Southeastern Regional Meeting 2016

SERMACS 2016

Social Events

Sunday October 23

High School Teachers Luncheon as part of the High School Teachers Workshop

Undergraduate Chemistry Carnival (3:30-5:00 PM) & Pizza Party (5:00-7:00 PM)

Periodic Table Velcro Balls
Chem Trivia
Conference T-shirt sales.
Toss the Mole
Plastic Storage Bottle Bowling
Personal Protection Equipment Relay
Ring Toss
Pin the Functional Group on the Benzene Ring
Feed the Mole Cornhole
Take a Picture with the Mole Mascot
Chemistry-themed face painting and air brush tattoos 

Opening Reception and Evening Poster Session (5:00 - 7:00 PM) 

Come meet your friends from across the Southeast Region with some light hors d'oeuvres  before you go to dinner and enjoy posters from chemical education.

Monday October 24

Women in Chemistry/Young Chemists Committee Luncheon 12:00 noon

"A Review of the FBI Laboratory and the Forensic Capabilities Available for Testing Evidence" by Rhonda Craig

This presentation will discuss the effect of CSI fiction on real life prosecutions and forensic testimony. It will provide an overview of the various disciplines and techniques that are currently utilized by the FBI Laboratory. It will also provide information about the background education and experience typically required for forensic scientists at the FBI. 

Evening SciMix Poster Session  4:30 - 6:00 PM

The SciMix poster session will feature undergraduate posters.  Come learn of their efforts from the lab as you enjoy light hors d'oeuvres before going to dinner.  

Minority Discussion Panel and Dinner 6:00 - 8:00 PM

A panel of speakers will address issues in diversity.  More info later as we secure our roster of panelists. 


Tuesday October 25

Undergraduate Luncheon with Martin Chalfie  12:00 noon

Enjoy lunch with 2008 Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie at the Hickory Tavern (907 Senate Street, just a two minute walk from the convention center).  Dr. Chalfie shared the Nobel chemistry prize that year for the discovery and development of the green fluorescent protein (GFP). Be sure to purchase your ticket when you register for the meeting. $5 for undergraduates.  Sponsored by Eastman.  Awards will be presented to winners of the poster session competition.  

ACS District Directors Ice Cream Social 1:00 pm  Please note time change!

Enjoy liquid nitrogen prepared ice cream sundaes as you visit with members of the ACS Board of Directors. 

Evening Gala with Food and Music 6:30-8:00 PM  Please note time change!

Jazz will be the highlight of the evening as provided by the Claflin University Jazz Band. 

 Night at the Museum 5:00 -10:00PM

The South Carolina State Museum's planetarium and 4D theaters will be open.  Shows include "Spooky Sky", "Halloween Laser Show", and the "Wizard of Oz."  

 301 Gervais Street

Wednesday October 26

SERMACS, Inc. Board of Directors Breakfast (7:30AM)  and Business Meeting (8:30AM)

This event is for the board members of SERMACS,Inc. and the representatives from the respective sections of the Southeast Region as they hear reports from meetings past, present, and future.

ACS Southeast Region Awards Luncheon  12:00 noom

Come join us as we honor the recipients of the Southeast Region 2016 Award winners for high school teaching, service, diversity enhancement, industrial innovation, and partners for progress.

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