Georgia Section

A home for members and friends of the American Chemical Society's Georgia Section throughout the greater Atlanta area and its vicinity.

2017 Section Meetings

October 17, 2017

The 50-60 Awards Ceremony & ACS Georgia Section Research Symposium

Join us as we celebrate 50- and 60-year ACS membership milestones and view graduate, undergraduate and high school students’ research poster presentations.

Mercer University, Trustees Dining Room, 3001 Mercer University Dr., Atlanta, GA 30341

 

July 20, 2017Science Café: Ms. Deborah Ortiz (Physical Scientist - US Environmental Protection Agency) and Mr. Zachary Campbell (Graduate Student, North Carolina State University)

“Green Chemistry Principles and the Application: Continuous Synthesis of Pharmaceutically Relevant Molecules”

Condesa Coffee, Old Fourth Ward, 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30312

RSVP by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 17, 2017 at
 
https://goo.gl/cA7Psh

 

June 24, 2017: Annual Bond-B-Que

Cobb Park 2776 Sanford Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30080   

 

May 16, 2017: Percy Julian Awards Dinner, Dr. Albert N. Thompson Jr., Professor, Spelman College

Title: “A History of Twentieth Century African American Women Scientists”
Location: Manley Atrium, Spelman College, 350 Spelman Ln, Atlanta, GA 30314
Dr. Albert N. Thompson JR, Professor, Spelman College
Title: “A History of Twentieth Century African American Women Scientists”
Location: Manley Atrium, Spelman College, 350 Spelman Ln, Atlanta, GA 30314

“A History of Twentieth Century African American Women Scientists”

Manley Atrium, Spelman College, 350 Spelman Ln, Atlanta, GA 30314

 

April 25, 2017Dr. Tracy P. Hamilton, Associate Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham

"Zymurgy: The Science behind Beer”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dr. Tracy P. Hamilton, Associate Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Title: “Zymurgy: The Science behind Beer”

Manuel's Tavern, 602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

 

March 21, 2017Dr. Amanda Stockton, Asst. Professor, Georgia Tech

"Life, the Universe, and Microfluidics: Analytical Chemistry for Astrobiology’s Big Questions"

Heritage Room, Daniel Kaufman Library (Bdg L)

Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 

 

“Life, the Universe, and Microfluidics: Analytical Chemistry for Astrobiology’s Big Questions”

February 28, 2017Dr. Willie Pearson, Professor of Sociology, School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology

Black Male Baccalaureate Degree Recipients in Science and Engineering: Myths and Realities

Gordon Biersch Midtown, 848 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

 

January 24, 2017Dr. Cassandra L. Quave, Curator of the Herbarium and Asst. Professor of Dermatology and Human Health, Emory University

Medical Ethnobotany and the Discovery of New Drugs for Antibiotic Resistant Infections 

Mary Mac’s Tea Room, 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308




2016 Section Meetings

December 6, 2016: The Annual ACS Holiday Party

5 Seasons Westside Restaurant and Brewery, 1000 Marietta St NW #204, Atlanta, GA 30318

 

November 15, 2016: Ann Laidlaw, Owner at ACL Color Consulting LLC

Introduction to Colorimetry: Visual and Instrumental Evaluation of Color

Paschal's Restaurant, 180 Northside Dr. SW #B, Atlanta, GA 30313

 

October 18, 2016: The 50-60 Awards Ceremony

Mercer University, Trustees Dining Room, 3001 Mercer University Dr., Atlanta, GA 30341

 

September 15, 2016The 82nd Annual Herty Award Celebration, Dr. Brooks H. Pate (University of Virginia)

An Unlikely Renaissance: How a Series of Technology Innovations Revolutionized the Field of Molecular Rotational Spectroscopy

GT Hotel & Conference Center, 800 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

 

Honoring Dr. Brooks H. Pate
University of Virginia

May 17, 2016: Dr. Albert Russell, Chair, Chemistry Department, Tuskegee University

Dr. Percy L. Julian: Using What’s Present to Build for the Future

Co-sponsored by Spelman College Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Spelman College, Manley Student Center Atrium, 350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

 

April 19, 2016: Ms. Janeen Jason, Barcelona VinoTeca, Certified Sommelier

The Science of Wine

Barcelona VinoTeca, 299 N Highland Ave NE, Ste T, Atlanta, GA 30307

 

March 29, 2016:

Ms. Susan Richardson, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP, Counsel

Dr. Wayne Dickinson, Kemira, Principal Scientist

Dr. Ching-Hua Huang, Georgia Institute of Technology, Professor

A Panel on Water Contamination in Flint, MI

Taverna Plaka, 2196 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

 

February 16, 2016: Mr. Clay Berryhill, Chocolate Making Apprentice & Bean Processing Manager at Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co.

The Science of Chocolate…from Bean to Bar

Mary Mac’s Tea Room, 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

 

January 19, 2016: Dr. Kyril M. Solntsev, Senior Staff Scientist at OLIS, Inc. and Senior Research Scientist at Georgia Tech

Photochemical/Spectroscopic Studies in Academia and Industry

The Colonnade Restaurant, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

2015 Section Meetings

December 8, 2015: Annual ACS Holiday Party

5 Seasons Brewing Company, 5600 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA 30342  Directions

 

November 17, 2015: Heather Sims,Director of Perfumery, Arylessence, Inc.

History of Fragrance, the Art of Perfumery and Modern Advancements

Eclipse Di Luna, 764 Miami Circle, Atlanta, GA 30324

 

October 29, 2015:The President's Forum with Dr. Diane Grob Schmidt, 2015 President of the American Chemical Society

Atlanta Marriott Century Center, 2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta GA 30345

 

October 20, 2015

50/60 Year ACS Awards and Service Awards Ceremony

with a presentation by Dr. Don Hicks, American Chemical Society Tour Speaker

“A Critical 60-Year History of Chemistry Lesson for the Future” 

Mercer University, Trustees Dining Room, 3001 Mercer University Dr., Atlanta, GA 30341

 

September 17, 2015: 81st Annual Herty Award Celebration, Prof. David Beratan,
R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry, Duke University

Does Evolution Care about Quantum Mechanics? Electrons, Charge Transfer, and Life

GT Hotel & Conference Center, 800 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

 

May 19, 2015 (Percy Julian Award Dinner): Dr. James Grainger, Former Chief of the PAH Adducts Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Modulating the Cycle of Time

Mercer University, Trustees Dining Room, 3001 Mercer University Dr, Atlanta, GA 30341

 

April 28, 2015: Prof. Arthur Ragauskas, Governor’s Chair in Biorefining, University of Tennessee

Sustainable Biofuels from Laboratory Bench to the Gas-Tank

The Colonnade Restaurant, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 

 

March 31, 2015:Dr. Robert Kriegel, Senior Scientist at The Coca-Cola Company

The Reason and Technology Behind Coca-Cola's PlantBottle

Café Intermezzo, 4505 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30346 


February 26, 2015: Ann Laidlaw, Owner at ACL Color Consulting LLC

Color and Lighting: Control, Efficiency, and Compliance

Mary Mac’s Tea Room, 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

 

January 20, 2015:  Prof. Christopher W.  Jones, New-Vision Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Associate Vice President for Research, Georgia Institute of Technology

Removing Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere: Scientific, Technological and Societal Challenges

Eclipse Di Luna–Buckhead, 764 Miami Circle, Atlanta, GA

2014 Section Meetings

December 9, 2014: ACS Holiday Party

5 Seasons Brewery – The Prado Shopping Center, 5600 Roswell Rd #21, Sandy Springs, GA 30342

 

November 18: Shirley O. Corriher, Food expert, biochemist, author, and TV personality

"The Secret Life of Food"

Fogo De Chao - Buckhead, 3101 Piedmont Rd., Atlanta, Georgia 30305

 

October 28: Dr. John BacsaFacilities Director, X-Ray Diffraction Center, Emory University

"A brief historical tour of chemical X-ray crystallography: from Max von Laue’s discovery of diffraction of X-rays to modern change density analysis"

Maggiano’s  Little Italy– Buckhead, 3368 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326

 

September 4Herty Award, Prof. Luigi Marzilli, Chair & William White Tison Professor,
Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University

"Roles of Metal Species in Human Life and In Diagnostic and Therapeutic Agents"

Emory Conference Center

 

May 27: Dr. Ken Gall, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Founder & CTO, MedShape & Vertera

"The Chicken or the Egg: Basic Materials Research and New Technology"

Mary Macs Tea Room, 224 Ponce de Leon Ave,Atlanta, GA 30308

 

April 24: Mr. Basil Karampelas, President, American Process Inc.(Atlanta, GA)

"An Introduction to American Process Cellulosic Sugar Technologies: "Sugar is the New Crude”®"

Pappasito's Cantina, 2788 Windy Hill Rd, Marietta, GA 30067

 

March 27: Dr. Satchit Srinivasan, Senior Vice President and Head Aromatic Polymers RD&T, Solvay, Alpharetta GA

"Molecules to Money - The Industrial Origins of Synthetic Macromolecules"Location:

McCormick & Schmick's; 600 Ashwood Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30338

 

February 18: Dr. Younan Xia, Brock Chair, GRA Eminent Scholar in Nanomedicine, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech

"Design and synthesis of facet-controlled nanocrystals as next generation catalysts"

Maggiano's - Buckhead Atlanta; 3368 Peachtree Rd; Atlanta, GA 3032

 

Past Meeting Announcements

2017 Theme

The Georgia Local Section of the ACS has selected the theme, A Year of Giving: Catalyzing Chemistry via Community, for its 2017 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. 

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