Georgia Section

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

Section Meetings 2005-2013






  • November 17: Prof. Melanie Cooper, Clemson University
    Chemistry, Life, the Universe and Everything
    November Section Meeting
    Location: Scalini's
  • October 18-24: National Chemistry Week
    Details in October Filter Press.
  • November 6: Kathleen Shulz
    Professional development course on Developing Communication Strategies
    Location: TBD
  • October 7: Prof. Mostafa El-Sayed Georgia Institue of Technology
    (2007 National Medalist of Science)
    "Confining photons to the nano-meter scale of gold nanoparticles; Some properties
    & potential applications in material, biological and cancer therapy"
    October Section Meeting
    Location: Mary Mac's Tea Room
  • September 18: Herty Medal Undergraduate Research Symposium (HMURS)
    All undergraduates are encouraged to present posters!
    Location: Morehouse College, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
  • September 17: Herty Award Symposium and Banquet
    Afternoon (ca. 1:30PM-6:00PM): 75th Herty Symposium
    Location: School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Tech
    Night (ca. 6:30PM-9:00PM): Herty Medal Banquet honoting Prof. Craig Hill
    Location: Georgia Tech Alumni House
    September Section Meeting
  • August 22, 10:30-11:45AM: "Chemistry Fun Day"
    Kids aged 5-10 are invited for a hands on activity with Bryan Hearn.
    Details Here!, for this special August Section Meeting
    RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: contact Deborah Sauder. Only 20 spaces are available.
    Location: Fernbank Science Center
  • June 2: Women Chemists Committee (WCC) Event: "Chemistry and Cooking"
    Shirley Corriher, author of "CookWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking"
    RSVP to Lynn Sullivan (Details in the May Filter Press)
    Location: Toulouse Restaurant, 2293 B Peachtree Road
  • May 12: Dr. Susanna L. Widicus Weaver
    Testing the limits of astrochemistry: Integrative studies in laboratory spectroscopy,
    observational astronomy and chemical modeling"
    May Section Meeting - Meeting Details
    Location: Georgia Tech's Pettit Microelectronics Research Building, 791 Atlantic Drive NW
  • April 21: Roundtable/Panel Discussion:
    Monir Clark, Joe Rainey, Giovanni Gadda and Deanna Morrow Hall
    "Thinking ahead in a down market: What is the best job for you?"
    April Section Meeting
    Location: Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), B Building
  • March 18: Robert D. Blackledge
    "Floyd Landis Doping Case"
    March Section Meeting
    Location: Petite Auberge, 2935 N Druid Hills Rd NE
  • February 11: Dr. John R. Marquardt, Eastern Illinois University
    "Caves: Worlds within worlds: An introduction to the chemistry, geology, and ecology of caves"
    February Section Meeting
    Location: Pung Mie Chinese Restaurant
  • January 14: Dr. Jerry DeMenna, FUN-SCIence Academics
    "Culinary Spectroscopy"
    January Section Meeting
    Location: The Colonnade, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road


  • November 18: Frank Schenck, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    "Multiresidue Screening for Pesticides and Other Xenobiotics in Foods"
    November Section Meeting
    Location: Scalini's Italian Restaurant
  • November 15, 1:00PM-4:00PM: Managing An Effective Job Search Workshop
    Attendance is free, but pre-registration to Vernita Lockhart is required.
    Location: Room 3201, MoSE Building, BEM Quad, Georgia Tech
  • October 23: SCIENCE CAFÉ "The Ethics of Sports Enhancement"
    &mdash Part of National Chemistry Week
    Edward L. Queen, Ph.D., J.D., The Center for Ethics, Emory University
    Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
    Location: Java Vino, in VA Highlands neighborhood
  • October 22: Dr. Yorke Rhodes, New York University
    "What's New in the Field of Astrochemistry?"
    October Section Meeting
    Location: Petite Auberge, Atlanta, GA
  • September 15: Robert J. Ollis, Jr., F-ABC US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory
    "Forensic Aspects of Controlled Substances"
    September Section Meeting, NOTE: Change in speaker.
    Location: Mary Mac's Tea Room
  • May 20: Dr. Nancy Heal, Education Coordinator, NNIN
    "Nanotechnology Education: Approaches for ensuring a nano-ready workforce"
    May Section Meeting, NOTE: CHANGE IN DATE, TOPIC, and LOCATION!
    Location: Pettit Microelectronics Research Center (MIRC), Georgia Tech
  • April 25: Minority Affairs Networking Event
    "Get Acquainted and Explore the Benefits of Membership"
    5:00PM to 8:00PM at Paschals Restaurant, 180B Northside Dr SW
    RSVP to Vernita Lockhart at
  • April 14: Thomas Spittler
    April Section Meeting
    "Groundwater Protection: A Problem whose time.."
    Location: Pung Mie Restaurant, Doraville, GA
  • March 28: HMURS MEETING
    Location: Morehouse College
  • March 27: Prof. Gregory H. Robinson
    Franklin Professor, University of Georgia
    "Counterintuitive Chemistry: An Organometallic Excursion"
    The Herty Medal Banquet
    March Section Meeting
    Location: Georgia Tech Hotel & conference Center
  • February 22: The First Academia/Industry Forum
    co-sponsored by KSU and ACS
    9:00AM to 5:00PM at KSU's campus
    Click here for registration and other information
  • February 4: Howard Peters
    "Chocolate - Food of the Gods"
    February Section Meeting
    Location: Colonnade Restaurant
  • January 17: "Electron Transfer: A Quarter Century of Progress"
    A symposium in honor of Thomas L. Netzel (our SERMACS 2003 chair!)
    Thursday afternoon at Georgia State University
    Details available here! (NOTE: this is not an ACS-GLS organized event)
  • January 10: Steven Pappas, CDC
    "Low Concentration Urine Uranium Isotope Ratio Analyses: Accuracy vs. Throughput"
    January Section Meeting: Please note change in date from what was listed in the printed Filter Press!!!
    Location: MIRC @ Ga Tech


  • November 28: Dr. Hélène R. Dickel
    "More to Astronomy than Meets the Eye"
    November Section Meeting: Diversity Focused Meeting, See Special Offer in Filter Press
    Location: Agnes Scott (& Planetarium)
  • November 1: WCC Event: Wine: An Ancient Art and a Modern Science
    Time: 6:00PM - 8:30PM Location: Atlanta Wine School
  • October 23: SCIENCE CAFÉ "Origins of Life" &mdash Part of National Chemistry Week
    Dr. Nick Hud, Georgia Tech, and Dr. David Lynn, Emory University
    Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
    Location: Georgia Tech Barnes & Noble
  • October 20: Chemistry Day 2007
    "The Many Faces of Chemistry" &mdash Part of National Chemistry Week
    Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
    Location: Fernback Science Center
  • October 9: Prof. Harris Dimitropoulos, Ph.D., College of Architecture, Georgia Tech
    "Michel Eugène Chevreul and the Impact of Chemistry on the Impressionists"
    October Section Meeting, Note: The speaker listed in the Filter Press has been replaced
    Location: The Seen Gallery
  • September 24: Dr. Badal C. Saha, USDA-ARS
    "Fuels and Chemical from Biomass"
    September Section Meeting, Joint with AIChE
    Location: Georgia Tech, Molecular Science & Engineering Building
  • May 15: Mike Bertolucci, Chairman Envirosense Consortium, Inc
    "Building an Environmentally Friendly Company"
    May Section Meeting, Location: Slovakia Restaurant
  • April 25: Minority Affairs Networking Event
    "Get Acquainted and Explore the Benefits of Membership"
    5:00PM to 8:00PM at Paschals Restaurant, 180B Northside Dr SW
    RSVP to Vernita Lockhart at
  • April 18: Eugene Stevens, State University of New York, Binghamton
    "Green Plastics"
    April Section Meeting, Location: Petite Auberge
  • March 30: HMURS MEETING
    Location: Morehouse College
  • March 29: Prof. Luis Echegoyen
    Professor at Clemson University and Director of the NSF Chemistry Divison
    "Some Fullerene Science and a Little Science Policy: Fullerene Chemistry and the NSF "
    The Herty Medal Banquet
    March Section Meeting, Location: Georgia Tech Hotel & conference Center
  • February 20: Prof. Willie Pearson, Jr.,
    Chair, School of History, Technology and Society, Georgia Tech
    "The Future of Blacks in Science and Technology"
    February Section Meeting, Location: Spelman College, Manley Student Center Atrium
  • January 17: Doug Byron, Forensic & Scientific Testing, Inc.
    "Forensic Fire Debris Analysis"
    January Section Meeting, Location: Mary Mac's Tea Room



  • November 8: Dr. John C. Chen, AIChE President Elect 2006
    "The Chemical Enterprise, AIChE, and ACS: Some Thoughts and Speculations"
    November Section Meeting
    Location: Petite Auberge at Toco Hills Shopping Plaza



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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