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STEM Journey V Keynote Speaker Announced

Pre-register for this event: Event RegistrationKEYNOTE LECTURE: Robotics in the 21st Century
Andrew Reichel is a Northeastern University Gordon Fellow and Robotics Engineer at iRobot Corporation, headquartered outside of Boston Massachusetts. He has worked as an engineer within iRobot’s R&D sector since 2011 working on Horizon 2-level projects during that time. Reichel has fostered his passion for engineering and robotics through his studies at Mashpee High School, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Northeastern University. Following his move to Mashpee Massachusetts in spring of 1998, Mr. Reichel completed his academics his senior year of high school in 2008. During his last year at Mashpee High, Andrew was exposed to his first engineering applications in his drafting course in the form of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) while looking forward to an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ultimately landing on Wentworth Institute of Technology, Andrew completed his undergra…

Social Media 101 for scientists and science communicators at #ACSNOLA

FEATURED SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY THE ACS COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS



Chemistry professionals with extensive experience using platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope, Pinterest, YouTube, Slack, and Basecamp will lead platform-targeted workshops to assist attendees in creating a personal brand, developing a social strategy, communicating their science, and leading projects and personnel across established and new forms of media. 
Time: 3 hours Format: 9 twenty minute presentations followed by round table discussions led by presenters
Reserve your spot now: bit.ly/chemSM101
Learn more by watching the short video about this event: https://youtu.be/MGngGkOsRXQ

7 years and counting: How the Cape Cod Science Cafe has evolved into a sustainable outreach mechanism for NESACS

Accepted for presentation in Science Cafes and Engaging the Public: Techniques for Hosting  Successful Events: An ACS Presidential Symposium at #ACSNOLA 2018



Presentation title:
7 years and counting: How the Cape Cod Science Cafe has evolved into a sustainable outreach mechanism for NESACS and Southeastern Massachusetts
By: Jennifer Maclachlan
What began as a modest science cafe mini grant during the International Year of Chemistry in 2011 for one event, morphed into a series of events that included a hands-on event for kids. The kids event garnered the attention of the Southeastern Massachusetts STEM Network, local science clubs and Boy Scouts which led to various long-term partnerships with these organizations. By 2013, we started hosting a Cape Cod Science Cafe for kids during the Cape and Islands Boy Scouts of America's Wicked Cool Autumn Welcome. 2018 will mark our 6th consecutive year taking over the mess hall for this event. Scouts and their families expect and look forward t…

A Portable GC/PID for the Analysis of Odorous Sulfur Compounds in Ambient Air

Methodology:Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2018 Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL, USA
Accepted for presentation at #Pittcon 2018 in the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Poster Session

Sunday evening February 25, 2018 Valencia Ballroom D, W415, of the Orange County Convention Center, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Gas ChromatographyApplication:EnvironmentalPrimary Focus:ApplicationTitle:A Portable GC/PID for the Analysis of Odorous Sulfur Compounds in Ambient AirKeywords:Air
GC
Industrial Hygiene
Portable Instruments
A capillary column gas chromatography method was used for the analysis of sulfur compounds such as hydrogen sulfide, methyl mercaptan, dimethyl sulfide, and dimethyl disulfide in ambient air. The concentration of these sulfur compounds is typically very low (low to sub ppb) in ambient air. Their odor threshold is at the low ppb levels so it is also necessary to make field measurements near odorous sulfur sources such as refineries, pulp and paper mills, etc. because of the hi…

#scicomm panel and discussion at #f17mrs

How to Use Social Media for Connecting with Colleagues and the Press
Tuesday, November 28 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Hynes, Level 2, The Hub Stage—Hall D


This panel discussed how materials researchers can leverage social media as a networking tool as well as a way to promote their work through the press.



Moderator Christopher D. Incarvito
Yale University
@cincarvito Christopher D. Incarvito has served as Director of Research Operations
and Technology at Yale University's West Campus since 2011. In this
role he leads development of research, faculty recruitment, campus
expansion, sustainability, and has executive oversight for communications
and the Yale Landscape Laboratory. He is responsible for the quality and creation of new research
programming and facilities through collaborative work with faculty, directors, deans, department chairs
and other university leadership. He spearheads an ambitious program of laboratory modernization across
West Campus, delivering a significant expansion of Ya…

Safety Matters: Teach Teens to Expect a Safe Workplace, A train the trainer course

New England Chapter – American Industrial Hygiene Association (NEAIHA) ALL-DAY CONFERENCE
November 1, 2017  ├» Four Points by Sheraton Norwood├»1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062


10:40am-11:30am Safety Matters: Teach Teens to Expect a Safe Workplace with Jennifer Maclachlan, PID Analyzers, LLC

This train the trainer presentation will focus on how AIHA member volunteers can introduce the joint NIOSH/AIHA Safety Matters Training Program for Young Workers at local area schools, youth groups etc.in their own communities. Proven methods for connecting with educators and other community leaders will be featured together with case studies highlighting both success and failure stories from the Safety Matters on Cape Cod pilot program. Tips on how to administer the materials contained in the Safety Matters Powerpoint™ presentation based on the age of the audience, setting, and time constraints etc. will be included in this presentation. Attendees will be provided with the NI…

Call for activities: STEM Journey V

We're seeking STEM stakeholders to join us on our STEM Journey, Saturday March 3, 2018 from 11am-5pm, and bring hands-on STEM activities/demonstrations that are interesting to students in grades K-12. The 2018 theme is Robotics in the 21st Century!



Contact Jennifer Maclachlan to learn how you can participate by being a hands-on activity exhibitor or event sponsor.

Maclachlan is 2018 Chair of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG)

American Chemical Society (ACS) Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG)
I've just completed my Chair-Elect duties and have assumed the role of 2018 Chair of The ACS Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG). Last week I updated my Linked-In profile to reflect the change and have been delighted to receive so much feedback from my connections about this exciting opportunity to work closely with ACS technical divisions and their representatives. "MPPG identifies and selects national meeting themes to promote collaborative, multidisciplinary, Society-wide programming for ACS National meetings.  This multidisciplinary programming reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the modern scientific enterprise, breaks down barriers to collaboration, and provides opportunities for outreach to nascent and existing communities of scientists who are practicing chemistry. MPPG has representatives from nearly all technical divisions, as well as representatives from programming com…

Safety Matters/Teen Workplace Safety Beta Group Task Force

Volunteer opportunity for AIHA members:
I am currently chairing the Safety Matters/Teen Workplace Safety AIHA Beta Group Task Force. We are just getting started and I am  accepting AIHA member volunteers to serve on this task force. Like any task force, this will require a few conference calls and several emails with a specific time limit. Please contact me if you are interested in serving in this capacity.

What is Safety Matters? This general awareness training program developed jointly by the National Institute of Occupational Heath and Safety (NIOSH) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is designed to teach young workers how to identify workplace hazards and know their rights as workers.

Why is this important? Here are some statistics you may not know:  "Approximately 1.6 million U.S. teens (aged 15–17) work.Every nine minutes, a U.S. teen is injured on the job.On average, each year:59,800 workers under the age of 18 are sent to the ER for job-related injuries37 …

Improving your Social Chemistry: Science Communication on Facebook, Twitter and Other Online Platforms

Improving your Social Chemistry: Science Communication on Facebook, Twitter and Other Online Platforms FREE WEBINAR; REGISTRATION REQUIRED
July 13, 2017 @ 2:00pm ET ACS MEMBERS CAN VIEW THIS WEBINAR HERE BY LOGGING IN: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/acs-webinars/professional-development/social/video.html
The way that information is being shared is constantly changing as are the pathways for communicating with the public. You may be a wiz in the lab, but do you know the right formula for developing your social media presence? How are scientists using social media to communicate the value of their science with the public, the media, policymakers, and others in their community? Join Chris McCarthy, Manager of Social Media and Member Engagement with the American Chemical Society, as he shares the role that social media plays in science communication and how to improve your online skills. Register Now What You Will LearnHow scientists are using social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, and…

Express your passion for science advocacy using Linked-In and Facebook

Invited talk scheduled for the technical program of the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC, August 21, 2017. 
Conference hashtag: #ACSdc
Session hashtag: #SciFY18

PAPER ID: 2753323 

PAPER TITLE: Express your passion for science advocacy using Linked-In and Facebook (final paper number: SCHB 14) with Jennifer Maclachlan

This presentation will focus on how to connect with and build a network of relevant legislators who create policies   impacting the chemical sciences and related technologies using social media tools. Emphasis will be on how to  craft impactful and consistent updates on Linked-In and Facebook to garner attention towards science advocacy issues.
DIVISION: Division of Small Chemical Businesses
SESSION: Social Media for Science Advocacy in Public Policy
SESSION TIME: 8:30 AM - 11:50 AM

PRESENTATION FORMAT: Oral 
DAY and TIME OF PRESENTATION: Monday August 21, 2017 10:50am-11:20PM

SCHB helps you connect with entrepreneurs in the chemistry community

ABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM NAME: Chemical Entrepreneurs' Impact on the Global EconomyABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM AREA NAME: SCHBCONTROL ID: 2736841PRESENTATION TYPE: Poster Only 
FEATURED AT SCIMIX at #ACSdc Monday August 21, 2017 8pm-10pmTITLE: SCHB helps you connect with entrepreneurs in the chemistry communityAUTHORS (FIRST NAME, LAST NAME): Anis Rahman1, Peter C. Lauro1, David J. Deutsch1, Abhishek Kantak1, Joseph E. Sabol1, Jennifer L. Maclachlan1, Erika L. Oltermann1, Mukund Chorghade1, Carlyn A. Burton1, Thomas Siepmann1, Niteen A. Vaidya1, George W. Ruger1INSTITUTIONS (ALL): 1. SCHB, Harrisburg, PA, United States. ABSTRACT BODY: 
Abstract: 
The Division of Small Chemical Businesses SCHB of the American Chemical Society is the home for entrepreneurs in the ACS. When you join SCHB, you become part of a vast network of entrepreneurs - from a myriad of disciplines and all career stages. SCHB organizes informative and interesting programs at ACS National, Regional, and Local Section Meetin…