Thursday, December 19, 2019

Personal branding maintenance, some assembly required

SYMPOSIUM: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn and Getting Paid for It

Accepted for presentation at the American Chemical Society's Spring 2020 national meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 22-26, 2020.


ABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM AREA NAME: 
WOMEN CHEMISTS COMMITTEE PROGRAM TRACK

TITLE: PERSONAL BRANDING MAINTENANCE, SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED


AUTHORS (FIRST NAME, LAST NAME): Jennifer L. Maclachlan1
INSTITUTIONS (ALL): 1. PID Analyzers, LLC, Sandwich, MA, United States.
ABSTRACT BODY:

Abstract: This presentation will illustrate how to create your personal brand and how to amplify your personal brand using Linked-In, Facebook (personal, Pages and Groups), Twitter, Instagram, Blogs, SnapChat, VSCO, and TikTok. Attendees will learn how to leverage and fuse social media networking and in-person networking skills for career advancement. There will be an emphasis on personal brand consistency throughout the digital landscape as well as how to manage your personal brand when you are planning your exit strategy and after you land.




Monday, December 9, 2019

CAPE COD CELEBRATES THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE PERIODIC TABLE AT SCIENCE SUNDAY FUNDAY



The Cape Cod Science Cafe and the Sandwich Public Library present Science Sunday Funday in celebration of The International Year of the Periodic Table on Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 1pm-3pm. This is a FREE event for everyone. Students in grades K-8 will enjoy and learn about the importance of the Periodic Table through hands-on activities while older students and adults will learn from the lecture by the American Chemical Society's
Dr. Jens Breffke
Photo by Brian D'Amico
International Activities Committee Chair, Dr. Jens Breffke, as he discusses the history of the Periodic Table, the interdisciplinary use of the Periodic Table of the Elements in the sciences and how scientists around the world have celebrated this 150-year-old discovery by Dmitry Mendeleev during 2019, the International Year of the Periodic Table. There will be two seatings for the lecture portion of the event: 1pm and 2pm. You must RSVP using the Eventbrite to reserve a spot for either of the identical lectures as seating at this event is limited. 

This is the second time the Sandwich Public Library has hosted the award-winning Cape Cod Science Cafe for families. The first time was in 2011 during the International Year of
Chemistry which featured hands-on activities related to healthy kids. This time around we are adding the Periodic Table Talk lecture for older learners so we can offer something for every science enthusiast. Hands-on Periodic Table themed activities will be led by three local sections of the American Chemical Society: The Northeastern Local Section (of which Cape Cod is part of), the Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania) and the Rhode Island Local Section. PID Analyzers, LLC, Palladium Science Academy, Scientists are Superheros, too, Cape Cod Learning Tours, Smithers Viscient, LLC. PiRShared, and Marine Educators, Eben Franks will be leading hands-on activities related to the Periodic Table of the Elements.




The Cape Cod Science Cafe is a cooperative effort between Sandwich-based business, PID Analyzers, LLC and the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society to create a social and educational forum where scientists and the general public, including students, can meet in a relaxed atmosphere and fuel their passion for science and STEM-related fields.

What to expect If you plan to attend the event: Please RSVP if you want to attend the lecture as seating is very limited. Use this link to reserve your tickets: http://bit.ly/ScienceSundayFundaySPL There are 1pm and 2pm lecture seatings available. Tell your friends and family to come on down to the Sandwich Public Library for free hands-on science activities that will run continuously from 1pm-3pm. We hope you can join us at Science Sunday Funday at the Sandwich Public Library.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

And ACTION: AIHA announces their Young Worker Health & Safety Policymaker Meeting Request Campaign

Every minute, a young worker is injured on the job, and every day, a young worker loses their life as a result of an incident at work. By working with policymakers we can help protect young workers. One of the first steps on the road to protecting workers is meeting with policymakers, which is also one of the most effective forms of advocacy.



The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has launched an action alert titled Young Worker Health and Safety Policymaker Meeting Request with a pre-written letter to your LOCAL policymakers. All you have to do in click on the link below, fill in your name and address and click on START WRITING, which opens up a letter to your policymakers (you can select the letter as is or customize it if you wish), then click SEND.

The letter requests a meeting. The AIHA Teen Workplace Health and Safety Task Force can assist you with the next steps in this advocacy process by providing preparatory materials for your meeting/visit. Contact us to learn more. If meeting with legislators is out of your comfort zone, please send the action alert anyway and pass on the lead to the AIHA Teen Workplace Health and Safety Task Force and we'll follow through with it either by identifying someone local who is willing to take the meeting or scheduling a telecon if we need to complete the meeting remotely. 

Advocate for the education of young workers so that they are able to identify and correct workplace hazards and teach them to expect a safe and healthy workplace. Take action now.

ACTION ALERT:
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/young-worker-health-safety-policymaker-meeting-request-campaign?source=direct_link&

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Teen Workplace Health & Safety Education: Isn't It Every IH's Responsibility?

Pop-Up Education: Teen Workplace Health & Safety Education: Isn't It Every IH's Responsibility?

Mon, 5/20: 9:30 AM  - 9:55 AM Education Session 
Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) 
Room: Level 2 Lobby/Landing (200 Level) 

Description

The Teen Workplace Health & Safety Task Force has served the IH/OH profession well since its formation in 2018. They have developed materials for all IH/OH professionals to use for community outreach, lobbied their state legislatures, and are now posing a challenge to all IH professionals… isn't education about teen workplace health and safety our professional responsibility to undertake? Come out to learn more about the progress of the task force; check out the free, ready-to-use tools they have developed; and hear why your peers challenge you to help this movement.

Presented by: Jennifer Maclachlan, PID Analyzers.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Symposium in honor of Dr. Jack Driscoll, 2019 American Chemical Society Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success recipient

Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Location: Hilton Orlando, Room: Orlando V

Time: 1pm-4:30pm Reception immediately following the program


Award Address (Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success sponsored by the Kathryn C. Hach Award Fund)

Photoionization detector for gas chromatography: From inception and PPB analysis of VOC’s to PPT analysis of heavy metals

John N. Driscoll, pidguy@aol.com, Jennifer L. Maclachlan, pidgirl@gmail.com. PID
Analyzers, LLC, Centerville, Massachusetts, United States

The 2019 Kathryn C. Hach awardee, Dr. Jack Driscoll will share his experience with
photoionization, which began in 1967 with a program on a NASA project, "A
Photoionization Mass Spectrometer for Contaminant Gases in Space Cabin
Atmospheres”. The project was successful but was not renewed. The technique was
very interesting to Driscoll and he felt that it had excellent potential as an analytical tool.
The work continued a number of years later when he started HNU Systems to develop
photoionization based analyzers for industrial hygiene and gas chromatography
markets. His company sold more than 50,000 of these analyzers. Recently Driscoll
discovered that the PID could be used with hydride generation coupled to GC/PID to
detect ppb levels of many heavy metals in food, water, juices, etc. The technique was
applied to detection of ppt levels of Hg using a gold amalgam to concentrate samples
specifically for Hg. The PID remains as a very sensitive technique for the analysis on
VOC’s and heavy metals and he will discuss the results and analytical impacts of these
measurements.

Growing up the daughter of the father of photoionization: Perspectives on life with a serial entrepreneur

Jennifer L. Maclachlan, pidgirl@gmail.com. PID Analyzers, LLC, Centerville,
Massachusetts, United States

Dr. Jack Driscoll is the 2019 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success
awardee and his daughter and business partner, Jennifer Maclachlan, will share
anecdotes of growing up Driscoll: With a father who pioneered the life saving hand-held
photoionization detector in the 1970's, acquired numerous analytical instrumentation
companies including European businesses, started and remains on the board of
directors of the world's largest privately-held in-vitro diagnostics company, a passionate
advocate for education, an avid science fiction fan and a beloved volunteer to the
Northeastern Local Section of the American Chemical Society.

Oceanographic applications for photoionization detection

Gregory A. Cutter, gcutter@odu.edu. Old Dominion Univ, Norfolk, Virginia, United
States

Chemical oceanography studies the chemistry of the planet’s oceans in relation to their
physics (circulation), geology (sources of materials), and biology. These studies include
organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry aspects. However, seawater is a high ionic
strength medium whose constituents besides the major ions that make up salinity, are
at micro- to femptomolar concentrations. This imposes substantial analytical problems.
In addition to low concentrations, many constituents are volatile (e.g., dimethyl sulfide)
or unstable with storage (e.g, FeII), necessitating determinations at sea – consider your
lab moving constantly in 3 dimensions. The photoionization detector coupled primarily
with gas chromatography is ideally suited for chemical oceanography due to its small
size, limited need for specialized compressed gases, simple and robust construction,
and extremely low detection limits for a variety of inorganic and organic molecules. This
talk will illustrate these features using the shipboard determinations of hydrogen sulfide
and metalloid chemical speciation as examples.

Arthur Obermayer and the billion-dollar SBIR program

John N. Driscoll, pidguy@aol.com, Jennifer L. Maclachlan, pidgirl@gmail.com. PID
Analyzers, LLC, Centerville, Massachusetts, United States

The Small Business Innovative Research program (SBIR) which sets aside 1.7% of 12
Government Agencies R&D budget for small businesses was initiated by the work of Dr.
Arthur Obermayer and Senator Kennedy. Obermayer’s Company, Moleculon, received
the first SBIR Grant from the NSF in 1982 for $25,000. Obermayer worked with Bush
and Dole to ensure that the patent rights went to the Company that developed the
product and not to the government. Obermayer continued to work with Kennedy and
other congressmen to expand this program to other agencies and their R&D budgets. In
2018, the SBIR/STTR program budget was $2.3 billion dollars. The total amount spent
of SBIR/STTR was $50 billion dollars. The impact that this has had on small chemical
businesses and the technology workforce will be addressed.

Connecting Safety, Education, Training & Productivity in Analytical Laboratories


Safety is a core value of the American Chemical Society and in order to create what ACS Immediate Past President, Peter Dorhout, calls "an ethos of safety", this symposium will illustrate success stories of various analytical laboratories that effectively connect safety, education, training, and productivity. Speakers included representatives from academic, government and industrial research (both large and small) laboratories.
This symposium was housed on the American Chemical Society's (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry Program Track with a collaborative co-sponsorship from the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety during the ACS Fall National Meeting in San Diego, CA August 25-29, 2019.



Symposium organizers: Chris Incarvito and Jennifer Maclachlan.

Friday, March 22, 2019

SCHB is the hub for entrepreneurs in ACS


ABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM NAME: Chemical Business Poster Session
ABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM AREA NAME: SCHB
CONTROL ID: 3112722
PRESENTATION TYPE: Poster Only : Consider for Sci-Mix
TITLE: SCHB is the hub for entrepreneurs in ACS
AUTHORS (FIRST NAME, LAST NAME): Peter C. Lauro1George W. Ruger1Abhishek Kantak1David J. Deutsch1, Mukund Chorghade1, Janet L. Bryant1, Carlyn A. Burton1, Joseph E. Sabol1, Jennifer L. Maclachlan1, Justin Crotty1, Niteen A. Vaidya1, Anis Rahman1
INSTITUTIONS (ALL): 1. ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses, Boston, MA, United States. 
ABSTRACT BODY: 
Abstract: 
Do you have a chemical business or are you interested in starting a small chemical business? ACS Division of Small Chemical Businesses is for you! SCHB helps chemists working in small enterprises, including self-employed, with the legal, social, educational, legislative, regulatory, economic, and social aspects of their unique professional status. SCHB serves as a clearinghouse of information, a forum for discussion, and a liaison between small businesses and students. SCHB has informative programs at ACS national, regional, and local section meetings, provides valuable member-only content, including discounted expo booth space at national meetings, and, most of all, a strong network of members from whom you can draw on for inspiration and support. See what SCHB is doing for you and how you can get involved.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Growing up the daughter of the father of photoionization: Perspectives on life with a serial entrepreneur


Photo by A. Wilcoxx
Dr. Jack Driscoll is the 2019 Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success awardee and his daughter and business partner, Jennifer Maclachlan, will share anecdotes of growing up Driscoll: With a father who pioneered the life saving hand-held photoionization detector in the 1970's, acquired numerous analytical instrumentation companies including European businesses, started and remains on the board of directors of the world's largest privately-held in-vitro diagnostics company, a passionate advocate for education, an avid science fiction fan and a beloved volunteer to the Northeastern Local Section of the American Chemical Society.

Monday, April 1, 2019
ACS Spring National Meeting
Orlando, FL
Hilton Orlando, Room Orlando V
Event runtime: 1pm-5pm
In-room reception immediately follows this program

Growing up the daughter of the father of photoionization: Perspectives on life with a serial entrepreneur talk time: 1:45pm-2:15pm

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

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