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  • 17 Sep 2018 1:03 PM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    Chemistry Safety Video Contest

    Trenton ACS members and friends, the time is here for an event which will give you a chance to express your creativity, network with your peers, share and enhance your knowledge of Chemical Safety, and win great $$ prizes!

    The window for submission for Safety Video proposals will be open from September 15th to October 15th, 2018. Once a team or individual submits a proposal, they will have the opportunity to interact with chemical safety experts from the ACS, create a great video, and participate in a fun awards ceremony at which outstanding videos will be recognized in multiple categories including "best picture."

    The Trenton ACS invites members and friends of the ACS community to submit educational safety videos for the contest. Details and the submission form can be found on the Trenton ACS website (https://trenton.sites.acs. org/), News & Events. The submission form can also be found via this link to the Trenton ACS Video Safety Contest.

    We look forward to your submissions, and if you have any questions please contact the current Trenton ACS Chair, Matt Crowe (

    Danielle A. Guarracino, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Chemistry
    The College of New Jersey
    2000 Pennington Rd.
    Ewing, NJ 08628
    (609) 771-2416

  • 07 Aug 2018 11:45 AM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    Coming Soon
    Trenton ACS Presents:
    A Chemistry Safety Video Contest

    Timeline of Events

    Call for safety video proposals – September

    Proposal review – October

    Video submission – October to December

    Award ceremony and viewing party – Jan/Feb 2019

    Explore your creative side

    Be mentored by safety professionals

    For more information contact:

  • 16 Apr 2018 9:25 AM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    From Joe Martino of ACS Philly section

    Here's the list of meetings for May:

    May 2:  2nd Annual George Arbocus Education Course
    Time:  9:00 AM -- 3:00 PM
    Place:  Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
                 6825-31 Norwitch Drive
                 Philadelphia, PA 19153
    Speakers:  Peter Lee (Southwest Research Institute)
                       Paul Harvath (General Motors Corporation)
                       Monica Beyer (The Lubrizol Corporation)
                       David Gray (Evonik Oil Additives USA, Inc.)
                       Lake Speed Jr. (Driven Racing Oil)
                       Antron Brown (Don Schumacher Racing)
    Agenda:  Talks focusing on the ways lubricants are being used to improve efficiency in the automotive industry.  Sponsored by the Philadelphia Section of the Society for Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.
    Cost:  $85.00 to $125.00, depending on category and timing.  
    Registration:  On-line or at the door (cheaper on-line)

    May 14:  Delaware Valley Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group Vendors Night
    Time:  5:00 PM -- 8:45 PM
    Place:  Radnor Hotel
                 591 E. Lancaster Avenue
                 Wayne, PA 19087
    Speaker:  Alan Marshall (Florida State University)
    Topic:  "Reading Chemical 'Fine Print':  The Key to Exploiting Nature's Compositional Complexity"
    Cost:  None
    Registration:  RSVP to Xi Qiu at by May 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

    May 24:  Philadelphia Organic Chemists' Club Meeting
    Time:  Social Hour with pizza at 6:30 PM
                Seminar at 7:30 PM
    Place:  Chemistry Building
                 University of Pennsylvania
                 34th and Spruce Streets
                 Philadelphia, PA
    Speaker:  Dean G. Brown (AstraZeneca)
    Topic:  "Current and future perspectives on molecular screening libraries and synthetic methods in drug discovery"
    Cost:  $20.00 to join POCC
    Registration:  On-line to join POCC

    May 2018:  Catalysis Club of Philadelphia Spring Symposium
    Time:  9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM (approximate)
    Place:  DoubleTree Hotel
                 4727 Concord Pike
                 Wilmington, DE 19803
    Speakers:  Omar Abdelrahman (University of Minnesota)
                       Robert J. Davis (University of Virginia)
                       David Flaherty (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
                       Raymond J. Gorte (University of Pennsylvania)
                       Rajamani Gounder (Purdue University)
                       Lars C. Grabow (University of Houston)
                       Jennifer D. Lee (University of Pennsylvania)
                       Loredana Mantaroşie (Johnson Matthey Technology Centre)
                       Jinsuo Xu (Dow Chemical Company)
    Agenda:  Symposia on catalysis.
    Cost:  $50.00 to $100.00, depending on category and timing
    Registration:  On-line

  • 13 Apr 2018 2:02 PM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    Princeton ACS Meeting and Chemists Celebra Earth Week Celebration – Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Professor Maurie Cohen, Professor of Sustainability Studies, and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, New Jersey Institute of Technology will speak on:

    “The Story of Stuff – A Discussion”

  • 04 Mar 2018 12:09 PM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    Dr. Xinqiao Jia (Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of Delaware)

    Date: March 21, 2018

    Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Location: DuPont Country Club



  • 24 Feb 2018 11:02 AM | David Henry Vahlsing

    As the name of our group suggests, networking is a key to consulting success.  This link provides a few suggestions on ways to improve your networking skills and results:

  • 24 Jan 2018 12:12 PM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    At the Chemical Heritage Foundation, now re-named the Science History Institute.  Panelists will represent chem industry, environmentalists, the press and the regulatory perspective.  Please share with anyone willing to participate in a civil discussion.

  • 15 Jan 2018 3:15 PM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    Members of the CCN Steering Committee met with folks interested in the ins-and-outs of starting a chemically-related consulting business.  Arve Holt and Keith Wing gave an introductory talk.  A good time was had by one and all, including lunch and informative conversation.  

  • 15 Jan 2018 1:24 PM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    February 1:  ISPE Delaware Valley Chapter 28th Symposium and Exhibition
    Time:  3:00 PM -- 10:00 PM
    Place:  Lincoln Financial Field
                 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
                 Philadelphia, PA 19148
    Agenda:  Very large exhibition for pharmaceutical engineers, with a career fair and tours of the stadium.
    Cost:  Free
    Registration:  On-line
    February 22:  Philadelphia Organic Chemists' Club Meeting
    Time:  Social Hour with Pizza at 6:30 PM
                Seminar at 7:30 PM
    Place:  Social Hour in Chemistry Building Atrium
                 Seminar in Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall
                 All in:  Chemistry Building
                             University of Pennsylvania
                             34th and Spruce Streets
                             Philadelphia, PA
    Speaker:  Mary P. Watson (University of Delaware)
    Topic:  "Harnessing Alkyl Amines and Alkyl Alcohols for Nickel-Catalyzed Cross Couplings via C-N and C-O Bond Activation"
    Cost:  $20.00 to join POCC
    Registration:  On-line to join POCC

  • 29 Dec 2017 11:15 AM | David Henry Vahlsing

    Chemical Consultants Network webpage membership renewal dues for 2018 are now payable for the CCN dues year that runs from Jan 1st to December 31st

    Some members pay dues to support the group and do not wish to have a web presence.  Perhaps you are one of those folks.   However, if you are not and do wish to have your data displayed on our site, please log on to the CCN site and complete the membership application form as though you were a new member or review and update your existing page, if you are already a web page member. You will then begin sharing in the benefits your web can provide.

    If have been a web page member and you have not been getting much action from your web site, please consider adding more information to it as this will help search engines find you. We have provided helpful suggestions on this CCN website ( regarding how to improve your web page results.

    Our best to you in 2018!

    Dave Vahlsing

    CCN Membership

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