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Annual Student Awards Banquet

Posted by Bryan Lynch on April 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (2)

Our Annual Student Awards Banquet will take place Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 5:30 at the Moonlite Bar-B-Q in Owensboro, KY.

After dinner we will meet at Kentucky Wesleyan College (Hahn Science Center, Room 106) where Dr. Krystal Hamorsky will present the talk "Proteins – From Diagnostics to Therapeutics."

RSVP by Monday, April 16 to Krystal Hamorsky at if you plan to attend dinner at the Moonlite.

Dr. Hamorsky is an Assistant Professor at Kentucky Wesleyan College. She graduated with a BS in chemistry from KWC in 2004, and she received her PhD in bioanalytical chemistry from the University of Kentucky in 2010, where she worked with Dr. Sylvia Daunert. Before coming to KWC, she worked at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in the area of plant made pharmaceuticals. Her present research interests are in drug development of biologics for diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease. Specifically, advancing protein-based biosensors for the detection of infectious disease and addressing developmental issues in new biopharmaceuticals such as formulation and analytical methodologies.

April 7 Meeting Announcement

Posted by Bryan Lynch on March 24, 2017 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Food Sustainability Roundtable (Bluegrass Section IFT)

Posted by Bryan Lynch on March 9, 2017 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

IN-KY Border Section members are invited to the Food Sustainability Roundtable sponsored by the Bluegrass Section of the Institute of Food Technologists.  Several speakers will present stories about how they are working to ensure a safe, sustainable food supply for current and future generations.  Learn from some of the best so that you too can become an advocate for sustainable food.

The Roundtable will take place Thursday, April 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM Eastern Time at the University of Louisville College of Business - PNC Horn Auditorium.

More information, and tickets, can be found at:

Chemistry Tournament at Washington University

Posted by Bryan Lynch on January 15, 2016 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, April 2 will be the inaugural Washington University in St. Louis Chemistry Tournament (WUCT). This competitive tournament is open to high school students and is completely run by Washington University undergraduate students. Students from across the US will participate in a series of chemistry exams at Washington University, take part in engaging activities, and be rewarded at an awards ceremony in the evening.

Registration for this event will close on Feburary 5th at 11:59 PM CST.

Please go to for more information.

Holiday Party at "Painting with a Twist"

Posted by Bryan Lynch on December 9, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Our end of the year party will be held at "Painting with a Twist" on Monday, Dec 14 from 7 to 9 PM.  Painting with a Twist is at 5625 E. Virginia St, Suite A in Evansville.  Contact Darlene Ingram ( for more information and visit:

Chemistry Day at Evansville Museum

Posted by Bryan Lynch on October 16, 2015 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunday, October 18 from 1 to 3 PM.  Students from UE and USI will perform demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and their parents.

April 28 Mtg - Student Awards Banquet and Talk

Posted by Bryan Lynch on April 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Tuesday, April 28, we will have our annual student awards banquet followed by a scientific talk.  The banquet will take place at 6:00 PM at the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn in Owensboro, KY.  Immediately folllowing the dinner we will meet at Hahn Center for the Sciences, Room 106, on the campus of Kentucky Wesleyan College.  Our speaker will be Kyle Wilson.  Kyle is finishing his PhD at Notre Dame and will begin his teaching career at Kentucky Wesleyan College in the fall.  The title of his talk is: "The development of metal-mediated methodologies for the syntheses of potential heteroatom-activated antibiotics and enzyme inhibitors."  

If you plan to attend the dinner at the Moonlite, please RSVP by April 23 to Nancy Flachskam at

Maps for the Moonlite and Hahn Center for the Sciences can be found at the links given.  (The Yu Hak Hahn Center for the Sciences is number 23 on the KWC campus map.)

March 31 Women in Chemistry Discussion Panel

Posted by Bryan Lynch on March 31, 2015 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Local Section will sponser a Women in Chemistry discussion panel that will take place on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana on Tuesday, March 31 at 6 PM.  The panel will be held in Carter Hall D found in University Center West.  University Center West (UC) can be found on the USI campus map:

Panel members include: Elizabeth Jordan, Vandita Pai-Paranjape, and Laura Shultz, all of SABIC; DeAnna Long of Bachem; and Elaine Haub-Dean of Natural sciences- IU Southeast.

February 19 Meeting

Posted by Bryan Lynch on January 29, 2015 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Dr. William Carroll will be giving the talk "The Chemistry Enterprise: Do We Have a Future, or What" on Thursday, February 19 at 5 PM on the UE campus in Koch Center 101.  A campus map can be found here:

Dr. Carroll was the President of the American Chemical Society in 2005. He is currently Vice President for Industry Issues at Occidental Chemical Corporation as well as an Adjuncct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University.

Abstract: The Chemistry Enterprise is globalizing, which means changes for chemistry in the US. Whether it relates to the shift in pharmaceutical chemistry from small molecules to very large, the commoditization of specialty chemicals, or natural gas pricing, the next ten years will bring sea change to the chemical industry in the US. For colleges, the operating costs and sources of professors and students will drive the health of chemistry higher education. How do we prepare our current and future members--those who are employed or those who hope to be--for the future state of chemistry? The answer lies in our education, personal marketing and interaction with a simultaneously shrinking globe and expanding network.

January 27 Meeting

Posted by Bryan Lynch on January 19, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 27, on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana.  Dr. Kenneth Palmer will speak at 5 PM in ED1101 (in the Education Center, which is attached to the Science Center; park in Lot G; click here for the campus map:

Dr. Palmer is the Executive Director of the Owensboro Cancer Research Program and the Helmsley Chair in Plant-based Pharmaceutical Research at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  I will post a title and abstract of his talk when it becomes available.

If you would like to join Dr. Palmer for dinner after the talk, please email Jeff Seyler at