Monday, March 27, 2017

Chemistry Ambassadors Forum at #ACSsanfran: Getting Involved

Chemistry Ambassadors Forum

ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, April 1, 2017, Hotel Nikko, Nikko Ballroom II, 2-4 PM
Facilitated by Amina El-Ashmawy, Chemistry Ambassadors Subcommittee of the ACS Committee on Public Relations and Communications. A Chemistry Ambassador is someone who puts a human face on our science through outreach. The outreach includes something as small as a one-on-one elevator speech, a mid-scale event at a school or museum, or large-scale event that reaches thousands of individuals. This forum is for everyone, from someone interested in getting started in outreach to those at the expert level who haves a lot of experience with outreach. The aim the afternoon is to share experiences, get ideas, and build a network of folks we can contact for help.
The forum consists of 6 tables, each with a facilitator who will move along the discussion addressing a specific topic. At each table, the facilitator will determine a recorder to capture the ideas shared on the flip charts provided. The table topics are:
Table 1: Getting Started - Sonya Adas
Table 2: Student Groups - Kendra Evans
Table 3: Science Cafes - Jennifer Maclachlan
Table 4: Motivating Volunteers - Milt Levenberg
Table 5: Speaking at Schools - Terry Say
Table 6: Benefits of Outreach - Bob de Groot
The structure for the discussion will be 20-minute blocks. Participants will start at one of the six tables. I will let you know when the 20 minutes are up, at which time you will go to another table. We will have four 20-minute blocks, so you will have the opportunity to participate in almost all topic discussions. At the end, each table will have 3-4 minutes to report out the main points from their discussions. Meanwhile, CPRC members will be walking around the room to help with the flow and answer any questions that may arise. Alright, here we go.
2:10 – 2:30: Session #1
2:32 – 2:52: Session #2
2:54 – 3:14: Session #3
3:16 – 3:33: Session #4
3:35 – 3:55: Reporting out (~5 minutes each table)

3:55: Wrap up and closing remarks

Entrepreneurial Events and Programming Roadmap for #ACSsanfran 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Studies in Real Time Detection & Sensor Technology

#AIHCE, Tuesday June 6, 2017, 11:15am-12:15pm, Seattle, WA

F4: Studies in Real Time Detection & Sensor Technology

Philip Smith, PhD, CIH Moderator
U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
Sandy, UT 
United States of America
Phil has received degrees from Brigham Young University (BS), the University of California, Berkeley (MPH), and Utah State University (PhD, toxicology). He served over 23 years in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps as an industrial hygiene officer, and over 5 years as a member of the OSHA Health Response Team. He now supports nationwide OSHA field activities as the Director of the Industrial Hygiene Chemistry Division located at the OSHA Salt Lake Technical Center. Phil has published over 50 book chapters and peer-reviewed publications and is the lead editor of the 2013 American Industrial Hygiene Association publication "Important Instrumentation and Methods for the Detection of Chemicals in the Field." Phil became board certified by the ABIH (comprehensive practice) in 1993.
Jennifer Maclachlan Presenter
PID Analyzers, LLC
Sandwich, MA 
United States of America
As a co-owner and sales manager of PID Analyzers, LLC, Jennifer Maclachlan is responsible for managing relationships with distributors and key clients as well as the web-based marketing, social and digital media initiatives, of which she was an early adopter. Maclachlan is the Chair of the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Committee on Public Relations and Communications (CPRC) and is a founder of the Cape Cod Science Cafe and STEM Journey, a K-12 STEM Education outreach program.
Jhy-Charm Soo Presenter
Morgantown, WV 
United States of America
Dr. Soo currently is engaged as an Associate Service Fellow at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is part of the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) in the U.S. Department Health and Human Services. His research interests includes: Environmental health science. Industrial hygiene. Indoor air quality. Health-related aerosol assessment in occupational and non‐occupational environments. Exposure assessment for occupational crystalline silica exposure and sampling technology. Noise and vibration measurements. Direct-reading instrument for VOCs in air. Particle size-selective sampling. Pump pulsation in respirable size-selective Sampling. Collection efficiency of air sampling filtration media. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Micro- Gas Chromatography (Micro- GC) technology. Predictive model based on surrogate monitoring results.
Mr. Kwonchul Ha Presenter
Changwon National University
Changwon, Gyungnam 
Korea, Republic of
Kwonchul Ha, Prof., Ph.D., CIH Dept. of Health Science & Biochemistry College of Natural Sciences Changwon National University
Tue, 6/6: 11:15 AM  - 12:15 PM  Education Session 
Washington State Convention Center 
Room: 611, 612 

Career Stage



Hazard Recognition and Evaluation: Real-Time Detection Systems


Real-Time Detection Systems
Sampling & Analysis
Sensor Technologies


Real Time Detection of ppb Levels of Benzene

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM  Total Time: 20 
New real time detection method for benzene at ppb levels using a handheld GC/PID system with the ability to simultaneously provide real time data and collect samples for laboratory verification. 


Jennifer Maclachlan, PID Analyzers, LLC Sandwich, MA 
United States of America


John Driscoll, PID Analyzers, LLC
PID Analyzers, LLC
Sandwich, MA 
United States of America

Evaluation of a Portable GC/PI Detector

11:35 AM - 11:55 AM  Total Time: 20 
Most portable direct-reading instruments are not capable of specifying individual chemical compounds or extremely bulky. Recently, a portable gas chromatograph/photoionization detector has been commercialized. This instrument is designed to measure individual VOC compounds, measure a worker's breathing zone exposure, and be portable. However, this instrument has not been fully evaluated via laboratory performance tests.  


Jhy-Charm Soo, NIOSH Morgantown, WV 
United States of America


Martin Harper, NIOSH Morgantown, WV 
United States of America
Ryan Lebouf, NIOSH - Respiratory Health Division Morgantown, WV 
Eun Gyung Lee, CDC/NIOSH Morgantwon, WV 
United States of America

Recommendations for a Continuous Gas Monitoring System

11:55 AM - 12:15 PM  Total Time: 20 
Installation of a continuous gas monitoring system is recommended for the management of toxic and hazardous gases at a semiconductor manufacturing facility in South Korea. 


Mr. Kwonchul Ha, Changwon National University Changwon, Gyungnam 
Korea, Republic of

Advances in Separations Sunday Afternoon at #ACSsanfran 2017

Advances in Separations Sunday morning session at #ACSsanfran

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What to expect if you are attending STEM Journey IV

STEM Journey IV: What Can Attendees Expect?
  Ø Event is at Sandwich High School 365 Quaker Meetinghouse Rd, East Sandwich, MA 02537
Ø  Event run time is 12noon-4pm.
Ø  NASA talk is 12:30PM-2PM. This is an ALL ages talk focusing on NASA’s Mission to Mars and what got guest lecturer and NASA Technology Expert, Dr. Luke Roberson interested in his STEM career field
Ø  Please park in the lot. Parking in the front circle is prohibited.
Ø  The cafeteria will be open for food purchase from 11:30am-3pm. CASH ONLY.
Ø  Please pre-register using this link: This will speed up your admittance to the event, particularly if you plan to attend the NASA talk.
Ø  MATE ROV underwater remotely operated vehicles interactive demonstration/competition in the pool at Sandwich High School from 12:30pm-3:30pm. Several aquatic themed exhibits will be co-located near the pool area.
Ø  Hands-On Science, Technology, Engineering & Math themed activities and demonstrations will take place from noon-4PM in the gym
Exhibitors include:
ü  Cape Light Compact
ü  Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS)
ü  Rhode Island Section of the American Chemical Society
ü  Palladium Science Academy of NY
ü  Teledyne Inc.
ü  Sandwich STEM Academy
ü  National Marine Life Center
ü  Frogmen Divers
ü  Cambridge Science Festival Science on the Street
ü  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering department
ü  Mobile Makerspace
ü  Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative
ü  RC Flying Club
ü  Barnstable Amateur Radio Club
ü  Barnstable County Sherriff
ü  The Math Learning Center of Cape Cod
ü  Whydah Pirate Museum
ü  Wicked Cool Fun for Kids

STEM Journey IV: What Can Attendees Expect?

ü  American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT)
ü  Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
ü  New England Association of Chemistry Teachers (NEACT)
ü  American Industrial Hygiene Association
ü  American Chemical Society
ü  Cape Cod Technology Council
ü  Cape Cod Museum Trail
ü  Cape Cod & Islands Council, Boy Scouts of America
ü  The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens

ü  Bristol Community College
ü  Suffolk University
ü  Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
ü  Wentworth Institute of Technology
ü  Cape Cod Community College
ü  Massachusetts Maritime Academy
ü  Wheaton
ü  U Mass Dartmouth
ü  U Mass Boston
ü  Bridgewater State University
This is your chance to bring your grade 7-12 student to talk to these recruiters in a no pressure and informal environment about the STEM programs offered and what academics and extracurricular activities your student should be concentrating on in order to gain admittance to these schools.
Looking forward to our STEM Journey!

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