NERM 2012 American Chemical Society 38th Northeast Regional Meeting

September 30 - October 3 2012, Rochester, NY
Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside

              100 Years of Creating a Better Future through Chemistry

                                        Workshops and Courses


“Surface Modification Chemistries for Nanoparticles and Interfaces” Course 

Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 8:00am-5:00pm

Presented by Professor John Texter, Professor of Polymer and Coating Technology at Eastern Michigan University

Science Teacher Workshop

Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 1:00pm-5:00pm     

SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

1:00-5:00 pm
Radisson Hotel, Rochester
120 East MainStreet, NY 14604

Bassam Shakhashiri, PhD., 2012 President of the American Chemical Society
"Exhortations for Good Teaching" and Chemistry Demonstration

Jeannette Brown
, Historian and Blogger of African American Women Chemists
Allene Johnson, Retired Teacher
“How to use the book African American Women Chemists to teach chemistry and history”

Candace Schneggenburger
, Palmyra-Macedon High School
"Open CESAME!  Top 10 Reasons to Attend a Summer CESAME Workshop."  

Marie LoRe, PhD. and Eileen Malloy Desormeaux
, Pittsford Sutherland High School
“Utilizing The Strategies Of Cognitive Psychology To Enhance The Teaching Of The Classification Of Matter In Chemistry”

Elizabeth Burns, Donna Himmelberg, Eugene Gordon and Andrew Johnson
, Fairport High School
“Take a Ride on the Vomit Comet – Taking a Student Designed Experiment Aboard NASA’s Zero Gravity Plane”

Elizabeth Burns, Donna Himmelberg and Eugene Gordon
, Fairport High School
“NASA Resources for Teachers”

Sherri Rukes
, Polymer Ambassadors
“Hands-on workshop with Polymers”

Robert Ponton
, PGO Glass
“Glass Blowing Demonstration”

Kristina Lantzky
, PhD., St. John Fisher College
“POGIL Workshop in Chemistry”

Bernard Ricca
, PhD., St. John Fisher College
“Inquiry in Physics”

Kermin Martinez-Hernandez
, PhD., St. John Fisher College
“Using nano-outreach activities to spark interest in STEM”

Nahyr Rovira-Figueroa
, PhD., St. John Fisher College
“Using External Representations as a Research Tool”

Dr. Shakhashir
i-book signing

Raffle with prizes from Wards Scientific
 and Dr. Shakhashiri’s latest Chemical Demonstrations Book                                                                          

ACS Career Workshop

 Monday, October 1, 2012 from 8:00am-5:00pm

Planning Your Job Search: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Preparing a Resume: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Effective Interviewing: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM                                            Individual resume Interviews by appointment from 1:30 - 5:00 pm.

Chemical Entrepreneur Small Business Symposium and Workshop   

Monday, October 1, 2012 from 8:30am-4:30pm     

The focus of the workshop is on the startup and function of a small chemical business. The scope of individual issues affecting small chemical businesses depends on the type of business, the experience of the business’ managers, and the growth and potential for growth of the business. Many of these issues fall within four broad categories: Business Formation; Funding; Legal and Regulatory; and Marketing and Sales. Many more of these issues overlap multiple categories, for example tax and federal regulatory issues can affect almost every aspect of the business.

True Stories of Success from Chemical Entrepreneurs will also be presented. 

Division of Professional Relations Workshop  

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 8:30am-11:30am

The Division of Professional Relations is sponsoring the following workshop:

Career Skills for Successful Chemists

Two workshops will describe skills chemists need to achieve success in today’s industrial work environment. The workshops are free and sponsored by the ACS Division of Professional Relations. Each workshop is 1 hour and 15 minutes long.