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See a demo of the Global Water Experiment at the Q2 Cape Cod Science Cafe

Join us tomorrow evening at the Cape Cod Science Cafe Q2 International Year of Chemistry celebration where we will have a live demonstration of the Global Water Experiment conducted by local area chemists. Click here for full event information and registration.

We're preparing our materials for the experiment and we will record the data on the Global Water Experiment website after the event. The goal is to have Cape Cod Science Cafe attendees and local area science educators partake in the world's largest chemistry experiment as a National Chemistry Week focused outreach exercise. Ideally we will encourage local college chemistry majors within the Northeastern region of the American Chemical Society  who attend the Cape Cod Science Cafes to mentor local high school students in their communities and get science educators to form teams to go into the K-12 schools in their neighborhoods. The Q4 celebration of the International Year of Chemistry will celebrate all the volunteers a…

Alternative Energy & Sustainable Living: An IYC Cape Cod SciCafe Event

Alternative Energy & Sustainable Living: An IYC Cape Cod SciCafeInterested in finding out more about alternative energy solutions and sustainable living? Then you must  attend this Cape Cod Science Cafe International Year of Chemistry (IYC) Quarter 2 event.
Friday April 29, 2011 6:30pm-9pm Hyannis Golf Club, Hyannis, MA

From 6:30pm-7:30pm there will be a social hour with a cash bar. Complimentary soft drinks and food will be provided. This gives attendees a chance to socialize and network before the start of the program. We are honored to have Dr. Dan Nocera, world renowned MIT Chemist speak at our International Year of Chemistry Event. Dr. Nocera moderated the IYC USA Kick-Off Event in Philadelphia. Details here
Cape Cod Science Cafe Program: 6:30-7:30pm-Social Hour   Appetizers and soft drinks provided. Cash bar. 7:30pm Introduction to the International Year of Chemistry: Dr. Morton Hoffman, Councillor NESACS, alternate presenter, Jennifer Maclachlan 7:35pm Sustainabile living …

Spaziani Memorial Award for Excellence in Science & Engineering

Each year PID Analyzers and Dr. Driscoll select students from Suffolk University Physics & Engineering for the Spaziani Memorial Award. Awardees are Adam Shomer & Elizabeth Rodriguez. April 13, 2011 Fred Spaziani was the co-founder of  HNU Systems. He and Jack Driscoll developed the first commercial photoionization detector that is now the most important method for measuring volatile organic compounds. Fred left us at too early an age and the award is to help students in science or engineering to reach their full potential.

Current Technical Job Opportunities: Sandwich, MA

Job Openings at PID Analyzers for: Electronics Technician and Mechanical Assembler
Electronics Technician:
Now hiring an electronics technician who has a  minimum of 2 years experience in  repairing instrumentation. Job location is in Sandwich, MA with PID Analyzers. Contact Dr. Jack Driscoll via email Mechanical Assembler: Now hiring a mechanical assembler who has a  minimum of 2 years experience in  assembling instrumentation. Job location is in Sandwich, MA with PID Analyzers. Contact Dr. Jack Driscoll via email

Chemistry Outreach on Cape Cod in celebration of the International Year of Chemistry

Accepted poster presentation at the Fall National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO Environmental (ENVR) Division, General Posters & SCI-MIX

Abstract: The purpose of this poster is to depict the impact of chemistry outreach on Cape Cod and to inspire folks to use this as a model for their own community. Initially my intent was to host one Cape Cod Science Cafe with the mini-grant I applied for and received from my local section: Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS) as an International Year of Chemistry (IYC) kick-off event. However, the response to the marketing effort to the general public, local science community including educators and students (grades 9-12 and college level) and to the local section members (NESACS) was so overwhelmingly positive that I have decided to host and organize a Cape Cod Science Cafe for each Quarter of IYC with the support of NESACS.

Q2 Alternative Energy & Sustainable Living in accordance wit…

NESACS Candidates for 2011 Election including Chair-Elect Statements

Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS Candidates for 2011 Electionas printed in the April 2011 issue ofThe Nucleus Chair-Elect (vote for 1)
Jennifer Maclachan
Liming Shao

Chair-Elect Candidate Statements as printed in the May 2011 issue of The Nucleus

Jennifer Maclachlan
Education: B.S. Boston College

Professional Experience: HNU Systems, Inc./PID Analyzers, LLC 1994-present. I have worked for HNU PID Analyzers since 1994 beginning ininside sales and marketing, setting up and attending trade shows in the USA and Europe, developing advertising copy, direct mail pieces and worked with trade magazines. In May 2003, I became an owner and manager of PID Analyzers alongside my father and currently specialize in web-based marketing initiatives, direct mailings and social & digital media. I will be presenting a paper at Pittcon in Atlanta, GA next week titled: “Analysis of ppb levels of photochemical smog components in air with a portable analyzer.” Centerville Civic…