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2018 First Quarter Seminar

Posted on January 31, 2018 at 11:45 AM

Northern Oklahoma ACS chapter is pleased to announce the first quarter seminar scheduled for February 27th at at Sterling’s Grill in Bartlesville, OK. The invites speaker, Dr. William F. Carroll, will be presenting “Reese's Pieces: The Best of C&EN's "Newscripts" by Ken Reese”

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time: Social hour at 6:00PM, Dinner at 6:30PM.

Venue: Sterling’s Grill, 2905 E Frank Phillips Blvd, Bartlesville, OK 74006

RSVP: by February 23, 2018 (reply to

Cost: Dinner is free for ACS member, $10 for non-members / family members

Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. Biography

Dr. William F. Carroll, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. He is currently Vice President, Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation and also Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana.

Bill is a Past President (2005) of the American Chemical Society, and a current member of its Board of Directors. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and chair or member of a number of committees for the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a member of advisory boards for DePauw University, Tulane University and the Colorado School of Mines, and is 2009 chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents.

On behalf of OxyChem he has chaired numerous committees for industry associations, including the American Chemistry Council. He has served on expert groups commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme, the US Environmental Protection Agency and three states most recently the California Green Ribbon Science Panel.

Bill has received the Henry Hill Award, sponsored by the ACS Division of Professional Relations, the Michael Shea Award from the ACS Division of Chemical Technicians, an Indiana University Distinguished Alumni Service Award and the Vinyl Institute’s Roy T. Gottesman Leadership Award for lifetime achievement.

He holds two patents, and has over sixty publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry, incineration and plastics recycling.

Abstract Reese's Pieces: The Best of C&EN's "Newscripts" by Ken Reese

"If you’re like me, you probably read the beginning and end of Chemical and Engineering News before (and maybe instead of) the stuff in the middle. The back page of C&EN, Newscripts, was the province of Ken Reese for nearly 35 years. His eclectic and wry sense of humor made that section the place many of us turned first as we learned to read the literature. This talk, which is an extension of a presentation made in the late Professor Jack Stocker’s symposium “Whimsy in Chemistry” is a compilation of and commentary on of some of the best and funniest blurbs presented in Newscripts between 1930 and 2000."

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