Western Carolinas Local Section

January Meeting - Thursday January 25 at USC Upstate

WESTERN CAROLINAS ACS SEMINAR
FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!
"Making Connections: Mentoring, Networking and Presenting Provides Opportunities for Growth as High School Educators”

Laura Slocum
2017 recipient of the ACS’s James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Lander University
Directions to campus and parking:
300 Wilson St. Greenwood, SC 29649
Student ACS members will help direct to the correct building on campus

Order of Events:
6:00 pm - Meet and Greet at Dawson Room in the Grier Student Center
6:30 pm - Dinner (Optional) Dawson Room in the Grier Student Center
    $15 Members/$5 High School Teachers and Student Members 
Mixed greens salad
Parmesan crusted chicken
Penne Alfredo with sun-dried tomato
Grilled asparagus
Baguettes
Milk chocolate mousse
7:30 pm - Lecture in Science Building, Room 150
     Laura Slocum
      2017 recipient of the ACS’s James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching


**We ask that you RSVP if you are attending the seminar and/or having dinner.  
Please RSVP by TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2017 to:  wcacs2017@gmail.com and leave your name, affiliation, contact number or email address, how many will be attending seminar and/or dinner and if student or high school teacher status is applicable.  

Please check http://westerncarolinas.sites.acs.org/ for updated information. 

WCACS respects your privacy and will only use your Email address for ACS business. We never sell or give away membership information to third parties. If you would like your name added or removed from the Western Carolinas Section mailing list or if you have comments, please send a message to the WCACS list manager: hholt@unca.edu.

“Making Connections: Mentoring, Networking and Presenting Provides Opportunities for Growth as High School Educators”

Abstract: For the past 27 years, I have almost always been the “lone chemistry teacher” at the various schools I have taught at; however, rarely have I been alone.  During this presentation, I will share about the various ways that high school teachers can make connections with other high school teachers, as well as those in colleges, universities and industry to help them grow professionally. Without the opportunities to make many of these connections, I may not have stayed in the classroom and I certainly would not have had the courage to try some of the innovative practices that I have used in my classroom over the years.  Networking with others, being mentored by others and/or being a mentor to another, as well as finding opportunities to give back to colleagues has allowed me the chance to grow in ways that were not even on my “bucket list”.  These experiences ultimately lead to me using and expanding upon the Modeling Instruction methods in my classroom for the past 7 years.
WESTERN CAROLINAS ACS SEMINAR
FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!
"Making Connections: Mentoring, Networking and Presenting Provides Opportunities for Growth as High School Educators”

Laura Slocum
2017 recipient of the ACS’s James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Lander University
Directions to campus and parking:
300 Wilson St. Greenwood, SC 29649
Student ACS members will help direct to the correct building on campus

Order of Events:
6:00 pm - Meet and Greet at Dawson Room in the Grier Student Center
6:30 pm - Dinner (Optional) Dawson Room in the Grier Student Center
    $15 Members/$5 High School Teachers and Student Members 
Mixed greens salad
Parmesan crusted chicken
Penne Alfredo with sun-dried tomato
Grilled asparagus
Baguettes
Milk chocolate mousse
7:30 pm - Lecture in Science Building, Room 150
     Laura Slocum
      2017 recipient of the ACS’s James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching


**We ask that you RSVP if you are attending the seminar and/or having dinner.  
Please RSVP by TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2017 to:  wcacs2017@gmail.com and leave your name, affiliation, contact number or email address, how many will be attending seminar and/or dinner and if student or high school teacher status is applicable.  

Please check http://westerncarolinas.sites.acs.org/ for updated information. 

WCACS respects your privacy and will only use your Email address for ACS business. We never sell or give away membership information to third parties. If you would like your name added or removed from the Western Carolinas Section mailing list or if you have comments, please send a message to the WCACS list manager: hholt@unca.edu.

“Making Connections: Mentoring, Networking and Presenting Provides Opportunities for Growth as High School Educators”

Abstract: For the past 27 years, I have almost always been the “lone chemistry teacher” at the various schools I have taught at; however, rarely have I been alone.  During this presentation, I will share about the various ways that high school teachers can make connections with other high school teachers, as well as those in colleges, universities and industry to help them grow professionally. Without the opportunities to make many of these connections, I may not have stayed in the classroom and I certainly would not have had the courage to try some of the innovative practices that I have used in my classroom over the years.  Networking with others, being mentored by others and/or being a mentor to another, as well as finding opportunities to give back to colleagues has allowed me the chance to grow in ways that were not even on my “bucket list”.  These experiences ultimately lead to me using and expanding upon the Modeling Instruction methods in my classroom for the past 7 years.
 

WESTERN CAROLINAS ACS SEMINAR

FREE TO THE PUBLIC! 

 "Reactive Oxygen Species at the Margins:  Sedimentary Biogeochemical

Processes Extend the Reach of Free Radicals Away from Sunlight”

 

 Dr. John Ferry

University of South Carolina

 THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018

University of South Carolina Upstate

E Campus Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center, Room 310 (Ballroom)

 

Order of Events:

6:00 pm - Meet and Greet

6:30 pm – Optional Dinner

                 $18 Members/$5 High School Teachers and Student Members

Ø  Salad

Ø  Fresh baked dinner rolls

Ø  Sesame chicken breast*

Ø  French green beans and carrot medley

Ø  Oven-roasted sweet potatoes

Ø  Chocolate fudge cake

Ø  Coffee and tea

*A vegetarian option is available upon request 

7:30 pm - Lecture  

**We ask that you RSVP if you are attending the seminar and/or having dinner. 


Please RSVP by THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018 to:  wcacs2018@gmail.com and leave your name, affiliation, contact number or email address, how many will be attending seminar and/or dinner and if student or high school teacher status is applicable. 

 

Abstract:

Reactive oxygen species (ROS, including superoxide, hydrogen peroxide, and hydroxyl radical) are critical for enabling abiotic reaction paths between organic carbon and atmospheric oxygen in surface waters. Abiotic ROS production in seawater is usually attributed to photoprocesses involving the direct reduction of oxygen by photoexcited natural organic matter or by Fe(II) generated by photoinduced ligand to metal charge transfer. In the latter case, oxidizable ligands can include a wide variety of organic molecules and some ligands that are not ordinarily considered reductants, including water and chloride. However, there are other abiotic sources of reductive equivalents that can reduce Fe(III) to Fe(II) without the need for sunlight; including hydrogen sulfide, polysulfides, some forms of organic carbon (e.g., polyhydroxylated phenols, organothiols etc.), and superoxide. Our own interest in Fe(II) is associated with the tidally driven efflux of anoxic porewater and this has led us to investigate the potential for ROS formation as a consequence of the non-photochemical reduction of Fe(III) by sulfide and other reduced sulfur species. Here we focus on the impact of sulfide oxidation on the ferric/ferrous iron system given its relative geographical importance, kinetic facility, and potential for generating ROS.

 

About our speaker

John Ferry grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in Chemistry in 1990.  He then moved to North Carolina for graduate work at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.  After a post-doctoral appointment in the Chemistry Department at UT-Austin he began his faculty career in the Chemistry department at USC-Columbia in 1998. 

 

University of South Carolina

 THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 2018

University of South Carolina Upstate

E Campus Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center, Room 310 (Ballroom)


Order of Events:

6:00 pm - Meet and Greet

6:30 pm – Optional Dinner

                 $18 Members/$5 High School Teachers and Student Members

Ø  Salad

Ø  Fresh baked dinner rolls

Ø  Sesame chicken breast*

Ø  French green beans and carrot medley

Ø  Oven-roasted sweet potatoes

Ø  Chocolate fudge cake

Ø  Coffee and tea

*A vegetarian option is available upon request 

7:30 pm - Lecture  


**We ask that you RSVP if you are attending the seminar and/or having dinner. 


Please RSVP by THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018 to:  wcacs2018@gmail.com and leave your name, affiliation, contact number or email address, how many will be attending seminar and/or dinner and if student or high school teacher status is applicable. 

 Please check http://westerncarolinas.sites.acs.org/ for updated information. 



Abstract: Reactive oxygen species (ROS, including superoxide, hydrogen peroxide, and hydroxyl radical) are critical for enabling abiotic reaction paths between organic carbon and atmospheric oxygen in surface waters. Abiotic ROS production in seawater is usually attributed to photoprocesses involving the direct reduction of oxygen by photoexcited natural organic matter or by Fe(II) generated by photoinduced ligand to metal charge transfer. In the latter case, oxidizable ligands can include a wide variety of organic molecules and some ligands that are not ordinarily considered reductants, including water and chloride. However, there are other abiotic sources of reductive equivalents that can reduce Fe(III) to Fe(II) without the need for sunlight; including hydrogen sulfide, polysulfides, some forms of organic carbon (e.g., polyhydroxylated phenols, organothiols etc.), and superoxide. Our own interest in Fe(II) is associated with the tidally driven efflux of anoxic porewater and this has led us to investigate the potential for ROS formation as a consequence of the non-photochemical reduction of Fe(III) by sulfide and other reduced sulfur species. Here we focus on the impact of sulfide oxidation on the ferric/ferrous iron system given its relative geographical importance, kinetic facility, and potential for generating ROS.
 WESTERN CAROLINAS ACS SEMINAR

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!

"Making Connections: Mentoring, Networking and Presenting

Provides Opportunities for Growth as High School Educators”

Laura Slocum

2017 recipient of the ACS’s James Bryant Conant Award in High School

Chemistry Teaching

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Lander University

Directions to campus and parking:

300 Wilson St. Greenwood, SC 29649

Student ACS members will help direct to the correct building on campus

Order of Events:

6:00 pm - Meet and Greet at Dawson Room in the Grier Student Center

6:30 pm - Dinner (Optional) Dawson Room in the Grier Student Center

$15 Members/$5 High School Teachers and Student Members

 Mixed greens salad

 Parmesan crusted chicken

 Penne Alfredo with sun-dried tomato

 Grilled asparagus

 Baguettes

 Milk chocolate mousse

7:30 pm - Lecture in Science Building, Room 150

Laura Slocum

2017 recipient of the ACS’s James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching

**We ask that you RSVP if you are attending the seminar and/or having dinner.

Please RSVP by TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2017 to:  wcacs2017@gmail.com and leave

your name, affiliation, contact number or email address, how many will be attending

seminar and/or dinner and if student or high school teacher status is applicable. 

Please check http://westerncarolinas.sites.acs.org/ for updated information.

WCACS respects your privacy and will only use your Email address for ACS business. We never sell or give away membership

information to third parties. If you would like your name added or removed from the Western Carolinas Section mailing list or if

you have comments, please send a message to the WCACS list manager: hholt@unca.edu.

“Making Connections: Mentoring, Networking and Presenting Provides Opportunities for

Growth as High School Educators”

Abstract: For the past 27 years, I have almost always been the “lone chemistry teacher” at the

various schools I have taught at; however, rarely have I been alone. During this presentation, I

will share about the various ways that high school teachers can make connections with other high

school teachers, as well as those in colleges, universities and industry to help them grow

professionally. Without the opportunities to make many of these connections, I may not have

stayed in the classroom and I certainly would not have had the courage to try some of the

innovative practices that I have used in my classroom over the years. Networking with others,

being mentored by others and/or being a mentor to another, as well as finding opportunities to

give back to colleagues has allowed me the chance to grow in ways that were not even on my

“bucket list”. These experiences ultimately lead to me using and expanding upon the Modeling

Instruction methods in my classroom for the past 7 years.

Bio:

B.A. Western Connecticut State University

M.S. Ball State University

Laura Slocum has taught for 27 years, and joined the Heathwood faculty in 2012. She came to

Heathwood from National Cathedral School in Washington DC where she went to share about

Modeling Instruction with their science faculty. Prior to that, she taught for 11 years at

University High School of Indiana where she built the chemistry program of that start-up private

school when she joined the faculty in year two of the school. Her first teaching experience in a

college-prep day school was at Green Farms, CT.

Laura has been actively involved with the American Chemical Society at the local, regional, and

national level since 1990. She held a variety of leadership roles within the ACS and Division of

Chemical Education within the ACS in a variety of ways since 1995. From 2007-2011, she

served as the Secondary School Associate Editor for the Journal of Chemical Education. In

2012, Laura was recognized with the ACS Division of Chemical Education Central Regional

Award for Excellence in High School Teaching and in 2014 she was inducted as an ACS Fellow

(one of only 8 high school teachers). She is the 2017 recipient of the ACS’s James Bryant

Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching.WESTERN CAROLINAS ACS SEMINAR

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!

"Making Connections: Mentoring, Networking and Presenting

Provides Opportunities for Growth as High School Educators”

Laura Slocum

2017 recipient of the ACS’s James Bryant Conant Award in High School

Chemistry Teaching

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Lander University

Directions to campus and parking:

300 Wilson St. Greenwood, SC 29649

Student ACS members will help direct to the correct building on campus

Order of Events:

6:00 pm - Meet and Greet at Dawson Room in the Grier Student Center

6:30 pm - Dinner (Optional) Dawson Room in the Grier Student Center

$15 Members/$5 High School Teachers and Student Members

 Mixed greens salad

 Parmesan crusted chicken

 Penne Alfredo with sun-dried tomato

 Grilled asparagus

 Baguettes

 Milk chocolate mousse

7:30 pm - Lecture in Science Building, Room 150

Laura Slocum

2017 recipient of the ACS’s James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching

**We ask that you RSVP if you are attending the seminar and/or having dinner.

Please RSVP by TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2017 to:  wcacs2017@gmail.com and leave

your name, affiliation, contact number or email address, how many will be attending

seminar and/or dinner and if student or high school teacher status is applicable. 

Please check http://westerncarolinas.sites.acs.org/ for updated information.

WCACS respects your privacy and will only use your Email address for ACS business. We never sell or give away membership

information to third parties. If you would like your name added or removed from the Western Carolinas Section mailing list or if

you have comments, please send a message to the WCACS list manager: hholt@unca.edu.

“Making Connections: Mentoring, Networking and Presenting Provides Opportunities for

Growth as High School Educators”

Abstract: For the past 27 years, I have almost always been the “lone chemistry teacher” at the

various schools I have taught at; however, rarely have I been alone. During this presentation, I

will share about the various ways that high school teachers can make connections with other high

school teachers, as well as those in colleges, universities and industry to help them grow

professionally. Without the opportunities to make many of these connections, I may not have

stayed in the classroom and I certainly would not have had the courage to try some of the

innovative practices that I have used in my classroom over the years. Networking with others,

being mentored by others and/or being a mentor to another, as well as finding opportunities to

give back to colleagues has allowed me the chance to grow in ways that were not even on my

“bucket list”. These experiences ultimately lead to me using and expanding upon the Modeling

Instruction methods in my classroom for the past 7 years.

Bio:

B.A. Western Connecticut State University

M.S. Ball State University

Laura Slocum has taught for 27 years, and joined the Heathwood faculty in 2012. She came to

Heathwood from National Cathedral School in Washington DC where she went to share about

Modeling Instruction with their science faculty. Prior to that, she taught for 11 years at

University High School of Indiana where she built the chemistry program of that start-up private

school when she joined the faculty in year two of the school. Her first teaching experience in a

college-prep day school was at Green Farms, CT.

Laura has been actively involved with the American Chemical Society at the local, regional, and

national level since 1990. She held a variety of leadership roles within the ACS and Division of

Chemical Education within the ACS in a variety of ways since 1995. From 2007-2011, she

served as the Secondary School Associate Editor for the Journal of Chemical Education. In

2012, Laura was recognized with the ACS Division of Chemical Education Central Regional

Award for Excellence in High School Teaching and in 2014 she was inducted as an ACS Fellow

(one of only 8 high school teachers). She is the 2017 recipient of the ACS’s James Bryant

Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching.