University of Toledo Student American Chemical Society


4/16/15 Meeting Minutes

Posted by [email protected] on April 19, 2015 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

1. ACS Study Guide Pre-Sale

  • We are selling the ACS study guides out of the room.
  • Prices are: $25 for general chemistry and $30 for organic chemistry
  • Make a log of everything that you sell, name of customer, date, name of who sold it, and payment method.
  • We are not selling guides at cost to friends!

 2. ACS Study Guide Table Sale 

  • a. DNA Hallway April 23, 24, 27, 28, and 29th
  • i. We NEED Volunteers

3. Scavenger Hunt 

  • Wednesday April 22nd 3:30 pm
  • Meet outside of Wolfe by the “Art”

4. Today was Election Day!

  • The following positions were nominated and voted on.
  • Speeches were given from each person
  • Nominations and Winners:
    • President – Zane Wilhelm, Patrick Schermerrhorn (Interim President)
    • Vice President – Kimberly Kohler, Michelle Klingberg
    • Treasurer – Alec Prokay, Nate Underwood (Interim)
    • Secretary – Kimberly Kohler, Ryan Bogrow, Nate Underwood

5. Demo Show El Hollingworth

  • There was a miscommunication and the demo show was not on Thursday it was on Friday!
  • Edith and some students volunteered on Friday at 2 pm

6. UTEC/AIChE/ACS – Walk on Water

  • April 27th 12 – 2 pm On Engineering Campus between Palmer Hall and Nitschke Hall
  • There will be 250 lbs. on a non-Newtonian fluid you can run on!
  • There will be liquid nitrogen ice cream and FREE CHIPOTLE!!!!!!

7. Tutoring

  • Some students have come and need help with Chemistry.
  • If you are interested in volunteering and tutoring please contact the people below with:
    • Name, contact info, and times you are available
    • Edward Batt
    • Kimberly Kohler
Contact info
Zane Wilhelm ([email protected])
Alec Prokay ([email protected])
Kimberly Kohler ([email protected])
Edward Batt ([email protected])
Robert Chung ([email protected])
Paige Pierce ([email protected])
Jonathan Tomko ([email protected])
Edith Kippenhan ([email protected])






4/2/15 Meeting Minutes

Posted by [email protected] on April 4, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

ACS Study Guide Pre-Sale

  • We are selling the ACS study guides out of the room now and will be the week before finals.
  • Prices are: $25.00 for general chemistry and $30.00 for organic chemistry.
  • Make a log of everything that you sell, name of customer, date, name of who sold it, and payment method.
  • We are not selling guides at cost to friends!


  • The following positions are open (Candidates nominated in the meeting are in parentheses)
    • President (Zane Wilhelm)- Appoints all chair positions, plans all meetings for ACS, leads the group.
    • Chairs: Fundraising (Stephen Barnes), Social, PR (Paige Pierce), Outreach, Recruitment, Summer camp (Edward Batt), Historian
    • Vice-President- Helps the president, and fills in when the president is unable to execute his/her position.
    • Treasurer (Alec Prokay)- Keep’s accurate records of all funds, and works directly with the fundraising chair to increase funds.
    • Secretary (Ryan Bogrow)- Keep’s an accurate record of meeting minutes and attendance, is responsible for keeping members up to date, and assists other executive board members.
  • Anyone interested in a position, let us know! Assuming a officer position is a great way to develop leadership skills and add to a resume.

Upcoming Events

  • April 4: Imagination Station Volunteering.
    • Meet at 10:30 A.M. Program starts at 11:00 A.M. at Imagination Station in downtown Toledo. 1 Discovery Way on the corner of Summit and Adams.
    • We are hoping to get 15-20 UT students to help with guests.
    • We will be helping people make an egg drop that will fall 20 feet.
    • Contact Matthew Bommarito ([email protected]) if you are interested!
  • April 7: The Chemistry behind the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster.
    • Tuesday 6:30 P.M. In Driscoll Alumni Center 1019 (The big room in Driscoll, you can't miss it)
    • Nuclear engineer giving a talk on the disaster.
    • There will be a brief discussion about internships within First Energy after the general talk.
    • See the calendar invite or email us for more info.
  • April 8: Social Event Glass Blowing
  • April 9: Interim-President Nagi ACS visit
    • Thursday 6:00 P.M. In BO 2059.
    • Everyone is welcome! Bring your friends!
    • There will be pizza and liquid nitrogen ice cream along with cool demos!
    • Also with elections update
  • April 13: UTEC Presidents Round Table.
    • Monday 6:00 p.m. NE 1022
    • Three people will be able to go. Those interested ask Zane ([email protected]).
  • April 14: Toledo Local Section- Earth The Operators’ Manual
    • Tuesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. @ Maumee Indoor Theater (601 Conant St., Maumee, OH 43537)
    • Free and open to the public
    • We need people to go to this to for our National ACS Green Chemistry Award, a high distinction that our chapter has received for several years.
    • Rides will be available to those interested.
  • April 16: Demo Show L Hollingworth School for the Talented and Gifted
    • Thursday 1:00 P.M. Meet in the ACS room BO 2082 to assemble supplies, plan, and organize.
    • There will be about 140 students.
    • This is a great chance to learn the demos we do and prepare for the next national conference, which will be in San Diego.
    • The school is at 653 Miami Street Toledo, OH
    • If interested contact Jon Tomko ([email protected]).
  • April 16: General meeting and Elections for next year.
    • 6:00 pm in BO 2059
Research Presentation Program.
  • If anyone is participating in research at the University we are displaying people’s research on the first floor in BO. If you are interested talk to Paige Pierce ([email protected]).
  • We also need to set up more posters.
  • One more set of posters will be rotated in before the summer and will need to be returned before break. Posters will resume in the Fall semester.
Ethanol Drum Demo
  • We may need a new lighter
  • Other demos that have been done include Helium and Hydrogen balloons
  • Open to new ideas, let us know if you have any!
  • Whisk and Steel wool demo for evening shows
Recruitment Video
  • Anyone good with making videos, get in contact!
  • Needs to show cool demos, what ACS does, and generally encourage students to join
  • Need more members to potentially host the ACS Regional conference.

3/19/15 Meeting Minutes

Posted by [email protected] on March 30, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are the things we covered at the last meeting in case you missed it:


  • Big Event Saturday, March 21
  • ACS Study Guide Pre-Sale
    • Being sold out of the room starting March 23. All information of transaction to be logged: what course, customer name, date, member that sold it, and payment method.
    • No special discounts for friends
  • Research presentation program
    • Anyone participating in research can display their posters in BO, contact Paige Pierce ([email protected])
    • More posters from chemistry professors would be great too
  • Imagination Station Volunteering, April 4 10:30 am at 1 Discovery Way (in Downtown Toledo by Summit St)
    • Need 15-20 UT student volunteers to help children with a 20 ft. egg drop 
    • Contact Matthew Bommarito ([email protected])
  • Fukushima Disaster talk, Tuesday April 7 6:30 pm in DC 1019
    • Brief informational discussion about possible chemistry-related internships at First Energy afterwards
    • Invite friends to join, the more the better
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have scholarships available, Deadline MARCH 27
  • Tentative Demo Show Thursday April 23 at 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday April 14 7-10 pm at Maumee Indoor Theater (1601 Conant St. Maumee OH 43537)
    • Free screening of "Earth: the Operators Manual"


As always, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask us!

2/19/15 Meeting Minutes

Posted by [email protected] on March 19, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are the notes from last night's meeting:

  • Ferro-fluid demo - Part of plan to have a cool demo at every meeting
  • Events
    • Wayne State For the Love of Chemistry Feb 21
      • If you signed up, we need you to go or if you can't let Zane (419-670-4553) know ASAP
      • In Detroit, about 1 hr away. Program from 8-3:30 with networking afterwards. Leaving WSU around 4 pm.
      • Meet at 7:15 am in ACS room BO 2082 for those going. Don't be late!
    • Heidelberg visit on February 23
      • Their student ACS chapter will be visiting UT's graduate program and would like to meet members from our student chapter.
      • Details are still not given out
    • Chemistry on the Silver Screen Webinar
      • Volunteers needed to help set-up the event in order to be considered co-host. Volunteers leave ACS room by 5:00pm
      • There will be networking with local section before the webinar, which is from 6-8 pm.
      • RSVP with [email protected] with SilverScreen in the subject line by Friday, February 20 to attend.
      • If you can't help volunteer, you can just attend the interesting talk
    • Denny's Midnight dinner
      • Friday February 27, 11:30 pm. meet at the ACS room to carpool or see the address here and meet us there
    • William Carroll, Chairman of National ACS Board of Trustees, lecture series
    • "Statistics and the Shirelles: How Physical Science Thinking Informs Popular Music Analytics." Mar. 4, 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Fieldhouse (FH 2100)
    • Professionalism Workshop Mar. 5 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
    • "Why not Shale gas or Oil" 4:30 p.m. BO 1059
      • Talk on methane fracking, related to green chemistry
      • There will be free pizza
    • Evergreen Demo Show March 7, 11:00 am
      • Science demonstration at Evergreen local library
      • About 6 students needed, RSVP
      • Likely to include ethanol drum, burning salts, liquid nitrogen, balloons, and any new demos
      • 253 Maple Street, Metamora OH 43540
    • UT Big Event
  • Research Presentation Program
    • A new program to change the old posters in the first floor of BO
    • If anyone is involved in research, we would love to show their poster to the lab students. If anyone is interested, talk to Paige Pierce ([email protected])
    • So far, we have about ten posters to show


2/5/15 Meeting Minutes

Posted by [email protected] on February 6, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are the items that were discussed at the 2/5/15 meeting:

  • Brief overview of UT StACS organization
    • Executive Committee consists of the elected positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
    • Chairs are appointed positions by president, but are often whoever desires the position
    • Include social, public relations, fundraising
    • Can appoint committees, but they must be able to work effectively
    • Anyone who is unable to fulfill there duties should let the group know ahead of time; don't promise things you can't do.
    • Always open to new members!
  • New Positions
    • Elected President: Zane Wilhelm
    • Elected Treasurer: Alec Prokay
    • Appointed Fundraising Chair: Stephen Barnes
      • In charge of study guide and goggle sales
  • Upcoming Events
    • Social Event: Valentine's party on Thursday Feb. 12 in BO 2059 at 6:00pm
      • Cookie decorating, distribution, board games
      • Anyone with cookie cutters, let us know!
      • Event open to everyone
    • Wayne State for the Love of Chemistry
      • Saturday February 21 at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI
      • Lunch and travel provided
      • Including demo exchange, career speakers, and lunch
      • RSVP by February 12 to Matt Bommarito at [email protected]
    • Chemistry on the Silver Screen Webinar
      • Hosted by the Toledo section of ACS, which is made up of professionals in the chemistry field
      • Tuesday February 24 6-8pm at Reynolds Corner Branch Library 4833 Dorr St. Toledo, OH 43615
      • Volunteers are needed to help move tables for about 10-15 minutes. RSVP with Zane ([email protected]) to help
      • Also advertise
      • RSVP to [email protected] with SilverScreen in the subject line by Feb 20 if interested in attending the webinar
    • Social Event: Midnight Denny's dinner
      • Friday February 27 at Denny's (6920 West Central Avenue Toledo, OH 43617)
      • Meet at ACS room in BO 2082 by 11:30 pm to carpool
    • William Carroll lecture series
      • William Carroll is a former National ACS president and current chair of the board of trustees
      • Statistics and Shirelles: How Physical Sciences Thinking Informs Pop Music Analytics
        • Lecture relating science and music
        • UT Campus event; in Memorial Field House 2100 March 4 at 7pm
        • RSVP to local section ([email protected])
      • Professional development workshop
        • The following day, March 5
        • Great for engineers seeking a co-op or pharmacy interviews
        • More info TBA
      • Undergraduate Lecture
        • William Carroll lecture to just undergraduates
        • TBA
        • Looking into inviting other student chapters (BG, Adrian, Heidelberg)
  • President Round Table of UTEC
    • Great for engineers to meet the department faculty, but open to anyone.
    • Up to two people, talk to Zane ([email protected]) for more info.
  • Research Posters
    • Looking in to rotating old ACS posters in gen chem lab hallway with posters about undergraduate research posters
    • If you know anyone doing research who has a poster, let us know!
  • Earth Day, Earth Fest activities TBD

If you have any questions or comments regarding this information, let us know!