Professor Alexey Ignatchenko from St. John Fisher College submitted the winning logo from our section.
The final winner will be selected from all the sections in our region.
Henry J. Gysling
CatAssays and Eastman Kodak Company Research Laboratories (Retired)
Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for development of solution and thermally developed imaging and patterning processes incorporating catalytic high-gain redox amplification chemistry and development of organotellurium ligand chemistry.
Contribution to the ACS community: Served the Rochester Local Section for 35 years in various volunteer and elected positions, including 2000 Chair, with an emphasis on education outreach, professional development, and Northeast Regional Meeting inorganic chemistry programs
Robert S. Moore
Eastman Kodak Company (Retired)
Contribution to the science/profession: Managed the Eastman Kodak Polymer Physical Chemistry Laboratory of over 30 members, which was the mainstay of the Company's polymer understanding, with over six members becoming senior managers or scientists.
Contribution to the ACS community: With others, led the Division of Polymer Chemistry in programming and educational outreach, becoming Division Chair and then Chair of its Industrial Advisory Board, a significant source of program funding.
Kim Chichester was promoted to Associate Professor and also granted tenure on June 10, 2014 when the Board of trustees from St John Fisher College met.
Elizabeth Burns (Beth) at the High School Awards
The Crystal Apple Award is presented annually to a member of the Fairport High School faculty. This peer nominated award is a meaningful way to recognize excellence "in-house."Rich Ognibene nominated Beth for this award. Beth is the teacher representative to the Rochester section of the American Chemical Society; the ACS is mostly professional chemists from Kodak, Xerox, Bausch and Lomb, etc. Very few teachers belong. Beth belongs AND has taken leadership on the ACS student awards night. Each May, the ACS gives out hundreds of awards to students at Monroe County schools for success in chemistry. This event brings parents, students and teachers together to celebrate academic excellence. I have spoken to many parents over the years who truly respect Beth’s efforts in the classroom and her willingness to organize this awards night to honor our science students. I proudly recommend Beth Burns for the Crystal Apple award. She is a great teacher, a great colleague and a great friend.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Memorial Art Gallery - 500 University Ave., Rochester, NY
7:00 pm Lecture
Dr. Mary Virginia Orna
College of New Rochelle
Five Thousand Years of Chemistry: Uncovering the Secrets of Ancient & Medieval Artisans through Chemistry
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8:00 – 9:30 p.m.: Reception – Lynn Lovejoy Parlor
For more information, contact Henry Gysling
This year the Rochester Section is seeking candidates for 2 awards.
1-Rochester Section Volunteer Service
To recognize significant volunteer efforts of individuals who have served the Rochester Local Section of the American Chemical Society, contributing significantly to the goals and objectives of the Society through their Local Activities.
2- Rochester Section Entrepreneurial Success (New Award for 2014)
To recognize outstanding entrepreneurs who have created a commercially viable business within the chemical enterprise. Starting with a good idea, sustained by passion, fueled by persistence and hard work, the award recipient created something where nothing existed before or improved on an exiting product/idea. The awardee is recognized for creating a new product, service, company or industry based on the transforming power of chemistry to improve people’s lives. The hallmark of this contribution is impact: positive impact on people’s lives and positive impact on the economy by creating chemistry jobs that produce a significant impact on the local economy (within the 6 county jurisdiction of the Rochester Local Section). Both ACS members and non-ACS members are eligible for this award.
or contact Heidi Asarese (email@example.com)
The following positions need to be filled in this fall’s Local Section election. Candidates for each position are also listed.
Chair (2-year term)
Vice Chair (2-year term)
Secretary (2-year term)
Councilor (3-year term)
Alternate Councilor (3-year term)
Three Members-At-Large (2-year terms)
Nominations are open until September 8th for anyone interested in running for office.
Nominations can be sent to Richard Cobb at:
Nazareth College - Peckham Hall, Room 10-12
4245 East Avenue, Pittsford, NY
Chemistry, the “Central Science”, has played a critical role in the economic development of Rochester. The long history of successful development of innovative technologies continues today, both at established companies and universities as well as at many area start-ups. This lecture series will highlight emerging technologies with significant chemical components that are being developed in the Rochester area. The four lectures in 2014-15 program, will discuss the basic science of some of these technologies and the target products. These free lectures are open to the general public - including students looking for insight into future career opportunities.
7:00 pm: Lectures
|R&D Focus for the New Kodak – Functional Printing |
Dr. Nancy Ferris, Director, Kodak Research Labs/VP, Kodak Technology Center & Dr. Hwei-Ling Yau, Advanced Development Project Manager
Eastman Kodak Company (www.kodak.com)
|Black Silicon and Patterning Technologies to Streamline Solar Cell Manufacture |
Dr. David H. Levy, Director of Research and Technology
Spatially Selective Functionalization of Porous Silica for Nucleic Acid Purification Applications
8:15 – 9:30 p.m.: Reception – Peckham Hall Lobby
The October 6 Reception will also include a Poster Session
Further information on these lectures and poster sessions, contact
Henry Gysling at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next mixer is October 7 at MacGregors, 300 Jefferson Road, Henrietta from 5-7:00 PM.
Meet old friends, make new professional contacts from area companies and universities, line up a future job - join members of the Rochester chemical/biochemical/materials technical communities for this informal networking event. Learn about the exciting new technologies being developed at area start-up companies. No registration or charge - cash bar - students, technical professionals, managers and non-ACS members – all welcome.
The Section will provide free appetizers for those in attendance
Future 2014 Mixers: November 4, December 2
2014 Rochester ACS High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year
Dr. Marie Lo Re
Pittsford Sutherland High School
The Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) held its annual academic award ceremonies for area high schools on May 27 and May 28 at 7 pm at the Nazareth College Performing Arts Center.
Program for Event
Elizabeth Burns-Chair for High School Awards
Chemical Demonstrations by Ken Schlecht
(Professor Emeritus SUNY Brockport)
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McKenzie Sicke--Webster Thomas
Benjamin Whitman--Webster Thomas
William Funkenbusch--Pittsford Sutherland
Sarah Knop--Honeoye Falls-Lima
Peter Swovick--McQuaid Jesuit
Peter Mizes--Pittsford Sutherland
Taylor Reed--Honeoye Falls-Lima
Several Olympiad Participants with Brad Bovenzi, Mcquaid Jesuit High School
(May 27 High School Awards)
Several Olympiad Participants with Brad Bovenzi, Mcquaid Jesuit High School
(May 28 High School Awards)
Past-Chair: Dr. Kimberly Chichester, St. John’s Fisher, Keynote Speaker: Dr. Allison Frontier, University of Rochester, and Awards Chair: Dr. Michael Coleman, Rochester Institute of Technology: and award winners. (Khalid Hajj was not present)
National Technical Institute for the Deaf (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Khalid Hajj (goes by "Cal")
University of Rochester Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Rochester Department of Chemistry
SUNY, College at Brockport
St. John Fisher College
Rochester Institute of Technology, SCMS