Schedule of Meetings - scroll down for previous year's schedules.

2016 - 2017 Meeting Schedule

September 10, 2016
Saturday


 Social Event: Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour
Oak Park, IL
October 14, 2016
Friday

Speaker: Dr. Shelby Hatch
Chemistry of Honey
Maggiano's
Skokie, IL
November 18, 2016
Friday
 

 Speaker: Leah Guzowski

Emmett's Ale House
Downers Grover, IL
December 2016
Date TBA
Joint with ACS
Holiday Party
Speaker: TBA
TBA
January 27, 2017 
Friday  
     
Joint with SWE
Speaker: TBA
Francesca's Oak Lawn, IL
February 25, 2017
Saturday
Initiation        
4-7 pm
 DePaul University
 Chicago, IL
April 7, 2017  
Friday


Two Brothers Brewery Tour
 Warrenville, IL
May 5, 2017
Friday

 
 The Parthenon, Chicago, IL

2015 - 2016 Meeting Schedule

September 11, 2015
Friday


 Dr. Richard P. Van Duyne
Maggiano's Little Italy (Old Orchard) Skokie, IL
October 10, 2015
Saturday

 Social Event: Lunch and Paint Event
Lunch: Sushi House
Paint: Pinot's Palette in Naperville, IL
November 13, 2015
Friday
 

 Speaker: Liliana Stan, Argonne National Lab
Designing, Synthesis, and Characterization of Multilayered Structures of Metal Nanocomposites
Emmett's Ale House
Downers Grover, IL
December 4, 2015

Joint with ACS
Holiday Party
Speaker: Lee Marek
Chemistry on the Late Show with David Letterman
Fountain Blue Banquets
Des Plaines, IL
January 29, 2016 
Friday  
     
Joint with SWE
Speaker: Dr. Heather Mayes
Unmasking the mystery base of the T. reesei Cel6A cellulase
Francesca's Oak Lawn, IL
March 12, 2016
Saturday
Symposium
Speaker: Elizabeth Freeland, Fermi Labs, Women in Science
Lewis University
Romeoville, IL
April 16, 2016  
Saturday

Initiation
Linda Brazdil, Loyola University
Science Education and Careers in Chemistry
 DePaul University
 Chicago, IL
May 13, 2016
Friday

 John Kelly, Loyola University
Effects of Urbanization on Microbial Communities in Lotic Ecosystems
 The Parthenon, Chicago, IL

2014 - 2015 Meeting Schedule
September 6, 2014
Saturday

 Social Event: Architecture Boat Tour
Lunch in downtown Chicago followed by boat tour
October 1, 2014
Wednesday

 Career Panel: Deb Howell, Tanya Hunter, Vivian Sullivan
 Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
November 14, 2014 
Friday
 

 Speaker: Dr. Marius Stan
Science and Cinema
Maggiano's Little Italy (Old Orchard) Skokie, IL
December 5, 2014
Friday
Joint with ACS
Holiday Party
Speaker: Dr. Perry Romanowski, Life Outside the Lab: Communicating Chemistry to the Public
 Fountain Blue
2300 Mannheim Rd
Des Plaines, IL
January 30, 2015 
Friday  
     
Joint with SWE
 Speaker: Faith Slowinski from Molex
 Jedi's Restaurant and Grill
Oak Lawn, IL
March 6, 2015
Friday

 Triennial Convention Presentation
Speaker: Dr. Tim Marin (Benedictine University) Photocatalytic decomposition of carboxylated molecules on light-exposed martian regolith
Emmett's Ale House,
Downers Grove, IL
April 11, 2015  
Saturday

Initiation
 Dr. Nyree Zerega (Northwestern University)
 DePaul University, Chicago, IL
May 8, 2015
Friday

 Dirk Morr (UIC), The Physics of Startrek
 The Parthenon, Chicago, IL

2013 - 2014 Meeting Schedule


September 6, 2013
Friday
Dr. Shelby Hatch, Northwestern University
Eat your Chemicals! Exploring Chemistry through Chocolate
Maggiano's Little Italy (Old Orchard)
Skokie, IL
October 11, 2013
Friday
Social Event!
Dinner/Social Gathering rain or shine
Stargazing at Naperville Astronomical Association Observatory (if weather permits)
Dinner at Traverso's in Naperville

November 1, 2013
Friday

Dr. Mark Hammergren, Adler Planetarium
The Hazards and Resources of Near-Earth Asteroids
The Parthenon Restaurant
Chicago, IL
December 13, 2013
Friday
Joint with ACS
Speaker/Topic TBA
Location TBA
January 31, 2014
Friday
Joint with SWE
Dr. Megan Bennett
The Discovery of Element 117 and the Hunt for the Island of Stability
Jedi's Restaurant and Grill
Oak Lawn, IL
March 15, 2014
Saturday
Student Symposium
Dr. Laure Dussubieux, The Field Museum
Lewis University
Romeoville, IL
April 11, 2014
Friday
Member Initiation
Dr. Alice F. Stuhlmacher, DePaul University
Gender Differences in Negotiating: Research and Implications
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
May 9, 2014
Friday
Mike Savina, Argonne National Lab   
Stardust
Bohemian Garden
Downer's Grove, IL

2012 - 2013 Meeting Schedule


 September 7, 2012
 Jennifer Wilken
Considerations for a Woman's Retirement
Bohemian Garden Restaurant
Downer's Grove, IL
 October 5, 2012
 Dayna Johnson
Keys to Maximizing Successful Cross-Gender Communication
Jedi's Restaurant and Grill
Oak Lawn, IL
 November 11, 2012
Social Event  

Social Event!
High Tea in Downtown Chicago

Russian Tea Time
Chicago, IL
 December 14, 2013
Joint with ACS
 Matt Young
The Science of Brewing Beer

Fountain Blue Banquets
Des Plaines, IL
 February 1, 2013    
Alanah Fitch
A History of Lead and Humanity   

Palace Cantonese Restaurant
Morton Grove, IL
 March 1, 2013    
Dayna Johnson
Keys to Maximizing Successful Cross-Gender Communication
Jedi's Restaurant and Grill
Oak Lawn, IL
April 5, 2013  
Member Initiation
JinJa Birkenbeuel
Be curious. Believe you are creative. Network. Listen. Make connections for yourself and others

Benée Brown
Advancement Exists Outside of Your Zone of Comfort
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
  May 3, 2013 Dr. John Kelly
Effects of Urbanization on Microbial Communities in Lotic Ecosystems

The Parthenon Restaurant
Chicago, IL

2011 – 2012 Meeting Schedule

 

September 9, 2011

Dr. Alice Stuhlmacher

Negotiating While Female

The Bank Restaurant

Wheaton, IL

October 7, 2011

 Dr. Joni Marin

Benedictine Museum

Benedictine University

Lisle, IL

November 11, 2011

Member Initiation

Michelle Personick

Nanoparticle science

DePaul University,

Chicago, IL

December 9, 2011

Joint with ACS

 

 

February 3, 2012

Joint with SWE

Dr. Ronald Koch,

Personal Care Products

Clearview Restaurant,

Alsip, IL

March 31, 2012

Undergraduate Student Symposium

Dr. Ilze Berzins

Keynote Speaker

 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

April 21, 2012

Saturday Social Event

Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie

 Fermilab

May 11, 2012

Dr. Dale Kempf

Abbot Laboratory

 Palace Cantonese Restaurant

Morton Grove, IL

 

2010 – 2011 Meeting Schedule

 

September 11, 2010

High Tea in Chicago

Russian Tea Time

Chicago, IL

October 1, 2010

 Dr. Gretchen Shearer

Adventures in Chemistry Outreach

Bohemian Garden

Downers Grove, IL

November 12, 2010

Member Initiation

Dr. Audra Karalius

Sara Lee Corporation

Incorporating Sustainable Practices Into Your Business

DePaul University,

Chicago, IL

December 10, 2010

Joint with ACS

 

Holiday Inn,

Willowbrook, IL

February 4, 2011

Seminar by speakers from Pure Health and Wellness on Allergies, Colds and the Flu  

 Benedictine University,

Lisle, IL

March 12, 2011

Undergraduate Student Symposium

Catherine Woytowicz,

Keynote Speaker

The Several (Very Different) Careers I have Pursued

 DePaul University

Chicago, IL

April 8, 2011

Joint with SWE

Dr. Neil Blair

The Deep Water Gulf Oil Spill: Lessons Learned

 Clearveiw Restaurant,

Alsip, IL

May 13, 2011

Sanford Angelos

Forensic Chemistry: the Real CSI

 

 

2009 – 2010 Meeting Schedule

 

September 11, 2009

Dr. Vivian Sullivan

Analysis of Spent Nuclear Fuel

Gusto Italiano Ristorante

Glenview, IL

October 2, 2009

Dr. Laura Gruss

How, When, and Where Did Modern Human Behavior Arise?

Benedictine University

Lisle, IL

November 6, 2009

Member Initiation

 

De Paul University

Chicago, IL

December 4, 2009

Joint with ACS

 

Holiday Inn,

Willowbrook, IL

February 12, 2010

Patricia Lahorra-Rickett

Understanding Nonmechanistic, Heirarchal and Spiritual Identity in the Latina Teen: Group Identity, Female Peer Groups and Retention Rates in U.S. Classrooms

St. Xavier University

Chicago, IL

March 27, 2010

Undergraduate Student Symposium

Dr. Diane Graziano, Keynote

Advancing Energy Sustainability – Faster, Cheaper and Smarter

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

April 17, 2010

Social Event – Chicago Botanical Gardens

Chicago, IL

May 7, 2010

Dr. Sharada Buddha

C Lysozyme-like Protein on the Cell Surface of Human Sperm and Fertility

Molex, Inc.

Lisle, IL

 

2008 – 2009 Meeting Schedule

 

September 12, 2008

Dr. Eugene Losey

Wine: Production, Chemistry and Tasting

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL

October 10, 2008

Gayle Lopez

Networking - It's a Contact Sport

Bohemian Garden

Downers Grove, IL

November 14, 2008

Member Initiation

Dr. Rosalyn S. Padiyara

The Art (and Science!) behind Nature's Bounty: A look at Common Herbal Medicines

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

December 12, 2008

Joint with ACS

Dr. Sheila Bailey, NASA Missions to Mars - Past, Present and Future

Fountain Blue Banquets

Des Plaines, IL

February 6, 2009

Belinda Dust

Breast Health

Tresor Intimates

Naperville, IL

March 7, 2009

Undergraduate Student Symposium

Christie Klimas, Keynote speaker

Deforestation Studies in the Amazon Basin

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

April 3, 2009

Joint with SWE

Joseph F. Claire, P.E.

Green Building in Chicago

St. Xavier University

Chicago, IL

May 16, 2009

Joint with WCC/ACS

Great Lakes Regional Meeting

Lisa Balbes

Author of Nontraditional Careers for Chemists

Lincolnshire Resort Mariott

Lincolnshire, IL

 

2007 – 2008 Meeting Schedule

 

September 7, 2007

Dr. Beatrix Büdy

Shift the Paradigm!

McCrone Associates

Westmont, IL

October 5, 2007

Dr. Danielle Gray

Is there more to the structure than meets the eye?

Yan's Hunan Inn

Waukegan, IL

November 2, 2007

Dr. Francesca Casadio

The Art Institute of Chicago

Papaspiros Greek Taverna

Oak Park, IL

December 7, 2007

Joint with ACS

Dr. Peter J. Ludovice

Labcoats and Other Fashion Statements

Willowbrook Holiday Inn

Willowbrook, IL

February 1, 2008

Member Initiation

Jaqui Lynch

Home Computing Personal Security

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

March 7, 2008

Dr. Bindhu Varughese

Bimetallic Core-Shell Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

St. Xavier University

Chicago, IL

April 5, 2008

Undergraduate Student Symposium

Dr. Judy Bramble

Keynote Speaker

DePaul University

Chicago, IL

May 9, 2008

Joint with SWE

Janet Tramposch

Project Management

St. Xavier University

Chicago, IL

 

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