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Science Carnival 2014 at Cambridge Science Festival

2014 marks my third time participating in the Cambridge Science Festival public outreach event: The Science Carnival and Robot Zoo. It is exactly as awesome and cool sounding as it's title. This year I brought along Chemistry Ambassador superstar Dr. Al Hazari, who is widely recognized for his enthusiastic chemistry outreach. Dr. Hazari is a Helen M. Free Award recipient. The Helen M. Free award for Public Outreach recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of public outreach by a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) who improves public recognition and appreciation for the contributions of chemistry.
We were placed indoors this year which I was secretly glad about since although it was a beautiful sunny Spring day in Cambridge, it can get breezy (cold!) on the tennis courts where we've been the last two years. We had three American Chemical Society tables in The Micro Zone. Dr. Hazari had his own table loaded with toys and various hands-on experiments. The experi…

Innovations in IH Sampling and Analysis at #AIHce 2014

EDUCATION PO 131 Innovations In IH Sampling and Analysis
Live tweeting during this session? Use hashtag #InnovateIH in addition to the conference hashtag #AIHce DATE: Wednesday June 4, 2014 | 2:00 PM - 4:30 PMLOCATION: San Antonio, TX Convention Center Room 214C TOPIC:
Sampling and Laboratory Analysis Arranger: J. Cooper, Bureau Veritas, Novi, MI
Moderator: D. Sandusky, Forensic Analytical Laboratories, Inc., Hayward, CA
Monitors: M. Hsieh, Abbvie, Libertyville, IL; E. Floyd, OUHSC, Moody, AL 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Adaptation of a CIP10 to the Sampling of 4,4′-Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Aerosols S. Gagné, S. Aubin, IRSST, Montréal, QC, Canada; S. Puscasu, H. Van Tra UQAM, Montréal, QC, Canada 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Sampling and Analytical Method for Diketone Flavoring Compounds J. Cooper, Bureau Veritas, Novi, MI; S. Pendergrass, NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM A Modified Analytical Method for the Determination of Arsine at Low-ppb Levels by HG/GC/PID J. Maclachlan;PID Analyzers, LLC, Sandwich…

Real Time Detection Systems II #AIHce 2014

EDUCATION
PO 123 Real Time Detection Systems II

Live tweeting during this session? Use hashtag #RTDS2 in addition to the conference hashtag #AIHce DATE: Wednesday June 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMLOCATION: San Antonio, TX Convention Center 0006 C-D TOPIC: Real-Time Detection Systems Arranger: W. Groves, Energy and Mineral Engineering, Penn State University, University Park, PA
Moderator: P. Smith, U.S. Department of Labor  - OSHA, Sandy, UT
Monitors: E. Ligus, Draeger Safety, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA; T. Pearce, OSHA, Edmond, OK 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Field Measurement of Common Fumigants via Portable GC with PID & FUV Detectors
J. Driscoll, J. Maclachlan, PID Analyzers, LLC, Sandwich, Massachusetts, MA 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM WITHDRAWN. PHIL SMITH LED AN INFORMAL DISCUSSION WITH AUDIENCE MEMBERS ABOUT REAL TIME DETECTION SYSTEM NEEDS.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Elimination of Sensor Maintenance by Sensor Interrogation and Correction T. Scheffler, Mine Safety Appliances Co., Cranberry Township, PA 11:30 AM …

Real Time Detection Systems I at #AIHce 2014

EDUCATION PO 115


Real Time Detection Systems I
Live tweeting during this session? Use hashtag #RTDS1 in addition to the conference hashtag #AIHce DATE: Tuesday June 3, 2014| 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMLOCATION: San Antonio, TX Convention Center 214A TOPIC: Real-Time Detection Systems Arranger: P. Smith, U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA, Sandy, UT
Moderator: W. Groves, Energy and Mineral Engineering, Penn State University, University Park, PA
Monitors: M. Roe, 3M, Blaine, MN; P. Moser, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Field-Portable Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy for Simultaneous Detection and Quantitation of an Unexpected Airborne Contaminant P. Smith, J. Hill, U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA, Sandy, UT 2:30 PM – 3:00 PMA Rapid and Accurate Field Method for Reduced Sulfur Compounds by GC/FPD J. Driscoll, J. Maclachlan, PID Analyzers, LLC, Sandwich, MA 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Real-time Field Assessment Methods for Quantifying Carbon Dioxide Levels Present in Workplace Atmospheres J…

@pidguy's candidate statement for NESACS Trustee 2014

Here is a link to the slate of candidates
Here is a link to The Nucleus May 2014 Issue of the #NESACS newsletter that has the printed candidate statements in it.

New analytical method for low level detection of arsenic in food and beverages

Abstract confirmation number: 19681 Title: New analytical method for low level detection of arsenic in food and beverages 
Session: Analytical Methods in Agricultural and Food Chemistry; Agricultural and Food Chemistry General Papers, Oral Session Presentation scheduled for Wednesday August 13, 2014 Presentation Start: 10:20 am Presentation End: 10:50 am

Title: New analytical method for low level detection of arsenic in food and beverages   Abstract Body: Since As+3 and As+5 form stable hydrides that have ionization potentials of 10.5 eV, it can be detected using a photoionization detector that has a lamp energy of 10.6 eV. Photoionization has been coupled to hydride generation and shown to be a very sensitive technique by a number of researchers to determine arsenic in natural waters at low or sub ppb concentrations. The disadvantage of this technique is that it uses a liquid nitrogen trap to concentrate the arsine. We have modified that method by eliminating the liquid nitrogen and usin…

ACS ERC 2014 SHOWCASE EAST (April 9, 2014) STREAMED LIVE and the winner is...

American Chemical Society Entrepreneurial Showcase East #ACSERC 2014 SHOWCASE EAST (April 9, 2014) Eighteen chemistry based #startups competed for a $10,000 cash prize in Waltham, MA at #ACSERC Showcase East. View the taped presentations online.


ACS ERC Showcase East Event happening April 9, 2014 Register Now!

This Wednesday is the ACS Entrepreneurial Resource Center 2014 Showcase East event, featuring the chemistry, management teams, and value propositions of 19 exciting chemical start-ups that are looking for investments and/or strategic partners.  The companies offer a broad range of chemistries involving materials, scientific instruments, therapeutic candidates, diagnostic devices, and cleantech products.  I’ve attached a Program Agenda for your review and use. ___________
DAY Program(Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT):
If you’d like to participate live and view the presentations, please register at ACS ERC 2014 Showcase East Registration.  It’s free!  Here are the directions: Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Waltham, 450 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451. Scroll down to see names and types of companies that are participating in the business competition or click here to view.
If you can’t make it, but would like to join us online, please use the following link:ACS ERC 2014 …