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Chemical Bond, December 2019

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Vol. 70, No. 9, December, 2019

  • 2020 Officer Election Results 30 November 2019

    The ballots have been counted, the results are in, and our officers for next year are:

    Chair-Elect: Samina Azad
    Secretary: Henry Rohrs
    Treasurer: Jeff Cornelius
    Councilor: Eric Bruton
    Directors: John-Stephen Taylor, Keith Stine, Mikhail Berezin

    After the first of the new year, you can find all the current committee staffing here. Areas of responsibility are pretty self-explanatory. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions or concerns, or are moved by a volunteer spirit.

    Many thanks to all the nominees for their service, and to all the members who voted.

  • Come join us at the Continuity Dinner! 25 October 2019

    The December Board of Directors meeting, also known as the Continuity Dinner, is a fancier than usual affair to celebrate the year’s achievements, recognize certain members, announce the Distinguished Service Award (conferred in March), and pass the gavel to the incoming section officers. Plus, there is the Henry Godt Memorial Lecture, given by a surprise speaker, which lightly and briefly (we promise: briefly) recaps the year-in-chemistry-in-St-Louis. If you’re not a regular ACS meeting attendee, come renew or create acquaintances.

    There will also be a General Meeting of the Section, but business will be light. And there are almost always some new and old members whom we see only at this event. So come!

    When: Thursday, December 12
    Where: Robust in Webter Groves Public Parking is available as part of the Straubs lot and also a public lot to the west next to Froyo.

    Schedule of events:
    6:30 PM Social hour with appetizers, cash bar
    7:00 PM Meeting and Dinner

    Please register by Dec 9th by contacting Suzy Hartmann (

    Cost of dinner is $25, payable by cash or check or PayPal at the dinner. Checks may also be mailed in advance to the STL ACS Treasurer, Jeff Cornelius:

    Jeffrey Cornelius
    Principia College
    1 Maybeck Place
    Elsah, IL 62028

  • Saint Louis Chemical Science & Technology Award, 2020: call for nominations 31 October 2019

    Nominate a member of your team for the Saint Louis Chemical Science & Technology Award. This award is presented to a chemist in the St. Louis area who has demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and scientific contribution. Criteria used to judge the award include technical proficiency, presentations, coaching/teamwork, and additional professional activities. The award will consist of a plaque, a $1,000 honorarium, and dinner for the awardee and a guest at the annual Recognition Night. The due date for nomination is January 1, 2020.

    You can find all the details on eligibility, nominating a candidate, and recent winners right here. To submit a nomination, email the Chemical Science and Technology Award Coordinator, Rui Tang at

meetings and seminars heading

Board of Directors

St Louis Section–ACS Board of Directors meets the second Thursday of each month, usually at the Glen Echo Country Club (map and driving directions). Meetings are open to all members, and all are encouraged to attend. Elected officers and chairs of major committees vote on questions put to the Board; others in attendance have voice but no vote.

If you want to attend for dinner, please contact the section Chair at least a week in advance. The usual cost of the dinner is $20 ($10 for post-docs and unemployed members). Bar service and dessert are optional extras. Members wishing to become active in section activities are welcomed for their first dinner as guests of the section.

Date: Dec 12 (Continuity Dinner)
Social hour, cash bar: 6:00 pm
Call to order: 6:30 pm (Board Meeting suspended during dinner service)
Future meetings: Jan 9, Feb 13

Maryville University

Seminars are approximately once a month on Thursdays, 4-5 pm. Details are available on the university’s seminar page. All seminars are free and open to the public. Contact Jason Telford for more information.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

The Center for Clinical Pharmacology hosts a monthly seminar series in ARB 212 unless otherwise noted. For the most up to date information refer to the center’s seminar page or contact Jodi Maslin.

Saint Louis University

Seminars are generally on Fridays at 12 noon in Carlo Auditorium, Tegeler Hall, unless noted otherwise. Refreshments follow. For the most up-to-date information, refer to the department’s seminar page or contact Brent Znosko,

University of Missouri–St Louis

Mondays at 4 pm in 451 Benton Hall, unless otherwise specified. Refreshments 15 minutes prior to seminar time. For timely information on visiting seminar speakers, contact the Chemistry Department, 314.516.5311, or visit the seminar schedule. The department has additional seminar series which are also accessible from this page.

Washington University

Seminars are in McMillen 311 at 4 pm unless otherwise noted. For information, consult the departmental events page. Related seminars, including endowed seminar series and the WU med school biochemistry series, are linked here as well.


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