2018

 Speaker and Affiliation
 Topic  Meeting Location  Date
Shana CyrFinnegan Law Firm Championing Your Ideas in the Chemical Arts University of Virginia Apr. 13, 2018
John ThoburnRandolph-Macon College Chemical Jeopardy! Randolph-Macon College Mar. 9, 2018
John GoodenoughUniversity of Texas at Austin The Road to a Sustainable Energy Economy University of Richmond Feb. 23, 2018
Maryanne CollinsonVirginia Commonwealth University Nanoporous Materials for Electrochemical Analysis in Complex Biological Solutions Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services Jan. 19, 2018
Kenneth ChapmanCardinal Workforce Development In Secondary Education, Evolution Is Losing; Revolution Is Required Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services Jan. 19, 2018

2017

Rebecca PompanoUniversity of Virginia Making the Immune System Accessible with New Chemical and Microfluidic Tools University of Mary Washington Nov. 15, 2017
Laura SerbuleaUniversity of Virginia Using Chemistry Class Advantage and Online Learning Systems in Organic Chemistry Classes Mary Baldwin University Oct. 20, 2017
Kelling DonaldUniversity of Richmond Hard Act: Structure Predictions for Extended Solids from Their Basic Chemical Units Virginia Commonwealth University Sep. 15, 2017
Joseph ChipukSignature Science, LLC Threat Chemistry–What’s That? University of Virginia Apr. 14, 2017
Willie McKinneyAltria Client Services A Journey: Idea to Market Authorization Altria Center for Research and Technology Mar. 16, 2017
Robert GrubbsCalifornia Institute of Technology Design and Applications of Olefin Metathesis Catalysts University of Richmond Feb. 17, 2017
Thomas DeVoreJames Madison University Chasing Sunbeams Virginia Union University Jan. 20, 2017
Scott GronertVirginia Commonwealth University Ion Trap Reactors to the Rescue: A Tool to Solve Problems in Organic and Organomerallic Chemistry Virginia Union University Jan. 20, 2017

2016

Jeffrey SeemanUniversity of Richmond Responsible Conduct of Research: Lessons from History & the Human Side of Science University of Mary Washington Nov. 4, 2016
Kristine WustholzCollege of William and Mary Investigating Fugitive Organic Pigments in Art: Impact of Structure on Photochemistry Bridgewater College Oct. 14, 2016
Justin HeuserEvonik Industries Surfactants in Agriculture Evonik Industries Sep. 16, 2016
Barbara Jill VentonUniversity of Virginia Using Analytical Tools to Explore Brain Chemistry University of Virginia Apr. 15, 2016
Nicholas FarrellVirginia Commonwealth University Platinum: From Inert Electrode to Anti-Cancer Drugs Virginia State University Mar. 18, 2016
Larry WhiteBridgewater College The Virginia Section: A Personal View Virginia State University Mar. 18, 2016
Dennis LiottaEmory University Drug Discovery in Academia University of Richmond Feb. 19, 2016

2015

Bryan TienesNaval Surface Warfare Center Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR) Defense at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Daghlgren Division (NSWCDD) University of Mary Washington Nov. 13, 2015
Diane SchmidtAmerican Chemical Society Looking Back, and Looking Forward DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Oct. 24, 2015
Kate YuWaters Corporation Detecting the Unnatural in Natural Products–Adulteration of Herbal and Dietary Supplements (HDS) Virginia Commonwealth University Sep. 18, 2015
Nelson AyalaCB Fleet Pharmaceutical The Health Benefits of Chocolate University of Virginia Apr. 17, 2015
Douglas FriedmanNational Research Council, NAS Safe Science: Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research Randolph-Macon College Mar. 13, 2015
Joseph DeSimoneUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Breakthroughs in Imprint Lithography and 3D Additive Fabrication University of Richmond Feb. 20, 2015
David GiamalvaPfizer Consumer Healthcare Some “New” Challenges in Cough/Cold Products Containing Phenylephrine Virginia Union University Jan. 16, 2015
Joseph CrockettBrdgewater College Laboratory Safety:  Past, Present, and Future Virginia Union University Jan. 16, 2015

2014

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2013

Janet AsperUniversity of Mary Washington From Diapers to the Deepwater Horizon. Structure, Applications, and Synthesis of Superabsorbent Polymers University of Mary Washington Nov. 8, 2013
Christopher EhrhardtVirginia Commonwealth University Biosurveillance and Chemical Analysis of Bacterial Threat Agents: Distinguishing Natural from Man-made Pathogens Longwood University Oct. 18, 2013
Sam Kean The Disappearing Spoon: True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table Virginia Commonwealth University Sep. 20, 2013
Clifton DraperDMTS Bell Labs I Have Never Let My Schooling Interfere with My Education University of Virginia Apr. 19, 2013
Emily CarterPrinceton University The Role of Science in Moving the Planet to Green Energy and a Sustainable Future University of Richmond Mar. 1, 2013
Brent GunnoeUniversity of Virginia Development of a Domestic Energy Base: Chemistry in the Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalization Virginia State University Feb. 8, 2013
Scott GronertVirginia Commonwealth University Aldehydes in Your Proteins: The Tree Rings of Human Aging? Randolph-Macon College Jan. 18, 2013

2012

Lynn HogueTerrific Science The Joy of Toys: Finding Chemistry in Unexpected Places John Tyler Community College Dec. 7, 2012
Charles SharplessUniversity of Mary Washington Dirt du Soleil: The Photochemical Circus of Organic Matter and Its Environmental Consequences University of Mary Washington Nov. 9, 2012
Sally PetersPARC Death By Chocolate Bridgewater College Oct. 19, 2012
Howard Peters Death By Chocolate Bridgewater College Oct. 19, 2012
Stephanie MabryAfton Chemical Corporation ACS Involvement as a Professional Development Tool–One Chemist’s Perspective Virginia Commonwealth University Sep. 21, 2012
Anne HenriksenJames Madison University Is There Any Chemistry Between You and the Business World? University of Virginia Apr. 20, 2012
Robert GriffinMassachusetts Institute of Technology High Frequency Dynamic Nuclear Polarization–Why Two Electrons Are Better Than One University of Richmond Mar. 16, 2012
Kelli SluntUniversity of Mary Washington USNCO and Beyond Virginia State University Feb. 17, 2012
William CarrollOccidental Chemical Corporation Where Everything Comes From: Industrial Chemistry 101 Randolph-Macon College Jan. 13, 2012

2011 Meetings

Randy BellUniversity of Virginia Theories, Laws, and Other Dangerous Ideas Virginia Union University Dec. 2, 2011
M. Samy El-ShallVirginia Commonwealth University Chemistry Makes Strong International Bonds Science Museum of Virginia Oct. 27, 2011
Jack BrownVirginia Commonwealth University Use of Design of Experiments to Solve Complex Chemical Problems Virginia Commonwealth University Sep. 16, 2011
Fred HawkridgeVirginia Commonwealth University Virginia Is a Great Place for a Career in Chemistry Virginia Commonwealth University Sep. 16, 2011
William MattsonRandolph College Creative Problem Solving in Research University of Virginia Apr. 8, 2011
Harry GrayCalifornia Institute of Technology The Solar Army University of Richmond Mar. 18, 2011
Brian MooresRandolph-Macon College What’s Cookin’? Chemistry in the Kitchen Randolph-Macon College Feb. 25, 2011
Herbert SipeHampden-Sydney College Toxic Chemicals and Society John Tyler Community College Jan. 21, 2011

2010 Meetings

Speaker, Affliation Topic Meeting Location Meeting Date
Gerd Kobal, Altria Client Services What Can We Learn from Sensomics? J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond Dec. 10, 2010
       
Elsa Reichmanis, Georgia Tech Advanced Polymeric Materials for Electronic Applications University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg Nov. 12, 2010
       
Lisa Balbes, Balbes Consultants Career Management in the Information Age: New Ways to Find Jobs Longwood University, Farmville Oct. 15, 2010
       
Tze-Chi Jao, Afton Chemical Corporation Importance of Fundamental Research for Fuel and Lubricant Technology Development Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Richmond Sep. 24, 2010
       
Kristine Smetana, John Tyler Community College Community College Involvement in the ACS–NCW and CCED Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Richmond Sep. 24, 2010
       
Charles Grisham, University of Virginia Bizarre Biochemistry University of Virginia, Charlottesville Apr. 23, 2010
       
Daniel Rabinovich, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Chemical Philately and Education James Madison University, Harrisonburg Mar. 26, 2010
       
Kenneth Pearce, GlaxoSmithKline Chemical-Biological Interfaces in Endocrinology: Nuclear Receptors, Modulating Ligands, and Drug Discovery University of Richmond, Richmond Feb. 26, 2010
       
Foster Agblevor, Virginia Tech Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals:  Advances in Pyrolysis Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond Jan. 22, 2010