Western Carolinas Local Section

November Meeting, Tuesday November 13 at Michelin Conference Center (joint meeting with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers)

WESTERN CAROLINAS ACS SEMINAR

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
Joint Meeting with the WSC AIChE

“Emerging Contaminants"
Dr. Mike Marcus
Chief, Bureau of Water

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2018

Michelin Conference Center, MC2
517 Michelin Rd, Greenville, SC 29605

Order of Events:
6:00 pm - Social
6:30 pm – Optional Dinner ($17 Members/$5 High School Teachers and Student Members)
7:00 pm - Presentation

 

October Meeting - Thursday October 18 at Mars Hill University

 

WESTERN CAROLINAS ACS SEMINAR

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

"Soluble Superatoms: Building Blocks for Framework Materials and Active Species for Energy Storage"

 

Dr. Christopher Bejger

UNC Charlotte

 THURSDAY OCTOBER 18, 2018

Mars Hill University

100 Athletic St, Mars Hill, NC 28754

Day Hall

Street parking in available around Day Hall as well as in surrounding lots

Order of Events:

5:30 pm - Meet and Greet – Day Hall, 2nd Floor Lobby

6:00 pm – Optional Dinner – Catered by Baa’d Sheep Burritos

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

  • Taco Bar:
  • Chicken & ground beef
  • Flour tortillas
  • Black beans
  • Shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • Lettuce & tomato
  • Sour cream and housemade guacamole
  • Tortilla chips and salsa bar
  • Brownies and chocolate chip cookies
  • Sweet tea, unsweet tea, and lemonade

7:00 pm - Lecture - Day Hall 301

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

Please RSVP by TUESDAY OCTOBER 16, 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.  

 About our speaker

Christopher Bejger is studying the design, synthesis, and assembly of molecular clusters for energy applications. He is originally from Buffalo, NY and received his B.S. from the University of Oregon in 2006. He obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Texas in 2012 under the direction of Professor Jonathan Sessler studying redox-active tetrathiafulvalene macrocycles. He was a Seaborg Graduate Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2011. He joined the group of Professor Colin Nuckolls at Columbia University in 2013 as a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow. His postdoctoral research focused on the synthesis of metal chalcogenide cluster-based solid-state materials. Christopher started his independent research career at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 2015. 

 

September meeting and recognition of 50- and 60- year members. 

WESTERN CAROLINAS ACS SEMINAR

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!

“South Carolina: The Wonderful Iodine State”

Dr. Bill Pennington
Alumni Distinguished Professor
Clemson University

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
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Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant
1830 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28793
[http://www.baybreezeseafood.com/]

Dear WCACS Member,
Our September meeting is a special one in which we honor our 50-, 60-, and 70-year members. This is a
great opportunity to meet new section members or renew old acquaintances. We will hear short anecdotes
from our honorees as well as a presentation by Dr. Bill Pennington from Clemson University. We hope to
see you there!
Sincerely,
Amanda Knapp
2018 WCACS Chair
Order of Events:
5:30 pm Meet-n-Greet Banquet Room: Bay Breeze Restaurant
6:00 pm Dinner (optional) Banquet Room: Bay Breeze Restaurant
7:15 pm Presentation Dr. Bill Pennington (Clemson University)
7:45pm Recognition of 50-, 60-, and 70-year members
**We ask that you RSVP if you are attending and/or having dinner so we have a good count for our
servers for the night. As we have done in the past several years, each attendee will pay for their
dinner individually. See the menu at: http//www.baybreezeseafood.com.php. HS teachers, HS
students, and college students will receive a $5 coupon which can be deducted from their final dinner
costs.
 Please RSVP by Tuesday September 11, 2018  to wcacs2018@gmail.com andWESTERN CAROLINAS ACS SEMINAR

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!

 

“South Carolina: The Wonderful Iodine State”

Dr. Bill Pennington

Alumni Distinguished Professor

Clemson University

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2018

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Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant

1830 Asheville Highway

Hendersonville, NC 28793

[http://www.baybreezeseafood.com/]

Our September meeting is a special one in which we honor our 50-, 60-, and 70-year members. This is a great opportunity to meet new section members or renew old acquaintances.  We will hear short anecdotes from our honorees as well as a presentation by Dr. Bill Pennington from Clemson University.  We hope to see you there!

 

Order of Events:

5:30 pm  Meet-n-Greet             Banquet Room: Bay Breeze Restaurant

6:00 pm   Dinner (optional)       Banquet Room: Bay Breeze Restaurant

7:15 pm  Presentation              Dr. Bill Pennington (Clemson University)

7:45pm   Recognition of 50-, 60-, and 70-year members

 

**We ask that you RSVP if you are attending and/or having dinner so we have a good count for our servers for the night.  As we have done in the past several years, each attendee will pay for their dinner individually.  See the menu at: http//www.baybreezeseafood.com.php.  HS teachers, HS students, and college students will receive a $5 coupon which can be deducted from their final dinner costs.

Ø  Please RSVP by Tuesday September 11, 2018  to wcacs2018@gmail.com and include each attendee’s name, affiliation, whether they are a student or K-12 teacher.

“South Carolina: The Wonderful Iodine State”

Dr. Bill Pennington

Alumni Distinguished Professor

Clemson University

Dr. Bill Pennington, Alumni Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry, received his B.A. in chemistry from Hendrix College (1977) and his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas (1983) working with Professor A.W. Cordes in inorganic chemistry. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois, working with Professors Iain Paul and David Curtin in the area of solid state organic chemistry, and spent two years at Molecular Structure Corporation in College Station, Texas, before coming to Clemson in 1987. Dr. Pennington has over 280 publications in the areas of X-ray crystallography and solid-state chemistry, and serves as Editor of the Journal of Chemical Crystallography. In 2002, Dr. Pennington received the South Carolina Governor’s Award for Excellence in Science Awareness. In 2008 he received the Class of 1939 Award for Faculty Excellence, and in 2010, he received the Charles H. Stone Award from the Carolina-Piedmont section of the ACS.  Dr. Pennington's research is focused on the crystal chemistry of materials involving halogen bonding (Lewis acid-Lewis base interactions) and the preparation of polydiacetylene base biosensors for the detection of salmonella, listeria and E. coli.


FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!

“South Carolina: The Wonderful Iodine State”

Dr. Bill Pennington
Alumni Distinguished Professor
Clemson University

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
---------------------------------------------
Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant
1830 Asheville Highway
Hendersonville, NC 28793
[http://www.baybreezeseafood.com/]

Dear WCACS Member,
Our September meeting is a special one in which we honor our 50-, 60-, and 70-year members. This is a
great opportunity to meet new section members or renew old acquaintances. We will hear short anecdotes
from our honorees as well as a presentation by Dr. Bill Pennington from Clemson University. We hope to
see you there!
Sincerely,
Amanda Knapp
2018 WCACS Chair
Order of Events:
5:30 pm Meet-n-Greet Banquet Room: Bay Breeze Restaurant
6:00 pm Dinner (optional) Banquet Room: Bay Breeze Restaurant
7:15 pm Presentation Dr. Bill Pennington (Clemson University)
7:45pm Recognition of 50-, 60-, and 70-year members
**We ask that you RSVP if you are attending and/or having dinner so we have a good count for our
servers for the night. As we have done in the past several years, each attendee will pay for their
dinner individually. See the menu at: http//www.baybreezeseafood.com.php. HS teachers, HS
students, and college students will receive a $5 coupon which can be deducted from their final dinner
costs.
 Please RSVP by Tuesday September 11, 2018 to wcacs2018@gmail.com and
include each attendee’s name, affiliation, whether they are a student or K-12 teacher.

August gathering - a tour of Ionic Techonologies

Come out and Join us for a

Talk and Tour of Ionic Technologies!

THURSDAY AUGUST 16, 2018

5:30 Talk and Tour

Ionic Technologies

 207 Fairforest Way, Greenville, SC 29607

Ionic Technologies is a company in Greenville that specializes in ion, gas, and solution nitriding and vacuum heat treatment services for all types of metals.  They will tell us about plasma and solution nitriding to improve the stainless steel materials, followed by a tour of the facility.  There is no dinner planned, but it would be a great chance for you enjoy a local restaurant with colleagues and friends.  Please come out and join us!

Order of Events:

5:30 pm – Talk and Tour  

Cost: Free

**We ask that you please RSVP if you are attending this event so we can know how many to expect and if we might need to split into two tour groups.

Please RSVP by TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2018 to:  wcacs2018@gmail.com and leave your name, affiliation, contact number or email address, how many will be attending. 

April Meeting and awards ceremony - Thursday April 19 at Furman University

  

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 Thursday, April 19th for an evening of science and camaraderie at Furman University! 

The meeting will be in the Atrium of Townes Science Center (Plyler Hall), 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. The best place to park will be adjacent to the Daniel Chapel across the mall from Plyler.

Order of Events:

5:00 pm - Poster Set-up (Kohrt Commons, Plyler Hall) 

5:30 pm - Mix and Mingle & Poster Session (Student presenters should attend to their posters

7:00 pm - Dinner (optional)

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

 

  • Spiced Chicken
  • Spanish Rice
  • Spicy Black Beans and Flour Tortillas with Toppings of Shredded Lettuce,
  • Diced Tomatoes, Dices Onions, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheddar Cheese,
  • House-Made Salsa
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
  • Iced Tea, Water and Coffee         

 

7:45 - Awards Presentation 

**We ask that you RSVP if you are attending and/or having dinner.  Please RSVP by Tuesday April 10, 2018  to wcacs2018@gmail.com and include each attendee’s name, affiliation, whether they are a student or K-12 teacher, and if they are a poster presenter.

March Meeting - Thursday March 29 at Roper Mountain Science Center

Webmaster's note: apologies for this not being posted promptly. I was overwhelmed with preparations for the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans

 

Come out and Join us for a

Social, Presentation, and Planetarium Show!

 

"What We Learned from the Solar Eclipse”

Dr. Dave Moffett

Furman University

Professor of Physics

 

THURSDAY MARCH 29, 2018

Roper Mountain Science Center

 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC 29615

 

We hope this will be a great opportunity to socialize with other chemists in the area while experiencing one of the many amazing facilities that is available in our region to advance the sciences.  We will also hear a brief presentation from Dave Moffett about what we learned from the solar eclipse this past year.  Please come out and join us!


Order of Events:

6:00 pm – Heavy Hor D’oeuvres and Social

6:30 pm – Presentation by Dave Moffett

7:00 pm – Planetarium Show  


Cost: $10 for ACS Members/$5 Students and HS Teachers


**We ask that you please RSVP if you are attending this event. 

Please RSVP by TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018 to:  wcacs2018@gmail.com and leave your name, affiliation, contact number or email address, how many will be attending and if student or high school teacher status is applicable. 

 About our speaker

David Moffett is Furman's astronomer and oversees the operation of the Timmons Planetarium. He teaches introductory physics courses, astronomy, and mechanics, and he serves as the dual-degree advisor in engineering. In addition to teaching at Furman, Moffett collaborates with faculty from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to host the annual Educational Research In Radio Astronomy (ERIRA) workshop at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Greenbank, WV.

Dr. Moffett continues to perform radio astronomical observations of supernova remnants, and is currently working with Furman students to study the expansion and polarization properties of the remnant of the historical supernova of 1006 AD.

February Meeting - Tuesday February 13 at Southern Wesleyan University

WESTERN CAROLINAS ACS SEMINAR

FREE TO THE PUBLIC! 

"Industrial Partnership in Undergraduate Research”

 

Dr. Robert Lee

Bob Jones University 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2018

Southern Wesleyan University  

215 Clayton Street, Central, South Carolina 29630

The Founders Hall (there will be signs directing to room)


Order of Events:

6:00 pm - Meet and Greet

6:30 pm – Optional Dinner

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

Garden Salad and Caesar Salad
 Fresh Fruit Salad
Asiago Chicken Farfalle
Hearty Lasagna
Scalloped Potatoes
Green beans almandine
Fresh herbed zucchini
Chocolate layer cake

7:30 pm - Lecture  


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

Please RSVP by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 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: Chemistry programs at small liberal arts schools often find challenges running effective undergraduate capstone research projects that are substantial and creditable. Students appear isolated in silos as they work to plan and execute unique and interesting research within time and money restraints. Seeking to improve the research experience, we initiated a project with Cayman Chemical, our industrial partner, to focus less on the unique proposal and more on the substantial research. After two years of planning, contracting, and brainstorming, an eight-week summer research project was initiated with two rising senior biochemistry majors to synthesize a small molecule kinase inhibitor. The chemical results were good and the tangential benefits were incredible.  


Bio: Robert E. Lee, Sr. is currently Associate Professor of Chemistry at Bob Jones University. He has a BS in chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a PhD in organic chemistry from Purdue University.  Dr. Lee has a background in industrial chemical manufacturing, technical service, sales, marketing, operations, and distribution both domestically and internationally. In 2011, he joined the Chemistry Department of Bob Jones University to focus on mentoring and training the next generation of scientists. Undergraduate research is a major interest where his students are working during the academic year and summers with industrial partners to do chemical synthesis of potential small molecule drug candidates or develop biochemical methods for protein expression and assay. His students have been able to present their work in regional ACS meetings.

 

WESTERN CAROLINAS ACS SEMINAR

FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

"Industrial Partnership in Undergraduate Research”

Dr. Robert Lee

Bob Jones University

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2018

Southern Wesleyan University 

215 Clayton Street, Central, South Carolina 29630

The Founders Hall (there will be signs directing to room)

  

Order of Events 

6:00 pm - Meet and Greet

6:30 pm – Optional Dinner

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

  •  Garden Salad and Caesar Salad
  •  Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Asiago Chicken Farfalle
  • Hearty Lasagna
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Green beans almandine
  • Fresh herbed zucchini
  • Chocolate layer cake

7:30 pm - Lecture 

 

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

Please RSVP by TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 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

Chemistry programs at small liberal arts schools often find challenges running effective undergraduate capstone research projects that are substantial and creditable. Students appear isolated in silos as they work to plan and execute unique and interesting research within time and money restraints. Seeking to improve the research experience, we initiated a project with Cayman Chemical, our industrial partner, to focus less on the unique proposal and more on the substantial research. After two years of planning, contracting, and brainstorming, an eight-week summer research project was initiated with two rising senior biochemistry majors to synthesize a small molecule kinase inhibitor. The chemical results were good and the tangential benefits were incredible. 

About our speaker 

Robert E. Lee, Sr. is currently Associate Professor of Chemistry at Bob Jones University. He has a BS in chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a PhD in organic chemistry from Purdue University.  Dr. Lee has a background in industrial chemical manufacturing, technical service, sales, marketing, operations, and distribution both domestically and internationally. In 2011, he joined the Chemistry Department of Bob Jones University to focus on mentoring and training the next generation of scientists. Undergraduate research is a major interest where his students are working during the academic year and summers with industrial partners to do chemical synthesis of potential small molecule drug candidates or develop biochemical methods for protein expression and assay. His students have been able to present their work in regional ACS meetings.

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

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“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.