Saturday, February 20, 2016

Celebrating a man, Edwin Land and his legacy, instant photography: Massachusetts' first National Historic Chemical Landmark

Massachusetts' first National Historic Chemical Landmark dedication for Edwin Land and Instant Photography took place on August 13, 2015 at the MIT Museum in Cambridge for permanent installtion at the former Polaroid Laboratory, also in Cambridge, MA. This was a public event with opening remarks by both the Vice Mayor of Cambridge and the President of the ACS, Diane Grob Schmidt with many ACS members and Cambridge residents in attendance (150 total in attendance) including the majority of the ACS Board of Directors. A second event occurred the following day which was a private event for Polaroid retirees with 80 people attending. Two days later, the third event, an afternoon symposium at the ACS National Meeting for ACS members/attendees featuring former Polaroid employees sharing how their experience working at Polaroid contributed to their successful careers in the chemical enterprise. There were 65 people in attendance at this Sunday afternoon session. The forth event was a featured poster at SCI MIX on the Division of History program track illustrating the step-by-step process it took for our group to designate a National Historic Chemical Landmark and the amount of cooperation with various partners and coordination that it took to orchestrate this spectacular celebration of a man, Edwin Land and his legacy, instant photography at these four related events. We spoke to about 50 people at SCI MIX. The Northeastern Local Section formed a NHCL subcommittee (10 person subcommittee) partnered with the ACS Office of Public Affairs ACS Landmarks (1 person), the Cambridge Historical Commission (2 persons), MIT (3 persons-MIT owns the building that used to host the Land Lab), MIT Museum (5 persons-MIT Museum has a Polaroid exhibit and many associated artifacts), Polaroid Retirees Association (4 persons), and the ACS Division of the History of Chemistry (1 person).
 First National Historic Chemical Landmark in Massachusetts

Here's Jack Driscoll's write-up of the various related events in celebration of a man, Edwin Land and his legacy, Instant Photography here

Additional Web Links related to the events


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Advances in Analytical Separations at ACS Philly 2016

Accepting abstracts for the ACS Fall National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA August 21-25 2016. Learn more here
Advances in Analytical Separations
This symposium will explore a variety of chomatographic and other separation science techniques including LC,
LC-MS, ​
SFC, ​
CZE and other novel separations. Topics may be focused on 
​fundamental separations, detectors,​

and/or instrumentation.
Organizer: Jennifer Maclachlan

Submit your abstract here

Monday, February 8, 2016

ACS Division of Small Chemical Business meetings and lunches at the 2016 #ACSSanDiego

SCHB’s technical program will be in Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, which is adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, and runs Sunday-Tuesday. The first SCHB event is the Executive Committee Meeting, Saturday March 12, 2016, 6:00-9:00 p.m., and is open and all are welcome to attend; if you have an item for the agenda, please contact Abhi Kantak at Refreshments will be served, please RSVP at

SCHB will also hold its 2016 Business Meeting on Monday, 12:00-1:00 p.m. and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP at
SCHB, with PROF, will host Speaker and Member Luncheons, no cost to you. After you RSVP, you will be notified of the room number:

Saturday, February 6, 2016

SCHB experience helps you meet the challenges of employment in the chemical sciences sector

SYMPOSIUM NAME: My Comments to the President's Task Force on Employment- Poster


TITLE: SCHB experience helps you meet the challenges of employment in the chemical sciences sector

AUTHORS (FIRST NAME, LAST NAME): Jennifer L. Maclachlan1 , Anis Rahman1 , Joseph E. Sabol1 , Mukund Chorghade1 INSTITUTIONS (ALL): 1. ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses, Harrisburg, PA, United States.
PRESENTER: Jennifer Maclachlan | Anis Rahman | Joseph Sabol | Mukund Chorghade

ABSTRACT BODY: Abstract: The mission of the ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses is to aid in the formation, development and growth of small chemical businesses. We do this by continuously providing relevant programming and networking events at ACS national, regional and often local section meetings, for attendees who currently own and operate their own small chemical businesses, those who are considering entrepreneurship and those employed by a small chemical business. Our reach extends beyond our membership via our social media channels which include: LinkedIn,Facebook and Twitter. With a liasion from the ACS Younger Chemists Committee and cooperative efforts with the ACS Undergraduate Program Office, SCHB is in a unique position to comment on the employment situation for technicians, preparedness of graduates for jobs offered by industry, and the causes of young graduate and mid-career chemical professional unemployment. This presentation will illustrate our efforts to meet the challenges of employment in the chemical sciences sector.

Lessons Learned from Starting a Chemical-realted Business with I&EC @ #ACSSpring2021

  Lessons Learned from Starting a Chemical-related Business:   01:00pm - 03:45pm USA / Canada - Pacific - April 7, 2021 John Clegg, Organize...