2018 Activities


February 27, 2018
Options Combating Addiction with Chemistry (ACS Program in a Box)
Location: Rm 225, Eastman Toy F. Reid Employee Center, 400 South Wilcox Drive, Kingsport

March 3, 2018  NETS-ACS awards at the Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair

March 18-22 National Meeting and Expo, New Orleans, LA

April 10, 2018 NETS-ACS Award Banquet
“Hidden Figures Make a Monumental Impact” – Dr. John Engelman

Location: ETSU Culp Center (Dining Room 2)

April 14, 2018 Chemists Celebrate the Earth Day

May 10, 2018 (Rescheduled to Later 2018)
“Reduction of Carbonyl Compounds using Homogeneous Nickel and Iron Hydride Catalysts”
– Dr.
Sumit Chakraborty

August 19-23, 2018 National Meeting and Expo, Boston, Massachusetts

September 25, 2018 
“History of Chemical manufacturing in Northeast Tennessee” – Dr. Bob Maleski
Location: Rm 225, Eastman Toy F. Reid Employee Center, 400 South Wilcox Drive, Kingsport

September - 2018 NETS-ACS Election

October 12, 2018 
Student Research Symposium and Industry Forum
Location: TBA

October 21-27, 2018 Chemistry is Out of This World” National Chemistry Week

Oct 31-Nov 3, 2018  SERMACS, Augusta, GA

November 20, 2018  Government or Industry Conversation
Location: Rm 225, Eastman Toy F. Reid Employee Center, 400 South Wilcox Drive, Kingsport

December 11, 2018  Committee Meeting

2017 Activities

“The Chemistry of Beer”, February 16, 2017

Strategic Planning, March 4-5, 2017

LCA: Putting the Numbers Behind Sustainability”, March 14, 2017

Spring National ACS Meeting, April 2-6, 2017 San Francisco CA

“The Journey with STEML”, April 18, 2017

Chemist Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2017

Fall National ACS meeting, Aug 20-24, 2017, Washington DC

National Chemistry Week - “Chemistry Rocks”, October 22-28, 2017,

SERMACS Regional Meeting, Nov 7-11, Charlotte NC

2015 Activities

February 24, 2015 – NETS-ACS 625th Meeting – Chemistry on the Silver Screen” by ACS Program in a Box (Webinar). Eastman Toy F. Reid Employee Center, 400 South Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660

March 30, 2015 – NETS-ACS 626th Meeting (Joint Meeting with ACS-ETS) – “My Favorite Chemical Demonstrations!” by Dr. John Fortman, Professor Emeritus, Wright State University, Dayton, OH. Walters State Community College, 500 South Dave Crockett Parkway, Morristown, TN.

April 23, 2015 – NETS-ACS 627th Meeting – 2015 Awards Dinner organized by Greg Love, Executive Committee Member, and David Jin, Chair. East Tennessee Room, Culp Center, ETSU.

October 1, 2015 – NETS-ACS 628th Meeting – A Fun (but Educational) History of Chemistry (lecture + demos)” by Dr. Al Hazari, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Eastman Toy F. Reid Employee Center, 400 South Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660

October 27-28, 2015 – 25th National Chemistry Week

2014 Activities


February 20, 2014
"Committee on Corporation Associates, ACS and Industry"
Speaker: Dr. Dawn Mason, President, ACS Corporation Associates
Location: Eastman Lodge

March 8, 2014
Presented NETS-ACS Award at Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair
Radford University, Radford, VA

March 16-20, 2014
247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
Location: Dallas, Texas

March 25, 2014
"Accelerating Organic Growth by Leveraging the Lessons from the Tritan™ Innovation"
Speaker: Dr. Chris Killian, Vice President, Eastman Chemical Company
Location: Eastman Lodge

April 23, 2014
2014 NETS-ACS Awards Dinner
Location: ETSU Pulp Center, East Tennessee Room

May 22, 2014
"Challenging What We Think We Know: The Influence of Hydrogen Bonding Interactions on Atmospheric Chemical Processes"
Speaker: Dr. Joseph Francisco, 2010 ACS Chair
Location: Eastman Employee Center

August 10-14, 2014
248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition
Location: San Francisco, CA

October 14, 2014
"Magical Power of d-Block Transition Metals - Past, Present and Future"
Speaker: Professor Ei-ichi Negishi, Purdue University, 2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

October 16-19, 2014
SERMACS Regional Conference (NETS-ACS Sponsored ETSU Students’ Presentation)
Location: Nashville, TN

October 19-25, 2014
National Chemistry Week "The Sweet Side of Chemistry—Candy"

November 13, 2014
“Walk Down My Yellow-brick Road…’Emerald Cities’ “
Speaker: Dr. Sung Han, Director, Process Application Innovation, Eastman Chemical Company

December 6, 2014
Saturday Academy in Tricities TN

2013 Activities

Jan 24, 2013
"Air Quality: Comparison of Coal Burning Technologies"
Giovanni Colberg, NASA Wise DEVELOP Program , Director
Location: Eastman Lodge

Feb 28, 2013
"Developing Pharmaceutical Agents: Metal Complexes with Thiosemicarbazones as Ligands"
Professor Floyd Becford, Daniel Chair of Chemistry, UVA Wise
Location: Eastman Lodge

Mar 21, 2013
"Carbonite: A Cleaner Coking Process"
Dr. Richard Wolfe, President, Carbonite Corporation of VA
Location: Eastman Lodge

April 7-11, 2013
245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

New Orleans, Louisiana

April 23, 2013
Awards Banquet
Location: East Tennessee Room, Culp Center, ETSU

September 2013
National Chemistry Week
Location: TBD

September 24, 2013                                                                                                       "Modern Microwave Spectroscopy and Its Application As an Analytic Tool for the Study of Gas Phase Systems"                                                                                                Speaker:  Dr. Galen Sedo                                                                                            Location:  Food City Meeting Room, 1205 N. Eastman Rd., Kingsport, TN

October 17, 2013                                                                                                                   "Will the United States Be the Next Saudi Arabia?"
Speaker: Bob Vangundy
Location: Natural Tunnel State Park

November 5, 2013
"Zymurgy:  the Art and Science of Brewing Beer"                                                   
Speaker:  Tracy P. Hamilton, PhD
Location: Stir Fry, 125 Broad St., Kingsport, TN

2012 Activities


Jan24Local Section MeetingLodgeDr. Emmett D. Crawford
Feb23Local Section MeetingLodgeDr. Brian M. King
Mar22Local Section MeetingLodge, Room FDr. Brooks B. Pond
Apr12Awards BanquetETSU2012 NETS-ACS Distinguished Member will be the speaker
May3Joint with AIChEGray Fossil SiteDr. Norman Jacob/Joint Meeting with AIChE
Aug28Local Section MeetingtbdDr. Greg W. Nelson
Sep25Local Section MeetingtbdDr. Alan White
OcttbdLocal Section Meeting / Govt Affairs EmphasisHon. Phil Roe (or other elected official)



2011 Activities

Jan 27th 2011  
NETS-ACS History of National Chemistry Week”
Speaker:  Shawn Dougherty, NCW Chair
Location: Eastman Lodge

Feb 10th 2011
Polymer Chemistry”
Speaker: Marc Strand, Polymer Scientist at Eastman Chemical Company  
Location: Eastman Lodge

Mar 3rd 2011
How Batteries Work”
Speaker: Bill Tindall
Location: Eastman Lodge

March 27th-31st 2011
Spring National ACS Meeting, Anaheim CA

April 21st, 2011
Awards Banquet
Location: Culp Center, ETSU

April 17th, 2011
Chemist Celebrate Earth Day
Location: Hands on Museum

May 19th, 2011
“A Fun (but Educational) History of Chemistry”
Speaker: Al Hazari, UTK Professor of Chemistry
Location: Eastman Lodge
JOINT AIChE and ACS meeting

August 28th – Sept 1st, 2011
Fall national ACS Meeting, Denver CO

Sept 22nd, 2011
“From Garbage to Stuff: How We Recycle Plastics”
Speaker: William Bill Carroll, ACS Past President (2005)
Location: Eastman Lodge

October 25th-28th, 2011
SERMACS in Richmond Virginia

October 25th-26th National Chemistry Week

October, 2011 (Put off)
"Sustainability of the Chemical Enterprise…The Road Ahead"
Speaker: Joseph S. Francisco,
ACS President Immediate Past President 2011
Location: Eastman Lodge

November 9th, 2011
Meet with Congressman Phil Roe
Location: Eastman Lodge