ACS San Antonio Local Section

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society

May 9 - Annual Awards Banquet

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

6:30 pm – Dinner

7:00 pm – Awards Ceremony (host Robert Fanick) followed by Presentation by Prof. Joseph Nagyvary, Texas A&M University, “From Molotov Cocktails to the Stradivarius-from the Memoirs of a Hungarian Refugee Chemist”

Blue Room, Providence Hall, Our Lady of the Lake University

411 S.W. 24th Street, San Antonio, TX  78238 (map & parking directions)

Cost:  $20 Members, $10 students, gratis for awardees & their guests

Reservations:  Please RSVP for dinner by Friday, May 5, 2017 to Dr. Joseph Lambert at  No RSVP required and no cost to attend only the ceremony & presentation.

Awards & Recognitions for:

Chemistry Olympiad, Alamo Regional Science & Engineering Fair, High School Chemistry Exam, Dr. Gloria G. Lyle Chemistry Award recipient, 50- and 60-year ACS Members, Past Section Chair pin

2017 Calendar of Events

Nov. 7 - The Juno Probe to Jupiter - Scott Bolton, SwRI 

Oct. 16 - Metal-Organic Frameworks:  Platform for Multifunctional Materials - Dr. Banglin Chen, UTSA

Sept. - Brewery tour 

Aug. 23 - Annual Project SEED Student Presentations 

July 11 - Ice Cream Social 

June 21 - Summer Picnic/Family Social 

May 9 - Annual Awards Banquet 

Apr. 5 - Winetasting at The Grapevine, Gruene, TX 

Mar. 21 - An overview of the Air Force Research Laboratory as well as the Radio Frequency (RF) Bioeffects Branch - Dr. Morgan Schmidt

Feb. 21 - Chemistry of Sports:  Smarter, Safer, Faster (ACS Webinar & dinner) 

Jan. 11 - Glowing Polymers for Disease Detection - Dr. Christina B. Cooley, Trinity University  

2017 Officers

Thank you to all who voted in this year's officer elections!  Your Executive Committee is:  

Chair:  Dr. Joseph B. Lambert,

Chair Elect:  Dr. Morgan Schmidt,

Immediate Past Chair:  Dr. Teresita Munguia, 

Secretary:  Dr. Heather D. Hansen,

Treasurer:  Dr. Jean Hardies,

Councilor:  Mr. Larry C. Grona                

Alternate Councilor:  Dr. Adeola O. Coker             

Members-at-Large:  Ms. Belinda Arcos, Ms. Chelsea Jemmott

Education Committee Chair:  Mr. E. Robert Fanick               
If there is anything our Section can do to benefit you, our Members, please let us know!

Solar Cars & GoFundMe!

Be a part of supporting Madison Solar Car Initiative (MadSCI) and sending these students to the Solar Car Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway!

Based at James Madison High School, MadSCI is a team of students, faculty, and advisors designing and building solar cars to further science, engineering, technology, business, and renewable resources.  Each year, they design and fabricate a new alternate energy vehicle and have the chance to take it to Dallas and compete with high school and college/university teams from around the US.  I highly recommend you catch up with them at a future event (check the MadSci website).  This is a group of mature, energetic, focused, intelligent young people who are passionate about what they do and experienced in explaining its intricacies! 

But, they have to raise ALL the funds to BUILD the car AND pay their travel to competition. And this is where we come in - we have the opportunity to help by visiting their GoFundMe website and helping them toward their travel goals!

Let's help this team make it to Texas Motor Speedway again each year!

2016 Events

Nov. 30 - Research & Craft Beer - C-7 Substituted Artemisinin Derivatives - Dr. Paulo Carvalho, OLLU Feik School of Pharmacy 


Oct 11 - The Chemists Code for Success:  3 Essential Skills for Your Career - Program-in-a-Box presentation/webinar from the National ACS - OLLU 


Aug 29 - Annual Project SEED Presentations - Our Lady of the Lake University 


June 27th - Annual Summer Family Social & Picnic - good food, good friends, good chemistry jokes! 


May 17th - Annual Awards Banquet was held at OLLU with Keynote Speaker Dr. Donna J. Nelson, 2016 ACS National President 


April 18th - Presentation from Dr. Diana Mason - "What Started in Texas has Changed the World" - held at Mad Pecker Brewing.  A fabulous presentation of Texas history and Texans' contributions to the world.  Did y'all know that Texas is the only state with an official State Molecule??


Our first meeting of 2016 was an ACS Program-in-a-Box presentation entitled "The Role of Chemistry in Global Security" on 02/09/2016 at Our Lady of the Lake University, complete with pizza & sodas.

Last updated:  04/22/2017

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