What is ahead: @pidgirl in 2014

March 16-20 2014 ACS Spring National Meeting: #ACSDallas

Organized by  Jennifer Maclachlan: Air Monitoring: Overcoming Real-Time Air Toxics Monitoring Challenges on the Environmental Chemistry Track #ENVR

Organized by  Jennifer Maclachlan : Benefits of Undergraduate Internships on the Small Chemical Business Track #SCHB #smallchembiz Sponsored by CEPA & YCC

March 29, 2014 STEM Journey: From Space Lab to Zero G~Experience the Possibilities! 

Hosted by Cape Cod Community College with Cape and Islands Boy Scouts Council of America and The Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society. See Cape Cod Science Cafe for more info.

April 9, 2014 ACS Entrepreneurial Showcase East 

Click this link to learn more about the chemistry based business competition, potentially investing in a business idea that is being pitched or to sponsor this spectacular entrepreneurial event #ACSERC 

April 19 and April 20 2014 Cambridge Science Festival featuring Dr. Al Hazari with Motivating your students' molecules and The Magic of Chemistry: Show Me the Chemistry #showmechemistry

Join Dr. Hazari at his teachers-only workshop on the Friday evening of the 2014 Cambridge Science Festival kick-off. And again the next afternoon as he takes the stage for The Magic of Chemistry: Show Me The Chemistry!

May 22, 2014 Southeastern Massachusetts STEM Resource Fair hosted by Bridgewater State University.

August 10-14 2014 ACS Fall National Meeting: San Francisco

On the #ENVR Track #ACSSF
Organized by and Presiding: Jennifer Maclachlan
Poster Session:
California Air Monitoring: From Inception to Current Trends in the New Millennium

SCHB at SCI-MIX Monday August 11, 2014 8pm
Title: ACS Entrepreneurial Resource Center Showcase East: Guide to a successful entrepreneurial event

Presenting author: Jennifer Maclachlan
Abstract Body: The mission of the ACS Entrepreneurial Resource Center is "to advance chemical entrepreneurs and provide resources to members with a practical business plan and/or start-ups." The Showcase East Organizing Committee asked me to join and help organize this event. My expertise was augmented by the resources of and support from the ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses (SCHB), Northeastern Local Section (NESACS), and Committee on Public Relations and Communications (CPRC). This poster illustrates the success of the ACS Entrepreneurial Resource Center Showcase East event, which occurred April 9, 2014 in Waltham, MA and emphasizes the importance of a truly collaborative team with clear and consistent channels of communication, goals, and distribution of tasks. The ACS Entrepreneurial Resource Center Showcase West event will take place on August 14, 2014, at the ACS 248th national meeting in San Francisco.

SCHB at SCI-MIX Monday August 11, 2014 8pm
Title: SCHB offers networking opportunities and benefits for small chemical businesses

Abstract Body: In our thirty-fourth year, our mission remains the same: to aid in the formation, development and growth of small chemical businesses. We do this by continuously providing relevant programming and social events at ACS national and regional meetings for attendees who currently own and operate their own small chemical businesses as well as for those who are considering it. In 2012, SCHB began entrepreneurial programming with the Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPACS), Northeastern (NESACS), and Georgia Local Sections. In 2013, with the assistance of an ACS IPG, SCHB arranged programming at other scientific society meetings, including AAAS, APS, and CLEO. In 2014, in collaboration with PROF, we hosted networking lunches for our speakers, member, and other interested persons. In 2015, SCHB will sponsor several symposia at Pacifichem. At this 2014 San Francisco meeting, SCHB invites you to attend our technical sessions, meet old friends and new connections at our reception, visit our expo booth and "discuss businesses," and join us for lunch. After the meeting, stay in touch with SCHB member via Linked-In, Facebook, Twitter and on the ACS Network.
Tuesday afternoon August 12, 2014 1:30pm
ENFL Session Advances in analytical methods for petroleum upstream applications* 

*We were invited to give this talk

Title: Analytical methods for various in-field measurements of methane and arsenic in hydraulic fracturing operations

Presenting author: Jennifer Maclachlan

Abstract Body: There are occupational and environmental health and safety issues related to petroleum upstream applications such as those associated with hydraulic fracking including chemical exposure of workers during hydraulic fracturing operations as well as the wastewater, methane leaks from fractures in the shale and leaks into the ecosystem including but not limited to groundwater, marshes, drinking water. In this paper, we will illustrate how our analyzers can achieve the following applications: methane in air, methane leaks from the shale, methane in water using a static headspace method, hydrocarbon contaminants in the hydraulically pumped water, arsenic in the water since this is a common pollutant in shale and the 20th most common element in the earth's crust and product analysis: the BTU content of the gas needs to be determined. We will discuss the analytical methods and various in-field instrumentation for monitoring these problems utilizing our portable GC-FID, our low cost hand-held FID which is ideal for leak detection and our R&D100 award winning arsenic in water analyzer. A modification of our portable gas chromatograph configuration results in a technique for measuring the product gases produced by fracking. An analytical method for each of the methane applications as well as the arsenic in water application will be described.


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