Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from September, 2011

Social Media in Science at #SERMACS2011 featuring Facebook for the business

"SERMACS 2011 features a wide variety of symposia. In addition to analytical, biological, computational, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry symposia... specialized topics are also scheduled" including Social Media in Science

The following is my invited abstract which has been accepted for presentation on Wednesday afternoon October 26, 2011 in the Social Media in Science Symposium at SERMACS 2011.
Title:
49 - The value of a Facebook business pageAuthors: Jennifer L. Maclachlan, Presentation Time: 4:15 PMLocation: Omni Richmond HotelRoom: Roanoke
Abstract Body: Is there value in a Facebook business page? Yes. Are metrics available? Yes. I will present a case study of my small chemical business and how we have grown our Facebook business page from having only employees "liking" us to having customers, friends and other industry professionals interact with us on our Facebook business page. Studying our Facebook analytics assists us in providing follower…

Social Media in Science at #SERMACS2011 featuring Twitter for business

"SERMACS 2011 features a wide variety of symposia. In addition to analytical, biological, computational, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry symposia... specialized topics are also scheduled" including Social Media in Science

The following is my invited abstract which has been accepted for presentation on Wednesday afternoon October 26, 2011 in the Social Media in Science Symposium at SERMACS 2011.


Title:
44 - My Twitter tool-box: How I utilize Twitter for my small chemical businessAuthors: Jennifer L. Maclachlan, Presentation Time: 2:25 PMLocation: Omni Richmond HotelRoom: Roanoke

Abstract Body: As a small chemical business owner, social media has had an incredible impact on how we engage with customers, prospective clients, vendors, other industy professionals and the media. I will describe how I use Twitter for my business, my favorite Twitter application: Hoot Suite, participation in Tweet-ups and how I utilize Twitter to enhance our overall social media mark…

@pidgirl's #pittcon '12 Technical Program at-a-glance

03/11/2012: SundayAfternoon before the Plenary Lecture: 1:30pm-3:30pm A Conferee Networking Session addressing the question How can the modern analytical chemist overcome the barriers of new method introduction? Click here for session info. Then head on down the hall for the Plenary Lecture to listen to   R. Graham Cooks Henry B. Hass Distinguished Professor–Analytical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Purdue University
Title: Ambient Ionization and Mini Mass Spectrometers: In situ MS for Everyone Time: 4:30 p.m. Location: Chapin Theater, Orange County Convention Center

Don't leave the Convention Center after the lecture-there's more fun to be had at the best kept secret for those interested in kicked back socializing and major technology discussions. The hors d'oeuvres, beer/wine and mellow music  create the casual ambiance and the Sunday evening posterpresenters take it from there. 

Our 3 Sunday evenin…

Rapid Separations on a Portable GC with Resistively Heated Columns

Methodology:Gas ChromatographyApplication:EnvironmentalPrimary Focus:ApplicationTitle:Rapid Separations on a Portable GC with Resistively Heated ColumnsKeywords:Detection
Environmental
Environmental Analysis
Gas Chromatography
Assignment Status:Assigned ORAL
Session Title:Environmental Analysis: Pharmaceutical and Biologically Active MaterialsSession Date03/14/2012Starting Time: ( Slot # 7 ) CO-1671
A previous paper (Pittcon 2011 # 180 - 20P  ) on fast GC focused on long (30M) capillary columns with a thick film (5u) programmed quickly over a short range from 50-75C. The analysis was much faster (>2x) as a result of the low thermal mass of the resistively heated column and resultant short cool down time. The detectors used were the photoionization detector (PID), the pulsed discharge detector (PDD) and the Far UV absorbance detector (FUV). The GC was a Model 312 portable GC.

Much of the work on “fast GC” utilizes short (5M) thin films capillary columns to elute solutes  quickly and the r…

Indoor Air Pollutant Monitoring in Classrooms & Laboratories (VOC’s, CO, CO2, & ventilation Rates)

Methodology:Integrated Sensor Systems
Application:EnvironmentalPrimary Focus:ApplicationTitle:Indoor Air Pollutant Monitoring in Classrooms & Laboratories (VOC’s, CO, CO2, and ventilation Rates)Keywords:Analysis
Detector
Electrochemistry
Environmental/AirAssignment Status:Assigned CO-662Session Title:New Developments in Analytical Instrumentation and SoftwareSession Date03/11/2012Starting Time: ( Slot # 25 )


Poor air quality in school classrooms is a serious problem now since school classrooms can have occupancy levels as high as 40 sq. ft per persons compared to average office occupancy of 140 sq. ft. per person. Other considerations include the number of portable classrooms being used on a semi-permanent basis.  Many of the urban schools are old, situated near industrial sites and have poor HVAC equipment. With class rooms that have individually controlled HVAC, improving the air quality could be accomplished by simply monitoring CO2 and using that to control the HVAC system. Of cour…

Inexpensive Wireless Sensor Package for PPB Monitoring of Photochemical Smog Components VOC'S, O3, NO2 and Sunlight

Authors: Jack Driscoll and Jennifer Maclachlan, PID Analyzers, LLC




Methodology:Integrated Sensor SystemsApplication:EnvironmentalTitle:Inexpensive Wireless Sensor Package for PPB Monitoring of Photochemical Smog Components VOC'S, O3, NO2 and Sunlight
Keywords:Detection
Electrochemistry
Environmental/Air
Portable Instruments
Assignment Status:AssignedCO-660Session Title:New Developments in Analytical Instrumentation and SoftwareSession Date03/11/2012Starting Time: Sunday Posters Slot # 19
Fixed air pollution monitoring stations in the US have been established for several decades. These are large, very expensive  and difficult to move to new or temporary locations.  A portable analyzer was described last year (Paper#  180-18P) that was compact and quite sensitive for VOC’s. As a result of comments, at the Conference, a new inexpensive  sensor package was designed and this will be discussed in this paper.

We have developed a sensor package  for monitoring some of the agents and products t…

Cape Cod Beer is hosting the #IYC2011 Q3 Cape Cod Science Cafe

Cape Cod Beer, Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society and PID Analyzers, LLC present: Sustainability, Chemistry and the Art of Craft Beer A Cape Cod Science Cafe
in celebration of Quarter 3 of the International Year of Chemistry during National Chemistry Week 
The IYC Q3 theme is: Recycling
Cape Cod Beer utilizes sustainable practices in their manufacturing business as well as their wholesale business. Brewmaster/President, Todd Marcus will discuss the Cape Cod Beer sustainability practices, the chemistry of their craft beer and how he turned from an electrical engineer to an entrepreneurial Brewmaster.


When: Friday evening October 21, 2011  Time: 6pm-8pm Location: Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinney's Lane, Hyannis, MA
Reservations are required. Please join us at this social and educational event.
Click here for invitation.

This is an official International Year of Chemistry Event.

How to Calibrate your HNU Model 102+

National Chemistry Week #NCW at Museum of Science Boston 2011 #MOS and Boston Children's Museum

Presented by: The Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society Sunday October 23, 2011 – Museum of Science Boston
·Phyllis A. Brauner Memorial Lecture by Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri, President Elect of the American Chemical Society.
Dr. Bassam Shakhashiri is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the William T. Evjue Distinguished Chair for the Wisconsin Idea.  Professor Shakhashiri has captivated audiences with his scientific demonstrations at a variety of locations including Boston’s Museum of Science, the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington. 
Taking place in Cahners Theatre (2nd floor, Blue Wing) at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm.  Museum of Science Boston. Shakhashiri 2010ACS PresPart of NESACS Celebrates the International Year of Chemistry 
What is National Chemistry Week? Click here to learn more. 



2011 National Chemistry Week Theme: “Chemistry – Our Health, Our Future!”

MOS: Kicking off National…