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COACS Industry Networking Event:  The Chemistry of Beer at MSU Denver, Wednesday, September 26th

COACS Industry Networking Event: The Chemistry of Beer at MSU Denver

Wednesday, Sept. 26th, 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.

The Colorado Section is excited to announce our second industry networking event, The Chemistry of Beer.


·         Presentation by Dr. Ethan Tsai from the Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU-Denver) on MSU-Denver’s new Beer Industry Program ( and chemists in beer manufacturing.

·         Panel of brewing chemists discussing their careers in the industry.

·         Audience Q & A of panelists and presenter.

           Start 5:00 pm

·         Appetizers 5:30 pm . Note: Guests can purchase additional beverages, if desired.  

          Speaker: 6:00 - 7:30 pm 

Where: MSU Denver Hospitality Learning Center (attached to the Springhill Suites Hotel), Room 208, 1190 Suite B Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Entry is free but RSVP: By Sept. 24th (Monday) at

Additional Information: see attachment or or LinkedIn: Colorado ACS Chemists Networking Group; or our Facebook page:

 2018Sept26 COACS Industry Networking Event.docx

 9-2018 COACS networking event.pdf 

Rocky Mountain Regional Mini Meeting - October 26, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Please save the date on your calendar as the Rocky Mountain Regional Mini Meeting is to be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  

Abstracts and registration are now open for the mini Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting to be held on October 26, 2018 at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The organizers suggest that you use the link below to access the website for the meeting. Please spread the word about this great opportunity to present your work. The MAPS abstract submission will close on Friday, October 5, 2018.

Call for ACS Affiliated Groups to Participate in this ACS Webinar - Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7pm ET

Voyage to Mars: Red Planet Chemistry

Humankind has always strived to unlock the celestial secrets of our closest planetary neighbor. We have come a long way since early astronomers gazed through simple telescopes and theorized about massive canals on the Red Planet. Orbital satellites have begun to map its surface in detail and nuclear-powered rovers are working to unlock the chemical and geologic secrets.

Celebrate National Chemistry Week on Tuesday, October 23 at 7 pm ET by gathering a group for a mission to explore the chemistry of Mars!  Join us live as our panel of experts shares what we know about the planet and the steps that need to be taken to safely send men and women to walk on its surface. Discover the challenges of long-term space travel and the materials, biochemistry, and astrochemistry that will help make this mission possible. 

This is a call for groups to register themselves. If you have a group and want to register we'd appreciate it if your let us know by sending a message thorough the "CONTACT US" page on this website so we can advertise your group activity.  And individuals who are ACS members can get the materials electronically


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Not an ACS Local Section, Technical Division, or Student Chapter?  That’s okay! We want chemists to join the party and connect with each other. We’ll send you a “digital box” to download handouts included in the physical box for you to print and share with your attendees. We can also help you use ACS Program-in-a-Box™ to start your Student Chapter, or get your Local Section or Student Chapter back into an active status, so next time you’ll see an ACS Program-in-a-Box™ on your doorstep!"


ACS Program-in-a-Box™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society. 

Upcoming COACS Meetings926

Events for 2018

September 26th, Science Café: Beer making chemistry. MSU Denver Hospitality Learning Center (attached to the Springhill Suites Hotel), Room 208, 1190 Suite B Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

October 9 – Science policy:  ACS Office of Legislative Affairs, Carolyn Trupp-Gill to speak. Location TBD.

November: TBD

December, Networking Event.  Location and date TBD.

Events for 2019

January, Section award:  Location and date TBD.

February, Periodic Table:  Location and date TBD.

March, Networking Event.  Location and date TBD.

April 23, High School Students Awards at Regis College.  Date TBD.

May: TBD

June, Networking Event.  Location and date TBD.

Potentially a Summer picnic: TBD

Senior Luncheons: TBD


September: TBD but likely Durango, CO.

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