The Detroit Section of the ACS is a volunteer based organization representing over 1,400 chemical professionals in southeastern Michigan. Our goal is provide services that aid members to enjoy a rewarding career as scientific professions, using their skills to advance the chemistry enterprise for the benefit of people and the environment.
Please take a few minutes and look at some of our programs.
To request more information or to volunteer for a program, please click HERE
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National Chemistry Week (October 19 - 25) is a community-based annual event that unites American Chemical Society (ACS) local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. The theme for 2014 is “The Sweet Side of Chemistry—Candy", showcasing the chemistry involved in candy and confections!”
The Detroit Section of the American Chemical Society will hold two National Chemistry Week programs this year. Both programs involve hands-on chemistry experiments for kids.
The Detroit Zoo will host our NCW program as part of their Zoo Boo event. For those not familiar with the Zoo Boo, it is a "trick or treat" around the zoo with activities set up in tents. The program will run from 5:00 – 9:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday, October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26. The Detroit Zoo is located on Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak. Information and a map can be found on their website at detroitzoo.org.
Cranbrook Institute of Science will host our NCW program as part of their Halloween Science event on Saturday, October 18. The program will run from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. The museum is located on the Cranbrook Educational community campus on Woodward between Lone Pine and Long Lake roads in Bloomfield Hills. Information and a map can be found on their website at science.cranbrook.edu.
We are looking for volunteers for each program to staff the individual hands-on experiments, to lead the children through activities, and answer questions about the chemistry in the world around us. Children will have fun making things like slime, putty, and candy while learning about the properties of everyday materials.
This is a great opportunity to come out and mix socially with your fellow chemists while performing a valuable public outreach. Please, come join us for one of these programs. If you would like to participate, you can respond directly to our program organizer, Denise Grimsley, at email@example.com
Felix Schneider, US Food and Drug Administration, Retired
Thursday, October 23, 2014… “Mole Day”
University of Detroit-Mercy, Chemistry Building, Lecture Room C120
4001 West McNichols Road, Detroit, MI
6:00 pm: Reception
7:00 pm: Presentation
Abstract of Presentation:
Mr. Schneider will trace the evolution of analytical chemistry during his career at the FDA and how the Analytical Chemist helps to protect your health and your pocketbook.
Mr. Schneider is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics. He began his career with the FDA as an Analytical Chemist in Cincinnati, OH and subsequently worked in Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI with temporary assignments in Philadelphia, PA and Washington, D.C. During his career with FDA he held positions as Analytical Chemist, Research Coordinator, Supervisory Chemist and Laboratory Director. He retired from the Detroit District FDA office as Laboratory Director after 42 years. He is a long time active member of ACS and the Detroit Anachem.
This event is free, all are welcome at attend! _______________________________________________________________________
The Exhibition will be held over two full days: Wednesday, October 29th & Thursday, October 30th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and the Graduate School and Recruitment Fair will be held on Friday, October 31st from 9 am - 5 pm
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Pete Bonk, Ph.D.
Reactive Intermediates, LLC
36600 Schoolcraft Road Livonia, Michigan 48150
Franciscan Center, Science Lecture Hall, S-100
on November 3, 2014, 7:00 pm
For more information click HERE.
For a map of Madonna University click HERE.
An OPEN BOOK Evening With Sam Kean
Noted Science Author of The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist’s Thumb and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
Thursday November 13, 2014
Evening Hours TBA (probably 6:00 pm - 9 pm)
McMaster Auditorium, Main Library 325 Michigan St. Toledo, OH
Author lecture, Q&A, reception with book-signing.
For more information click HERE.
The Detroit Section needs speakers for our monthly programs. We have different forums for the presentations so the material does not have to be “state-of the art,” highly technical research. If you have an interesting hobby or want to present some of your work which is science related we would like to hear from you. Many of the most popular talk are on the topic of food or a hobby. Remember, chemistry can be fun!
If interested please complete the contact form, click HERE.