Southern Arizona Local Section

American Chemical Society

March 2019 Dinner Meeting 

Speaker: Dr. Andrea Achilli, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, UofA

Topic: The Water/Energy Nexus in Concentrated Streams

When: Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Where: El Charro Cafe, 7725 N Oracle Rd, 101, Tucson, AZ 85704

6:00 pm - Scocial

6:30 pm - Dinner

7:00 pm - Presentation

Dinner Cost: $25 members/guests & $15 students

RSVP: Sign up here 

Awards Reception 2019

Honoring Award Winners, Members and Volunteers

When: Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Where: Sabbar Shrine Temple, 50 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson AZ

5:30 p.m. Starting time 

November Dinner Meeting

Speaker: Dr. Kim Ogden, Interim Vice President for Research at the University of Arizona

Topic: Her research focus includes bioreactor design for production of alternative fuels from algae and sweet sorghum, and microbiological water quality. 

When:  Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Where: Agustin Kitchen, 100 S. Avenida del Convento #150, Tucson AZ 85745

5:30 pm - Social

6:00 pm - Dinner

6:45 pm - Presentation

Diner Cost: $20/per member and guests and $10/per student

RSVP: Sign up here 

Mirror Lab Tour at The University of Arizona

Title: Tour of the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab 

When: Friday, October 19th, 2018

Where: Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at The University of Arizona

11:00 a.m. - Meet at location

Cost: Free event sponsored by your Southern Arizona ACS Local Section. 

RSVP: Sign Up Here 

4 extra spots have been opened up! The first 20 spots have been taken.

May Dinner Meeting 

Title: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

Speaker: Dr. Ann Zabludoff, Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, University of Arizona

When: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Where: Poco & Mom's (7000 E Tanque Verde Rd)

5:30 p.m. - Social

6:00 p.m. - Dinner

6:45 p.m. - Presentation

Dinner Cost: $20 for members and guests, $10 for students.

RSVP: Contact Steve Brown at or 520-795-6455 


Awards Reception 2018

Honoring Award Winners, Members and Volunteers

When:  Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Where:  Sabbar Shrine Temple , 50 S Tucson Blvd, Tucson AZ

5:30 p.m.  Social time 

6:00 p.m.  Dinner


March Dinner Meeting 

Title:  Viral Muses for Chemistry

Speaker:  Dr. John Jewett, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona 

When:  Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Where:  Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel, 880 E 2nd St, Tucson AZ, 85719

6:00 p.m.  Social time 

6:30 p.m.  Dinner

Choice of Beef, Chicken, or Vegetarian Option (ravioli). Salad and dessert.

7:30 p.m.  Presentation

Our work with dengue virus (DENV) has led to the (re)discovery of a class of diazonium-releasing compounds called triazabutadienes. I will discuss the issues of why these types of reagents are of use in studying biological systems, and delve into how out understanding of fundamental reactivity helps us to find and ask interesting questions in increasingly complex environments.

Dinner Cost: $25 for members and guest, $10 for students.

RSVP: To reserve go to: FILL OUT FORM When you do so, don't forget to make your dinner selection.

Please direct questions to Steve Brown at (or 520-795-6455)

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