Analytical Division November 2014 Newsletter
Newsletter Editor Faye Rubinson has issued the latest Newsletter. This issue includes a message from Division Chair Susan Olesik, an article about ACS President-Elect and Division Member Donna Nelson, Chris Enke's talk at the recent ACS National Meeting, our newly elected officers, various upcoming meetings, Division award applications and SciX Innovation Award Winner Garth Simpson. This is the last Newsletter edited by Dr Rubinson, with Sayo Fakayode of North Carolina A&T University taking over in January.
Call for symposium proposals for Fall 2015 ACS National Meeting
The Fall 2015 National Meeting will be in Boston, August 16-20. It will be the 250th ACS National Meeting. Symposium proposals with a title, a short description of the session topic, and a tentative list of potential speakers you are planning to contact should be sent to the Division's Program Chair, Douglas Duckworth. In the proposal, please state if you are willing to accept contributed abstracts from the general call for papers or if you plan to have only invited speakers. The deadline for submission is December 6, 2014.
Nominations for Kolthoff travel awards
Applications are invited for the I. M. Kolthoff Award for undergraduate research in analytical chemistry. The Kolthoff awards provide travel funding up to $750 for students to present a poster on their research at Pittcon or the Spring ACS National Meeting. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2014. The application form and submission information are available here. Please direct questions to Kim Frederick.
Award talk by Chris Enke
Chris Enke received the Division's Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry at the recent ACS National Meeting in San Francisco. The talk he prepared for the meeting has been revised and is now available. The article provides insights into the past, present and future of the analytical chemistry community.
From the chair, Susan Olesik
Dear Members of the ACS Analytical Division,
I am delighted to serve as the Chair of the ACS Analytical Division this year. For those who may not know me, I am currently the chair of the Department of Chemistry at Ohio State University. My recent research is focused on use of nanotechnology in separation science and surface assisted laser desorption ionization (SALDI) as well as efforts to expand the use of enhanced-fluidity liquids to the separation of polar compounds. You can read more about this work at this website: https://chemistry.osu.edu/faculty/olesik. I also have long standing efforts in science outreach: https://wow.osu.edu and in retention efforts for students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) majors http://ohse.chemistry.ohio-state.edu. I provide this information so that you know a bit about me, what I care about and how I spend my research time.
From my perspective, the ACS Analytical Division is a service organization to provide program-ming and other opportunities for its members. The primary goal that I have for my time as chair is to enhance engagement of you, the division members. The Analytical Division continues to provide programming at the Fall ACS meeting, the Pittsburgh Conference and the Spring ACS meeting. The Pittsburgh Conference program and the spring 2015 program are already completed. Also, ideas for sessions in 2016 and beyond would be appreciated. I would also like to hear from you on other activities that would be useful to members and activities that you would be willing to help launch. As an example, the executive committee has discussed the possibility of providing webinars for Division members only. I would like to hear from the membership on this idea and also other ideas that you might have on how to engage as many members as possible in activities that will move the field of Analytical Chemistry forward. To collect your ideas I will send you a survey soon.
No doubt you have already heard that Donna Nelson, a Councilor for our Division, was elected to be President of the ACS for 2016. I hope you agree with me that this is great news for the discipline of Analytical Chemistry.
Finally, I look forward to meeting many of you this year and also working together to move the field of Analytical Chemistry forward. Onward and upward!