This past May, we recognized our 50 year ACS members, our Young Scientist Award Winners from Northeastern Ohio, CCEW Award Winners, the Harrington Award Winners from Lake and Ashtabula Counties, the 2017 NEOACS chair, and the NEOACS local section volunteer of the year. The banquet theme was "Outerspace: Chemistry is Out of this World!"
Our keynote speaker was Bryan Palaszewski from the NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field. He gave a fascinating talk about NASA and future human exploration of the solar system, including human Mars missions!
The Northeastern Ohio Local Section is proud to recognize Ann Abraham, Associate Chemistry Professor at Kent State University-Ashtabula, as the NEOACS Volunteer of the Year for 2018. Dr. Ann Abraham has served the Northeastern Ohio (NEOACS) section for 25 years (two years as chair) with great dedication. For the last seven years, Dr. Abraham has coordinated the NEOACS National Chemistry Week event, and introduced a Family Chemistry Day event into the local section. Her passion, contagious enthusiasm, and commitment to science, education, and community outreach shine through her events and participation in the section.
We appreciate the dedication and efforts of our 2018 NEOACS officers and the contributions from Dr. Corinne DeMuth, our 2017 NEOACS chair, for coordinating local section events, promoting educational outreach events, and sharing their love of chemistry!
The Northeastern Ohio ACS Local Section Executive Committee would like to gratefully acknowledge the Lubrizol Foundation for their generous support of our education outreach activities.