Senior Chemist recommended events at SERMACS 2018

Local Section Meeting - Nov 9

The North Carolina section of the American Chemical Society is proud to announce the news of our annual local section meeting.  We will have a poster session for our members. In addition, we will have a lecture to be presented by Professor Nancy L. Allbritton, Kenan Professor and Chair, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University, who has been selected as the North Carolina Distinguished Speaker for 2018.

Location: Morehead Planetarium Science Center, 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3480 (State Dining Room)

DateNovember 9, 2018

Time5-8 PM


Parking for Morehead visitors is available in several area parking lots and on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill. 

The closest parking lot is directly in front of the Morehead Building and is operated by UNC as a campuswide parking lot. This UNC lot is gated and offers 40 public spaces, in addition to annual permit spaces. During normal operations, a parking attendant is on duty during these hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 3 p.m.-2 a.m.

Fees apply for each hour of parking during these hours ($1.75 per hour) and can be paid by cash or credit card. Overnight parking is not permitted in this UNC lot.

UNC reserves spaces in this lot for events, so spaces are not always available. Please allow adequate time to find alternate parking if this lot is not available. Questions concerning this parking lot can be directed to the UNC Department of Public Safety at 919-962-3951. 

Call for Volunteers - Various On-going Opportunities

NC-ACS has a variety of activities for which volunteers are needed! If you have interest in volunteering for any of these opportunities, please contact the NC-ACS Inbox, at ncamchemsoc@gmail.com, or attend an upcoming Executive Committee meeting (first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm at First Flight Venture Center in RTP):

  • We are looking for people to serve as reporters for our TarHelium newsletter.  A reporter will assist the editor in generating new content for the TarHelium, which means submitting news items happening in the region that could be of interest, and/or generating new content.
  • Are you a social media guru, or would like to gain experience in using social media for marketing? We are seeking volunteers to foster NC-ACS's presence on social media: Facebook, LinkedIN, Twitter, etc.
  • Project SEED has about 20-25 boxes of old student files in the chem dept at NC State that need to be sorted. There are 3 things that eventually need to happen with the data in these files: 1) shred tax/confidential data, 2) scan the rest so that we just have an electronic copy of it, and 3) data entry of that data into our database.
  • New project initiatives: A potential new project that is being considered is centered around developing Wikipedia entries for chemical scientists and landmarks in our region. Or do you have your own idea that you'd like to implement?
  • Our Discussion Groups and Committees can always utilize more volunteers for planning and hosting activities! Our Education committee is particularly in need of more volunteers.