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September Meeting Notice

Joint Meeting with the Akron Local Section
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Yellow Tail Restaurant, Fairlawn, OH

4:30 pm          Executive Committee Meeting
5:30 pm          Social Networking
6:30 pm          Dinner
7:15 pm          Presentation & Awards presentation

Synthesis and applications of a library of polyesters and polyurethanes with ‘peptide-like’ pendant functional groups
Dr. Abraham Joy, Assistant Professor, Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron
The central theme of the Joy Lab is in developing advanced polymeric materials for applications in regenerative medicine and drug delivery. The Joy Lab designs and develops polymers in three research areas i) biomaterials functionalized with multiple functional groups which modulate the physical and biological properties ii) photoresponsive materials that respond to a specific wavelength of light to bring about degradation, crosslinking or changes in mechanical or adhesive properties iii) self-assembling polymers that exhibit emergent material properties and will be useful for applications such as drug delivery. The above polymers are polyesters, polycarbonates, polyurethanes or acrylates.

Please RSVP via e-mail to Dr. Michael Davis ( and cc Dr. Mike Kenney ( by Monday, September 17 with your name, total number of guests in your party, and a phone number. Checks made out to “Akron ACS” are greatly appreciated; cash otherwise. $20 for members and guests, $10 for retirees or unemployed, $5 for students Delicious Buffet that features a 160-foot seafood buffet counter brimming with over 30 kinds of sushi and over 15 dishes are served at both the fresh salad bar and hot entrée section. A delectable dessert bar with over 20 petite cakes and fresh fruits are included. A cash bar will also be provided. Dinner includes coffee, herbal tea, and water.


Save the date!
October Meeting Notice

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Save the Date and Register for an Evening of Aeronautics and Space!

Our October 2014 meeting will include a tour of NASA Glenn Research Center followed by dinner at the 100th Bomb Group. The date to save is Wednesday, October 22 with a check-in time of 4:45 p.m. at NASA Glenn. There is a maximum of 45 attendees that can take part in the tour, and we need to provide NASA with names and citizenships in advance so they can prepare badges. If you wish to attend the tour, please send an email with your full name and citizenship status no later than 6:00 p.m. on September 20 to Theresa Nawalaniec at  

More details will be provided as the date gets closer.







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