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Professor Robert F. Curl, Jr.
February 11th, 2014
"The Astounding Fullerenes: An Adventure in Chemistry"
ACS-GHS will open the year with a seminar given by Prof. Robert F. Curl, Jr. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, in Dillon Room, Hinton Building at the Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Road. The seminar will begin with a reception at 6:30 pm and talk at 7:00 pm. For more information about Professor Robert F Curl and his career, please visit the Link.
During a brief period in the Fall of 1985, we discovered that carbon vapor condensing under the right conditions forms a new class of spheroidal cage molecules, the most abundant of which is the soccerball shaped C60 molecule (buckyball). We dubbed these pure carbon cage molecules fullerenes in honor of the geodesic domes of R. Buckminster Fuller, which they resemble. I will describe the sequence of events thatled to this discovery and a little of the subsequent developments. In the mid-1990's, Rick Smalley, motivated in part by this discovery, started the push for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, which has made the word nanotechnology virtually a household phrase.
Invitation for Volunteers!
Volunteers will have an opportunity to network with 2014 ACS board members; establish mentoring relationships;and receive volunteer information that will allow you to assist in fostering science education, research and promote public understanding of science.
Please mark your calendars for this event, we look forward to your assistance this year.
Sweet start to 2014!
Do you like chocolate and chemistry? If your answer is yes, this seminar is for you. Dr. Howard Peters, from Santa Clara Valley will present a talk "Chocolate - Food of the Gods ". The event will be held on Friday, March 28 at St. Johns School, located at the northeast corner of Buffalo Speedway and Westheimer. Dr. Peters will be supplying free samples of chocolate and there will be a drawing for a 10 pound chocolate bar to be given to a lucky attendee. Mark you calendar! For more information visit our website acs-ghs.org or contact Mrs. Allen Roxie at firstname.lastname@example.org
WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award
The Women Chemists Committee is accepting applications for the WCC/Eli Lilly Travel Award. The ACS Women Chemists Committee and Eli Lilly and Company provide funding for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral female chemists to travel to meetings to present the results of their research. Applications must be received by February 15, 2014. For more informations visit the website
"Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis"- Announcement
A comprehensive five-day short course "Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis" will be given March 10-14, 2014 by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of the University of Houston. The course covers research methodology while concentrating on applications to today's chemical industry. Although organized to match the needs of chemists and chemical engineers entering the practice of heterogeneous catalysis, it is equally suited to those experienced in certain areas but who wish to acquire an overview of the field. Since its debut in 1971, approximately eighty offerings in Houston and Europe have attracted thousands of professionals from major companies in the hydrocarbon processing and environmental sectors. For further information, visit www.chee.uh.edu or contact Professor J. T. Richardson at email@example.com. For more information follow the LINK.