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See page 7. Thursday, September 16, 2010 Friday, September 14, 2010 Long Island Subsection ChemTAG See page 15. See page 8. Friday, September 24, 2010 Monday, September 27, 2010 High School Teachers Topical Group NoJ Executive Committee Meeting and See page 15. Project SEED Poster Session See page 7. Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Biochemical Topical Group Monday, September 27, 2010 See page 16. Project SEED Poster Session See pages 7 and 8. Friday, October 1, 2010 Hudson-Bergen Chemical Society See page 16. Deadline for items The Indicator is to be included posted to the web in the on the 15th of the October 2010 issue previous month at of The Indicator www.TheIndicator.org is August 15, 2010. THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 5 THIS MONTH IN CHEMICAL HISTORY By Harold Goldwhite, California State University, Los Angeles • firstname.lastname@example.org The subject of this column and the next is the British (Scottish) chemist Alfred Walter Stewart. Not a household name, I agree, but there are some remarkable features in the career of this chemist, as I hope to demonstrate. Stewart became an author of interest to me through my enthusiasm for detective stories, particularly those in which scientific methods aid the solution of the mystery. I am particularly interested in early examples (pre-1960, say) of this genre of mystery fiction, and have given a number of talks on the subject. But in my reading before early 2010 I had not noted the work of J.J. Connington, the pen name of Stewart in his other career. Quite accidentally I recently re-read a book by Connington that had been resident on my own bookshelves for decades. I purchased this copy of “The Four Defences” doubtless from a thrift shop (it is marked at 25 cents) and it is a first American edition published by Little, Brown and Company in 1940. To my surprise and delight it had a good deal of scientific analysis of evidence, but more of that later. In a search for more information about J.J. Connington I soon came across an excellent article by George B. Kauffman of California State University, Fresno, published in the Journal of Chemical Education in January 1983. I have drawn heavily on this article for these columns. First, Stewart the chemist. Born in Glasgow in 1880, youngest son of the Professor of Divinity and Dean of Faculties at Glasgow University. He attended Glasgow University him- self earning his B.Sc. in 1902 and his D.Sc. in 1907. He was an excellent student winning many scholarships. He studied in Germany for a year at Marburg under Zincke, and at University College, London where Ramsay was working. His academic career progressed steadily. He joined Queenʼs University at Belfast as a Lecturer (roughly equivalent to Assistant Professor) from 1909 – 1914; moved back to Glasgow as Lecturer in physical chemistry and radioactivity from 1914 – 1919; and then back to Belfast as Professor of Chemistry from 1919 – 1944 when he retired because of ill health. He died of a heart attack in July 1947. His initial research was on reactions of aliphatic ketones with hydroxylamine and hydrogen- sulfite. He became interested in spectroscopy of organic compounds while at University College, London which led to a continuing interest in stereochemistry. His first book, which was on that subject, was published in 1907. His next book was the very successful “Recent Advances in Organic Chemistry”, first published in 1908 with six subsequent revised edi- tions. In a similar vein was “Recent Advances in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry” which first appeared in 1909 and also merited the publication of six subsequent editions. Two other scientific books aimed at a wider audience followed: “Chemistry and its Borderland” in 1914 and “Some Physico-Chemical Themes” in 1922. Stewart was a “classical” chemist of the pre-quantum mechanics era. He published some early speculations (post-J.J.Thomson) on atomic structure, but mostly stayed close to exper- imental chemistry including some early work on ketene, and luminescence spectroscopy where he used a Tesla coil to excite molecules – not always appreciating that some of his observed spectra were those of molecular fragments produced by the discharge. He was a much admired teacher of both undergraduate and graduate students and, a man after my own heart, he drew on the history of chemistry to illustrate his lectures. In my next column I turn to the novelist, writer of mystery and science fiction stories, and alter ego of Stewart, namely J. J. Connington. 6 THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 SEPTEMBER HISTORICAL EVENTS IN CHEMISTRY by Leopold May, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC September 1, 1873 B. Smith Hopkins, who was a researcher on rare earths, was born on this date. September 3-5, 1860 One hundred and fifty years ago during these dates, the Karlsruhe Congress, 1860, the first international meeting of chemists was held in Karlsruhe, Germany. September 6, 1870 Frederick G. Donnan, a researcher in theory of membrane equilibria (Donnan Equilibrium), was born on this date. He also did research in chemical kinetics. September 9, 1858 One hundred and twenty-five years ago in 1885, Carl Auer von Welsbach, discovered neodymium (Nd, 60 and praseodymium (Pr, 59). He was a researcher on rare earths, discovered lutetium with Georges Urbain (Lu, 71) in 1907, and invented incandescent mantle (Welsbach Mantle or Auerlicht). He was born on this date. September 12, 1897 Seventy-five years ago in 1835, Irène Joliot Curie and her husband, Fredéric Joliot Curie, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in recognition of their synthesis of new radioactive elements. She was born on this date. September 13, 1886 Robert Robinson, a researcher in plant pigments, alkaloids and phenanthrene deriva- tives, was born on this date. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in1947 for his investigations on plant products of biological importance, especially the alkaloids. September 16, 1853 One hundred years ago in 1910, Albrecht Kossel, a researcher in chemistry of cells and proteins was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in recognition of the contributions to our knowledge of cell chemistry made through his work on proteins, including the nucleic substances. He was born on this date. September 17, 1677 Stephen Hales studied the role of air and water in the maintenance of both plant and animal life, developed the pneumatic trough, and discovered that ʻairʼ is released in decomposition of plant and animal substances. He was born on this date. September 23, 1915 John Sheehan, who synthesized penicillin V in 1957, was born on this day. September 24, 1898 Howard Walter Florey, who was born on this date, did research on lysozyme and anti- biotics. In 1945, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Alexander Fleming and Ernst B. Chain for the discovery of penicillin and its curative effect in var- ious infectious diseases. September 26, 1754 Joseph-Louis Proust articulated the Law of Definite Proportions and was born on this date. September 29, 1920 Peter D. Mitchell, researcher on chemiosmotic reactions and reaction systems, was born on this date. In 1978, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for chemisomot- ic theory and its contribution to the understanding of biological energy transfer. Additional historical events can be found at Dr. Mayʼs website, at http://faculty.cua.edu/may/ChemistryCalendar.htm. THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 7 CAREERS IN TRANSITION GROUP North Jersey Meetings Job Hunting?? Are you aware that the North Jersey Section http://www.njacs.org holds monthly meetings at Fairleigh NORTH JERSEY EXECUTIVE Dickinson University in Madison to help ACS COMMITTEE MEETING AND members? 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NoJ ORGANIC TOPICAL GROUP Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Evans Wins Creativity Award Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM Professor David Evans of Harvard Place: Morristown High School University has won the 2010 Award for 50 Early Street Creativity in Molecular Design and Morristown, NJ Synthesis for his scientific excellence and Hostess: Barbara McNally outstanding international leadership as an email@example.com educator, mentor, and scholar. This national 732-292-2000 Award is administered by the ACS and con- * * * * * sists of a cash prize of $5,000, a commem- orating plaque, and will be bestowed as part Volunteer as a Judge for the SEED of a symposium to be held November 17, POSTER PRESENTATION 2010. For more information, go to: Experience SEED students and enjoy a http://njacs.org/otg.html complimentary buffet following the judging. The North Jersey Organic Topical Group of Date: Monday, September 27, 2010 the ACS organized the award symposium for the Award for Creativity in Molecular Time: Poster Setup 3:30 PM Design and Synthesis (the ʻCreativityʼ Judging 4:00 - 6:00 PM award). This is the sister award of the Baekeland Award. The Baekeland award is for junior leaders under 40 years of age. The Creativity award is for international leaders over 40 years of age and notable for their reputation as mentors. Professor David Evans THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 9 CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD Utsarga Sikder South Brunswick HS Teacher Theresa Farinella North Jersey ACS Chemistry Olympiad Finalists 2010 on the Rock at Fairleigh Varun Prabaker South Brunswick HS Dickinson University. They took an all day Teacher Theresa Farinella three part exam. The top 20 from all the sec- Seth Ranasinghe South Brunswick HS tions in the nation will go to the Air Force Teacher Tim Burnett Academy for a two week study. The four best will go to the International Chemistry Steven Flynn Watchung Hill HS Olympiad. Teacher Michael Amendola Brian Gu Bergen Academy Michael Ma Watchung Hill HS Teacher Dr. David Ostfeld Teacher Michael Amendola Ryan Lee Bergen Academy * * * * * Teacher Dr. David Ostfeld SIKDER ON US INTERNATIONAL Phillip Ai East Brunswick HS CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD TEAM Teacher Dr. Paul Kimmel The North Jersey Section of the American Matt Elkins East Brunswick HS Chemical Society sponsors each year a Teacher Dr. Paul Kimmel Chemistry Olympiad for high school chem- Elmer Tan J. P. Stevens HS istry students. The competition has several Teacher Paul Sekuler layers. The first is a 60 question multiple choice test. It was taken by over 100 stu- Zach Lustbader Livingston HS dents in the section at their local school. The Teacher Theresa Loboda top students (this year there were 15) are Alex Nie Livingston HS invited to Fairleigh Dickinson University to Teacher Theresa Loboda take a second level test (see them on the Rock). This involves a multiple choice test, Jenny Shih Morristown HS an open-ended essay test and a laboratory Teacher Ahlam Omar test. This is scored by ACS National. Three Vincent Li Parsippany HS students (see them at the NoJACS Awards Teacher Colleen Riley Dinner) scored in the top twenty of the nation and were invited to Air Force Peter Santos Randolph HS Teacher Theresa Wertheimer (continued on page 10) Bottom row (left to right) Vincent Li, Michael Ma, Seth Ranasinghe, Varun Prabakar, Second row, Brian Gu, Jenny Shih, Alen Nie, Zach Lustbader, Utsarga Sikder, Phillip Ai, Peter Santos, Third Row, Matt Elkins, Top, Steven Flynn, Elmer Tan, Ryan Lee. 10 THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD (this year in Tokyo). (continued from page 9) Utsarga Sikder from South Brunswick HS, a student of Theresa Farinella, will be among Academy for a two week study camp. The the four representing the United States at three national finalists were Ryan Lee, the International Chemistry Olympiad in Bergen Academies (teacher Dr. David Tokyo. Ostfeld), Elmer Tan, J.P. Stevens HS (teacher Paul Sekuler) and Utsarga Sikder, The North Jersey Chemistry Olympiad is South Brunswick HS (teacher Theresa organized by Dr. Ray Baylouny, professor Farinella). From these twenty students, four emeritus, from Fairleigh Dickinson are selected to represent the United States University and the Education Committee of at the International Chemistry Olympiad the North Jersey Section ACS. Left to right: Ryan Lee, Elmer Tan, and Utsarga Sikder. NoJ ACS TEACHER AFFILIATES Members of the North Jersey Teacher Affiliates group held a meeting at Franklin HS to plan their activities for the next several months. From left to right, Safia Madin, Claire Miller, Eve Krupka, David Lee, Cheryl Litman, Marco Pagnotta, Barbara McNally, Mita Chaki, Bobbi Gorman, Bettyann Howson. (Photo courtesy of John Penna) THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 11 PROJECT SEED Student Chapters must register by October 8 to be considered for the title and the cash Elaine Gomez and Walter Echevarria, both awards. Look for registration forms online or seniors at Union City High School Academy send an email to for Enrichment and Advancement are the firstname.lastname@example.org. recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Each has a full scholarship to the college of their choice and can get up to f a Ph.D. Both students did SEED I and II and COME JOIN US AT THE LIBERTY have won several awards and prizes. SCIENCE CENTER Elaine did her research in Environmental Analysis at the Meadowlands Environmental Last year The North Jersey Section cele- brated National Chemistry Week at the Institute, the first year and Montclair State Liberty Science Center. We had a great University, the second year. Walter did his time and the attendees really appreciated all research in Biochemistry at Rutgers of our efforts. Why donʼt you join us this University both summers. Walter represent- year? On Saturday, October 23, the North ed the state of New Jersey last year at the Jersey Section will be holding its annual Junior Science and Humanities Symposium ChemExpo in celebration of National which took place in Colorado and this year, Chemistry Week. As usual we will have he was one of the top presenters at the New many tables offering all kinds of hands-on Jersey Junior Science and Humanities activities for budding scientists. You can set Symposium that took place at Rutgers up your own table or help out at another University and Elaine represented the state table. We need you to help us make a differ- at the National Water Convention which took ence! place in Alaska. This year, Elaine is the recipient of the Intel Award and will repre- The theme for this year is “Behind the sent the state at International Science and Scenes with Chemistry” using chemical Engineering Fair which will take place in San knowledge to diminish the “magic” associat- Jose, California. Both students are going to ed with “unexplainable” events. Check out study science in college. the National Chemistry Week web page at http://portal.acs.org/ to get some ideas for Project SEED opens doors of opportunities hands-on activities that you might want to for many students and allow them to achieve present. success. It help them to build self-confi- dence and self-esteem. Your activities should be geared for 8 to 12 year olds. As usual our first priority is safety. Preferably presenters should use household National Chemistry Week materials to demonstrate a scientific princi- ple. We would like the students to be able to redo these experiments at home and at ATTENTION STUDENT school so it would be very helpful if you had handout instructions to distribute. CHAPTERS To minimize duplication of the presenta- Letʼs get “Behind the Scenes in tions, we will need to know by October 1 the Chemistry” on Mole Day!!!!! activity you would like to conduct at your Come to the Chemistry Expo at the Liberty table. Individuals contacting us first with Science Center Saturday, October 23rd their idea(s) will be given priority, so from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM with your best please let us hear from you as soon as Undergraduate Hands-on-Demonstration. possible. Contact Bobbi Gorman at email@example.com. to let her know The Student Chapter with the best interac- what activities you will be doing at your table tive demonstration that helps to demystify a or if you want to volunteer at the Expo. chemical reaction or concept will be award- ed a $175 cash prize and the title of We also value and look forward to receiving National Chemistry Week Undergraduate financial support to help cover many of the Student Chapter 2010 (second place gets expenses associated with the Sectionʼs $75). NCW activities. If you would contact the appropriate individuals at your company, the For details check the website http://www.njacs.org/ncw2010.html. (continued on page 12) 12 THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK The activities at my table will be: ________ (continued from page 11) __________________________________ Section would be most grateful. 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The Section is most appreciative of your efforts. Bobbi Gorman and Valerie Kuck THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 13 EDWARD J. MERRILL AWARD ing of chemistry at the high school level. Richman has been a teacher of chemistry Dr. Elliot Richman, a science teacher at and physics in the Ramapo Indian Hills dis- Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, trict since 2002. received the 2010 Edward J. Merrill of the North Jersey Section of the American Richman, who became a teacher as a direct Chemical Society last night (May 18) at a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist recognition and awards dinner held on the attacks on the World Trade Center and the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University- Pentagon, holds BS and PhD degrees in Madison. The award, which is cosponsored chemistry from the University of Rochester by the New Jersey Science Teachers and has been a member of the American Association, is given for outstanding teach- Chemical Society since 1975. 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Most studies on A Support Strategy for CYPs have been driven by drug-drug inter- Pre-Service and Inservice actions and involve human isoforms. Chemistry Teachers Recently, fluorometric high-throughput screens (HTS) have been developed for This talk will highlight not only what is new, major human drug-metabolizing CYPs content-wise, in SourceBook and (CYP1-4) and used to screen drugs for CYP SourceView, the two chief components of inhibition, but applications of these methods ChemSource, but it will also demonstrate for rat P450s have been limited. We have the new delivery system via CD and DVD so developed a fluorometric HTS specifically that now the 2200-page, four-volume for the cDNA-expressed rat CYP2B1, SourceBook will fit in your pocket. There are CYP2C6 and CYP2C11 using the substrate completely updated media and reference 7-ethoxy-4-trifluoromethylcoumarin (EFC) sections for both components, plus field- or dibenzylfluorescein (DBF). A series of tested inquiry-based laboratory activities, inhibitors were then characterized on these and modules on assessment and stan- rat P450s as well as some human P450s dards. Copies of the New ChemSource v. (CYP2C19 and CYP2B6). IC50 values were 3.0 will be available at the meeting for the determined for some imidazole-containing BCCE conference price of $20.00. analgesic antagonists (CC12 and MW-06- Date: Friday, September 24, 2010 25), antifungal drugs (miconazole, sulcona- Time: Social and Dinner — 5:45 PM zole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole and flu- Place: M&G Pub (Murphy and Gonzales) conazole) and epoxygenase inhibitors (MS- 21 Waverly Place (at Green Street, PPOH and PPOH). MS-PPOH and PPOH North-east corner) displayed time- and NADPH-dependent New York, NY inactivation, suggesting that these com- No reservations required pounds are mechanism-based inhibitors. Time: Meeting 7:15 PM These presently described assays will be Place: New York University useful for studies of rat P450s. Silver Center Room 207 32 Waverly Place (South-east Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010 corner Washington Sq. East) Times: Social 5:45 PM New York, NY Seminar 6:15 PM Place: Hofstra University, Student Center Security at NYU requires that you show a Plaza West, Room 0127W picture ID to enter the building. In case of Please note that this is a different unexpected severe weather, call John room than for recent seminars Roeder, 212-497-6500, between 9 AM and Cost: Seminar is free and open to all. 2 PM to verify that meeting is still on; 914- Time: Dinner 7:30 PM 961-8882 for other info. Place: At a nearby restaurant Note: Street parking is free after 6:00 PM. For those who prefer indoor attended park- Learn more about the ing, it is available at the Melro/Romar Garages. The entrance is on the west side New York Section at of Broadway just south of 8th Street, direct- ly across from Astor Place. It is a short, easy www.NewYorkACS.org walk from the garage to the restaurant or meeting room. 16 THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 BIOCHEMICAL TOPICAL HUDSON-BERGEN CHEMICAL GROUP — JOINT MEETING SOCIETY — JOINT MEETING WITH THE NYAS BIOCHEMICAL WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY DISCUSSION CHEMISTRY OF NEW JERSEY GROUP CITY UNIVERSITY Targeted Molecular Therapy for Drug Metabolism/Pharmacokinetics Preventing Heart Failure and Sudden (DMPK) and Pharmaceutical Research Cardiac Death Speaker: Wei Tang, Ph.D. DMPK Organizers: Charles A. Lunn Merck Research Laboratories Merck Research Laboratories Following administration, drug disposition Martin A. Schwarz into and elimination from tissues affect the Mount Sinai School of extent and duration of pharmacological effi- Medicine cacy. Drug molecules may also undergo Jennifer Henry metabolic reactions to form products The New York Academy (metabolites) that could cause harm to the of Sciences patient. This presentation will briefly discuss DMPK as a scientific discipline in support of Speakers: Fadi G. Akar pharmaceutical research. Mount Sinai School of Medicine Wei Tang obtained his PhD from the Roger J. Hajjar University of British Columbia under the Mount Sinai School of Medicine supervision of Dr. Frank Abbott. He is currently a Distinguished Sr. Investigator at Mariell Jessup the department of DMPK, Merck, NJ. His University of Pennsylvania research interest is in the area of DMPK, tox- College of Medicine icology and LC-MS/MS based bioanalysis. Walter J. Koch Pizza and beverages will be provided. Thomas Jefferson University Date: Friday, October 1, 2010 Evangelia Kranias Time: 6:00 PM University of Cincinnati Place: Grossnickle Hall 144 College of Medicine New Jersey City University Development of therapies to treat heart fail- 2039 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City, NJ ure is hampered by a lack of understanding of underlying mechanisms. This symposium Directions to NJCU: map and directions reviews therapeutic approaches, research can be found at to identify useful molecular targets, and www.njcu.edu/i2e/visit/directions.asp# h potential therapeutic approaches. Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Times: 1:00 – 5:00 PM EMPLOYMENT AND Place: The New York Academy of Sciences PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS 7 World Trade Center COMMITTEE OF THE NEW 250 Greenwich Street – 40th Floor New York, NY 10007 YORK SECTION Cost: NYAS Members, BPDG Affiliates, To Human Resources Departments in and NY-ACS Members may attend Industry and Academia BPDG meetings free of charge. The Employment and Professional Rela- Non-members may attend for a fee tions Committee maintains a roster of candi- of $30 per event; Student dates who are ACS members seeking a Non-members for $15. position in the New York metropolitan area. Reserve a seat on-line at: If you have job openings and would like www.nyas.org/events qualified candidates to contact you, please send a brief job description and educational/ To become a Member of the Academy, visit experience background required to www.nyas.org/benefits firstname.lastname@example.org. THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 17 Candidates from our roster who meet the Dr. Justyna Widera . . . . Adelphi University requirements you describe will be asked to contact you. Councilors for 2011–2013 Prof. Richard D. Cassetta . . . . . . Retired – r Emeritus – College of New Rochelle NEW YORK SECTION Dr. Patricia A. Redden . . St. Peterʼs College 2010 ELECTION RESULTS Mr. Frank R. Romano . . . . . . . . . . . Agilent The results of the ACS New York Section's Technologies, Inc. 2010 elections, held in May, were announced at the Board of Directors meet- Alternate Councilors for 2011-2013 ing in June. The New York Section extends Mrs. Jean D. Delfiner . . . . . . . . . . Retired – a sincere thank you to all of the candidates New York City Board of Education and expresses its appreciation for their time and efforts in preparing for the elections. Dr. Hiroko I. Karan . . . . . . . . . . . . CUNY – Congratulations to all. Medgar Evers College Chair-elect for 2011 Dr. JaimeLee I. Rizzo . . . . Pace University Dr. Ralph Stephani . . St. Johnʼs University Secretary for 2011 and 2012 Alternate Councilors for 2011 Dr. Brian R. Gibney . . . . . . . . . . . . CUNY - Dr. Brian R. Gibney . . . . . . . . . . . . CUNY - Brooklyn College Brooklyn College Directors-at-Large for 2011 Dr. Margaret A. Hunter . . Hofstra University Dr. Terry L. Brack . . . . . . Hofstra University Dr. Iwao Teraoka . . . . . . . . . . . Polytechnic Dr. David P. Cormode . . . . . . . Mount Sinai University of NYU School of Medicine HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS TOPICAL GROUP The first picture shows Ivi Tamm who received the Salutes to Excellence from the High School Teachers Topical Group at the year-end celebration brunch. Ivi has been a long and faithful member and one of our premier presenters. In the second photo, Jean and Joan are wearing and holding some of the original Baekelite. Hugh Karraker is the great-grandson of Leo Baekeland. Learn more - as Hugh Karraker is the March 2011 speaker for the NY High School Teachers Topical Group. (Photos courtesy of Joan Laredo-Liddell) From left to right: Jean Delfiner, Ivi Tamm From left to right: Jean Delfiner, Hugh and Joan Laredo-Liddell Karraker and Joan Laredo-Liddell 18 THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 HUDSON-BERGEN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 12th Student Research Symposium and Award Night On April 23rd, the Hudson Bergen Chemical Society had the 12th Student Research Symposium and Award Night, at Fairleifg Dickinson University, in Teaneck, NJ. Sixty stu- dents from colleges in our area and from Bergen Academies presented their research and received certificates and books. Dr. Richard Thompson (Novartis) gave the talk “Chemical Development of Pharmaceuticals” (attended by 90). Seniors majoring in chemistry from col- leges in our area received awards. (Photos courtesy of Mihaela Leonida) THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 19 in conjunction with AIChEʼs Annual Meeting Call for Nominations in Salt Lake City, Utah, this November 7-12. The Center grew out of the work of AIChEʼs EDWARD J. MERRILL AWARD FOR Energy Advisory Board, which was formed OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL in 2005, and has already undertaken a num- CHEMISTRY TEACHER FOR 2011 ber of research and education projects. It has coordinated a project on carbon man- Now is the time to begin thinking about nom- agement for a group of leading engineering inations for the Edward J. Merrill Award, societies, made awards for K-12 energy North Jersey Section, for Outstanding High education projects and developed a School Chemistry Teacher for the year 2011. “Speakers Academy” of energy experts. Go to the web site, njacs.org under educa- Work is underway on an inter-society, inter- tion and obtain your preliminary nomination disciplinary project to develop energy met- form and guidelines. The full packet takes rics that will allow for consistent comparison time to do a good job! of diverse energy options. The Center is We all know an outstanding high school also developing energy education modules chemistry teacher. Perhaps one from your for the undergraduate chemical engineering town, your sonʼs or daughterʼs teacher or curriculum. just one that you have heard about or Membership in the Center is automatic for worked with at some point. The award car- members of AIChE who are also members ries $500 for the teacher, $500 in supplies of several AIChE divisions and forums in the for the teacherʼs classroom and a plaque to energy arena. For more information, visit display at home or in the classroom. www.aiche.org/energy. Any questions or help needed contact George Gross, email@example.com. ; Others BROOKLYN COLLEGE of CUNY Surfactants and Chemistry AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF A Symposium honoring the 90th Birthday CHEMICAL ENGINEERS (AiChE) of Professor Milton J. Rosen. New Technological Community will Date: Friday, October 29, 2010 bring chemical engineers involved in Times: Registration and Refreshments alternate and traditional energy together will begin at 9:00 AM to better meet societyʼs energy needs. Symposium 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM NEW YORK – The Board of Directors of the Place: The Woody Tanger Auditorium American Institute of Chemical Engineers in the Library Building (AIChE) has approved the formation of a at Brooklyn College of CUNY Center for Energy Initiatives. In announcing 2900 Bedford Avenue the Center, AIChE President Henry “Hank” Brooklyn, NY T. Kohlbrand said, “AIChE members are Cost: Registration fee: Symposium and already working on energy-related issues Luncheon, $10.00 from multiple perspectives. The new Center Students: $5.00 will help us network and ʻcross-fertilizeʼ and Due to limited seating, registration and pay- integrate ideas that can advance energy ment are required by October 15, 2010. efforts across the board.” Directions: For directions, speaker informa- Kohlbrand, who has just retired as global tion and registration information, please research and development director in engi- visit our website: http://chemscript.brook- neering and process sciences for Dow lyn.cuny.edu/web/index.php Chemical, reported that one of the Centerʼs first activities will be conducting the First Questions: Contact International Congress on Energy: firstname.lastname@example.org Sustaining Supplies. The Congress will run or call (718) 951-5458. 20 THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 was a chemical technician and is now study- Volunteerism ing for a degree in chemistry. She contact- ed me two years ago about an Earth Day event in Irvington. She is now the Earth Day WELCOME TO OUR NEW and National Chemistry Week Poster VOLUNTEERS AND FAREWELL Contest organizer. TO ONE Another woman who contacted me by The North Jersey Section is continually phone while I was on vacation in Martha's recruiting volunteers to do the work of the Vineyard is Dodda. She said she saw the section. We have recently recruited three information about recruiting volunteers on new volunteers who have already started our website and wanted to volunteer! She working. I wanted to take this opportunity to has done an outstanding effort of volunteer- thank them for volunteering and show what ing. She introduced us to the 4H Club in they are doing. Somerset County. We have participated in the Science day that they organized and the How do I find volunteers? Well as a 4H fair last August. She and I were the pio- Chemistry Ambassador, I do it by giving my neers on the street fairs; the first one was elevator speech everywhere I go. Tradition before we had our tent, which we now have. has it that men do a lot of business in the Both of us operated the booth with the help locker room of the golf club or gym. Well of Bill Suits who was the person to put up women have gotten into this action as well and take down the tent. Dodda is now only and we talk in the locker room of the YMCA. going to do volunteer work in the schools I found two women there who turned out to before she leaves to really retire. We want be chemists. One of them is semi retired to thank her very much for all the work she from EXXON Mobil her name is Margaret. did. She became my right hand in organiz- Margaret worked with me at Rutgers/Ag Day ing street fairs and other events. in April. The Younger Chemist Committee is becom- ing another source of volunteers. Chenghua and Michelle came to us and worked the The other woman has just been recruited by table at the Ag/Rutgers Day event last April. me in the Y her name is Lori she is a tutor now but did work as a chemist before her The other source of volunteers is the son was born. Some volunteers seek me Teacher Affiliate Group Eve came to help at out, one of them is Penelope (Tawanna) who Science Day in the 4H Club and the 4H Fair. THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 21 Members of the executive committee also Preparation: Prepare the apparatus as volunteer but in this article, I want to high- shown by drilling holes and fastening Tygon light the work of the newest volunteers. tubing to the backing board with twist ties or Why this article? Well it is to tell you that copper wires. Twist wires behind for a you can join this happy group of volunteers. neater appearance. Alternatively, I should say become a Demonstration: After asking students what Chemistry Ambassador they expect to happen, have a student pour (www.acs.org/chemistryambassador) as some water from a wash bottle or by using a the ACS is calling volunteers. Volunteer funnel into one end of the tubing. opportunities are listed on our website www.njacs.org and Volunteer Match. Next, add some ethanol, without telling what www.volunteermatch.org. the same it is, to the other side of the tubing after ask- opportunities will be listed there. ing what will happen when you add some Hope you will join us at National Chemistry more liquid to the tube. Week events at Liberty Science Center Outcomes: Water will be at equal levels in October 23 and at the USA Science and the tubing. When the alcohol is added the Engineering satellite event at the New liquid at the alcohol end will be higher since Jersey Science and Engineering Festival in it is less dense. Clifton October 23 & 24. By Jeannette Brown Disposal: Liquids may be poured down the sink with excess water. Chem TAG Corner Reference: After: Zidick, Z. J. Journal of Chemical Education, 1974. 51:A559 UNEVEN LIQUIDS After: Uneven Liquids, A Demo A Day, Flinn Scientific, 1995, p. 22. Edited by: George R. Gross Union High School, Retired As seen at Demo Den, NJSC, and at ChemTAG meetings. Uneven Liquids Two liquids are introduced into a U-tube and the liquids do not reach the same level. Applications: Density + Specific Gravity Theory: This demo is based on the densi- ty difference between ethanol and water. The interface between the two liquids is very difficult to see. Materials: Half inch diameter Tygon tubing, 75 cm Twist ties, copper wire or cable ties (Large glass U-tube may be substituted) Ethanol, 250 mL Water, 250 mL Wash bottles, 2 (or small funnel) Backing board, may be Masonite, heavy corrugated, foam board, etc., 30 x 35 cm Safety Precautions: Ethanol is flammable and toxic. Keep storage bottles capped and stored in a safe place. Wear goggles and always follow laboratory safety rules while demonstrating. 22 THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 development of more therapeutic recombi- Press Releases nant proteins. The article, “Design of an in vivo cleavable U.S. and Canadian Engineers disulfide linker in recombinant fusion Explore Safe Siting of Liquid proteins,” is currently available as an Natural Gas Terminals Advanced Online Publication at www.biotechniques.com. As liquid natural gas grows in impor- tance as an energy source, paper identi- fies priority issues and reviews findings z from second joint conference. EPA Opens Access to Chemical NEW YORK & OTTAWA – In a search for Information “cleaner” replacements for petroleum, sev- Searchable database on chemical hazard, eral new liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals have come on-line in North America in the exposure and toxicity data now available last few years. However, applications for WASHINGTON– The U.S. Environmental additional LNG facilities face serious chal- Protection Agency (EPA) is making it easier lenges from communities concerned about to find chemical information online. EPA is safety. According to two groups of chemical releasing a database, called ToxRefDB, engineers, while these facilities have laud- which allows scientists and the interested able safety records, they do pose major haz- public to search and download thousands of ards. And, the engineers say, the traditional toxicity testing results on hundreds of chem- process of balancing risks from such haz- icals. ToxRefDB captures 30 years and $2 ards with the benefits to society that come billion of testing results. from a reliable energy supply, has been ToxRefDB contains toxicity information that made even more contentious by perceived forms the basis for pesticide risk assess- terrorist threats. ments when combined with other sources of In response to this situation, members of the information, such as those on exposure and American Institute of Chemical Engineers metabolism. (AIChE) and the Canadian Society for More information on the database: Chemical Engineering (CSChE) have identi- http://actor.epa.gov/toxrefdb fied issues that merit priority consideration when siting LNG terminals. For a copy of the full report, visit , http://apps.aiche.org/chemeondemand/ Revolutionary Cell Culture preview.aspx?ID=84a30bb0-9ecf-47b2- Device Debuts in North America 90fe-4ea9f7cba972 Celartia Ltd. announces the introduction of y its new PetakaG3™ Cell Culture Device, cit- ing it as a major breakthrough for its ability Researchers Design a Cleavable to reduce cell culture contamination, improve portability, save space, and cut Disulfide Linker That Could costs for a wide range of biotechnology and Enhance Development of Thera- medical purposes. peutic Recombinant Proteins PetakaG3 Cell Culture Devices are now NEW YORK – 15th June 2010 - In vivo available in the USA and Canada. Complete delivery of protein domains from recombi- details, specifications and pricing informa- nant fusion proteins can be a difficult task. tion can be found on the Celartia websites at Finding a linker that initially holds domains www.celartia.com or www.petaka.com, or together but then releases once inside the by contacting Bill Van Huffel at 877-962- body could enable the design of more 4687 or email@example.com. recombinant proteins with enhanced thera- peutic effect. In an article appearing in the July issue of BioTechniques, Wei-Chiang Learn more about Shen and his colleagues from the University of Southern California describe the con- The Indicator at struction of a novel linker capable of being cleaved in vivo which could facilitate the www.TheIndicator.org THE INDICATOR-SEPTEMBER 2010 23 Professional/Product Directory Elemental Analysis LABORATORIES, INC. 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