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

JW Marriott Indianapolis, IN October 1-4


Table of Contents

Welcome Letters

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Hotel Layout

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Conference Sponsors

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Conference at a Glance

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General Conference Information

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NOBCChE Endowment Education Fund

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Program Schedule in Detail

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Historical Distinguished Lectures

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Workshop Descriptions

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2013 NOBCChE Award Recipients

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Highlighted Conference Speakers

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2013 Exhibitors

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Planning Committee National Conference

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Future National Annual Conferences

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Lilly Research Laboratories A Division of Eli Lilly and Company Lilly Corporate Center Indianapolis, Indiana 46285 U.S.A. October 1, 2013Corporate Component Name

Conference Attendees, Welcome to Indianapolis! On behalf of the NOBCChE Executive Board and Administrative Officers, we gladly welcome your participation at our 40th Annual Conference. Presiding over these committed scientists, sponsors, students and parents for the 2013 Annual Conference is an honor - thank you! Please take this week to forge and renew your relationships with your mentors, students, colleagues and newfound friends and you will find this week’s event a worthwhile experience. This year’s conference theme, “40 Years Strong: Creating a Transformative STEM Workforce,” serves to highlight the critical contributions under-represented scientists in academia, government, and industry can make to address the Nation’s critical challenges in energy and resource management, healthcare and health maintenance, green chemistry, and chemical bioinformatics. And to make those critical contributions, the Nation and the world needs an eminent cadre of people of color in science and technology - the mission of NOBCChE! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my association with NOBCChE since 2008 and have great passion for its mission. In this age when the importance of science and technology has never been more important to the future of our country, we need all our bright minds positioned to contribute to that goal. Please take this opportunity to celebrate your success and learn from the accomplishments of others.

Sincerely,   William F. Heath Jr., Ph.D. Senior Vice President Product & Clinical: Design, Development & Delivery

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Dear NO OBCChE Fa amily and Frriends: On behaalf of the Executive Board of the Nationnal Organization for the Professionaal Advancem ment of Black Chemistss and Cheemical Enggineers, (N NOBCChE), I welcome you to thee 40th Annuual Conferennce. It is m my pleasure to invite you to acttively particcipate in thhe technical sessions, career c fair, science boowl and faair, exhibits, teachers’ workshops, w annd other proofessional annd social activities. I allso encouragge you to ppartake in thhe many historical attracctions in Inddianapolis. T This event w will provide an excellen nt opportuniity for youu to visit thhe Indianapolis Motor Halll of Fame Museum M and maybe take a lap aroundd the Indy 5000 track with a professional race car driver. d I esp pecially welccome the new w student annd professionaal members. This year’s theme “40 Years Stron ng: Creating a Transform mative Workkforce” signaals NOBCChE’s commitm ment to the deevelopment of the nationn’s workforcce of minoriity chemists and a chemiccal engineers in scien nce, technoology, engiineering, annd mathematiccs, the so caalled STEM fields. Whille the conferrence offerss opportunitiies for African Americans and other sccientists in academia, goovernment, aand industry to network, NOBCChE’s N core missio on is, and will w remain, dedicated ‘‘to build an nd eminent ca adre of people of colorr in sciencee and techn nology.” In dduring so, w we support Affrican-Ameriican scientissts and engineers in deeveloping aand advancinng their career. As you loo ok through this conferen nce program and developp a feel for thhe convention,, I am con nfident you will increease your ddesire to unnderstand thhe multifaceted d world of chemistry c an nd chemical engineering and be insppired to pursuue your future through NO OBCChE. I thank you u for your continued support s and attendance at NOBCC ChE’s Annuual Conferencees. Sincerely,

President Judson Hayness, Ph.D. The Procter an nd Gamble Company Cincinnati, OH H Vice-President Talitha Hamptton Merck & Co., IInc. West Point, PA A Secretary Sharon J. Barnees, Ph.D., MBA/HRM The Dow Chem mical Company Freeport, TX Treasurer Dale Mack, BS S, RSO Morehouse Sch hool of Medicine Atlanta, GA National Studen nt Representative TBD Midwest Region nal Chair Paul Ardayfio,, Ph.D. Eli Lilly and C Company Indianapolis, IIN Northeast Regioonal Chair Tommie Roystter, Ph.D. Rochester, NY Southeast Regioonal Chair Miquel Antoin ne, Ph.D. Johns Hopkinss Applied Physics Lab Laurel, MD Southwest Regioonal Chair Marsha Cole, P Ph.D. United States D Department of Agricultu ure New Orleans, LA Chair West Regional C Ronald Lewis, II, Ph.D. San Diego, CA A

ECUTIVE COMMITTEE E EXE Bobby Wilson,, Ph.D., FASI, Chairman Texas Southern n University Houston, TX Bernice Green,, BS, Vice Chairman Spelman Colleege Atlanta, GA Ella Davis, MB BA, Member at Large Center Square,, PA   R. Dale Wesson, Ph.D., Member at Larg ge University of M Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne,, MD Alvin Kennedy y, Ph.D., Member at Large Morgan State U University Laurel, MD Malinda Gilmo ore Ph.D., Member at Larrge Alabama A&M M University Normal, AL Perry Catching gs, MS, MBA, Member at Large Prime Organiccs Boston, MA

Bobby L. Wilson, W Ph.D D., Chairman n NOBCChE Executive Board B P.O. P Box 770040 Washing gton, DC 200013-77480 800-776-141 8 19

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September 3, 2013 NOBCChE Members, Sponsors and Supporters, It is my privilege and honor to welcome you to the 40th NOBCChE Annual Meeting (AM40) in Indianapolis, Indiana. On behalf of the NOBCChE Executive Board and Administrative Officers, we are delighted to be hosting AM40 in Indianapolis - a beautiful city with outstanding facilities for a meeting such as ours. We gladly welcome your participation and are happy for this opportunity to bring together such a diverse group of top scientists, educators, managers, administrators and students during the week. This year we are celebrating NOBCChE’s 40th Annual Meeting. What a momentous occasion! NOBCChE has seen sustained growth over the past 40 years and we have successfully deepened our engagement in the pursuit of advancing our mission. When I reflect on this milestone, I am personally moved and pleased by the multitude of examples of NOBCChE’s mission in action! We have some exciting surprises for you at this years meeting, this milestone truly calls for special celebration. This year’s theme, “Creating a Transformative STEM Workforce” focuses on delivering a transformative meeting experience that will inspire participants to be a powerhouse in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). At AM40, you will hear from an impressive list of eminent scientists, cutting edge STEM educators and governmental and industrial business leaders in the STEM arena. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to attend career development workshops, distinguished lectures, high school science competitions and technology forums. The conference will culminate with our annual, exquisite Gala Awards Banquet. Some exciting surprises await you. So be prepared to partake in all that NOBCChE AM40 has to offer. My hope is that you will be inspired and transformed by AM40.

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V ice-Presiden t Talitha H am p ton Merck & Co., Inc. West Point, PA S ecretary Sharon J. Barnes, Ph .D., MBA/ HRM The Dow Chem ical Com p any Freep ort, TX T reasu rer Dale Mack, BS, RSO Morehouse School of Med icine Atlanta, GA N ation al S tu den t R epresen tativ e TBD M idwest R egion al Chair Pau l Ard ayfio, Ph .D. Eli Lilly and Com p any Ind ianap olis, IN

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N ortheast R egion al Chair Tom m ie Royster, Ph.D. Rochester, N Y S ou theast R egion al Chair Miqu el Antoine, Ph.D. Johns H op kins App lied Physics Lab Lau rel, MD S ou thwest Region al Chair Marsha Cole, Ph.D. United States Dep artm ent of Agricu ltu re N ew Orleans, LA

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Bobby Wilson, Ph.D., FASI, Chairman Texas Sou thern University H ou ston, TX

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Bernice Green , BS, V ice Chairman Sp elm an College Atlanta, GA Ella Davis, MBA, M ember at Large Center Squ are, PA

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In closing, I would like to personally thank all of our sponsors who have supported over the years and continue to support NOBCChE. Collectively, we have strengthened the enduring foundation of NOBCChE and continue to shape the 21st Century’s scientific and technological future. Looking forward to meeting you in Indianapolis!

R. Dale Wesson, Ph .D., M ember at Large University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne, MD

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Alvin Kennedy, Ph.D., M ember at Large Morgan State University Lau rel, MD Malind a Gilm ore Ph.D., M ember at Large Alabam a A&M University N orm al, AL Perry Catchings, MS, MBA, M ember at Large Prim e Organics Boston, MA

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N BCChE

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

On behalf of the 2013NOBCChE National Planning Committee and the NOBCChE Executive Board, I welcome you to the 40th Annual Conference. We are truly excited to be in Indianapolis. The theme of this year’s conference is “40 Years Strong: Creating a Transformative STEM Workforce”.

President Judson Haynes, Ph.D. The Procter and Gamble Company Cincinnati, OH

For the last 40 years, NOBCChE has been advancing its mission of building an eminent cadre of people of color in science and technology. We do this by building a network of passionate members dedicated to professional development, networking, employment, recruitment, and recognition for people of color. While we are proud of our 40 year history, we are also looking forward to the future by taking NOBCChE to the next level. Taking it to the next level doesn’t just require thinking “outside-the-box”; we must “shred the box”.  

Secretary Sharon J. Barnes, Ph.D., MBA/HRM The Dow Chemical Company Freeport, TX

  This year our technical sessions are centered on technology, innovation and education. We are pleased to have many new university level scientists and engineers presenting their contributions to scholarly research. As you attend these sessions, I encourage you to engage in discussions that not only challenge the status quo, but help to define what the next 40 years will hold. In addition to the technical sessions and symposiums, this year’s conference also provides excellent opportunities for professional development and networking that will help you advance your career. We encourage you to attend our career fair on Wednesday where many corporate, government, and university organizations will be exhibiting. We also encourage you to attend the professional development sessions as indicated in your program.   Finally, at the NOBCChE Awards Gala, experience a network of role models in STEM who are serving as inspiration to others and also celebrate the accomplishments of your colleagues. Over the past 40 years NOBCChE has recognized professionals who have made significant contributions to STEM research and education, government, and industry. As you navigate the conference, the NOBCChE board, NPC, and other members will be on hand to help you capitalize on the opportunities that our conference has for you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. This is what makes NOBCChE a family. Please take full advantage of all our conference has to offer as we celebrate our 40 year legacy, look to building the future of NOBCChE, and actively “shred the box”. So, this week I encourage you to:   Reach back and build upon our 40 year legacy;    Reach out to explore new ideas and form new networks; and    Reach up and help shape our promising future;     Together we will transform today and shape the next 40 years. Sincerely,

Talitha Hampton, MSE National Vice-President & Conference Chair 

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Vice-President Talitha Hampton Merck & Co., Inc. West Point, PA

Treasurer Dale Mack, BS, RSO Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA National Student Representative TBD Midwest Regional Chair Paul Ardayfio, Ph.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 Marsha Cole, Ph.D. United States Department of Agriculture New Orleans, LA West Regional Chair Ronald Lewis, II, Ph.D. San Diego, CA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Bobby Wilson, Ph.D., FASI, Chairman Texas Southern University Houston, TX Bernice Green, BS, Vice Chairman Spelman College Atlanta, GA Ella Davis, MBA, Member at Large Center Square, PA   R. Dale Wesson, Ph.D., Member at Large University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne, MD Alvin Kennedy, Ph.D., Member at Large Morgan State University Laurel, MD Malinda Gilmore Ph.D., Member at Large Alabama A&M University Normal, AL Perry Catchings, MS, MBA, Member at Large Prime Organics Boston, MA


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® Natio onal Organizzation for the Profession nal Advancem ment of Blacck Chemistss and Chemiccal Engineerrs ADM MINISTRATIVE STAF FF

On O behalf of the Student S affiiliates of the Nationnal Organization O n for the Professional P ment of Black Advancem Chemist C and d Chemical Engineers E itt is an honoor to welcom me you y to the 40 0th Annual Conference. C The theme for this yearr’s Annual A meeeting is “40 Yearss Strong Creating a Transformat T tive STEM Workforce” ”. NOBCChE E continues to provide p a platform p werre minoritiees across thhe nation annd abroad a can promote p theirr scientific eendeavors annd share ideaas. Student Deevelopment programs such s as thee NOBCCh E Science bowl, STEM Weekend, resume writting worksh hops, mock interviews and Careerr Fair provide students off all ages an n opportunitty to gain a wealth of informationn. The resum me writing worrkshop will enable studeents to sharp pen their ressumes beforee participatinng in the Careeer Fair. Other worksho ops will be the forums for addressiing issues thhat impact perssonal and pro ofessional development.. The techniccal sessions have been sset up as a pllatform for identifying key growth h areas in science, enggineering annd technology. Receptions such as the t student social and Percy L. Julian Awaard reception, is a time to meet m peers an nd renown scientist and engineers frrom across thhe world. Have a greaat time at thee 40th Annuaal Conferencce and Enjoyy Indianapoliis!

President Judson Hayness, Ph.D. The Procter an nd Gamble Company Cincinnati, OH H Vice-President Talitha Hamptton Merck & Co., IInc. West Point, PA A Secretary Sharon J. Barnees, Ph.D., MBA/HRM The Dow Chem mical Company Freeport, TX Treasurer Dale Mack, BS S, RSO Morehouse Sch hool of Medicine Atlanta, GA National Studen nt Representative TBD Midwest Region nal Chair Paul Ardayfio,, Ph.D. Eli Lilly and C Company Indianapolis, IIN Northeast Regioonal Chair Tommie Roystter, Ph.D. Rochester, NY Southeast Regioonal Chair Miquel Antoin ne, Ph.D. Johns Hopkinss Applied Physics Lab Laurel, MD Southwest Regioonal Chair Marsha Cole, P Ph.D. United States D Department of Agricultu ure New Orleans, LA Chair West Regional C Ronald Lewis, II, Ph.D. San Diego, CA A

ECUTIVE COMMITTEE E EXE Bobby Wilson,, Ph.D., FASI, Chairman Texas Southern n University Houston, TX

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Bernice Green,, BS, Vice Chairman Spelman Colleege Atlanta, GA Ella Davis, MB BA, Member at Large Center Square,, PA   R. Dale Wesson, Ph.D., Member at Larg ge University of M Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne,, MD

Garry Brow wn, Jr. PhD NOBCChE National Sttudent Representattive 2012-20 013

Alvin Kennedy y, Ph.D., Member at Large Morgan State U University Laurel, MD Malinda Gilmo ore Ph.D., Member at Larrge Alabama A&M M University Normal, AL Perry Catching gs, MS, MBA, Member at Large Prime Organiccs Boston, MA

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Welcome to the 40 Annual Conference from the NOBCChE National Board ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF President

Vice-President

The Procter and Gamble Company, Mason, OH

Merck & Co., Inc. West Point, PA

Judson Haynes, PhD

Talitha Hampton Mayo

Secretary

Treasurer

The Dow Chemical Company Freeport, TX

Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA

Sharon J. Barnes, PhD, MBA/HRM, FASI

Midwest Regional Chair

Northeast Regional Chair

Southeast Regional Chair

Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, IN

Rochester, NY

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab,Laurel, MD

Paul Ardayfio, PhD

Tommie Royster, PhD

Miquel Antoine, PhD

Dale Mack, BS, RSO

Southwest Regional Chair

Marsha Cole, PhD

United States Department of Agriculture New Orleans, LA

West Regional Chair

Ronald Lewis, II, PhD San Diego, CA

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Bobby Wilson, PhD, FASI Chairperson

Bernice Green, BS

Ella Davis, MBA, BS

Texas Southern University

Spelman College Atlanta, GA

Center Square, PA

Alvin Kennedy, PhD Member at Large

Malinda Gilmore, PhD Member at Large

Morgan State University Baltimore, MD

Vice Chairperson

Member at Large

Perry Catchings, MS, MBA Member at Large

Prime Organics, Inc. Woburn, MA

Alabama A&M University Normal, AL

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G. Dale Wesson, PhD Member at Large South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC


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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 AAAS Air Force Technical Applications Center American Chemical Society (ACS) Auburn University* Bayer Material Science BioPhysical Society BP Bucknell University Carnegie Mellon University Center for C-H Functionalization, Emory Coast Guard Academy Colgate-Palmolive Company Cornell University Corning Incorporated Covance Dow Chemical Company Dow Corning DuPont Corporation Eli Lilly Florida A&M University Georgia Institute of Technology GlaxoSmithKline Indiana University Indiana-Purdue University, Indianapolis Jackson State University L’Oreal

Louisiana State University Marian University Martin University MeadWestVaco Merck & Company Morehouse School of Medicine Morgan State University National Institute of Standards & Technology National Organization of Minority Architects National Science Foundation (NSF) National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) New Scientist Oak Ridge Associated Universities Phillips Exeter Academy Procter & Gamble (P&G) Purdue University S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Science Gateway Institute Scripps Research Institute* Texas A&M University Texas Southern University UNCF Special Program Corporation University of Alabama, Huntsville University of California, Davis University of Delaware University of Illinois University of Maryland, College Park*

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Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

University of Michigan, Chemistry University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill University of Notre Dame Graduate School University of Oregon* University of Pennsylvania* University of Pittsburgh* University of South Florida University of Tennessee, Knoxville University of Texas, Austin University of Wisconsin, Madison U.S. Air Force * Technology Education Partner (TEP)

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Indianapolis, Oct. 1-4, 2013

Conference Agenda Monday, September 30 5:00 PM • 8:00 PM

General/Exhibitor Registration White River Ballroom Foyer

7:00 PM • 9:30 PM

Student Social Event Room 103

Tuesday, October 1 6:30

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Zumba, Room 102

8:00

AM

• 5:00

PM

General/Exhibitor Registration White River Ballroom Foyer

9:00 AM • 10:00 AM

Student Development 1: Getting the Most out of the NOBCChE Conference, White River Ballroom A

9:00 AM • 10:30 AM

Workshop 1: Exploring Alternative Career Paths, Renard Green and Koni Patterson Room 104

10:00 AM • 12:00 PM

Workshop 2: Playing the Game: A Primer on Networking and Politics Dr. Victor McCrary White River Ballroom A

10:00 AM • 12:00 PM

Technical Session 1: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Room 105 Sponsored by Corning

10:00 AM • 12:00 PM

Technical Session 2: Analytical Chemistry Room 106

12:00 PM • 1:30 PM

Opening Luncheon: Celebrating 40 Years of NOBCChE White River Ballroom E

1:45

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Henry Hill Lecture Sponsored by the Northeast Section of ACS White River Ballroom E

2:45

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The Next 40 Years of Innovation: Challenges for Academia, Government, and Industry; Dr. Carlton Truesdale, Corning; Dr. Joseph Francisco, Purdue University; Dr. Anthony Junior, Principal, Strategic Consulting Network, Dr. Alicia Clay-Jones, Lead Associate, Cyber Technologies, Booz Allen & Hamilton. Moderator: Dr. Victor McCrary, Morgan State University White River Ballroom E

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Student Development 2: Interactive Resume Writing White River Ballroom A

4:00

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Student Development 3: Preparing a Cover Letter White River Ballroom A

4:00

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Your First Academic Job, the Institutional Culture and the Expectations Dr. Isiah Warner, Louisiana State University and Dr. Daniela Kohen, Carleton College Room 206

4:00

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• 6:00

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Technical Session 3: Biochemistry and Biological Sciences Room 105

4:00

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Technical Session 4: Physical Chemistry Room 106

4:30

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Workshop 3: Patent Law in the Chemical Industry: Applying Law to Chemical Applications, Maressa Frederick, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Room 104

4:30

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Workshop 4: Overview of Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships, Carl Wheeler Room 107

5:00

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Exhibitor Meeting White River Ballroom E

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Opening Reception, Sponsored by Purdue University and Honoring Dr. Joseph Francisco JW Marriott Ballroom


Conference Agenda Wednesday, October 2

Friday, October 4

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Zumba, Room 102

6:30 AM • 7:30 AM Zumba TBA Room 102

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General /Exhibitor Registration White River Ballroom Foyer

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Career and Academic Fair JW Marriott Ballroom

8:00 AM • 10:00 AM Student Development 5: Thriving, Not Just Surviving Grad School Room 106

10:00 AM • 11:30 AM Workshop 5: Creating a Transformative Science Gateway Workforce, Linda Bailey Hayden, Michael McLennan and Sudhakar Pamidighantam Sponsored by Science Gateway Institute Room 104

9:00 AM • 10:00 AM Symposium 5: Lloyd Ferguson Memorial Lecture Room 107 9:00 AM • 11:00 AM Workshop 9: Grant Writing: The Do’s and Don’ts , Thomas Blackburn Room 104

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Technical Session 5: Organic Chemistry Room 106

10:00 AM • 12:00 PM Symposium 6: Research in Sustainable Resources Sponsored by USDA Forest Service Room 107

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Technical Session 6: Inorganic Chemistry Room 105

10:00 AM • 12:00 PM Symposium 7: Henry McBay STEM Education Room 106

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Symposium 2 : Scientific Innovation in a Drug Development CRO Setting, Donald L McKenzie, PhD,  Fumin Li, Ph.D.,   Patrick Love, Covance, Sponsored by Covance Room 102

11:00 AM • 12:00 PM Student Tour of Marian University Offsite

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Women’s Reception Minding the Gap: Perspectives on Gender, Race and Equality in a STEM Society, Dr. Saundra McGuire, Sponsored by IUPUI White River Ballroom E

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Zumba Room 102

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General Registration White River Ballroom Foyer

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Technical Session 7: Process Engineering, Sponsored by Perry Catchings Room 106

1:00 PM • 2:45 PM Symposium 8:  The Geurdasil Story: Advancing Science and Technology to Help the World Be Well, Talitha Hampton, Mark VanArendonk, Louis Obando, and Erick Ahuja, Merck, Sponsored by Merck White River Ballroom D 3:00 PM • 4:30 PM Symposium 9: Winfred Burkes-Houck Women’s Leadership, Sponsored by CENTC Room 104 6:30 PM • 9:30 PM NOBCChE Awards Ceremony & Reception  White River Ballroom

Saturday, October 5 8:30 AM • 10:00 AM Science Competition Breakfast White River Ballroom E

Workshop 6: Obtaining Tenure at both HBCUs and Pre-dominantly White Institutions, Dr. Alvin Kennedy, Morgan State University; Dr. Renã A. S. Robinson, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. George Miller III, Martin University; and Dr. Carl Johnson, Southern University at New Orleans Room 105

9:00 AM • 9:45 AM Teachers' Workshop Opening and Breakfast Room 209

10:00 AM • 11:00 AM

Student Development 4: Interviewing and Negotiating your Job Offer Room 103

1:00 PM • 6:30 PM Science Bowl Competition Sponsored by ACS Rooms 101, 102, 103 and 104 and White River Ballroom A and B

10:00 AM • 12:00 PM

Symposium 3: Bioengineering/Tissue Engineering Room 107

10:30 AM • 12:00 PM

Workshop 7: Be Great at Networking! (For Early Professionals), Julie Gray,  Victoria Dinkel and Stephanie Rice, Covance Sponsored by Covance Room 104

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Percy Julian Luncheon Sponsored by Martin University White River Ballroom E

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Workshop 8: Effective use of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn: Business Edition, Eric Anderson Room 105

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Research Poster Session White River Ballroom

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Symposium 4: Student Award Winner Symposium Sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive, Lubrizol and AP Kennedy Fund, GlaxoSmithKline and E.I. Dupont Room 103

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NOBCChE ConneXions Reception Sponsred by Colgate-Palmolive and the BioPhysical Society White River Ballroom

10:00 AM • 4:00 PM Teachers' Workshop - Middle School Room 206 10:00 AM • 4:00 PM Teachers' Workshop - High School Room 208 10:00 AM • 12:00 PM Science Fair Competition Sponsored by ACS White River Ballroom

Sunday, October 6 9:00 AM • 11:00 AM Science Bowl Finals Sponsored by ACS 103-104 12:00 AM • 2:30 PM Science Competition Awards Luncheon Sponsored by ACS

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Indianapolis, Oct. 1-4, 2013


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General Conference Information

General Conference & Exhibitor Registration Monday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM For Exhibitors Exhibitor Set-up Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Exhibitor Meeting Tuesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Exhibitor Tear-down Wednesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM For Poster Presenters Poster Setup Thursday Poster Session Thursday For Award Winners Award Winners Reception with Executive Board

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Presidential Suite

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Join your fellow NOBCChE attendees for Zumba Tuesday, October 1st – Friday, October 4th 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM Location: Room 102


Technical Sessions & Symposia At A Glance

Tuesday, October 1 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Technical Session 1: Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Sponsored by Corning

Room 105

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Technical Session 2: Analytical Chemistry

Room 106

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Henry Hill Lecture Sponsored by the Northeast Section of ACS

White River Ballroom E

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Opening Symposium: The Next 40 Years of Innovation, Sponsored by Corning

White River Ballroom E

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Technical Session 3: Biochemistry and Biological Sciences

Room 105

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Technical Session 4: Physical Chemistry

Room 106

Wednesday, October 2 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Technical Session 5: Organic Chemistry

Room 106

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Technical Session 6: Inorganic Chemistry

Room 105

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Symposium 2: Scientific Innovation in a Drug Development CRO Setting, Sponsored by Covance

Room 102

Thursday, October 3 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Technical Session 7: Process Engineering

Room 106

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Symposium 3: Bioengineering/Tissue Engineering

Room 107

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

NOBCChE Research Poster Session

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Symposium 4: Student Award Winner Symposium Sponsored by E.I. DuPont, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Colgate-Palmolive, Lubrizol and the AP Kennedy Fund

White River Ballroom Room 103

Friday, October 4 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Symposium 5: Lloyd Ferguson Memorial Lecture

Room 107

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Symposium 6: Research in Sustainable Resources Sponsored by USDA Forest Service

Room 107

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Symposium 7: Henry McBay STEM Education

Room 106

1:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Symposium 8: The Geurdasil Story: Advancing Science and Technology to Help the World Be Well, Sponsored by Merck

White River Ballroom D

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Symposium 9: Winifred Burks-Houck Award Symposium, Sponsored by CENTC

Room 104

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Workshops At A Glance

Tuesday, October 1 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Student Development 1: Getting the Most out of the NOBCChE Conference, Judson Haynes and Olamide Shadiya

White River Ball Room A

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Workshop 1: Exploring Alternative Career Paths, Renard Green and Koni Patterson

Room 104

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop 2: Playing the Game: A Primer on Networking and Politics, Victor McCrary

White River Ballroom A

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Student Development 2: Interactive Resume Writing, Charles Cannon

White River Ballroom E

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Student Development 3: Preparing a Cover Letter

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Workshop 3: Patent Law in the Chemical Industry: Applying Law to Chemical Applications, Maressa Frederick

White River Ballroom A Room 104

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Workshop 4: Overview of Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships, Carl Wheeler

Wednesday, October 2 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Workshop 5: Creating a Transformative Science Gateway Workforce, Linda Bailey Hayden, Michael McLennan and Sudhakar Pamidighantam Sponsored by Science Gateway Institute Thursday, October 3 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Workshop 6: Obtaining Tenure at both HBCUs and Predominantly White Institutions, Alvin Kennedy, Rena A. S. Robinson, George Miller, III and Carl Johnson

Room 107

Room 104

Room 105

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Student Development 4: Interviewing and Negotiating your Job Offer, Charles Cannon

Room 103

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Workshop 7: Be Great at Networking! (For Early Professionals), Julie Gray, Victoria Dinkel and Stephanie Rice, Sponsored by Covance

Room 104

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Workshop 8: Effective Use of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn: Business Edition, Eric Anderson

Room 105

Friday, October 4 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Student Development 5: Thriving, Not Just Surviving Grad School, Room 106 Saundra McGuire

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Workshop 9: Grant Writing: The Do’s and Don’ts , Thomas Blackburn 19

Room 104


Indianapolis, Oct. 1-4, 2013

Are you a Professional Looking to Sharpen Your Skill Set and Enhance Your Career Mobility?

The NOBCChE Conference

is Your Answer

Our Suite of Professional Development Workshops will keep you on the Fast Track to Success

The NOBCChE Conference Also Offers: • A Career Fair with more than 70 Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and universities • Technical Sessions • Symposiums and Plenaries • Numerous Opportunities for Networking and Mentoring!

Visit our site to learn more about the conference and register. Discounted Registration Rates will end on August 31

www.nobcche.org/conference


Professional Development Workshops NOBCChE’s Professional Development Workshops Offer Something for Everyone For Young Professionals: Looking for Alternative Ways to Pay off that School Debt? “Overview of Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships” Speaker: Carl M. Wheeler

Hoping to Get Off the Beaten Path?

“Exploring Alternative Career Paths: Non-Traditional Careers in STEM” Speakers: Renard Green & Koni Patterson

For Academics: Trying to Secure that next Big Research Grant? “Grant Writing: The Do’s and Don’ts”

Working to Secure Tenure?

“Obtaining Tenure at Majority and Minority Institutions”

For All Professionals: Hoping to Get Ahead and Stay Ahead Financially?

“Financial Planning: Navigating Effectively to your Financial Goals” Speaker: Derry Haywood

Do You Want to Learn How to Use Social Media to Advance Your Career and Not Derail it?

“Effective use of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn” Speaker: Eric Anderson

You Thought Grad School Was Hard?

“Patent Law in the Chemical Industry: Applying Law to Chemical Applications” Speaker: Maressa Frederick

www.nobcche.org/conference


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

William Guillory*

Victor R. McCrary*

Mildred Allison

Jonathan K. Hale

Saundra Y. McGuire*

Denise Barnes

James Harris

Sidney McNairy

Sharon J. Barnes*

Bruce Harris*

Lynn Melton

Iona Black*

Judson Haynes

Philip Merchant

Henry T. Brown

Sheila Haynes

Reginald E. Mitchell

Winifred Burks-Houck

Ivory Herbert

William V. Ormond*

Virlyn Burse*

Kenneth W Hicks

James A. Porter

Joseph N. Cannon

Neville Holder*

Cordelia M. Price*

Callista Chukwunenye

Isaac B. Horton, III

Marquita Qualls*

Robert L. Countryman

Donald A. Hudson

Janet B. Reid

Andrew Crowe*

Charles R. Hurt

Leonard E. Small*

Darrell Davis

William M. Jackson*

Florence P. Smith

Anthony L. Dent*

Madeleine Jacobs*

Michael Stallings*

Lawrence E. Doolin*

Ella L. Kelly

Clarence Tucker*

Linneaus Dorman*

Alvin Kennedy*

Benjamin Wallace*

Fannie Posey Eddy

Sharon Kennedy*

Charles Washington

James Evans, Sr.

Christopher Kinard

Joseph Watson

Lloyd Ferguson

Anita Osborne-Lee

Billy Williams

Lonnie Fogel

George Lester, Jr.

Keith B. Williams

Lloyd Freeman

William A Lester, Jr.

Reginald Willingham

Eddie Gay

Mallinkrodt Chemical Inc.

Bobby Wilson

Joseph Gordon*

Willie May

Andrea Young*

Bernice Green

Jefferson McCowan*

* 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 Ronald L. Henry Leonard Holley 23

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 Ronald Lewis, II Norman Loney Steve Lucas


NOBCChE Endowment Education Fund

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 Rebecca Tinsley Ezra Totton Jorge Valdes Grant Venerable Cheryl A. Vockins Benjamin Wallace Emmanuel Waddell 24

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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Marian University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana.


Program Schedule Tuesday, October 1

Special Programs 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Welcome & Opening Luncheon: Celebrating 40 Years of NOBCChE (ticketed) Judson Haynes, PhD, NOBCChE National President, Procter & Gamble Talitha Hampton-Mayo, NOBCChE National Vice-President, Merck & Co., Inc. Location: White River Ballroom E

1:45 PM-2:30 PM

Henry Hill Lecture

2:45 PM-3:45 PM

Opening Symposium: The Next 40 Years of Innovation – Challenges for Academia, Government, and Industry

Garland L. Thompson, Esq. Lecture Title: The Energy in Your Future: How the Shale Oil and Gas Revolution Will Shape Careers Sponsored by Northeast Section of ACS Location: White River Ballroom E

Sponsored by Corning Location: White River Ballroom E

Moderator: Victor McCrary, PhD, Vice President of Research, Morgan State University Alicia Clay-Jones, PhD, Booz Allen & Hamilton Anthony Junior, PhD, Strategic Consulting Network Judson Haynes, PhD, National NOBCChE President, Procter & Gamble Joseph Francisco, PhD, William E. Moore Distinguished Professor, Purdue University Carlton Truesdale, PhD, Research Fellow, Corning, Inc.

4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Your First Academic Job: Understanding the Application Process, the Institutional Culture and the Expectations Isiah Warner, PhD, Louisiana State University Daniela Kohen, PhD, Carleton College Location: Room 206

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Opening and Exhibitor Welcome Reception Sponsored by Purdue University Location: JW Marriott Ballroom

Workshops 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Student Development 1: Getting the Most Out of the NOBCChE Conference Judson Haynes, Ph.D., Procter & Gamble Olamide Shadiya, Ph.D., Chevron Corporation Location: White River Ballroom A

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Workshop 1: Exploring Alternative Career Paths

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Workshop 2: Playing the Game: A Primer on Networking and Politics

Renard Green, R2 Consulting Group Koni Patterson, Dow AgroSciences Location: Room 104

Victory McCrary, PhD, Morgan State University Location: Room White River Ballroom A

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Program Schedule Tuesday, October 1

3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Student Development 2: Interactive Resume Writing

4:30 PM-6:30 PM

Workshop 3: Patent Law in the Chemical Industry: Applying Law to Chemical Applications

Lezah Brown, PhD, Illinois State University Charles Cannon, PhD Columbia College Chicago Location: White River Ballroom A

Maressa Frederick, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Location: Room 104

4:30 PM-6:30 PM

Professional Development 3: Overview of Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships M. Carl Wheeler, Knox County School System Location: Room 107

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Student Development 3: Preparing a Cover Letter Location: White River Ballroom A

Technical Sessions, Symposia and Panel Discussions Technical Session 1 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

Sponsor by Corning Session Chair: Darryl Boyd, PhD, Naval Research Laboratory Location: Room 105

10:00 AM-10:20 AM

INKJET PRINTING QUANTUM DOTS IN HYBRID INORGANICORGANIC LEDS Gabriel Draper Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

10:20 AM-10:40 AM

CHARACTERIZATION AND USE OF POLLEN AS A BIORENEWABLE FILLER FOR POLYMER COMPOSITES Oluwatimilehin Fadiran Georgia Institute of Technology

10:40 AM-11:00 AM

ACID-SENSITIVE CROSSLINKED NANOPARTICLES

11:00 AM-11:20 AM

SOLVENT EFFECT ON ULTRAFAST AND TEMPERATUREDEPENDENT OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF BI-ICOSAHEDRAL AU25 CLUSTERS

Anise Grant University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA

Viraj Thanthirige Department of Chemistry, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

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Program Schedule Tuesday, October 1

11:20 AM-11:40 AM

SURFACE MODIFICATION OF LAYERED ZIRCONIUM PHOSPHATES: A NOVEL PATHWAY TO MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOPARTICLES Brian Mosby Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

11:40 AM-12:00 PM

FACILE FABRICATION & CHARACTERIZATION OF THIOL CLICK NANOCOMPOSITES

Darryl Boyd Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

Technical Session 2 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM Analytical Chemistry Session Chair: LaTevi Lawson, PhD, University of California, Davis Location: Room 106

10:00 AM-10:20 AM

SILICA COLLOIDAL CRYSTALS AS EMERGING MATERIALS FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT PROTEIN ELECTROPHORESIS Nadine Njoya Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

10:20 AM-10:40 AM

DIRECT ANALYSIS IN REAL TIME (DART) FOR FAST UNTARGETED METABOLIC FINGERPRINTING OF HUMAN SERUM. Christina Jones School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

10:40 AM-11:00 AM

DEVELOPMENT OF SMART FABRICS USING OPTOELECTRONIC IONIC LIQUIDS Waduge Indika Galpothdeniya Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

11:00 AM-11:20 AM

APERTURELESS NEAR-FIELD LASER ABLATION CAPTURE FOR SINGLE CELL AND PAHS DETECTION USING MASS SPECTROMETRY Yonathan Merid Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

11:20 AM-11:40 AM

GRAPHENE OXIDE/ZINC OXIDE NANOCOMPOSITES AS DISSOLVED OXYGEN SENSORS Jameel Hasan Department of Chemistry, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

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Program Schedule Tuesday, October 1

Technical Session 3 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Biochemistry and Biological Sciences Session Chair: Brian Laing, University of North Carolina Location: Room 105

4:00 PM-4:20 PM

OPTICAL FIBER PROBE FOR ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY

4:20 PM-4:40 PM

MOLECULAR GENETICS OF OPTIC NERVE DISEASE

4:40 PM-5:00 PM

METAL CONTAINING NUCLEOSIDES THAT FUNCTION AS THERAPEUTIC AND DIAGNOSTIC AGENTS AGAINST BRAIN CANCER

Edikan Archibong Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Ralph Hazlewood Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Jennifer Williams Department of Chemistry and Physics, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

5:00 PM-5:20 PM

INSULIN–STIMULATED URINARY CHROMIUM EXCRETION IS NOT A BIOMARKER FOR CHROMIUM NUTRITIONAL STATUS. Sharifa Love Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

5:20 PM-5:40 PM

THE PROTEIN RESISTANCE PROPERTIES OF HYDROXY- AND METHOXY-TERMINATED OLIGO(ETHYLENE OXIDE) (OEO) SELFASSEMBLED MONOLAYERS (SAMS) TO MEMBRANE PROTEINS Marlon Walker Materials Measurement Science Division, Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

5:40 PM-6:00 PM

IMPROVING HISTONE DEACETYLASE INHIBITORS FOR CANCER THERAPY. Quaovi Sodji Georgia Institute of Technolgy

Technical Session 4 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Physical Chemistry Session Chair: Kari Copeland, PhD, Jackson State University Location: Room 106

4:00 PM-4:20 PM

GUMBOS AND NANOGUMBOS WITH VARIABLE IN VITRO CANCER TOXICITY Paul Magut Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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Program Schedule Tuesday, October 1

4:20 PM-4:40 PM

MODELING OF GRIGNARD METATHESIS (GRIM) POLYMERIZATION TO INCLUDE THE POSSIBILITY OF CATALYST DORMANCY Tyrslai Williams Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

4:40 PM-5:00 PM

CHARACTERIZING LUNG SURFACTANT PEPTIDE AND LIPID INTERACTIONS IN DIFFERENT TIMESCALES Otonye Braide Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

5:00 PM-5:20 PM

AB INITIO STUDY OF THE REACTIONS OF PHENOL AND 2CHLOROPHENOL OVER THE ALUMINA CLUSTERS Lucy Kiruri Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

5:20 PM-5:40 PM

A NOVEL COSMIC RAY TIMING-RESOLUTION EXPERIMENT WITH STAR’S MUON TELESCOPE DETECTOR (MTD) TRAYS Martin Codrington Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

5:40 PM-6:00 PM

PHOTODISSOCIATION OF CO2 BETWEEN 13.540 EV AND 13.678 EV William Jackson Department of Chemistry, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA

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Program Schedule Wednesday, October 2

Special Programs 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Career & Academic Fair

4:00 PM-6:00PM

Symposium 3: Scientific Innovation in a Drug Development CRO Setting

Location: JW Marriott Ballroom

Sponsored by Covance Location: Room 102

Donald L. McKenzie, PhD, Director, Drug Metabolism Lecture Title: The Non-invasive Collection and Analysis of Human Bile from Clinical Absorption, Metabolism and Excretion Studies Fumin Li, PhD, Technical Operations Lead, Regulated Bioanalysis, Covance Laboratories Lecture Title: The Ethical and Regulatory Benefits of Plasma Liquid Microsampling Patrick Love, Staff Scientist/Manager, Discovery and Translational Services, Covance Laboratories Lecture Title: Description and Application of Target Occupancy by LC-MS/MS to Pre-clinical Drug Discovery

6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Women’s Reception Minding the Gap: Perspectives on Gender, Race and Equality in a STEM Society

Sponsored by IUPUI Saundra McGuire, PhD, Louisiana State University Registered Participants Only Location: White River Ballroom E

Workshops 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Workshop 5: Creating a Transformative Science Gateway Workforce

Linda Bailey Hayden, Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research, Elizabeth City State University Michael McLennan, Purdue University Sudhakar Pamidighantam, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Location: Room 104

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Program Schedule Wednesday, October 2

Technical Sessions, Symposia and Panel Discussions Technical Session 5 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Organic Chemistry

Session Chair: Laurisa London, Clark Atlanta University Location: Room 106

4:00 PM-4:20 PM

SYNTHESIS OF [5]-HELICENE AND [5]-DOUBLE HELICENE USING FVP TECHNIQUE Abebu Kassie Chemistry Department, Colby College, Waterville, ME

4:20 PM-4:40 PM

SYNTHESIS OF BENZO-BRIDGED 1,2-DI(2-PYRROLYL)ETHENES AND THEIR CONSTITUENT MACROCYCLES Moses Ihachi Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

4:40 PM-5:00 PM

MICROWAVE ASSISTED SYNTHESIS OF CYANINE DYES AND TEIR APPLICATION TO PATHOGEN DETECTION Angela Winstead Department of Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

5:00 PM-5:20 PM

SYNTHESIS OF 2’-FLUORINATED THYMIDINE GLYCOL CONTAINING OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AS PROBES OF DNA REPAIR GLYCOSYLASES John Patrick Rogers Department of Chemistry, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA

5:20 PM-5:40 PM

A SIMPLE FLUOROMETRIC METHOD FOR SELECTIVE DETECTION OF GLUTATHIONE (GSH) IN HUMAN BLOOD PLASMA Lovemore Hakuna Chemistry Department, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Technical Session 6 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Inorganic Chemistry

Session Chair: Shannon Anderson, Florida A&M University Location: Room 105

4:00 PM-4:20 PM

SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND EXCITED STATE PROPERTIES OF MOLYBDENUM-MOLYBDENUM QUADRUPLY BONDED COMPLEXES SUPPORTED BY 9,10-ANTHRAQUINONE2-CARBOXYLATO LIGANDS Sharlene Lewis Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

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Program Schedule Wednesday, October 2

4:20 PM-4:40 PM

DESIGN, SYNTHESES, CHARACTERIZATION AND REACTIVITY STUDY OF OXO-MOLYBDENUM COMPLEXES WITH FULLY OXIDIZED DITHIONE LIGANDS Benjamin Mogesa Chemistry and Biochemistry, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

4:40 PM-5:00 PM

POLYMERIZATION OF CYCLIC ESTERS USING ZINC COMPLEXES SUPPORTED BY 1,5,9TRIMESITYLDIPYRROMETHENE LIGAND Pasco Wambua Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

5:00 PM-5:20 PM

A WASTESTREAM MODEL UTILIZING CHEMICAL PRECIPITATION OF VARIOUS HEAVY METALS Olisa Menakaya Department of Chemistry, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

5:20 PM-5:40 PM

SURFACE MODIFICATION OF LAYERED ZIRCONIUM PHOSPHATES: A NOVEL PATHWAY TO MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOPARTICLES Brian Mosby Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

5:40 PM-6:00 PM

SYNTHESIS OF CO-DEPOSITED ELECTROLESS PD-CU CATALYST FOR NITRATE REDUCTION

Shannon Anderson Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

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Program Schedule Thursday, October 3

Special Programs 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Symposium 3: Bioengineering/Tissue Engineering Location: Room 106

Newell R. Washburn, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Department of Biomedical Engineering Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Lecture Title: Recent Advances in Bioengineering Alyssa Panitch, Professor and Associate Head, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana Lecture Title: Glycosaminoglycans as Building Blocks in Regenerative Medicine Johnathan Wilker, Associate Professor, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana Lecture Title: Biomaterials at the Beach: Characterization and Synthetic Mimics of Marine Biological Adhesives

12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Percy Julian Luncheon (ticketed)

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

NOBCChE ConneXions Reception

Dr. Warren Washington, Speaker and 2013 Percy Julian Award Winner Location: White River Ballroom E Sponsored by Colgate Palmolive, Co. and the BioPhysical Society Location: White River Ballroom

Workshops 9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Workshop 6: Obtaining Tenure at Both HBCUs and Pre-dominantly White Institutions Alvin Kennedy, PhD, Morgan State University Rena A. S. Robinson, PhD, University of Pittsburgh George Miller, III, PhD, Martin University Carl Johnson, PhD, Southern University at New Orleans Location: Room 105

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Student Development 4: Interviewing and Negotiating your Job Offer

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Workshop 7: Be Great at Networking! (For Early Professionals) Sponsored by Covance

Charles Cannon, PhD, Columbia College Chicago Location: Room 103

Julie Grey, Covance Victoria Dinkel, Covance Stephanie Rice, Covance Location: Room 104

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Workshop 8: Effective Use of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn: Business Edition Eric C. Anderson, Scientifically Speaking, LLC Location: Room 105

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Program Schedule Thursday, October 3

Technical Sessions, Symposia and Panel Discussions Technical Session 7 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Process Engineering Session Chair: Isaac Gamwo, U.S. Department of Energy Location: Room 106

8:30 AM-9:00 AM

SINGLE CELL OSCILLATORY PLATFORM FOR EXTRACELLULAR STIMULATION OF IMMUNE CELLS

Loice Chingozha Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

9:00 AM-9:30 AM

KINETIC ANALYSIS OF THIOL OXIDATIONS TO STUDY EFFECTS OF PERFLUORINATED GROUPS ON METAL PHTHALOCYANINE CATALYSTS

Nellone Reid Physical, Environmental and Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

9:30 AM-10:00 AM

COMPUTATIONAL MODELS FOR DENSITY AND VISCOSITY OF HYDROCARBONS IN ULTRADEEP RESERVOIRS Isaac Gamwo National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Pittsburgh, PA

10:00 AM-10:30AM

DEVELOPMENT OF A USER-FRIENDLY PREDICTIVE TOOL FOR HYDROCARBON PROPERTIES AT HIGH TEMPERATURE AND HIGH PRESSURE CONDITIONS Shaun Mbateng Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

NOBCChE Research Poster Session 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM Location: White River Ballroom

ANA01

SURFACE MODIFICATION OF POLY(DIMETHYLSILOXANE) WITH 254 NM IRRADIATION: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF HYDROXYL, CARBOXYLIC, AND FLUORO-TERMINATED GROUPS Kenya Wallace Chemistry, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

ANA02

DIFFERENTIATION OF THE STABLE AND TRANSIENT NANOPARTICLE-PROTEIN CORONA VIA FLOW FIELD FLOW FRACTIONATION Jonathan Ashby Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA

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Program Schedule Thursday, October 3

ANA03

SUSTAINABLE CONVERSION OF CARBON DIOXIDE TO HYDROCARBON FUELS USING GRAPHENE-TIO2 PHOTOCATALYSTS

Selisa Rollins School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

ANA04

MEASUREMENT OF IRON (III) CONCENTRATION IN OCEAN WATER USING A COLUMN PACKED WITH TOYOPEARL RESIN DERIVATIZED WITH DESFERRIOXAMINE-B (DFB) Kimara Nzamubona Department of Chemistry, Colby College, Waterville, ME

ANA05

HIGH-THROUGHPUT FLUORESCAMINE-BASED DETECTION OF PROTEIN-NANOMATERIAL INTERACTIONS Erik Ligans Biology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA

ANA06

ELECTROOSMOTIC FLOW IN TEMPLATE PREPARED CARBON MESOTUBE MEMBRANES William Hardy Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

ANA07

QUANTUM DOT ENABLED IMMUNOASSAY FOR MULTIPLEX BIOMARKER DETECTION OF BIOMARKERS Kristen Williams Chemistry and Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

ANA08

GAS PHASE INITIATED FORMATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ENVIRONMENTALLY PERSISTENT FREE RADICALS (EPFRS) IN CATION - EXCHANGED SMECTITE CLAYS Ugwumsinachi Nwosu Chemistry Department, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

ANA09

FABRICATION OF NANOPATTERNS OF N-ALKANETHIOLS ON GOLD SUBSTRATES USING SURFACE MASKS OF SILICA MESOSPHERES. Orion Boldon Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

ANA10

ASCENDING LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY OF AMINO ACIDS

ANA11

METHOD DEVELOPMENT FOR THE STRUCTURAL ELUCIDATION OF A PROTEIN COMPLEX FORMED BY CYSTEINE PROTEASE AND INHIBITOR BY NMR

Rajeev Barnaby Computer Science Department, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Pamlea Brady Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

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ANA12

SPATIALLY SELECTIVE ATTACHMENT OF METAL NANOPARTICLES ONTO DESIGNED NANOPATTERNS OF ORGANOSILANE SELF-ASSEMBLED MONOLAYERS Azzy Francis Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

ANA13

MEASURING THE IMPACT OF ORGANIC CARBON AND HALIDES ON FE(II)/FE(III) REDOX CYCLING DURING THE AUTOOXIDATION OF AQUEOUS FE(II).

Ihekweazu Joy Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

ANA14

“ANALYTICAL METHODS OF COTININE IN FINGERPRINTS AS MARKERS FOR NICOTINE USAGE” Malcolm McNair Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

ANA15

DIPALMITOYLPHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE (DPPC) AND OXYSTEROLS INTERACTIONS STUDIED AT THE AIR/LIQUID INTERFACE REVEALED BY BREWSTER ANGLE MICROSCOPY. Dana-Marie Telesford The Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

ANA16

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF DISULFIDE REPORTER MOLECULES FOR ENHANCING PHMEASUREMENTS BASED ON SURFACE ENHANCED RAMAN SCATTERING (SERS) Latevi Lawson Chemsitry, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

ANA17

“THE USE OF VARIOUS ANALYTICAL METHODS TO COMPARE QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE GSR RESULTS” Maricia Echols Forensic Chemistry, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

ANA18

CALCIUM ISOPROPOXIDE AS A SOLID BASE CATALYST FOR THE TRANSESTERIFICATION OF PURE AND USED COOKING OIL TO BIODIESEL: A COMPARISON OF EXPERIMENT AND THEORY Brittany Kern Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL

ANA19

ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES

ANA20

MICROCONTACT PRINTING OF DNA ORIGAMI ONTO SILICON SUBSTRATES

Shaunteri Perryman Department of Chemistry and Physics, Chicago State University

Lucinda Boyd Department of Chemistry and Physics, Chicago State University

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Program Schedule Thursday, October 3

BIOCH01

SUPPRESSION ABILITIES OF ORIGINAL AND DERIVATIVE METHANOSARCINA MAZEI PYRROLYSYL-TRNA SYNTHETASETRNAPYL PAIRS IN THE ESCHERICHIA COLI Keturah Odoi Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

BIOCH02

PLASMON-ENHANCED ENZYMATIC REACTION: APPLICATION TO B-GALACTOSIDASE AND ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE Biebele Abel Department of Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

BIOCH03

SOY-PROTEIN BASED SYSTEMS AS POTENTIAL ANTI-STICK COATINGS TO ENHANCE THE RECLAMABILITY OF CELLULOSIC FURNISHES IN RECYCLING PAPER MILLS Oluwadamilare Adebambo Department of Forest Biomaterials, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

BIOCH04

RIBOSOMAL PROTEIN S15: BRIDGING THE A-SITE AND DECODING CENTER OF THE EUKARYOTIC RIBOSOME

Alicia Bowen Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

BIOCH05

CHARACTERIZATION OF TDI AND HDI HAPTENATED HUMAN SERUM ALBUMIN AND HEMOGLOBIN Morgen MHIKE CHEMISTRY, PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY-DCD/NIOSH, Portland, OR

BIOCH06

THE EFFECTS OF TERAHERTZ RADIATION ON DNA

BIOCH07

3,4-DIHYDROXYPHENYLACETALDEHYDE AS AN ENDOGENOUS NEUROTOXIN AND DOPAMINE METABOLITE: IMPLICATIONS FOR PARKINSONS DISEASE

JaNise Jackson Chemistry, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

Brigitte Vanle Experimental Therapeutics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

BIOCH08

HYDROLYSIS AND METABOLISM OF DEOXYNIVALENOL-3-Β-DGLUCOSIDE Shechinah Tinsley Chemistry, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL

BIOCH09

USING RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY TO DETECT ATRAZINE IN PSEUDOMONAS SP. STRAIN ADP Victoria Henry Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

BIOCH10

SOLVENT-ENHANCED BIOTRANSFORMATIONS OF STEROIDS BY BEAUVERIA BASSIANA AS BIOCATALYST Richard Gonzalez Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

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Program Schedule Thursday, October 3

BIOCH11

KINETIC AND SPECTROSCOPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF ISPH

BIOCH12

DESIGN AND BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF NOVEL PPARGAMMA/DELTA AGONISTS

Selamawit Ghebreamlak Chemistry and Biochemistry, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Symon Gathiaka Chemistry & Biochemistry, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

BIOCH13

STABILIZATION OF NUCLEIC ACID JUNCTIONS BY LIPOPHILIC SPACERS Brian Laing Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

BIOCH14

BINDING OF PK-TRISACCHARIDE ANALOGS OF GLOBOTRIAOSYLCERAMIDE TO SHIGA TOXIN VARIANTS Hailemichael Yosief Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

BIOCH15

ELECTRON DONORS TO THE RESCUE: EVALUATING A NOVEL MECHANISM OF H2O2 DECOMPOSITION BY CATALASEPEROXIDASES. Olive Njuma Chemistry and Biochemistry, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

BIOCH16

MULTIPHOTON FLUORESCENCE SPECTROSCOPY TO MONITOR THE FOLDING/UNFOLDING OF THE N-TERMINAL DOMAINS 5-6 OF WILSON DISEASE PROTEIN Ibtesam Alja'afreh Chemistry DEpartment, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

BIOCH17

NATURAL PRODUCTS DRUG DISCOVERY: ANTICANCER PROPERTIES OF S. LONGEPEDUNCULATE FRES., FACT OR FICTION? Alaine Sharpe Department of Chemistry, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

BIOCH18

AN IN VITRO ASSESSMENT ON THE EFFECT OF DIRUTHENIUMALLOPURINOL AS A POTENTIAL ANTI- CANCER AGENT IN MICHIGAN CANCER FOUNDATION -7 (MCF-7) BREAST CANCER CELLS George Lewis Department of Chemistry, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

BIOCH19

ANALYTICAL DETECTION METHODS OF THC IN FINGERPRINTS AS MARKERS FOR MARIJUANA USAGE Kristyn Kelly Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

BIOCH20

PEPTIDE NUCLEIC ACID RECOGNITION OF GUANINE QUADRUPLEXES Stanley Oyaghire Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

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Program Schedule Thursday, October 3

BIOCH21

IN SITU BIOSYNTHESIS OF AFLATOXIN B1

BIOCH22

COARSE GRAINED MOLECULAR DYNAMICS STUDY OF TOXIN SEQUESTRATION BY LIPID EMULSIONS

Ramsey Yusuf Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Manuela Ayee University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

BIOCH23

THEORETICAL DETERMINATION OF ONE-ELECTRON REDOX POTENTIAL FOR DNA BASES AND THEIR TAUTOMERS Kristen Lewis Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

BIOCH24

SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, DNA-BINDING STUDIES AND ANTICANCER PROPERTIES OF FAC-(CO) 3(3,4,7,8TETRAMETHYL-1,10-PHENANTHROLINE)REX (X=TOSYLATE, HALENESULFONATE, PICOLINATE, NICOTINATE, AND ACETYLSALICYLATE) Idris Radji Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

BIOCH25

DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL HETEROATOM-ACTIVATED ACYLATING AGNETS: POTENTIAL Β-LACTAM MIMICS Nicole Windmon University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

BIOCH26

DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF BIOCHEMICAL TOOLS FOR THE STUDY OF CHOLESTEROL TRAFFICKING Katherine Byrd University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

ENV01

PHOTOCATALYTIC APPLICATION OF ZNO NANOWIRES FOR PURIFICATION OF WATER Innocent Udom Chemical & Biomedical Dept., University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

ENV02

DISTRIBUTION OF MERCURY IN FLINT CREEK WATERSHED: IMPLICATIONS FOR MERCURY BIOACCUMULATION Shannon Hines Chemistry Department, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL

ENV03

CESIUM, COBALT, AND STRONTIUM INTERACTIONS IN THE US COASTAL ENVIRONMENT Leondra Lawson Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

ENV04

A PAPER BASED COLORIMETRIC SENSOR FOR SENSITIVE AND SELECTIVE DETECTION OF TRINITROTOLUENE Shantelle Hughes Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

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Program Schedule Thursday, October 3

ENV05

HETEROGENEOUS UPTAKE OF ALKYLAMINES BY SUCCINIC ACID FOR THE STUDY OF SECONDARY ORGANIC AEROSOL FORMATION Brittany Turner Atmospheric Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

ENV06

EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL INVESTGATIONS OF THE GAS PHASE REACTION OF OH RADICALS WITH 1-PROPANOL Paul Carey Jr. Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

ENV07

QSPR-BASED ESTIMATION OF MELTING POINTS OF BROMINATED AND CHLORINATED CONGENERS OF PERSISTENCE ORGANIC POLLUTANTS

Marquita Watkins Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

ENV08

PRELIMINARY ASSESMENT OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS) IN INDOOR PARKING FACILITIES IN THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA Raven Reed Chemistry, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

ENV09

BIOGEOCHEMISTRY OF CARBON, HEAVY METALS AND TRACE ELEMENTS IN THE GRAND BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE Jacqueline McComb Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

INORG01

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A NEW DIRHODIUM (II, II) COMPLEX WITH POTENTIAL DUAL-BINDING TO DNA Regina Akhimie Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

INORG02

FUNCTIONALIZATION OF NIOBIUM OXIDE NANOPARTICLES FOR THE DEGRADATION OF TOXIC CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS Chartanay Bonner Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

INORG03

ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY OF CECO2-XMXAL8 (M = MN, FE, NI, AND CU; X = 0 - 2) LaRico Treadwell Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

INORG04

IMPARTING BRØNSTED ACIDITY IN A ZEOLITIC IMIDAZOLE FRAMEWORK Kia Williams Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

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Program Schedule Thursday, October 3

INORG05

REVERSIBLE ADDITION-FRAGMENTATION CHAIN TRANSFER, RAFT POLYMERIZATION FOR LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYMERS Olajide Banks Chemistry and Chemical engineering, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

INORG06

SYNTHESIS OF LIGANDS AND POLYMERS FOR FLUORESCENT RATIOMETRIC SENSOR OF CU (II) Lea Nyiranshuti Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

MAT01

CATALYSIS OF THE OXYGEN REDUCTION REACTION ON BIMETALLIC PTCU NANOSTRUCTURES Eric Coleman Chemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

MAT02

MECHANISTIC STUDIES ON MICELLAR STRUCTURES OF PLAPEG-PLA TRIBLOCK COPOLYMERS TOWARDS WELLCONTROLLED STEREOCOMPLEXED HYDROGELS Daniel Abebe Chemistry, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

MAT03

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TRANSFERRINCONJUGATED, RUTHENIUM-LOADED, POLYMERIC NANOPARTICLES AS POTENTIAL PANCREATIC CANCER THERAPEUTICS Alesha Harris Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

MAT04

POLY (L-LACTIDE) GRAFTED GRAPHENE NANOSHEETS: FACILE SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND PROLIFERATION STUDIES ON HFOB 1.19 CELL LINE ADEBOLA OYEFUSI Chemistry, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX

MAT05

SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBE/POLYSTYRENE COMPOSITES: EFFECT OF POLYMER STEREOCHEMISTRY ON NANOCOMPOSITE FORMATION Laurisa London Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

MAT06

POLYPEPTOIDS: NEW STRIVES TOWARD COMPLETE WATER SOLUBILITY VIA A CATIONIC APPROACH Jessica Simpson Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

MAT07

A LOW-TEMPERATURE PRECURSOR FOR ZINC OXIDE TOWARD ARSENIC REMEDIATION EVANGELINE RUKUNDO Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

MAT08

GOLD MONOLAYER-PROTECTED CLUSTERS FUNCTIONALIZED WITH PEPTIDIC ANTI-HA PARATOPES Matthew Bryant Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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Program Schedule Thursday, October 3

MAT09

EFFECT OF GRAPHENE ON THE THERMOMECHANICAL AND CORROSION INHIBITION PROPERTIES OF GRAPHENE/EPOXY ESTER-SILOXANE-UREA HYBRID POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES Patricia Azuka Okafor University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

MAT10

HYBRID COMPOSITE ASYMMETRIC BI-LAYER PVACELLULOSE ULTRAFILTRATION MEMBRANES FOR WATER DESALINATION John Miles Chemical Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX

MAT11

SPATIALLY SELECTIVE SURFACE PLATFORMS PREPARED BY PARTICLE LITHOGRAPHY WITH ORGANOSILANES FOR ATTACHING FIBRONECTIN: NANOSCALE STUDIES OF PROTEIN BINDING WITH ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY ChaMarra Saner Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

MAT12

COLLOIDAL SYNTHESIS AND PROPERTIES OF GERMANIUM AND GERMANIUM-BASED NANOSTRUCTURES Dimitri Vaughn II Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

MAT13

INVESTIGATION OF ENERGY AND CHARGE TRANSFER BETWEEN WELL-DEFINED SEMICONDUCTOR AND METAL NANOPARTICLES Noah Masika Chemistry, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

MAT14

SYNTHESIS OF NANOPARTICLES OF RARE EARTH OXIDES USING SURFACE TEMPLATING WITHIN ORGANOSILANE NANOPATTERNS Gabrielle Perry Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

MAT15

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF THE STRUCTURE OF SURFACE MODIFIERS ON THE DIELECTRIC PERFORMANCE OF NANOCOMPOSITE THIN FILMS O'Neill Smith Department of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

MAT16

SINGLE-CHAIN POLYMER NANOPARTICLES VIA PHOTO DIMERIZATION OF ANTHRACENE Peter Frank University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

MAT17

PRINTING 3D NANOSTRUCTURES

Yvonne Freeman Department of Chemistry and Physics, Chicago State University

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Program Schedule Thursday, October 3

ORG01

ARYL AMINE ELECTROCHROMISM: CHROMATIC SWITCHING DEVICES AND STABLE RADICAL ZWITTERIONS Melody Kelley Chemistry, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

ORG02

SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND PHOTOPHYSICAL EVALUATION OF PEPTIDIC- BODIPY CONJUGATES Tyrslai Williams Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

ORG03

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

ORG04

TRIPHOSGENE-AMINE BASE PROMOTED CHLORINATION OF UNREACTIVE ALIPHATIC ALCOHOLS Caitlan Ayala Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

ORG05

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF ZINC PHTHALOCYANINE-FOLATE NANOPARTICLES FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY Elizabeth Okoth Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

ORG06

CYCLOPROPENYL KETONES – EXCEPTIONAL REAGENTS FOR SELECTIVE MODIFICATION OF CYSTEINE Natalee Smith Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

ORG07

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A SERIES OF DGLUCOSAMINE DERIVED MOLECULAR GELATORS Ifeanyi Okafor Chemistry Department, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

ORG08

FRIEDEL-CRAFT ACYLATION OF ANISOLE

ORG09

PRELIMINARY STUDIES OF THE THERMAL RELEASE OF A TAXOL MOIETY FROM A TRIMETHYL LOCK-BASED PRODRUG

Josephine Eshon Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Chyree Batton Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

ORG10

POSITIONAL DEPENDENT EFFECTS OF MAJOR GROOVE MODIFIED SIRNAS ON RNAI ACTIVITY José M. Ibarra-Soza Chemistry, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

ORG11

THE ENCAPSULATION OF TETRACYCLINE USING ΒCYCLODEXTRIN DeBorah Myles Department of Chemistry and Physics, Chicago State University

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Program Schedule Thursday, October 3

PCHEM01

THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF ONE-ELECTRON REDOX POTENTIALS OF DNA BASES IN TETRAMER COMPLEXES Kari Copeland Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

PCHEM02

CRYSTALLIZATION OF L-ALANINE ON PLASMONIC MATERIALS USING METAL-ASSISTED AND MICROWAVEACCELERATED EVAPORATIVE CRYSTALLIZATION Taiwo Ogundolie Biology, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

PCHEM03

A DFT AND AB INITIO STUDY OF THE THERMAL DECOMPOSITION OF 1, 3, 3-TRINITROAZETIDINE (TNAZ) Jeffrey Veals Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

PCHEM04

A THEORETICAL STUDY OF EDTA AND ITS CHELATION WITH SELECTED METAL COMPOUNDS Sharnek Walker Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

PCHEM05

AL CONTENT IN BEVERAGE CAN

PCHEM06

REACTION RATE OF IODINE-CLOCK REACTION

STEMED01

EFFECTS OF COMPUTER SUPPORTED COOPERATIVE LEARNING ON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' ACHIEVEMENTS AND ATTITUDES IN CHEMISTRY IN NAKURU NORTH DISTRICT, KENYA

Jimmy Hwang Division of Natural and Physical Sciences, Lane College, Jackson, TN Jimmy Hwang Chemistry, Lane College, Jackson, TN

Kemunto Nyaema Teaching and Learning, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

STEMED02

SIZING IT UP: CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY NANO TECHNOLOGY WEEK Keenan Linder Department of Chemistry and Physics, Chicago State University

Symposium 4: Student Award Winner Symposium Sponsored by E.I. DuPont, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Colgate-Palmolive, Lubrizol and the AP Kennedy Fund 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location: Room 103

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM

Colgate-Palmolive Undergraduate Research Award Winner A PH-RESPONSIVE NANO-SILICA ATTACHED PORPHYRIN FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY IN CANCER TREATMENT Brandon Newton Department of Chemistry, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

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Program Schedule Thursday, October 3

4:20 PM – 4:40 PM

The Lendon N. Pridgeon - GlaxoSmithKline Graduate Fellowship Winner DESIGNING SHAPE PROGRAMMABLE CATALYSTS FOR USE IN CLAISEN AND DIELS-ALDER REACTIONS Steven Fletcher Department of Chemistry, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

4:40 PM – 5:00 PM

AP Kennedy Undergraduate Scholarship Award Winner CRYSTALLIZATION OF L-ALANINE IN THE PRESENCE OF LEUCINE ADDITIVE USING METAL-ASSISTED AND MICROWAVE-ACCELERATED EVAPORATIVE CRYSTALLIZATION (MA-MAEC) Adeolu Mojibola Department of Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

5:00 PM – 5:20 PM

The E.I. Dupont Graduate Fellowship CHARACTERIZATION AND USE OF POLLEN AS A BIORENEWABLE FILLER FOR POLYMER COMPOSITES Abdul-Rahman Raji Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, TX

5:20 PM – 5:40 PM

Lubrizol Corporation Undergraduate Research Award Winner THE MODELING AND OPTIMIZATION OF THE CATALYTIC HYDROGENATION OF BUTYRIC ACID TO BUTANOL

Keiron Durant Ralph E Martin Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

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Program Schedule Friday, October 4

Special Programs 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Symposium 5: Lloyd Ferguson Memorial Lecture and Symposium

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Symposium 6: Research in Sustainable Resources

Awardee: LaTisha Salaam, PhD, Procter & Gamble Location: Room 107 Sponsored by the USDA Location: Room 107

Roderquita K. Moore, PhD, USDA Forest Services Alan W. Rudie, PhD, Supervisory Research Chemist and Project Leader, Fiber & Chemical Sciences Research Work Unit, Forest Products Laboratory, USDA Forest Service, Madison,Wisconsin Lecture Title: Opportunities for the Forest Products Industries Gregory Schueneman, PhD, Supervisory Materials Research Engineer and Project Leader, Forest Biopolymer Science & Engineering Work Unit, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison,Wisconsin Lecture Title: Forest Derived Nanomaterials for Durable Coatings Mandla A. Tshabalala, PhD, Research Chemist, Forest Biopolymer Science and Engineering, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin Lecture Title: Wood fiber filtration systems for wastewater treatment J.Y. Zhu, PhD, Research General Engineer, Fiber & Chemical Sciences Research Work Unit, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin Lecture Title: Forest Biorefinery Using SPORL: Process Scale-up Design, Lignin Co-product, and High Solids Fermentation without Detoxification Jeffrey P. Youngblood, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University Lecture Title: Cellulose Nanomaterials as a Platform for Sustainable Nanocomposites

1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Symposium 8: The Geurdasil Story: Advancing Science and Technology to Help the World Be Well Sponsored by: Merck & Co., Inc. Location: White River Ballroom D

Talitha Hampton-Mayo, Merck & Co., Inc. Mark VanArendonk, Merck & Co., Inc. Louis Obando, Merck & Co., Inc. Erick Ahuja, Merck & Co., Inc.

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Symposium 9: Winifred Burkes-Houck Women's Leadership Award Symposium Sponsored by: CENTC Location: Room 104

6:30 PM-9:30 PM

NOBCChE Awards Ceremony & Reception Location: White River Ballroom

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Program Schedule Friday, October 4

Workshops 8:00 AM-10:00 AM

Student Development 5: Thriving, Not Just Surviving Grad School

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Workshop 9: Grant Writing: The Do’s and Don’ts

Saundra McGuire, PhD, Louisiana State University Location: Room 106

Thomas Blackburn, PhD, Thomas Blackburn Grant Consultancy Location: Room 104

Technical Sessions, Symposia and Panel Discussions Symposium 7: Henry C. McBay STEM Education 10:00 AM – 11:35 AM

Session Chair: Angela Winstead, PhD, Morgan State University Location: Room 106

10:00 AM-10:35 AM

Henry C. McBay Outstanding Teacher Award Winner SPELMAN COLLEGE, A NATIONAL LEADER IN THE ORIGIN OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREE GRADUATES WHO EARN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) GRADUATE DEGREES Albert Thompson Department of Chemistry, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

10:35 AM-10:55 AM

PREDICTING SCIENCE SELF-EFFICACY AND STEM CAREER INTENT IN 9TH GRADERS

Iris Wagstaff Educational Research and Policy Analysis k-12, Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

10:55 AM-11:15 AM

IONIC/VIPER: A MODEL FOR COMMUNITIES OF CHEMISTS

11:15 AM-11:35 AM

TEACHING A GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY COURSE: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH

Lori Watson Department of Chemistry, Earlham College, Richmond, VA

Angela Winstead Department of Chemistry, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

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Indianapolis, Oct. 5-6, 2013

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. As part of this broader mission NOBCChE is committed to inspiring and supporting promising African-American, Latino, and other minority students in pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

At the conclusion of its Annual Conference at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis NOBCChE will offer a STEM Weekend providing a wide range of educational programs and activities for elementary, middle and high school teachers and students. All activities are free to participants.

STEM Leaders! Inspire and Support Tomorrow’s

Learn More About: Science Bowl Science Fair Step up to Science Teachers’ Workshop


NOBCChE Education Programs Saturday, October 5 1:00

PM

• 7:00

PM

Science Bowl Overview: Students compete as teams of four players in a double elimination quiz bowl. What makes this competition unique is that at least twenty percent of the questions are about African-American inventors, scientists and engineers. Students compete in Junior (6th – 8th grades) and Senior (9th - 12th grades) divisions.

9:00

AM

• 12:00

PM

Science Fair (9 a.m. to 10 a.m. check-in and setup) Overview: The Science Fair is a poster competition in which students present an individual completed research project. Each contestant in the Science Fair must demonstrate their ability to conduct a research project by: submitting an abstract of 150 words or less on an independent research project in the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, or biological sciences; presenting the results of the research in a poster format, including answering questions from judges; and submitting a written report during the poster presentation. First, second, and third place trophies are awarded in each division. (Middle and High School) Projects previously submitted to other fairs will be accepted.

9:00

AM

• 12:00

PM

Step up to Science (9 a.m. to 10 a.m. check-in and setup) Overview: A non-competitive Poster Session designed to engage 3rd through 5th grade students in the sciences. Capacity: 100 students

9:00

AM

• 3:00

PM

Teachers’ Workshop Overview: The Teachers’ Workshop offers separate, all-day tracks for middle and high school teachers. The workshop will provide you with new experiments, strategies and techniques. You will have the opportunity to network with your colleagues and you will leave energized and inspired! Teachers will receive a certificate and 4 hours of professional development credit with district approval.

Indianapolis, Oct. 1-4, 2013


NOBCChE Distinguished Lectures

Dr. Percy L. Julian (1899 – 1975) National Academy of Sciences (Elected 1973) The 2013 Percy Julian Awardee is Dr. Warren Washington Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research

The Percy L. Julian Award for significant contributions in pure and/or applied research in science or engineering is our most prestigious award. Dr. Julian was an African-American who obtained his BS in Chemistry from DePauw University in 1920. Although he entered DePauw as a “substandard freshman,” he graduated as the class valedictorian with Phi Beta Kappa honors. His first job was as an instructor at Fisk University. Julian left Fisk and obtained a master's degree in chemistry from Harvard in 1928, and his Ph.D. in 1931 from the University of Vienna, Austria. It was after his return to DePauw in 1933 that Julian conducted the research that led to the synthesis of physostigmine, a drug used in the treatment of glaucoma2. Julian left DePauw in 1936 to become director of research of the Soya Products Division of the Glidden Company in Chicago. This position at Glidden made Julian the world’s first African – American to lead a research group in a major corporation. Dr. Julian rewarded Gliden’s faith in him by producing many new commercial products from soy beans. An entrepreneur as well as a scientist, in 1953 he founded Julian Laboratories and later Julian Associates, Inc. and the Julian Research Institute. Over the course of his career he acquired over 115 patents, including one for a fire-extinguishing foam that was used on oil and gasoline fires during World War II2. Though he had over 100 patents and 200 scientific publications, his most notable contribution was in the synthesis of steroids from soy and sweet potato products. Dr. Julian’s life and contributions were the subject of a recent biopic by NOVA/PBS entitled, “Forgotten Genius.”3 The film was broadcast nationally on February 6, 2007 on PBS TV stations.

The table below summarizes the winners of the NOBCChE Percy L Julian Award: Year 1975 1977 1979 1981

Award Recipients Dr. Arnold Stancel (1) Mobil Oil Company Dr. W. Lincoln Hawkins, Bell Laboratories Dr. William Lester, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Dr. James Mitchell (2), Bell Laboratories

Year Award Recipients 1996 Dr. Edward Gay, Argonne National Laboratory 1997 Dr. James H. Porter , UV Technologies 1998 1999 53

Dr. William A. Guillory, Innovations Consulting Dr. Linneaus Dorman, Dow Chemical


NOBCChE Distinguished Lectures

1982

Dr. K.M. Maloney, Allied Corporation

2001

1983

Dr. B.W. Turnquest, ARCO Petroleum

2001

1985

2002

1992 1993

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 Dr. Joseph Gordon, IBM

1994

Dr. Dotsevi Y. Sogah, Cornell University

2011

1995

Dr. Joseph Francisco, Purdue University

2012

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

2007

John E. Hodge (5) (1914–96), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL James A. Harris (5) (1932–2000), Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Dr. Victor McCrary, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory Dr. Victor Atiemo-Obeng, Dow Chemical Company Dr. Gregory Robinson, University of Georgia Dr. James H. Wyche, University of Miami Dr. Jimmie L. Williams, Corning Incorporated Dr. Kenneth Carter, UMass

2008

Dr. Sharon Haynie, DuPont

2009 2010

Dr. Soni Olufemi Oyekan, Marathon Oil Dr. Thomas Menash, GA Aerospace Systems Dr. Theodore Goodson, III, University of Michigan Dr. Carlton Truesdale, Corning Inc.

2003 2004 2005 2006

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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NOBCChE Distinguished Lectures

Dr. Henry A. Hill 1977 ACS President The 2013 Henry Hill Lecturer is Garland L. Thompson, Esq.

Dr. Henry Aaron Hill (1915 – 1979), the renowned African American chemist in whose memory this award was established, was a former Chairman of the ACS Northeastern Section (1963) and President of the American Chemical Society in 1977. Dr. Hill’s outstanding contributions to chemistry, particularly industrial chemistry, and to the professional welfare of chemists are legion. Dr. Hill’s first concern and interest was in his fellow humans, and this was the driving force behind all that he did both in the chemical community and the world at large. Henry Hill was a native of St. Joseph, Missouri. He was a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina and received the doctorate degree from M.I.T. in 1942, after getting the highest grades in his class. He began a professional career in industrial chemistry in that year, with North Atlantic Research Corporation of Newtonville, Massachusetts. He eventually rose to be vice president while doing research on and development of water-based paints, fire-fighting foam, and several types of synthetic rubber. After leaving North Atlantic Research, he worked as a group leader in the research laboratories of Dewey and Almy Chemical Company before starting his own entrepreneurial venture—National Polychemicals in 1952. Ten years later he founded Riverside Research Laboratories in Cambridge, Mass. The firm offered research, development and consulting services in resins, rubbers, textiles and in polymer production. Riverside Research Laboratory introduced four successful commercial enterprises, including its own manufacturing affiliate. Dr. Hill, particularly after having been appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to the National Commission on Product Safety, became active in research and testing programs in the field of product flammability and product safety. The American Chemical Society was always very close to Henry Hill’s heart. His active career with the ACS began in the middle 1950s in the Northeastern Section. Dr. Hill served on Northeastern Section committees, became a councilor in 1961 and was Chairman of the Section in 1963. He served the ACS in important National positions including secretary and chairman of the Professional Relations Committee, the ACS Council; Policy Committee, the Board of Directors, and ultimately president in 1977. He made an especially significant impact in professionalism by pioneering establishment of a set of guidelines defining acceptable behavior for employers in their professional relations with chemists and chemical engineers. This effort resulted in the ACS landmark document entitled "Professional Employment Guidelines." Dr. Henry Hill was the first African American to become President of the American Chemical Society. In recognition of his many outstanding achievements, NOBCChE identifies an outstanding African American chemist or chemical engineer to be designated as that year’s Henry A. Hill Lecturer. Garland L. Thompson, Esq. is this year’s Henry Hill Lecturer. This award is sponsored by the ACS Northeast Section and the M.I.T. Chemistry Department.

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Be Great at Networking! for Early Professionals

Thursday 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM We’ve all heard of networking and know we should be ‘doing networking’, but what does that really mean? This workshop will touch on what networking is and explore practical tips for establishing, growing and tapping into the power of your network. Your network can be an amazing resource when you want to explore new career opportunities, identify a mentor or collaborate with other subject matter experts. Join us and we will work together to think about a networking strategy that maximizes the power of your network! At the end of the session you will: • Have taken the first steps to practice networking in a more effective, efficient and fun way! • Build confidence in your networking approach, • Understand the power of networking – beyond just finding a new job, and thus; • Optimize the output of your network Presented by: Julie Gray, Victoria Dinkel and Stephanie Rice (Covance)

Creating a Transformative Science Gateway Workforce

Wednesday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM A Science Gateway is a community-developed set of tools, applications, and data that are integrated via a portal or a suite of applications, usually in a graphical user interface, that is further customized to meet the needs of a specific community. Gateways allow Chemistry educators and researchers to use national resources through a common interface that is configured for optimal use. Gateways also foster collaborations and the exchange of ideas. This workshop will discuss what the Science Gateway Institute is and provide examples of successful chemistry gateways such as the Computational Chemistry Grid and the ParamChem Gateway. Presented by: Linda Bailey Hayden, Michael McLennan and Sudhakar Pamidighantam

Exploring Alternative Career Paths: Non-Traditional Careers in STEM

Tuesday 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM This workshop will examine unique ways in which professionals can utilize their STEM background/degrees. The facilitators will aim to share their experiences and opportunities afforded by a STEM background. The goal of the workshop is to give necessary and pertinent information which allow career advancement in other areas outside of technical fields. Both facilitators have diverse backgrounds and will offer key perspectives on how to navigate different career paths using a STEM degree. Presented by: Renard A. Green (R2 Consulting Group) and Koni Patterson (Dow AgroSciences, LLC)

Getting the Most out of the NOBCChE Conference

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Interactive Resume Writing

Tuesday 3:00 – 6:00 PM What many people fail to realize is that no matter how many resumes you send out, it counts for nothing if you don't get the call for the interview. "Selling" yourself on paper is vital in showing the employer you are the best person for the job. There are several points to consider when preparing a solid and effective resume. In this workshop, learn the techniques necessary to ensure your resume doesn't eliminate you for consideration and increase the number of interview offers you receive. Presented by: Lezah Brown, PhD (Illinois State University) and Charles Canon, PhD (Columbia College Chicago)

Interviewing and Negotiating Your Job Offer

Thursday 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Your primary goal when looking for jobs is to get the interview. Demonstrating successful interviewing techniques will help ensure you land the job, but then the most difficult and stressful portion of the entire process arises--negotiating the job offer to suit your needs. In this workshop, learn to master your interview techniques and to maximize your job offers using effective strategy and timing factors to enhance your prospective job offer. Presented by: Charles Cannon, PhD (Columbia College Chicago)

Obtaining Tenure at both HBCUs and Pre-dominantly White Institutions

Thursday 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM This workshop will unravel the nuances behind securing a tenure track position at HBCUs and PWIs. Each academic institution has its own set of rules, standards and guidelines to obtain tenure. The expertise and experience of this panel will allow workshop attendees to gain an inside look of the guidelines, rules and requirements to achieve tenure status at various universities from across the United States. Each panelist will describe their experience in obtaining tenure and discuss the process of gaining tenure at their prospective universities. Presented by: Alvin Kennedy, PhD (Morgan State University), Rena A. S. Robinson (University of Pittsburgh), George Miller, III, PhD (Martin University) and Carl Johnson, PhD (Southern University at New Orleans)

Overview of Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

Tuesday 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM The presentation will provide an overview of internships, scholarships and fellowships. The speaker will discuss the differences between each of the three opportunities. The application procedures for these three will be discussed in detail. Additionally, several critical topics in the application process will be reviewed and discussed in great detail. The speaker will also address the many different sources available to the students. He will discuss the Do’s, the Don’ts of the application process as well as suggested strategies for winning. He will highlight several specific sources of opportunities. Ample time will be allowed for questions and answers. Presented by: Carl Wheeler (Knox County School System)

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Patent Law in the Chemical Industry: Applying Law to Chemical Applications

Tuesday 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Signed into law on September 16, 2001, the Leahy-Smith America Inventor’s Act (“AIA”) made significant changes to the U.S. patent system. Two that impact chemists are the switch from a “first-to-invent” to a “first-to-file” system and the expansion of information that could affect the patentability of your inventions. During this session you will learn the basics of patent law, with an emphasis on how the AIA may affect your scientific research and your later quest for patent protection. Through an interactive format, we will answer the following questions: (1) How does an inventor obtain a patent?; (2) What rights does a patent grant give a patent owner?; (3) What are the parts of the patent (and what parts matter most to a chemist)?; (4) What is required to obtain a patent in view of the changes put in effect with AIA?; and (5) Why are laboratory notebooks important and are they still important? Presented by: Mareesa Frederick (Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner)

Playing the Game: A Primer on Networking and Politics

Tuesday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM This seminar series emphasizes and exposes the unwritten rules of networking and politics in order to obtain results, eventually leading to career advancement and fulfillment. Your ultimate goal is to increase your influence in order to make positive changes in your career from any venue. Students will be exposed to “the Theory of Clubs”, and understand primary and secondary club development in order to create opportunities, both professional and personal, in a non-linear, yet pedagogical manner. A common concern, voiced by many students is the following: “I received all of the formal knowledge in my college curriculum, yet there seems to be a gap between theory and practice”. The “gap” that students experience is the gap between two-dimensional (formal) knowledge and three-dimensional (experiential) knowledge. Topics covered : • Networking – how to build your network, maintain it, leverage it to achieve results • Politics for every occasion – dealing with internal competitors, alliances to your boss • Power – what is it really, and the differences between derived power, positional power, and personal power • Influence – being influential, developing credibility, even if you hold no formal title in your organization • Women & Minorities – the secrets to playing the game as the majority does and be just as effective • Balance & Baseline – use tools to baseline where you are on the power and influence scale and towards meeting your personal & professional goals • Corporate Norms and Dress – understand the “unwritten rules” that are part of any enterprise Presented by: Victor McCrary, PhD (Morgan State University)

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Preparing a Cover Letter

Tuesday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM The cover letter is one of the most challenging documents you may ever write: you must write about yourself without sounding selfish and self-centered. The solution to this is to explain how your values and goals align with the prospective organization’s and to discuss how your experience will fulfill the job requirements. This session will help you craft a concise, effective cover letter to accompany the great resume you polished in the preceding workshop.

Effective Use of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn: Business Edition

Thursday 2:00 PM – 4:00 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)

Thriving, Not Just Surviving Grad School

Friday 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM This is a two part program consisting of a presentation by Dr. Sanders Maguire on THRIVING (NOT JUST SURVIVING) GRADUATE SCHOOL followed by a Panel Discussion on Surviving graduate school and life after graduate school. Panel includes recent and experienced graduates who will share light on their experiences before and after graduation. Presented by: Dr. Saundra McGuire (Louisiana State University)

Grant Writing: The Do’s and Don’ts

Friday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM This short workshop will review techniques for collaborating with funding agencies to support your work, advance your students’ careers along with your own, and advance your scientific field. Emphasis will be placed on the proposal review process, meeting funder priorities, writing with clarity, budgeting, and shaping fundable research ideas. There will be brief, hands-on exercises in finding funders and writing to persuade them to collaborate with you. Presented by: Thomas Blackburn, Ph.D. (Thomas Blackburn Grants Consultancy)

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FACULTY POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level. Exceptional applicants at the associate or full professor level may be considered for a Fall 2016 start date. We are seeking candidates who will develop strong, nationally and internationally recognized interdisciplinary research programs. The first position combines computational chemistry with other areas of research. We are especially interested in applicationsdriven computational research programs focusing on problems in material science (including bio-inspired materials) and energy production/storage. The research area for the second position is open, but we are specifically interested in candidates whose research activities will complement and strengthen existing strengths at UK, such as materials, energy, or biological and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Successful candidates should be dedicated to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. See https://chem.as.uky.edu/chem-faculty-positions for a complete description of the position and application details. Initial consideration of applications will begin Oct. 14, 2013, with an anticipated start date of August 2014. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University also supports family-friendly policies.

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Paul Adams, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Arkansas Fayetteville NOBCChE Presidential Award Dr. Paul D. Adams is an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, as well as cellular and molecular biology at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He earned a B.S. in chemistry from Louisiana State University, and a PhD in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He started his career as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. At the University of Arkansas, Adams studies the biochemistry of proteins known to be involved in the onset of cancer, and his research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Arkansas Biosciences Institute. He has served as a Proposal Review Panelist with the MCB division of NSF, and has served as a Study Section Member, Macromolecular Structure and Function B for the NIH. He has also held research advisory appointments with the Ohio Cancer Research Alliance, and the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Scientific Research Program. In addition to his research, Adams teaches biochemistry and biophysics to undergraduate and graduate students at the U. of A., and has edited biochemistry textbooks used in the United States, Canada, Asia, and Latin America. From 20072008 he held the Robert C. and Sandra Connor Endowed Faculty Professorship in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Science, and has been recognized with the Outstanding Mentor Award from the University of Arkansas’ Office of Postgraduate Fellowships consecutively from 2008-2013, during which time, he has directed over 25 undergraduate student thesis projects. In 2010, he was awarded the Dr. Nudie E. Williams Award from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Science for his work addressing diversity at the U. of A. through science. In 2012, his research and teaching was featured on the cover of African American Perspectives Magazine of Arkansas. Also in 2012, the Case Western Reserve University African American Alumni Association recognized Dr. Adams with the 2012 “Rising Star” Award for his research, teaching and service to the University of Arkansas community, the state of Arkansas, and the nation. In 2011, during the Centennial Celebration Conclave of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., he received the Century Award of Excellence during the Fraternity’s Salute to Science and Medicine. Paul is a member of the Board of Trustees at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville. He is married to Dr. Stephanie G. Adams, and they are blessed with 3 children, Sydni Jean, Paul Dante’ and Havyn Denise.

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Edikan Archibong, Student, University of South Florida Winifred Burks-Houck Graduate Leadership Award Edikan Archibong is a doctoral students in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Edikan came to the United States in 1997 as a child, and has since earned her B.S. degree in Chemistry and M.S. degree in Analytical Chemistry both from Florida A&M University. Her research involvements over time have included bio/chemo-sensor research with aim to integrate chemical and engineering principles to solve problems in biosecurity. Her interdisciplinary research background has brought about her research involvement both internationally and nationally with the Department of Homeland Security Research program along with the National Center for Food Protection and Defense. Currently her research involvement in Prof. Anna Pyayt’s photonic biosensors lab has helped with her recent research with the Center for Bio-Molecular Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, working in support of the center’s mission of multidisciplinary research in biotechnology for national security applications. Edikan’s accomplishment includes an international research presentation at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) of Physics & Chemistry of Microfluidic, Burga, Italy, 2013 where she received the Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority (CSURM) Fellowship. She is an Alfred P. Sloan Scholar, and a participant in the National Science Foundation’s Florida Georgia Louis Strokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP) program. She was featured in Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN), a premiere magazine for the chemical and engineering profession, for her involvement with NOBCChE and her academic achievement. She hopes to use her complete set of tools both from chemistry and engineering to make a difference in the world of science and technology upon graduation.

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Jeannette E. Brown, Author, Women Chemist of Color NOBCChE Lifetime Service Award Ms. Jeannette Elizabeth Brown is a former Faculty Associate in the department of Pre-College Programs at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She held the title of New Jersey Statewide Systemic Initiative (NJSSI) Regional Director having served as the NJIT NJ/SSI Coordinator previously. In this position she designed, developed and coordinated the NJIT NJSSI K-8 Professional Development Program. Ms Brown is a Fellow (Cohort 3) of the WestEd National Academy for Science and Mathematics Leadership. She was the Chemical Heritage Foundation 2004 Société Fellow. She previously held the position of Research Chemist and worked at Merck & Co. Inc for twenty-five years in that capacity. She synthesized new compounds for testing as potential new drug candidates for human and animal health. She suggested new targets for development. At Merck she became co – author of 15 publications and 5 patents and has one patent in her name alone. She earned a Management Award for her work with the Merck Black University Liaison Committee in which she worked with Grambling University to try to improve the chemistry department. She started her industrial career at CIBA Pharmaceutical Co. ( now called Novartis) as a junior chemist and worked there for eleven years. She has a research MS degree from the University of Minnesota and a BS degree in the Field of Chemistry from Hunter College. She was elected to the Hunter College Hall of Fame for her work as a mentor for young students. She was appointed to the National Science Foundation Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women Minorities and Persons with Disabilities (CEOSE) and served on that committee for two terms, six years. She is an elected Councilor of the American Chemical Society from the North Jersey Section. She was Chair of the Project SEED Committee and reorganized the committee to make it function efficiently. Project SEED is a program for economically disadvantaged high school students. She also acted as the chief fundraiser for the program until it was taken over by a professional fundraiser. She is a member of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers and the Association for Women in Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was the 2004 Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellow of the Chemical Heritage Foundation. She studied the History of African American women chemist and is currently lecturing about her work. She received the Ullyott Fellowship from the Chemical Heritage Foundation to work on her book about African American Women Chemists. This fellowship was from May to July 2009. In December 2011 her book African American Women Chemists was published by Oxford University Press. She is currently lecturing about how to use the book to teach the history of chemistry and the history of women in science. Awards include the ACS Women Chemists Committee Regional Award for Contributions to Diversity 2002. She is listed in Who’s Who in America 2004 Vol. I. P 630. Her biography is profiled in “African American National Biography” Volume I P.617. She is also listed in the current issue of “Who’s Who in Science”. She is the 2005 recipient of the American Chemical Society Dreyfus Award for mentoring minorities in Science. She received an Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Minnesota in 2005. She also received an Alumni Award from the Hunter College Chemistry Department and the North Jersey ACS Harvey Russell Award for service to High school teachers. She is a 2007 AWIS Fellow. She is a member of the first class of American Chemical Society Fellows 2009, the only African American woman elected in the first class of fellows. She received the Somerset County New Jersey Women's Commission award for volunteerism 2010. She received the North Jersey Women Chemist Committee Mentoring Award in 2000. 63


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Robert L. Countryman, CMP, NOBCChE Presidential Award Mr. Countryman, who is known to everyone as Bob, worked ten years for the U.S Food and Drug Administration, followed by thirty one years for the Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as a Supervisory Forensic Chemist. In this capacity he was responsible for managing and directing the forensic chemistry operations at the DEA laboratories in San Francisco and San Diego, CA. Bob utilized his forensic chemistry knowledge and expertise by training special agents, police officers and other chemists in the identification of narcotics and other dangerous drugs. He also reached out to organizations and areas beyond his workplace by conducting lectures and seminars for civic groups, churches, high schools, colleges and universities in Southern California. He served as guest lecturer for a seminar series at the University of California Irvine, California State University Los Angeles, the University of La Verne and also the San Diego County Section of the American Chemical Society. In recognition of his exceptional knowledge and performance, Mr. Countryman (Bob) is a recipient of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Excellence of Performance Award and its Special Achievement Award. Bob’s love for his profession led him to become affiliated with a number of professional societies, including the American Chemical Society, California Association of Criminalists and the National Association of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). He was instrumental in the start up of the Southern California (Los Angeles and San Diego) Chapter of NOBCChE and served as its first president. As interest in NOBCChE continued to grow he helped establish the San Diego Chapter of NOBCChE in 1992 and served as its President until 2002. Bob is also well known for his passion to inspire young people to achieve their full potential, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. While President of the San Diego NOBCChE Chapter, he initiated the Chapter’s sponsorship of high school students who participate in the U.S. Naval Academy Summer Science Seminar in Annapolis, Maryland. He also initiated Science Bowl programs through NOBCChE at San Diego’s Bell Junior High School, Lincoln Preparatory High School, Morse High School, Gompers Secondary School, Keiller Middle School, Roosevelt Junior High School, Muirlands Middle School, Memorial Junior High School, San Diego High School and La Jolla High School. As an outgrowth of these programs, the San Diego NOBCChE Science Bowl/Fair Competition was established. Its goal is to improve and encourage African American students’ participation in science and mathematics professions. San Diego area students have competed in NOBCChE National Science Bowl Competition since 1991. Mr. Countryman’s immense dedication, professionalism, commitment to excellence and to his community certainly has not gone unnoticed. Among the many honors and awards he has received are his selection as one of the 100 African American Role Models in San Diego, San Diego Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority Community Service Award, James Weldon Johnson Award for Commitment and Dedication to the Education of Children, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation Volunteer Service Award, NOBCChE Lifetime Achievement Award, San Diego County YMCA Martin L. King Living the Dream Human Dignity Award, the Christ United Presbyterian Church Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Celebration Award, the YMCA of San Diego County Golden Triangle of Distinguished Service Award and induction into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Bria Dawson, Student, Clemson University Winifred Burks-Houck Undergraduate Leadership Award Bria Dawson is currently a Senior Bioengineering major from Clemson University. She works as a knowledge base development intern and a PEER (Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention) mentor. As a PEER mentor she assists minority students in the college of engineering and science in becoming acclimated to college life after transition from high school and facilitates study groups and tutoring sessions for the program participants. In the summer of 2012, she completed a student research assistantship at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where she investigated the Investigated the effect of cytomegalovirus on AIDS patients. Ms. Dawson is a recipient of the Clemson LS-SCAMP Book Award and Research Grant and has been featured in the Clemson Research and Creative Discovery Magazine. She is a participant in the Clemson University Leadership Certificate Program. Her activities include the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Biomedical Engineering Development Society. Bria enjoys reading, watching movies, bowling, and playing ps3.

Keiron Durant, Student, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville The Lubrizol Corporation Undergraduate Award Keiron Durant is a current Chemical Engineering Senior at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville originally coming from Trinidad and Tobago. He is a current member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, The National Society of Black engineers and past president of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers University of Alabama Chapter. Keiron’s passion for scientific research all began after meeting his current research advisor Dr. Jamie Hestekin during sophomore year of college. His research with the biofuels group at Arkansas involves the modeling and optimization of the hydrogenation step during the conversion of butyric acid to butanol, which can be used as an alternative fuel. Since then Keiron has had numerous research experiences that have made significant contributions to the scientific community. During the summer of 2012 Keiron participated in a research experience at Stanford University, working along with Dr. Anthony Kovscek and the Energy Resources Engineering Department on a project that experimentally investigated the physical characteristics of carbon sequestration in saline aquifers. At the beginning 2013 Keiron represented the United States at the annual International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in China where he worked on a project with the China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) to improve a marginal oil field using intelligent wells and fields technology. His latest research accomplishment is his research project this past summer at MIT, where he worked with Dr. John Germaine and the UTGeofluids Lab. The culmination of his successful research resulted in the data being published in the American Geophysical Union, Water Resources Research Journal 65


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Steven Fletcher, Student, Temple University The Lendon N. Pridgeon - GlaxoSmithKline Graduate Fellowship Steven Fletcher received his B.A. degree from Earlham College in 2002, having completed undergraduate research with Dr. Paul Ogren. Although he enjoyed research, his science career actually began teaching at George School, a private Quaker boarding school in Newtown, PA. While teaching, he received his M.C.E. in 2006 from the University of Pennsylvania. Although he enjoyed the classroom and appreciated the opportunity to teach science while doing community service all over the globe, his interest in research never waned. This curiosity led him back to the classroom in a different capacity as a student to Temple University, where he matriculated and began work in the lab of Dr. Chris Schafmeister in 2012. While working in the Schafmeister lab, Steven’s research includes synthesizing chiral macromolecules that will use hydrogen bond activation to create enantioselective Claisen and Diels-Alder catalysts.

Joseph S. Francisco, PhD, William E. Moore Distinguished Professor, Purdue University NOBCChE Lifetime Service Award Joseph S. Francisco is the William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Chemistry at Purdue University. Dr. Francisco completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin with honors, and he received his PhD in Chemical Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983. Francisco spent 1983-1985 as a Research Fellow at Cambridge University in England, and returned to MIT as a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Francisco has received a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award. In 1993, Francisco was a recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, which he spent at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. In 1995, he received the Percy L. Julian Award for Pure and Applied Research, the highest research award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. He was selected to be a Sigma Xi National Lecturer from 1995 to 1997. In 2007, Purdue University presented Dr. Francisco the McCoy Award - the highest research award given to a faculty member for significant research contributions. He is the recipient of the Edward W. Morley Medal from the American Chemical Society Cleveland Section for 2011. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. 66


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Dr. Francisco was appointed Atmospheric and Ocean Science Editor for Pure and Applied Geophysics from 1998-2001. He has also served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Spectrochimica Acta Part A, Journal of Molecular Structure Theochem, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, and the Journal of Physical Chemistry. He is a co-author of the textbook Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics, published by Prentice-Hall, and translated in Japanese. This textbook, has been in print for nearly three decades and is the fundamental textbook in the field that has taught an entire generation the principles of chemical kinetics and dynamics. He has also published over 460 peer reviewed publications in the fields of atmospheric chemistry, chemical kinetics, quantum chemistry, laser photochemistry and spectroscopy. He was President of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers from 2005-2007, and served on its Board of Directors from 2003-2007. Dr. Francisco has served on the Board of Directors for the Council for Chemical Research, the Executive Board of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents, and the Board of Directors for the American Chemical Society from 2009-2011. He was President of the American Chemical Society for 2010. President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Francisco as a member of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science serving the term from 2010-2014. He has been a member of the Naval Research Advisory Committee for the Department of Navy (appointed by the Secretary of the Navy, 1994-1996). He was honored on the floor of the 113th U.S. House of Representatives for his contributions. The University of South Florida, Knox College, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Tuskegee University awarded him honorary degrees of Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa.

Onte McClendon, Senior Engineer, Merck & Co., Inc. NOBCChE Rising Star Award Onté McClendon is a Senior Engineer in the Product Knowledge & Systems Management group within the Global Packaging Technology department of Merck & Co., located in West Point, PA, and has been with the company for 6 years. Onté is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and uses various process improvement frameworks to increase productivity and efficiency for his company. In addition Onté is a Certified Packaging Professional and currently serves on the National Society of Black Engineers Professional Executive Board as the National Parliamentarian. Onté is also a member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals and the Project Management Institute. Onté is a native of Flint, MI and holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Packaging Science from Michigan State University along with a Masters Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University.

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Adeolu Mojibola, Student, Morgan State University AP Kennedy Undergraduate Scholarship Award Adeolu Mojibola is a 3rd year undergraduate student at Morgan State University. After graduation from Parkville High school, he was admitted to Morgan State University in fall of 2011. He is currently pursuing the American Chemical Society certified chemistry bachelor’s degree. Since his freshman year, he has engaged in scientific research with Dr. Kadir Aslan, a Professor in the chemistry department at Morgan State University. Recently, the Aslan Research group developed a new crystallization technique called Metal-Assisted and Microwave-Accelerated Evaporative crystallization (MA-MAEC), in which complete crystal formation is achieved at an accelerated process when compared to conventional methods. The MAMAEC technology was the subject of Morgan’s first ever patent full application in it’s over 140-year history. My work focuses on implementing our novel crystal engineering technique on L-alanine, while also investigating the effects of L-leucine as an additive on the morphology of L-alanine. In addition, I have recently taken on the responsibility of president of the chemistry club. Adeolu believes a career as a chemist will enable him directly and indirectly to use his expertise and skills for benefits of others.

Brandon Newton, Student, Jackson State University Colgate-Palmolive Undergraduate Research Award Brandon Newton is currently a Senior Chemistry Major from Jackson State University and President of the American Chemical Society Chapter. Since High School he has had the privilege of working in various research fields such as nanomaterial, polymer science, analytical chemistry, biochemistry and immunology. Brandon is interested in pursuing a MD/PhD degree after his undergraduate studies because he believes that the most effective methods for patient treatment begin when the bridge between clinical medicine and laboratory research is formed. Brandon loves Chemistry because it allows a more in depth understanding of our world.

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Abdul-Rahman Raji, Student, Rice University E.I. Dupont Graduate Fellowship Award Abdul-Rahman Raji obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, in 2010. He originally enrolled in Morgan to study economics but later transitioned to Chemistry. Abdul-Rahman started his scientific research career with Prof. Alvin P. Kennedy. He went on to the University of Pennsylvania’s department of chemistry, as a summer intern, to study under Prof. Christopher B. Murray, synthesizing and characterizing nanoparticles. At this point, he fell in love with nanoscience and technology. Abdul-Rahman proceeded to Rice University for his PhD, where he is now a 4th year student in the department of Chemistry under Prof. James M. Tour. Under Jim Tour, he has appreciated the value of fundamental and applied materials research and productivity. His tenure at Rice has been extremely exciting with 6 publications and 4 manuscripts currently under preparation or review. He also has 4 patent applications filed and 2 patents applications under preparation from his work and collaborations. At Rice, he was awarded the Welch fellowship in his first year in 2010. He was also awarded the Stephen C. Hofmann Fellowship "to recognize outstanding early achievement towards the PhD Degree" and Harry B. Weiser Teaching Award "in recognition of student teaching excellence," both in 2012.

Derrick K. Rollins, Sr., PhD, Professor, Iowa State University NOBCChE – Joseph N. Cannon Award in Chemical Engineering Dr. Derrick Keith Rollins, Sr. grew up in inner city Kansas City, Missouri. He received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas in 1979. From then until 1986 he worked for the E. I. Du Pont Chemical Company in Kansas, Missouri and Ohio. In the fall of 1985 he returned to college and earned the following degrees from The Ohio State University: an M.S. degree in chemical engineering in 1987, an M.S. degree in statistics in 1989, and a PhD in chemical engineering in 1990. Professor Rollins joined the Iowa State University (ISU) faculty in the fall of 1990 in a unique joint appointment between the Statistics Department and the Chemical Engineering Department. Since coming to Iowa State, Dr. Rollins has received many research grants and awards including the 2012 McDonald Mentoring Award from the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, the 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) MAC Eminent Engineer Award, the ISU 2007 Louis Thompson Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2005 Regents Faculty Excellence Award given by the Iowa Board of Regents, the 2000 ISU Presidential Service Award, the 1996 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mentor Award, the 1994 ISU Foundation Award for Early Achievement in Teaching, and in 1994 the National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellows Award. His research areas include glucose monitoring, modeling and control for diabetic people and for improving cancer protocols in Biomedical Engineering; Bio- and Material- Informatics and data mining; and development of processes for non-destructive testing procedures. He is the ISU Director for IIN-spire LSAMP. 69


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LaTisha Salaam, PhD, Senior Scientist/Engineer, Procter & Gamble Lloyd Ferguson Young Scientist Award

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Dr. LaTisha E. Salaam is a native of Pittsview, AL. Born the 2nd of four girls to Mr. & Mrs. David and Linda Salaam. As a student at Tuskegee University, LaTisha was a Distinguished Scholar Member of Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering National Honor Society and as the President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers she was honored as the Chemical Engineering Student of the Year. During her summers, Latisha interned at 3M, St. Paul, MN in the Medical Products Division, Packaging Systems Division. She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1998 and started a position at 3M’s Specialty Chemicals Division. LaTisha was awarded the GEM fellowship and several other graduate fellowships and went on to study Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL. As a Graduate Research Assistant (Laboratory and Clinical Experience) she focused on Synthetic Biodegradable Polymer as Drug Delivery Material, Polymeric Aggregation, Molecular Interaction, Degradation, and Encapsulation, Kinetics of Protein Crystal Growth, Tissue Culture Study on dye adsorption and analytical Material Microscopy, and Intraocular Pressure of Glaucoma

She received her Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2002 and her Doctorate Degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2005. After receiving her Doctorate, Dr. Salaam moved to the Mid-west to work for Zimmer Inc., Warsaw, Indiana / 2005 focused on • Medical device prototyping, • Materials identification, screening and characterization • Sterilization methods development In early 2006, Dr. Salaam became a published scientist with the article In Vitro degradation behavior of biodegradable 4star micelles in Elsevier’s Polymer and took a full time position with The Procter and Gamble Company in Cincinnati, OH. In 2009, Dr. Salaam received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati and was also appointed as a faculty member of the Natural Science Department at Albany State University while working full time in research and development. Currently, Dr. Salaam works as a Senior Scientist/Engineer the Family Care business unity of Procter and Gamble where she leads Front End Innovation through Technology Development focusing on • Fundamental Mechanistic Understanding • Product prototyping & Methods development • Product and Process Development and Scale Up • Intellectual Property Development She has been granted 12 US/Global Patents. She spends her free time energetically mentoring students of all ages as well as new hires and is active in an array of STEM focused community service work.

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Albert N. Thompson, Jr., PhD, Chair – Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Spelman College Henry C. McBay Outstanding Teacher Award Albert N. Thompson, Jr. is Chair of The Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division and Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Spelman College. He has been a faculty member at Spelman College since 1981. He earned the B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry from Texas Southern University, and a PhD in inorganic chemistry from Howard University. He previously held faculty positions at Texas Southern University, Houston Community College, Fisk University and Fayetteville State University. He has done post-doctoral research at USAF School of Aerospace Medicine in San Antonio, Texas, and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. Albert Thompson’s current research interests are directed toward the synthesis and characterization of tetraphenylporphyrins and he has conducted funded research in the field of acid rain. He has received funding and co-funding for several research and educational grants from NIH, NSF, the Air Force, the Pittsburgh Conference, NASA, DOE, and the U.S. Army. He has published, and has given numerous talks and presentations in his current research area. He has served on national grant proposal review panels for NIH, NSF, NASA, EPA, and has served as a research and program consultant for QEM, Project Kaleidoscope, and liberal arts colleges. He is a member of University of Chicago James Franck Institute NSF Materials Research Center Visiting Advisory Committee, the American Chemical Society’s 2001 and 2003 General Chemistry Examination Committees, and the Chemistry Praxis I & II and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Committees. He also serves on the Georgia Assessment for Certification of Educators (GACE) Content Advisory Committee for Chemistry. Albert Thompson is frequent speaker on the preparation and training minority students in science and the contributions of African Americans in the sciences. He served as the P.I. of the NSF sponsored and NASA funded Model Institutions for Excellence Program at Spelman College. He has hosted high school students in an American Chemical Society (ACS) Project SEED summer research program, and served for ten years on the ACS National Project SEED Committee, and currently is a member of the ACS Committee on Minority Affairs. He has been a member of NOBCChE for more than thirty years.

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Warren Washington, PhD, Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research Percy Julian Award Dr. Warren Washington is a Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. His group uses stateof-the-art computer climate models to study present and future climate change. He has engaged in research for more than fifty years. He has had Presidential Appointments under the Carter, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush, Jr. Administrations. More recently, he served on the National Science Board which governs the National Science Foundation from 1994 to 2006 and he was Chair from 2002 to 2006. He has over 150 publications and coauthored with Claire Parkinson a book considered a standard reference on climate modeling -- Dr. Washington has many awards including being a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Presidency of the American Meteorological Society (1994), a member of American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has honorary degrees from Oregon State University and Bate College. This fall he will receive an honorary degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In November 2010, he was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Obama, the nation’s highest science award.

Rashida Weathers, Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research Winifred Burks-Houck Professional Leadership Award Ms. Rashida Weathers is currently employed as the Laboratory Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Mid-Atlantic Laboratory in Largo, Maryland. Laboratory Director Weathers began her career with DEA in 1997, as a Forensic Chemist at the Southwest Laboratory in San Diego, CA where she analyzed controlled substances, assisted law enforcement in the seizure of clandestine laboratories, and testified as an expert witness in the field of drug analysis in several federal and state courts in Arizona, California, and the Northern Mariana Islands. In 2002, Ms. Weathers transferred to the South Central Laboratory in Dallas, TX where she worked as a Supervisory Chemist. At the South Central Laboratory, Ms. Weathers was responsible for overseeing a group of Forensic Chemists and evidence accountability within the laboratory. Ms. Weathers transferred to DEA Headquarters in 2005 where she was employed as a Program Manager with the DEA Office of Forensic Sciences. As a Program Manager, she was responsible for conducting evidence inventories and inspections of DEA laboratories to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations, and coordinating the employment and background investigation process for new hires within the DEA Laboratory System. Ms. Weathers transferred to the Mid-Atlantic Laboratory in 2008 and served as the Associate Laboratory Director, overseeing the day to day operations at the laboratory until May 2011 when she became the Laboratory Director. 72


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Ms. Weathers earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1995. She continued her education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she earned a Master of Science degree in Chemistry in 1997. Ms. Weathers was recently awarded the honor of being named as one of Prince George’s County 2013 Top Forty Under 40 by the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund.

Eugene White, PhD, Superintendent, Indianapolis Public Schools NOBCChE Presidential Award Dr. Eugene G. White was born in Phenix City, AL, to a single 17-year-old mother in December 1947. He was the first person in his family’s history to graduate from high school. He grew up in a time of segregation and Jim Crow practices in Southeast Alabama. In high school, he excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. His mother, grandmother and athletic coaches heavily influenced him. He was a starting member of the 1966 Alabama State Championship Basketball Team and accepted a basketball scholarship to Alabama A&M University. He graduated with academic honors and set career scoring marks at Alabama A&M University. He was a teacher, coach and school administrator in the Fort Wayne Community Schools for 19 years. He was the first African American high school principal in the Fort Wayne Community Schools, where he served as principal of Wayne High School from 1985 to 1990. In 1990 he became the first African American high school principal of North Central High School in Indianapolis, serving until 1992. He was Deputy Superintendent of the Indianapolis Public Schools from July 1992 to January 1994. He served as Superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township for 11 years. In 2005, Dr. White was named Superintendent of the state's largest school district, IPS.Dr. White has served in a large number of leadership capacities over the years, most recently as President of the American Association for School Administrators in 2006-07. Dr. White has received a wide variety of honors over his career, including: •

2002 and 2009 Indiana Superintendent of the Year

2007 National Association of Black School Educators (NABSE) Superintendent of the Year

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Dr. White is the author of the book, “Leadership Beyond Excuses: The Courage to Hold the Rope.” He co-wrote a second book, “Leading Schools of Diversity.”He received an Ed.D. in Education Administration and Supervision from Ball State University in 1982, an Ed.S. in Superintendency from Ball State University in 1977, an M.S. in School Health from the University of Tennessee in 1971, and a B.S. in Social Studies, Health and Physical Education from Alabama A & M University in 1970. He is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Dr. White is married to Jetties White and has two children: Reginald E. White, Vice-Principal of Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, and Kimberly R. White, a teacher and coach at John Marshall Community High School in IPS.

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Eric Ahuja, PhD, Executive Director, Merck & Co., Inc. Dr. Eric Ahuja is currently employed at Merck & Co, Inc. in West Point, Pennsylvania in Global Science Technology and Commercialization where he is Executive Director of Merck's Commercialization and Supply Analytical organization. Responsibilities include analytical support both drug substance and drug product commercialization, launch and supply at Merck Commercialization sites around the world. He is also a leader and sponsor for Quality by Design at Merck and is active in advancing Quality by Design in the broader pharmaceutical community having delivered many presentations at premier scientific conferences and regulatory meetings such as IFPAC, AIChE, ISPE, and AAPS as well as supporting the ICH Quality Implementation Working Group Training Program and development of the ICH Quality Implementation Working Group Points to Consider for ICH Q8 (R2), Q9, and Q10. He joined Merck in 1998 as Sr. Scientist in the Regulatory and Analytical Sciences department and supported technology transfer of new products from research and development to commercial manufacturing. From 2005 to 2007, he was Manager of Merck's Pharmaceutical and 3rd Party Quality Operations for Europe, Middle East & South Africa. From 2007 to 2012, he was Director in Analytical Chemistry in Development and Supply where his responsibilities included providing direction for Merck's Process Analytical Technology (PAT), Center for Extractables and Leachables and Pharmaceutical Stability groups. Prior to joining Merck he worked for 3 years at American Cyanamid Co (Wyeth) in Princeton, NJ in the Analytical, Physical and Biochemical Research department developing and validating analytical methods as well as supporting scale up activities as part of technology transfer.

Eric Anderson, Director of Communication Strategies, Scientifically Speaking Eric Anderson is the Director of Communication Strategies for Scientifically Speaking - a company he created to improve communication skills and social media marketing for small businesses. A nationally recognized speaker, Eric has conducted workshops for professionals at Eli Lilly and Company, Merck and Company, Apple Inc., Raymond James Financial, Indiana Black Expo, the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), the Indiana Notary Association, the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), National Society of Black Engineers, Washington Township, Jack and Jill of America, Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation and Pillar Risk Management Group. Recently, Eric worked for Apple Inc. as the Business Manager for Central Indiana. His multi-million dollar business unit increased revenue by 300% in two years. His team also constructed solutions for the Indianapolis business community - from sole proprietorships to Fortune 100 corporations. Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Prairie View A&M University and a Master of Science in the same discipline from Auburn University. He has also served as an adjunct professor for Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis, College of Engineering and Technology. Among his other pursuits, Eric is a triathlete, marathon runner and avid reader. He is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana where he lives with his wife and three daughters. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and an active member of his church where he currently teaches Sunday school classes. 74


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Thomas R. Blackburn, PhD, Principal, Thomas R. Blackburn Grants Consultancy Thomas R. Blackburn holds undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Carleton College and Harvard University, respectively. After a thirty-year career in college science teaching, he joined the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, retiring as Senior Program Officer in 2002. He is author of Getting Science Grants and Equilibrium; A Chemistry of Solutions; and co-author of Chemistry: Molecules that Matter. He principal of Thomas R. Blackburn Grants Consultancy of Washington DC, and a trainer in research proposal writing for The Grantsmanship Center, Inc. of Los Angeles.

Mareesa Frederick, Counsel, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner Mareesa Frederick’s practice focuses on client counseling, opinion work, and patent and other intellectual property litigation with a particular emphasis on Section 337 proceedings before the International Trade Commission (ITC). She has experience in a broad range of technologies including cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, semiconductor chips and packaging, pneumatic devices, kinesiotherapy devices, tunable lasers, mobile telephones, digital cameras, television and computer monitors, inkjet cartridges, printing plates, LED lighting, and automotive parts. In addition, Ms. Frederick has extensive technical experience in polymer processing through her previous employment with Mobil Chemical, Films Division where she worked as a R&D engineer and a process engineer. Prior to rejoining the firm, Ms. Frederick was a senior investigative attorney at the ITC and served as lead government counsel in a number of Section 337 cases before the ITC involving patents for mechanical, electrical, and consumer products. Ms. Frederick is experienced in developing trial strategies, analyzing patents and technical issues, preparing pleadings, taking depositions of fact witnesses, assisting technical experts in their preparation of expert reports, conducting depositions of expert witnesses, examining witnesses at trial, and preparing briefs and motion papers. She devotes time to a wide variety of pro bono matters, including representing clients through the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless and Finnegan’s criminal pro bono program. In addition to her patent practice at Finnegan, Ms. Frederick has served as an adjunct professor at Howard University for six years teaching patent law to engineering students. She also regularly lectures students at Howard University Law School on practice before the ITC. 75


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Renard A. Green, CEO & Founder, R2 Consulting Group A native of Florida, Renard Antonio Green received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry from Florida A&M University. After receiving this degree, Renard moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where he worked for Dow AgroSciences as a Discovery Research Chemist for six years. Mr. Green decided to return to academia which fueled his pursuit of a Masters of Business Administration. While attending The Ohio State University’s Max M. Fisher College of Business, Renard took on a variety of leadership positions and consulted with several major for-profit and not-for-profit companies. He was also awarded with the highest honor given to Fisher graduates; the Pacesetter award. This award is given to the top 2% of the Fisher graduating class. Renard graduated from Fisher with a double major in Strategy and Marketing. Upon graduation, Mr. Green was employed by KBK Enterprises as a Project Manager. As Project Manager, Renard was responsible for over $20 million worth of real estate projects. He was also the team leader for new business ventures in several niche industries and had direct report responsibilities. An active member of the Columbus community, Renard is a board member and former treasurer for After-School AllStars, a former marketing and branding chair for 100 Black Men of Columbus and Advisory Council member for the Fisher College of Business Center for Real Estate Education & Research. Moreover, he also contributes to the Atlanta and San Francisco community as a member of the Advisory Board for Science, Engineering, Mathematics Link (SEM Link), a science and math youth exposure program.

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Talitha Hampton-Mayo, Project Manager & Strategy Specialist, Merck & Co., Inc. Talitha Hampton is currently a project manager and strategy specialist at Merck. She is responsible for performing critical planning, business communications, project execution and strategy coordination in support of the Biologics Manufacturing Leadership Team and development, optimization, and support of business and technical systems for the Global BMSC organization. Talitha joined Merck in 2008 as a as a development engineer in the Pharmaceutical Commercialization Technology (PCT), holding roles of increasing responsibility in packaging and process development. She then completed a one-year rotation as a strategy partner in the Global Pharmaceutical Commercialization (GPC), Organizational Strategy Management & Operations (OSMO) group, where she led the design and implementation of change and communication plans for the GPC portfolio of strategic initiatives. Throughout her career, Talitha has been handpicked for highly visible leadership roles and singled out to provide thought leadership relating to high performing organizational (HPO) strategy, organizational diversity and dynamics, and process improvement. In addition to her core responsibilities at Merck, she serves as leader of the corporate responsibility and reputation task force for the African Ancestry Business Insights Roundtable (AA BIR). Outside of Merck, Talitha serves as the national Vice-President of the NOBCChE. She has been a member of NOBCChE since 2007. She is the co-creator of the Winifred Burkes-Houck (WBH) Women's Professional Leadership award and symposium and currently leads the WBH symposium committee. Talitha earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Oakwood University and a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She enjoys spending time with her family and husband (David B. Mayo), singing, attending concerts, mentoring, basketball, boxing, graphic and web design, and sightseeing.

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Alvin Kennedy, PhD, Interim Dean and Professor, Morgan State University Dr. Alvin P. Kennedy received his undergraduate education at Grambling State University. While at Grambling he had a very rich and active undergraduate research experience. He received his bachelor's degree in 1978 and was awarded an AT&T Bell Laboratories Cooperative Research Fellowship. He matriculated to the University of California at Berkeley where he did his graduate work under Professor George C. Pimentel. He received is PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1985. Upon completion of his PhD, Dr. Kennedy joined Dow Chemical and became a Project Leader in the Advanced Electronics Materials Division of Central Research in Midland, MI. In 1991 Dr. Kennedy joined the Chemistry Department at North Carolina A&T as an Assistant Professor. His research focused on the development of in-situ dielectric monitoring of polymerization reactions and processes in microgravity, and he was awarded a NASA/ASEE Research Fellowship to conduct research at Marshal Space Flight Center. In 2000 Dr. Kennedy became Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Morgan State University. He immediately began to build the research infrastructure necessary for creating a program that would serve as the foundation for developing a Continuous Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE). He has been very successful in receiving internal and external funding to acquire state of the art instrumentation needed for teaching and research. Dr. Kennedy has established research collaboration at Morgan whose focus is the development of Sensors for BioEnvironmental Research (SenBER). He is currently the Interim Dean and Professor School of Computer Mathematical and Natural Sciences Dr. Kennedy has been an active member of NOBCChE for more than 15 years. He has served as the Chair for the HBCUMI workshops and currently serves on the Special Initiatives team as liaison to Indianapolis and co-lead for the Charity Golf tournament. Dr. Kennedy has a reputation for bringing talented students to give presentations at the NOBCChE conference. This includes the highly memorable NOBCChE 2004 meeting when Morgan students swept the NOBCChE undergraduate research awards, wining the NOBCChE Undergraduate Poster and the Rohm & Haas Undergraduate Oral competitions. In 2010 Dr. Kennedy was awarded the Henry McBay NOBCChE Award for his excellence in mentorship and teaching.

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Roderquita Moore, PhD Research Chemists, USDA Dr. Roderquita K. Moore is a Research Chemist at the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. Her areas of expertise include wood chemistry, separation science and techniques that will expand the capacity for characterization and identification of unknown tree derived high value chemicals. She entered into Forest Service as a SCEP student which was called USDA-Scientist Initiative Program used to recruit young scientists during their matriculation. After her conversion from doctoral student to researcher she established the Center for Natural Pharmaceuticals. Her group focuses are characterization and identification of wood chemical products for pharmaceutical discovery and starting chemicals for other chemical processes derived from trees. Students from University of Wisconsin-Madison and local community colleges purse her lab for opportunities to develop research experience upon graduation. She received a B.S and M.S. in Chemistry from Tuskegee University (Tuskegee, AL) and PhD from Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA).

Louis Obando, PhD, Principal Scientist, Merck & Co., Inc. Dr. Louis Obando is currently employed at Merck & Co, Inc. in West Point, Pennsylvania in Global Science Technology and Commercialization where he is a Principal Scientist in the Process Analytical Technology group. Responsibilities include development, validation and implemetation of PAT methods to support programs in development and in supply. He currently leads the implementation of Real-time Multivariate Data Analysis and has delivered many presentations at premier scientific conferences meetings such as IFPAC and Process-2-Product and recently co-authored a chapter in “PAT Applied in Biopharmaceutical Process Development And Manufacturing: An Enabling Tool for Quality-by-Design�. He joined Merck in 2007 as Associate Principal Scientist. Prior to joining Merck he worked for 5 years at General Electric in Spain and the Netherlands where he was lead analytical chemist supporting the development of novel polymers. Louis received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 2001 from ArizonaState University and his BSc. from University of Illinois Springfield in 1997.

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Koni Patterson, Human Resource Business Partner, Dow AgroSciences, LLC Koni Patterson is currently an Human Resources Business Partner at Dow AgroSciences (DAS) LLC located in the global headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. In line with DAS’ mission to support business growth through strategic and hands-on approaches, Koni is responsible for providing full cycle Human Resources support to roughly 375 members of the DAS Research and Development community. Her role is critical in executing people initiatives, providing great internal customer support, and driving HR functional excellence and process improvement. Passionate about people development and especially developing the role of women and minorities in the workplace, Koni has served as a member of the Breeding and Agronomy Talent Team, a mentor for new employees, and is one of the Steering Team Members of the African American Network (AAN) at DAS. Prior to her current position, Koni worked as a Subgroup Leader/Senior Molecular Biologist for DAS in its Trait Development Department. She joined Dow AgroSciences in 2001 after working for two years as Scientist at Research Genetics in Huntsville, Alabama. Koni has her MS in Crop Science with emphasis in Plant Molecular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BS from Alabama A&M University in Crop Science with minors in Biology and Chemistry. Koni is currently the President Elect of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (2013-14) and will assume the role of President in 2014. She has a 21 year history with the MANRRS organization and has served as a Region III Undergraduate Vice President, Graduate Representative, Advisory Board Committee Member, National and Cluster Workshop Presenter and Contestant Judge. In addition, she is on the Agricultural Sciences Board of National FFA, a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and mother to two wonderful kids, Kennedy (12) and KJ (10).

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Alyssa Panitch, PhD, Professor and Associate Head, Purdue University Alyssa Panitch is Professor and Associate Head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. She was selected to participate in the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE), an intensive fullyear, part-time fellowship program, where she was one of 12 women faculty from 11 U.S. universities selected by Drexel. Dr. Panitch received a B.S. and B.A from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Smith College in 1990 and a PhD from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1997. The Panitch lab focuses on the design of biopolymers that improve tissue healing and regeneration. We focus on both intracellular and extracellular approaches to direct molecular and cellular processes. Broadly, our goal is to limit scar formation, be it vascular intimal hyperplasia, glial scarring, dermal scarring, fibrocartilage or surgical adhesions, while promoting tissue repair.

Alan Rudie, PhD, Supervisory Research Chemist, USDA Dr. Alan W. Rudie is a Supervisory Research Chemist and Project Leader in the Fiber & Chemical Sciences Research Work Unit at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI. The unit performs research in wood biorefinery, wood nanotechnology, pulping and bleaching, paper properties, and recycle and deinking. As well as the administrative responsibilities of the research work unit, personal research is in chemical pretreatments for extracting sugars from chips intended for traditional pulping, and as pretreatments for enzymatic or acid hydrolysis, and managing trace metals that cause mineral scale problems in bleach plants. Previously, he was an Associate Professor, Institute of Paper Science & Technology (Atlanta, GA); and Senior Research Associate II, International Paper Co., Corporate Research Center (Sterling Forest, NY). He received a B.A. in Chemistry & Mathematics from Wartburg College (Waverly, IA), and PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA).

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Gregory Schueneman, PhD, Supervisory Materials Research Engineer & Project Leader, USDA Dr. Greg Schueneman is a supervisory materials research engineer and Project Leader of the Forest Biopolymer Science & Engineering group at the US Forest Service’s Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. His specialty is in the conversion of forest based nanomaterials for use in traditionally petroleum based materials applications such as adhesives, coatings, sealants, and composites. Prior to joining the Forest Products Laboratory he had 10 years of industrial experience working with Loctite, Henkel, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Mapei.

Garland L. Thompson, Journalist, Author & Educator Garland L. Thompson is a technology journalist, author, and educator. A former Navy submariner and electronics specialist, he worked hands-on in the communications revolution at the company now known as Verizon before returning to college to become a chronicler. Thompson is a 1975 graduate of Temple University’s School of Communications and Theatre and a 1983 graduate of the Beasley School of Law, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. A consummate news professional, Thompson began his second career at The Philadelphia Inquirer and won writing awards at The Baltimore Sun, and has served as editor of the country's oldest black newsweekly, The Philadelphia Tribune and The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. DuBois. Thompson also has edited and written for US Black Engineer & IT magazine and Hispanic Engineer & IT for many years, and has for 26 years participated on Selection Panels for the Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards, Woman of Color Technology Awards, and Emerald Honors for Minorities in Research Science. Thompson was part of a nationally honored reporting team at Baltimore Radio WYPR, 88.1 FM. His book, "Unheralded but Unbowed: Black Scientists & Engineers who Changed the World," has been used for teacher professional development by the School District of Philadelphia. Thompson also has completed stints in academia, serving as Freedom Forum Professional in Residence at the University of Kansas, as Philip Morris Visiting Professor of Business Journalism at Bernard M. Baruch College, and three times as Faculty Editor in the Maynard Institute's Editing Program for Minority Journalists, at the University of Arizona.

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Newell R. Washburn, PhD, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Newell Washburn received a B.S. in Chemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993 and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998. Following post-doctoral research at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, he moved to the Polymers Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, first as a National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow then as Leader of the Biomaterials Group. During this time he was also an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Graduate Program in Biotechnology. He joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University in the Departments of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering in 2004. Research in the Washburn Group is on problems at the interface of materials chemistry and biology. Our primary focus has been the development of materials that locally control inflammation in tissues by neutralizing the soluble signaling proteins that mediate these responses. Composed of antibodies conjugated to high molecular weight polymer constructs, these materials have been shown to be active in a broad range of medical applications. Other areas of interest include development of complex fluids based on hyaluronic acid, biomimetic adhesives, and polymers derived from renewable resources.

M. Carl Wheeler, Teacher, Knox County School System Mr. Wheeler has a BSET Degree from Binghamton University (State University of New York). Mr. Wheeler has completed graduate classes at Syracuse University and the University of Tennessee. During his career, Mr. Wheeler has managed several large design projects including the design of large scale electrical power substations and has managed several Multi-million dollar EPA Super Fund Sites around the U.S. including a ninety million dollar Site located on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts. Mr. Wheeler also served as an Educational Program Manager with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) where he managed several internships, scholarship, and fellowship Programs for the Department of Energy and the Department of Commerce. Mr. Wheeler retired from Lockheed Martin and ORAU after 20 years of service. He also retired from the U.S. Army where he served as a Major in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. His military career ended with more than 23 years of service. Currently, Mr. Wheeler is a part time substitute teacher is the Knox County School System, a volunteer with the Vols4STEM, and a tutor at Pellissippi State Community College. Mr. Wheeler is married and has two adult sons. He and his wife reside in the Knoxville Tennessee.

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Mark VanArendonk Global Science Technology and Commercialization, Merck & Co., Inc. Mark VanArendonk joined Merck in 2009 through the merger with Schering-Plough. He is responsible for late stage development analytical chemistry, through registration, launch and commercialization. He is a member of the leadership team for Merck’s Global Science Technology and Commercialization team. Prior to this, he led the CMC team and the R&D GMP testing labs for Schering-Plough. Over his 30 year career, he has variously worked at Upjohn, Pharmacia and Upjohn, Pharmacia, and Pfizer holding positions of increasing responsibility in Analytical R&D, Quality Assurance, and CMC. He presently serves on the board of directors for the Innovation and Quality Consortium. Mark received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 1982 from Colorado State University and his BA from Hope College in 1978.

Johnathan Wilker, PhD Associate Professor, Purdue University Jonathan Wilker is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University. After earning his doctorate in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he completed his postdoctoral work at California Institute of Technology. Jon grew up in the Boston area and was often taken to the beach by his parents. Now at Purdue, his research program focuses on materials produced by marine organisms. A particular focus is the adhesives and cements produced by mussels and oysters for sticking to rocks. Ongoing efforts include characterization of these marine biological materials, developing synthetic polymer mimics, and designing applications for these new materials. Projects are often inspired by what is seen while out scuba diving.

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Jeffrey P. Youngblood, PhD, Associate Professor, Purdue University Dr. Jeffrey P. Youngblood began his collegiate studies at Louisiana State University majoring in Chemistry and Physics. Working in the laboratory of Professor William Daly, Professor Youngblood spent three years working on compatibilization, ageing, and thermomechanical investigation of asphalt/polymer blends and the synthesis of liquid crystalline nonlinear optical polymers. In 1996, Professor Youngblood started PhD studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering. Under the direction of Professor Thomas McCarthy, Youngblood investigated the Superhydrophobic Effect, developed general methods for chemical surface modification of polymers, and synthesized pendant siloxane block copolymers. Moving on to postdoctoral work at Cornell’s Materials Science and Engineering Department under direction of Professor Christopher Ober, he developed synthetic strategies for the development of coatings that prevent marine biofouling. In 2003, Professor Youngblood accepted a position in the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University. Promoted to Associate Professor in 2009, he uses his polymer expertise to investigate nanotechnology, surface science, advanced processing and biomaterials. Of late, he has been specifically interested in ceramic processing using polymeric methods, advanced composites and fabrication, renewable resins and cellulose nanocomposites.

JunYong Zhu, PhD, Project Leader, USDA Dr. J.Y. Zhu joined Forest Products Laboratory as a Project Leader in 2003 after spending 10 years as a faculty member at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Atlanta, GA. His main research area included woody biomass utilization for fiber, sugar/biofuel, and cellulose nanomaterials. Dr. Zhu currently holds an Adjunct Professorship at the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Zhu serves on the editorial boards of several technical journals, including TAPPI Journal (also a Technical Editor), BioEnergy Research (also an Associate Editor), China Pulp and Paper, BioResources, and the Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. Dr. Zhu is an elected fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS). He is also the Secretary of Forest Plant and Bioproducts Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

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2013 Exhibitors Exhibitor 3M AAAS/Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Air Force Technical Applications Center American Chemical Society Auburn University Bayer Material Science BP Bucknell University Carnegie Mellon University Center for C-H Functionalization Coast Guard Academy Colgate-Palmolive Cornell University Corning Incorporated Covance Dow Corning Dupont Florida A&M Georgia Institute of Technology GlaxoSmithKline Indiana University Indiana University-Purdue University Jackson State University L’Oreal Marian University Martin University MeadWestvaco Merck & Co

Exhibitor Morgan State University National Institute of Standards & Technology National Science Foundation (ASEE) NOBCChE Oak Ridge Associated Universities P&G Phillips Exeter Academy Purdue University SC Johnson Texas A&M Texas Southern University The Scripps Research Institute University of Alabama, Huntsville University of California, Davis University of Delaware University of Illinois University of Maryland, College Park University of Michigan Chemistry University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill University of Notre Dame Graduate School University of Oregon University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh University of South Florida University of Tennessee, Knoxville University of Texas, Austin University of Wisconsin-Madison U.S. Air Force

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2013 National Conference Committees Committee Planning Committee

Committee Chair Keyla Brooks, PharmD Eli Lilly & Co.

Committee Members

Talitha Hampton-Mayo (Co-Chair) Merck & Co., Inc. Communications

Talitha Hampton-Mayo Merck & Co., Inc.

Career Fair

Darrell Davis CAPS – Analytical Training Laboratory, LLC

Dale Mack Morehouse School of Medicine Cassandra Broadus Morehouse School of Medicine Henry Beard Temple University

Meeting Planning & Logistics

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

Keith Oden, PhD Georgia Institute of Technology Patty Blanchard, Onsite Staff Leading Edge Marketing and Planning, Inc Pattie O’Neill, Onsite Staff Leading Edge Marketing and Planning, Inc

New Business Development

Victor McCrary, PhD Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Darrell Davis CAPS – Analytical Training Laboratory, LLC Judson Haynes, PhD Procter & Gamble Talitha Hampton-Mayo Merck & Co., Inc.

Professional Development

Alecia McCall, PhD University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Michael Cato, PhD Baylor College of Medicine

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2013 National Conference Committees Committee Registration

Committee Chair Felicia Beard Dow Chemical Company

Committee Members 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

Ayanna Jackson, PhD DowAgroSciences

Linda Davis, Teachers Workshop Committee for Program Action Services (CAPS)

Iris Wagstaff, PhD

Sherine Obare, PhD, Science Bowl/Science Fair Western Michigan University

Special Initiatives

Alvin Kennedy, PhD Morgan State University

Demond Hervey

Student Programs

Olamide Shadiya, PhD Chevron Corporation

Garry Brown, PhD John Jay School of Criminal Justice

Secondary Education Science Fair/ Science Bowl

Ashley Kennedy, PhD National Institutes of Health Dedun Adeyemo, PhD The Ohio State University Nyote J. Calixte Louisiana State University Trishelle Copeland-Johnson University of Delaware Siobhan L. Tarver, PhD Tulane University School of Public Health

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2013 National Conference Committees Technical Program

Emanuel Waddell, PhD University of Alabama, Huntsville

Roderquita Moore, PhD USDA Forest Service Wanida Lewis, PhD General Mills Toyketa Horne Jackson State University

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Future National Conferences

NOBCChE 2014 September 23-26

New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA New Orleans is one of the world's most fascinating cities. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa and beyond, it is home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. The conference hotel, the New Orleans Marriott, is conveniently located in the New Orleans French Quarter and is perfectly positioned near Bourbon Street. The stunning forty-one story New Orleans hotel on Canal Street boasts beautiful panoramic Mississippi River and city views.

NOBCChE 2015 September 22-25

Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, Orlando, FL

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NOBCChE 40th Annual Conference | Indianapolis | October 1-4