Virginia Section

A Century of Service

Section Meetings

2017 Meetings of the Virginia Section

September 15

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

Dr. Kelling J. Donald 

"Hard Act:  Structure Predictions for Extended Solids from their Basic Chemical Units" 

PRESENTATION OF TEACHER AWARDS

 Meeting Notice

 ________________________________________________________________________

January 20

 Annual Awards Meeting

Distinguished Service Award - Dr. Thomas C. DeVore
     
"Chasing Sunbeams"
Distinguished Research Award - Dr. Scott Gronert 
      "Ion Trap Reactors to the Rescue:  A
            Tool to Solve Problems in
                Organic and Organometallic Chemistry"

R. Gerald Bass Award for Exceptional Service -             
       Dr. James D. Beck 
Virginia Union Univeristy, Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Dorothy Eseonu
(804) 257-5615; dneseonu@vuu.edu
Meeting Notice

January 21 - Executive meeting

Virginia State University
Host:  Dr. Colleen Taylor

February 17

 Dr. Robert Grubbs, California Institute of Technology
  "Recent Advances in Olefin Metathesis"

The W. Allan Powell Lectureship 

University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Raymond Dominey, (804) 289-8761, 
            rdominey@richmond.edu

Meeting Notice 

Thursday, March 16

Altria Center for Research and Technology, Richmond, Virginia

Dr. Willie McKinney
"A Journey: Idea to Market Authorization"

Host:   Ms. Kathleen Sink, (804) 370-8097; kms2uu@virginia.edu

Meeting Notice

April 14 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Dr. Joseph Chipuk,

“Threat Chemistry — What's That” 

HOST:  Dr. James Demas, (434) 924-3343; jnd@eservices.virginia.edu 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER SESSION

 Meeting Notice

May 6

Executive Committee Meeting 

September 15

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond - 

Dr. Kelling J. Donald 

"Hard Act:  Structure Predictions for Extended Solids from their Basic Chemical Units" 

PRESENTATION OF TEACHER AWARDS

 Meeting Notice

 October 20

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton
Dr. Laura Serbulea, University of Virginia

 November 15

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg 
Dr. Rebecca Pompano, University of Virginia



2016 Meetings of the Virginia Section

 November 2016

Dr. Jeffrey I. Seeman, University of Richmond

"Responsible Conduct of Research: Lessons from History & the Human Side of Science"

Univeristy of Mary Washington,
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Host:  Dr. Janet Asper
(540) 654-1143; asper@umc.edu
Meeting Notice

October 14, 2016

Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia
Dr. Karen Wustholz, College of William and Mary
"Investigating Fugitive Organic Pigments in Art: Impact of Structure n Photochemistry"

HOST:  Dr. Joseph Crockett
(540) 828-5431
jcrocket@bridgewater.edu

Meeting Notice 

September 16, 2016

Evonik Industries - Laboratory Tours
Richmond, VA
Dr. Justin Heuser, Evonik Industries
"Surfactants in Agriculture"
PRESENTATION OF TEACHER AWARDS
For Reservations:  Please contact 
Colleen Taylor at  (804) 524-5481 or cmtaylor@vsu.edu  

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Executive Meeting
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare 
1211 Sherwood Avenue Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Denise Walters
(804) 257-2828; Denise.walters@pfizer.com
Meeting Notice

 April 15, 2016

Dr. Barbara Jill Venton
"Using Analytical Tools to Explore Brain Chemistry"
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

HOST:  Dr. James Demas
(434) 924-3343; demas@virginia.edu 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER SESSION

 Meeting Notice

March 18, 2016

Annual Awards Meeting
Virginia State University  Petersburg, VA
Host:  Dr. Colleen Taylor 
(804) 524-5481
cmtaylor@vsu.edu
Meeting Notice

 February 19, 2016

W. Allan Powell LECTURESHIP     
Dr. Dennis Liotta
"Drug Discovery in Academia"
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
                                         
Host:  Dr. Raymond Dominey 
(804) 289-8761; dominey@richmond.edu

January 30, 2016

Executive Meeting
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare 
1211 Sherwood Avenue Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Denise Walters
(804) 257-2828; Denise.walters@pfizer.com
Meeting Notice

January 22, 2016

Annual Awards Meeting (Cancelled)
Virginia State University  Petersburg, VA
Host:  Dr. Colleen Taylor
(804) 524-5481
cmtaylor@vsu.edu
Meeting Notice

2015 Section Meetings

November 13, 2015

Dr. Bryan Tienes
"Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR)
Defense at the Naval Surface Warfare Center,
Division (NSWCDD)"
University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, Virginia
HOST:  Leanna Giancarlo
(540) 654-1407; 
igiancar@umw.edu

 Meeting Notice

October 24, 2015

Dr.  Diane Grob Schmidt, 2015 President
American Chemical Society

DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond, Virginia

Reservations by September 25.

Meeting Notice 

 September 18, 2015

Dr. Kate Yu, Waters Corporation
"Detecting the Unnatural in Natural Products:
 Adulteration of Herbal and Dietary Supplements (HDS)"
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronet
(804) 828-1298; 
chemistry@vcu.edu 

Teacher Awards

 Meeting Notice 

  Executive Cabinet Meeting - September 18

Location: Virginia Commonwealth University
HOST:  Dr. Todd Koch
(804) 257-2890; Todd.Koch@pfizer.com 

 May 15, 2015 

Executive Meeting
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare 
1211 Sherwood Avenue Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Todd Koch
(804) 257-2890; Todd.Koch@pfizer.com
Meeting Notice

 April 17, 2015

Mr. Nelson Ayala 
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
HOST:  Dr. James Demas
(434) 924-3343; demas@virginia.edu 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER SESSION

  Meeting Notice

 March 13, 2015

Dr. Douglas Friedman
Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Serge Schreiner  
(804) 752-7206; sschrein@rmc.edu

 February 20, 2015

W. Allan Powell LECTURESHIP     
Dr. Joseph DeSimone
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
                                         
Host:  Dr. Raymond Dominey 
(804) 289-8761; dominey@richmond.edu

 January 17, 2015

Executive Meeting
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare 
1211 Sherwood Avenue Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Todd Koch
(804) 257-2890; Todd.Koch@pfizer.com
Meeting Notice

 January 16, 2015

Annual Awards Meeting
Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Dorothy Eseonu 
(804) 257-5615; Eneseonu@vuu.edu
Meeting Notice


2014 Meetings

October 24, 2014

 
Dr. Daniel  Downey
"North Branch Simpson Creek Water Chemistry: Effects of Acid Rain and he Rich Hole Wilderness Fire"
James Madison Univeristy,
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Host:  Dr. Thomas DeVore
(540) 568-6672
devoretc@jmu.edu

        Meeting Notice

TUESDAY, November 4, 2014

 
Dr. Gregory Petsko
"The Coming Epidemic of Neurodegenerative Diseases and What Science Is – and Should Be – Doing About It"
Univeristy of Mary Washington,
Fredericksburg, Virginia

                                 
Host:  Dr. Janet Asper
(540) 654-1143
jasper@umc.edu

        Meeting Notice

September 19, 2014

Dr. Tracy P. Hamilton
"Zymurgy: The Art and Science of Brewing Beer" University of Alabama, Birmingham
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronet
(804) 828-1298; 
chemistry@vcu.edu 

Teacher Awards

 Meeting Notice

September 19 , 2014      

 

       Executive Cabinet

       HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronet
       (804) 828-1298;
       chemistry@vcu.edu

           

 

 

 

 

 

April 18, 2014

Dr. David Hudson
"Ethics in Science" 
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
HOST:  Dr. James Demas
(434) 924-3343; 
demas@virginia.edu
 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER SESSION

 Meeting Notice

 

May 2, 2014

Executive Meeting
Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA
HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronert
(804) 828-2753; sgronert@vcu.edu

        Meeting Notice

 

 

February 21, 2014

POWELL LECTURESHIP
Dr. Barbara Imperiali
"Chemical Tools for the Study of Complex Biological Systems" 
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Host:  Dr. Raymond Dominey 
(804) 289-8761
rdominey@richmond.edu

Meeting Notice

 March 14, 2014
 Dr. Jeffery Seeman
"Humor and Humanness of Great Chemists of the 20th Century"
Virginia State University  Petersburg, VA
Host:  Dr. Colleen Taylor
(804) 524-5481
cmtaylor@vsu.edu

Meeting Notice

January 17, 2014

Annual Awards Meeting
Arista Laboratories, Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Joseph Pompano
(804) 887-2100
Jpompano@aristalabs.com

        Meeting Notice

January 18, 2014

Executive Meeting
Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA
HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronert
(804) 828-2753; sgronert@vcu.edu

        Meeting Notice

2013

January 18, 2013

Dr. Scott Gronert
"The Chemistry of Aging"

Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
HOST:  Dr. April Marchetti

(804) 752-7319; amarchet@rmc.edu

 Meeting Notice 

January 19, 2013

Executive Meeting

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Downtown Campus, Richmond, VA
CHAIR: Dr. Joseph Crockett

 Meeting Notice 

February 8, 2013

Dr. T. Brent Gunnoe, University of Virginia
"Development of a Domestic Energy Base: Chemistry in the Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalization"

Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
HOST:  Dr. Colleen Taylor

(804) 524-5481;  cmtaylor@vsu.edu

 Meeting Notice 

March 1, 2013

POWELL LECTURESHIP

Dr. Emily Ann Carter, Princeton University
"The Role of Science in Moving the Planet to Green Energy and a Sustainable Future"

University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Meeting Notice 

April 19, 2013


Dr. Clifton Draper, Tri-Dim Filter Corporation
“I Have Never Let My Schooling Interfere with My Education

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
HOST:  Dr. James
Demas
(434) 924-3343; demas@virginia.edu

STUDENT POSTER SESSION

 Meeting Notice 

May 2013

Executive Meeting

Meeting Notice 

September 20, 2013

Mr. Sam Kean
"The Disappearing Spoon:  True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table"

Presentation of Teaching Awards

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronert
(804) 828-1298;
chemistry@vcu.edu  

Meeting Notice 

October 18,  2013

Dr. Christopher Ehrhardt, VCU
"Biosurveillance and Chemical Analysis of Bacterial Threat Agents: Distinguishing Natural from Man-made Pathogens"

Longwood University, Farmville, VA
HOST:  Dr. Melissa Rhoten

(434) 395-2636; rhotenmc@longwood.edu

Meeting Notice 

November 8, 2013

 Dr. Janet Asper
"From Diapers to Deepwater Horizon: Structure, Applications and Synthesis of Superabsorbant Polymers"

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
HOST:  Dr. Janet Asper

(540) 654-1143;
jasper@umc.edu

Meeting Notice 

December 2013

No scheduled Meeting

2012

January 13, 2012     

Dr. William Carroll      

 "Where Everything Comes From:  
   Industrial Chemistry 101”     

Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia

HOST: Dr. April Marchetti     
(804) 752-7319;  amarchet@rmc.edu 

 Meeting Notice

 

January 14, 2012

Virginia Section Executive Meeting     

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Downtown Campus,  Room 670, Richmond, Virginia  

HOST:  Dr. Karen Carter 

February 17, 2012

Dr. Kelli Slunt  

"USNCO and Beyond"

Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia

HOST:  Dr. Colleen Taylor
(804) 524-5481;  cmtaylor@vsu.edu

Meeting Notice

March 16, 2012

Dr. Robert G. Griffin

"High Frequency Dynamic Nuclear Polarization -
       Why Two Electrons Are Better Than One"

      POWELL LECTURESHIP

University of Richmond,  Richmond, Virginia

HOST:  Dr. Lisa Gentile
(804) 458-1578; lgentile@richmond.edu

 Meeting Notice 

April 20, 2012

Dr. Anne Henriksen

"What If I Don't Want to Work at a Lab Bench"

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

HOST:  Dr. James Demas
(434) 924-3343; demas@virginia.edu
 

STUDENT POSTER SESSION

Meeting Notice 

September 21, 2012

Annual Awards Meeting

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronert
(804) 828-1298; chemistry@vcu.edu

 Meeting Notice

October 19, 2012

Dr. Howard M. Peters
"Death by Chocolate"

Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA
HOST:  Dr. Joseph Crockett
(540) 828-5431; jcrocket@bridgewater.com

 Meeting Notice

November 9, 2012

Dr. Charles M. Sharpless
"Dirt du Soleil: The Photochemical Circus of Natural
  Organic Matter and Its Environmental Consequences"

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
HOST:  Dr. Janet Asper
(540) 654-1143; jasper@umc.edu

Meeting Notice  

December 7, 2012

Presentation of Teaching Awards

Dr. Lynn Hogue

John Tyler Community College, Chester, VA
HOST:  Dr. Kristine Smetana
(804) 706-5143; ksmetana@jtcc.edu

Meeting Notice

2011

 


January 21, 2011

Dr. Herbert J. Sipe
"Toxic Chemicals and Society"

John Tyler Community College,
Chester
, Virginia

Host: Kristine Smetana

Meeting Notice

February 25, 2011

Dr. Brian Moores
"
What's Cookin'? Chemistry in the Kitchen"

Randolph-Macon College
Ashland, Virginia
Host:  April D. Marchetti

Meeting Notice


January 22, 2011

Virginia Section Executive Meeting

Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond
Host:  Stephanie Mabry at (804) 788-5280;
stephanie.mabry@aftonchemical.com

meeting notice


March 18, 2011

Dr. Harry B. Gray
" The Solar Army
"
Powell Lectureship

University of Richmond,
Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Lisa Gentile

Meeting Notice

 

April 8, 2011

Dr. William Mattson
"Creative Problems Solving in Research"

Undergraduate Poster Session 

University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, Virginia
Host:  James Demas 

Meeting Notice


May 20, 2011 

Virginia Section
Executive Committee Meeting 

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College,
Downtowm Campus

Meeting Notice

May 25 - 27, 2011

Virginia Academy of
Science Meeting

University of Richmond,
Richmond
, Virginia
http://www.vacadsci.org/meetings.htm


September 2011

Annual Awards Meeting

Virginia Commwealth University

Meeting Notice

October 26 - 29, 2011

SERMACS 2011

Omni Hotel, Richmond, Virginia

Meeting Notice  


October 27, 2011

SERMACS Awards Dinner

Dr. M. Samy El-Shall
"Chemistry Makes Strong International Bonds"

Science Museum of Virginia

Meeting Notice  

December 2, 2011

Presentation of Teaching Awards

Dr. Randy L. Bell
"Theories, Laws, and Other Dangerous Ideas"

Virginia Union University

Meeting Notice   

 

 

2010


January 22, 2010

Dr. Foster Agblevor
"Thermochemical Conversion of
Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals"

Science Museum of Virginia,
Richmond
, Virginia

Host: Stephanie Mabry

Meeting Notice

 

February 26, 2010

Dr. Ken Pearce
"
Chemical - Biological Interfaces in Endocrinology: Nuclear Receptors,
Modulating Ligands, and Drug Discovery
"

Powell Lectureship

University of Richmond,
Richmond, Virginia
Host:   Lisa Gentile

Meeting Notice


January 29, 2010

Virginia Section Executive Meeting

J. Sargeant Reynolds CC, Downtown Campus, Richmond
Host:  Dr. Yezdi Pithawalla at (804) 274-4587; yezdi.b.pithawalla @ altria.com

meeting notice


March 26, 2010

Dr. Dan Rabinovitz 
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
"Chemical Philately and Education"

James Madison University,
Harrisonburg
, Virginia
Host:   Barbara Reisner

Meeting Notice

April 23, 2010

Dr. Charlie Grisham
"Bizarre Biochemistry"

Undergraduate Research Posters

University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, Virginia
Host:  Dr. James Demas 

Meeting Notice


May 28, 2010

Virginia Section Executive
Committee Meeting
 

J. Sargeant Reynolds Comm. College
Parham Road Campus
Richmond, Virginia
Host: 
Dr. Yezdi Pithawalla
at (804) 274-4587;
yezdi.b.pithawalla @ altria.com

Meeting Notice

 

May 20 - 22, 2010

Virginia Academy of
Science Meeting

James Madison University,
Harrisonburg
, Virginia
Host:   Thomas DeVore

http://www.vacadsci.org/meetings.htm


September 24, 2010

Annual Awards Meeting

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
Product Development Center
Richmond, Virginia

Meeting Notice

October 15, 2010

Dr. Lisa M. Balbes 
“Career Management in the
 Information Age”

Longwood University
Farmville, V
irginia
Host: Dr. Melissa Rhoten 

Meeting Notice   


November 12, 2010

University of Mary Washington, 
Fredericksburg, Virginia 
Host:  Dr. Roy Gratz, at (540) 654-1412

Meeting Notice

December 10, 2010

Presentation of Teaching Awards

Dr. Gerd Kobal
What Can We Learn from Sensomics”

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Richmond, Virgiia
Host:  Dr. Ann Sullivan

Meeting Notice


Virginia Section Meetings

Regular Meetings of the Virginia Section are held monthly from September through April.  Information on currently scheduled meetings can be found in the Section's newsletter, The Bulletin, and in the Calendar.  Meeting location and dates are generally set from 6 months to a year in advance.  If you are interested in hosting a meeting or have suggestions for speakers, please contact the current Chair-Elect or Vice Chair of the section.

Locations and speakers of past meetings of the section:

2010-2011 Meetings

2000-2009 Meetings

1990-1999 Meetings

1980-1989 Meetings

1970-1979 Meetings

1960-1969 Meetings

1953-1959 Meetings

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