Virginia Section

A Century of Service

2018

 

 Speaker and Affiliation
 Topic Meeting Location Date

Shana Cyr

Finnegan Law Firm

Championing Your Ideas in the Chemical Arts

University of Virginia

Apr. 13, 2018

John Thoburn

Randolph-Macon College

Chemical Jeopardy!

Randolph-Macon College

Mar. 9, 2018

John Goodenough

University of Texas at Austin

The Road to a Sustainable Energy Economy

University of Richmond

Feb. 23, 2018

Maryanne Collinson

Virginia Commonwealth University

Nanoporous Materials for Electrochemical Analysis in Complex Biological Solutions

Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services

Jan. 19, 2018

Kenneth Chapman

Cardinal Workforce Development

In Secondary Education, Evolution Is Losing; Revolution Is Required

Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services

Jan. 19, 2018

2017

 

Rebecca Pompano

University of Virginia

Making the Immune System Accessible with New Chemical and Microfluidic Tools

University of Mary Washington

Nov. 15, 2017

Laura Serbulea

University of Virginia

Using Chemistry Class Advantage and Online Learning Systems in Organic Chemistry Classes

Mary Baldwin University

Oct. 20, 2017

Kelling Donald

University of Richmond

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

Virginia Commonwealth University

Sep. 15, 2017

Joseph Chipuk

Signature Science, LLC

Threat Chemistry--What's That?

University of Virginia

Apr. 14, 2017

Willie McKinney

Altria Client Services

A Journey: Idea to Market Authorization

Altria Center for Research and Technology

Mar. 16, 2017

Robert Grubbs

California Institute of Technology

Design and Applications of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts

University of Richmond

Feb. 17, 2017

Thomas DeVore

James Madison University

Chasing Sunbeams

Virginia Union University

Jan. 20, 2017

Scott Gronert

Virginia Commonwealth University

Ion Trap Reactors to the Rescue: A Tool to Solve Problems in Organic and Organomerallic Chemistry

Virginia Union University

Jan. 20, 2017

2016

 

Jeffrey Seeman

University of Richmond

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

University of Mary Washington

Nov. 4, 2016

Kristine Wustholz

College of William and Mary

Investigating Fugitive Organic Pigments in Art: Impact of Structure on Photochemistry

Bridgewater College

Oct. 14, 2016

Justin Heuser

Evonik Industries

Surfactants in Agriculture

Evonik Industries

Sep. 16, 2016

Barbara Jill Venton

University of Virginia

Using Analytical Tools to Explore Brain Chemistry

University of Virginia

Apr. 15, 2016

Nicholas Farrell

Virginia Commonwealth University

Platinum: From Inert Electrode to Anti-Cancer Drugs

Virginia State University

Mar. 18, 2016

Larry White

Bridgewater College

The Virginia Section: A Personal View

Virginia State University

Mar. 18, 2016

Dennis Liotta

Emory University

Drug Discovery in Academia

University of Richmond

Feb. 19, 2016

2015

 

Bryan Tienes

Naval Surface Warfare Center

Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Defense at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Daghlgren Division (NSWCDD)

University of Mary Washington

Nov. 13, 2015

Diane Schmidt

American Chemical Society

Looking Back, and Looking Forward

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Oct. 24, 2015

Kate Yu

Waters Corporation

Detecting the Unnatural in Natural Products--Adulteration of Herbal and Dietary Supplements (HDS)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Sep. 18, 2015

Nelson Ayala

CB Fleet Pharmaceutical

The Health Benefits of Chocolate

University of Virginia

Apr. 17, 2015

Douglas Friedman

National Research Council, NAS

Safe Science: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research

Randolph-Macon College

Mar. 13, 2015

Joseph DeSimone

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Breakthroughs in Imprint Lithography and 3D Additive Fabrication

University of Richmond

Feb. 20, 2015

David Giamalva

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare

Some "New" Challenges in Cough/Cold Products Containing Phenylephrine

Virginia Union University

Jan. 16, 2015

Joseph Crockett

Brdgewater College

Laboratory Safety:  Past, Present, and Future

Virginia Union University

Jan. 16, 2015

2014

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2013

 

Janet Asper

University of Mary Washington

From Diapers to the Deepwater Horizon. Structure, Applications, and Synthesis of Superabsorbent Polymers

University of Mary Washington

Nov. 8, 2013

Christopher Ehrhardt

Virginia Commonwealth University

Biosurveillance and Chemical Analysis of Bacterial Threat Agents: Distinguishing Natural from Man-made Pathogens

Longwood University

Oct. 18, 2013

Sam Kean

The Disappearing Spoon: True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table

Virginia Commonwealth University

Sep. 20, 2013

Clifton Draper

DMTS Bell Labs

I Have Never Let My Schooling Interfere with My Education

University of Virginia

Apr. 19, 2013

Emily Carter

Princeton University

The Role of Science in Moving the Planet to Green Energy and a Sustainable Future

University of Richmond

Mar. 1, 2013

Brent Gunnoe

University of Virginia

Development of a Domestic Energy Base: Chemistry in the Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalization

Virginia State University

Feb. 8, 2013

Scott Gronert

Virginia Commonwealth University

Aldehydes in Your Proteins: The Tree Rings of Human Aging?

Randolph-Macon College

Jan. 18, 2013

2012

Lynn Hogue

Terrific Science

The Joy of Toys: Finding Chemistry in Unexpected Places

John Tyler Community College

Dec. 7, 2012

Charles Sharpless

University of Mary Washington

Dirt du Soleil: The Photochemical Circus of Organic Matter and Its Environmental Consequences

University of Mary Washington

Nov. 9, 2012

Sally Peters

PARC

Death By Chocolate

Bridgewater College

Oct. 19, 2012

Howard Peters

Death By Chocolate

Bridgewater College

Oct. 19, 2012

Stephanie Mabry

Afton Chemical Corporation

ACS Involvement as a Professional Development Tool--One Chemist's Perspective

Virginia Commonwealth University

Sep. 21, 2012

Anne Henriksen

James Madison University

Is There Any Chemistry Between You and the Business World?

University of Virginia

Apr. 20, 2012

Robert Griffin

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

University of Richmond

Mar. 16, 2012

Kelli Slunt

University of Mary Washington

USNCO and Beyond

Virginia State University

Feb. 17, 2012

William Carroll

Occidental Chemical Corporation

Where Everything Comes From: Industrial Chemistry 101

Randolph-Macon College

Jan. 13, 2012

2011 Meetings

 

Randy Bell

University of Virginia

Theories, Laws, and Other Dangerous Ideas

Virginia Union University

Dec. 2, 2011

M. Samy El-Shall

Virginia Commonwealth University

Chemistry Makes Strong International Bonds

Science Museum of Virginia

Oct. 27, 2011

Jack Brown

Virginia Commonwealth University

Use of Design of Experiments to Solve Complex Chemical Problems

Virginia Commonwealth University

Sep. 16, 2011

Fred Hawkridge

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Is a Great Place for a Career in Chemistry

Virginia Commonwealth University

Sep. 16, 2011

William Mattson

Randolph College

Creative Problem Solving in Research

University of Virginia

Apr. 8, 2011

Harry Gray

California Institute of Technology

The Solar Army

University of Richmond

Mar. 18, 2011

Brian Moores

Randolph-Macon College

What's Cookin'? Chemistry in the Kitchen

Randolph-Macon College

Feb. 25, 2011

Herbert Sipe

Hampden-Sydney College

Toxic Chemicals and Society

John Tyler Community College

Jan. 21, 2011

2010 Meetings

Speaker, Affliation Topic Meeting Location Meeting Date
Gerd Kobal, Altria Client Services What Can We Learn from Sensomics? J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond Dec. 10, 2010
Elsa Reichmanis, Georgia Tech Advanced Polymeric Materials for Electronic Applications University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg Nov. 12, 2010
Lisa Balbes, Balbes Consultants Career Management in the Information Age: New Ways to Find Jobs Longwood University, Farmville Oct. 15, 2010
Tze-Chi Jao, Afton Chemical Corporation Importance of Fundamental Research for Fuel and Lubricant Technology Development Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Richmond Sep. 24, 2010
Kristine Smetana, John Tyler Community College Community College Involvement in the ACS--NCW and CCED Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Richmond Sep. 24, 2010
Charles Grisham, University of Virginia Bizarre Biochemistry University of Virginia, Charlottesville Apr. 23, 2010
Daniel Rabinovich, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Chemical Philately and Education James Madison University, Harrisonburg Mar. 26, 2010
Kenneth Pearce, GlaxoSmithKline Chemical-Biological Interfaces in Endocrinology: Nuclear Receptors, Modulating Ligands, and Drug Discovery University of Richmond, Richmond Feb. 26, 2010
Foster Agblevor, Virginia Tech Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals:  Advances in Pyrolysis Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond Jan. 22, 2010