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    Detroit Local Section Monthly Program

    Everyone welcome to attend!

    Chocolate Presented by: Niko Siagkris-Seymour,

    Pastry Chef

    Where: Univ. of Detroit Mercy, Chemistry Building, Room C114 When: Monday 19 September 2016, 6-6:45 pm What: Pastry Chef Niko Siagkris-Seymour will provide a discussion on the history, production, and application of cocoa and sugar in contempo-rary confectionery. He will offer information on how these ingredients are processed, how they behave as crystals, and how to manipulate these char-acteristics for certain outcomes in candy-making. Homemade samples will be provided to accompany the lecture. Niko Siagkris-Seymour is a 2015 graduate of The School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College in Chicago, IL. He is the Pastry Chef of the Rugby Grille at The Townsend Hotel, which is both AAA and Forbes 4 star rated. RSVP: There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP to Matt Mio at

    Published by the Detroit Section, ACS September 2016 Vol. 105, No. 3 Mary Kay Heidtke, Editor Phone: 313-843-7855

    The Detroit Chemist

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    Chemistry Olympiad Update For the fourth consecutive year the Detroit Section has sent one of its Nominees to the USNCO Study Camp, held this year at the University of Mary Washington. This year Lily Ireton of Brighton High School, where her chemistry teacher is Josef Hudecek, was one of twenty high school chemistry students nationwide selected to attend the study camp. Participants at the study camp are chosen on the basis of their performance on the grueling USNCO National Exam, taken by nearly one thousand students nationwide. Twelve students from area high schools sat for the National Exam in April. In addition to Ms. Ireton six of the sections twelve Nominees earned either Honors (top 15%) or High Honors (top 5%) on the National Exam. They are Jerry Gao, Troy High School, Honors; Jonathan Li, Troy Athens High School, High Honors; Ken Lu, Troy High School, Honors; Aakash Patel, Plymouth High School, Honors; Alex Simon, Troy Athens High School, High Honors; and Robert Xu, Novi High School, High Honors. The Detroit Sections Olympiad program, one of the most successful in the country, is a finalist this year for a ChemLuminary Award for the Outstanding Chemistry Olympiad Program. Dr. Mark DeCamp of the Univer-sity of Michigan-Dearborn is the sections Olympiad Coordinator.

    Tutors Needed

    Tutors needed to tutor chemistry, math and biology. Tutors make 30 dollars an hour working one on one with their students. Positions are part-time. Tutors schedule their own appointments and work out of public libraries.

    A college degree is required.

    Interested Parties Should Contact:

    Janet Rosen, Ph.D.

    "Where Students Learn to Think"

    Phone: 248-626-1980

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    Detroit Local Section of the American Chemical Society Younger Chemists Committee Presents:

    Brewing Chemistry is a monthly lectures series. These informal talks are designed to make science fun and accessible for all. The lectures take place at 7:00 PM on the third Tuesday of every month at:

    Traffic Jam & Snug

    511 West Canfield Street, Detroit, MI 48201

    There is no admission charge, and free parking is available.

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7 PM

    The Chemistry of Sugar

    Presented by: Dale Sebes, Q.A./Q.C. Director, AmCane Sugar LLC

    Taylor-based AmCane Sugar is a sugar refiner and specialty sugar manufacturer. It has a sugar packaging and blending operation in Toledo, Ohio. Its products include Liquid Sucrose, VLC Liquid Sugar, Evaporated Cane Juice, Large/Coarse Grain Sugar and Boiled Brown Sugar. Dale Sebes will discuss the cane sugar processing into non-refined sugar (commonly referred to as raw sugar) and clarification into refined sugar. The science behind the processing of sugar syrups and the crystallization of granular sugars will be explored. Dale will ex-plain the chemistry and development of refining byproducts (i.e. how brown sugar and molasses are formed). Samples will be provided to help understand the different variations of sugar. .

    Feel free to join us before the talk at 6:00 PM for a Dutch-treat dinner.

    For more information, contact Meghann at (313) 993-1259 or

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    American Chemical Society 252nd ACS National Meeting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    August 21-25, 2016

    Councilor Talking Points: Summary of Governance Issues and Actions The following summary is provided to help Councilors report to their Local Sections and Divisions on key actions of the ACS Council meeting held August 24, and Board of Directors meetings held August 19-20, at the 2016 ACS fall national meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Full reports will be posted on the ACS Website as they become available. Actions of the Council Election Results Elected Committees of Council By electronic ballot, the Council elected Harmon B. Abrahamson, Lissa A. Dulany, Andrea B. Twiss-Brooks, and Sally B. Peters for a 2017-2019 term, Martin D. Rudd for a 2017-2018 term, and Karl S. Booksh and Ella L. Davis for a one-year term, 2017, on the Council Policy Committee. *Harmon B. Abrahamson 224 Doris I. Lewis 155 *Karl S. Booksh 165 Kim M. Morehouse 95 Dwight W. Chasar 154 Barbara E. Moriarity 138 *Ella L. Davis 158 *Sally B. Peters 184 *Lissa A. Dulany 202 *Martin D. Rudd 181 Gregory M. Ferrence 114 Julianne M.D. Smist 138 John W. Finley 88 *Andrea B. Twiss-Brooks 186 By electronic ballot, the Council elected Lisa M. Balbes, Thomas H. Lane, Amber S. Hinkle, Alan M. Ehrlich, and Alan A. Hazari for a 2017-2019 term and Neil D. Jespersen for a one-year term, 2017, on the Committee on Nominations and Elections. Council Talking Points continued page 5

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    Councilor Talking Points continued from page 4

    Anthony W. Addison 164 *Amber S. Hinkle 244 Spiro D. Alexandratos 120 *Neil D. Jespersen 172 *Lisa M. Balbes 289 James M. Landis, Jr. 166 *Alan M. Ehrlich 177 *Thomas H. Lane 246 Stan S. Hall 67 Will E. Lynch 171 *Alan A. Hazari 174 V. Michael Mautino 132 By electronic ballot, the Council elected Wayne E. Jones, Jr., D. Richard Cobb, Stephanie J. Watson, Dee

    Ann Casteel, and Emilio X. Esposito for three year terms, 2017-2019, on the Committee on Commit-tees.

    Gary D. Anderson 111 *Emilio X. Espito 192 Sandra J. Bonetti 138 Robert J. Hargrove 80 *Dee Ann Casteel 209 Martha G. Hollomon 191 *D. Richard Cobb 232 *Wayne E. Jones, Jr. 277 Jacqueline A. Erickson 172 *Stephanie J. Watson 212 Other Council Actions Continuation of Select Committees

    On the recommendation of the Committee on Committees, the Council voted to approve the continuation of the Committee on Analytical Reagents, and the Committee on Chemical Abstracts Service, subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.

    Change in Local Section Territory

    On the recommendation of the Committee on Local Section Activities, the Council approved a petition from the Permian Basin Local Section to annex the Texas counties of Pecos and Brewster, and the peti-tion from the Upper Peninsula Local Section to annex unassigned and adjacent territory, and one Michi-gan county (Menominee) now currently assigned to the Northwest Wisconsin Local Section.

    Unemployed Members Dues Waiver

    On the recommendation of the Committee on Membership Affairs, the Council approved a petition to amend the ACS Bylaws to extend the Unemployed Members Dues Waiver, which will extend waivers for unemployed members dues from the current two years to three years, subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.

    Chemical Professionals Code of Conduct

    On the recommendation of the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs, the Council approved the Chemical Professionals Code of Conduct, subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.

    Council Talking Points continued page 6

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    Councilor Talking Points continued from page 5

    Charter Bylaws

    On the recommendation of the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws, the Council approved the Bylaws for Divisions in Probationary Status and the Charter Bylaws for New Local Sections.

    International Chemical Sciences Chapters

    On the recommendation of the Committee on International Activities, the Council approved the establish-ment of ACS International Chemical Sciences Chapters in Greater Beijing, Southwestern China, and Iraq, subject to confirmation by the Board of Directors.


    The Council passed resolutions in memory of deceased Councilors; acknowledging President Donna Nel-sons service as presiding officer of the Council; and in gratitude for the officers and members of the Phil-adelphia Local Section, the host Section for the 252nd National Meeting, the divisional program chairs and symposium organizers, and ACS staff.

    Special Discussion

    The Council conducted a special discussion to gather input on proposed recommendations from the ACS Pres-idential Task Force on the U.S. Employment of Chemists. The task force has been examining and considering all known influences that can impact employment in the chemical sciences. Councilors were invited to share their thoughts, comments, and suggestions on the proposed suggestions to date, in preparation for the reports expected release later this year.

    Highlights from Committee Reports

    Nominations and Elections

    The Committee on Nominations and Elections solicits Councilors input of qualified individuals for President-