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2019 Meetings of the Virginia Section

January 25

Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, VAProfessor Eric Herbst, University of Virginia“Chemistry Among the Stars”HOST: Dr. Joseph Pompano

PHONE: (804) 852-6896; 
EMAIL:   joepompano@comcast.net

Meeting Notice

 January 26

Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society
Executive Committee Meeting Agenda
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRoom: 3309 Temple Building

Saturday, 26th Jan. 2019

For questions regarding the agenda and meeting, contact the 2019 Chair of
the Virginia Section, Dr. Joseph Pompano at joepompano@comcast.net


February 22

Powell Lectureship
University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

Dr Chad A. Mirkin, Northwestern University 
“Rational Vaccinology: In Pursuit of the Perfect Vaccine”

HOST: Dr. Raymond Dominey
PHONE: (804) 289-8761
EMAIL rdominey@richmond.edu

Meeting Notice

Thursday, March 21

Annual Awards Meeting
Afton Chemical Corporation, Richmond, Virginia

HOST: Dr. Stephanie Mabry
PHONE: (804) 788-5280
EMAIL: Stephanie.Mabry@aftonchemical.com

Meeting Notice

April 12

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Dr. David Hudson, University of Virginia 
    “Scientific Ethics”

Undergraduate Research Poster Session 

HOST: Dr. James Demas
PHONE:  (434) 924-3343
EMAIL:  demas@virginia.edu

Meeting Notice

 September 

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Presentation of Teacher Awards
HOST: Dr. M. Samy El-Shall
PHONE: (804) 828-1298
EMAIL: chemistry@vcu.edu

Meeting Notice

 October  

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia

HOST: Dr. Janet Asper
PHONE: (540) 654-1143
EMAIL: jasper@umw.edu

Meeting Notice

 November  

The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

HOST: 
PHONE: 
EMAIL: Meeting Notice

2018 Meetings of the Virginia Section

 January 19

Annual Awards Meeting

Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services, Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond

Distinguished Service Award – Mr. Kenneth Chapman
Distinguished Research Award – Dr. Maryanne Collinson

HOST: Dr. Joseph Pompano
PHONE: (804) 852-6896; 
EMAIL:   joepompano@comcast.net

Meeting Notice

 January 20

The Executive Committee of the Virginia Section will meet at 9:00 a,m. on Saturday,
January 20, 2018 in Room 3309 of the Temple Building at Virginia Commonwealth
University in Richmond, Virginia.

For questions regarding the agenda and meeting, contact the 2018 Chair of
the Virginia Section, Ms. Kathleen Spangler, at (804) 370-8097,
kms2uu@virginia.edu.Officers and committee chairs should prepare reports for
posting on the Section website and for distribution at the meeting.


February 23

Powell Lectureship
University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

Professor John Goodenough, University of Texas 
      “Choices and Surprises in a Life Journey”
HOST: Dr. Raymond Dominey
PHONE: (804) 289-8761
EMAIL rdominey@richmond.edu

Meeting Notice

March 9

Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
Chemical Jeopardy`
HOST: Dr. John Thoburn
PHONE: (804) 752-3790
EMAIL: jthoburn@rmc.edu

Meeting Notice

April 13

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Dr. Shana Cyr, Finnegan Law Firm
“Championing Your Ideas in the Chemical Arts”
Undergraduate Research Poster Session 
HOST: Dr. James Demas
PHONE: (434) 924-3343
EMAIL: demas@virginia.edu

Meeting Notice

 September 14- Moved to September 28

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Dr. Denise Toney, Consolidated Laboratory Services
“The Impact of a Great Teacher”
Presentation of Teacher Awards
HOST: Dr. M. Samy El-Shall
PHONE: (804) 828-1298
EMAIL: chemistry@vcu.edu

Meeting NoticeRevised Meeting Notice 

 Thursday, October 25

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Mr. Jerome Podorski, Drug Enforcement Administration
HOST: Dr. Janet Asper
PHONE: (540) 654-1143
EMAIL: jasper@umw.edu

Meeting Notice

 November 9

Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia 
Audrey M. Reid, Imbibe Solutions
“KNOW Science, KNOW Beer: The Alcohol Industry’s Need for Scientists”
HOST: Dr. Sarah Porter
PHONE: (804) 334-9836
EMAIL: portersg@longwood.eduMeeting Notice

2017 

January 20

Annual Awards Meeting
Distinguished Service Award – Dr. Thomas C. DeVore: “Chasing Sunbeams”
Distinguished Research Award – Dr. Scott Gronert 
      “Ion Trap Reactors to the Rescue:  A Tool to Solve Problems in
                Organic and Organometallic Chemistry”
R. Gerald Bass Award for Exceptional Service –  Dr. James D. Beck

Virginia Union Univeristy, Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Dorothy Eseonu
(804) 257-5615; dneseonu@vuu.edu
Meeting Notice

January 21 – Executive meeting

Virginia State University
Host:  Dr. Colleen Taylor

February 17

Dr. Robert Grubbs, California Institute of Technology
“Recent Advances in Olefin Metathesis”
The W. Allan Powell Lectureship
University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Raymond Dominey, (804) 289-8761, rdominey@richmond.edu
Meeting Notice 

Thursday, March 16

Altria Center for Research and Technology, Richmond, Virginia
Dr. Willie McKinney
“A Journey: Idea to Market Authorization”
Host:   Ms. Kathleen Sink, (804) 370-8097; kms2uu@virginia.edu
Meeting Notice

April 14 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Dr. Joseph Chipuk,
“Threat Chemistry — What’s That” 
HOST:  Dr. James Demas, (434) 924-3343; jnd@eservices.virginia.edu
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER SESSION

Meeting Notice

May 6

Executive Committee Meeting 

September 15

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond 
Dr. Kelling J. Donald, University of Richmond
“Hard Act:  Structure Predictions for Extended Solids
           from their Basic Chemical Units”
PRESENTATION OF TEACHER AWARDS
Meeting Notice

 October 20

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton
Dr. Laura Serbulea, University of Virginia
“Using Chemistry Class Advantage and Online Learning Systems 
          in Organic Chemistry Courses” 
HOST:  Dr. Peter Ruiz-Haas, (540) 887-7103; pruiz-haas@marybaldwin.edu
Meeting Notice

Wednesday, November 15

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg
Dr. Rebecca Pompano, University of Virginia
“Making the Immune System Accessible with New Chemical and Microfluidic Tools”
Host:  Dr. Janet Asper,  (540) 654-1143; asper@umc.edu
Meeting Notice

2016 Meetings of the Virginia Section

 November 2016

Dr. Jeffrey I. Seeman, University of Richmond
“Responsible Conduct of Research: Lessons from History & the Human Side of Science”
Univeristy of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Janet Asper
Meeting Notice

October 14, 2016

Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia
Dr. Karen Wustholz, College of William and Mary
“Investigating Fugitive Organic Pigments in Art: Impact of Structure 
        in Photochemistry”
HOST:  Dr. Joseph Crockett
Meeting Notice

September 16, 2016

Evonik Industries – Laboratory Tours, Richmond, VA
Dr. Justin Heuser, Evonik Industries:  Surfactants in Agriculture”
PRESENTATION OF TEACHER AWARDSHOST:  Colleen Taylor 
Meeting Notice

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Executive Meeting
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, 1211 Sherwood Avenue Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Denise Walters
Meeting Notice

 April 15, 2016

Dr. Barbara Jill Venton
“Using Analytical Tools to Explore Brain Chemistry”
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
HOST:  Dr. James Demas
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER SESSION 
Meeting Notice

March 18, 2016

Annual Awards Meeting
Virginia State University  Petersburg, VA
Host:  Dr. Colleen Taylor 
Meeting Notice

 February 19, 2016

W. Allan Powell LECTURESHIP    

Dr. Dennis Liotta:  Drug Discovery in Academia”
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA                                       
Host:  Dr. Raymond Dominey 
Meeting Notice

January 30, 2016

Executive Meeting
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, 1211 Sherwood Avenue Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Denise Walters
Meeting Notice

January 22, 2016

Annual Awards Meeting (Cancelled)
Virginia State University  Petersburg, VA
Host:  Dr. Colleen Taylor 
Meeting Notice

2014 Meetings

TUESDAY, November 4, 2014

Dr. Gregory Petsko
“The Coming Epidemic of Neurodegenerative Diseases and What Science Is – and Should Be – Doing About It”
Univeristy of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Janet Asper        
Meeting Notice

October 24, 2014

Dr. Daniel  Downey
“North Branch Simpson Creek Water Chemistry: Effects of Acid Rain and he Rich Hole Wilderness Fire” 
James Madison Univeristy, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Thomas DeVore        
Meeting Notice

September 19, 2014

Dr. Tracy P. Hamilton, University of Alabama, Birmingham
“Zymurgy: The Art and Science of Brewing Beer” 
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Teacher Award 

HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronet 
Meeting Notice

September 19 , 2014      

Executive Cabinet
HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronet

April 18, 2014

Dr. David Hudson:   Ethics in Science” 
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER SESSION
HOST:  Dr. James Demas
Meeting Notice

May 2, 2014

Executive Meeting
Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA
HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronert       
Meeting Notice

February 21, 2014

POWELL LECTURESHIP
Dr. Barbara Imperiali
“Chemical Tools for the Study of Complex Biological Systems” 
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Host:  Dr. Raymond Dominey
Meeting Notice

 March 14, 2014

 Dr. Jeffery Seeman
“Humor and Humanness of Great Chemists of the 20th Century”
Virginia State University  Petersburg, VA
Host:  Dr. Colleen Taylor 
Meeting Notice

January 17, 2014

Annual Awards Meeting
Arista Laboratories, Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Joseph Pompano
Meeting Notice

January 18, 2014

Executive Meeting
Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA
HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronert
Meeting Notice

2015 Section Meetings

November 13, 2015

Dr. Bryan Tiene:  “Chemical, Biological, and Radiological (CBR)
Defense at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Division (NSWCDD)”
University of Mary Washington,  Fredericksburg, Virginia
HOST:  Leanna Giancarlo
Meeting Notice

October 24, 2015

Dr.  Diane Grob Schmidt, 2015 President
American Chemical Society
DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond, Virginia
Meeting Notice
 

 September 18, 2015

Dr. Kate Yu, Waters Corporation
“Detecting the Unnatural in Natural Products:
     Adulteration of Herbal and Dietary Supplements (HDS)”
Virginia Commonwealth University. Richmond, Virginia
HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronet
Annual Teacher Awards
Meeting Notice

Executive Cabinet Meeting – September 18

Location: Virginia Commonwealth University
HOST:  Dr. Todd Koch

 May 15, 2015 

Executive Meeting
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare,1211 Sherwood Avenue Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Todd Koch
Meeting Notice

 April 17, 2015

Mr. Nelson Ayala 
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
HOST:  Dr. James Demas
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSTER SESSION
Meeting Notice

 March 13, 2015

Dr. Douglas Friedman
Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Serge Schreiner  Meeting Notice

 February 20, 2015

W. Allan Powell LECTURESHIP     
Dr. Joseph DeSimone, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA                                        
Host:  Dr. Raymond Dominey 
Meeting Notice

 January 17, 2015

Executive Meeting
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, 1211 Sherwood Avenue Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Todd Koch
Meeting Notice

 January 16, 2015

Annual Awards Meeting
Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Dorothy Eseonu 
Meeting Notice

2013

January 18, 2013

Dr. Scott Gronert:  The Chemistry of Aging”Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
HOST:  Dr. April Marchetti
Meeting Notice

January 19, 2013

Executive Meeting
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Downtown Campus, Richmond, VA
CHAIR: Dr. Joseph Crockett
Meeting Notice 

February 8, 2013

Dr. T. Brent Gunnoe, University of Virginia 
“Development of a Domestic Energy Base: Chemistry in the Center for Catalytic Hydrocarbon Functionalization”

Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
HOST:  Dr. Colleen Taylor
Meeting Notice 

March 1, 2013

POWELL LECTURESHIP

Dr. Emily Ann Carter, Princeton University
“The Role of Science in Moving the Planet to Green Energy and a Sustainable Future”
University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Meeting Notice 

April 19, 2013

Dr. Clifton Draper, Tri-Dim Filter Corporation
“I Have Never Let My Schooling Interfere with My Education”University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
HOST:  Dr. James Demas
STUDENT POSTER SESSION
Meeting Notice

May 2013

Executive Meeting
Meeting Notice 

September 20, 2013

Mr. Sam Kean
“The Disappearing Spoon:  True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table”

Presentation of Teaching Awards

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronert
Meeting Notice 

October 18,  2013

Dr. Christopher Ehrhardt, VCU 
“Biosurveillance and Chemical Analysis of Bacterial Threat Agents: Distinguishing Natural from Man-made Pathogens” 

Longwood University, Farmville, VA
HOST:  Dr. Melissa Rhoten
Meeting Notice 

November 8, 2013

 Dr. Janet Asper
“From Diapers to Deepwater Horizon: Structure, Applications and Synthesis of Superabsorbant Polymers”

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
HOST:  Dr. Janet Asper
Meeting Notice 

December 2013

No scheduled Meeting

2011

January 21, 2011

Dr. Herbert J. Sipe
“Toxic Chemicals and Society”

John Tyler Community College, Chester, Virginia 
Host: Kristine Smetana
Meeting Notice

 February 25, 2011

Dr. Brian Moores
“What’s Cookin’? Chemistry in the Kitchen”

Randolph-Macon College
Ashland, Virginia 
Host:  April D. Marchetti
Meeting Notice

 January 22, 2011

Virginia Section Executive Meeting
Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond
Host:  Stephanie Mabry
meeting notice

 March 18, 2011

Dr. Harry B. Gray:   “The Solar Army”
Powell Lectureship

University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Lisa Gentile

Meeting Notice

April 8, 2011

Dr. William Mattson
“Creative Problems Solving in Research”

Undergraduate Poster Session 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Host:  James Demas 

Meeting Notice

May 20, 2011 

Virginia Section Executive Committee Meeting
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College,Downtowm Campus
Meeting Notice

 May 25 – 27, 2011

Virginia Academy of Science Meeting
University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia 
http://www.vacadsci.org/meetings.htm
 

 September 2011

Annual Awards Meeting
Virginia Commwealth University
Meeting Notice

October 26 – 29, 2011

SERMACS 2011
Omni Hotel, Richmond, Virginia
Meeting Notice

 October 27, 2011

SERMACS Awards Dinner

Dr. M. Samy El-Shall
“Chemistry Makes Strong International Bonds”

Science Museum of Virginia
Meeting Notice

December 2, 2011

Presentation of Teaching Awards

Dr. Randy L. Bell:   “Theories, Laws, and Other Dangerous Ideas”

Virginia Union University
Meeting Notice 

2012

January 13, 2012     

Dr. William Carroll    
 “Where Everything Comes From:   Industrial Chemistry 101”     
Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia
HOST: Dr. April Marchetti      
 Meeting Notice

January 14, 2012

Virginia Section Executive Meeting     
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, Virginia  
HOST:  Dr. Karen Carter 

February 17, 2012

Dr. Kelli Slunt:   “USNCO and Beyond”
Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia
HOST:  Dr. Colleen Taylor
Meeting Notice

March 16, 2012

Dr. Robert G. Griffin
“High Frequency Dynamic Nuclear Polarization –
       Why Two Electrons Are Better Than One”

      POWELL LECTURESHIP

University of Richmond,  Richmond, Virginia
HOST:  Dr. Lisa Gentile 
Meeting Notice 

April 20, 2012

Dr. Anne Henriksen
“What If I Don’t Want to Work at a Lab Bench”
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
HOST:  Dr. James Demas
STUDENT POSTER SESSION
Meeting Notice 

September 21, 2012

Annual Awards Meeting
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
HOST:  Dr. Scott Gronert
 Meeting Notice

October 19, 2012

Dr. Howard M. Peters,  Death by Chocolate”
Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA
HOST:  Dr. Joseph Crockett
Meeting Notice

November 9, 2012

Dr. Charles M. Sharpless
“Dirt du Soleil: The Photochemical Circus of Natural
  Organic Matter and Its Environmental Consequences”
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
HOST:  Dr. Janet Asper
Meeting Notice
  

December 7, 2012

Presentation of Teaching Awards

Dr. Lynn Hogue
John Tyler Community College, Chester, VA
HOST:  Dr. Kristine Smetana
Meeting Notice

2010

January 22, 2010Dr. Foster Agblevor 
“Thermochemical Conversion of 
Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals”Science Museum of Virginia, 
Richmond, Virginia 
Host: Stephanie MabryMeeting Notice 
February 26, 2010Dr. Ken Pearce
” Chemical – Biological Interfaces in Endocrinology: Nuclear Receptors, 
Modulating Ligands, and Drug Discovery”
Powell Lectureship
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia 
Host:   Lisa GentileMeeting Notice
January 29, 2010

Virginia Section Executive MeetingJ. Sargeant Reynolds CC, Downtown Campus, Richmond
Host:  Dr. Yezdi Pithawalla at (804) 274-4587; yezdi.b.pithawalla @ altria.commeeting notice
March 26, 2010Dr. Dan Rabinovitz  
University of North Carolina – Charlotte
“Chemical Philately and Education”James Madison University, 
Harrisonburg, Virginia 
Host:   Barbara ReisnerMeeting Notice
April 23, 2010Dr. Charlie Grisham
“Bizarre Biochemistry”Undergraduate Research PostersUniversity of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Host:  Dr. James Demas Meeting Notice
May 28, 2010Virginia Section Executive 
Committee Meeting J. Sargeant Reynolds Comm. College
Parham Road Campus
Richmond, Virginia
Host:  Dr. Yezdi Pithawalla 
at (804) 274-4587; 
yezdi.b.pithawalla @ altria.comMeeting Notice 
May 20 – 22, 2010Virginia Academy of 
Science MeetingJames Madison University, 
Harrisonburg, Virginia 
Host:   Thomas DeVorehttp://www.vacadsci.org/meetings.htm
September 24, 2010Annual Awards MeetingPfizer Consumer Healthcare
Product Development Center
Richmond, VirginiaMeeting Notice
October 15, 2010Dr. Lisa M. Balbes 
“Career Management in the 
 Information Age”Longwood University 
Farmville, Virginia
Host: Dr. Melissa Rhoten Meeting Notice   
November 12, 2010University of Mary Washington, 
Fredericksburg, Virginia 
Host:  Dr. Roy Gratz, at (540) 654-1412Meeting Notice
December 10, 2010Presentation of Teaching AwardsDr. Gerd Kobal
“What Can We Learn from Sensomics”J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Richmond, Virgiia
Host:  Dr. Ann SullivanMeeting Notice

Virginia Section Meetings

Regular Meetings of the Virginia Section are held monthly from September through April.  Information on currently scheduled meetings can be found in the Section’s newsletter, The Bulletin, and in the Calendar.  Meeting location and dates are generally set from 6 months to a year in advance.  If you are interested in hosting a meeting or have suggestions for speakers, please contact the current Chair-Elect or Vice Chair of the section.

Locations and speakers of past meetings of the section:

2010-2019 Meetings

2000-2009 Meetings

1990-1999 Meetings

1980-1989 Meetings

1970-1979 Meetings

1960-1969 Meetings

1953-1959 Meetings