Reminder: Dinner reservations due on Friday, Oct. 14th for COACS meeting at Colorado School of Mines
Featured presentation: Biomass Utilization: Opportunities and Challenges by Dr. Josh Schaible, the Acting Program Manager, Thermochemical Conversion Platform, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL.
Meeting Date: October 20, 2016 Times: Social at 5:30 pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm followed by the presentation.
Meeting Location: Colorado School of Mines, Student Center Ballrooms B/C, Golden, CO.
Reservations for Dinner must be made to Ms. Debbie Haywood at email@example.com. Cost for dinner is $25 for members and their guests, and $10 for retired members and students.
Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons, Rolls, Pasta Bar with Cheese Tortellini or Penne Pasta,Marinara Sauce and Pesto Cream Sauce, Home-Style Meatballs in Marinara Sauce or Traditional Chicken Cacciatore,Tiramisu or Mini Cannolis
ACS Cannibis Chemistry
Subdivision Networking Event
Join us for a night of connecting professionals in the scientific
and cannabis space, including a talk from the Chair of ACS CANN
October 20th, 2016
Twisted Events at Denver Consulting Group
4821 E. 38th Ave, Unit B
This event is open to individuals 21+
“EUV Laser Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Mass Selected Neutral Clusters and Molecules”
Professor Elliot R. Bernstein
Department of Chemistry Colorado State University
December 19, 2016
Colorado State University
Lory Student Center, Grey Rock Room
Social 11:00 a.m. Lunch 12:00 p.m. Program 1:00 p.m.
ACS Members: $23 Students: $10
Reservation Deadline: Monday, December 12
E-mail reservation information to Janet.Moder@colostate.edu or call 970-491-5409
The Grey Rock room is up one flight of stairs/elevator on the north end of the building, close to the parking lot.
Over the past 15 years our research interests have focused on four main and related areas: 1. properties, chemistry, catalytic, and photo-catalytic behavior of neutral, inorganic, isolated clusters, MmM’nXpHq (M,M’ = metals, X = O, S, C); 2. initial release of stored chemical energy from isolated energetic molecules (e.g., RDX, HMX, CL -20, high N- content species, …); 3. small molecule, neutral clusters (e.g., (NH3)n, (H2O)n, (NH3BH3)n, (SO2)n, …) and their ion chemistry; and 4. structure, energetics, ion fragmentation reactions of “simple” bio-related molecules (e.g., amino acids, saccharides, neurotransmitters, and DNA bases). These studies have evolved from characterization of energy levels and intermolecular interactions, to ultrafast kinetics and dynamics of molecular cluster reactions, to the study of inhomogeneous catalytic and photo-catalytic cluster reactions. Clusters and molecules are identified through mass spectrometry, UV/Vis electronic spectroscopy, and most recently photo-electron spectroscopy (PES) employing visible, UV, VUV, extreme ultraviolet (EUV, soft x-ray) lasers. Decomposition reactions for the initial release of molecular stored chemical energy have been time resolved at less than 100 fs. In order to acquire, analyze, and interpret the experimental data obtained on these systems, we have had to develop an essential theoretical/calculational component for our program. This seminar reviews our initial synthesis and reaction studies through mass spectrometry of neutral catalytic and photo-catalytic inorganic clusters, small molecule cluster ion reactions, and for generation of new cluster species. These results serve as motivation for constructing a new PES apparatus employing visible, UV, VUV, and EUV for photo-detachment of anionic and neutral species in order to acquire spectroscopic data on the systems of interest. The importance of the new spectroscopic (PES) data for these systems is that they enable the evaluation of theoretical techniques in order that proper algorithms and approaches may be employed to generate results that are not presently experimentally accessible, such as cluster and molecular structure, reaction mechanisms, and general electronic state specific potential energy surfaces. We will discuss these issues and more as time and new developments and analyses in the laboratory permit.
Driving & Parking Instructions
From Interstate 25:
• Exit at Prospect Road (#268).
• Travel west on Prospect approximately 4 miles to College Avenue (passing major intersections at Timberline Road and Lemay Avenue).
• At College Avenue, turn right (north).
• Continue north approximately three-quarters of a mile to Laurel
Street, turn left (west).
• Travel west three-quarters of a mile to Meldrum and turn left into the Lory Student Center parking lot.
Parking is available in the Lory Student Center parking lot via Pay to Park meters. Pay to Park meters are enforced 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Please note that the A portion of the lots in these areas are enforced until 7 pm. For full details and a map, please visit CSU’s parking information here.
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Last Call for COACS Election Candidates
At the meeting of the Executive Committee on August 4th, the current
slate of candidates was approved (see list below). However, it's not
too late to get your name on the ballot! If you want to get
involved with the COACS as Councillor, Chair or in any other elected
capacity, please notify Dan Branan (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP.
The deadline to have candidates submitted is Wednesday, August
31st. If any additional names are submitted in that time, the
modified slate will be voted on for approval by the Executive
Committee and the official ballots will be sent out via email in
2016 COACS Election Slate
Please go to Resources page for more Infomation
Please go to Awards to find the form to nominate for each award in 2016. Deadlines are listed there.
Colorado Section of ACS – Election Results
Voting closed Nov 20, 2015. A total of 325 ballots were cast. Officers, councilors, and alternate councilors for 2016 (plus those continuing to serve) are:
Chair Debbie Crans
Chair-elect Bob Houser
Past-Chair Dan Branan
Secretary Marge Rakowsky (2016-2017)
Treasurer Richard Gabel (2015-2016)
Councilor Sandra Bonetti (2015-2017)
Connie Gabel (2015-2017)
Sue Schelble (2014-2016)
Larry Berliner (2016)
Susan McGregor Batenhorst (2016-2018)
Ryan Richards (2016-2018)
Alt. Councilor Elisabeth Mansfield (2015-2017)
Gareth Eaton (2016-2017)
Helen Gerhard (2014-2016)
Maria Lamb-Hall (2016)
Michael Mosher (2016-2018)
David Dillon (2016-2018)
The Colorado ACS Section is looking for members to participate on all committees. These committees help with various activities such as planning programming in CO, promoting science on the national level to government officials, or brainstorming and implementing ways to get younger chemists and others more involved. We invite you to select committees below that interest you. We appreciate each volunteer and their busy schedule—the opportunities to get involved can vary from one day to multiple days over the year depending on what you personally have time for. You will get to decide your commitment. Visit: http://goo.gl/forms/jxKlOkvSp4
Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Sciences (CWAS) Conferenrce call for papers, registration and Spring 2015 newsletter.