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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

11

Program Schedule in Detail

15

Workshop Descriptions

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Historical Distinguished Lectures

55

Highlighted Conference Speakers

58

2012 NOBCChE President’s Award Recipients

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2012 Exhibitors

89

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 


STATE OF MARYLAND OFFICE OF THE LT. GOVERNOR ANTHONY G. BROWN LT. GOVERNOR STATE HOUSE 100 STATE CIRCLE ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND 21401-1925 (410) 974-2804 (TOLL FREE) 1-800-811-8336 TTY USERS CALL VIA MD RELAY

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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Highligh H hted Co onference Sp peakerss  Listed Alphabeticallyy      interests include biochem mistry, proteo omics and bio ological appliccations of maass spectromeetry.  In addittion to Dr.  ntific efforts  in proteomic cs research, s he has made  significant co ontributions  to the advancement of  Green’s scie ng, and mathematics) eduucation in children and young adults th hrough her  STEM (sciencce, technologgy, engineerin participation n  in  several  science  outreach  and  mentorship  prrograms,  including  the  NIST  Science  Afternoon  Sessions for Middle and H High School Teachers and tthe Spelman  College Howaard Hughes P Program. 

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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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


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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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