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January Dinner Meeting Recap

Posted by David Gottfried on February 10, 2017 at 3:15 PM

This past month the Georgia Section of the ACS (GA-ACS) had its first event of the year - “Medical Ethnobotany and the Discovery of New Drugs for Antibiotic Resistant Infections” at Mary Mac’s Tea Room with Dr. Cassandra Quave as our highlight speaker. Our members were very impressed with her knowledge of ethnobotany and exceptionally inquisitive throughout the night. There was no shortage of questions from the audience! Not only was the food mouthwatering, but also her contributions to the conversations surrounding ethnobotany, antibiotic resistance, and her respect and support of indigenous medicine and persons were highly engaging. Moreover, the event was well-attended with over 50+ members and guests. We sincerely felt Dr. Quave’s dedication to the sciences and educating the upcoming generation on the importance of botanical research. We all must visit the Emory Herbarium soon!

We were also very fortunate to have guests from ACS National, the Assistant Director of Development, Mary Bet Dobson. Mrs. Dobson remarked, “Thanks once again for a wonderful evening with the Georgia Section last week. You had a terrific turnout, can’t beat the dinner at Mary Mac’s and a super speaker – Dr. Quave. I have already shared her NY Times article with several people.” Mrs. Dobson was in town visiting some of our 50- and 60-year awardees from 2016 and encourages us to view the video she had hoped to share that night: For more information about ACS philanthropic programs, please visit

We look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting on Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30 pm at Gordon Biersch in Midtown where Prof. Willie Pearson, Chair of History, Technology, and Society at Georgia Tech will be giving a talk on “Black male baccalaureate degree recipients in science and engineering: Myths and realities”. Put it on your calendar! See you then.

Categories: February 2017, Meetings

2018 Theme

The Georgia Local Section of the ACS has selected the theme, A Year of Giving: Catalyzing Chemistry via Community, for its 2018 programming. A Year of Giving refers to the outreach and education of technical and non-technical audiences about the importance of chemists and chemistry via the coupling of commonplace and technical chemistry ideas. We hope you will join and support us in this critical mission.