Chair Notes

Dear ACS Members,

On Wednesday, October 18, we hosted our annual Distinguished Scientist Award Dinner at the UCSD Faculty Club. This year’s awardee, Professor Charles Perrin, delivered a presentation entitled “Reflections on Connections Between Teaching and Research”. We also honored some of our ACS Local Section volunteers: Graeme Freestone (Dart NeuroScience) earned the Tony Bottone Award for Outstanding Service, Valerie Kuck (retired from Bell Labs) the Outstanding Committee Chair Award, and Jessica Bell (University of San Diego) the Outstanding Chemistry Educator Award.

On Saturday, October 28, as part of National Chemistry Week, we joined forces with San Diego Miramar College for our annual Chem Expo. This year’s theme was “Chemistry Rocks!” This was a huge success for the hundreds of kids who attended. Many thanks to all volunteers who helped with this outreach event. Special thanks to Paul Bruinsma for his organizational leadership!

Coming up:

Thursday, November 2 – Please join us at our monthly Executive Committee Meeting! Get involved and make your membership in the San Diego Local Section of the ACS a rewarding experience!

Thursday, November 9 – We will host Karen Trentelman from the Getty Conservation Institute for a seminar about the scientific examination of works of art. More details are available at:

Jonathan W. Lockner, Ph.D.
2017 Chair, San Diego Section
American Chemical Society