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Features - Year 2005
Chair - 2005
Pocket Explosion Reported in the Amalgamator - February, 1955
Two high school students were injured last week when chemicals one was carrying in a plastic vial in his hip pocket exploded. The carrier suffered cuts on the left hip and elbow, while his pal seated behind him when the explosion occurred received cuts on the left hip and thigh.
According to the school principal, potassium chlorate and red phosphorous were in the vial. Heat from the youth's body set off the reaction.
Candidates for Office
Ballots and instructions are being sent to all members under separate cover. Ballots must be received, NOT postmarked, by the section secretary no later than at the meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 7:00PM. Ballots may be hand delivered to the secretary at that time at the May Meeting.
William A. Donaldson is currently Wehr Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Marquette University, and program chair of the 2006 Great Lakes Regional ACS meeting. He received his B.A. in 1977 from Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. degree in organometallic chemistry from Dartmouth College in 1981. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brandeis University (1981-82) and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan (1982-83) before joining the faculty at Marquette University in August 1983. Professor Donaldson was awarded the Edward D. Simmons Award for Junior Faculty Excellence (1988), the Rev. John R. Raynor Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence (1995), and a Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at Philipps- Universitaet Marburg, Germany (1990-91).
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 Foersterling is a NMR specialist in the Department of Chemistry at UW-Milwaukee. He received his Diplom in Chemistry at the Philipps Universit t 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 Universit t Frankfurt, Germany before moving to Milwaukee in 1998. He is a member of the American Chemical Society since 1992., and is currently serving as local section secretary.
Thomas Holme is an Associate Professor and Director of General Chemistry at UW-Milwaukee. He has served as Councilor for the Milwaukee Section for the past two years. As a Councilor he has been appointed to the Committee on Public Relations and Communications. He has served as Chair of the National Chemistry Week activities for the section for the past two years. He is a speaker for the ACS Speakers Service, traveling on six circuits in the past three years, and is the Director of the ACS Examinations Institute which is located at UWM. His scientific interests lie in computational chemistry of main group elements, particularly boron or silicon, and the role they play in physiological processes.
Tom is currently been serving as Councilor to the Milwaukee Section, and he is currently Chair of the 2006 Great Lakes Regional Meeting
Tom has been an active member of the Milwaukee Section of the ACS since 1981. Previous local section activities include tabulating election ballots in 1986 and 1987, working on the first National Chemistry Week committee in 1988, serving on the Milwaukee Section Award committee as a member from 1992 to 1994, and being the Membership Chair from 1995 to 2000. Tom was elected to be the Milwaukee Local Section Chair for 2002 and served as Chair of the Milwaukee Section Award and Long Range Planning Committees in 2003.
Tom is also a member of the American Society for Materials International.
High School Chemistry Clubs
This fall, the ACS Education Division will initiate a pilot program for affiliated high school chemistry clubs across the U.S. Plans for contacting interested teachers, producing a handbook, identifying interesting and appropriate club activities, and establishing contacts with membership programs are underway. Staff also plans to set up a Web page for posting resources and encouraging communication among clubs. As funds permit, logo-bearing banners and pins will add to the starter package.
Supporting and establishing ACS high school chemistry clubs is an attractive idea that has been under discussion for several years. This program is designed asa member benefit for high school teacher members. In order to be an ACS high school chemistry club advisor, the teacher must be a member of the Society, and/or a national, divisional, or local section affiliate.
Local ACS sections are encouraged to be pro-active in this pilot phase of the project. Any section wishing to initiate a partnership with an area high school to establish an affiliated club is welcome to move forward with the plan. Education Division staff will include the school in the pilot plan, supplying available resources and support. Please email staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, plans and/or suggestions.
Call for Nominations
Citation for Chemical Breakthroughs Award
June 28, 2005. The Division of History of Chemistry (HIST) of the American Chemical Society solicits nominations for its new award program, Citation for Chemical Breakthroughs. This award recognizes breakthrough publications and patents worldwide in the field of chemistry. The term "breakthrough" refers to advances in chemistry that have been revolutionary in concept, broad in scope, and long-term in impact. Plaques, to be placed near the office or laboratory where the breakthroughs were achieved, will be presented annually to the departments and institutions at which these breakthroughs occurred. All nominations must be received by October 1, 2005. Information can be found on the HIST website, under the heading "Divisional Awards": http://www.scs.uiuc.edu/~mainzv/HIST/ or write to: email@example.com.
Division of Analytical Chemistry
Pfizer Graduate Travel Awards
The Division of Analytical Chemistry of the ACS is now accepting applications for the Pfizer Graduate Travel Awards in Analytical Chemistry. The award provides funding for graduate students to travel to an ACS National Meeting and to present the results of their research in the form of a poster at the Poster Session of the Division of Analytical Chemistry. Funds may be applied toward registration, travel and accommodations. Five awards up to $1,000 will be made annually on the basis of both scientific merit and financial need. Deadline for applications is October 21, 2005. Contact the link below for further information.
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