March Meeting Notice
2017 Meeting in Miniature
Monday, March 13, 2017
Cleveland State University
Registration: Main Classroom Building 2nd floor
1:00 Registration opens (Main Classroom 2nd fl)
2:00-5:00 Contributed talks – Main Classroom
5:15-6:15 Plenary Talk – Main Classroom
6:15-7:00 Networking/social – Student Center, 311A/B
7:00 Dinner & Awards Presentation
Dr. James Short
“History of Explosives ”
The 1000 year history of explosives will be traced from the first
observation of explosive phenomena in China. Travel of the knowledge
from the Old World along the Silk Road to Europe. The several accidental & initially unrecognized discoveries of new explosive materials in Europe.
The enormous wealth that came to people that figured out how to safely
manufacture and handle explosives. Why explosive knowledge and
innovation crossed the Atlantic into the New World. The crucial
contribution of university research to the advancement of explosive (and
propellant) chemistry. Why the world's largest manufacturer of
photographic film became the world's largest manufacturer of explosives.
How Walt Disney and President Kennedy moved America into Outer
Space. And how mistakes and errors along the way led to successful explosives safety research programs.
RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER REQUIRED:Please RSVP to Dr. David Ball (email@example.com) with the names and number of people in your party by 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 9. The
menu will be a southern BBQ with brisket and chicken, cole slaw, roasted
potatoes, chips & salsa, and a corn relish with cookies & brownies for
dessert. We can take credit cards, checks made out to “Cleveland ACS”, or
cash. The cost is $20 for members and guests, $5 for students, and FREE
for student presenters and volunteers.
Important Update from the Cleveland Section
With support from an ACS grant we have begun a strategic planning exercise. Please click here for an article detailing the strategic planning retreat held Oct. 10-11, 2015