Keys to the Effective Use of Natural Gas
Lecture:  Northwestern University
Dinner: Zhivago's Restaurant
Skokie
October 26-28   40th Midwest Regional Meeting of the ACS Joplin, Missouri
November 18 Peter Lykos
Illinois Institute of Technology
Project-Based Learning Loyola University
Devon & Sheridan
Chicago, IL
December 9 Charles P. Casey
2004 President, ACS
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Holiday Party:
"Challenges for Chemists"
Willowbrook
Holiday Inn
2006
January 20 Catherine Middlecamp
University of Wisconsin - Madison
"The Radium Girls and The Firecracker Boys" Manzo's Restaurant
1571 S. Elmhurst Rd
Des Plaines

February 8
Wednesday

Howard Morton
David McAlonan
both of Abbott Labs

Joint meeting with AIChE:
"The Chemistry and Manufacture of Potent Drugs"

Abbott Labs
North Chicago, IL

February 23 & 25 DuPage Area Engineers' Week " Women in Science and Engineering" IIT
Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus
Wheaton, IL
March 17 Harinder Singh
University of Chicago

Public Affairs Lecture Meeting:
"The Science & Technology of Stem Cells"

Cafe La Cave
2777 Mannheim Rd
Des Plaines, IL
March 26-30 ----- National ACS Meeting Atlanta, GA
April 28
Luncheon meeting
Mark Ratner
Northwestern University
Nanotechnology Hackney's on Lake
Glenview, IL
May 12
note early date
Jacqueline K. Barton
Caltech
Gibbs Medal Award:
"DNA Charge Transport Chemistry and Biology"
Chateau Rand
900 East Rand Road
Des Plaines, IL
May 31-
June 2
Great Lakes Regional Meeting "A Festival of Chemistry in the City of Festivals" Hyatt Regency Hotel
Milwaukee, WI
June 23 Penny Le Couteur
Capilano College
North Vancouver, B.C
Excerpts and discussion of her book: "Napoleon's
Buttons - How 17 Molecules Changed History"
Monastero's Ristorante
3935 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL
Friday,
July 14
Summer Social Minor League Ball Game:
Schaumburg Flyers vs. Kansas City T-Bones
Alexian Field
Schaumburg, IL
August 11-20 Illinois Sections of the ACS at the State Fair Please join us at the Fair Springfield, IL
September 10-14 ACS National National ACS Meeting San Francisco, CA
September 29 Paul Kelter
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Education Night
"The Lessons I’ve Learned from 25 Years of Teaching"
Benedictine University
Lisle, IL
October 20

Prof. Ivano Bertini
Dept. of Chem
Univ of Florence
Florence, Italy

Basolo Award
Metal Ions in the Proteome
Lecture:  Northwestern University
Dinner: Zhivago's Restaurant
Skokie
October 28 Chemistry Day
(National Chemistry Week)
Theme-- “Your Home: It’s All Built on Chemistry” Columbia College
Chicago
Saturday
November 4
  Job Search Workshop for Chemical Professionals University of Illinois
Chicago
Wednesday
November 15
Samuel Danishefsky
Columbia University
Julius Stieglitz Lecture:
On the Power of Chemical Synthesis
The Parthenon Restaurant
Chicago
December 8 Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Holiday Party:
"Joy of Chemistry"
Fountain Blue Banquets
Des Plaines, IL
2007
January 19 Dr. Francesca Casadio
Art Institute of Chicago
"A World Class Collection Under the Microscope: Scientific Research at the Art Institute of Chicago" Colletti’s Dining and Banquets
Chicago
February 22
(Thursday)
Dr. Bruce Cook
Exxon Mobil Research
Joint with AIChE
"Chemistry of Gasoline Sulfur Reduction"

European Crystal Banquet Center
519 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL

March 16 Lee R. Marek
Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Public Affairs Meeting:
"Chemistry On the Late Show With David Letterman-Part 1"
Cafe La Cave
2777 Mannheim Rd
Des Plaines, IL
March 25-29 ACS National National ACS Meeting Chicago, IL
April 13
(lunch meeting)
Gabriela Weaver
Purdue University
Distinguished Service Award Meeting
"Authentic Research Experiences for the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum"
Hackney's on Lake
Glenview, IL
May 25 Sylvia T. Ceyer
MIT
Gibbs Lecture:
“Bulk Hydrogen:  A New Kind of Surface Species with a Chemistry of its Own”
The Arboretum Club
Buffalo Grove, IL
June 21
(Thursday)
Ruth Ann Armitage
Eastern Michigan University
Joint with YCC:
"Archaeological Chemistry of Rock Paintings: Radiocarbon Dating and Chemical Analysis"
Viceroy of India
Lombard, IL
Friday,
July 27
Summer Social Minor League Ball Game:
Schaumburg Flyers vs. Joliet Jackhammers
Alexian Field
Schaumburg, IL
August 10-19 Illinois Sections of the ACS at the State Fair Please join us at the Fair Illinois Fairgrounds
Springfield, IL
August 19-23 ACS National National ACS Meeting Boston, MA
September 28 Roald Hoffmann
Cornell University
"More about Mme. Lavoisier than M. Lavoisier" Loyola University
Devon & Sheridan
Chicago, IL
October 19 Richard
R. Schrock
M.I.T.
Basolo Award
"Catalytic Reduction of Dinitrogen to Ammonia at Room Temperature and One Atmosphere with Protons and Electrons"
Lecture:  Northwestern University
Dinner: Zhivago's Restaurant
Skokie
October 20
Saturday
Chemistry Day "The Many Faces of Chemistry" Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago
November 16 Zafra Lerman
Columbia College
Education Night, Joint with Chemists' Club
"Using Visualization To Make Chemistry Accessible To All"
Holiday Inn North Shore
5300 W. Touhy Ave.
Skokie, IL
December 7 Peter Ludovice
Georgia Tech
Holiday Party- Joint with Chemists' Club and Iota Sigma Pi
"Labcoats and Other Fashion Statements"
Willowbrook
Holiday Inn
2008
January 24
(Thursday)
Jennifer Holmgren
UOP
Joint with AIChE
"Biofuels: Unlocking the Potential"
European Crystal Banquet Center
519 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL
February 22 Fraser Stoddard
Trustees Professor
Northwestern University
Kilpatrick Lecture, joint with IIT
" Chemistry and Molecular Nanotechnology in Tomorrow's World "

IIT’s McCormick Tribune Campus Center
3201 South State St.
Chicago

March 27
(Thursday)
Robert J. Massie
President, Chemical Abstracts Service
Public Affairs Meeting:
"Chemical Information: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"
Cafe La Cave
2777 Mannheim Rd
Des Plaines, IL
April 6-10   National ACS Meeting New Orleans
April 17
(Thursday)
Dr. Li Li Ji
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Joint with Joliet Section
"The Cell Found Fire: The Utility of Free Radicals in Exercise-Induced Adaptations"
University of St. Francis
Joliet
May 9
Carolyn R. Bertozzi
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and
University of California, Berkeley
Gibbs Award:
"Chemistry in Living Systems: Shedding Light on Glycans"
Carriage Greens Country Club
Darien, IL
June 10-14 CERMACS 2008 Central Regional Meeting of the ACS Hyatt Regeancy
Columbus, OH
June 20
(lunch meeting)
Jeffrey Weidenhamer
Ashland University
Joint with the Milwaukee Section:
Distinguished Service Award and
50-year members
"Lead: An Ancient But Still Present Hazard"
Illinois Beach Resort
Illinois Beach State Park
Zion, IL
August 8-17 Illinois Sections of the ACS at the State Fair Please join us at the Fair Illinois Fairgrounds
Springfield, IL
August 17-21   National ACS Meeting Philadelphia, PA
September 26 Ricard Silverman
Northwestern University
Education night
Joint with Loyola
Topic:  Lyrica
Loyola University
Devon & Sheridan
Chicago, IL
October 8-11 MWRM2008 43rd Midwest Regional ACS Meeting Ramada Inn
Kearney, NE
October 17 Professor Robert Grubbs,
California Institute of Technology
Basolo Award
Joint with Northwestern
"The Synthesis of Large and Small Molecules using Olefin Metathesis Catalysts"
Lecture:  Northwestern University
Dinner: Zhivago's Restaurant
Skokie
October 25
(Saturday)
ChemDay 2008
National Chemistry Week
"Having a Ball with Chemistry" Loyola University
Devon & Sheridan
Chicago, IL
November 19
(Wednesday)
Joan Brennecke
Notre Dame
Stieglitz Lecture
Joint with Univ. of Chicago
"Ionic Liquids: Worth Their Salt"
The Parthenon
314 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL
December 12 Alanah Fitch
Loyola University
Holiday Party
Joint with Chemists' Club & Iota Sigma Pi
"A History of Lead and Humanity"
Fountain Blue Banquets
Des Plaines, IL
2009
January 22
Thursday
William Roe
President & CEO
Coskata, Inc
Joint with AIChE
"Technology of Efficient Conversion of Biomass to Fuel (Ethanol)"
European Crystal Banquet Center
519 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL
February 27 Susan Olesik
Ohio State University
Kilpatrick Lecture
"Unique Carbon Chemistry: Applications in Space Science and Nanoscience"
IIT’s McCormick Tribune Campus Center
3201 South State St.
Chicago
Wednesday,
March 18
George R. Lester
President, George Lester, Inc.
Public Affairs meeting
"Wha'cha Gonna Do When the Oil is Gone?  Energy Sources for the Twenty-First Century"
Cafe La Cave
2777 Mannheim Rd
Des Plaines, IL
March 22-26 ACS National National ACS Meeting Salt Lake City, UT
April 24 Robert Wolke
Author
"A Little Knowledge Makes a Dangerous Cook" Manzo's Restaurant
1571 S. Elmhurst Rd
Des Plaines
May 13-16 GLRM 2009 Great Lakes Regional Meeting Lincolnshire Marriott
May 15 Louis Brus
Columbia University
Gibbs Award Banquet
"Benjamin Franklin and J. W. Gibbs"
with GLRM at
Lincolnshire Marriott
June 19
Lunchtime
Jerry Rice
Julie Parente
Museum of Science and Industry
DSA, 50-year members,
“Science Rediscovered: A Campaign for Science and Leadership”

Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, IL

August 14-23 Illinois Sections of the ACS at the State Fair Please join us at the Fair Illinois State Fairgrounds
Springfield, IL
August 16-20 ACS National National ACS Meeting Washington, DC
September 21-25   ACS Short Course Circuit University Center
525 South State St
Chicago
September 25 Mary L. Good
Donaghey College
University of Arkansas
Education Night,
Public Affairs Award to Mary L. Good
“Science and Innovation in the Global Economy -- Why It Matters and Who Needs to be Concerned”
Loyola University
Devon & Sheridan
Chicago, IL
October 16 Basolo Award Dinner
Peter J. Stang
Basolo Award Dinner
joint with Northwestern
"Abiological Self-Assembly: Predesigned Metallacycles and Metallacages via Coordination"
Lecture: Technological Institute,
Northwestern University
Dinner: Scott Hall
Northwestern University
October 24
(Saturday)
ChemDay 2009 National Chemistry Week Chemistry Day
"Chemistry — It's Elemental"
DePaul University
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL
Wednesday,
November 18
Mitch Jacoby
Senior Editor
C&EN
"A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Weekly News Magazine of the World of Chemistry"
Zhivago's Restaurant
Skokie
December 4 Wendy S. Wolbach
DePaul University
Holiday Party:
"Carbon, Meteorites, and Extinctions"
Willowbrook
Holiday Inn
2010
Thursday, January 21 Michael Koehler
CEO, Packer Engineering
Joint with AIChE
"Chemists and Engineers in the Courtroom"
European Crystal Banquet Center
519 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
February 19 Braja Mandal Kilpatrick Lecture
“An Excursion in Polymer Chemistry with Selected Highlights of the Last Half-Century”
IIT’s McCormick Tribune Campus Center
3201 South State St.
Chicago
February 20 DuPage Engineers Week "Engineering Today's Play into Tomorrow's Careers" IIT
Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus
201 East Loop Road
Wheaton, IL
March 12 Elena V. Shevchenko
Argonne National Labs
Public Affairs Meeting:
“Nanoparticles and Structural Diversity at Nanoscale”
Café La Cave
2777 Mannheim Road,
Des Plaines, IL
March 21-25 ACS National National ACS Meeting San Francisco
Monday,
April 12
Sara Risch
Science By Design
“Advances in Food Packaging” The Parthenon
314 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL
May 14 Maurice Brookhart
University of North Carolina
Gibbs Award Banquet
“Alkane Metathesis: A Route to Tomorrow’s Fuels?”
Casa Royale
783 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL
Thursday,
June 17
Joe Alper
Parrotfish Consulting
DSA Award, 50 & 60-year member
"Confessions of a Science Nerd"
Manzo's Restaurant
1571 S. Elmhurst Rd
Des Plaines
August 13-22 Illinois Sections of the ACS at the State Fair Please join us at the Fair Illinois State Fairgrounds
Springfield, IL
August 22-26 ACS National National ACS Meeting Boston, MA
September 24 Vicki Colvin
Rice University
Education Night Loyola University
Devon & Sheridan
Chicago, IL
October 22 Roald Hoffman
Cornell University
Basolo Award
“The Chemical Imagination at Work in Very Tight Places”
Lecture: Technological Institute,
Northwestern University
Dinner:  Zhivago Restaurant
Saturday,
October 23
Chemistry Day “Behind the Scenes with Chemistry!” Loyola University
Devon & Sheridan
Chicago, IL
Thursday,
November 18
Mark E. Davis
Caltech
Stieglitz Lecture:
“New Heterogeneous Catalysts for Converting Sugars
in Aqueous Media”
The Wellington
Arlington Heights, IL
December 10 Sara J. Risch
Science By Design
Holiday Party:
“Advances in Food Packaging”
Hilton Garden Inn -
by Chicago O'Hare
2930 S. River Road
Des Plaines, IL
2011
Wednesday,
January 19
Arup K. SenGupta
LeHigh University
Joint with AIChE and ChemPharma
“Sustainable Mitigation of Global Arsenic Crisis: Challenges and Progress”
European Crystal Banquet Center
519 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL
Thursday,
February 24
Teri Odom
Northwestern University
“All Things Pyramids: New Platforms for Imaging and Sensing” Zhivago Restaurant
9925 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL

Saturday,
February 26

DuPage Engineers Week   IIT
Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus
201 East Loop Road
Wheaton, IL
Friday,
March 18
Barbara E. Moriarty
Nalco Company
Public Affairs Meeting:
“Scientists and Public Affairs”
Café La Cave
2777 Mannheim Road,
Des Plaines, IL
March 27-31 ACS National National ACS Meeting Anaheim, CA
Friday,
April 29
Jiaxing Huang,
Northwestern University
“Graphene Oxide as Colloidal Surfactant: Some New Insights into an Old Material”

Colletti's Dining and Banquets
5707 N. Central Ave.
Chicago

Friday,
May 20
Robert G. Bergman
UC Berkeley
Gibbs Award:
“Selective Stoichiometric and Catalytic Reactions in Water-Soluble Host-Guest Supramolecular Systems”
Casa Royale
783 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL
June 8-10   42nd Central Regional Meeting Indianapolis, IN
June 16 Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Thursday,
June 23
Adrian Whitty
Boston University
DSA, 50-yr Members
“Drugging the Un-Druggable: Discovering Small Molecule Inhibitors of Constitutive Protein-Protein Interactions
Country Squire
19133 E. Belvidere Rd.
Grayslake, IL
August 4 Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
August 12-21   ACS at the Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
August 28-Sept 1 ACS National National ACS Meeting Denver, CO
September 15 Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Friday,
September 23
Norbert Pienta
University of Iowa
 “The Journal of Chemical Education: Print Journalism Enters the Digital Age” Loyola University
Devon & Sheridan
Chicago, IL
October 13 Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Friday,
October 14
Gregory J. Kubas
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Basolo Award:
“The Remarkable Structure, Bonding, and Reactivity of Metal Dihydrogen Complexes: Inspiration for the Hydrogen Economy”
Lecture: Technological Institute,
Northwestern University
October 19-22 46th Great Lakes Regional Meeting “Solutions for a Changing World, Celebrating the International Year of Chemistry” St. Louis, MO
Saturday,
October 22
Chemistry Day “Chemistry—our Health, Our Future”
Program

Columbia College,
623 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago

Saturday,
November 5
CANMRDG Chicago Area NMR Discussion Group Baxter Healthcare
Corp. Research Facility
Round Lake, IL
November 10 Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
November 10-11 AIChE Midwest Regional Conference “Energy is Everything - Game Changers” University of Illinois at Chicago
November 14-17 EAS Eastern Analytical Symposium Somerset, NJ
Thursday,
November 17
Robin L. Garrell
UCLA
“Nanotechnology in Art and Art Conservation” The Parthenon
314 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL
Monday,
November 21
Jonathan Ellman Stieglitz Lecture:
“New Methods for the Synthesis and Elaboration of Amine Containing Compounds”
University of Chicago
Room:  Kent 120
4:00 PM
December 1 Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Friday,
December 9
Sidney Perkowitz
Emory University
Holiday Party:
“Hollywood Science: Good for Hollywood,  Bad for Science?”
Willowbrook
Holiday Inn
7800 Kingery Highway
Willowbrook, IL
2012
January 12 Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Thursday,
January 19
Eric Toone
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Joint with AIChE and ChemPharma
“The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy:   A New Paradigm in Transformational Energy Research”
European Crystal Banquet Center
519 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL
February 9 Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Thursday,
February 16
Emily Weiss
Northwestern University
“The Chemistry of Nanocrystals” Zhivago Restaurant
9925 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL
Saturday,
February 25
DuPage Area Engineers Week Details IIT
Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus

201 East Loop Road
Wheaton, IL
March 8 Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
March 11-15 Pittcon Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry & Applied Spectroscopy Orlando, FL
Friday,
March 16
Mary Jo Boldingh,
Foley & Lardner, LLP
Xavier Pillai,
Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd
Public Affairs Meeting
“America Invests Act” PL-112-29
Café La Cave
2777 Mannheim Road,
Des Plaines, IL
March 25-29  

243rd National ACS Meeting
Theme: Chemistry of Life

San Diego, CA
April 5 Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Thursday,
April 19
Ben McCall
University of Illinois
Champaign-Urbana
“Astrochemistry:  From H3+ to C60 Viceroy of India
Lombard, IL
Thursday,
May 10
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Friday,
May 18
Mark Ratner
Northwestern University
Gibbs Award Banquet
“From Rectifying to Energy: Some Reflections”
Casa Royale
783 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL
Thursday,
June 14
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Thursday,
June 21
Mark A. Griep
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Chicago Section DSA Award and 50 & 60-year members honored,
ReAction! Chemistry in the Movies
Manzo's Restaurant
1571 S. Elmhurst Rd
Des Plaines
Thursday,
August 2
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
August 10-19   ACS at the Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
August 19-23   244th National ACS Meeting Philadelphia, PA
Thursday,
September 13
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Thursday,
September 20
Brian P. Coppola
University of Michigan
Education Night:
“Do Real Work, Not Homework”
Benedictine University
Lisle, IL
Thursday,
October 11
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Friday,
October 19
Richard Eisenberg
University of Rochester

Basolo Award:
“Molecular Systems for Light-Driven Hydrogen Production”

Lecture:  Northwestern University
Dinner:  Hilton Orrington, Evanston
Saturday,
October 27
Chemistry Day Theme:  “Nanotechnology — The Smallest BIG Idea in Science”

University of Illinois at Chicago
Science & Engineering South
845 W. Taylor St.
Chicago
parking/campus map

Wednesday,
November 7
Joseph DeSimone
University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University
Stieglitz Lecture:  “Translating Basic Science into Products and the Role of Diversity in Making that Happen” Holiday Inn
1000 Busse Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
Thursday,
November 8
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Saturday,
November 10
CANMRDG Chicago Area NMR Discussion Group Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
November 12-15 EAS Eastern Analytical Symposium Somerset, NJ
Thursday,
December 6
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Tuesday,
December 11
CMSDG Chicago Mass Spec Discussion Group
"Genomics meets Proteomics: A New Approach to Study Protein-DNA Interactions"  by Michael Olivier, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Friday,
December 14
Matt Young
Half Acre Beer Company
Holiday Party:
“The Science of Brewing Beer”
Fountain Blue Banquets
Des Plaines, IL
2013
Thursday,
January 17
Joseph A. Kocal
Corporate Fellow
Honeywell - UOP
“Ionic Liquids: Status After 15 Years of R&D” European Crystal Banquet Center
519 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL
Saturday,
January 26
10am-3pm
STEMfair The Chicago Section will have a table at the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math event, 10 AM to 3 PM.
Contact Avrom for details
The Gym at:
Barrington Station Middle School
215 Eastern Avenue, Barrington, IL
Thursday,
February 28
Deborah Blum
University of Wisconsin, Madison
“The Poisoner's Handbook (or how I learned to love the homicidal history of chemistry)” The Parthenon
314 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL
Friday,
March 15
Bill Carroll
Past Chair, ACS
Public Affairs Meeting:
“The Chemistry Enterprise: Do We Have a Future, or What?”
Café La Cave
2777 Mannheim Road,
Des Plaines, IL
Monday,
March 18
Steve Burks,
CEO, Sanford Rose and Associates
Joint meeting with Chicago ACS and AIChE, sponsored by ChemPharma Maggiano's
Oak Brook, IL
April 7-11   National ACS Meeting: Chemistry of Energy & Food New Orleans, LA
Wednesday,
April 17
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Thursday,
April 18
Peter Schubert “Motivations and Solutions for a Better World” Viceroy of India
233 E. Roosevelt Rd. Lombard, IL
Thursday,
May 9
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Friday,
May 17
Charles Lieber
Harvard University
Gibbs Award Banquet:
“Nanowires, Nanoscience and Emerging Nanotechnologies”
Hilton Garden Inn -
by Chicago O'Hare
2930 S. River Road
Des Plaines, IL
June 5-8 GLRM Great Lakes Regional Meeting The La Crosse Convention Center,
La Crosse, WI
Thursday,
June 20
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Thursday,
June 27
Andy Jorgensen
University of Toledo
Chicago Section DSA Award and 50 & 60-year members honored,
“Global Climate Change: What Is It? How Will It Affect Us? Can We Reduce the Impact By Our Actions?”
Teibel's Restaurant
1775 U.S. Highway 41,
Schererville, IN
Thursday,
July 11
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
August 8-18   ACS at the Illinois State Fair Springfield, IL
Thursday,
August 22
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
September 8-12   National ACS Meeting:  Chemistry in Motion Indianapolis, IN
Thursday,
September 19
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Friday,
September 27
Helen Domske
Cornell Cooperative Extension &
Great Lakes Program at the University at Buffalo
Section meeting: “The Great Lakes – More Than Just H2O” Loyola University
Devon & Sheridan
Chicago, IL
Thursday,
October 10
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Friday,
October 11
Marcetta Darensbourg
Texas A&M University
Basolo Award Dinner:
“Crossroads of Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry: Synthetic Analogues of the Hydrogenase Active Sites”
Lecture: Technological Institute,
Northwestern University
Dinner:  Hilton Orrington, Evanston
October 16-19   Midwest ACS Regional Meeting Springfield, MO
Saturday,
October 26
Chemistry Day Theme: “Energy:  Now and Forever” Loyola University
Devon & Sheridan
Chicago, IL
Saturday,
November 9
Career Event "Job Search Strategies for Chemists"
contact Barb Moriarty
Elmhurst College
Schaible Science Center
Elmhurst, IL
Saturday,
November 9
CANMRDG Chicago Area NMR Discussion Group TCS Conference Center, Argonne National Lab
Thursday,
November 14
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Nov 18-20 EAS Eastern Analytical Symposium Sumerset, NJ
Friday,
November 22
Paul Stoddard,
Northern Illinois University
“The Geology of the Planet Mars” Benedictine University
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532
Thursday,
December 12
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Friday,
December 13
Alan La Pointe
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Holiday Party:
“A Chemist's Adventures Working on Water Quality Issues in Guyana”

Fountain Blue Banquets
Des Plaines, IL

2014
Thursday,
January 9
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Thursday,
January 16
Jennifer Holmgren, Lanza Tech

Joint with AIChE & ChemPharma
"Why Waste Carbon When You Can Put It To Good Use?"

European Crystal Banquet Center
519 W. Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL
Thursday,
February 13
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Thursday,
February 20
John Flanyak,
President,
Flanyak Scientific
“An Alternative Career in Food Chemistry” Lewis University,
Romeoville, IL
Thursday,
March 13
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
March 16-20   National ACS Meeting:  Chemistry and Materials for Energy Dallas, TX
Friday,
March 28
Jennifer Cassel,
Environmental Law and Policy Center
Public Affairs Meeting:
“The Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act”
Café La Cave
2777 Mannheim Road,
Des Plaines, IL
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Thursday,
April 10
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Thursday,
April 24

David Harwell
Nat'l ACS Ass't Director for Industry Member Programs
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Kannari Saraiya
Kelly Scientific Resources

Panel Discussion:
“The Unstable Chemistry Workplace: Industry Trends & Their Effect on Employment”
The Parthenon
314 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL
Thursday,
May 8
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Friday,
May 16
John Bercaw,
Caltech
Gibbs Award Dinner:
“Hydrocarbon Upgrading to Fuels and Chemicals: Progress towards Homogeneous Catalysts”
Meridian Banquets
1701 Algonquin Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Thursday,
June 12
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
June 15-19 ASMS 62nd Conf on Mass Spectrometry Baltimore, MD
Thursday,
June 19
George W. Crabtree
Argonne National Labs
DSA & 50-Year members Service Awards
The talk will be on energy storage batteries
 
August 8-17 Illinois State Fair Illinois Sections of the ACS at the State Fair Springfield, IL
August 10-14   National ACS Meeting:  Chemistry and Global Stewardship San Francisco, CA
Thursday,
August 21
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Thursday,
September 11
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Friday,
September 19
  Education Night  
Thursday,
October 16
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Friday,
October 24
  Basolo Award, Joint with Northwestern University  
Thursday,
November 13
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Thursday,
November 20
  Stieglitz Lecture  
Thursday,
December 4
Board Meeting   Chicago Section Office
Friday,
December 12
  Holiday Party  
2015
March 22-26   National ACS Meeting:  Chemical Resources: Extraction, Refining and Conservation Denver, CO
August 16-20   National ACS Meeting:  A Histroy of Innovation: From Discovery to Application Boston, MA
2016
March 13-17   National ACS Meeting San Diego, CA
August 21-25   National ACS Meeting Philadelphia, PA
       
2017
April 2-6   National ACS Meeting San Francisco, CA
August 20-24   National ACS Meeting Washington, DC
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