Nominations Open for the 2013 Patterson-Crane Award
Details can be found on the Columbus website: http://columbus.sites.acs.org/ and on our site at: http://daytonacs.org/pattersoncraneaward/
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Nominations must be in writing, though they may be submitted electronically or mailed to the Award Chair. Nominations must include:
- Nomination Letter - A 1-3 page letter that highlights the contributions by the nominated scientist to the field of chemical information.
- Biography - Background information on the nominee.
- Bibliography - Publications and presentations that are relevant to the award.
- Seconding Letter - One (or more) letters seconding the nomination of the candidate for the Patterson-Crane Award.
Note: The candidate does not need to be a member of The American Chemical Society. For additional information.
Nominations may be mailed to:
Chair of the Patterson-Crane Award
Chemical Abstracts Service
2540 Olentangy River Road, Dept 58
Columbus, OH 43202-1505
Nominations and inquiries about the award may be submitted electronically to: email@example.com
June 4- Patterson High School Chemistry Awards
||The Dayton Early College Academy, 1529 Brown Street, 3rd Floor,
College Park Center, Dayton, OH 45409
5:30 pm (pizza & soft drinks)
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DECA, a non-traditional charter high school singularly focused on preparing first-generation urban students to go to college, is located on the 3rd floor of the College Park Center, at the intersection of Stewart and Brown Sts, at the University of Dayton. Visitors must park in a marked "Visitor" spot. You can obtain a parking pass from Parking Services, located on the first floor of College Park Center.
Originally established by Charles A. Thomas and Carroll A. Hochwalt, former Dayton chemists and Monsanto researchers, the top chemistry students in the area have been recognized under the auspices of the Dayton Section since 1943. In 1990, the family of the late Austin M. Patterson, also a prominent Dayton chemist, assumed sponsorship. All area high school students are invited to take an examination and the highest scoring applicants are then invited to write essays, which form the basis of the final judging. (These finalists, although only two from any one school, are also invited to take the Chemistry Olympiad Exam.) In addition, teachers of the prizewinners receive awards, and the top scoring student from each high school is awarded a plaque. Grading is performed separately for those students who have only taken one year of chemistry. Students from this group with the highest scorers in their High School will also receive a plaque. The top three essayists are awarded first, second, and third prizes of $1000, $750, and $500, respectively.
The 2013 Patterson High School Chem-I Scholars are:
Caleb Parks-------------Beavercreek High School
Nick Morales------------Centerville High School
Jack Huang-------------Oakwood High School
Samantha Burbank-------------West Carrollton High School
Sarah Herzog-------------Greenville High School
Shelley Gooden-------------Dayton Regional STEM School
Jennifer Watson-------------Vandalia-Butler High School
Anthony Dittmar-------------Arcanum-Butler High School
Jenna Whitaker-------------Fairborn High School
The 2013 Patterson High School Chem-II Scholars† are:
James Connair-------------Alter High School
Cory Wallace*-------------Beavercreek High School
Joseph Zoller*-------------Bellbrook High School
Alex Damm-------------Centerville High School
Joseph Lin-------------Centerville High School
Amelia McBee*-------------Centerville High School
Andrew Wang*-------------Centerville High School
Jared Duffey-------------Centerville High School
Deepti Gupta-------------Centerville High School
Mack Susong-------------Fairborn High School
Ishan Paranjpe-------------Miami Valley School
Anna Alexander*-------------Miami Valley School
Manish Paranjpe*-------------Miami Valley School
Phillip Shepard-------------Northmont High School
Sam Blizzard*-------------Northmont High School
Eric Krebs-------------Oakwood High School
Samantha Bonifas-------------Tippecanoe High School
†Scholarship finalists are marked with an asterisk.
[▼ Expand/shrink description Annual Poster Session and Patterson College Chemistry Awards
On March 12th, we continued rotating venues for the Annual Poster Session and College Awards, holding them at Wright State University’s Dunbar Library. We had 42 posters and many non-presenting section members and students attending, contributing to a very lively gathering. We presented four $100 awards for outstanding posters as well as four $400 awards to outstanding chemistry majors in their junior year from area universities.
Outstanding Undergraduate Posters
Alaina Engdahl, Wittenberg University: An Ab Initio Study of the Products of the SF2, SFCl and SCl2 Dimerization Reactions
Erin Gallagher, University of Dayton: DNA Replication Restart of D. radiodurans
Outstanding Graduate Posters
Triet M. Truong, Wright State University: Monitoring the Health of Glen Helen Nature Preserve: Fall 2012 Sediment and Water
Kevin M. Dorney, Wright State University: Routes to single-molecule SERRS-based detection using concentrated Creighton silver nanoparticles
Patterson College Chemistry Awards:
Rakim Tyler, Central State University
Casey Darst, Cedarville University
Gregory Versteeg, University of Dayton,
Andrew Franjesevic, Wittenberg University,
Trevor Bobka, Wright State University
[▼ Expand/shrink description TechFest 2013
Info and pictures from the very successful event will be posted here soon.
[▼ Expand/shrink description Results of the 2012 Electronic Section Elections
In our first electronic (although still uncontested) election, Dr. Leanne Petry was elected Chair-Elect with
45 votes, and Prof. Rachel Aga was elected Treasurer with 42 votes. About twice as many votes were
cast as last year. Congratulations to our newly elected officers! Ms. Lori Balster succeeds to Chair and
Prof. Suzanne Seleem to Immediate Past Chair. Dr. Wayne Cook starts his second and final year in his
term as Secretary, while Dr. Steve Trohalaki and Dr. Rachel Jakubiak start their third and final years in
their terms as Councilor and Alternate Councilor, respectively. The Section owes a debt of thanks to our
outgoing officers — Prof. Vladimir Benin and Dr. Chris Tabor — for their selfless service. The alter egos of
the 2013 Dayton Section Board of Directors and our outgoing officers are pictured below.
Part Time Adjunct Instructor: The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Indiana University East,
located in Richmond, IN (5 miles from the Ohio state line on I-70), has an
opening for a part-time adjunct instructor to teach a lab section for
General Chemistry II on Monday evenings at 5:30 - 8:30 pm, subject to
enrolment and financial constraints. Further openings are possible for this
spring as well as future semesters. The adjunct instructor must have a MS
(or equivalent) or above in an xperimental science (chemistry or
biochemistry strongly preferred; ABDs will be considered equivalent). Those interested should send a CV to Dr. Yu Kay Law at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part Time Faculty: The Natural Sciences Department at Central State University is looking to hire a part-time faculty to teach General Chemistry I & II with Lab for a total of 12 contract hours. Appointment starts August 15, 2012. Minimum requirement: MS in Chemistry. If you are interested please contact Dr. Suzanne Seleem 937-376-6689 or 937-414-0951.
to the WWW page for the local section of the American Chemical
Society. The site will guide you to meeting
announcements, past issues of the Dayton Section ACS Bulletin (our
newsletter), a listing of our officers, and other information. We also provide you with links to various educational
institutions in the Ohio area for seminar notices as well as a link
to the ACS national headquarters.
The Dayton Section
The beginnings of the Dayton Section date back to 1929. The first official Chair of the Section was Dr. C.A. Thomas, who served from 1931-1932. Our current membership exceeds 450, covering the counties of Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Clarke, Preble, and Darke. Section meetings, featuring national and local speakers, are held monthly (except during the summer) and include a local poster session. In addition, our last meeting of the year honors our 50-year members.
If you find errors on our website or would like see information for Chemists in the Dayton area added, please contact us.