NOBCChE 39th Annual Conference | Washington, DC | September 25-28, 2012

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The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE ™) presents

Conference Program Book

39th Annual Conference Marriott Wardman Park Hotel 2660 Woodley Road, NW Washington, DC 20008 September 25th - 28th


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Table of Contents

Welcome Letters

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Hotel Layout

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Conference Sponsors

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General Conference Information

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Conference at a Glance

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NOBCChE Endowment Education Fund

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Program Schedule in Detail

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Workshop Descriptions

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Historical Distinguished Lectures

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Highlighted Conference Speakers

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2012 NOBCChE President’s Award Recipients

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2012 Exhibitors

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Future National Annual Conferences

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Planning Committee National Conference

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Welcome to the 39 Annual Conference from the NOBCChE National Board ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF President

Vice‐President

Secretary

Treasurer

Victor McCrary, Ph.D., EMTM, FASI

Judson Haynes, Ph.D.

Sharon J. Barnes, Ph.D., MBA/HRM, FASI

Dale Mack, BS, RSO

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Labs, Laurel, MD

The Procter and Gamble Company, Mason, OH

The Dow Chemical Company Freeport, TX

Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA

National Student Representative Garry Brown, MS, BS University of Mississippi Oxford, MS

Midwest Regional Chair

Northeast Regional Chair

Keyla L. Brooks, Pharm.D.

Tommie Royster, Ph.D.

Southeast Regional Chair

Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, IN

Rochester, NY

Miquel Antoine, Ph.D.

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab,Laurel, MD

Southwest Regional Chair

West Regional Chair

Melvin Poulson, BS

Isom Harrison, MS, BS

Schering‐Plough Animal Health, Baton Rouge, LA

Lawrence Livermore Natl. Lab Livermore, CA, Houston, TX

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Ella Davis, MBA, BS, Member at Large

G. Dale Wesson, Ph.D. Member at Large

Center Square, PA

Woburn, MA

South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC

Ronald Lewis II, Ph.D. Member at Large

Bernice Green, BS

Sherine O’Bare, Ph.D. Member at Large

Bobby Wilson, Ph.D.,FASI, Perry Catchings, Sr. MS, Chairman MBA, Texas Southern University Vice Chairman Prime Organics, Inc. Filomena Califano, Ph.D. Member at Large St. Francis College New York, New York

Member at Large

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati La Jolla, CA

Spelman College Atlanta, GA

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Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI


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A MESSAGE FROM LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR ANTHONY G. BROWN September 2012

Dear Friends: It is my pleasure to welcome you to the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers’ (NOBCChE) 39th Annual Conference, themed STEMulating Innovation and Economic Growth Through Diversity. In this ever-changing economic climate, it is more important than ever to connect with fellow colleagues and exchange ideas. Bringing together African American scientists and engineers from around the country, the NOBCChE national conference serves as the ultimate opportunity for networking, fostering new ideas, sharing research and connecting with prospective employers. For 40 years, NOBCChE has been providing a strong platform and support system for African Americans in the science and technology fields. Every day, NOBCChE members are offering innovative solutions to some of the toughest challenges we face as a Nation. Through professional growth opportunities like this conference, you continue to prove your dedication to enhancing our diverse workforce. Governor O’Malley and I continue to support our life science and technology industries because we believe research and innovation are key factors in creating jobs, expanding opportunity, and giving more Marylanders a chance at a better quality of life. By bringing national conferences like NOBCChE to our region, we can share knowledge and research to generate promising partnerships as we move forward. Thus, on behalf of all Marylanders, I send my best wishes for a successful conference. Sincerely,

Anthony G. Brown




N BCChE ®

® National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

On behalf of the 2012 NOBCChE National Planning Committee, I welcome you to the 39th Annual Conference in Washington, DC. After a tradition of holding our meetings in the Spring, this year we have migrated the meeting to the Fall. We anticipate this meeting will deliver the same level of energy, excitement, and opportunity to learn, network and grow. The theme of this year’s conference is “Stemulating Innovation & Economic Growth through Diversity”. Economic competitivenes in this global environment is a major challenge for America. Diversity in STEM fields is key to developing innovations which will enable America to be a leader in our knowledge based global econnomy. This year our technical sessions are centered on technology, innovation and education. This is highlighted by various talks of professionals in STEM fields. Many new young scienctist will present their contributions to scientific research at the university level. We hope that you attend as many sessions as your schedule allows and contribute to the scientific discussions.

Our goal is for the NOBCChE family to continue to grow and advance our mission of building an eminent cadre of people of color in science and technology. To that end, we hope that you become fully involved in this year’s conference and contribute to its success. We have a diverse and full line of technical sessions highlighting the work of top researchers in their professions, comprehensive Professional Development and dedicated Student Development programs and our nationally recognized Secondary Education programs centered on our teacher’s workshops and science fair/science bowl activities. Additionally, this year, we have added a one day college fair on Thursday, with the aim of reaching high school students and providing opportunities for them to pursue degrees in the STEM fields. We encourage you to attend our one day career fair on Wednesday with many Corporate, Government, and University exhibitors in attendance. This is sure to provide opportunities for both employers and jobseekers in a difficult transitioning economy. Get Involved, Become a Part of the Solution, Enjoy the Conference and Enjoy Washington DC!!

President Victor McCrary, Ph.D., EMTM, FASI Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Labs Laurel, MD Vice-President Judson Haynes, Ph.D. The Procter and Gamble Company Mason, OH

Secretary Sharon J. Barnes, Ph.D., MBA/HRM, FASI The Dow Chemical Company Freeport, TX Treasurer Dale Mack, BS, RSO Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA National Student Representative Garry Brown, MS, BS University of Mississippi Oxford, MS Midwest Regional Chair Keyla L. Brooks, Pharm.D. Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, IN Northeast Regional Chair Tommie Royster, Ph.D. Rochester, NY Southeast Regional Chair Miquel Antoine, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Laurel, MD Southwest Regional Chair Melvin Poulson, BS Schering-Plough Animal Health Baton Rouge, LA West Regional Chair Isom Harrison, MS, BS Lawrence Livermore Natl. Lab Livermore, CA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Bobby Wilson, Ph.D., FASI, Chairman Texas Southern University Houston, TX Perry Catchings, Sr. MS, MBA, Vice Chairman Prime Organics, Inc. Woburn, MA Ella Davis, MBA, BS, Member at Large NOBCChE Member at Large Center Square, PA G. Dale Wesson, Ph.D., Member at Large South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC Filomena Califano, Ph.D., Member at Large St. Francis College New York, New York Ronald Lewis II, Ph.D. Member at Large Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati La Jolla, CA Bernice Green, BS, Member at Large Spelman College Atlanta, GA Sherine O’Bare, Ph.D., Member at Large Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI

Sharon Kennedy, PhD Conference Chair P.O. Box 77040 Washington, DC 20013-77480 800-776-1419

www.nobcche.org


N BCChE ®

® National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

President Victor McCrary, Ph.D., EMTM, FASI Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Labs Laurel, MD Vice-President Judson Haynes, Ph.D. The Procter and Gamble Company Mason, OH

Garry Brown, Jr. NOBCChE National Student Representative 2012-2014

Secretary Sharon J. Barnes, Ph.D., MBA/HRM, FASI The Dow Chemical Company Freeport, TX Treasurer Dale Mack, BS, RSO Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA National Student Representative Garry Brown, MS, BS University of Mississippi Oxford, MS Midwest Regional Chair Keyla L. Brooks, Pharm.D. Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, IN

The theme for this year’s Annual Meeting is “STEMulating Innovation and Economic Growth Through Diversity”, and it aligns well with the mission of our organization. The challenges of achieving economic growth require diverse and innovative approaches which involve critical thinking skills. One element of NOBCChE’s mission is ensuring that there is a steady stream of professionals and students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines whose diverse talents will generate economic growth through their innovative contributions.

Northeast Regional Chair Tommie Royster, Ph.D. Rochester, NY Southeast Regional Chair Miquel Antoine, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Laurel, MD Southwest Regional Chair Melvin Poulson, BS Schering-Plough Animal Health Baton Rouge, LA West Regional Chair Isom Harrison, MS, BS Lawrence Livermore Natl. Lab Livermore, CA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

This conference offers many opportunities for students of all ages to further develop their skills. The resume writing workshop will enable students to sharpen their resumes before participating in the Career Fair. Other workshops will be the forums for addressing issues that impact personal and professional development. The technical sessions have been set up as a platform for identifying key growth areas in science, engineering and technology. Use the receptions as a time to meet your peers and renown scientists and engineers from across the country. Visit the Science Bowl competitions and encourage the pre-college students to pursue a STEM career. We want you to enjoy Washington, DC as well! Welcome to NOBCChE-AM 39!

P.O. Box 77040 Washington, DC 20013-77480 800-776-1419

www.nobcche.org

Bobby Wilson, Ph.D., FASI, Chairman Texas Southern University Houston, TX Perry Catchings, Sr. MS, MBA, Vice Chairman Prime Organics, Inc. Woburn, MA Ella Davis, MBA, BS, Member at Large NOBCChE Member at Large Center Square, PA G. Dale Wesson, Ph.D., Member at Large South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC Filomena Califano, Ph.D., Member at Large St. Francis College New York, New York Ronald Lewis II, Ph.D. Member at Large Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati La Jolla, CA Bernice Green, BS, Member at Large Spelman College Atlanta, GA Sherine O’Bare, Ph.D., Member at Large Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI


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Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank You for Contributing to the Overall Success of our Conference –We salute you!

3M A.P. Kennedy Family Fund Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) American Chemical Society (ACS) American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) Argonne National Laboratory Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Auburn University* Bayer BioPhysical Society Black Data Processors Association (BDPA) Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University COACh Colgate‐Palmolive Company Cornell University Corning Incorporated Dow Chemical Company Dow Corning DuPont Corporation

Exxon Mobil Florida A&M University George Mason University Georgia Institute of Technology Gilead Sciences GlaxoSmithKline Hamilton College HJ Heinz Company Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection Howard University Iowa State University Jackson State University Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Life Technologies Louisiana State University Lubrizol Martin University Massachusetts Institute of Technology* Merck & Company MillerCoors Eden Brewery Morehouse School of Medicine Morgan State University National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

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Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA), Office of Education National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) National Science Foundation (NSF) National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) National Technical Association (NTA) New Scientist Norfolk State University NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation Oak Ridge Associated Universities Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Maryland Office Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Office of the Secretary of Defense Procter & Gamble (P&G) Purdue University Rice University S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Scripps Research Institute* Society for Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Texas A&M University Texas Southern University

The Citadel Military College of South Carolina The City College of New York/CUNY UNCF Special Program Corporation Union of Concerned Scientists University of California, Davis University of Iowa University of Maryland Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Maryland, College Park* University of Massachusetts, Amherst* University of New Mexico University of Notre Dame University of Oregon* University of Pennsylvania* University of Pittsburgh University of South Florida University of Washington US Army Corp of Engineers US Coast Guard US Department of Energy, National Energy Laboratory US Environmental Protection Agency Vanderbilt University Washington University in St. Louis* Western Michigan University Williams College

* Technology Education Partner (TEP) 2


General Conference Information

General Conference Registration Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Exhibitor Registration Tuesday Wednesday Thursday For Exhibitors Exhibitor Set‐up Exhibitor Meeting Exhibitor Tear‐down

Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday

For College Fair Exhibitors Exhibitor Set‐up Thursday Exhibitor Tear‐down Thursday

2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM 8:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM 8:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM 8:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM 8:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM

Registration AB Registration AB Registration AB Registration AB Registration AB

11:00 AM ‐ 6:00 PM 8:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM 8:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM

Atrium Atrium Registration AB

1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM 5:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM

Exhibit Hall C Exhibit Hall C Exhibit Hall C

7:00 AM ‐ 8:30 AM 1:30 PM ‐ 3:30 PM

Exhibit Hall C Exhibit Hall C

For Poster Presenters Poster Setup Wednesday Poster Setup Wednesday

10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM 6:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM

Exhibit Hall C Exhibit Hall C

For Award Winners Award Winners Reception with Executive Board

Friday

6:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Presidental Suite

For Assistance during the Conference Send email to: conference@nobcche.org

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Conference Agenda

NOBCChE ™

Monday, September 24, 2012 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Scholarship Golf Outing and Fundraiser

11:30 am -- 1:30 pm

Minority Technical Organization Summit, Hoover

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Conference Registration, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Student Social Sponsored by Howard University, Coolidge

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

General Registration, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Teachers’ Workshop Sponsored by 3M and AAAS, Wilson AB

8:30 am – 11:30 am

Technical Session 1: Alternative Energy and Environmental Chemistry, Taft

8:30 am – 11:45 am

Technical Session 2: Analytical Chemistry, Taylor

8:30 am – 11:45 am

Technical Session 3: Organic Chemistry, Truman

9:30 am -- 10:00 am

Break Sponsored by University of Pennslyvania, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Student Development 1: Communication 101, Hoover

10:00 am -- 4:00 pm

Teachers’ Workshop Breakouts: Elementary School Teachers, Coolidge Middle School Teachers, Wilson C High School Teachers, Harding

11:00 am -- 6:00 pm

Exhibitor Registration, Atrium

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Opening Luncheon: State of the Organization, Dr. Victor McCrary, NOBCChE National President, Keynote Address: Dr. Dedric Carter, Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, National Science Foundation Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Henry Hill Lecture Sponsored by the Northeast Section of ACS Dr. Roderic Pettigrew, Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at NIH , Wilson AB

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Professional Development Workshop 1: Your First Academic Position-Understanding the Application Process, the Institutional Culture and the Expectations Dr. Isiah Warner, Louisiana State University and Dr. Daniela Kohen, Carleton College, McKinley

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Student Development 2: Interactive Resume Writing, Hoover

4:00 pm -- 6:00 pm

Student Development 2: Interactive Resume Writing Breakouts, Buchanan, Jefferson, Johnson, Truman, & Tyler

4:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Award Session 1: Lloyd Ferguson Memorial Lecture & Symposium, Taylor

4:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Panel Discussion 1: Strategies for Navigating LGBT Identity in Science Dr. Ron Buckmire, Occidental College; Dr.Vallesha Parker, Battelle Memorial Institute; Dr. Deauna Webb, University of Massachusetts Amherst;and Genesis Berlanga, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Hoover

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Exhibitors’ Meeting, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opening Reception Sponsored by Life Technologies, Wilson AB

Network, Catch Up with Colleagues and Meet New Friends!


NOBCChE ™

Conference Agenda Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Visit the Career Fair!

Photo Credits (top to bottom): Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Destination DC, Carol Pratt

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

General Registration, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer

8:00 am -- 4:00 pm

Exhibitor Registration, Atrium

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Award Session 2: Undergraduate Research Competition Program Sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive, Lubrizol, and AP Kennedy Fund, McKinley

9:00 am -- 10:00 am

Professional Development Workshop 2: U.S. Government Research Positions - Navigating & Securing Federal Employment, Richard Gudnitz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Dr. Migdalia Goba, NIH, Harding

9:00 am – 11:30 am

Technical Session 4: Innovative Research Contributions from African Scientists, Truman

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Career Fair Expo, Exhibit Hall C

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Professional Development Workshop 3: Financial PlanningDerry Haywood, PFG Insurance and Employee Benefits, Harding

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Science Fair Sponsored by ACS, Atrium

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Professional Development Workshop 4: From the Benchtop to the Board Room-Technology Commercialization/ Technology Transfer for Federal Laboratories and Academic Institutions Moderated by Renard Green, The R2 Consulting Group, Harding

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Symposium 1: NOBCChE and African Scientists Collaborative Symposium Prof. Ivan Addae-Mensah, Dept. of Chemistry and former Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana, Dr. Daniel Ayo, Director, Raw Materials and Research and Development Council, Abuja, Nigeria, Prof. Kayode Denloye, Chemical Engineering Dept., University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, Prof. Nelson Torto, Head of Chemistry Dept., Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, Prof. Geoffrey Kamau, Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi, Kenya,, Sponsored by the Department of Defense, Hoover

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Collegiate Poster Session, Exhibit Hall C

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Professional Development Workshop 5: From the Benchtop to the Board Room-STEM-ulating Economic Growth Through Small Business Innovation Moderated by Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Shaw University, Harding

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

NOBCChE ConneXion Reception and Awards Sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive and the BioPhysical Society, Exhibit Hall C

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Science Competition Welcome Dinner, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom


Conference Agenda

NOBCChE ™

Thursday, September 27, 2012 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

General Registration, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

College Fair, Exhibit Hall C

8:30 am -- 11:45 am

Award Session 3: Henry McBay STEM Education Symposium, Truman

8:30 am -- 11:45 am

Technical Session 5: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Sponsored by Corning, Taft

8:30 am -- 12:00 pm

COACh Workshop: Professional Skills Training for Minority Graduate Students and Postdocs, Wilson A

9:00 am -- 10:15 am

Professional Development Workshop 6: STEMulating Your Career Through Professional Mentoring Dr. Howard Kea, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Harding

9:00 am – 11:45 am

Technical Session 6: Inorganic Chemistry, Taylor

9:00 am – 11:45 am

Student Development 3: Mock Interviews, TBA

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Science Bowl Competition Sponsored by ACS and Department of Defense, Washington and Lincoln Rooms, Exhibit Hall Level

10:30 am -- 12:00 pm

Professional Development Workshop 7: Social Media Boot Camp-Business Edition Eric C. Anderson, Scientifically Speaking, LLC, Harding

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Percy Julian Luncheon and Medals Ceremony Sponsored by Department of Defense, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

2:00 pm -- 3:30 pm

Professional Development Workshop 8: Exploring Alternative Career Paths-Non-Traditional Careers in STEM Dr. Alicia Clay Jones, Moderator, Booz Allen Hamilton, Brian Harris, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Dr. Emeka Nwankwo, Vertical Optimization and Henry N. Wixon, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Harding

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

COACh Workshop: COAChing Strong Women Faculty in the Art of Strategic Persuasion, Wilson A

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Student Development 4: Mock Interviews, TBA

3:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Technical Session 7: Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological Sciences, Taylor

4:30 pm -- 5:30 pm

Percy Julian Lecture, Dr. Carlton Truesdale, Corning, Hoover

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Women’s Reception (invitation only) Sponsored by ACS and COACh, Maryland Ballroom (Lobby Level)

7:00 pm -- 10:00 pm

Science Competition Dinner and Social, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

Stop by the Science Bowl


NOBCChE ™

Conference Agenda Friday, September 28, 2012

Join us in Indianapolis Oct. 1-4, 2013!

Photo Credits (top to bottom): Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Destination DC, Carol Pratt

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

General Registration, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Award Session 4: Graduate Student Fellowship Award SciMix, Truman

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Technical Session 8: Chemical & Process Engineering, Taft

8:30 am – 12:10 pm

Technical Session 9: Physical and Computational Chemistry, McKinley

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Professional Development Workshop 9: Science PolicyInitiating Innovation Through Analysis of Politics & Perspectives, Moderator Dr. Tiffani Bailey-Lash, NIH, Harding

9:00 am -- 11:00 am

Science Bowl Competition Finals sponsored by ACS and Department of Defense, Washington Rooms

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Symposium 2: Innovative Approaches to Pharmaceutical Development using QbD, Sponsored by Merck, Global Science Technology & Commercialization, Coolidge

10:30 am – 11:45 am

Technical Session 10: Atmospheric, Space and Planetary Sciences, Taft

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Science Competition Awards Luncheon, Keynote Address: Dr. Laura Stubbs, Director, Science & Technology Initiatives, Department of Defense, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Symposium 3: Empirical Studies on Women of Color in STEM, Harding

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Award Session 5: Winifred Burks-Houck Symposium Sponsored by CENTC, Harding

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner, Sponsored by Department of Defense Thurgood Marshall Ballroom


Technical Sessions At A Glance

Tuesday, September 25 8:30 AM ‐ 11:30 AM

Technical Session 1: Alternative Energy & Environmental Chemistry

Taft

8:30 AM ‐ 11:45 AM

Technical Session 2: Analytical Chemistry

Taylor

8:30 AM ‐ 11:45 AM

Technical Session 3: Organic Chemistry

Truman

1:45 PM ‐ 2:45 PM

Henry Hill Lecture

Wilson AB

4:00 PM ‐ 6:05 PM

Award Session 1: Lloyd Ferguson Memorial Lecture & Symposium

Taylor

4:15 PM ‐ 6:15 PM

Panel Discussion 1: Strategies for Navigating LGBT Idenity in Science

Hoover

Wednesday, September 26 8:30 AM ‐ 10:30 AM

Award Session 2: Undergraduate Research Competition Program

McKinley

9:00 AM ‐ 11:30 AM

Technical Session 4: Innovative Research Contributions from African Truman Scientists

3:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM

Scientific Exchange Poster Session

Exhibit Hall C

3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM

Symposium 1: African Scientists Panel

Hoover

Thursday, September 27 8:30 AM ‐ 12:05 AM

Technical Session 5: Advanced Materials and Nanotechology

Taft

9:00 AM ‐ 11:45 AM

Technical Session 6: Inorganic Chemistry

Taylor

8:30 AM ‐ 11:45 AM

Award Session 3: Henry McBay STEM Education Symposium

Truman

3:45 PM ‐ 5:45 PM

Technical Session 7: Biochemistry,Bioengineering, Biological Sciences

Taylor

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Percy Julian Award Lecture

Hoover

8:30 AM ‐ 10:30 AM

Award Session 4: Graduate Student Fellowship Award Sci Mix

Truman

8:30 AM ‐ 10:30 AM

Technical Session 8: Chemical & Process Engineering

Taft

8:30 AM ‐ 11:30AM

Technical Session 9: Physical and Computational Chemistry

McKinley

10:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM

Symposium 2: Innovative Approaches to Pharmaceutical Development using QbD Sponsored by Merck, Inc

Coolidge

10:30 AM ‐ 11:45 PM

Technical Session 10: Atmospheric, Space, and Planetary Sciences

Taft

1:30 PM ‐ 3:00 PM

Symposium 3: Empirical Studies on Women of Color in STEM

Harding

3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM

Award Session 5: Winifred Burkes‐Houck Symposium Sponsored by CENTC

Harding

Friday, September 28

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Workshops At A Glance

Tuesday, September 25 10:00 AM – 12:00 N

Student Development 1: Communication 101

Hoover

2:45 PM ‐ 4:00 PM

Professional Development 1: Your First Academic Position: Understanding Application Process, the Institutional Culture and the Expectations

McKinley

3:00 pm ‐‐ 3:45 pm

Student Development 2: Interactive Resume Writing

Hoover

4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM

Student Development 2: Interactive Resume Writing Breakouts

Various

Wednesday, September 26 9:00 AM ‐ 10:00 AM

Professional Development 2: US Government Research Positions‐ Navigating and Securing Federal Employment

Harding

10:30 AM ‐ 11:30 AM

Professional Development 3: Financial Planning

Harding

3:00 PM ‐‐ 5:00 PM

Professional Development 4: From the Benchtop to the Board Room‐‐Technology Commercialization/Technology Transfer to Federal Laboratories and Academic Institutions

Harding

5:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM

Professional Development 5: From the Benchtop to the Board Room‐‐STEMulating Economic Growth Through Small Business Innovation

Harding

Thursday, September 27 8:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM

COACh Graduate Student Workshop

Wilson A

9:00 AM ‐ 11:45 AM

Student Development 3: Mock Interviews

TBA

9:00 AM ‐ 10:15 AM

Professional Development Workshop 6: STEMulating your Career through Professional Mentoring

Harding

10:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM

Professional Development 7: Social Media Bootcamp‐Business Edition

Harding

2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM

COAChing Strong Women Faculty in the Art of Strategic Persuasion

Wilson A

2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM

Student Development 4: Mock Interviews

TBA

2:00 PM ‐ 3:30 PM

Professional Development Workshop 8: Exploring Alternative Career Harding Paths‐‐Non‐Traditional Careers in STEM

Friday, September 28 9:00 AM ‐ 10:30 AM

Professional Development Workshop 9: Science Policy‐Initiating Innovation through Analysis of Politics and Perspectives

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Harding


The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE ™) presents

NOBCChE 2012 Professional Development Series: Diverse Solutions to STEMulate Your Career INTERESTED IN A FACULTY POSITION? •

Learn about what it takes at: “Your First Academic Position: Understanding the Application Process, the Institutional Culture and the Expectations”

DO YOU HAVE AN INVENTION OR A PRODUCT READY FOR MARKET? Dr. Howard Kea, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, “STEM-ulating Your Career Through Professional Mentoring”

Understand the process at: “From the Benchtop to the Board Room: Technology Commercialization/Technology Transfer for Federal Laboratories and Academic Institutions”

SMALL BUSINESS OWNER? •

Richard Gudnitz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, “U.S. Government Research Positions - Navigating and Securing Federal Employment”

Find out how to positively impact the economy at: “From the Benchtop to the Board Room: STEM-ulating Economic Growth Through Small Business Innovation”

USING FACEBOOK, TWITTER OR LINKEDIN? •

Find out how to effectively use social media at: “Social Media Bootcamp: Business Edition”

ARE YOU A MENTOR OR MENTEE? •

Learn creative techniques that can benefit your career at: “STEM-ulating Your Career Through Professional Mentoring”

HOW DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR STEM DEGREE? Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Tea and Honey Blends “From the Benchtop to the Board Room: STEM-ulating Economic Growth Through Small Business Innovation”

Discover unique opportunities at: “Exploring Alternative Career Paths: Non-Traditional Careers in STEM”

DO YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW SCIENCE IMPACTS SOCIETY, GOVERNMENT RESEARCH LABS OR PRIVATE INDUSTRY? •

Learn valuable insights through a panel discussion at: “Science Policy: Initiating Innovation Through Analysis of Politics and Perspectives”

ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR A FEDERAL POSITION? Dr. Tiffani Bailey Lash, NIH “Science Policy: Initiating Innovation Through Analysis of Politics and Perspectives”

Learn the steps to take at: “U.S. Government Research Positions - Navigating and Securing Federal Employment”

Professional Development Workshops will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


NOBCChE Endowment Education Fund

We wish to thank members and friends of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers for their support and confidence in the future of NOBCChE by making a $500.00 or more tax deductible contribution to the NOBCChE Endowment Education Fund.

Debbie Allen

Bernice Green

Saundra Y. McGuire*

Mildred Allison

William Guillory*

Sidney McNairy

Denise Barnes

Jonathan K. Hale

Lynn Melton

Sharon J. Barnes*

James Harris

Philip Merchant

Iona Black*

Bruce Harris*

Reginald E. Mitchell

Henry T. Brown

Ivory Herbert

William V. Ormond*

Winifred Burks‐Houck

Kenneth W Hicks

James A. Porter

Virlyn Burse*

Neville Holder*

Cordelia M. Price*

Joseph N. Cannon

Isaac B. Horton, III

Marquita Qualls*

Callista Chukwunenye

Donald A. Hudson

Janet B. Reid

Robert L. Countryman

Charles R. Hurt

Leonard E. Small*

Andrew Crowe*

William M. Jackson*

Florence P. Smith

Darrell Davis

Madeleine Jacobs*

Michael Stallings*

Anthony L. Dent*

Ella L. Kelly

Clarence Tucker*

Lawrence E. Doolin*

Sharon Kennedy*

Benjamin Wallace*

Linneaus Dorman*

Christopher Kinard

Charles Washington

Fannie Posey Eddy

Anita Osborne‐Lee

Joseph Watson

James Evans, Sr.

George Lester, Jr.

Billy Williams

Lloyd Ferguson

William A Lester, Jr.

Keith B. Williams

Lonnie Fogel

Mallinkrodt Chemical Inc.

Reginald Willingham

Lloyd Freeman

Willie May

Bobby Wilson

Eddie Gay

Jefferson McCowan*

Andrea Young*

Joseph Gordon*

Victor R. McCrary*

* Contributed more than $500.00

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NOBCChE Endowment Education Fund

We wish to thank members and friends of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers for their support and confidence in the future of NOBCChE, and for their tax deductible contribution to the NOBCChE Endowment Education Fund.

Adegboye Adeyeno Keith Alexander Verlinda Allen Eugene Alsandor Roseanne Anderson Victor Atiemo‐Obeng Benny Askew, Jr. Breeana Baker Joseph Barnes Tegwyn L. Berry Alfred Bishop Jeanette E. Brown Nora Butler‐Briant James Burke Jacqueline Calhoun Lashanda Carter Antoine Carty Sonya Caston Perry Catchings, Jr. Aldene Chambles John J. Chapman Esteban Chornet Reginald A. Christy Regina V. Clark James Clifton Edward Coleman George Collins Carma Cook James E. Cotton Garry S. Crosson Reuben Daniel Kowetha Davidson Ella Davis

Thomas Davis Thomas Dill Gerald Ellis Lisa Batiste‐Evans Pat Fagbayi Edward Flabe Edward E. Flagg Dawn Fox Joe Franklin Russell Franklin Issac Gamwo John W. Garner Cornelia Gilyard Murrell Godfrey Robert Gooden Warren E. Gooden Valerie Goss Etta Gravely Bernice Green Garry Grossman Keith V. Guinn Everett B. Guthrie Micheal Gyamerah Gene S. Hall James Hamilton John Harkless Kinesha Harris April Harrison Isom Harrison Rogers E. Harry‐Oruru Lincoln Hawkins Ronald Haynes Derry Haywood 12

Ronald L. Henry Leonard Holley Sydana R. Hollins Smallwood Holoman, Jr. Brenda S. Holmes Mo Hunsen Nikisha Hunter Bernard Jackson Donald Jackson Evelyn P. Jackson Kim Jackson Kyle Jackson Raymond James Allene Johnson Elijah Johnson Harry Johnson Paula Johnson Saphronia Johnson Emmett Jones Evy Jones Jennifer A. Jones Jesse Jones Timothy Jones Thomas C. Jones Verlinda Jordan Jimmie Julian Otis Kems Karen A. Kennedy Kirby Kirksey Rachel Law Mia Laws Lester A. Lee Cynthia R. Leslie


NOBCChE Endowment Education Fund

Ronald Lewis, II Norman Loney Steve Lucas Alex Maasa Dale H. Mack George S. Mack Robert McAllister Aliecia McClain Gerald McCloud Jefferson McCowan Walter McFall Dawn McLaurin Linda Mead‐Tollin Janice Meeks Charles W. Merideth M. P. Moon Damon Mitchell Robert Murff Harvey Myers Joycelyn Nelson Tina Newsome James Nichols Kenneth Norton Bunmi Ogunkeye Steven B. Ogunwumi Mobolaji O. Olwinde Chinwe Onuorah Kofi Oppong Soni Oyekan Beverly Paul James Pearce James Pearson Tony L. Perry Howard Peters Mwita V. Phelps Walter G. Phillips

Louis Pierce Sonya Caston Pierre Wendell Plain Charles A. Plinton Rachel Poss Melvin Poulson Jamacia Prince Daniel Reuben Daryl Robinson Mary Robinson Press Robinson Anne Roby Tommie Royster Albert E. Russell Franklin Russell Jason Saavedron Tova Samuels Clark Scales Billy Scott Melva Scott Robert Shepard James P Shoffner Keroline M. Simmonds Tiffany Simpson Milton Sloan Karen Speights ‐ Diggs Oreoluwa Sofekun Lucius Stephenson Wilford Stewart Grant St. Julian Richard Sullivan Donald Taylor Dameyun Thompson Albert Thompson Ezra Totton Jorge Valdes 13

Grant Venerable Cheryl A. Vockins Benjamin Wallace Emmanuel Waddell Joseph W. Watson Samuel von Winbush Gerald Walker Leon C. Warner Michael Washington Odiest Washington Ben Watson Joseph W. Watson Helen P. White Ronald H. White Thomas Whitt Leonard Wilmen Harold Lloyd Williams Laura C. Williams Joe Williams Raymond Williams Jeremy Willis Sean Wright Sandra Wyatt


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Program Schedule Tuesday, September 25

Special Programs 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Break Sponsored by University of Pennsylvania Department of Chemistry Location: Thurgood, Marshall Ballroom Foyer

12:00 N – 1:30 PM

Welcome & Opening Luncheon (ticketed) State of the Organization - Victor McCrary, National President Keynote Speaker: Dedric Carter, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives, National Science Foundation Location: Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Henry Hill Lecture Keynote Speaker: Roderic Pettigrew, M.D., Ph.D., National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institute of Health Sponsored by Northeast Section of ACS Location: Wilson AB

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Opening and Exhibitor Welcome Reception Sponsored by Life Technologies Location: Wilson AB

Workshops 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Teachers’ Workshop Opening Session Location: Wilson AB

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Teachers’ Workshops Sponsored by 3M, AAAS, CAPS, and NOBCChE Locations: Coolidge (Elementary), Wilson C (Middle School), Harding (High School)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Student Development 1: Communication 101 Ella Davis, NOBCChE Executive Board Member-At-Large Garry Brown, NOBCChE National Student Representative Location: Hoover

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Professional Development Workshop 1: Your First Academic Position: Understanding Application Process, the Institutional Culture and the Expectations Isiah Warner, Ph.D., Louisiana State University Daniela Kohen, Ph.D., Carelton College Location: McKinley

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Student Development 2: Interactive Resume Writing Location: Hoover

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Student Development 2: Interactive Resume Writing Breakouts Locations: Hoover, Tyler, Truman, Johnson, Buchanan

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Program Schedule Tuesday, September 25

Technical Sessions, Symposia and Panel Discussions Technical Session 1 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Alternative Energy & Environmental Chemistry Session Chair: Malinda Gilmore, PhD, Alabama A&M University Location: Taft

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

MERCURY SPECIATION AND TRACE ELEMENTS IN SEDIMENT FROM COLD SEEPS IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO Garry Brown Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi, University, MS ENERGY-ENVIRO 001

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

PERFLUOROCARBON TRACER PERMEATION (PFT) STUDY ON SILICONE AND URETHANE ELASTOMERS George Armstrong Department of Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS ENERGY-ENVIRO 002

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

WISE GRID SOLUTIONS ENERGY RELATED PIPELINE TRAINING Corey Dickens Curriculum Development and Outreach, Wise Grid Solutions, Washington DC ENERGY-ENVIRO 003

9:40 AM- 10:05 AM

ICPMS ANALYSIS OF BIO AND ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS OF TRACE METALS IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT Terrell Gibson Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX ENERGY-ENVIRO 004

10:05 AM- 10:15 AM

BREAK

10:15 AM- 10:40 AM

THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE COMMON MILKWEED (ASCLEPIAS SYRIACA), “THE WHEAT FARMER’S NIGHTMARE”, NOW A NEW INDUSTRIAL CROP Rogers Harry-O'kuru Bio-Oils Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Peoria, IL ENERGY-ENVIRO 005

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

WATER NANO-HYDRODYNAMICS: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN BOUNDARY VISCOSITY, SLIP AND SURFACE WETTABILITY Deborah Ortiz-Young Department of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA ENERGY-ENVIRO 006

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

DYE GUMBOS AND NANOGUMBOS AS PHOTOSENSITIZERS FOR APPLICATION IN DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS Atiya Jordan Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA ENERGY-ENVIRO 007

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Program Schedule Tuesday, September 25 Technical Session 2 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM Analytical Chemistry Session Chair: Renã Robinson, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Location: Taylor

8:30 AM- 8:50 AM

CHARACTERIZING OXIDATIVELY-MODIFIED PROTEIN ISOMERS AND CONFORMERS WITH MASS SPECTROMETRY (MS) AND ION MOBILITYMS Renã Robinson Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA ANA 001

8:50 AM- 9:10 AM

ANALYSIS OF POLY(LACTIC-CO-GLYCOLIC ACID) REPEATING SEQUENCE COPOLYMERS Tara Meyer Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA ANA 002

9:10 AM- 9:30 AM

SIMPLIFIED SYNTHESIS OF MODIFIED FLUOROCARBON SURFACTANTS FOR DROPLET MICROFLUIDICS APPLICATIONS Cheryl DeJournette Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Auburn University, Auburn, AL ANA 003

9:30 AM- 9:50 AM

DEMONSTRATION OF SUBMERSIBLE HIGH-THROUGHPUT MICROFLUIDIC IMMUNOSENSORS FOR UNDERWATER EXPLOSIVES DETECTION Andre Adams Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC ANA 004

9:50 AM- 10:00 AM

BREAK

10:00 AM- 10:20 AM

A STATISTICALLY-VALIDATED PROTEOMIC PLATFORM FOR ROBUST LABEL-FREE QUANTIFICATION USING SPECTRAL COUNTING Carthene R. Bazemore-Walker Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI ANA 005

10:20 AM- 10:40 AM

FINGERPRINTING OF CATFISH USING ELEMENTAL PROFILES DETERMINED BY INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA MASS SPECTROMETRY AND CATEGORIZED BY CHEMOMETRICS Lorlyn Reidy Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,University of Mississippi, University, MS ANA 006

10:40 AM- 11:00 AM

DETERMINING DIFFERENCES IN VIRAL ASSEMBLY USING OXIDATIVE LABELING AND MASS SPECTROMETRY Lisa Jones Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN ANA 007

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Program Schedule Tuesday, September 25 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

REACTION DYNAMICS OF URANYL(VI) MONOMERS AND CLUSTERS IN AQUEOUS SOLUTION Rene Johnson Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA ANA 008

11:20 AM- 11:40 AM

CHARACTERIZATION OF MIXED MULTILAYERS FORMED BY MOLECULAR SELF-ASSEMBLY Tina Brower Department of Chemical Engineering, Howard University, Washington, DC ANA 009

Technical Session 3 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM Organic Chemistry Session Chair: Michelle Gaines, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University Location: Truman

8:30 AM- 8:50 AM

AGGREGATION-DEAGGREGATION OF HALOGENATED ANTHRACENE CARBOXYLIC ACIDS Josette Seibles Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Berkeley College, Wagner College, Piscataway, NJ ORG 001

8:50 AM- 9:10 AM

SYNTHESIS OF BRIDGED CALIX[4]ARENES BY SELECTIVE FUNCTIONALIZATION AT THE LOWER RIM Shimelis Hailu Department of Chemistry, Howard University, Washington, DC ORG 002

9:10 AM- 9:30 AM

SYNTHESIS OF 2'-FLUORINATED NUCLEOTIDES AS PROBES OF DNA REPAIR GLYCOSYLASES JohnPatrick Rogers Department of Chemistry, University of California Davis, Davis, CA ORG 003

9:30 AM- 9:50 AM

UNDERSTANDING THE MECHANISM AND RATE OF PHOTORELEASE OF TRANS P-METHOXYPHENYLVINYLHYDROXY DERIVATIVES AS NOVEL PHOTOREMOVABLE PROTECTING GROUPS VIA TRANS‐CIS ISOMERISM Sujan Sarkar Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH ORG 004

9:50 AM- 10:00 AM

BREAK

10:00 AM- 10:20 AM

MULTIVALENT CARBOHYDRATE-PROTEIN BINDING ON SURFACES WITH DEFINED DENSITY AND VALENCY THAT MIMICS CELLULAR MEMBRANES Irene Abia Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN ORG 005

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Program Schedule Tuesday, September 25 10:20 AM- 10:40 AM

DEVELOPMENT OF A SEMICARBAZONE AS COLORIMETRIC FLUORIDE AND CYANIDE SENSOR Yousef Hijji Department of Chemistry, Morgan State University ORG 006

10:40 AM- 11:00 AM

DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF [1,2,4]-TRIAZINES AS METABOTROPIC GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR SUBTYPE 5 ANTAGONISTS Moses Gichinga Center for Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC ORG 007

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

SYNTHESIS, NICOTINIC ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTOR BINDING AND ANTINOCICEPTIVE PROPERTIES OF 2'-FLUORO-3'-(SUBSTITUTED PHENYL AND PYRIDINE)DESCHLOROEPIBATIDINE ANALOGUES Pauline Ondachi Center for Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC ORG 008

11:20 AM- 11:40 AM

1H AND 13C NMR REVEAL THE IMPACT STEROCHEMISTRY PLAYS ON BLOCK COPOLYMER SELF-ASSEMBLY FOR CHIRAL-HELICAL POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES CONTAINING GRAPHENE OXIDE NANORIBBONS Michelle Gaines Department of Chemistry & Center for Functional Nanoscale Materials (CFNM), Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta GA ORG 009

Award Session 1 4:00 PM – 6:15 PM Lloyd Ferguson Memorial Lecture & Award Symposium: Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Delivery, & Natural Products Session Chair: Roderquita Moore, PhD, USDA Forest Service Location: Taylor

4:00 PM- 4:25 PM

Lloyd Ferguson Young Scientist Awardee

CHEMISTRY LEGOLAND: CATALYTIC ANNULATION APPROACHES TO ACCESS DIVERSE MOLECULAR COMPLEXITY IN SMALL MOLECULE SYNTHESIS Stefan France Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA MED-Chem 001

4:25 PM- 4:45 PM

ANTIVIRAL DRUG DISCOVERY - FIGHTING (-)-SSRNA VIRUSES Dana Lashley Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Auburn University, Auburn, AL MED-Chem 002

4:45 PM - 5:05 PM

NANOPARTICLES DERIVED FROM PHOSPHONIUM-DYSPROSIUM COMPOUNDS WITH TUMOR TARGETING PROPERTIES Paul Magut Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA MED-Chem 003

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Program Schedule Tuesday, September 25 5:05 PM- 5:25 PM

SIRNA BINDING AND PHOTOCLEAVAGE OF CATIONIC POLYMERS FOR CONTROLLED NUCLEIC ACID DELIVERY Abbygail Palmer Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE MED-Chem 004

5:25 PM- 5:45 PM

RAPID, ISOMER-SPECIFIC GLYCAN PROFILING APPLIED TO OVARIAN CANCER BIOMARKER DISCOVERY Cynthia Williams Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA MED-Chem 005

5:45 PM - 6:05 PM

NATURAL PHARMACEUTICAL MOLECULAR LIBRARY: TREE DERIVED HIGH VALUE CHEMICALS FROM WOOD Roderquita Moore Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, USDA, Madison, WI MED-Chem 006

Panel Discusion 1 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM Strategies for Navigating LGBT Identity in Science Presented by NOBCChE, the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP), and the ACS PROF Subdivision for Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies Moderator: Stephanie R. Miller, University of Maryland College Park Location: Hoover

A diverse panel of scientists, engineers, and students who are “out” as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) will share strategies on navigating a career in the chemical sciences as LGBT individuals. Professional societies and foundations that provide community and mentorship for LGBT scientists and students will be reviewed. Panelists: Genesis Berlanga, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Dr. Ron Buckmire, Occidental College Dr. Vallesha Parker, Battelle Memorial Institute Dr. Deauna Webb, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26

Special Programs 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Career Fair Expo Location: Exhibit C/B South

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Science Fair Competition Location: Atrium

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

NOBCChE ConneXion Reception & Awards Sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive Location: Exhibit Hall C

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Science Competitions Welcome Dinner Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Kirchhoff, Director of the American Chemical Society Education Division, ACS Science Bowl and Science Fair Participants, Coaches & Families Only Location: Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

Workshops 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Professional Development 2: US Government Research Positions--Navigating and Securing Federal Employment Richard Gudnitz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Dr. Migdalia Goba, National Institute of Health Location: Harding

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Professional Development 3: Financial Planning Derry L. Haywood, II, The Peninsula Financial Group Location: Harding

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Professional Development 4: From the Benchtop to the Board Room-Technology Commercialization/Technology Transfer to Federal Laboratories and Academic Institutions Renard Green, The R2 Consulting Group Location: Harding

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Professional Development 5: From the Benchtop to the Board Room-STEMulating Economic Growth Through Small Business Innovation Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Tea and Honey Blends Location: Harding

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26

Technical Sessions, Award Symposia and Panel Discussions Award Session 2 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM NOBCChE Undergraduate Award Competition Sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive, Lubrizol, and the AP Kennedy Fund Location: McKinley

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Winifred Burks-Houck Undergraduate Awardee OPTIMIZING THE PERFORMANCE OF II-VI-BASED THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS FABRICATED WITH ELEMENTAL VAPOR TRANSPORT AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURES (EVTAP) Trishelle M. Copeland-Johnson Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL URC 001

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Colgate Palmolive Company Undergraduate Awardee RURAL COMMUNITY DRINKING WATER IN ALABAMA: IMPACTS ON HUMAN HEALTH Shannon Hines Department of Chemistry, Alabama A&M University, Normal Alabama URC 002

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

AP Kennedy Undergraduate Awardee UNDERSTANDING THE LIPID BIOSYNTHETIC PATHWAY IN CHLAMYDOMONAS REINHARDTII WITH DETERMINISTIC KINETIC MODELING Scott Johnson Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD URC 003

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Lubrizol Corporation Undergraduate Awardee NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS FOR CATALYTIC CONVERSION OF BIORENEWABLES INTO COMMODITY CHEMICALS Noah Masika Department of Chemistry, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI URC 004

Technical Session 4 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Innovative Research Contributions from African Scientists Session Chair: Emmanuel A. Dada, PhD, ChemProcess Technologies Location : Truman

9:00 AM - 9:25 AM

DEVELOPMENT OF COLORIMETRIC PROBES BASED ON ELECTROSPUN FIBERS Nelson Torto Department of Chemistry, Rhodes University, Grahamstown AFR 001

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 COUNTERFEIT AND SUBSTANDARD ANTIMALARIAL DRUGS AND HEALTH-CARE DELIVERY IN AFRICA

9:25 AM - 9:50 AM

Ivan Addae-Mensah Department of Chemistry, University of Ghana AFR 002

DEVELOPING COUNTRY PERSPECTIVE: WHERE ARE WE, WHERE DO WE WANT TO GO AND HOW DO WE GET THERE? ARE THERE AVAILABLE SHORT CUTS

9:50 AM - 10:15 AM

Geoffrey N. Kamau Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi AFR 003

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

DEVELOPMENT OF PROCESS AND PROCESS EQUIPMENT DESIGN SOFTWARE UTILIZING CONCEPT OF PLUG-INS: ROLES FOR NOBCCHE AND NSCHE Daniel B. Ayo Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria AFR 004

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

EFFECTIVE INSTITUTIONAL COLLABORATION – PERSPECTIVE FROM NIGERIA A. O. Denloye Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Lagos, Akoka Lagos AFR 005

10:55 AM - 11:20 AM

PERSPECTIVE ON USING MICROREACTOR TECHNOLOGY: PRODUCTION OF CYLOHEXANE FROM HYDROGENATION OF BENZENE Emmanuel A. Dada ChemProcess Technologies, LLC, League City, TX AFR 006

Symposium 1 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM NOBCChE and African Scientists Collaborative Symposium & Reception Chair: Emmanuel A. Dada , Ph.D., ChemProcess Technologies, LLC Co-Chairs: Kwame Owusu-Adom, Ph.D., 3M, and Isaac K. Gamwo, Ph.D., P.E., U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory Location: Hoover Distinguished panelists will give brief presentations on various opportunities for collaboration between the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) and African scientific communities. Emphasis will be placed on the exchange of students and professionals across the Atlantic as well as scientific business opportunities. Interactions between the panelists and the audience are strongly encouraged. The symposium will be followed by a reception sponsored by the Nigerian Embassy and held at the Nigerian Embassy office in Washington D.C. The reception will provide network opportunities with a wider audience including panelists, ambassadors/scientific attachés of various African countries, NOBCChE members, African scientific and engineering communities, and other distinguished guests. Panelists Prof. Ivan Addae-Mensah, Dept. of Chemistry and former Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana Dr. Daniel Ayo, Director, Raw Materials and Research and Development Council, Abuja, Nigeria Prof. Kayode Denloye, Chemical Engineering Dept., University of Lagos, Nigeria Prof. Nelson Torto, Head of Chemistry Dept., Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

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Progrram Schedule e Weednesday, Seeptember 26 6 Pro of. Geoffrey Kam mau, Departmen nt of Chemistry, University of N Nairobi, Kenya METRO M INFOR RMATION: Fro om Woodley Parrk Metro Stationn Redline to Van an Ness St & UD DC Bldg #41

Postter Session n Scientific S Excchange Posteer Session 3:00 PM P – 6:00 PM M Sponsored by b Colgate Pallmolive and th e Biophysical Society Location n : Exhibit Halll C

ANA 010

PEPTID DE-BASED CHEMOSEN NSOR FOR CHLORINA ATED TOXIINS Edikan Archibong A Departmeent of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, E Uniiversity of Southh Florida, Tamppa, FL

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 ANA 011

FLOW FIELD FLOW FRACTIONATION AS A TOOL FOR PROBING THE NANO-BIO INTERFACE Jonathan Ashby Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, Riverside CA

ANA 012

DEVELOPMENT OF ARYLAMINO ELECTROCHROMIC SWITCHES AND THEIR APPLICATION IN ORGANIC THIN FILM DEVICES Silas Blackstock Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

ANA 013

METHODS TO ASSIGN AND IMPROVE THE RESOLUTION OF 13CDIMETHYLAMINE LYSOZYME NMR SPECTRA Pamlea Brady Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

ANA 014

POSITIONAL ISOMERS OF FE(II)/H2O2 OXIDIZED UBIQUITIN CHARACTERIZED BY TOP-DOWN AND BOTTOM-UP MASS SPECTROMETRY Liqing Gu Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

ANA 015

OPTIMIZING THE EXTRACTION EFFICIENCY OF PAH AND PAH DERIVATIVES FROM ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES Benji Macaulay Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

ANA 016

MONITORING ECOLOGICAL CHANGES OF MICROALGAE CELLS’ SIZE AND SHAPE BASED ON IMAGE ANALYSIS Morgan McConico-Lewis Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

ANA 017

MULTI-COMPONENT MATRIX SUBLIMATION CHAMBER FOR MALDI TISSUE IMAGING Yonathan Merid Department of Analytical Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

ANA 018

QUANTIFICATION OF THE MAJOR Ω-3, Ω-6 PUFAS USING THE PURDIE ASSAY AND THEIR RATIOS IN DIFFERENT CHOLESTEROL TYPES AND THE EFFECTS OF GENDER AND CHOLESTEROL ON PUFA LEVELS Mary Muriuki Kimani Department of Chemistry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK

ANA 019

PROBING THE ENERGETICS AND KINETICS AT THE TRANSPARENT CONDUCTING OXIDE/ORGANIC INTERFACE THROUGH THE USE OF SURFACE MODIFIERS O'Neil Smith Department of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 ANA 020

HYDROGEN SULFIDE-INDUCED RELAXATION OF ISOLATED BOVINE CILIARY ARTERY Kiara Taylor Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

BIO 007

EVALUATION OF SMALL MOLECULE SPECIFICITY IN INHIBITING ACTIVATORCOACTIVATOR INTERACTIONS Jasmine Allen Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

BIO 008

IMPROVEMENT OF THE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROTEIN, ANTI-TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR (TNF)-ALPHA, THROUGH CONJUGATION WITH HYALURONIC ACID Olufolasade Atoyebi Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

BIO 009

RATIONAL ENGINEERING OF E. COLI FOR INCREASED GLUCONATE PRODUCTION U'Kevia Bell Undergraduate Medical Academy, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX

BIO 010

FLAVIN ELECTRON TRANSFER DURING THE REDUCTIVE DEHALOGENATION OF IODOTYROSINE DEIODINASE Petrina Boucher Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

BIO 011

RIBOSOMAL PROTEIN S15: BRIDGING THE A-SITE AND THE DECODING CENTER OF THE EUKARYOTIC RIBOSOME Alicia Bowen Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

BIO 012

THE EFFECT OF ASCORBIC ACID ON STORAGE OF GREYHOUND ERYTHROCYTES Jorge Fontes Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

BIO 013

BAUHINIA BAUHINIOIDES LECTIN INTERACTS WITH A TUMOR ASSOCIATED CARBOHYDRATE STRUCTURE Ashli Fueri Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University, Houghton MI

BIO 014

OPTIMIZED EXPRESSION OF O-GLCNACYLATED PROTEINS IN E.COLI Octavia Goodwin Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 BIO 015

IN-SITU DETECTION OF ATRAZINE DEGRADING GENES IN PSEUDOMONAS SP. STRAIN ADP BIOFILM Victoria Henry Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

BIO 016

TARGETED METABOLOMICS OF CAROTENOIDS IN THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS IN THE DIPLOID STRAWBERRY, FRAGARIA VESCA Melantha Jackson Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

BIO 017

THE EFFECTS OF OSTEOPATHIC LYMPHATIC PUMP TECHNIQUES (LPT) ON BLOOD LEUKOCYTE NUMBERS IN RATS WITH LUNG DISEASE JaNise Jackson Department of Chemistry, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

BIO 018

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECTS OF PEANUT SKIN EXTRACTS ON COX-2 IN RAW 264.7 CELLS Wanida Lewis Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC

BIO 019

DETERMINATION OF ACUTE LYMPHATIC FUNCTION AFTER EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENTAL HORMONES DIETHYLSTILBESTROL (DES) AND 19NORETHINDRONE IN EARTH BOUND GRAVITATIONAL CONDITIONS (1G) Olivia Madison Department of Biochemistry - Molecular Biology, Houston Baptist University, Houston TX

BIO 020

THE CRITICAL ROLE OF THE GUANIDINIUM GROUP FOR ARGININE-32 IN THE CATALYSIS OF E. COLI ADP-GLUCOSE PYROPHOSPHORYLASE Angela Mahaffey Department of Chemistry, Loyola University-Chicago, Chicago IL

BIO 021

STRUCTURAL INVESTIGATION OF ALTERNATIVE HIV-1 MEMBRANE TARGETING Peter Mercredi Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

BIO 022

DEVELOPMENT OF TARGETED, MULTIFUNCTIONAL CHEMOTHERAPIES USING DETONATION NANODIAMOND Amanee Salaam Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham AL

BIO 023

INSIGHTS AND IDEAS GARNERED FROM MARINE METABOLITES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE AND AMYLOID-B AGGREGATION INHIBITORS Shana V. Stoddard, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 BIO 024

DESIGN OF A MICROFLUIDIC FILTERING MEMBRANE Harry Tuazon Department of Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa FL

BIO 025

ROLE OF THE ENDOGENOUS NEUROTOXIN 3,4DIHYDROXYPHENYLACETALDEHYDE IN NEURONAL PROTEIN MODIFICATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE Brigitte Vanle Department of Experimental Pharmaceuticals, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA

CFD 001

OPTIMIZING THE PERFORMANCE OF II-VI-BASED THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS FABRICATED WITH ELEMENTAL VAPOR TRANSPORT AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURES (EVTAP) Trishelle Copeland-Johnson Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa FL

ENGY 001

EFFECTS OF ZEOLITE SUPPORTS ON THE WATER OXIDATION ACTIVITY OF COBALT CATALYST Joselyn Del Pilar Albaladejo Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

ENGY 002

THE EFFECTS OF VARYING THE THICKNESS OF MOLYBDENUM (MO) THIN FILMS FOR SOLAR CELL APPLICATION. Oluwakayode Bamiduro Department of Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University, Norfolk State University VA

ENGY 003

SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND TESTING OF PGM CATALYSTS FOR ENERGY APPLICATIONS Selasi Blavo Department of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

ENGY 004

CATALYSIS OF THE OXYGEN REDUCTION REACTION ON BIMETALLIC PT-CU NANOSTRUCTURES Eric Coleman Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

ENGY 005

DITHIENOPYRROLE-THIOPHENE DERIVATIVE COPOLYMERS FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS Racquel Jemison Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA

ENGY 006

BIOGAS PRODUCTION FROM SWINE WASTE: DEVELOPING WORLD CONTEXT Maureen Kinyua Department of Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 ENGY 007

HARVESTING MICROALGAE GROWN ON WASTEWATER FOR BIOFUEL PRODUCTION INNOCENT UDOM Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Flourida, Tampa, FL

ENVIRO 002

HYDROXYAPATITE: SYNTHESIS, MODIFICATION AND METAL ION SORPTION Yasmine Daniels Department of Chemistry, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

ENVIRO 003

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTS OF PHARMACEUTICALS AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS ON MARINE ECOSYSTEM HEALTH Zakiya Hoyett School of the Environment, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

ENVIRO 004

BIODEGRADATION OF POLYPROPYLENE NONWOVENS AND FILAMENTS Brandi Keene Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC

ENVIRO 005

MERCURY SPECIES IN RAINWATER COLLECTED FROM OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI: ESTIMATING WET DEPOSITION OF MERCURY TO THE REGION Ifeoluwa Olayemi Department of Chemistry, The University of Mississippi University,Oxford, MS

ENVIRO 006

CORRELATING BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING USING GCMS: COMMUTER EXPOSURE TO VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS IN THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA Siobhan Tarver Department of Environmental Science & Technology, Texas Southern University, Houston TX

ENVIRO 007

QSPR-BASED ESTIMATION OF ORGANIC CARBON-WATER PARTITION COEFFICIENT (KOC) OF BROMINATED AND CHLORINATED ORGANIC POLLUTANT Sharnek Walker Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

ENVIRO 008

QSPR-BASED ESTIMATION OF MELTING POINTS OF BROMINATED AND CHLORINATED CONGENERS OF PERSISTENCE ORGANIC POLLUTANTS Marquita Watkins Department of Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Chemistry Department, Jackson State University, Jackson MS

HEALTH 001

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING TRAINING TO INCREASE TREATMENT ADHERENCE Justin Moore Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 INORG 007

SYNTHESIS AND ANION COMPLEXATION STUDIES OF NOVEL TRIPODAL THIOUREA RECEPTORS Mary Emami Khans Ari Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson MI

INORG 008

ORGANOMETALLIC MODELS OF THE SEMICONDUCTOR INTERFACE OF TIO2 BASED DYE SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS Dayne Fraser Department of Chemistry, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL

INORG 009

SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND ANTICANCER PROPERTIES OF NAPHTHALENE SULFONATO COMPLEXES, FAC-(CO)3(Α-DIIMINE)RE(ONS) (WHERE, ONS IS NAPHTHALENE SULFONATE) Dipak Giri Department of Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

INORG 010

ANION BINDING ASPECTS OF AN AZAMACROCYCLE Toyketa Horne Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson MS

INORG 011

SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND PHOTOPHYSICAL STUDIES OF PHOTOACTIVE MATERIALS INCORPORATING QUADRUPLE METAL-METAL BONDS Sharlene Lewis Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH

INORG 012

STUDIES OF EXPANDED MESOPOROUS ZEOLITE SBA-15 INFUSED WITH NANOSIZED ZEOLITE ZSM-5 TOWARDS A HETEROGENOUS CATALYST FOR THE ACID HYDROLYSIS OF CELLULOSE. Stephan Mathis Department of Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta GA

INORG 013

CRYSTAL GROWTH AND CHARACTERIZATION OF LNTIAL (LN = CE, YB) INTERMETALLICS AND A PNICTIDE-BASED SUPERCONDUCTOR Pilanda McDougald Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

INORG 014

BIOLOGICALLY RELEVANT METAL IONS ON FLUORINATED SCORPIONATES. Jean-Luc Nshimiyimana Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Auburn University, Auburn AL

INORG 015

THE COORDINATION OF THE VANADYL ION WITH N2S2 LIGANDS AND THIOLATE-BRIDGED IRON BIMETALLICS Tiffany Pinder Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station TX

INORG 016

SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, X-RAY STRUCTURE AND ANTICANCER PROPERTIES OF SOME FAC-(CO)3(Α-DIIMINE)RE(PICOLINATE) AND FAC(CO)3(Α-DIIMINE)RE(NICOTINATE) COMPLEXES Brent Powell Department of Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 INORG 017

CHARGE TRANSFER STUDY OF PEPTIDE NUCLEIC ACIDS LINKED TO CYTOCHROME C Darlene Reid Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA

INORG 018

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF FE(II) THIONE AND SELONE COMPLEXES. Cleophas Rwemera Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, California Baptist University, Riverside CA

INORG 019

COMPARING THE EFFECTS OF ORGANOPHOSPHORUS PESTICIDE INDUCED AGGLOMERATION ON METALLIC VS. BIMETALLIC NANOPARTICLES Tova Samuels Department of Chemistry, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI

INORG 020

WATER DISPERSIBLE CARBON NANOTUBES SILICA HYBRIDS Melisa Stewart Department of Cooperative Agriculture Research Center, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie TX

INORG 021

PSEUDO-TERNARY COMPOUNDS WITH COMPETING MAGNETIC ORDER LaRico Treadwell Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

INORG 022

NOVEL METAL DITHIOCARBAMATES: SYNTHESIS AND CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC CHARACTERIZATION OF DIMERIC OXO-BRIDGED MOLYBDENUM AND 8COORDINATED TUNGSTEN MONOMERIC COMPLEXES Jennifer Williams Department of Chemistry, Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH

MAT-NANO 009

SURFACE MODIFICATION OF PLASMONIC NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIAL WITH THIOLATED OLIGONUCLEOTIDES IN 10 SECONDS USING SELECTIVE MICROWAVE HEATING Biebele Abel Department of Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

MAT-NANO 010

MECHANISTIC STUDIES ON MICELLAR STRUCTURES OF PLA-PEG-PLA TRIBLOCK COPOLYMERS TOWARDS WELL- CONTROLLED STEREOCOMPLEXED HYDROGELS Daniel Abebe

Department of Chemistry, The University of Memphis, Memphis TN

MAT-NANO 011

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THIOETHER-STABILIZED PALLADIUM NANOMATERIALS FOR THE CHRONOAMPEROMETRIC-BASED DETECTION OF HYDROGEN PEROXIDE Clara Adams Department of Chemistry, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 MAT-NANO 012

INSTABILITIES OF SURFACE-CONFINED POLY-N-ISOPROPYLACRYLAMIDE HYDROGELS FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS Olukemi Akintewe, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

MAT-NANO 013

DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE OF PEROVSKITE-BASED MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS DEVICES USING FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS Doyle Baker Department of Materials Science, Norfolk State University, Norfolk Virginia

MAT-NANO 014

FORMATION OF GRAPHENE FILMS AND PATTERNED STRUCTURES THROUGH DEPOSITION OF GRAPHENE OXIDE ON PATTERNED AMINOSILANE MONOLAYERS Jose Baltazar Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA

MAT-NANO 015

COMPETITIVE INTERCALATION OF POLYSTYRENE IONOMERS IN LAYERED DOUBLE HYDROXIDES LaDena Bolton Department of Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta GA

MAT-NANO 016

INCORPORATION OF CELLULOSE NANOCRYSTALS INTO A WATERBORNE EPOXY RESIN Lionel Cross Jr. Department of Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta GA

MAT-NANO 017

DISPERSION AND DELAMINATION OF GRAPHITE BY HIGH TORQUE MELT MIXING WITH PHENYLETHYNYL TERMINATED IMIDE RESINS Lionel Cross, Jr. Department of Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta GA

MAT-NANO 018

INVESTIGATION OF THE HETEROGENEOUS NATURE OF AGTIO2 ADSORBENTS; COMPARING AND CONTRASTING CRYSTALLITE SIZE USING OXYGEN CHEMISORPTION AND XPS TECHNIQUES Zenda Davis Department of Chemical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn AL

MAT-NANO 019

STUDYING THE CHARGE TRANSFER SIZE DEPENDENCE BETWEEN SEMICONDUCTOR QUANTUM DOTS AND QUANTIZED METAL NANOPARTICLES Carline Dugue Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kalamazoo, College, Kalamazoo MI

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 MAT-NANO 020

EVALUATION OF ZINC BASED METAL ORGANIC FRAMEWORK FOR CARBON DIOXIDE SEQUESTRATION Oluwaseun Falola Department of Chemistry, Howard University, Washington, DC

MAT-NANO 021

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MULTILAYER ULTRATHIN FILMS OF BTO/LSMO ON STO AND LAO Sha'La Fletcher Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA

MAT-NANO 022

SOL-GEL METHOD FOR HIGHLY STABLE AND ROBUST CARBON NANOTUBES BASED GAS SENSORS Kelvin Frazier Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston MA

MAT-NANO 023

BINDERLESS COMPOSITE OXIDE FOR ULTRACAPACITOR APPLICATIONS Jamie Gomez Department of Chemical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee FL

MAT-NANO 024

DEVELOPMENT OF MATERIALS FOR SENSORS AND MEMS DEVICES Casey Gonder Department of Materials Science, Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA

MAT-NANO 025

TURN-ON LUMINESCENT SENSING OF DISSOLVED OXYGEN WITH QUANTUM SIZED ZNO NANOPARTICLES: SIZE EFFECTS Jameel Hasan Department of Chemistry, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI

MAT-NANO 026

METAL NANOPARTICLES ARCHITECTURES FOR NANOPLASMONICS APPLICATIONS: SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATIONS John Livenere Department of Physics and Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA

MAT-NANO 027

FUNCTIONAL NANOFIBERS: NOVEL MATERIAL FOR NANOBIOSENSORS AND PHOTONICS Laurisa London Department of Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta GA

MAT-NANO 028

STRUCTURE-PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS FOR NANOSTRUCTURES OF COBALTACARBORANE PORPHYRINS CHARACTERIZED WITH CONDUCTIVE PROBE ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY Venetia Lyles Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

MAT-NANO 029

INVESTIGATION OF TEMPERATURE TREND AND HEATING PATTERN OF A NOVEL BIOSENSING PLATFORM IN MICROWAVE FIELD Muzaffer Mohammed Department of Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 MAT-NANO 030

MODELING POLY 4H CYCLOPENTA[2,1-B;3,4-B]DITHIOPHENE-4-ONE Carla McKinney Department of Materials Science, Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA

MAT-NANO 031

SURFACE FUNCTIONALIZATION OF ZIRCONIUM PHOSPHATE NANOPLATELETS FOR THE DESIGN OF ADVANCED MATERIALS Brian Mosby Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station TX

MAT-NANO 032

COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF THE SELECTIVE DISPERSING OF SWNTS BY SSDNA Chantel Nicolas Department of Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta GA

MAT-NANO 033

PH- AND VOLTAGE-RESPONSIVE HYDROGEL BASED ON CROSSLINKED CHITOSAN Kendrick Obiefule Department of Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

MAT-NANO 034

TI02 METALLIZED CARBON NANOTUBES (TI02-CNT) AS AN ENHANCING AGENT FOR OSTEOBLAST (REGENERATIVE BONE GROWTH) Edidiong Obot Department of Environmental Toxiclogy, Texas Southern University, Houston TX

MAT-NANO 035

SYNTHESIS, FUNCTIONALIZATION, AND CHARACTERIZATION OF FE3O4 AND COFE2O4 NANOPARTICLES OF DIFFERENT FE+2/CO+2 RATIOS TO DETERMINE MAXIMUM MAGNETISM AND BIOCOMPATIBILITY FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS Brianna Peeples Department of Materials Science, Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA

MAT-NANO 036

USING MICOR/NANO-PARTICLES TO ENHANCE ELECTROPORATION AND UPTAKE THROUGH THE CELL MEMBRANE Alisha Peterson Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa FL

MAT-NANO 037

SYNTHESIS OF MOLECULAR BOTTLEBRUSHES WITH DEUTERATED BACKBONE Brittany Robertson Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

MAT-NANO 038

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF BISPHENOL A TETRACHLOROCYCLOTRIPHOSPHAZENE MONOMER Jasmine Robertson Department of Life and Physical Sciences, Fisk University, Nashville TN

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 MAT-NANO 039

DESIGN AND MODELING OF ACOUSTIC WAVE (AW) SENSORS USING MULTIFERROIC MATERIALS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SENSING APPLICATIONS Seth Rylander Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA

MAT-NANO 040

NANOSCALE PATTERNING OF FIBRONECTIN USING SURFACE TEMPLATES PREPARED BY PARTICLE LITHOGRAPHY WITH ORGANOSILANES ChaMarra Saner Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

MAT-NANO 041

ROTAVIRUS SINGLE CHAIN ANTIBODIES-DENDRITIC MOLECULAR TRANSPORTER BIOCONJUGATES ARE INTERNALIZED INTO INFECTED CELLS AND SHOW INTACT BIOLOGICAL RESPONSE Artez Sims Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

MAT-NANO 042

PTSN INTERMETALLIC NANOPARTICLE ELECTROCATALYSTS: EFFECTS OF GRAPHENE-BASED SUPPORTS ON ELECTRO-OXIDATION Christopher Sims Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD

MAT-NANO 043

DETERMINATION OF THE ORIENTATION 2,3-DICHLORO-1,4NAPHTHOQUINONE ADSORBED ON AG AND AU NANOPARTICLES FROM SURFACE-ENHANCED RAMAN (SERS) AND COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES Maraizu Ukaegbu Department of Chemistry, Howard University, Washington DC

MAT-NANO 044

NANOGUMBOS-CORE GOLD-SHELL NANOPARTICLES Ashleigh Wright Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

MAT-NANO 045

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF XYLITOL BASED ELASTOMERS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING Emanuel Zlibut Department of Life and Physical Sciences, Fisk University, Nashville TN

ORG 010

CHLORINATION OF ALIPHATIC PRIMARY ALCOHOLS VIA TRIPHOSGENETRIETHYLAMINE ACTIVATION Caitlan Ayala Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

ORG 011

ENANTIOSPECIFIC 6Π-PHOTOCYCLIZATION OF AXIALLY CHIRAL ACRYLANILIDES: SOLVENT-FREE PHOTOCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF 3,4DIHYDROQUINOLINONES Anoklase Ayitou Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 ORG 012

DIRUTHENIUM COMPLEX AS A POTENTIAL ANTICANCER AGENT AN ENHANCED CHARACTERIZATION STUDY Sherrie Bennett Department of Chemistry, Texas Southern University, Houston TX

ORG 013

NEW DEVELOPMENTS TOWARDS THE SYNTHESIS OF SMALL POLYCYCLIC SCAFFOLDS Marchello Cavitt School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA

ORG 014

SYNTHESIS OF END FUNCTIONALIZED POLYMERS SELF-ASSEMBLED ON CONDUCTING SURFACES TOWARDS CHARGE TRANSPORT STUDIES Tanya David Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA

ORG 015

SYNTHEIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF FLOURIDE AND CYANIDE SENSOR Justin Gray Department of Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

ORG 016

NEW ROUTES TO 5,5’-DIVINYL-2,2’-BIPYRROLES AND POTENTIALLY TO MACROCYCLES CONTAINING THEM Moses Ihachi Department of Chemistrry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

ORG 017

NOVEL Β-KETOAMIDATES AS POTENTIAL SINGLE-SOURCE PRECURSORS FOR THE DEPOSITION OF ZNO THIN FILMS VIA LI-MOCVD Keneshia Johnson Department of Chemistry, Howard University, Washington DC

ORG 018

DEVELOPMENT OF ARYLAMINO ELECTROCHROMIC SWITCHES AND THEIR APPLICATION IN ORGANIC THIN FILM DEVICES Melody Kelley Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL

ORG 019

SYNTHESIS AND EVALUATION OF HUMAN ACETYLCHOLINESTERASE INHIBITORS Alexander Lodge Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

ORG 020

MICROWAVE SYNTHESIS OF SULFOINDOCYANINE DYES. Rachael Matthews Department of Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore MD

ORG 021

BITING DOWN ON LANTHANIDES: DEVELOPING CORANNULENE BASED MRI CONTRASTING AGENTS Kelley McKissic Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 ORG 022

“MODIFIED AMINO ACIDS WITH APPLICATION IN CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS” Isabel Monreal Department of Organic Chemistry, Technological Institute of Tijuana, Graduate Center and Research in Advanced Chemistry, Technological Institute of Tijuana, Tijuana Baja California México

ORG 023

MICROWAVE ASSISTED SYNTHESIS OF CYANINE DYES FOR FLUORESCENCE RESONANCE ENERGY TRANSFER Grace Nyambura Department of Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore MD

ORG 024

SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL CADA ANALOG PRODRUGS DESIGNED TO ACT AS ANTIHIV AGENTS VIA DOWN-MODULATION OF THE CD4 RECEPTOR Emily Scarbrough Department of Chemistry, University of Nevada-Reno, Reno NV

ORG 025

STRAIN RELEASE DRIVEN REACTIVITY OF 2-CYCLOCTEN-1-ONE Natalee Smith Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark DE

ORG 026

A STEREOSELECTIVE HYDROAMINATION TRANSFORM TO ACCESS POLYSUBSTITUTED INDOLIZIDINES Martin Tabor Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla CA

ORG 027

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF SALEN DERIVED HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSTS Charmaine Tutson Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Auburn University, Auburn AL

ORG 028

PHOTORELEASE OF METHANOL USING UPCONVERTING NANOPARTICLES AND NEAR-INFRARED LIGHT Geethika Weragoda Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

ORG 029

SYNTHESIS OF PEPTIDIC-BODIPY CONJUGATES Tyrslai Williams Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

PChem 011

3D MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES FABRICATED WITH MULTIPHOTON ABSORPTION POLYMERIZATION Floyd Bates Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD

PChem 012

THERMAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY SETUP AND PROPERTY TESTING Brittany Boykin Department of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Normal, AL

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Program Schedule Wednesday, September 26 PChem 013

THE INNOVATION OF A TRADITIONAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY EXPERIMENT TO ENHANCE EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE Kelly Brown Department of Chemistry, Howard University, Washington, DC

PChem 014

FROM LANGMUIR-BLODGETT TO MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS Marcus Johnson Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

PChem 015

TWO-PHOTON ABSORPTION AND BROADBAND OPTICAL LIMITING WITH HIGHLY SOLUBLE BIS-DONOR DISTYRYLTHIOPHENE COMPOUNDS Ariel Marshall School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA

PChem 016

EVALUATING THE EFFICACY OF ANTIRETROVIRAL PROTEASE INHIBITORS ON XMRV T. Dwight McGee Jr. Department of Chemistry and Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

PChem 017

INTERFACIAL CHARGE TRANSFER DYNAMICS IN ACETYLACETONATE DERIVATIVES FUNCTIONALIZED TIO2 NANOCOMPOSITES: SOLUTION VS THIN FILM Edwin Mghanga Department of Chemistry, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

PChem 018

TIME-RESOLVED SPECTROSCOPY OF CYANIDE-BRIDGED RUTHENIUMOSMIUM COMPLEXES Jaired Tate Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

PChem 019

STRUCTURE OF PHTHALOCYANINE FILMS AND SINGLE MOLECULES DEPOSITED ON AU(111) Marcus Wallace Department of Chemistry, Alabama A & M, Huntsville AL

PHARMA 001

UTILIZATION OF AN ETHER-BRIDGED BUILDING BLOCK TOWARDS THE SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL PLATENSIMYCIN ANALOGS Harold Cooper Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT

PHARMA 002

NUCLEAR RECEPTORS: NR1H3 AND VDR ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES WITHIN THE WOMEN’S HEALTH INITIATIVE Whitney Lagrone Department of Pharmacy, Norfolk State University, Norfolk State University VA

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Progrram Schedule e Weednesday, Seeptember 26 6 STE EM-Ed 008

AN IN VITRO V ASS SESSMENT ON O THE EF FFECT OF D DIRUTHENIIUM- ALLOPURINOL AS A POTENTIAL L ANTI-CAN NCER AGEN NT IN MICH HIGAN CANCER FOUNDATION -7 (MCF-7 7) BREAST CANCER CELLS George Lewis L Departmeent of Chemistry y, Texas Southern n University, H Houston TX

STE EM-Ed 009

GRADU UATE TEAC CHING ASSISTANTS’ E EXPERIENC CES AND CH HALLENGE ES IN TEACH HING INQUIRY-BASED D INTEGRA ATED CHEM MISTRY-BIO OLOGY LABOR RATORY UN NITS: THE IMPACT I OF F PROFESSIONAL DEV VELOPMEN NT Jacinta Mutambuki M Departmeent of Science Ed ducation/Chemisstry, Western M Michigan Universsity, Kalamazooo MI

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Program Schedule Thursday, September 27

Special Programs 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

College Fair Location: Exhibit C/B South

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Science Bowl Competition Sponsored by ACS Locations: Lincoln 3 &4 and Washington 1-6

12:00 N – 2:00 PM

Percy Julian Luncheon & Medals Ceremony (ticketed) Location: Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Percy Julian Award Lecture Carlton Truesdale, Ph.D., Corning, Inc. Location: Hoover

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Women’s Reception – Invitation Only Sponsored by ACS & COACh Location: Maryland Ballroom

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Science Competition Dinner & Social Science Competition Participants Only Location: Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

Workshops 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

COACh Graduate Student Workshop “Professional Skills Training For Minority Graduate Students And Postdocs” Pre-registration is required Location: Wilson A

8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

College Fair Workshops Location: Lincoln 5 & 6

9:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Student Development 3: Mock Interviews Location: TBD

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Professional Development Workshop 6: STEMulating your Career through Professional Mentoring Dr. Howard Kea, Sr., Organizational Development Consultant, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Location: Harding

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Professional Development 7: Social Media Bootcamp--Business Edition Eric C. Anderson, Scientifically Speaking, LLC Location: Harding

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

COACh Professional Workshop “COAChing Strong Women Faculty in the Art of Strategic Persuasion” Location: Wilson A

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Student Development 4: Mock Interviews TBD

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Program Schedule Thursday, September 27 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Professional Development Workshop 8: Exploring Alternative Career Paths--NonTraditional Careers in STEM Dr. Alicia Clay Jones, Panel Moderator, Booz Allen Hamilton Brian Harris, Nuclear Regulatory Commision Dr. Emeka Nwankwo, Vertical Optimization, LLC Henry N. Wixon, Esq., National Institute of Standards and Technology Location: Harding

Technical Sessions, Award Symposia and Panel Discussions Technical Session 5 8:30 AM – 11:45 AM Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Session Chair: Malika Jeffries‐EL, PhD, Iowa State University Location: Taft

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NOVEL CONJUGATED POLYMERS FOR OPTICAL AND ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS Malika Jeffries-EL Chemistry Department, Iowa State University, Ames, IA MAT-NANO 001

8:50 AM - 9:15 AM

THERAPEUTIC TEMPERATURE-RESPONSIVE POLY(N-VINYL CARPOLACTAM) BASED HYDROGELS AS PROMISING CARTILAGE TISSUE SCAFFOLDS Juana Mendenhall Chemistry Department, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA MAT-NANO 002

9:15 AM - 9:40 AM

MODIFIABLE THIOL CLICK FIBERS FABRICATED VIA HYDRODYNAMIC FOCUSING Darryl Boyd Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC MAT-NANO 003

9:40 AM - 10:05 AM

A HOLISTIC STRATEGY IN MULTISCALE MODELING OF PERFLUOROPOLYETHER LUBRICANTS AND CARBON OVERCOAT MATERIALS Robert Smith Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA MAT-NANO 004

10:05 AM - 10:15 AM

BREAK

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

NANOSTRUCTURES OF DESIGNED GEOMETRY AND FUNCTIONALITY FOR REGULATING CELLULAR SIGNALING PROCESSES IN RBL-2H3 MAST CELLS Shailise Ross Department of Chemistry, University of California Davis, Davis, CA MAT-NANO 005

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Program Schedule Thursday, September 27 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

NEXT-GENERATION NANOTUBE-BASED GAS SENSOR ARCHITECTURES WITH SUPERIOR SENSITIVITY, SELECTIVITY, AND REVERSIBILITY THROUGH ITS USE OF NOVEL GAS SENSING ELEMENTS Deon Hines Department of Chemistry, The City College of New York, New York, NY MAT-NANO 006

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

SELF-ASSEMBLY OF BIOACTIVE AND METALLO-POLYMER ON GRAPHENE NANORIBBONS Darkeyah Reuven Department of Physics, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA MAT-NANO 007

11:25 AM - 11:45 AM

DIRECTED SELF-ASSEMBLY OF CONJUGATED POLYMERIC MATERIALS FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS Dahlia Haynes Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA MAT-NANO 008

Technical Session 6 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM Inorganic Chemistry Location: Taylor

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

NANOSCALE AQUEOUS INORGANIC CLUSTERS: DESIGNING GREENER SYNTHESES, UNDERSTANDING SOLUTION SPECIATION AND DEVELOPING PRECURSORS FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS Darren Johnson Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR INORG 001

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

CATALYTIC HYDROPHOSPHINATION OF ALKENES AND DIENES USING PRIMARY PHOSPHINES BY ZIRCONIUM-MEDIATED COMPLEXES Michael Ghebreab Department of Chemistry, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VA INORG 002

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF INORGANIC CLUSTER PRECURSORS FOR THIN FILM PREPARATION Maisha Kamunde-Devonish Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR INORG 003

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

BREAK

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

THE SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF STANNIDE INTERMETALLIC SINGLE CRYSTALS Luis Reyes Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA INORG 004

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Program Schedule Thursday, September 27 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

SOME CHEMISTRY OF MAGNESIUM ALKYLS SUPPORTED BY 1,5,9TRIMESITYLDIPYRROMETHENE Wambua Pasco Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH INORG 005

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

OPTICAL AND ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSORS FOR THE DETECTION OF METAL IONS AND NERVE GAS MIMICS VIA COUMARIN AND FLUORESIEN DERIVATIVIES Fasil Abebe Department of Chemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA INORG 006

Award Symposium 3 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM Henry McBay STEM Education Symposium Session Chair: Alvin Kennedy, PhD, Morgan State University Location: Truman

8:30 AM - 9:05 AM

STEM-ED 001

Henry McBay Oustanding Teacher Awardee Lecture Dr. Vernon Morris

9:05 AM - 9:30 AM

PRE-CHEMISTRY COURSE DESIGNED TO INCREASE SUCCESS OF STUDENTS IN GENERAL CHEMISTRY I George Armstrong Chemistry, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS STEM-ED 002

9:30 AM - 9:55 AM

CHEMICAL FORENSIC SCIENCE FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAJORS Josette Seibles Department of Liberal Arts, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Berkeley College, Wagner College, Woodland Park, NJ STEM-ED 003

9:55 AM - 10:20 AM

CHEMISTS AND CREDIT DEFAULT SWAPS Edward Yokley StormRider Technologies, Inc., Anderson, SC STEM-ED 004

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

BREAK

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

ENERGY STEM TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLS Corey Dickens Electrical Engineering, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD STEM-ED 005

11:55 AM - 11:20 AM

STORIES AND STRUGGLES OF PIONEER AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN CHEMISTS Jeannette E. Brown Retired, Hillsborough, NJ STEM-ED 006

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Program Schedule Thursday, September 27 11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

DEVELOPMENT OF AN UNDERGRADUATE POWER AND ENERGY ENGINEERING PROGRAM Corey Dickens Electrical Engineering, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD STEM-ED 007

Technical Session 7 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM Biochemistry, Bioengineering, & Biological Sciences Session Chair: Talitha Hampton‐Mayo, Merck & Co., Inc. Location: Taylor

3:45 PM - 4:05 PM

A NOVEL METHOD FOR THE PREVENTION OF RECOMBINANT PROTEIN DEGRADATION BY THROMBIN Paul Adams Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AK BIO 001

4:05 PM - 4:25 PM

PROBING THE MECHANISTIC ROLE OF CONSERVED AMINO ACIDS IN CATALYSIS AND CROSSLINK FORMATION IN CYSTEINE DIOXYGENASE Catherine Njeri Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Auburn University, Auburn, AL BIO 002

4:25 PM - 4:45 PM

RNA AND IRON CATALYZE ELECTRON TRANSFER C. Denise Okafor Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA BIO 003

4:45 PM - 5:05 PM

ROLE OF ARG 418 SWITCH IN ELECTRON-DONOR-ENHANCED CATALASE ACTIVITY OF M. TUBERCULOSIS CATALASE-PEROXIDASE (KATG) Elizabeth Ndontsa Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Auburn University, Auburn, AL BIO 004

5:05 PM - 5:25 PM

SOLVENT‐ENHANCED BIOTRANSFORMATIONS OF CHEMICALS BY BEAUVERIA BASSIANA AS BIOCATALYST Richard Gonzalez Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA BIO 005

5:25 PM - 5:45 PM

ALTERNATIVE CODON STUDY FOR GENETIC CODE EXPANSION IN ESCHERICHIA COLI Keturah Odoi Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M Univeristy, College Station, TX BIO 006

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Program Schedule Friday, September 28

Special Programs 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Science Bowl Finals Location: Washington Rooms 4&5

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Science Competition Awards Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Stubbs, Director, Science & Technology Initiatives, Department of Defense Location: Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Cash Bar Reception Location: Thurgood Marshall Ballroom Foyer

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

NOBCChE Awards Ceremony & Gala Location: Thurgood Marshall Ballroom

Workshops 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Professional Development Workshop 9: Science Policy--Initiating Innovation through Analysis of Politics and Perspectives Dr. Tiffany Bailey Lash, Panel Moderator, National Institute of Health Location: Harding

Technical Sessions, Symposia and Panel Discussions Award Session 4 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Graduate Student Fellowship Award Sci-Mix Session Chair: Location: Truman

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

The E.I. DuPont Graduate Fellowship Awardee TRANSPORT PROPERTIES FOR IONIC LIQUIDS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR LI-ION BATTERY DESIGN Vyran George Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA SCI-MIX 001

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Winifred Burks-Houck Graduate Awardee DITHIENOPYRROLE-THIOPHENE DERIVATIVE COPOLYMERS FOR ORGANIC ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS Racquel Jemison Deaprtment of Chemistry Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA SCI-MIX 002

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The Dow Chemical Company Graduate Fellowship Winner A HOLISTIC STRATEGY IN MULTISCALE MODELING OF PERFLUOROPOLYETHER LUBRICANTS AND CARBON OVERCOAT MATERIALS Robert Smith Chemical Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA SCI-MIX 003

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Program Schedule Friday, September 28

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Lendon N. Pridgeon GlaxoSmithKline Graduate Fellowship Awardee SYNTHESIS OF 2'-FLUORINATED NUCLEOTIDES AS PROBES OF DNA REPAIR GLYCOSYLASES JohnPatrick Rogers Department of Chemistry, University of California Davis, Davis, CA SCI-MIX 004

Technical Session 8 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Chemical and Process Engineering Session Chair: Kwame Owosu‐Adom, 3M Corporation Location: Taft

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

EFFECT OF NONVACUUM PERMEATE ON DENSE FILM CELLULOSE ACETATE MEMBRANES FOR NATURAL GAS SWEETENING Carine Achoundong Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA ChemE 001

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A PPV DBA TYPE BLOCK COPOLYMER FOR POTENTIAL OPTOELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS Jaleesa Brooks Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University ChemE 002

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

SYNTHESIS OF ELECTROLESS CuPd CATALYST FOR GLYCEROL HYDROGENOLYSIS Shannon Anderson Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, Florida A&M University, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, FL ChemE 003

Technical Session 9 8:30 AM – 12:10 PM Physical & Computational Chemistry Session Chair: Murphy Keller, United States Department of Energy Location: McKinley

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

QUANTUM MONTE CARLO AND OTHER APPROACHES FOR THE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF MOLECULAR SYSTEMS William Lester Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA PCHEM 001

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

ISOTOPE EFFECTS IN COLLISIONAL QUENCHING OF HIGHLY ENERGIZED MOLECULES Geraldine Echebiri Department of Chemistry,University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD PCHEM 002

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Program Schedule Friday, September 28

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE GENERATED WITHIN SPEEK/PVA FILMS BY UTILIZATION OF SUNLIGHT PaviElle Lockhart Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Auburn University, Auburn, AL PCHEM 003

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

ADSORBING, DESORBING, AND JAMMING DNA ORIGAMI ON SAMS Valerie Goss Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN PCHEM 004

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

BREAK

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

COMPUTING THE ENTHALPY OF VAPORIZATION (ΔHVAP) OF TOLUENE IN NEW AND USED MOTOR OIL Shawn Abernathy Department of Chemistry, Howard University, Washington, DC PCHEM 005

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

TWO-PHOTON ABSORPTION PROPERTIES OF COUMARIN DYES IN CATIONIC, ANIONIC AND NEUTRAL MICELLES – ROLE OF LOCAL ELECTRIC FIELDS Semere Bairu Department of Chemistry, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI PCHEM 006

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

PROBING THE THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS OF SURFACTANTINDUCED PROTEIN FOLDING OF FERROUS CYTOCHROME-C, USING CO PHOTO-DISSOCIATION Tarah Word Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL PCHEM 007

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

PHOTODISSOCIATION OF HIGH ENERGY STATES OF N2 AND CO USING TWO TUNABLE VUV SOURCES AND A TIME-SLICED VELOCITY-MAP ION IMAGING APPARATUS William Jackson Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA PCHEM 008

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE STUDIES OF SULFUR-CONTAINING COMPOUNDS John Harkless Department of Chemistry, Howard University, Washington, DC PCHEM 009

11:50 AM - 12:10 AM

EXTREME SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DISCOVERY ENVIRONMENT FOR COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY Linda Akli Department of Chemistry, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA PCHEM 010

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Symposium 2 10:00 AM – 12:00 N The Story of Januvia: Innovative Approaches to Pharmaceutical Development Using QbD Presented by Merck, Global Science Technology & Commercialization Location: Coolidge Healthcare remains one of the most pressing challenges facing our nation and the world in the 21st century. At Merck, it is our goal to combine several strands of QbD interpretations into a "Quality by Design System", allowing a systematic approach to all drug development to ensure that we have: 1. A systematic approach to all drug development 2. Guarantee that development begins with predefined objectives 3. Emphasis on product and process understanding 4. Development based on sound science and quality risk management In 2006, Januvia became the first product approved based upon such an application. Join NOBCChE and Merck as we tell the story of Januvia and discuss innovative approaches to pharmaceutical development using QbD. Panelists: Mark VanArendonk, PhD, Vice President, Analytical Chemistry Development and Supply Eric Ahuja, PhD, Sr. Executive Director, Global Science Technology & Commercialization John Lepore, PhD, Sr. Director, Chemical Process Commercialization Talitha Hampton-Mayo, Development Engineer, Pharmaceutical Commercialization Technology

Technical Session 10 10:30 AM – 11:45 PM Atmospheric, Space and Planetary Sciences Session Chair: Ramsey Smith, PhD, NASA Location: Taft

10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

FLOW VISUALIZATION AND PIV MEASUREMENTS OF A LEADING-EDGE VORTEX GENERATED BY A ROTATING WING David Mayo Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD ATMOS-SPACE 002

10:55 AM - 11:20 AM

THE RADIOLYTIC DECOMPOSITION OF SOIL PERCHLORATES ON MARS Stephanie Miller Biophysics Graduate Program, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD ATMOS-SPACE 003

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

AUTOMATION OF A LASER-INDUCED BREAKDOWN SPECTROSCOPY SYSTEM USING LABVIEW Genesis Berlanga Department of Astronomy, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA ATMOS-SPACE 004

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Program Schedule Friday, September 28

Symposium 4 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Empirical Studies on Women of Color in STEM Session Chair: Gloria Thomas, PhD, Xavier University Location: Harding

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

EVIDENCE OF ASCENDENCY: WOMEN OF COLOR IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS Apriel Hodari Professional Development and Stokes Institute, Council for Opportunity in Education, Washington, DC WMN 001

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

SEEMINGLY FAIR PRACTICES WHICH DISADVANTAGE WOMEN OF COLOR IN SCIENCE Angela Johnson Educational Studies, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD WMN 002

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

FACULTY WOMEN OF COLOR: THE CRITICAL NEXUS OF RACE AND GENDER Caroline Turner Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA WMN 003

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

BROADENING PARTICIPATION FOR WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE ACADEMY: A ROADMAP FOR FEDERAL FUNDING AGENCIES Kelly Mack Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD WMN 004

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

INTERSECTIONS OF RACE AND GENDER IN STEM: RESEARCH ON UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN OF COLOR Dawn Johnson Higher Education Department, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY WMN 005

Award Session 5 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Winifred Burkes-Houck Women's Leadership Award Symposium Sponsored by CENTC Location: Harding The Winifred Burks‐Houck Professional Leadership Award is the first NOBCChE award inspired by and created to honor the contributions of African American Women in science and technology. The Winifred Burks‐Houck Professional Leadership Symposium aims to honor Winifred A. Burks‐Houck, the first female president of NOBCChE, by highlighting the scientific achievements, creativity, leadership, and community service of a NOBCChE‐affiliated professional woman and a NOBCChE undergraduate and graduate student working towards a degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field.

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ACS Women Chemists of Color Symposium

Empirical Studies on Women of Color in STEM 39th Annual Conference of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)

Friday, September 28, 2012 • 1:30–3:00 pm Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Harding Room

Washington, DC

Sponsored by the American Chemical Society Women Chemists of Color Program Gloria Thomas, Organizer, Presider 1:30 pm

Caroline Turner

Kelly Mack

Introductory Remarks 1:40 pm Faculty Women of Color: The Critical Nexus of Race and Gender. Caroline S. Turner, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento; Kathleen Wong (Lau), Ph.D., Western Michigan University; and Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Ph.D., California State University, Fresno 1:55 pm Broadening Participation for Women of Color in the Academy: A Roadmap for Federal Funding Agencies. Kelly Mack, Ph.D., University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Claudia Rankins, Ph.D., National Science Foundation

2:10 pm Seemingly Fair Practices Which Disadvantage Women of Color in Science. Angela Johnson, Ph.D., St. Mary’s College of Maryland Angela Johnson

2:25 pm Intersections of Race and Gender in STEM: Research on Undergraduate Women of Color. Dawn R. Johnson, Ph.D., Syracuse University Dawn Johnson

2:40 pm Evidence of Ascendency: Women of Color in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Apriel K. Hodari, Ph.D., Council for Opportunity in Education and Maria (Mia) Ong, Ph.D., TERC 2:55 pm

Concluding Remarks

Claudia Rankins

American Chemical Society

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STEMULATING INNOVATION & ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH DIVERSITY SEPTEMBER 25-28, 2012 WASHINGTON DC

Rising Star Award Honoree Chandra Harrington The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) and Merck & Co, Inc. proudly join together to recognize the achievements of Chandra Harrington with the first ever NOBCChE Rising Star Award. This prestigious award was established to honor a scientist or engineer with 5 years or less of industrial experience who has made a significant technical impact, filed patents, reports and publications at a high rate rate and exuded exceptional leadership skills.

Ms. Harrington will be honored at NOBCChE’s Annual Awards Dinner and Gala on Friday, September 28 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. Ms. Harrington, an engineer at Merck & Co, Inc., is a native of Greensboro, NC and a recent graduate of North Carolina State University, where she obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry and a minor in African American Studies. Ms. Harrington began her career as a summer intern in Merck’s Manufacturing Division. Upon graduation, she joined the company as an employee in the Merck Manufacturing Technical Rotation Program. Throughout her advancement in the program, Chandra was able to enhance her skillset by providing analytical, technical and leadership support in each role.

Ms. Harrington recently graduated from the Technical Rotation Program and now serves as an engineer in External Manufacturing Technology where she manages and provides technical support for the CRM 197 project. In addition to her technical accomplishments, Ms. Harrington continues to pursue her other passion: service. She is an active participant in the League of Employees of African Descent (LEAD) employee resource group. As a member of LEAD, Ms. Harrington sought ways to provide leadership, innovation and service at Merck, including by chairing the Juneteenth Diversity Celebration, a program designed to educate Merck employees about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the work place, and co-chairing the Merck SAT summer prep program.

About NOBCChE The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE ™) is dedicated to building an eminent cadre of people of color in science and technology. Visit www.nobcche.org for more information.


Workshop Descriptions Listed Alphabetically

Blueprint for Social Media Success - Business Edition Thursday 10:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM

Social media has become an integral part of success in business, research, government and academia.The biggest professional challenge is how to develop a creative, sustainable and effective implementation strategy. This interactive workshop will address questions of which platform to use (e.g. ‐ Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Google+ or LinkedIn), the benefits of each and what are the tips and techniques for time management. The data will show which industries are using social media, how success is measured and speculate on future applications. Social media is proving to not just be a toy for teenagers, but rather an effective communication tool in the hands of technical professionals. Presented by: Eric C. Anderson (Scientifically Speaking, LLC)

COACh Workshop “Professional Skills Training for Minority Graduate Students and Postdocs” Thursday ‐ 8:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM

This workshop is designed to introduce negotiations or solution findings to graduate students and postdocs. Participants will learn to develop their “best alternative to a negotiated agreement” and finding their own personal negotiation styles. Attendees will practice through a selection from case studies including developing a strong advocate, credit for research and publications, developing connectedness, obtaining resources that enable productivity, opportunity to demonstrate strong performance, the “all important” reference letter and contracting for that first or new position. Discussions will focus on issues relevant to minority women. Pre‐registration is required: For Graduate Students and Postdocs

COAChing Strong Women Faculty in the Art of Strategic Persuasion Thursday ‐ 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM

This workshop will help professional women be more effective when leading or participating in discussions, meetings, or individual negotiations. It includes discussions on professional negotiation skills, pragmatic learning content, and case studies. It incorporates the real issues facing those attending the sessions through attendee participation and role playing. Discussion is includes issues relevant to minority women that will assist in assuring a successful scientific career and a chosen leadership role. Pre‐registration is required: For Professional Women

Exploring Alternative Career Paths: Non-Traditional Careers in STEM Thursday 2:00 PM ‐ 3:30 PM

Non‐Traditional Career Paths. It’s common to hear anecdotal comments about the value of a doctorate degree in science or engineering but it can be harder to find professionals that are early to mid‐career who are actually on non‐traditional career paths. This panel provides an opportunity hear from scientists and engineers with successful, fulfilling careers outside of the lab. Hear about how and when we made the transition as well as the benefits and challenges of being “different”. Presented by: Dr. Alicia Clay Jones, Panel Moderator (Booz Allen Hamilton) Brian Harris (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Dr. Emeka Nwankwo (Vertical Optimization, LLC) Henry N. Wixon, Esq. (National Institute of Standards and Technology) 52


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Financial Planning Wednesday ‐ 10:30 AM ‐ 11:30 AM

During these rough economic times, it is critical to take the right steps towards a solid financial action plan. Understanding the many variables that play a role in money management are key to obtaining financial goals. The Financial Strategies workshop serves as an outlet for NOBCChE members to ask questions related to money market accounts, checking accounts, savings accounts and much more. Presented by: Derry L. Haywood, II, The Peninsula Financial Group

From the Benchtop to the Board Room--Technology Commercialization/Technology Transfer to Federal Laboratories and Academic Institutions Wednesday ‐ 5:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM

From a university laboratory to the market place; find innovative solutions to address the social, health and economic challenges of today through the Technology Commercialization workshop. This workshop will give research professionals and students insight into a new way of creating financial capital while simultaneously promoting their scientific accomplishments. Presented by: Renard Green, Panel Moderator (The R2 Consulting Group)

Science Policy: Initiating Innovation through Analysis of Politics and Perspectives Friday 9:00 AM ‐ 10:30 AM

This session will examine current trends in science, technology and innovation initiatives and the critical role scientists and engineers play in identifying current challenges and achieving measureable goals. Panelists will delve into challenges and opportunities to bridge the gulf in culture, contexts and complexities between science and technology, and policy and politics. The session will highlight experiential approaches to cultivate diverse science and technology leaders able to apply science to public policy and support solutions to complex societal challenges. Presented by: Dr. Tiffani Bailey‐Lash, Panel Moderator (National Institute of Health) Cynthia Robinson (American Association for the Advancement Science), invited Thomas Kalil (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) & Senior Advisor for Science, Technology, and Innovation for the National Economic Council), invited Dr. Isai Urasa (Hampton University, Department of Chemistry), invited Dr. Emmanuella Delva (American Association for the Advancement Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow, USAID), invited

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STEMulating your Career through Professional Mentoring Thursday ‐ 9:00 AM ‐ 10:15 AM

In this ever‐changing world of science and technology, it becomes increasingly important to prepare young scientist for careers in the STEM fields. As scientists progress and develop, the need for mentors is vital. The removal of barriers, the promotion of engaged learning coupled with the goal of academic success, will foster relationships necessary for advancement of under‐ represented minorities in the STEM fields. This workshop will serve as a guide to mentoring in the STEM fields. We encourage all mentors, mentees, and protégés to attend this workshop to unlock the untapped potential in your mentor/mentee relationship. Presented by: Dr. Howard Kea, NASA

Teachers Workshops - “Teachers' Embracing Science through Education” Tuesday ‐ 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM

This year’s science teachers’ workshop will assist science educators at the elementary, secondary, and high school levels using various teaching strategies and techniques. The 2012 workshops are split into three simultaneous sessions are devoted to elementary school ( K‐5th grades), middle school(6th – 8th grades), and high school (9th ‐12th grades), respectively. Each session will provide resources and materials that will assist in enhancing your curriculum. In addition, educators will have an opportunity to discuss issues and various challenges that face science educators. The objective for these workshops is to assist educators in improving test scores among minority and underrepresented students. This will further assist students to pursue careers in science and technology. Presented by: Dr. Edward Walton, Professor of Chemistry, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA Presentation: “Engaging Science through Hands‐on Investigations” Ms. Yolanda S. George, Deputy Director, American Association for the Advancement of Science‐AAAS, Washington, DC, “Integrating Tools for Hands‐on Teaching in the Classroom Dr. Ashley Beasley‐Green, Bioanalytical Chemist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, “Spectroscopy: The Light of Knowledge” Dr. Mary Satterfield, Research Chemist, “National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST “Nanotechnology: From Nanomeasurements to Nanochemistry”

Your First Academic Position: Understanding Application Process, the Institutional Culture and the Expectations Tuesday ‐ 2:45 PM ‐ 4:00 PM

This workshop is designed for those considering a job in academia. Although the session will be largely driven by questions from the audience, we expect to cover topics of a) the overall balance of research, teaching and service; b) experiences that make for successful candidates in applying, and elements of a good application package; and c) expectations for tenure and promotion. Where appropriate, we will discuss challenges faced in these areas by scientists from diverse backgrounds. This workshop will also address how a career in academia varies with type of institution. PhD‐granting institutions are more similar environments than they are like other types of institutions, and therefore students earning their PhDs tend to have limited knowledge of the existing options. In this workshop a representative from a research institution and a liberal art college will talk about issues of the diversity of career options within academia, emphasizing that most careers involve some research and teaching. Presented by: Dr. Isiah Warner and Dr.Daniela Kohen 54


NOBCC N hE Disttinguisshed Leecturess

Drr. Percy L. JJulian (1899 – 1975) Na ational Aca ademy of Scciences (Eleected 1973) Th he 2012 Perccy Julian Aw wardee is Dr.. Carlton Trruesdale of C Corning Inc..

The Percy L. Julian J Awarrd for significant conttributions inn pure and//or applied research inn science or enginneering is our o most prrestigious aw ward. Dr. Julian J was aan African-A American w who obtained his BS in n Chem mistry from DePauw University U in 1920. Although he enttered DePauuw as a “subbstandard frreshman,” hee gradduated as thee class valed dictorian wiith Phi Betaa Kappa honnors. His firrst job was as an instruuctor at Fisk k Univversity. Juliaan left Fisk and a obtained d a master's degree d in chhemistry from m Harvard iin 1928, andd his Ph.D. in n 19311 from the University U off Vienna, Au ustria. It waas after his rreturn to DePauw in 19333 that Juliaan conducted d 2 the rresearch thatt led to the synthesis off physostigm mine, a drug used in thee treatment oof glaucomaa . Julian lefft DePaauw in 1936 6 to becomee director of research of o the Soya Products Division of thhe Glidden Company in n Chiccago. This po osition at Glidden made Julian the world’s w first A African – Am merican to leead a researcch group in a majoor corporatio on. Dr. Juliaan rewarded d Gliden’s faith f in him by producinng many neew commerccial products from m soy beans. An entrepreeneur as welll as a scienttist, in 1953 he foundedd Julian Labooratories andd later Julian n Assoociates, Inc. and the Juliian Research h Institute. Over O the couurse of his ccareer he acquired over 115 patentss, incluuding one fo or a fire-exttinguishing foam that was w used onn oil and gaasoline firess during Woorld War II2. Thouugh he had over 100 patents p and 200 scientiffic publicatiions, his moost notable contributionn was in thee synthhesis of steroids from so oy and sweett potato prod ducts. Dr. Juulian’s life aand contribuutions were tthe subject of a reccent biopic by b NOVA/PB BS entitled, “Forgotten Genius.”3 T The film wass broadcast nnationally onn February 6, 6 20077 on PBS TV V stations. The table below summarizess the winnerss of the NOB BCChE Perccy L Julian A Award: Year 1975 1977 1979 1981

Awa ard Recipien nts Dr. Arnold Stan ncel (1) Mob bil Oil Com mpany Dr. W. Lincoln Hawkins, Bell Lab boratories Dr. William Lesster, Lawren nce Berkeley y Lab boratory Dr. James Mitch hell (2), Belll Laboratoriees

Year Award Reccipients Dr. Edwardd Gay, Argonnne Nationall 1996 Laboratory 1997 Dr. James H H. Porter , U UV Technoloogies 1998 Dr. William m A. Guilloryy, Innovationns Consultingg 1999 Dr. Linneauus Dorman, Dow Chemical 55


NOBCChE Distinguished Lectures

1982

Dr. K.M. Maloney, Allied Corporation

1983

1991 1992

Dr. B.W. Turnquest, ARCO Petroleum Dr. William Jackson, (3) Howard University Dr. George Reed, Argonne National Laboratory Dr. Reginald Mitchell, Stanford University Dr. Isiah Warner (4), Emory University Dr. James C. Letton, Procter & Gamble Company Dr. Theodore Williams, College of Wooster (Ohio) Dr. Bertrand Frazier-Reed, Duke University Dr. Willie May, NIST

1993

Dr. Joseph Gordon, IBM

1994 1995

Dr. Dotsevi Y. Sogah, Cornell University Dr. Joseph Francisco, Purdue University

1985 1986

1987 1988 1989 1990

2001 John E. Hodge (5) (1914–96), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL 2001 James A. Harris (5) (1932–2000), Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory 2002 Dr. Victor McCrary, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory 2003 Dr. Victor Atiemo-Obeng, Dow Chemical Company Dr. Gregory Robinson, University of 2004 Georgia 2005 Dr. James H. Wyche, University of Miami Dr. Jimmie L. Williams, Corning 2006 Incorporated 2007 Dr. Kenneth Carter, UMass 2008 Dr. Sharon Haynie, DuPont 2009 Dr. Soni Olufemi Oyekan, Marathon Oil Dr. Thomas Menash, GA Aerospace 2010 Systems Dr. Theodore Goodson, III, University of 2011 Michigan 2012 Dr. Carlton Truesdale, Corning Inc.

References and recommended reading 1 2 3

NOBCChE’s Percy L Julian Award, http://www.nobcche.org/index.cfm?PageID=50174597‐757C‐432E‐BA8C253625586175&PageObjectID=37 Percy Julian, Wikipedia Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Julian Julian – Trail Blazer, Peter Tyson, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/julian/civil.html

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NOBCC N hE Disttinguisshed Leecturess

Dr. Hen nry A. Hill 1977 ACS Presiden nt

The 201 12 Henry Hilll Lecturer is Roderic Petttigrew, Ph.D., M.D. Director, National IInstitute of B Biomedical Imaging and d Bioengineeering, Natio onal Instituttes of Health h

Henry Aaron n Hill (1915 5 – 1979), th he renowned d African - A American chhemist in whhose memorry this award d Dr. H was established, was a formeer Chairman n of the ACS S Northeasterrn Section (1963) and Prresident of tthe American n mical Societty in 1977. Dr. D Hill’s ou utstanding contributions c s to chemistrry, particulaarly industriaal chemistry y, Chem and to the profeessional welffare of chem mists are leg gion. Dr. Hi ll’s first conncern and innterest was iin his fellow w hum mans, and thiss was the drriving force behind b all th hat he did booth in the chhemical com mmunity and the world at a largee. H Henry Hill was w a native of o St. Joseph h, Missouri. He was a grraduate of Joohnson C. Sm mith Univerrsity in North h Caroolina and recceived the do octorate degrree from M.I.T. in 19422, after gettinng the highest grades in his class. Hee begaan a professiional career in industriaal chemistry in that year ar, with Nortth Atlantic R Research Coorporation of New wtonville, Maassachusetts. He eventuaally rose to be b vice pressident while doing reseaarch on and developmen nt of w water-based paints, p fire-ffighting foam m, and seveeral types off synthetic rrubber. Afterr leaving Noorth Atlanticc Reseearch, he wo orked as a group g leaderr in the research laborattories of Deewey and Allmy Chemiccal Company y before starting his h own entrrepreneurial venture—N National Polyychemicals iin 1952. Tenn years laterr he founded d Riveerside Reseaarch Laboratories in Cam mbridge, Maass. The firm m offered reesearch, deveelopment annd consulting g serviices in resin ns, rubbers, textiles t and in polymer production. Riverside R Research Labboratory intrroduced fou ur successful comm mercial enterrprises, inclu uding its ow wn manufactuuring affiliatte. Dr. Hill, particularly after having g beenn appointed by b Presidentt Lyndon Joh hnson to thee National C Commission on Product Safety, becaame active in n reseaarch and testting program ms in the field of productt flammabilitty and produuct safety. T The American n Chemical Society wass always very y close to Heenry Hill’s hheart. His active career w with the ACS S begaan in the middle 1950s in the North heastern Secction. Dr. H Hill served oon Northeasttern Section committeess, becaame a counciilor in 1961 and was Chaairman of th he Section inn 1963. He seerved the AC CS in importtant Nationaal posittions includiing secretary y and chairm man of the Professional P Relations C Committee, tthe ACS Couuncil; Policy y Com mmittee, the Board of Diirectors, and d ultimately president p in 1977. He m made an espeecially signifficant impacct in pprofessionalism by pion neering estaablishment of o a set off guideliness defining aacceptable bbehavior for emplloyers in theeir professional relationss with chemiists and chem mical engineeers. This efffort resultedd in the ACS S landm mark docum ment entitled d "Professio onal Employ yment Guiddelines." Dr.. Henry Hilll was the first African n Ameerican to beccome Presid dent of the American A Chemical C Soociety. In reecognition oof his manyy outstanding g achieevements, NOBCChE N identifies an n outstanding g African – American cchemist or cchemical enngineer to bee desiggnated as th hat year’s Henry H A. Hill H Lecturerr. Dr. Roderric Pettigrew w, Ph.D., M M.D., Directtor, Nationaal Instiitute of Biom medical Imaaging and Bioengineerin B ng, Nationaal Institutes of Health iss this year’ss Henry Hilll Lectturer. This aw ward is spon nsored by thee ACS North heast Sectionn and the MIIT Chemistryy Departmennt. 57


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Proffessor Ivan n Addae‐M Mensah, Prrofessor off Chemistryy and form mer Vice Chancellor of the Univversity of G Ghana Ivaan Addae‐Me ensah is Proffessor of Chemistry and fo ormer Vice C Chancellor of the Universsity of Ghanna. He was eeducated at Achimota SSecondary Scchool, Universsity of Ghanaa where he o obtained his B Bachelors and d Masters de egrees in Che emistry, and CChurchill Colllege, University of Cambridge, U.K. wh here he obtaained his Dooctorate degree in organ nic chemistryy. He has taught and do one research for over forrty years in universities in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Germanny where he w was a Fellow w of the Alexaander von Hu umboldt Foun ndation. He iis a Chartered d Chemist an nd Fellow of the Royal So ociety of Che emistry (Life Membership p). He is a Fellow of th he Ghana Accademy of Arts A and Scieences, and served for fo our years as the Vice Prresident for th he Sciences oof the Academ my. He is also a Fellow of the Ghana mical Society. Since retiringg as the Vice Chancellor o of the Universsity of Ghana in 2002, he h has been teacching and Chem doingg research att the University. He has over 160 publications incluuding textboo oks, publications from his scientific reseaarch as well aas education aand social mo obility, languaage and learn ing. Profeessor Addae‐Mensah has served on se everal nation nal and internnational Boards and Com mmittees. Forr the past twen nty five years (1986 to‐date), he has bee en a memberr of the Worldd Health Orgaanization (WH HO) Expert Co ommittee on Q Quality Assuraance of Mediicines. He served as a me ember of thee External A Advisory Committee (EDAC C) of the WHO O’s Special Pro ogramme forr Research an nd Training in Tropical Disseases (WHO//TDR‐ 2005‐2 2011) a memb ber of the Expert Scientific Advisory Co ommittee (ESAC) of the e European Union Conso ortium for D Developmentt of new Antim malarial Druggs (Antimal‐ 2005‐2010),, and a veryy active mem mber of thee African Network for D Drugs and Diagn nostics Innovvation (ANDI),, a WHO/TDR R initiative now based at thhe Headquartters of the UN ECA in Add dis Ababa, and serves as a member of its scientific and technicaal advisory ccommittee(STTAC) . He haas since 2011 been a mem mber of the W WHO African R Region’s Advissory Committtee on Healthh Research an nd Developmeent (AACHRD D). He has carrieed out consultancy assignments for UN NESCO, WHO//TDR, UNFPA,, the Europeaan Union (EU)), the Ghana Statistical Serviices and several other natiional and inte ernational orgganizations. He w was the first Board Chairm man of the National N Petrroleum Tend er Board/Nattional Petroleum Authoriity (2003‐ 2009 9). He has alsso served for various perriods as a Member M of thhe National C Council for Teertiary Educaation, the Coun ncil of the University of Mines M and Technology att Tarkwa, annd the Board of the United Nations U University Instittute of Naturral Resourcess in Africa. Frrom 1980 to 1982, he wa s the Chairm man of the Vo olta River Autthority of Ghan na. He is currently a Commissioner of the Natio onal Developpment Planniing Commisssion. He wass recently appo ointed the firsst Chairman of the Petroleum Commisssion. Prior too this appoin ntment he waas a memberr and Vice Chairrman of the P Public Interesst and Accoun ntability Committee for th e Petroleum Industry. He was also a m member of the B Board of Direcctors of the G Ghana Broadccasting Corporation (1972‐‐1974). Profeessor Addae‐‐Mensah hass received ho onorary docttorate degreees from thee University of Ghana, N New York Univeersity (NYU) aand Soka Uniiversity, Japan (Highest Ho onour). He w was awarded tthe State Honour of Companion of the O Order of the V Volta (COV) b by the State o of Ghana in 20 006 for his coontribution to o education aand public serrvice. . In 2009 9, the Ghanaa Ministry off Health, the e World Health Organisattion Africa R Region and tthe Ghana SSociety of Tradiitional Mediccal Practitione ers jointly honoured him ffor his researrch and contrribution to th he developmeent of the practtice of Tradittional Medicine on a ratio onal scientificc basis in Ghhana and Afriica. He is married with ffour adult children.

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Mr. Eric Anderson, Director of Communicattion Strateegies, Scien ntifically Sp peaking Eric Anderson n is the D Director of Communicaation Strateggies for Sccientifically Sp peaking ‐a coompany he crreated to imp prove commu unication skills and social media m marketing forr small businesses. A nationally workshops fo or professionals at Eli recognized peaaker, Eric hass conducted w pany, Merckk and Compaany, Apple In nc., Raymond James Lilly and Comp nancial, Indiiana Black Expo, the National Organization for the Fin of Black Ch Prrofessional Advancement A hemists and Chemical Engineers (N NOBCChE), the e Indiana Nootary Associattion, the Indiana Continuiing Legal Ed ducation Foru um (ICLEF), Naational Societty of Black En ngineers, Washington To ownship, Jackk and Jill of A America, Carm mel Clay Parkss and Recreation and Pillarr Risk Managgement Grou up. He has won numero ous awards for his workk as a public speaker and sales profeessional. Rece ently, Eric wo orked for Apple Inc. as th he Business M Manager for Central Indiaana. His multti‐million dollaar business unit u increased revenue by b 300% in two years. H His team alsso constructeed solutions for the ness commun nity ‐ from sole proprietorsships to Fortuune 100 corpo orations. Eric earned a Bacchelor of Indiaanapolis busin Scien nce in chemiccal engineerin ng from Prairrie View A&M M University aand a Masterr of Science in the same d discipline from Auburn Univversity. He has also serve ed as an adjunct professo r for Indiana University ‐ Purdue Univversity at Indiaanapolis, Colle ege of Engine eering and Tecchnology. Am mong his otheer pursuits, Erric is a triathleete, marathon runner and aavid reader. He is a native of Indianap polis, Indiana where he livves with his w wife and threee daughterss. He is a mem mber of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and an active e member of f his church w where he currrently teachess Sunday schoo ol classes.

Dr. Eric Ahuja, PhD, Sr. Executive Director, G Global Scieence Techn nology & C Commerciaalization, Merrck & Co. Dr. Eric Ahuja D is currently eemployed at M Merck & Co, Inc. in West P Point, Pennsylvania iin Global Scieence Technolo ogy and Comm mercialization n where he iss Executive Dire ector of Merc k's Commercialization and d Supply Analytical organization. R Responsibilitiies include an nalytical supp port both drugg substance duct commerccialization, lau unch and sup pply at Merck and drug prod Commercializa C ation sites aroound the worrld. He is also a leader and d sponsor for Quality by Des Q sign at Merckk and is activee in advancingg Quality by D Design in the broader pharm maceutical coommunity havving delivered d many preseentations at premier scienttific conferen ces and regulatory meetin ngs such as IFFPAC, AIChE, ISSPE, and AAPSS as well as suupporting thee ICH Quality Implementattion Working Group Training G g Program annd developmeent of the ICH H Quality Implementation Workking Group Po oints to Consiider for ICH Q Q8 (R2), Q9, an nd Q10. He jo oined Merck in 1998 as Sr. Scientist in the Regulatory and Analytiical Sciences d department aand supporteed technology y transsfer of new prroducts from research and d developmen nt to commerrcial manufaccturing. From 2005 to 2007 7, he was Manaager of Merck's Pharmace eutical and 3rd d Party Quality Operationss for Europe, Middle East & South Africca. From 2007 7 to 20 012, he was D Director in Analytical Chem mistry in Development and Supply wherre his responssibilities inclu uded

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Highligh H hted Co onference Sp peakerss Listed Alphabeticallyy proviiding directio on for Merck'ss Process Anaalytical Technology (PAT), CCenter for Exxtractables an nd Leachabless and Pharmaceutical Sttability group ps. n Cyanamid CCo (Wyeth) in Princeton, N NJ in the Analyytical, Priorr to joining Merck he workked for 3 years at American Physical and Bioch hemical Research departm ment developiing and validaating analyticcal methods aas well as supporting scale up acctivities as paart of technolo ogy transfer.

Dr. Daniel Ayo o Dr. Daniel Ayo A is a Che mical Engineeer with varied experiencce spanning research, te eaching and SScience and Technology M Managementt. Beginning from 1995, he has servved as a Director of various Departtments and Projects in Raw Materi als Research h and Develo opment Council, Abuja, Nigeria. The ese include Science and d Technologyy Data Bank,, Advanced Materials, Raw R Materialls Informatio on System, C Computer‐Aid ded Process Equipment Design; Cas sava Processsing Plant; Upgrade of Indigenous His research Technologies for Raw Maaterials Proceessing and many others. H d in commerccial Library M Management on software developmennt has resulted software (LibPlus) that iss in use in over forty librraries across Nigeria. He serves as project connsultant to several govvernment and private ns. He is thee current ch hairman of tthe Professio onal Affairs organization Committee o of The Nigeriaan Society of Engineers. Married with h two childreen, his hobbiees are basketb ball, guitar an nd painting.

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Dr. TTiffani Baiiley Lash, A Analyst, Naational Insstitutes of Health , C Consulting Group h is an analysst in the Officce of the Direector at the National Drr. Bailey Lash Insstitute of General Medicaal Sciences at the National Institutes off Health. he earned her Ph.D. in Chhemistry from m North Caro olina State Un niversity. Sh was on mod er interdiscip plinary reseaarch focus w difying chemical and He hysical prope o address op erties at the liquid/solid interface to ptimizing ph urface chemisstry applicatioons. This reseearch was a ccollaborative effort in su oth chemisttry and cchemical engineering departmentss. Her bo ndergraduate e studies weree conducted aat Hampton U University, where she un of both the N NOBCChE eaarned her BS in chemistry. Dr. Lash wass a recipient o e and Graduaate awards. Prior to herr current possition,Dr. ndergraduate Un h the Americaan Association for the Lash was selectted as a policcy fellow with dvancement of o Science (A AAAS), wheree she gained insight on evvaluating Ad d h and development. Dr. LLash was for research grants/funds disseminated here she a a policy ffellow at thee National A Academies. Th alsso selected as nhanced her knowledge o n the impactt of science aand technologgy policy en ucation by working witth the Com mmittee on Science, in higher edu Engin neering, and Public Policyy (COSEPUP) and the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship on Enggineering Educcation (CASEE). In 2009, Drr. Lash was re ecognized witth a Black En gineer of Thee Year Moderrn Technology Leader development policies. Awarrd. Dr. Lash iis currently engaged in bio o‐medical scie entific workfoorce training and career d MI) Project Maanagement Professional (P PMP). She is also a Certiffied Project M Management Institute (PM

Dr. A Ashley Bea asley‐Gree en, Bioanaalytical Che emist, Natiional Instittute of Staandards an nd Tech hnology Dr. Ashley Beasley Gre en is curren ntly a Bioanaalytical Chem mist at the National Insstitute of Staandards and Technology ((NIST) in the Analytical Chemistry Division annd her reseearch primaarily focusess on the standardization of proteein metrologyy and the deevelopment o of protein‐ Reference Maaterials to based NISTT Reference M Materials and d Standard R support bassic research and clinical applications. Dr. Green graduated d received from Spelm man College inn 2004 with aa B.S. in Biocchemistry and nors, includin ng Phi Beta wards and hon numerous aacademic andd scientific aw Undergraduatte Science Research d the UNCCF/Merck U Kappa and biomedical Award. She ccontinued her studies in b Scholarship/Internship A where she research att Johns Hopkkins University School off Medicine, w macology from the Departtment of Pharmacology Ph.D. in Pharm received a P o awarded aa National and Molecular Sciencess in 2009 aand was also Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoraal Fellowship. Dr. Green’ss research

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Dr. Genesis Be erlanga, Jo ohns Hopkkins Univerrsity Applieed Physicss Laboratory Gen nesis Berlangga is the SR RE Optics Laaboratory Maanager at th he Johns Hop pkins Universsity Applied PPhysics Laborratory in Laurrel, MD. Hailing from Miaami, FL, Gene esis Berlanga ggraduated fro om Mount Ho olyoke Collegge with a B.A. in Astronom my. Leaving the overcrow wded Miami Dade Countty public school system seemed s almoost impossiblee for a low‐iincome Latin no family con nsisting of a single motherr and child, but that chaanged overnigght upon his acceptance and full sscholarship tto the Philips Exeter A Academy preparatory high h school in N New Hampshiire. Genesis h had decided tto be an astrronomer at age six, an d attending Mount Holyoke Collegee futher exp panded his op pportunities in science. In 2009 Geneesis worked at NASA Ames Research Center in ssupport of tthe Lunar Attmosphere and Dust Envvironment Exp plorer missioon. As a collegge senior he was recruiteed to the Mars Science Laaboratory (M MSL) ChemCam m team at M Mount Holyokke doing softtware design and developpment as well as spectrosscopy for onee of only five e completely automated L aser Induced d Breakdown Spectroscopyy setups. Currrently, Gene esis works ass the SRE Op ptics Laborattory Manageer at the Johns Hopkins University U Appplied Physiccs Laboratoryy handling ultra‐high vacuum systems and conductiing fluorescence spectrosccopy across tthe UV‐FIR raange, and he continues w work with MSL's ChemCam aas a collaboraator.

Mr. Garry Bro own, Jr., NO OBCChE NATIONAL SSTUDENT R REPERSEN NTATIVE Garry G Brown, Jr. is a dooctoral candidate in analytical/enviro onmental chemistry at t c the Universitty of Mississip ppi and a 200 07 graduate o of Xavier University U of o Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science deegree in Biochemistry. B . He is vice‐ president of the Olemisss student chapter of NOBCChE N and a memberr of AmeriCo orps. While at the Univeersity of Mississippi, G M Garry volunte ers in outreaach programs at the local Learning Center C and middle m schooll. He tutors aand assists sttudents in 7thh and 8th grade g chemisstry classes, aand also assist students in developingg science fair f projectss illustratingg green chemistry and d focusing on the environment. e . His careerr goal is to solve envirronmental p problems through analy t ytical chemisttry. He wishees to inspire aadolescent’s curiosity in environmental sciencce through his continued commitm ment of volunteering v and exposuree in the area.

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Dr. Ron Buckm mire, Math hematics D Departmen nt, Occiden ntal Collegge

Prof. Ron Bucckmire was bborn in the litttle village of Grenville, Grenada in the West Indies. Ron wennt to college aat Rensselaerr Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New w York, earniing a Bachelo or’s, a Masteer’s and a Doctorate degree in Maathematics inn 8 short (bu ut seemingly endless) yeaars. After receiving his PhD, he wass appointed a Minority Posstdoctoral Scholar‐in‐ Residence at Occidental CCollege (Barack Obama’s ffirst alma ma ater) and then Assistan nt Professor of Mathemattics. In 2004 he was prom moted to Associate Professor and from 2005 to 2010 serrved as Chair of the Occidental College C Math ematics Dep partment. He currently seerves on the editorial board of Numerical M Methods forr Partial Diff fferential Equations an nd has review wed proposaals for variou us NSF programs. In 2011, Ron was w named tthe Educator of the Yeaar by NOGLSSTP (the National Orgganization off Gay and LLesbian Scientists and TTechnical Professionalss) at the AAA AS (American Association ffor the Advan ncement of Sccience) annuaal meeting in Washington, DC. Since Au ugust 2011, R Ron has been on leave fro om Occidental College whilee serving as a Program Officer O in the e Division off Undergraduuate Educatio on in the Ed ducation and d Human Resources Directo orate of the N National Scien nce Foundatio on.

Dr. Charles E. Cannon, P PhD, Profe essor of Disstinction‐C Chemistry,, Columbiaa College, C Chicago CHAR RLES E. CANN NON, PhD, a research chemist and ed ducator, servved as chair of the Deparrtment of Sciience and Math hematics at C Columbia Colle ege Chicago ffrom 1992 ‐ 2 2006. Columbbia bestowed the title of Professor of Diistinction‐ Chem mistry as a ressult of the 14 4 years of serrvice as deparrtment head.. A native of Alabama, hee received hiss Bachelor of Sccience degree e in chemistry and mathematics from m Alabama A A & M University and his doctorate in n physical organ nic chemistryy from the Un niversity of Wisconsin‐Milw waukee.

Throughout his caareer, Dr. Can nnon has com mbined his exxpertise in ch emistry with his dedicatio on to education and to each. Prior to joining the Columbia Chiccago faculty, hhe taught at tthe prestigiou us Illinois Matthematics educcational outre and Science Acad demy, where e he was forr many yearss a leader inn the Summeer ‘AD’Ventures program,, a highly acclaaimed outreach and mentoring program for studen nts gifted in sscience and m mathematics. In the early 1990s he was a master teacher and con nsultant for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundaation Satellitee Outreach EEnrichment Program in East St. Louis, Illin nois. Prior to that time, fo or 11 years h he was a reseearch chemistt at the Amo oco Research Center in Napeerville, Illinoiss.

Dr. C Cannon is actiive in numero ous professio onal and civic organizationns. He is past chair of the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society and d a leader in tthe Black Cau ucus of the Am merican Asso ociation for Higher Education, and is a meember and has given pressentations fo or the Nation nal Associatioon for the Ad dvancement o of Black Chemists and Chem mical Enginee ers and the Illinois Science Teachers Association. A talented musician, hee is a memb ber of the Natio onal Association of Negro Musicians. H He served thrree terms as president of the National Alumni Asso ociation of Alabaama A&M Un niversity. He h holds numero ous awards in recognition oof his leadersship includingg Alumnus of the year. Dr. C Cannon has published papers and curricculum guidess in Science Te Teacher, the Im mpact II Cata alog of Teach hing Ideas,

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Dr.. Dedric Ca arter, Senio or Advisorr for Strate egic Initiatives, Natio onal Sciencce Foundation Be efore comingg to the Natioonal Science FFoundation, D Dedric A. Cartter, PhD, was w the Assisttant Dean off Developmen nt and Strateegic Initiativees in the MIT School of M Engineering.. He also oveersees MIT’s Office of Enggineering Outreach Proggrams, and iis a lecturer in the Depaartment of EElectrical En ngineering an nd Computer Science at M MIT’s School off Engineeringg. Caarter is an experienced e practitioner in the application of eemerging nnovation, an te echnologies o on business sttrategy and in nd an advocaate for K‐ 12 2 education in the sciencce, technologgy, engineering and math hematics (SSTEM) disciplines. Carter'ss career in in ndustry spans nearly a deecade in le eadership cap pacities for c onsulting and products o organizations. He has se erved as a Director D of Teechnology Sttrategy and D Director for Business Prrocess Autom mation for CG GI‐AMS, and aas Director off Consulting fo or a firm in n the UK. His most recentt industry role was as a SSenior Managger in IT Straategy at Deloitte Consultin ng, LLP. On m multiple occassions, he has appeared on n the NBC Diggital Edge tecchnology showcase duringg his tenure e as the Dire ector of the CGI‐AMS Ceenter for Advanced Tech hnologies. Caarter has perfformed reseaarch at MIT Liincoln Labs and AT&T Belll Laboratoriess. He is a passt member off the MIT Corporation (boaard of trustees) where he e sat on the ffirst Engineerring Systems Division Visiting Committtee. As a student, he wass the David M M. Adler Thessis Award win nner from the MIT Deparrtment of Electrical Engineeering and Co omputer Scieence in addittion to receivving nomination to the Sigma Xi Scienntific Researcch Honor Society where he is an Asso ociate Memb ber. Carter is a member of IEEE, ACM, AAAS, and U UPE. He has aa B.S. in Electtrical Engineeering and Com mputer Sciencce and a Master of Engineering in Ele ectrical Engineeering and C Computer Scieence from M MIT and a Ph.D D. in Informattion Systems from Nova Southeastern University (N SU). Cartter has been an ad hoc reviewer r for the t Journal of o Informatioon Resources Managemen nt and he hass been a mem mber of the Internationaal Conference Program Committee C foor the International Resources Manaagement Asso ociation. He is currently a trustee and vice‐chair of the acadeemic board fo or the Schoo ol of Engineering and App plied Sciencess at the Univversity of Virgginia. Additio onally, he is aa member off the Board of Governorss for the Academy of App plied Science e. Prior to asssuming the role of assisstant dean, C Carter lead eengineering o outreach proggrams to further participation in the STEM disciplines. He is a tireless advo ocate of opp portunity creaation for you ung minds.

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Dr. A Alicia Clayy Jones, Lead Associaate, Booz A Allen Hamilton Dr. A Alicia Clay Jon nes, a Lead Associate A with Booz Allen Hamilton, h as over 16 years of experience in industry and government, in a variety of leaadership and managementt roles. She hhas demonstrrated the ability to work eeffectively in dirrect superviso ory positions and in roles that require managementt by influencee; develop an nd implementt strategic planss in support o of new and exxisting programs; assemble e informal, diiverse teams to address prroblems; leveerage best practtices across d diverse fields and work environments; quickly assesss critical situ uations, ask th he right quesstions and build d consensus to t get team members mo oving in the right r directioon. Her areass of interest and expertisse include inforrmation security policy an nd strategy, continuous c monitoring, m pprocess impro ovement, and d the development of natio onal and interrnational stan ndards and guidelines. Prior to joiningg Booz Allen, Dr. Jones speent 7 years deeveloping stand dards and guidelines witthin the Com mputer Secu urity Divisionn of the Nattional Institu ute of Standards and Technology (NIST). There she served 2 yeaars as the De eputy Chief oof the Division, participating in interaggency and government/industry partnersships in suppo ort of privacyy and cyber ssecurity initiaatives, promo oting internattional use of N NIST guidance e, and tailoring NIST gu uidance for specific induustries and applications.. Through negotiated interagency partn nerships, she d developed an nd implementted an outreaach program ffor small business ownerss aimed at increeasing inform mation securitty within the eir businessess and hence the critical iinfrastructuree of which th hey are a part. Dr. Joness also spentt 6 years with E. I. DuPont whhere she wo orked as a physicist, managed Envirronmental/Occcupational Health, H Reseaarch and ISO9 9000 Certifieed Quality Co ontrol Laboratories in a production envirronment, and d became a C Certified Six SSigma Black B Belt with a foocus on quan ntitative imprrovements in research envirronments.

Ms. Ella L. Davvis – Execu utive Board d Memberr‐at‐Large,, NOBCChEE Ella Davis gra E aduated from Drexel Univeersity with a BS in Chemisstry (1980) and a most reccently from A Alvernia Univversity with aan MBA(2010 0). Ella has worked w for many m years in the chem mical and phaarmaceutical industries including at the PQ Coorporation R R&D Laborattories as a Research Chemist/Supe C ervisor and att the Pfizer tu urned Johnso on & Johnson QC Lab as a a Team Lead der. Over thhe years Ella has held a variety of leadership positions p in ACS, A NOBCChhE and otherr professional societies. In n ACS, Ella has been cha h ir of the locall section and she continuees to serve as a Director and a Councilo or. In NOBCCChE , she is a past Natiional presideent and is currently a Bo c oard Memberr‐at‐Large of tthe NOBCChEE Executive Board.

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Mrss. Linda Da avis, Comm mittee Action Program Servicess Linda L. L Davis is founder and exxecutive direector of the C Committee fo or Action Prograam Services (CAPS). ( CAPPS is a non‐p profit organizzation speciaalizing in teache er’s profession nal developm ment in sciencce and techno ology. In addittion, she provides science enrichment p rogram for sstudents in ggrades 4 thro ough 12, a field trips to Johnson Space Centeer ‐ Houston n; facilitate o overnight such as camps to Science P Place, Fair Parrk in Dallas, TTexas. CAPS h has collaborated with the Lu una Planetaryy and Institu te (LPI) and the Genesiss Mission Pro ogram, a space sscience educaational progr am through NASA o on profession nal developm ment worksho ops for sciencee educators in Dallas, Texas . Mrs. Davis is the Adminnistrator at In nspired Vision n Academy I in Dallas, Texas. Her responssibilities incluude special program coo ordinator forr science curricu ulum and enrichment proograms; elem mentary advissor for test required prograams; grant wrriter for the science depaartment and community o outreach prograams, and coorrdinator/facillitator for staaff developmeent. Mrs. Davvis holds a Bach helor of Science in Organizzational Management from m Paul Quinn n College in Dallaas, Texas.

Proffessor Kayyode Denlo oye Ad detokunbo O Denloye wass born on Jun ne13, 1951 in n Dublin, Irelaand. He stu udied Chemiccal Engineerinng at the Univversity of Birmingham in EEngland graduating with a First Classs Honours d degree in 197 72. He stayed on at Birmingham fo or his PhD pprogramme ggraduating wiith a PhD deegree in Ch hemical Engin neering in 19976 specialisiing in fluidisaation. He theereafter joined the Univversity of Ife for a brief peeriod (1976 ‐1 1977) before moving ber 1977 as aa Lecturer. H He rose to the Universsity of Lagos in Septemb nted a Proffessor in Ch hemical through the ranks and was appoin ngineering in 1998. In 19996, he was ap ppointed as tthe pioneer H Head of En De epartment off the Chemicaal and Polymeer Engineeringg Departmen nt at the Laagos State University U w where he w was responsible for curriculum de evelopment. B Between 19992 and 1993, he was a visitting Professo or at the Un niversity of Maryland, M Coollege Park, U USA. He has also been a Visiting Profeessor in the Department of Petroleum m Engineeringg, Covenant University, O Ota between February 20 010 and Januaary 2011. Bettween 2001 aand 2008, Pro of Denloye w was the Manaaging Directorr of Unilag Co onsult. This provided him aan extensive experience in project management, project enginneering and eengineering aassessment. He is a registered professsional chemiccal engineer ( Nigeria and d UK), a charttered scientisst (UK), with special expeertise in projeect managem ment, project engineering and technological evalu ations. He iss a Fellow of both the N Nigerian Socieety of Chemiccal Engineers as well as th he Nigerian SSociety of Enggineers. He h has been invo olved in a num mber of projeects in conju unction with internationaal agencies such as the World bank and UNDP. He has co onsulted exten nsively for many m organisations and industrial con ncerns. Prof Denloye haas travelled eextensively aand has atten nded a large n number of co onferences, se eminars and ssymposia. Hee has led a nu umber of traiining worksho ops and has p published extensively in th he areas of Flu uidisation and d Heat Transffer.

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Ms. Yolanda G George, Am merican Asssociation for the Ad dvancement of Scien nce Washin ngton, DC Yoland da S. Georgge is Deputyy Director aand Program m Director ffor the Directtorate for Ed ducation andd Human Resources Proggrams (EHR) at the Ameriican Association for thee Advancem ment of Scieence (AAAS). Her responsibilities include concepttualizing, developing, impllementing, pllanning, d mu ulti‐year inte rvention and d research projects relaated to and directing increaasing the participation of minorities, w women, and disabled perrsons in sciencce and engine eering. Her rrecent K‐12 m mathematics and science reform work includes con ntributing to the develop pment of maaterials for iinfusing equityy into systemic reformss and condu ucting reseaarch on how w state deparrtments of education and sschool districcts are aligning equity and science and m math initiative es. Also, shee has conductted equity reeviews for texxtbooks and software s pub blishers and test develo opers, including New Staandards Sciencce. She serve es as a consu ltant to numeerous federal and state aggencies, foundations and corporations, c and collegees and universities including the Natio onal Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, CCarnegie Corporation of New York, th he New Jerseey State Depaartment of Ed ducation, an nd the Lou uisiana Statte Departmeent of Educaation, and serves on severral advisory boards includ ding the National Academ my of Engine ering Commiittee on Wom men in Engin neering, Califo ornia State University, U Lo os Angeles Acccess Project, and WGBH Instructionaal Television Science Projeect and others.

Mr. Renard Green, MBA A, CEO, The e R2 Consu ulting Grou up orida, Renardd Antonio Green receiveed his Bachellors of A native of Flo ee in Chemiistry from FFlorida A&M M University. After Sccience Degre receiving this d degree, Rena rd moved to Indianapoliss, Indiana where he wo orked for Dow AgroSciencces as a Disccovery Research Chemist for six ye ears. Mr. Green decidedd to return to academiaa which fueled his pu ursuit of a Masters of Bussiness Admin nistration. W While attendin ng The Oh hio State University’s Maxx M. Fisher C College of Bussiness, Renard took on n a variety off leadership positions and d consulted with several major for‐profit and n not‐for‐profitt companies. He was also o awarded wiith the higghest honor given to Fis her graduatees; the Pacessetter award. This aw ward is given n to the top 2% of the Fisher graduating class. R Renard graduated from m Fisher with a double majjor in Strateggy and Marketting. Up pon graduation, Mr. Greeen was emp ployed by KB BK Enterprises as a Prroject Manage er. As Projecct Manager, R Renard was responsible fo or over $2 20 million worth of real esstate projectss. He was allso the team leader for new busine ess ventures in several n niche industrries and had direct report responsibilities. An acctive member of the Colum mbus commu unity, Renard is a board m ember and fo ormer treasurer for After‐School All‐Sttars, a former marketing aand brandingg chair for 10 00 Black Men of Columbuss and Advisory Council member

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Mr. Richard G Gudnitz, Development Consulttant, NASA A Goddard d Space Flig ght Centerr

Ricchard Gudnittz specializes in recruitmeent and placeement in the Human Re esources Office at NASA'ss Goddard Sp pace Flight Ceenter. Mr. Gu udnitz is responsible for creatinng recruitm ment strateegies, recruitment plaanning/logisttics, conducti ng workforcee planning reesearch and analysis prrojects and maintaining m reelationships w with various top‐tier univversities. Prrior to joiningg NASA, Richaard worked w with U.S. Dep partment of Housing an nd Urban Devvelopment annd was a Conggressional staaff member w with the U.S. House of R Representativves. Gudnitz is a veteran o of the U.S. Aiir Force, se erving on activve duty from 1998‐2005. Gu udnitz graduated from Boowie State U University, eaarning a Bach helor of Sccience in histo ory and goverrnment with a minor in ph hilosophy. Gu udnitz is cu urrently a graduate studennt at Georgetown Universiity. In his spare time, he e enjoys coaching youth basketball aand spendingg time with h his sons Alexander and Niccolos.

Dr. Stefan Fra ance (Lloyd d Ferguson n Young Scientist Aw ward Winneer), Georgia Techniccal Insttitue, Atlan nta GA Stefan France w was born in B Bronx, New YYork and speent his middlee school an nd high scho ool years in Mount Vern non, NY. In 1996, he beegan his un ndergraduate e studies at D Duke Universsity. During h his time at D Duke, he pe erformed und dergraduate research wiith Prof. Ericc Toone in physical orrganic chemisstry and he innterned with Avon Produccts, Inc. (Suffeern, NY) ass a chemist in n both the A Analytical and d the Producct Developmeent‐Skin Caare Divisionss. He graduaated from D Duke in 2000 and enrolled d in The Johns Hopkins University foor his graduaate studies, w where he joined the b of Professo or Thomas LLectka studyin ng the asymmetric catalyysis and lab synthetic meth hodology devvelopment. He received his Ph.D. in 20 005 and on with Dr. Al Padwa att Emory se ecured a posttdoctoral ressearch positio Un niversity. Hiss work at Emory involved the syn nthesis of ccomplex heterocyclic mole ecules and naatural products. In 2007, SStefan left Em mory to join tthe faculty att Georgia Tecch as an earch interests spans the e areas of m methodologyy development, natural product Assisstant Professsor. His rese materials. synth hesis, chemical biology, ch hemical evolution, medicin nal chemistry and organic m

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Mrss. Talitha H Hampton‐M Mayo, Devvelopment Engineer,, Pharmaceeutical Com mmercializzation Tech hnology, M Merck & Co o Mrs. Talith ha Hampton‐Mayo earnedd her B.S. in C Chemistry (20 004) and BA iin Mathematiical Computer Science (200 05) from Oak wood Univerrsity in Huntssville. In 2005 5 she joined tthe and Chemistry Department of Alabama A&M Univerrsity (AAMU) as Laboratorry Manager a Special Pro ograms Coord dinator. Whil e at AAMU she served as the advisor and sponsor for the ACS Chemistry C Clu ub and pre‐G General Chem mistry instrucctor for the Health Careers Opportunitty Program (HCOP). In 20006 she matrriculated to the Universityy of Alabama a in Huntsville where she co ompleted gradduate work u under the direection of Proffessors Emanuel nd C. P. Chen. She earneed her MSE in n Chemical aand Materialss Engineering g in Waddell an 2008. From 2006‐‐2008, she served as a ssteering com mmittee mem mber for the Partnership for Biotech hnology Rese earch (PBR), an alliance of o academic, industrial andd governmen ntal organizattions dedicatted to researrch, educattional and entrepreneurial endeavors iin biotechnology for the ggreater Huntssville area. In n that capacitty she served as the miinority outreaach liaison and creative director d for "Science " Divaas and Dudess", a workshop focused aaround creating beaded d bracelets th hat correspon nd to specific inherited traits in middle sschool studen nts. In 2008 8, Talitha join ned Merck & Co., Inc. as a developmen nt engineer inn Pharmaceuttical Commerrcialization Teechnology (PC CT). In this role she is responsible r fo or supportingg commercialization of neew pharmaceeutical processses from Ph hase IIb throu ugh ed in the pacckaging techn nology and deevelopment ggroup where sshe launch and transferr to supply. Frrom 2008‐2010, she worke coordin nated and plaanned the de esign and exe ecution of controlled stab ility and packkaging‐evaluaation studies to facilitate tthe design,, acquisition,, and evaluation of primary containe ers and packaaging materials. She currrently works in the process develo opment group p focusing on process robu ustness, scale e‐up and new w technology evaluation fo or solid dosagge formulatio ons. Talithaa's leadership competencie es include cre eative thinkin ng, project maanagement, sstrategy deveelopment and d execution, a and effectivve communiccation. Talithaa is currently the NPC Tecchnical & Wo orkshops Com mmittee Chaiir and servess as a team lead represen nting the Merck Compaany for recru uiting. Talithaa has been a member of NOBCChE siince 2007 an nd has been instrumental in helping the t organizzation to establish its pro ofessional devvelopment prrogramming, maintain a ssocial networrking presencce, and develop partnerships with o other professiional technicaal organizatio ons such as t he American Institute for Chemical Engineers and tthe urkes‐Houck (WBH) Womeen's Professional Societyy for Hispanicc Professionall Engineers. SShe is the co‐ccreator of thee Winifred Bu Leaderrship award and symposium and curren ntly leads the WBH sympossium committtee. d (David B. M ayo), singing, concerts, m mentoring, bassketball, boxing, Talithaa enjoys spending time witth her family and husband graphicc and web de esign, and sigh htseeing.

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Mr. Derry Hayywood, II, The Penin nsula Finan ncial Group p Mr. Derry L. Haywood, H II iis the ownerr and foundeer of The Peeninsula nancial Group p, a full servi ce financial sservices firm. Since 1995 P PFG has Fin be een providingg financial serrvices to the community aat large for 24 4 years. PFFG currently o operates in V Virginia, North h Carolina, M Maryland, Texxas, and Ind diana. The Peninsula FFinancial Group has deeveloped exxtensive exxperience in p providing insuurance and ffinancial services. The com mpanies PFFG representt provide finnancial and benefit servvices to busiinesses, ch hurches, non‐profit organizzations, indivviduals and families. Amon ng those se ervices are de eferred com pensation plans, pension n and profit sharing ind dividual life, health, and disability inssurance. The Peninsula Financial haas provided in nvaluable inveestment coun nseling to a spectrum of b business an nd communitty organizat ions – inclu uding professional and sstudent groups at NOBC CChE nationaal and regionaal meetings fo or the past 10 0 years.

Apriel K. H Hodari, Ph..D., Vice President, P Profession nal Develop pment and d Director,, Stokes Dr. A Insttitute, Council for Op pportunityy in Educattion Dr. A Apriel K. Hodaari is a Senior Research Analyst in the Public Reseaarch Division of The Centeer for Naval A Analysis She eearned a Bacchelor of Scie ence in Electrrical Engineerring from Purrdue University, and a Maaster of Scien nce and Doctor of Philosophy in Phyysics from Hampton H University. Apri el used the National Sccience Found dation’s Postd doctoral Fello owship in Sciience, Mathe ematics, Engineering and Technology Education, to o change fields, and joineed the Physics Education R Research Gro oup at the Un niversity of M Maryland. In tthe Thinking about Matheematics Instruction projecct, Apriel is primarily inte erested in high‐quality q ualitative, m mixed method ds and quasi‐clinical meth hodologies be eing used to ggain systemattic understandings of the eeffects Lenses on Learningg has on a principals’ instru uctional leade ership practicce.

Dr. A Angela C. JJohnson, P Ph.D., Asso ociate Proffessor, Edu ucational SStudies, Stt. Mary’s C College of Marryland Angeela Johnson iss an Associate e Professor o of Educational Studies. Shhe is a formerr high school physics teach her and long‐‐time collective member of o off our ba acks, the radical feminist newsjournal. She graduaated in physiccs from Bryn Mawr College and earned her docto orate in the social founddations of ed ducation from m the Univeersity of Colorrado at Bould der, with an e emphasis in aanthropologyy. She teachees courses in educational equity, assesssment, educcational policcy, and reseaarch methods. She has authored annd co‐authored numerous articles an nd book of women off color in pre chapters on the experiences e edominantly White sciencce contexts aand on other issues e in science and science ed ducation. involving equity and excellence

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Dr. Dawn R. Jo ohnson, Ph h.D., Assisstant Profe essor, High her Education Departtment, Syrracuse Univversity Dr. D Dawn Johnson n is an Assistaant Professorr of Higher Ed ducation at S yracuse Univversity. Her reesearch exam mines the racial climate on campus and in the classro oom for students of color r in STEM majors, with a sspecial intereest in the experiences of wo omen of colo or. She formerly directed rrecruitment aand retention n programs fo or under‐reprresented studeents of colorr at a science and engine eering univerrsity. Dr. Johhnson teachees in the areeas of studen nt affairs admiinistration, co ollege studen nt identity de evelopment, and a diversityy issues in U.SS. higher edu ucation. She received her d doctorate in C Counseling an nd Personnel Services from m the Univers ity of Maryland.

Dr. JJohn Lepore, PhD, Srr. Directorr, Chemical Process C Commerciaalization, M Merck & C Co e, Ph.D. John Lepore John leads A API process development ffor Merck syn nthetic comp pounds. In thiis role, he is responsible e for process d definition andd optimization, including tthe applicatio on of appropriate e phenomeno ological and eempirical mod dels with the goal of gainin ng technical understanding of API che emical processses, and enaabling a sciencce and risk baased approach to o API process developmennt. In addition n, he overseees manufacture of material used in cliniical trials, and d technical traansfer of process knowled dge to the Meerck Supply Organizatio on. He curren ntly leads Merrck's Quality b by Design Reaalization Team m. 23 year career with Merck,, John has led d the API laun nch of twelve products, During his 2 operation o of pilot plant ffacilities at Raahway, and th he compliancce function, encompassing ental, and GM MP areas. Witth an in‐depth h knowledge of drug deveelopment and d process and product safetty, environme economics, Dr. Lepore is a regular instructtor for trainin ng of FDA stafff (ORA), and a guest lectu urer at both th he University Pharmaceuticcal of Michigan (Pharrmaceutical Engineering Prrogram), and Rutgers Univversity (Lerneer Center for P dies). He servves on the ISP PE PQLI Techn nical Steering Committee aand is Chair o of the Design SSpace Task Manaagement Stud Team m. Dr. Lepore e is also a mem mber of the D Development Technical Coommittee for the Product Q Quality Reseaarch Institute (PQR RI). John rece eived a Ph.D iin Chemical and Biochemiccal Engineerinng at Rutgerss University in n New Brunsw wick, NJ, and a BS degree in Che emical Engine eering from W Worcester Polytechnic Insttitute.

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Mr. Thomas K Kalil, Deputy Director for Policyy, White H House Officce of Scien nce and Teechnology Advisor for Science, Technologgy, and Inn novation fo or the Nattional Poliicy (OSTP) & Senior A nomic Cou Econ uncil Thomas T Kalill is currentlyy the Speciaal Assistant tto the Chanccellor for Science S and Technology at UC Berkkeley. He has been charrged with major new multi‐discip developing d plinary research and eeducation initiatives at tthe intersect ion of inform mation techno ology, nanotechnology, microsystemss, and biologgy. He will also help deveelop a broad range of partnerships between 2 of the California Instittutes of Scieence and Innovation (C Center for Infformation Teechnology Reesearch in thee Interest of o Society, California C Insstitute for B Bioengineeringg, Biotechno ology and Quantitative Q Biomedical Research) and poten ntial stakeho olders in industry, government, fouundations, and non‐profitss. Previously, Thomas T Kalil served as the Deputy A Assistant to President Clinton for Te C echnology annd Economic Policy, and tthe Deputy D Director of the t White House Nationaal Economic Council. He was the NEC C’s “point person” on a a wide range of technologgy and teleco ommunications issues, such s as the liberalization l of Cold Warr export conttrols, the allo ocation of spectrum s for new wire less servicess, and invesstments in u upgrading America’s high‐te ech workforcce. He led a number of White Housee technologyy initiatives, such as the National otechnology Initiative, I the e Next Generration Interne et, bridging t he digital divvide, e‐learning, increasing funding Nano for lo ong‐term info ormation tech hnology reseaarch, making IIT more accesssible to peop ple with disab bilities, and addressing the ggrowing imbaalance betwee en support fo or biomedical research annd for the phyysical sciencees and engineeering. He was aalso appointe ed by President Clinton to serve on the G‐8 Digital O Opportunity Taask Force (do ot force).

Priorr to joining th he White Hou use, Tom wass a trade speccialist at the W Washington o offices of Dew wey Ballantin ne, where he reepresented th he Semiconductor Industrry Association n on U.S.‐Jappan trade issu ues and technology policyy. He also serveed as the prin ncipal staffer to Gordon M Moore in his capacity as Chhair of the SIA A Technologyy Committee. Tom also servees as a consultant for orgaanizations such as the Sem miconductor Industry Asso ociation, Inteernet2, Comm merceNet, RAND D, and the “D Digital Promisse” initiative p proposed by Newton Min ow and Larryy Grossman. TTom received d a B.A. in politiical science and internatio onal economics from the U University of W Wisconsin at Madison, and completed graduate workk at the Flettcher School of Law and d Diplomacy. He is the aauthor of arrticles and op‐eds on S& &T policy, nano otechnology, nuclear strategy, U.S.‐Japaan trade nego otiations, U.SS.‐Japan coop peration in sccience and technology, the N National Inforrmation Infrasstructure, disstributed learning, and ele ctronic comm merce.

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Proffessor Geo offrey Njugguna Kamaau Prof. P Kamau was born in Nairobi, Ken nya, in 1951. Following his early education e at Ngong Foresst Primary Scchool and Dagoretti High School, Prof. Kamau p P proceeded too Kenya Scien nce Teachers College and then to University U of Nairobi, wheere he obtained his B.Sc. degree and d finally moved m to the e University of Connecticut (U.S.A.), where he reeceived Ph.D. P degree (1986). Hiss undergradu uate study w was in the aarea of Chemistry C an nd Mathemaatics. Moreo over, he ho olds a diplo oma in Education (Hi E gh School teaacher), which h he obtained d Prior to Un niversity Education E and d has been aa high schoo ol teacher forr one year (A Alliance High H School). He has a tw wo years expeerience workking as a Lab boratory Manager M in Industry and is currently a trainer on n laboratory related activities. a Hiss research aareas of intterest includ des applicatiions of analytical a techniques to aapplied reseaarch; Electroaanalytical cheemistry; Catalytic C de ecomposition of toxic organic halides/POP Ps/PCBs, Sp pectroscopic methods, se paration tech hniques, nuclear techniqu ues and nano ochemistry. H He is also involved in radio ochemistry, n nuclear energgy, environmeental studies,, including industrial Chem mical Wastes//Chemical Infformation /au udit/impact assessment, w waste manageement and prrobable prediction of secon ndary toxic p products. He is also involvved in Universsity‐industry co‐operation n, policy issuees, Education n issues, as weell as undertaaking consultancy work. H He served as tthe director oof Board of Po ostgraduate sstudies of Un niversity of Nairobi for three years. He is a founder member of o the follow wing organizaations: East aand Southern n Africa Laboratory Managgers Associattion (E‐SALAM MA, FLMA, Exxecutive Direcctor), East and Southern A Africa Environ nmental Chem mistry forum and Theore etical Chemistry in Africa and KSTC aalumna and aassociation o of Educators,, Kenya Chem mical Society (KCS) and Southern S and Eastern Affrica Networrk of Analytical Chemistss (SEANAC). He has publiished over 70 0 papers in refereed r journals and has presented ppapers in oveer 20 countriees and is fou under & edito or of the inte ernational jou urnal of BioC ChemiPhysics.. He and a coolleague havve patented aa drug by thee name Herp perol Kenya patent: KE/P/2 2010/1001045. He has bee en an externaal examiner in n at least 8 Universities, veetted at least 6 full Professor positionss and has bee en a chairman n of 3 governnment commiittees. His ressearch collab boration ecticut (Ucon nn), Howard University, University o of Surrey, University of Venda, includes Universiity of Conne mibia, University of Zimbab bwe, University of Westernn Cape, Makeerere Universsity and Univeersity of Univeersity of Nam with the Naairobi water aand Sewerage company in the area o Dar ees Salaam. He has been collaborating c of water qualiity for over 15 years. He h has been able e to attract research fundding at both local and inteernational levvels. His missiion includes: Educator/Re esearcher/Administrator/LLaboratory M Management/Environmentalist /Entrepreneur/ Nucleear Energy.

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Dr. Howard E.. Kea, Sr. O Organizatio on Develop pment Speecialist in tthe Office of Human n Capital nagement,, Organizational Leadership & Culture O Office, NASSA Goddard d Space Fliight Man Cen nter Dr. Kea provid D des consultattion and faciliitation servicees to the Scieences and Directorate and the Safety and Mission A Exploration E Assurance Directorates a D at Goddard. PPreviously Drr. Kea worked d as a Supervisor in the Software Syst S tems Division , Software In ntegration & Engineering Branch at lso served as a Team Lead Goddard he a G der in the Misssion Design LLab (MDL) where w he co onducted pree‐Phase‐A paarametric stu udies designing space mission m operaations conceepts leading a team of 1 14 engineers from all disciplines. d

Dr. Kea is curr D rently a mem mber of the, A American Psyychological Asssociation and a the Socie ety of Industrrial and Organizational Pssychologists, A Alpha Phi Alpha A Fratern nity Inc.. Dr . Kea has a BS degree frrom the Univversity of r’s Degree froom George W Akron, Maste A Washington U University and d a PhD in Leadership an L nd Organizatioonal Change aat Antioch Un niversity.

Dr. Daniela Ko ohen, Asso ociate Proffessor of C Chemistry, Carleton C College in Northfield d, Min nnesota Dr. Daniela Kohen is an associatee professor o of chemistry at Carleton College in 002. She recceived her Northfield, Minnesotta, where s he has taugght since 20 n 1990 and Licenciattura en Cienccias Químicass from Univerrsidad de Bueenos Aires in her PhD in chemical physics from m the University of Notre Dame in 199 95. She did postdocttoral work at Bell Laboratoories, Lucent Technologies, and the Un niversity of California at Irvine, and taught at Smith Collegge before goin ng to Carleton. Kohen’s ea is in cond ensed phasee dynamics. C Currently, she and her general research are omistic simul ations to und derstand and characterize how small studentss are using ato gas mole ecules interacct with pure CCO2.

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D Dr. Kelly Mack, Ph.D., Professor, Natural Sciences, Universityy of Marylaand Easterrn Shore urrently, Dr. Mack M is a Pro ofessor of Bio ology at the University off Maryland Eastern Shoree, where she has taught Cu co ourses in Physsiology and Endocrinology E y for 15 yearrs, and is on loan from heer home institution (sincee Fall 2008) serving as a Pro ogram Directo or for the Nattional Science e Foundationn ADVANCE Program. At h her home insttitution, Dr. Mack served in many capaacities includ ding Biology Program Dirrector where she was responsible forr providing leaadership and strategic vission for the intellectual, educational, e aand professio onal development of biology majors an nd for the coo ordination off faculty in prroviding quallity instructioon, research, and develop pment activities. During heer tenure at UMES, Dr. Mack M served as Principal Investigatorr, Director or Co‐Director for externaally funded prrojects that totaled over $12 million dollars, d includ ding the UM ES ADVANCEE Program, w which focused d on issues related to Africcan American n women facu ulty in the STTEM disciplinees and led to o the initiatio on of several institution‐ wiide practices to promote the profession nal developm ment of all facuulty. Drr. Kelly Mack received herr Bachelor of Science degrree from the University o of Maryland EEastern Shoree in Biology an nd later the PhD degree from Howard Universityy in Physioloogy. Dr. Maack has had extensive trraining and exxperience in the area of cancer research h with her ressearch effortss focusing primarily on thee use of novel antitumor aggents in humaan estrogen re eceptor negaative breast tu umor cells. S pecifically, th hese efforts h have included the role of the cellular accumulation of o cisplatin in n breast tum mor cells, andd the use of demethyltraansferase inhibitors and hisstone deacettylase agents in inducing the re‐expression of the estrogen recceptor in hum man breast tumor cells. More recently,, her research focus has involved the use of bioflavonoids in tthe regulatio on of estrogeen receptor po ositive (ER+) aand estrogen receptor neggative (ER‐) brreast tumor ccell proliferatiion. e Board of Go overnors for tthe National Council on U Undergraduatte Research Drr. Mack has served as a member of the an nd is a curren nt member of o the National Institutes of o Health Reviiew Subcommittee for the Minority Oppo ortunities in Reesearch (MOREE) Division.

Ms. Stephanie e R. Miller, Universitty of Maryyland Colleege Park

Stephaniie Miller grad duated from Mount Holyo oke College in n 2010 with aa Bachelor’s Degree in n Chemistry. She has con ducted reseaarch internships with NASSA and NIST and is now n beginnin ng graduate studies as the Dolphuss E. Milligan n Fellow in Biophysiccs at the Univversity of Marryland Collegee Park. Ste phanie has w worked to fu urther LGBT iissues since 2004She has h carried a a passion for advocacy intto her careerr as a scientiist, creating and facilittating a Quee er Science woorkshop at th he 2012 Queeer Sexuality aand Gender Conferencce at Hampsh hire College, MA, and speaking on a Mentorship and Career Advancem ment panel att the 2012 O Out to Innovaate Career Su ummit organized by the National Organization for Lesbiann and Gay SScience and Technical Prrofessionals (NOGLSTP P).

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Dr. V Vernon R. Morris, Ph h.D. (2012 2 Henry MccBay Outsttanding Teeacher Aw ward Win nner)Professor, Depa artment off Chemistrry, Graduatte Program m in Atmospheric Scciences, Environmenta al Engineering, Howaard Univerrsity, Wash hington, D DC Drr. Morris is a a full Professoor with tenure in the Department of Chemistry an nd joint appo ointments inn the Howar d University Graduate P Program in Attmospheric Sciences S (HU UPAS) and iin the Envirronmental Engineering Prrogram. Sin nce coming tto Howard University, Dr. Morris has been responsible forr raising over $50Million in n research fu unding, coord dinated the demic and esstablishment of memorannda of understanding with nine acad research instittutions in siix different countries, ffounded the graduate prrogram in Atmospheric Scciences (the first of its kkind at any H Historically Black College/University orr Minority‐seerving Institu ution), and gguided the research for more m than 1500 students att the graduatte, undergrad duate, and higgh school levels. Drr. Morris recceived his BSS degrees as a double m major in chem mistry and mathematics and a minor inn Physics from m Morehousee College. Hee obtained hiss PhD in Eartth and Atmosspheric Sciences (formerlyy Geophysical Sciences) fro om the Georrgia Institute of Technologgy. He then went on to successful po ostdoctoral fellowships f in Sicily (NATO Advancced Study), Lawrence Liverrmore National Laboratorie es, and the University of C California (Davvis). Dr. M Morris has pu ublished over 60 refereed papers and cconference pproceedings, rranging from quantum ch hemistry to the im mpacts of ligh htning in trop pical Africa, an nd has made over 100 inv ited talks and d national con nference pressentations. The rresearch them mes that guid de the curren nt projects are e (i) the impaacts of aeroso ols on global atmosphericc chemistry and cclimate, (ii) the impacts o of tropospherric aerosols o on urban enviironmental h health, (iii) the fundamenttal roles of particulate in extraterrestrial atmospheress, and (iv) the e interplay bbetween weather phenom mena (e.g. du ust storms, lightn ning, and precipitation) an nd atmospherric chemistry,, i.e. “chemicaal meteorologgy”. Dr. M Morris is the chief archite ect of the firsst Ph.D.‐degrree granting A Atmospheric Sciences pro ogram at anyy minority‐ serving institutio on (HBCU, Hispanic Serving Institu ution, or Trribal Collegee) and the only degreee‐granting g proggram at How ward University. In addittion to writin ng the prograam proposal, he taught interdisciplinary graduate nd served as its first faculty Director. The Howard University Program in Attmospheric manyy of the initiaal courses, an Scien nces (HUPAS)) was implem mented in 1998 and is on ne of the moost vibrant grraduate proggrams at the University todayy. It has produced 28 graaduates ‐ 13 P Ph.D.s and 15 5 MS graduattes, 96% of w who are gainffully employeed in STEM profeessions. HUP PAS is curren ntly the mosst diverse graaduate progrram in atmospheric scien nces in the n nation and alreaady a nationaal leader in the t productio on of minority Ph.D.s in its field. Drr. Morris hass also made significant contrributions to the t US talentt pipeline through various outreach eefforts. He h has served ass a research mentor to studeents ranging from middle school throu ugh the Ph.D., served as aadvisor for niine Ph.D.s an nd nine Masteers degree recip pients in Physsics, Chemistry, Geology, and Atmospheric Sciencees and advisees students ffrom universities in the Westt Indies (UWI‐Mona), Philippines (De La L Salle University), and EEthiopia (Add dis Ababa Un niversity). Hee currently advisses nine gradu uate studentss and two ressearch associaates. Of th he many acco omplishmentss and activitie es that he parrtakes in nonne bring him ggreater joy th han his three daughters Kortn nei, Alexis, an nd Sydney. H He is also blesssed with a b beloved legionn of nephewss, nieces who o add to the p population of Un ncle Vernon’ss kids. Non‐sccientific diverrsions include e reading, travveling, music,, exercise, hikking, and pho otography.

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Mr. Kwame O Owusu‐Ado om, Ph.D., 3M Corpo orate Research Mateerials Labo oratory Kw wame Owusu‐‐Adom was bborn in Ghanaa and imigratted to the Un nited States as a High Schoo ol student. Hee received hiss BS degree iin Chemical EEngineering om Oregon Staate Universityy in June, 20003. In December 2008, he completed fro his doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering with a focus on pho otopolymerizzable polymeer nanocomposites from tthe Universitty of Iowa. Kw wame joined 3 3M Company in January 20009 as a Senior Research Engineer in the e Corporate R Research Matterials Laboraatory. His currrent research h is focused on developing new chemisstries and p products thatt a derived from bio‐ ren newable resources. Kwam e joined NOB BCChE in 2005 as a graduaate student at tthe Universityy of Iowa, whhere he was o one of the fou unding memb bers of that chaapter. He is also a membe r of the Amerrican Chemicaal Society.

Dr. V Vallesha P Parker arker was borrn in Baltimore, Maryland and is a gradduate of the College of No otre Dame off Maryland. Drr. Vallesha Pa She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistryy (2003) and has worked ffor Battelle M Memorial Insttitute since 005. Her worrk focuses on environme ental vulneraability and m material susceptibility anaalyses to cheemical and 20 bio ological agents. During her current ten nure on the executive boa rd of Prism, tthe Battelle M Memorial Institute LGBT Em mployee Reso ource Group, she has helped to estab blish a STEM based schollarship for LG GBT undergraaduate and graaduate stude ents via NOGLLSTP (Nationaal Organizatio on of Gay an d Lesbian Sciientists and TTechnical Pro ofessionals), orgganize workplace LGBT educational forums, and d advocate ffor LGBT frieendly workp place policiess. She is a passionate advocate of prom moting wome en and people of color in science, and has partnereed with The A After School Insstitute (TASI) to provide STTEM educatio on to these traditionally unnderserved populations.

Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., 2012 H Henry Hill Lecturer, N National In nstitutes o of Health Director of th he National IInstitute of Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew i s the first D onal Institutes of Health Biomedical Imaging and Biooengineeringg at the Natio NIH). Prior to o his appointm ment at the NIH, he was Professor of Radiology, (N Medicine M (Carrdiology) at Emory Univversity and Bioengineeriing at the Georgia Institu ute of Techn ology and Diirector of thee Emory Center for MR esearch, Emo ory Universityy School of Medicine, Atlan nta, Georgia. Re Dr. Pettigrew iis known for hhis pioneering work at Em mory Universitty involving fo our‐dimensional imaging of the card diovascular ssystem usingg magnetic re esonance (M MRI). Dr. Petttigrew gradu uated cum laaude from M Morehouse Co ollege with a B.S. in Physiccs, where he was a Merrill Scholar; hass an M.S. in Nuclear Sciencce and Engineeering from R Rensselaer Po olytechnic Insstitute; and a Ph.D. in Applied Radiati on Physics from the Masssachusetts IInstitute of Te echnology, w where he was a Whitaker H Harvard‐MIT H Health Sciencces Scholar. Subssequently, he e received an n M.D. from the Universiity of Miami School of M Medicine in an accelerated d two‐year

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Dr. Pettigrew’s awards include membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the Bennie Award (Benjamin E. Mays) for Achievement, and being named the Most Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Miami. In 1989, when the Radiological Society of North America celebrated its 75th Diamond anniversary scientific meeting, it selected Dr. Pettigrew to give the keynote Eugene P. Pendergrass New Horizons Lecture. He has also served as chairman of the Diagnostic Radiology Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, NIH. He has been elected to membership in, both the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies, fellowship in the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and Honorary Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society.

Dr. Claudia Rankins, Ph.D., Program Officer, Division of Human Resource Development National Science Foundation Claudia Rankins is a Program Officer in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation. She manages the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU‐UP) which provides awards to enhance the quality of undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and research at HBCUs as a means to broaden participation in the nation’s STEM workforce. She also manages the Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program which makes resources available to enhance the research capabilities of minority‐serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research.

Prior to this post, Dr. Rankins served at Hampton University for 22 years in a number of capacities, including endowed university professor, chair of the department of physics, assistant dean for research, and dean of the School of Science. She also directed STEM enrichment and research programs for students ranging from middle school through post baccalaureate studies. Her formal education includes military training, certification as translator and interpreter for German, French and English, a B.S. in Mathematics from Christopher Newport University, an M.S. in Statistics from Old Dominion University, an M.S. in Physics, and a Ph.D. in Physics both from Hampton University. Since 1998, Dr. Rankins secured over $10 million in external grants that supported pre‐college activities as well as undergraduate education and research in STEM. Her research in theoretical particle physics focused on the development of a model to describe distribution amplitudes and form factors of pseudoscalar mesons. Her current research interests focus on the underrepresentation of women faculty of color in STEM disciplines in the academy.

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Ms. Cynthia R Robinson, D Director, A American A Association n for the A Advancemeent of Scieence; Policy Fello owships. Scieence & Tecchnology P Cyynthia Robinson directs th e AAAS Scien nce & Techno ology Policy Fellowships de epartment, ad dministering programs and d activities fo or yearly coho orts of 200 Co ongressional and Executivve Branch Feellows, with aa team of 14 4 full‐time staaff and an an nnual budget of more than n $10 million.. She overseees strategic plaanning and policy; progrram develop pment and eevaluation; sttakeholder relations and communicatiions; professsional develo opment and education acctivities. Prio or to joining AAAS in 20004, Cynthia w worked for seeven years dirrecting fello owships for scientists and engineeers focusingg on the en nvironment and a conserva tion, with th he Pew Fellows Program in Marine Co onservation, aand the Aldo Leopold Lead dership Progrram. She has more than 20 0 years of exp perience in prrogram manaagement, com mmunicationss, and non‐ prrofit administration. Her eaarly career w was in public rrelations and marketing in the fields of community developmentt, financial seervices, and h healthcare. he also has worked w in thee education for sustainab bility realm, and spent Sh three years in internationall developmen nt with the P Peace Corps in Thailand an nd The Gam mbia, focusi ng on enviironmental education aand youth en nrichment programs. Cyynthia holds a bachelor'ss degree in jjournalism fro om Boston University, andd a master's degree in urb ban and environmental po olicy from Tufts T Univerrsity, with a concentraation in intternational envirronmental po olicy and sustainable de evelopment. She is a reccipient of a UNEP Fellowship in Intternational Envirronmental Management, M and a Switzzer Foundation Environm mental Fellow wship. Cynthia has held numerous volun nteer leadersship positionss. She was a ttrustee of the e Robert and Patricia Swittzer Foundatiion from 199 99 to 2007, including three ye ears as board chair; and frrom 1994 to 2 2005 she servved in various governancee positions wiith the Sea Educcation Associaation, including six years as a trustee. Currently s he is on the Green Infrasstructure Plan Steering Committee for the town of Cheverly, MD, o overseeing ed ducation and outreach inittiatives; and she is a mem mber of the Association for Women W in Sccience, and the International Leaderrship Association. Cynthiaa is a memb ber of the Association of Wo omen in Scien nce, and the International Leadership A Association.

Dr. Mary Satterfield, Re esearch Chemist ,Nattional Institute of Sttandards and Techno ology Dr. Maryy Satterfield is the Scientiific Advisor o of the Biocheemical Science Division. After completing a Ph.D. in Analyytical Chemisstry from thee University o of Texas at Austin in 2001, she e was awardded a Nation nal Research h Council po ostdoctoral fellowship at the Naational Instituute of Standards and Tecchnology (NIST) in the on protein Analyticaal Chemistry Division. For several yearrs Dr. Satterfield worked o and small molecule reference meethods and Sttandard Reference Materials before moving tto the Biochemical Sciencee Division. Dr. Satterfield has also o developed and continuees to lead thee NIST Summeer Institute for Midd dle School Science Teachhers, a two‐‐week long w workshop deesigned to support middle scho ool science tteachers thrrough a com mbination of hands‐on activities,, lectures, tou urs, and visitss with scientissts in their lab boratories.

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Dr. Laura Stubbs ,Director, Sciencce and Tecchnology In nitiatives,O Office of th he Secretaary of Defeense Drr. Laura Stubbs, a membeer of the Senio or Executive Service, was appointed ass the Directorr, for Sciencee and Techno ology Initiativves in December, 2011. He er prior appo ointment waas as the Dirrector, Requiirements and d Strategic Inttegration, efffective July, 22010. RSI wass responsiblee for strategicc planning, intternal communications, pperformance aand informattion managem ment, legal po olicy, and ove ersight of coongressionallyy mandated p programs afffecting the readiness and w well‐being of the U.S. arm med forces. Bo oth appointments are in the Office of th he Secretary oof Defense. ered the U.S. Navy as the ffirst African‐A American Navval Nuclear Drr. Stubbs ente Po ower School iinstructor. Shhe later transsferred to thee US Naval Academy as an n Assistant Prrofessor in thhe Mechanicaal Engineering Departmen nt. She left acctive duty bu ut continued service in tthe Navy Reserve qualifyying as an En ngineering Du uty Officer sppecializing in life cycle management off ships and sh hips systems. She is now reetired. Before assuming her current role, Dr. Stub bbs was also the Chief Leearning Officeer for the Carderock Divission at the Navaal Surface Waarfare Centerr where she provided the e overarchingg strategy fo or technical learning and workforce deveelopment initiatives for 32 200 employe ees. Prior to that positionn, she was th he Branch Heead for the Machinery Scien nce and Technology Group p where she led a team o of engineers aand scientistss to develop cutting edgee upstream techn nologies for the Navy. With a proven trrack record of o success, frrom 2006‐200 09, Dr. Stubbbs was recalled to activee duty by thee Assistant Secreetary of the Navy for Manpower and d Reserve Afffairs as a H uman Capitaal and Lean Six Sigma Deeployment Cham mpion. She developed, d implemented and promo oted the usee of process improvement practices to better impleement the Department D of o Navy humaan capital strrategy and tootal force plaanning manaagement policcies. Upon leaving active dutty, she return ned to the Naval Surface W Warfare Centeer, Carderockk Division as aa Process Imp provement Specialist and Master Black Belt. No sttranger to private industryy, Dr. Stubbs previously w worked at Proocter and Gam mble where sshe held key leadership posittions. She orgganized and implemented one of the m most compliccated logisticss, customs, im mporting and d exporting programs leading teams in the e delivery of kkey global maaterials and i n the successsful launch off a new, glob bal product simultaneously on n four contine ents. Dr. SStubbs earned d a Ph.D. in M Mechanical Engineering frrom the Univ ersity of Marryland at Colllege Park. She received both the B.S.E. and a M.S.E. degrees d in Mechanical M Engineering aand Applied Mechanics ffrom the University of Penn nsylvania. She has been an adjunct professor with w the Felss School of Governmentt at the University of Penn nsylvania whe ere she taught a class on Program Manaagement. Dr. SStubbs has received numerous awards including the e Women of Color Speciall Recognition Award for h her work in Scien nce Technologgy Engineerin ng Mathematics (STEM) (N November 20111), the Living Legend Award from the University of Peennsylvania B Black Alumni Society (Septtember 2010)), the Merito rious Servicee Medal for her work in ASSN(M&RA) (Septtember, 2009 9), the DoD STTEM Role Model Award (M March, 2006) and the VADM Samuel Grravely Award,, bestowed

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Ms. Ernestine e T. Taylor Ernesstine T. Taylo or worked moore than 20 yyears at the exxecutive level in human resou urces and organizational d evelopment w with fortune 500 companies such as Ortho o‐McNeil Phaarmaceutical (Johnson & JJohnson), Avvon Products Company, Inc. C Continental C Can and Ford Foundation. She has taaught manageement and busin ness commun nications couurses at Elo on Universityy, Bennett C College for Wom men and sevveral commuunity colleges in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. In 20 002, Taylor esstablished ETTConsulting w with a focus on executivee coaching, leade ership development and teeam building As an indep pendent consultant, she is a facilitator f and executive coach for heealthcare orgganizations, aaerospace, energgy, telecomm munications, educationaal institution ns and govvernmental agenccies. Featu ured in Ebonyy Magazine (11990), as onee of Best and Brightest Blacck Women in Corporate America.

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Dr. Carlton Truesdale, Research Fe R ellow, (201 12 NOBCC ChE Percy Julian Awaard Winnerr), on Technologies Dire ectorate, C Corning Inccorporated d Inorrganic and Integratio A n native of High h Point, Northh Carolina, Drr. Carlton Truesdale receivved his B.S. in chemistry fro om Morehouuse College aand his Ph.D. in physical chemistry fro om the Univerrsity of Califoornia, Berkeleey. Since joining Corning in n 1983, Dr. Tru uesdale has b become widelly recognized d for his reseaarch in opticaal couplers, mu ultimode fibe ers and waveeguide processsing, garnerring numerou us patents, writing for journals, and pubblishing manyy conference proceedingss along the waay. In 2005, D Dr, Truesdale was recognizzed by BlackEEngineer.com m as one of the e “The 100 Most Importtant Blacks in Technologgy for 2006.1” Carlton Tru uesdale has re eceived manyy awards and honors inclu uding recognittion for his leaadership in divversity effortts at the company. In 1998 8, he received d a Golden Torrch Award frrom the Nati onal Society of Black Enggineers for h his work in opttical fiber re esearch. Alsoo in 1998, tthe Society of Black Pro ofessionals pre esented him its Valuing tthe Individuaal Award. In 2002, he recceived the Divversity and Development D Award from the Corning Professionall Women's Forrum. In 2009,, Dr. Truesdaale received tthe first Distin nguished Citizzen Award fro om the Economic Opportunnity Program of Chemung and Schuylerr counties. At Corning, Dr.. Truesdale i s widely recognized for his research in optical coup plers, multimo ode optical fiibers and opttical waveguide processinng. Carlton's rresearch in couplers resulted in key paten nts that supp ported the cou upler businesss. Many of th hese innovati ons went on to become co ommercial prroducts for Corning. He has also invented sseveral new ccomponents ssuch as the m mode conditio oner and band dwidth comp pensator to dwidth for mu ultimode fibers. His curren nt research acctivities include the nanom materials proccessing for increease the band life sciences, speccialty materials, and energy applications. He holds 2 4 patents forr his work durring his 29 plus years at Corning, and he h has authored more than 40 0 technical re eports. In adddition, he has written a number of journ nal articles and made presen ntations at sccientific confe erences. He is on the Booard of Advisors to the Jaackson State University Colleege of Science e Engineering and Technology (CSET) an nd Howard U niversity (CREEST) Nanomaaterials. Carlton and his w wife, Linda, haave four child dren and eigh ht grandchilddren. Active in the commu unity, Dr. Tru uesdale for d Santa Clauss at the Ernie Davis Community Center in Elmira. He is a memberr of the execu utive board manyy years played of the National Asssociation forr the Advance ement of Colo ored People aand of the board of directo ors of the Sou uthern Tier Pregn nancy Resourrce Center.

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Proffessor Nelson Torto He is currrently a Proffessor of Anaalytical Chemistry and thee Head of the e Chemistryy Departmentt at Rhodes U University. Hee also serves o on the Senate e Executive and is the CChair of the A Analytical Divvision of the South African n ncil member. He graduated d Chemical Institute (SACCI) as well ass a SACI coun Hons of the University of o with a BSc from thee Chemistry School of H n Manchestter Institute of Science aand Technology (UMIST, UK), MSc in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Botswana and a PhD in n Analytical Chemistry frrom the Univversity of Lun nd, Sweden. H He started his 5 teaching career at thee University of Botswanaa where he sspent over 15 years untiil he rose to tthe rank of Associate Proffessor. In Botsswana he was the Directtor of the Ceenter for Scieentific Research, Indigenou us Knowledge e and Innovvation (CESR IKI), foundingg secretary o of the Botsw wana trust for harnessing of sciencce and tech hnology for economic development (B BOTHASTED). In Botswanaa he has playyed various roles in advisiing governmeent on S&T issues and reemains on the e oard of Direcctors for the Botswana Te Bo echnology Ce enter (BOTECC) and the Bo otswana Inno ovation Hub. Nelson is the e fo ounding and current Secre etary General for the African Networkk of Analyticaal Chemists (SSEANAC www w.seanac.org)). SEEANAC celebrated its 10 yyear anniverssary in July by hosting an internationaal conference in Maputo, Mozambique e. He has been chair of several internaational, regio onal and nattional organizing committees for wo orkshops and d onferences. Some S of thesse conference es have resulted in journ al special isssues with Talanta and Pure an Applied d co Chemistry. He is on severall editorial boaards for interrnal journals aand was guesst co‐editor fo or Anal Chim Acta in 2011 1, fo or a special isssue celebratiing analytical chemistry published in A Africa. For sevveral years, N Nelson has beeen a member off IUPAC’s Divvision V and recently he was appointted to serve on IUPAC’s C Committee o on Education on behalf of o Division V. Nelson has an aactive researcch group of m more than 14 students and d he has hostted scientistss from severa al ountries inclu uding north America, south h America and various reggions in Africaa. He has grad duated more than 10 PhDss, co published morre than 90 paapers and hass several patents. He is thhe 2008 winn ner of the Am merican Chem mical Society’s Yo oung Investiggator Separation Science A Award. His ressearch intereests are in thee area of colo orimetric diaggnostic probes fo or environmental, biotechn nological and d medical sam mples.

Dr. Caroline S. Turner, P Ph.D., Proffessor, Docctorate in Education nal Leadersship Prograam mento California Statte Universsity, Sacram ner is Professo or and Graduate Coordinaator, Doctoratte in Educatio onal Leadersh hip Program, Carroline Sotello Viernes Turn California State University, Sacramento and Professor Emerita, Higgher & Postseecondary Edu ucation, Linco oln Professor of EEthics and Ed ducation, Arizzona State Un niversity. Reccognizing herr exemplary sscholarship and mentorship, Turner is thee 2010 recipie ent of the ASU Chicano Latino Faculty SStaff Associattion (CLFSA) Dr. Manuel SServin Facultyy Award, the 200 09 recipient o of the Americcan Education nal Research A Association (A AERA) Scholaars of Color in n Education D Distinguished Carreer Contribution Award, tthe 2009 AER RA Dr. Carloss J. Vallejo M Memorial Awaard for Lifetim me Scholarshiip, the 2008 Reccipient of the e Association for the Studyy of Higher Ed ducation (ASH HE) Council o on Ethnic Partticipation Milldred Garcia Aw ward for Exem mplary Schola arship, and th he recipient of o the 2008 & & 2009 Arizo ona State University Maryy Lou Fulton College of Educaation Dean’s FFaculty Excelllence Award.

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Highlighted Conference Speakers Listed Alphabetically Currently, she serves as Chair of the ASHE Council on Ethnic Participation and Faculty Co‐Chair of AERA’s Advancing Research on Underrepresented Ethnic Populations in Education, Carlos J. Vallejo Research Track on Latinas and Latinos in Education Pre‐Conference. Turner was the founder and State Site Coordinator for the Arizona Education Policy Fellowship Program and served as President of the Arizona State University Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association. Her research and teaching interests include access, equity and leadership in higher education, faculty gender and racial/ethnic diversity, organizational change, and the use of qualitative methods for policy research. Her publications include a book entitled Diversifying the Faculty: A Guidebook for Search Committees, which is widely adopted selling over 17,000 copies nationally and internationally, a co‐authored book entitled Faculty of Color in Academe: Bittersweet Success, and a co‐edited book, Understanding Minority‐Serving Institutions. Her current book projects include the following titles: Promoting Social Justice in Higher Education: Preparing the Next Generation of Scholars and Practitioners (sole author) and Mentoring Across Institutions, Gender, Race & Class: Cultivating the Next Generation of Academics of Color (co‐editor). Dr. Turner has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, and presently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education. She is one of the founding editorial advisory board members for the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. She was elected and served on the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Board of Directors. In 2001‐2002, she was selected as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. Dr. Turner has also served as Interim Dean for research for the Arizona State University College of Education and as coordinator for faculty programs at the University of Minnesota where she co‐founded a national symposium on the recruitment, retention, and development of faculty of color entitled “Keeping Our Faculties.” Professor Turner’s research includes a Spencer Foundation funded study of the faculty search committee process and hiring of faculty of color, a PEW Foundation funded study of Latino faculty in theological education, a Ford Foundation funded study of Diversity in Academe Post‐Grutter, a Stanford University funded study of Pre – 16 reforms and the promise of a seamless educational system, a study of women of color presidents in higher education, and a study of faculty and students of color in mathematical sciences and related fields. She was a Visiting Scholar with the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (SIHER) and named a Distinguished Alumni Scholar by Stanford University. Turner received her undergraduate degree in History and her master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of California, Davis. She received her doctorate in Administration and Policy Analysis from the Stanford University School of Education.

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Dr. JJane W. Tu ucker, Ph.D D Jane Tucker haas over twennty‐five yearss of experien nce in higher education in n bo oth the admin nistrative andd teaching areeas. She has taught negottiation skills in n the Fuqua Scho ool of Businesss at Duke and is currentlyy a consultantt educator for CO OACh througgh the Natioonal Sciencee Foundation n. She has also taught AD DVANCE proggram seminaars in negotiations and iis adjunct faculty for the e Ce enter for Creaative Leadersship, where sshe works witth leaders fro om both non‐ prrofit organizattions and corrporations. Drr. Tucker hold ds a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from the University of No orth Carolinaa and is an alumna of W Wellesley Colllege. She h has published d paapers on learrning strateggies and orgaanizational deevelopment. Her current research intere est is focused on early ado opters in chan nge processess.

Dr. Isai Urasa,, Chairman n and Professor of Ch hemistry, Hampton Universityy Drr. Isai Urasaa, is Chairm an and Pro ofessor of Chemistry at Hampton Un niversity. He earned a BA A in Chemisttry and Math hematics in 1 1970 from Haampton Instittute. In 19722, he earned an M.A. in A Analytical Ch hemistry at the State Univversity of N ew York, Bu uffalo, and h his Ph.D. in Analytical Ch hemistry in 19 977 from Coloorado State U University. He returned to o Hampton in 1980 as an n assistant pprofessor of chemistry. He was pro omoted to essor in 19833 and also beecame the deepartment ch hairman at asssociate profe that time. He has held t hat position since then.. His interessts include An nalytical Chem mistry; Enviroonmental Cheemistry; Tracee element sp peciation in aq queous mediaa; analytical m methods deveelopment witth atomic speectroscopy; Ion Chromatoggraphy and H High Performance Liquid Chromatograaphy; Solid ph hase extractio on applied in metal speciattion. Drr. Urasa ho olds membeership in thee American Chemical So ociety, the Taanzania Chem mical Societyy, National Organization n for the Prrofessional Ad dvancement of Black Cheemists and Ch hemical Engineers, and B Beta Kappa Chi H Honor Societyy. He has servved on manyy committeess including Addvisory Comm mittee, National Science FFoundation Center for Worksshops in the Chemical Sciiences; Proje ect Advisory CCommittee, A American Waater Works A Association Research Foundation; Advisorry Board, Uniiversity of Pitttsburgh Canncer Institutee and Hampto on Universityy Research and TTraining Partn nership (an NIH supported d program); Editorial Boardd, Tanzania Jo ournal of Scieence.

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Dr. Mark VanA Arendonk,, Ph.D, Vicce Presiden nt, Analytical Chemisstry in Devvelopmentt and Sup pply, Merckk & Co., Inc donk joined M Merck in 20099 through thee merger with h Schering‐ Mark VanArend ough. He is responsible r ffor late stagee developmen nt analytical chemistry, Plo through registrration, launchh and commeercialization. He is a mem mber of the leaadership te eam for Merck's Global Science Technollogy and Co ommercializattion team. PPrior to this, he led the CMC team and d the R&D GM MP testing labs for Scheering‐Plough.. Over his 3 30 year career he has vaariously worked at Upjohnn, Pharmacia and Upjohn,, Pharmacia, and Pfizer ho olding positio ons of increaasing respon nsibility in A Analytical R&D, Quality Asssurance, and d CMC. He e presently se erves on the bboard of direectors for the Innovation aand Quality Co onsortium. Mark received his Ph.D in A Analytical Cheemistry in 198 82 from Colo orado State Un niversity and his B.A. from m Hope Collegge in 1978.

Dr. Edward D.. Walton, P Professor o of Chemisttry, Califorrnia State Polytechn nic Universsity, CA Dr. Edwaard D. Walto on has been professor o of chemistry here at “Call Poly” for twenty years having come from tteaching as aa civilian proffessor at thee US Naval Academyy in Annapollis, Marylandd. He spent a year as Research an nd Science Education n Fellow for the Cooperattive Institutee for Research h in the Environmental Sciences at Univ of Colorado, Bouldder. Dr.Walton also spentt a year at tthe Lawrencee Hall of Sciience, at Un niversity of Californiaa, Berkeley, w working as staatewide pre‐ccollege progrram coordinator for the MESA (M Math Engineerring, Science Achievemen nt) Program. At Cal Poly h he teaches general college chem mistry, senioor (advanced d) inorganic chemistry, Consumer chemistryy and the che emical sciencce course. In addition, Dr. Walton has taught the “methodss for teachingg science” in tthe teacher eeducation pro ogram. Dr. Walto on has served on nationaal science ed ducation com mmittees... the National Academyy of Sciences’’ working grooup to devellop the Natio onal Science Education Standards, a revie ew committtee for the Nation nal Assessm ment for ess (NAEP) in n Science, an nd the Educational Testingg Service’s C Committee fo or the SAT II Chemistry EduccationalProgre Exam mination. He h has directed summer s institutes for elementary scho ool teachers,, middle scho ool science teeachers, and area high schoo ol chemistry teachers. Drr. Walton has served as Commander,, US. Navy, aand taught in n an ROTC preparation program in San Diiego, and has done training in Japan and Italy.

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Highligh H hted Co onference Sp peakerss Listed Alphabeticallyy

Dr. Isiah Warn ner, Professsor of Che emistry, Lo ouisiana Sttate Univeersity, Bato on Rouge, LA Dr. D Isiah Warner, Boyd Prrofessor of Lo ouisiana Statte University,, Philip W. West W Professo or of Analytiical and Enviironmental C Chemistry, an nd Howard Hughes Medic H cal Institute PProfessor is an analytical cchemist with more than 300 3 refereed publications in a variety of journals relevant to h his area of research. He e has particcular expertiise in the area of flu uorescence spectroscopy, where his reesearch has fo ocused for mo ore than 35 yyears. He is considered on c ne of the wo rld’s experts in this area. For examplee, he is the corresponding c g author in tthe highly cited biannual reviews on ““Molecular Fluorescence, F Chemilumineescence Spectrometry“, Phosphoresscence, and C fo or the journaal, Analytical Chemistry. O Over the pastt 20 years, h he has also maintained m a strong reseaarch effort in n the areas o of organized m media and separation science.

Dr. Deauna W Webb, Univversity of M Massachussetts, Amh herst Dr. Deauna W D Webb receiveed her masters and doctorate degreess in Clinical ofessional Psychology in A Psychology at P t the Georgia School of Pro Atlanta, GA and a she speccializes in tra uma, Posttraaumatic Stresss Disorder (P PTSD), and bisexual, andd transgenderr issues. She has worked in a variety gay, lesbian, g of o clinical setttings includinng the Veterans Affairs M Medical Centeers in both Atlanta, A GA and a Northam mpton, MA an nd worked ass a consultaant for the Atlanta VA. In A n her current position as aa postdoctoraal psychologisst fellow at Clinical C and Support Opptions, Inc. in Greenfield, MA, she conducts psychological p l evaluations,, In‐Home Beehavioral Theerapy with ch hildren and adolescents, a and providees staff traiinings on Seexual Develo opment in Children. C She e is also conttracted with Fisk Universitty as a visitin ng lecturer on the effects o s of sexual stiigma on mental health.

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2012 NOBCCHE PRESIDENT’S AWARD RECIPIENTS The NOBCChE President’s Award is given every year to individuals and organizations which have best demonstrated the mission of NOBCChE: to create an eminent cadre of people of color in science and technology, by virtue of their commitment to serve the global community in words, actions, and deeds that have a lasting impact.

Below are the 2012 NOBCChE President’s Award Recipients.

Denise Barnes, PhD

Robin Rathmann‐Noonan

Program Director National Science Foundation

Executive Director National Science & Technology Medals Foundation

Paula Christopher

Paula Shelton

Diversity Member Associate American Chemical Society

Executive Director Maryland Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert Chief of Naval Operations US Navy Wesley Harris, PhD Associate Provost for Faculty Equity Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tyrone Taborn Chief Executive Office Career Communications Group

Woodrow Whitlow, PhD

Timothy Lynch Past Grand Knight Knights of Columbus – Columbia Council

Associate Administrator for Mission Support Directorate National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Rocco Mennella

The Links, Incorporated

Professor, Mathematics, Physics, & Engineering Prince George’s Community College

Washington, D.C.

Vince Ortiz, PhD/ Christopher Roberts, PhD

Corning Incorporated

Department Chair Chemistry & Biochemistry/ Dean of Engineering Auburn University

Corning, New York

Please join me, Victor R. McCrary, Ph.D., National President, the NOBCChE Executive Board, and our NOBCChE members and supporters in congratulating this year’s recipients ‐‐‐well deserved!! Recipients of the 2012 NOBCChE President’s Awards will receive their awards at the NOBCChE Awards Banquet & Gala, Friday, September 28th.

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The National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE ™) presents

NOBCChE 2012 Exhibitors Exhibitor Booth • 3M 404-406 • AAAS/Science & Technology Policy Fellowship 107 • Air Force Office of Scientific Research 220 • Air Products and Chemical Company 105 • American Chemical Society 700 • Argonne National Laboratories 318 • Auburn University 221 • Bayer 121 • Carnegie Mellon University 216 • Case Western Reserve University 712 • Colgate-Palmolive 204 • Cornell University 704 • Corning 304-306 • Department of Defense 102-106 • Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection 309 • Dow Corning 111 • Drug Enforcement Administration 211 • DuPont 214 • Environmental Protection Agency/ NCER 315 • Exxon Mobil Process Research 115 • Florida A& M University 806 • GeorgiaTech/ NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation 319 • Gilead Sciences 420 • GlaxoSmithKline 311 • Hamilton College 802 • HJ Heinz 321 • Iowa State University 709 • Jackson State 307 • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 210 • LANXESS Corporation 207 • Life Technologies 205 • Louisiana State University 807 • Lubrizol 314 • Massachusetts Institute of Technology 206 • MassNano Tech Institute, University of Massachusetts 217 • Merck & Co 305 • MillerCoors Eden Brewery 800

Exhibitor Booth • Morgan State University 818 • National Institute of Standards & Technology 414 • National Science Foundation 215 • NOAA, Office of Education 418 • NOBCChE 713-717 • Norfolk State University 803 • Oak Ridge Associated Universities 310 • ORAU/ORISE Maryland Office 801 • Procter & Gamble 320 • Purdue University 716 • Rice University 805 • S.C. Johnson & Sons 701 • Scripps Research Institute 109 • Texas A&M University 703 • Texas Southern University 706 • The Citadel 117 • The City University of New York/CUNY 708 • The Dow Chemical Company 408-410 • UNCF Special Program Corporation 804 • University of California Davis 219 University of Iowa 816 • University of Maryland College Park 416 • University of Notre Dame 209 • University of Oregon 119 • University of Pennsylvania 316 • University of Pittsburgh 218 • University of South Florida 308 • University of Washington, Seattle (CENTC) 714 • US. Coast Guard 208 • US Department of Energy-National Energy Technology Laboratory 317 • US Navy 707 • Vanderbilt University 705 • Washington University in St. Louis 702 • Western Michigan University Graduate College 812 • Williams College 710


Futture Naational Confeerencess

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JW M Marriottt Indiana apolis, IIN Please join us for our 40th Annnual Confeerence in Indianaapolis. Indiianapolis iss a city riich with culturaal opportunitties, uniquee dining expperiences and ffunky cultuural districcts waiting to be discoveered. Consiidered the ccrown jeweel of the $450 m million Maarriott Placee, the JW Marriott Indianaapolis Downntown is a landmark aamid the developpment of fivve Marriott hotels connnected to the IIndiana Conv vention Cen nter. Our dow wntown hoteel in Indianaapolis soars above the ciity and boassts one of the llargest Marrriott ballrooms in the world, w offeriing more thhan 103,000 sq ft of m meeting, banqquet, and exhibbit space ass well as tw wo full-service restauran nts. Adjacennt to the connvention cennter, just steeps from Whitte River Staate Park, the Indianapolis Zoo, and many m museuums, its locaation is unpaaralleled. Thee hotel is in thhe heart of world-class w sh hopping and d dining, neaar the State C Capitol, Lucas Oil Stadiuum and Bannkers Life Fielddhouse. Takee a look at visitindy.com v m as you plan n for NOBC CChE’s 40th Annual Connference. Wee will see you tthere!

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2012 National Conference Committees

Committee Awards

Communications

Committee Chair Daphne Robinson – Student Awards Lubrizol Arthur Martin, PhD – Professional Awards Corning Inc Anthony Dent, PhD Retired, PQ Corporation

Committee Members Tyrone Mitchell, PhD National Science Foundation

Martin Codrington‐Lead for PR Graduate Student‐University of Texas

Career Fair

Dale Mack Morehouse School of Medicine

Cassandra Broadus Morehouse School of Medicine

Henry Beard Temple University

College Fair

Malinda W. Gilmore, Ph.D. Alabama A&M University

Keith Oden, PhD Georgia Institute of Technology Dale Mack Morehouse School of Medicine

Alvin Kennedy Morgan State University

Sherine O. Obare, Ph.D. Western Michigan University

Quinton McArthur, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Linda Davis Committee for Action Program Services

Golf Scholarship Tournament

Simon Shannon Corning Incorparted

Perry Catchings, Prime Organics, Inc

Dale Wesson, South Carolina State University

Williams Jackson, PhD University of California, Davis 92


2012 National Conference Committees

Committee Meeting Planning & Logistics

Committee Chair Tim O’Neill (Meeting Planner) Leading Edge Marketing and Planning, Inc.

Committee Members Patty Blanchard, Onsite Staff Leading Edge Marketing and Planning, Inc

New Business Development

Victor McCrary, PhD Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Pattie O’Neill, Onsite Staff Leading Edge Marketing and Planning, Inc Darrell Davis Committee for Program Action Services (CAPS)

Derry Haywood The Peninsula Financial Group

Dale Mack Morehouse School of Medicine

Registration

Felicia Beard Dow Chemical Company

Brenda Brown‐Onsite San Diego Unified School District

Bernice Green, Lead for Internet Spellman College

Shirley Hall‐Onsite Retiree, San Diego City Government

Dorothy Haynes ‐Onsite Retiree, Rohm and Haas Chemical Company

Celeste Tidwell ‐Onsite San Diego Unified School District Programs, Luncheons & Award Ceremonies

Rebecca Tinsley, PhD Colgate Palmolive

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2012 National Conference Committees Committee

Committee Chair

Committee Members

Secondary Education

Linda Davis – Lead for Teacher’s Workshop Committee for Action Program Services (CAPS)

Richelle Beverly, PhD Kellogg Company

Sherine Obare, PhD – Lead for Science Fair/Science Bowl Western Michigan University

Fletcher Daniels Michigan State University

Jill Henderson Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Steven Thomas Michigan State University

Student Support

Olamide Shadiya, PhD Chevron Corporation

Sheila Turner Marine Corp Recruit Depot, San Diego Garry Brown University of Mississippi, ‐PhD candidate

Ashley Kennedy, PhD National Institute of Health

Samuel Asem, PhD University of Louisville

Technical Programs

Dedun Adeyemo, PhD The Ohio State University Kwame Owusu‐Adom, PhD 3M Corporation Emanuel Waddell, PhD The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Talitha Hampton Merck & Co, Inc

Williams Jackson, PhD ‐ Lead for Speakers University of California, Davis

Professional Development Workshops

Ramsey Smith, PhD NASA‐Goddard Space Flight Center 94

Michael Cato, PhD Jackson State University

Alecia McCall, PhD University of Michigan‐Ann Arbor


22012 P Plannin ng Committee e

Sharon L. Kennedy, PPhD Confference Chairr

D Dedun Adeye emo,PhD Sttudent Development

Henry Be eard Career Faair

Samuel Asem Student Development

G Garry Brown Natioonal Student R Rep

Felicia B Beard Registratio on Chair

Cassandrra Broadus Care eer Fair

Micchael Cato,Ph hD W Workshops

M Martin Codrin ngton, PhD Communicaations‐PR

Darrell L. D Davis New w Business Development

Linda a Davis Secondarry Ed. Chair

Anthhony Dent, Ph hD Comm munications C Chair

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M Malinda W. Gilmore, Ph.D. College Faair Chair


22012 P Plannin ng Committee e

Derry Hayw wood w Business Development

Talitha Ham mpton‐Mayo o Tech. Pro ogram Chair

Williaam Jackson, ,P PhD Speakers

Alvin Kenneedy Sr,PhD Collegee Fair

Dalee Mack Career Fair Chair

Quinton n McArthur, Ph.D. Career Fair

Arthur Marrtin, PhD Awards Chair

D Keiith Oden, PhD Career Fair

Ramsey Sm mith, PhD Workshop ps Chair

Ashly Kenned dy, PhD Student Devellopment

Victor McCra ary,PhD Bus Development‐Chair

Sherine O Obare, PhD Science Fair/ Bowl Chairr

Olamide Shadiya dent Developm ment Chair

Dale G. W Wesson,PhD HBC CU/MI

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