-Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS
) Local Section Monthly Meeting where I got to meet Nancy Jackson, 2011 President of the American Chemical Society.
Her dinner talk on technology was inspiring and the spirit of her speech was certainly echoed by Jack at all of the #IYC2011 Cape Cod Science Cafes during his introductions of the mission of IYC and the vision of the sustainability of the chemical enterprise.
Not an Official IYC event but we sure discussed #IYC2011 at our February National Committee Meeting: Committee on Public Relations and Communications(
CPRC)-first visit to the American Chemical Society Headquarters in DC (pictured below).
May 2011-The Chemistry of Industrial Hygiene ReceptionThis was a particularly neat event: bringing together the fields of chemistry and industrial hygiene (like we do at PID Analyzers) by organizing an #IYC2011 event sponsored by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition. I contacted governance from the local section: Portland American Chemical Society. Read more about it.
Hewitt, Brabham-Chair Portland LS, Maclachlan, Driscoll, Terrell-Chair-Elect Portland LS
June 2011-Hanover Day
NESACS reserved a table as a civic organization in order to introduce the denizens of the South Shore to the International Year of Chemistry.
August 2011-Greater Boston Mass Spec Discussion Group Family Picnic
George totally hooked us up with the tye-dye lab coats
Chemistry Ambassadors at the family picnic. Attendees with kids were amazed and delighted that we provide hands on chemistry experiments for the kids. As if the bouncy house wasn’t awesome enough…then add in some cool science, and yes, we had LN2!! Read more.Here’s
what the press had to say about it.
I talked this symposium up on Twitter creating this Twitter event that earned lots o’ re-tweets: Communicating Chemistry to the Public symposium
For sure we could have used a much bigger room for this event. The house was packed and there were constantly folks standing along the walls. Important also to note that this was a continuos session without a break and extremely well attended.
More info including speaker line-up etc about this awesome symposium here
September 2011 CEN Blog: Twitter Takes Hold at #ACSDenver,
Here’s my Facebook status after I spotted the Twitter Takes Hold at #ACSDenver:
My #ACSDenver Tweetup blog post
The Twitterati were out in full force at this year’s ACS fall national meeting it seems. So much so that yesterday, ACS Web specialist Chris McCarthy (@CMcC_ACS) tweeted: I did a little analysis. #ACSDenver was tweeted >3x as much as the hashtags for Anaheim and Boston were and the meeting isn’t eve…
December 2011-CAPE COD TIMES COLUMN about Cape Cod Science Cafe celebrates Healthy Kids and Jack and I.
#SERMACS2011 Social Media in Science Symposium presenters meet and greet luncheon. L to R: Kevin Majors, Ken Podraza, Thomas Devore, Laura Provan,Jennifer Maclachlan, A. Martin, F. Luna-Vera, Ashton T. Griffin, Barbara Reisner and Nathalie Herring
November 2011-I spent November planning for the IYC Q4 Cape Cod Science Cafe, getting presentations accepted for #ACSSanDiego and promoting the upcoming #pittcon Conferee Networking Discussion Sessions.
SANDWICH ENTERPRISE Feature Story: Making Science Palatable for Kids
2011 was an amazing year to celebrate the achievements of chemistry via chemistry outreach and increasing the public perception of chemistry. Where do we go from here? We continue the celebration of chemistry into 2012!