Welcome to the homepage of the Virginia Blue Ridge Section of the American Chemical Society. The Section serves Alleghany, Amherst, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Henry, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Roanoke, and Rockbridge Counties in Virginia, as well as Mercer County in West Virginia. Section Meetings are held monthly during the academic year, September through May, with no meeting in December.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Tour of Parkway Brewing Co. - Hosted by VBRS Executive Council
4:00 PM — Tour of Parkway Brewing Co.
5:15 PM — Dinner at Mac & Bob's Restaurant
This meeting of the Local Section comprises a tour of the Parkway Brewing Company of Salem, Virginia. We will meet at the brewery promptly at 4:00 PM and commence our tour immediately. After the tour, we will drive (ca. 10 minutes) to Downtown Salem and have dinner together at Mac & Bob's Restaurant. This restaurant was chosen because they serve inexpensive American food, because they can handle large groups, and because they serve Parkway beer!
An RSVP is requested by 4 PM on Monday, May 21, the day before the meeting, by phoning Paul Deck at 540-231-3493 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can advise Parkway of the size of our tour group. Also please let Paul know if you will be joining the group for dinner at Mac & Bob's so that he can make a reservation.
Congratulations to Mr. Titouan Dustin of EC Glass High School (Lynchburg, VA). He was one of nearly 16,000 U.S. students that participate in Local Chemistry Olympiad competitions. His next step is the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) exam to compete to be one of four students are chosen to represent the USA in the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). The USNCO program is a multi-tiered competition designed to stimulate and promote achievement in high school chemistry. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate young people to achieve excellence in chemistry. The American Chemical Society has sponsored the program since 1984.
Congratulations to Nicholas Harvey. He was the named the recipient of 2018 VBRS-ACS Award at the Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair held on March 2-3 at Radford University. His project was entitled "Self-Assembled TiO2/Polyelectrolyte Composite Films for Catalytic Photodegradation of Pollutants". Harvey is a student at Southwest Virginia Governor's School for Science, Mathematics, and Science where his work was sponsored by chemistry instructor Jared Brown.
The Blue Ridge Chemist is our monthly newsletter. Information on joining the subscription list can be found at Blue Ridge Chemist. It may be of particular interest to those wishing to attend or looking for more details about our monthly Meetings.
Student Affiliate Chapters in the VBRS
- Ferrum College (Advisor: Maria Puccio, 540.365.4362) email@example.com
- Hollins University (Advisor: Dan Derringer, 540.362.7433) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lynchburg College (Advisor: Bill Lokar, 343.544.8631) email@example.com
- Radford University (Advisor: Cindy Burkhardt, 540.831.5661) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Roanoke College (Advisor: Kelly Anderson, 540.375.4971) email@example.com
- Sweet Briar College (Advisor: Jill Granger, 343.381.6166) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Virginia Tech Chemistry Club (Advisor: Maggie Bump, 540.231.4675) email@example.com