|Posted by Elena Platon on December 12, 2017 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
Following the local ACS election closed at the end of November, the opened positions; Chair-Elect and Secretary, were filled up by Chad Ellis and Raj Kailasam, respectively. They joined the rest of the team that includes Tom Upshaw (Treasurer), Mazi Sardashti (Councilor) and Joe Allison (Alternate Councilor). The new elected 2018 Northern Oklahoma ACS Executive Committee will be led by Matt Lundwall. Congratulations!
|Posted by Elena Platon on November 13, 2017 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
Thanks to the willingness and dedication of more than 70 volunteers from Phillips 66, ConocoPhillips, and Chevron Phillips companies, retirees and high school students, this year National Chemistry Week (NCW) was again a big success. From October 23rd to November 3rd, the 19 teams of volunteers visited 13 elementary schools from Bartlesville and surrounding areas and shared their knowledge and experience with more than 1350 students.
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|Posted by Elena Platon on October 13, 2017 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
Dr. Paul Philp, Professor of Petroleum Geochemistry at the University of Oklahoma, gave an engaging seminar on hydraulic fracturing at the Tri County Technology Center on Oct 3rd. More than 60 local students and members of the community attended the seminar and enjoyed the pizza dinner. The seminar covered historical perspectives on hydraulic fracturing and common “talking points” discussed by both sides of the contentious subject.
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|Posted by Elena Platon on October 6, 2017 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
Dear National Chemistry Week Supporters,
We are looking for volunteers again to help take some hands on science demos to 4th and 5th grade students in local schools. The Northern Oklahoma Chapter of the American Chemical Society (NOKACS) celebrates the 30th year of National Chemistry Week this year from October 23rd to November 3rd. The theme is "Chemistry Rocks" and, if interested to help, please check the attachedRead Full Post »
|Posted by Elena Platon on September 6, 2017 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
Local ACS Members,
Northern Oklahoma section has the privilege to announce that Dr. Paul Philp from the University of Oklahoma will be giving a presentation entitled, "The Fracking Revolution: Environmental and Energy Implications" at the Tri County Technology Center on October 3rd. The seminar will be free for all to attend. Please RSVP by September 25th if interested in attending. More details on the presentation and Dr. Paul Philp can be found on the attachedRead Full Post »
|Posted by Elena Platon on August 28, 2017 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Dear Northern Oklahoma ACS members,
It is with great pleasure that we announce Nathan Freeman (Phillips 66) as the 2017 NOKACS Technician of the Year.
The NOKACS Technician of the Year Award honors excellence and professionalism among technicians, operators, analysts, and other applied chemical technology professionals within the Northern Oklahoma Local Section. The nominations received are judged based on technical achievements, leadership, mentoring, communications/publica...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elena Platon on July 25, 2017 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Northern Oklahoma ACS Members,
We have entered into a partnership with the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) to support chemistry-based initiatives at Bartlesville public schools! We hope that this synergistic relationship will lead to more visibility for the ACS and our funding programs. Last year the Foundation awarded over $125,000 to Bartlesville public schools. Please forward this information to anyone in educ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elena Platon on July 7, 2017 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
Northern Oklahoma ACS proudly announces this joint event between the local ACS and AIChE sections. Dr. Jim Sorem is invited to the Phillips 66 Research Center to discuss STEM at The University of Tulsa (TU). Dr. Sorem has a PhD in mechanical engineering and was a Design Engineer/MAPICS Implementation Manager at GASO Pumps in Tulsa. He currently serves as the Dean of the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences at TU.
Following the talk there will be a pizza lunch provid...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elena Platon on June 23, 2017 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
Congratulations to Henry Williams, the 2017 NOK-ACS Excellence in Chemistry Award recipient! Henry graduated with Honors from Bartlesville High School and was one of the students that qualified to take the National Exam for Chemistry Olympiad in 2016.
Every year, the Northern Oklahoma section of the American Chemical Society recognizes one of the local high school seniors for their achievements in chemistry, other sciences, math and all around academic performance. This award is pr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Elena Platon on April 28, 2017 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
On April 25th, Dr. Joe Vinson visited with members of our local section and gave a quite interesting seminar about the history of coffee from prehistoric times to present days. Who knew that coffeee comes in second place, after oil, as the second most valuable commodity and also in second place, after water, as the most consumed beverage in the world?