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#SERMACS2011 Symposium: Social Media in Science Oral PM Session

RM_SERMACS Ann Sullivan, Thomas Devore Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Oral Session Social Media in Science (Oral) - PM Session

When:           Wednesday October 26, 2011
Location: Omni Richmond Hotel Room: Roanoke Organizers: Kenneth Podraza, Thomas Devore Presiders: Alex Martin Duration: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Pres Time Pub # Presentation Title
2:00 pm
Introductory Remarks

#SERMACS2011: Using Social Media in the Teaching of Chemistry at WCC

I met my fellow Social Media in Science Symposium presenter, Ashton T. Griffin,  last week. Where would Social Media in Science Symposium presenters meet before the symposium? 
On Twitter of course.  He responded to my Tweet:

Jennifer Maclachlan

PLEASE RT -> Social Media in Science Symposium: Twitter for business <- SPREAD THE WORD! 7 Oct in reply to ↑

Ashton T. Griffin
I will see you there. I am also presenting. 7 Octvia TweetCaster for Android
And then:

Ashton T. Griffin
Do you know about any of the other presenters at the social media in science session? Here is where the conversation begins with the Q & A:
Jennifer Maclachlan

@ I have not seen the schedule yet. I'll add it to my event when it is available. What are you presenting at ? 7 Oct

National Chemistry Week in the Northeastern Section: preparing to be #Spellbound #IYC2011

How kids become scientists: Produced for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, the video series Spellbound, tells the story of scientists whose childhood curiosity about everyday things helped them launch careers in the lab, win Nobel Prizes and make other achievements. Their early childhood experiences may encourage young people into careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This episode features Bassam Shakhashiri, Ph.D, Professor of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2011 President-Elect, American Chemical Society
 #NCW Kick-Off Event at Museum of Science Boston We are really looking forward to Bassam kicking off the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society National Chemistry Week event at the Museum of Science on Sunday October 23, 2011. Lectures and demonstrations at 1pm and 4pm.This is the 11th year that this program has run.

Local area chemistry college student volunteers will be located throughout the museum per…

Connecticut Valley Section of the American Chemical Society celebrates it's Centennial Anniversary

Guest post by George Ruger, Chair Mid-Hudson Section of the American Chemical Society Photos courtesy of George Ruger

The official celebration for the Connecticut Valley Section's (CVS) 100th Anniversary was held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.  ACS President-Elect Bassam Shakhashiri started off the festivities by presenting a certificate to celebrate the milestone to Mark Peczuh, Chair of the Connecticut Valley Section.  Then he talked about his 4 Presidential Initiatives and his theme during his Presidential year, Advancing Chemistry / Communicating Chemistry. 

The morning speaker was Dan Nocera, Professor from MIT.  Based on Dan's data, we are currently using 14 terawatts of energy on the planet, but we will need an additional 16 terawatts of energy by 2050.  Why so much more?  It is largely expected that by the year 2050 the world population will grow from nearly 7 billion people today to 9 billion people.  In addition, over t…