The November 2019 ACS Meeting at Reed College


Our speaker was Jeffery H. Banning, Principal Scientist at 3D Systems Corp. in Wilsonville, who spoke about "Colorant Chemistry: From Prisms to Phthalocyanines".  Dr. Banning's presentation slides can be downloaded here.
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Section Councilor Angela Hoffman, who has mentored many SEED students over the years, introduced the two SEED students who presented the posters of their research projects.
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Project SEED student Citlali Nieves Lira of Tigard High School, shown here with her father, was mentored by Prof. Marilyn Mackiewicz of Portland State University.  Citlali's project was entitled "Embedding Silver Nanoparticles in Fabrics".
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Project SEED student Oreana Mendez Galue of Westview High School, shown here with her mother, was mentored by Prof. Theresa McCormick of Portland State University.  Oreana's project was entitled "Heteroleptic Ni(II) tris-(pyridinethiolate) catalyst design for hydrogen gas production".
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Jean Eames, coordinator of the teacher workshop at the 2019 NORM conference. At the workshop, three local teachers: Emmely Briley of Molalla High School, Neil Ford of St. Helens High School, and Gina Portillo of Valley Catholic School were given (by means of an ACS grant) microwave distillation kits from OilExTech for classroom use. The teachers received the kits at the November meeting.
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Prof. David Hackleman of Oregon State University explained the functionality of the OilExTech kits that were presented to teachers. Microwave distillation is faster than traditional steam distillation, and also reduces the risk of burns.
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Hannah Hefley announced the Younger Chemists event to be held at the Lucky Lab North on December 3.
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