National Chemistry Week
-Teacher of the Year
-Student Travel Grants
-Long Range Planning
-Amalgamator Ad Rates
Milwaukee Section Award
-Ethyl & Ion
Features - Year 2004
Kristene K. Surerus
Chair - 2004
UWM SAACS - Finalists 2003 Chemvention Competition
The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) at UW-Milwaukee has been named a finalist in the 2003 Chemvention competition. This competition is associated with the 2003 National Chemistry Week (NCW) celebration. The student group carried out experiments to determine the percentage of oxygen in air (this years NCW theme was "Earth's Atmosphere and Beyond".) As finalists, members of the UWM SAACS group will present a poster at the ACS National Meeting this March in Anaheim. If they win the competition, they will receive an award of $1500 to be used to purchase a new computer system for the club.
Amalgamator Gets Noticed
The Amalgamator web site was featured in the Quarterly Newsletter for Local Section Officers as an example of how web pages for local sections should be done.
2004 ACS Webcast Short Courses
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Candidates for Office
Ballots are being sent to all members under seperate cover. The ballots must be in the hands of the secretary no later than 7:00 PM, May 6, 2004 to be counted at the May meeting. Ballots may be hand delivered to the secretary at that meeting.
Joe Piatt is an associate professor of Chemistry and Environmental Science at Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He has been at Carroll College since 1998, where he teaches analytical chemistry, instrumentation and environmental science. Joe received his bachelor of science degrees from Marquette University in 1989, majoring in mathematics and chemistry. He received an M.S.C.E. in environmental engineering sciences from the University of Minnesota in 1993. In 1997, he received a PhD degree in soil, water and environmental science from the University of Arizona, where he also completed a post-doctoral appointment. Joe's research interests are in soil and water chemistry as related to contaminant/soil/water interactions, contaminant fate and transport, and remediation.
Kevin W. Glaeske (b.1966) is an assistant professor of chemistry at Wisconsin Lutheran College. He received bachelor's degrees from Beloit College (1988) in both Chemistry and Classics and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa. Upon graduation, he studied synthetic organic chemistry at the University of Utah under F.G. West. He received his Ph.D. in 1995 (Thesis title: The Synthesis of a-Amino Acid Derivatives and Study of Transfer of Chirality in the Stevens Rearrangement) and was called to teach chemistry at Wisconsin Lutheran College the same year. While at WLC he has been published in such journals as Organic Letters and The American Biology Teacher and currently serves as chairman of the faculty.
Holger Försterling is a NMR specialist in the Department of Chemistry at UW-Milwaukee. He received his Diplom in Chemistry at the Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany in 1991. Subsequently he studied Organometallic Chemistry in the group of Dr. Craig Barnes at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, where he graduated with a PhD in chemistry in 1996. He was then working on biomolecular NMR as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Christian Griesinger at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany before moving to Milwaukee in 1998. He is a member of the American Chemical Society since 1992.
Prior to his retirement in 1998, Dimitri Gorjestani was Director of Analytical Services and Quality Management for COOK COMPOSITES & POLYMERS (FREEMAN CHEMICAL), having been associated with the company since 1966. Before FREEMAN CHEMICAL, he was engaged in the R&D work at ALLIS-CHALMERS MFG. CO. (1963-1966), THIEM CORPORATION (1961-1963) and ALDRICH CHEMICAL (1960). Since his retirement, Dimitri has been consulting manufacturers of reinforced plastics and coating resins materials. As a member of the ACS since 1960, Dimitri has held the offices of Program Chairman, Chairman and Past Chairman in the Milwaukee Section, and presently holds the office of Councilor. He was also the winner of the MILWAUKEE SECTION AWARD in 1988. At the national ACS level, he served the Chemical Abstract Services as a translator and abstractor of the Russian scientific journals and patents. Dimitri received a B.A. degree in Chemistry from Oberlin College in Ohio and a Doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Tehran, Iran.
Thomas Thornton is a senior development engineer with Aladdin Engineering.. His academic background includes a BS in Biology and a BS in Chemistry from Bradley University in 1976, an MS in Chemistry from DePaul University in 1983, and an MS in Material Science & Engineering from the University of Virginia in1993. His career activities involve chemical and material analysis, material and product R&D, material and manufacturing process development, manufacturing processes, and equipment trouble shooting and improvement. He has been an ACS member since 1976.
CAREER MANAGEMENT TOOLS
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The fee-based tools are discounted for members. They include personal career coaching that can provide one-on-one assistance in areas such as: learning to succeed in performance reviews, developing skills in negotiating salary, and obtaining a detailed, online analysis of how you typically react to problems and challenges at work.
These career tools include career frequently asked questions (FAQs), a free searchable database of nearly 300 articles on job search and career development. Explore the database to inquire about resume writing, interviewing, legal issues, stock options, salary negotiations, and more. Other benefits to members are e-mail access to a career expert for prompt answers to career issues. ACT also provides automatic e-mail alerts on topics of specific interest to the member.
Whether you're facing a career transition, interview, performance review, relocation, pending retirement or other life-changing career challenge, ACT will help you understand the issues involved.
36thGreat Lakes Regional Meeting
Peoria, IL October 17-20, 2004
The Illinois Heartland Local Section of the ACS will be hosting the 36th Annual Great Lakes Regional Meeting at the Père Marquette Hotel in Downtown Peoria, Illinois starting on Sunday, October 17 and continuing through Wednesday, October 20. We hope to see you there!! http://membership.acs.org/g/glrm04/
50 Year ACS Members
The following members of our section have been members of the American Chemical Society for 50 years. They will be honored at the September meeting. Please congratulate them.
Fall 2004 ACS Webcast Short Courses
ACS Webcast Short Courses Provide Convenient, Interactive, State-of-the-Art Training for Chemistry Professionals.
New Program Aims to Help Mature Chemists
ACS industrial members age 45 and over who have lost their jobs, or have been given notice that they will become unemployed by December 31, are eligible for a pilot program that aims to assist them to return to work.
Five mid- and late-career members will receive financial subsidies to receive professional career coaching and to participate in the Chemjobs Career Center at the Spring 2005 National Meeting in San Diego. The new program, "Member Career Outreach," was launched this fall by the ACS Department of Career Services with the support of Corporation Associates.
Data show that mature chemists (age 45+) face very different challenges in securing employment than younger chemists. Not only are older workers more likely to be unemployed and to experience lengthy periods of unemployment, but they also may lack recent experience in looking for a job, face greater family and financial responsibilities than younger candidates, have outdated skills, bring unrealistic expectations to the job search, and suffer age discrimination.
The "Member Career Outreach" program will help grantees in four essential ways:
After advertising "Member Career Outreach" in Chemical & Engineering News, DCS will select awardees by a combination of lottery and evaluation of their application materials with the assistance of the Subcommittee on Professional Services of the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA). (CEPA reviews ACS career programs and services.) Those selected for the program will be notified in early January.
To apply for the program or for further information, contact Elaine Diggs - e-mail: email@example.com
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