2015 Northeast Regional Meeting

Social Events

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Opening Night Social Mixer (Wednesday, June 10, Evening)
Following the Plenary Talk by Dr. Esther Takeuchi; the Opening Social Mixer, Poster Sessions and Graduate School Fair will begin at 5:10 pm on Wednesday, June 10. This event will celebrate the opening of NERM 2015 and will comprise of the following:

5:10 pm – 8:45 pm, Emerson Suites: Reception with finger food and free drinks.  Background music will be performed live by faculty from Ithaca College School of Music.

5:10 pm – 6:55 pm, Emerson Suites: Poster session I and graduate school fair.

7:00 pm – 8:45 pm, Emerson Suites: Poster session II and graduate school fair.

Poster sessions I & II will include undergraduate, graduate student, and general posters.  All posters will be presented at this event.

Undergraduates Lunch with Panelists
 (Thursday, June 11, Noon)
This luncheon social event follows the Career Panel Discussion for Undergraduates.  It is organized by the Ithaca College Chemistry Club students with Cornell University graduate student mentorship. The panelists are chemists who work in a variety of fields and chemistry graduate students.  Panelists will join participants during this the lunch for informal conversation.

Women in Chemistry Lunch
(Friday, June 12, Noon)
An all ages, all gender luncheon to discuss gender perceptions and the current environment for women in science careers. Professor Sharon Sassler (Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University) will present how family expectations and experiences shape the retention and promotion of women and minorities in STEM careers.. All are welcome to attend. This event is open to everyone. Chemists at all career stages and undergraduate students are invited.

Capacity:   50 maximum
Price:  $15 / $10 for undergraduates

Ice Cream Social with ACS Governance
(Friday, June 12, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm)
This is an opportunity to communicate in person with those who make decisions regarding ACS matters that affect and are important to you. Perhaps, take the opportunity to express your opinion, get out of the building, and enjoy some ice cream outdoors on the grass.


Chemists Dinner with Russian Accent
(Friday, June 12, Evening)
This dinner is organized by chemists of Russian descent to strengthen existing and establish new professional and personal contacts.  Sympathizers are welcome, too.  Please contact co-organizers for details.  

Co-organizers:  Anna Larsen, Ithaca College, alarsen@ithaca.edu and Andrei Vedernikov, University of Maryland, avederni@umd.edu.

Location:  For the Chemists with Russian Accent social event, the tentative banquet venue is the Boatyard Grill, a restaurant located on the shore of beautiful Cayuga Lake.

(Website:  http://www.boatyardgrill.com )

Awards Banquet
(Friday, June 12, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm)
This banquet is to honor the recipients of the ACS Division of Chemical Education 2015 Northeast Region Award for Excellence in High School Chemistry Teaching and the 2015 ACS E. Ann Nalley Northeast Region Award for Volunteer Service. Dr. Conrad Staniski, the recipient of 2013 George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education, will deliver a special talk during the banquet. The banquet will be hosted in Emerson Suites, and, music performed by the faculty of Ithaca College's School of Music will enhance the festivity of this evening gathering. 


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