Monday, January 27, 2014

ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses SCHB is your connection to entrepreneurial resources

Mukund Chorghade,
Jennifer Maclachlan pr@acs-schb.orgStan Seelig
Sharon VercellottiDavid Deutsch, Patrick KearneyJoseph Sabol, Anis Rahman
Keisha Hylton-Rodic, Carlyn Burton, George Ruger
ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses, Natick, MA 01760-4205, United States

The ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses SCHB provides entrepreneurial programming and
resources at ACS national and regional meetings. SCHB reaches out to its members who currently
own and operate businesses in the chemical and related sectors, as well as to others who are 
considering their own startup. In 2012, SCHB partnered with ACS local sections to bring 
entrepreneurial programming to local section meetings. At the ACS 246th national meeting in 
Indianapolis, September 2013, two ChemLuminary Awards were bestowed on SCHB for 
outstanding collaboration between a Division and Local Section. 
Also, at the Indianapolis meeting, SCHB hosted networking lunches for its members and the 
meeting speakers (see links below for the ACS Dallas luncheons*). SCHB actively participates in the
Chemical Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
Council (CIEC), which fosters cooperative efforts between other ACS Divisions whose charters
include entrepreneurship and business-related missions. Coupled with programming and events at 
the national, regional and local level, and a strong social media presence on Linked-In, Facebook,
Twitter, Google+, and the ACS Network, as well as a monthly member eblast, SCHB keeps its 
members abreast of entrepreneurial resources, networking opportunities, and opportunities to 
advance in the market. 

To be presented at the following times/places during the 
ACS Spring National Meeting 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014 01:00 PM
SCHB Poster Session (01:00 PM - 01:30 PM)
Location: Sheraton Dallas
Room: Lone Star Blrm C4

Monday, March 17, 2014 08:00 PM
Sci-Mix (08:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Location: Dallas Convention Center
Room: Hall F
*RSVP for the joint networking lunches at #ACSDallas with SCHB & PROF members, speakers and guests. Monday Lunch RSVP link is here. Tuesday Lunch RSVP link is here.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Benefits of Undergraduate Internships

Benefits of Undergraduate Internships - PM Session 
Wednesday March 19, 2014
Conference hashtag: #ACSDallas Session hashtag: #BUI
Organizers:Jennifer Maclachlan, Mukund Chorghade
Presiders:Mukund Chorghade
Duration:1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Pres TimePub #Presentation Title
1:30 pmIntroductory Remarks
1:35 pm24Progressive research internships: Entrepreneurial
foundations for a career in academic medicine

Rajeev S. Chorghade
1:55 pm25Opportunities for participation of small business in
STEM education

Sharon VercellottiJohn Vercellotti.
2:15 pm26Student internships at Pacific Northwest
National Laboratory

Janet L. BryantMarisela Linares-Mendoza.
2:35 pm27Student internships at Oak Ridge National

Arlene GarrisonDavid Evasius.
2:55 pmPanel Discussion
3:55 pmConcluding Remarks
L to R: Jennifer Maclachlan, Mukund Chroghade and Rajeev Chorghade

Monday, January 13, 2014

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.

Professor Emeritus, Martin Karplus of Harvard University, Dept of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, 2013 Nobel Laureate, to speak at March 6, 2014 NESACS Monthly Meeting

Guest blog post by Jack Driscoll:

Professor, Emeritus, Martin  Karplus of Harvard University, Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry to speak at March 6, 2014 NESACS Monthly Meeting at Courtyard Boston Cambridge Marriott, 777 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139

Jack Driscoll pictured with Professor Martin Karplus, 2013 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 

Professor, Emeritus, Martin  Karplus of Harvard University, Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Martin Karplus, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry with Jack Driscoll, Public Relations Chair of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemistry Society (NESACS) during an interview on Jan. 10, 2014 at Harvard University. Prof. Karplus will be speaking at the NESACS monthly meeting on March 6, 2014 at Courtyard Boston Cambridge Marriott. The Public is invited to the lecture. Professor Karplus is the Theodore Richards professor at Harvard. The photo in the background is Professor Richards who was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in chemistry (1914).

Event registration will open next week and a link to the registration information will be available here. If you want the registration information emailed to you when it is available, contact Jennifer and put "Nobel Laureate Lecture" in the subject line. 

California Air Monitoring: From inception to current trends in the new millennium at #ACSSF

Hope you can join us for our California Air Monitoring Poster Session   
 Scheduled for Wednesday evening August 13, 2014 at 6pm

California Air Monitoring: From inception to current trends in the new millennium organized by Jennifer Maclachlan and Jack Driscoll

Saturday, January 4, 2014

#NERM12~a @pidgirl's eye view: The lost post

Here's a previously unpublished blog post from October 2012 which never made it's way out of *Draft Mode* until I came across it today while working on my newsletter!

The 38th Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM) of the American Chemical Society hosted by the Rochester, NY Local Section September 30-October 3 2012, was my first opportunity to organize and facilitate three half day technical sessions for the ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses. Earlier this year I organized  a social media symposium and SCI-MIX for SCHB at the Fall National Meeting and participated as a speaker in the True Stories of Success of Chemical Entrepreneurs in San Diego at the Spring National Meeting. 

At NERM for 2 minutes and already found the ACS President! At Science is FUN science teacher workshop. —L to R with George Ruger and Bassam Shakhashiri, ACS 2012 President.

Now on the 2nd floor of the Radisson  for Science is Fun demo with ACS President Bassam Shakhashiri  
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Wielding social media for effective science communication