WESTERN CAROLINAS ACS SEMINAR
FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!
"ACS Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution: 40 years of research with undergraduates investigating reactions of halocarbons in the gas phase"
Phillip G. Carson Distinguished Chair of Science
Professor of Chemistry
University of North Carolina Asheville
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2014
CONVERSE COLLEGE - driving directions
Wilson Hall, Bain Room - building 1 on this campus map
WESTERN CAROLINAS ACS SEMINAR
FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!
"Functional, Biodegradable Nanomaterials for the Remediation of Environmental Contaminants"
THURSDAY OCTOBER 30, 2014
Howell Memorial Science Building (here's the college map)
On Tuesday, September 16 we will have our traditional September meeting recognizing our 50- and 60-year members. This is a great time to meet new Section members or to renew old acquaintances. We will hear short anecdotes from our honorees as well as a special presentation. We will be meeting at Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant, 1830 Asheville Hwy in Hendersonville (http://www.baybreezeseafood.
More details and a menu will be posted here when they become available. Please RSVP by 5 PM on Friday, September 12, 2014 to: WCACS2014@gmail.com and provide your name and the names of those in your party, contact number or email address.
For September we are bringing our members a special opportunity. We will be hosting Jason Ritchie who will facilitate the ACS Leadership Development Course "Collaborating Across Boundaries". The cost for this course for members is only $20, and will include lunch.
Location: Highsmith Center Mountain Suites, UNC Asheville
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Check back for more details and enrollment information soon.
Our April meeting is a special one for several reasons. It is our last meeting of the academic year, it is traditionally our largest meeting of the year, and we gather to celebrate the achievements of students studying chemistry at the High Schools, Colleges, and Universities in the Western Carolinas Section. Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 15 for an evening of science and camaraderie at Furman University!
The meeting will be in the Atrium of Townes Science Center, Furman University. A campus map can be found at http://www.furman.edu/campusmap/ GPS Users: The address is 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC, 29613. Please note that weather permitting, we will eat outside, so a light jacket or sweater is advised.
Please RSVP by THURSDAY MARCH 13, 2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your name, contact number or email address, and how many will be attending the Meet-n-Greet and/or the presentation.
Order of events
6:00pm - Meet and Greet, tour of Symmes Hall of Science (appetizers will be served)
7:00pm - presentation
Batteries- How they work and why they die
Dr. William Tindall
Eastman Chemicals (retired)
Fifty years ago our needs for batteries were largely confined to the car’s starter and a dim flashlight. The car battery required frequent water additions performed at the full service gas station. The flashlight batteries leaked and corroded the flashlight abandoned in the drawer or glove compartment. Today, reliable high capacity batteries are needed to provide power for a host of mobile devices- watch, pacemaker, tools, cell phone, lab top, garage door opener or even the primary power source for a car. Hundreds of battery chemistries are known but only a few have the optimum properties for targeted consumer applications- lead acid, alkaline, nickel metal hydride, silver oxide and lithium ion.
I will describe the chemistry that provides power from these common batteries, the chemistry that leads to their death, and the details of how this chemistry is packaged into the consumer product. Some useful information on how to buy, care for and store batteries will be provided.
About our speaker
Dr. William Tindall grew up in upstate NY. He earned his B.S. from Clarkson College and Ph.D. in Electrochemistry from the University of Minnesota. He worked as an analytical chemist at Eastman Chemical Company in areas of atomic spectroscopy, environmental lab, mass spectrometry, chromatography and on some special projects. Dr. Tindall is now retired and is a consultant for analytical chemistry, polymer chemistry and corrosion. His hobbies include raising sheep, outdoors activities, and furniture making.
Our February meeting will take place at the Harper Center for the Arts at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC.
High Temperature Polymer Membranes for Fuel Cells and Sustainable Energy Devices
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of South Carolina
Directions to USC Upstate
From U.S. 176: Use Exit 22, Valley Falls Road. At the top of either ramp, turn LEFT on to Valley Falls Road. Proceed to North Campus Boulevard. Turn right on to North Campus Boulevard.
From Business I-85 North: Use Exit 5-B, Milliken Road. Proceed along the frontage road to the Milliken Bridge over Business I-85, and turn left crossing over Business I-85. At the four-way STOP at the end of the bridge, continue straight on North Campus Boulevard.
Once on campus, turn onto Hodge Dr. (there is only one way to turn, no matter how you come to campus), and turn in to either the second or third parking lot on your right (labeled P on the map). The CLC is adjacent to both of these areas.
Synthesis and Characterization of Transition Metal Alkynyl Complexes as Possible Building Blocks for Molecular Electronic Devices
Dr. Paul Wagenknecht
Department of Chemistry