Monday, October 9, 2017

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

New England Chapter – American Industrial Hygiene Association (NEAIHA)

November 1, 2017  ï Four Points by Sheraton Norwood  ï  1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062

Maclachlan at #AIHceEXP 2017 Seattle, WA on how to deliver Safety Matters. Photo by AIHA.

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 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 NIOSH/AIHA Safety Matters Powerpoint™ on a flash drive enabling them to be Safety Matters facilitators.

Register here

See the full morning program below. Click here to see the full day program:

Early Registration (by Oct 25th)
Regular Registration (after Oct 25th)
NEAIHA Members
Pre-registration for NEAIHA members will be available through the Memberclicks link on the NEAIHA website. Registration link:
Attendance receipts for certification maintenance purposes will be available at the door.  This event contains 7.5 technical contact hours, and may be eligible for ABIH CM credit.  See ABIH web site for CM credit criteria.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Call for activities: STEM Journey V

We're seeking STEM stakeholders to join us on our STEM Journey, Saturday March 3, 2018 from 11am-3pm, and bring hands-on STEM activities/demonstrations that are interesting to students in grades K-12. The 2018 theme is Robotics! Contact Jennifer Maclachlan to learn how you can participate by being a hands-on activity exhibitor or event sponsor.

Monday, October 2, 2017

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

American Chemical Society (ACS) Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group (MPPG)

Jennifer Maclachlan (from left) representing MPPG at The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture on August 21, 2017 in Washington, DC, together with  Prashant Jain, The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecturer, Allison Campbell, ACS 2017 President (Earlier in the week, Allison Campbell was involved in a bicycle accident),  Joanna Aizenberg, The Fred Kavli Innovations in Chemistry Lecturer; and Thomas Connelly, ACS Executive Director and CEO.Photo credit: Linda Wang/C&EN

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 committees".  
MPPG has two subcommittees: 
What's new with MPPG? In the coming weeks, MPPG representatives will have an opportunity to choose which subcommittee they would like to serve on. Additionally, the structure of the in-person meetings at the ACS National Meetings will change to reflect the needs and time concerns of this group including participating theme leaders.To represent the broad interests of the society, it is critical that we have a participatory members from each of the technical divisions at our meetings, even if the designated representative or alternate cannot attend.

As part of my MPPG Chair duties, I am responsible for sourcing themes and theme leaders for the 2021 spring and fall ACS meetings. Note that it is possible to partner as theme leaders. The 2021 meeting dates are:

  • 261st ACS National Meeting & Exposition
    March 21 - 25, 2021
    San Antonio, Texas
  • 262nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition
    August 22-26, 2021
    Atlanta, Georgia
Current themes and theme leaders are as follows:


Spring 2018, New Orleans, Nexus of Food, Energy and Water, Jerry Schnoor

Fall 2018, Boston, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Beyond, Paul Weiss

Spring 2019, Orlando, Chemistry for New Frontiers, Michael Meador and Luke Roberson

Fall 2019, San Diego, Chemistry of Water, Chris Avery and Elise Fox

Spring 2020, Philadelphia, Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century, Timothy Lodge and
Kris Matyjaszewski

Fall 2020, San Francisco, Chemistry from Bench to Market, Judy Giordan

Please contact me with theme ideas and/or theme leader candidates.