Chemistry Trivia Night
Thursday, March 23 @ 6:45 pm
Where: St. Ambrose University, Rogalski Center Ballroom
Schedule: Check in at 6:45 pm
Trivia to begin at 7:00 pm
Food: Please bring your own snacks and drinks (no alcohol) to enjoy during the evening
Teams: Number of members per teams, divisions (i.e. student versus professionals or mixed), and team makeup will be decided based on RSVP numbers
RSVP: to Kelly Giddens (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday, March 21.
Enjoy sampling a variety of wines and an educational session. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Location: The Grape Life
3402 Elmore Avenue
Davenport, IA 52807
Date/Time: Monday, December 12th
**Participants must be 21 or older to sample the wine.
Members of our local section of the ACS will be sharing recent projects they've been working on.
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Augustana College, Room 102 in Hanson Hall of Science
Light snacks will be provided.
No registration fee.
Date: Saturday, October 8th
Location: Rogalski Center Ballroom
St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA
Campus Map: http://www.sau.edu/About_
9:30am-10:30am – Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Poster Setup
10:30am-noon – Research Talks (15 min/talk with 5 min for questions)
noon-1:00pm – Buffet Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm – Poster Presentations
2:00pm-3:00pm – Keynote address by Audra Goach Sostarecz, Ph.D. entitled "Achieving Tenure and Beyond: The Life of a College Professor at a Liberal Arts College" and Recognition of Students
To register please complete the registration form found at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/glg
Tour: Guardian Glass
Brief Background: Plant was built and opened in 1996. Guardian has plants like this around the world – 6 in the US. They are privately held – our largest stock holder is Koch Industries. They are a producer of flat glass (float process), and also temper, mirror, and vacuum sputter coat glass. They will be doing a major rebuilding of our glass melting furnace next year.
Time/Date: Tour begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, May 19th. Tour will last about 1 to 1 1/2 hours with lots of walking.
Location: Guardian Industries Coorporation, 300 S 5th Ave E, DeWitt, Iowa. When you arrive – park in employee parking lot – at entrance gate tell the guard you are here for the tour and then we will gather in a conference room before starting the tour.
Presentation: Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer for Undergraduate Research in Inorganic Chemistry and Curricular Reform at Knox College presented by Dr. Helen Hoyt
Description: To support our research at a primarily undergraduate institution, writing successful grants to the NSF for major research instrumentation can often require multiple submissions, along with a comprehensive assessment of its use in the curriculum. At Knox, our recent acquisition of a 400 MHz spectrometer provides opportunities for external users and collaborators, and we’ve now been able to design new experiments and courses in our curriculum to expand the use of NMR in our undergraduate teaching laboratories. This new instrument has enabled my research program focusing on a green chemical approach to catalysis using iron complexes, specifically to investigate their synthesis, electronic structure, and catalytic hydrosilylation activity. Given that many commercial organosilicon (Si-C) products are derived from the anti Markovnikov addition of a tertiary silane (Si-H) to a terminal alkene (C=C), catalysts that demonstrate high terminal selectivity are an important industrial concern. Bidentate and tridentate α-diimine ligands are attractive scaffolds to support iron catalysts due to their ability to act as redox-active ligands stabilizing higher oxidation states of the coordinated iron center and preventing the formation of radical-initiated byproducts.
Date: Tuesday, April 19th
Location: Monmouth College; Mellinger Commons in the Center for Science and Business (corner of 6th and Broadway); signs will be posted at the building
Presentation: Professor Emeritus, Dr. Robert P. Bates presenting “The Chemistry and Alchemy of Brewing”
Description: Beer making, one of the oldest examples of biotechnology, is a fascinating study of chemistry, biochemistry, and engineering. It combines well recognized and controllable reactions and operations with complex, poorly understood phenomena, including the psychosensory response. Surprisingly, some of the most sophisticated science and technology are employed in the efficient production of mass advertised, mediocre beers. In contrast, traditional “alchemy-driven” methods can produce exceptional yet under-recognized beers. Fortunately, there is an achievable balance between these extremes. This presentation will cover the brewing process from raw material selection and preparation through fermentation to consumption. Emphasis will be on major pathways employed by brewers to produce a wide range of beers. These are exciting times for brewers and beer connoisseurs in the U.S. Future industry developments of relevance to consumers will be mentioned. With dedication and practice, the average chemist can brew above-average beers; so can the experienced kitchen alchemist.
Date: Thursday, March 17 , 2016
Location: Clarke University