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IYC KICKOFF EVENT: CAPE COD

Come Celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011
At the Cape CodScience Cafe hosted by local ACS Members:  Jennifer Maclachlan and Dr. Jack Driscoll
Sponsors include: American Chemical Society Northeastern Section, The Town of Barnstable, The Cape Cod Commission, Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment and PID Analyzers, LLC


Cape Cod Science Cafe: Protecting the Cape Cod Water Supply
At The Hyannis Golf Club, Route 132, Hyannis, MA 02601

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER TO:
Tuesday March 1, 2011
6:30pm-9pm Soft drinks and light appetizers will be provided. Cash bar.

Introduction and overview of International Year of Chemistry presented by Jennifer Maclachlan on behalf of Dr. Morton Hoffman Event Speakers: Krista Longnecker,Ph.D. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute will present:"A scientific perspective of water on Cape Cod" Additional speakers include: Gongmin Lei, M.S.Laboratory Director,  Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment will present "Inside …

The Role of Analytical Chemists in an Age of High-End Instrumentation & Robotization

Join me, Jennifer Maclachlan and Dr. Jack Driscoll,  at PITTCON in Atlanta, GA at our Conferee Networking Session on Tuesday March 15, 2011 from 4:30pm-6:30pm Room 218 Georgia World Congress Center to discuss my topic: The Role of Analytical Chemists in an Age of High-End Instrumentation and Robotization

Facilitators:Jennifer Maclachlan and Jack Driscoll

Description:
This networking session will be discussing how to maintain jobs for chromatographers by encouraging labs/researchers/industry/government to utilize lower end instrumentation that achieve better results.

What is a PITTCON Conferee Networking Session? "A Conferee Networking Session at PITTCON is free to all registered attendees and provides an open forum for people to establish new friendships, alliances and communication in an informal environment. These sessions provide an arena for conferees, exhibitors, sales and technical people to come together to discuss topics of mutual interest or solve problems specif…

National Chemistry Week on Cape Cod

At my first local section meeting, I had the pleasure of meeting the American Chemical Society (ACS) local section National Chemistry Week Chair, Christine Jaworek-Lopes, who gave me an incredible amount of support and a bagful of National Chemistry Week supplies to share with my "junior-chemists-in-training". Then, my "Jiggle Gels" kit arrived from The American Chemical Society, courtesy of The Chemistry Ambassadors, two days before Jack and I were scheduled to appear before the local after school program kids to celebrate National Chemistry Week. We had an abundance of chemistry related goodies with which to share and excite the children about chemistry. 
I arrived early and set up the tables with all our supplies including safety goggles-which were of course a huge hit amongst all of the kids grades K-8 since they were "like real scientists". We had about 40 kids in all and they came in two rounds; each arriving looking tired and hungry after a long day…