Chicagoland Science & Technology News
This year’s American Chemical Society Chicago’s Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Sanford Angelos. The celebration will take place on June 14 at at Manzo’s Restaurant, 1571 S. Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines. In addition, 50 and 60-year members will be recognized. The main presentation, “ReAction! Chemistry in the Movies” will explore the relationship between Dr. Jekyll and inventor chemists, the invisible man and forensic chemists, chemical weapons and classroom chemistry, and avaricious chemical companies and altruistic research chemists as referenced in movies. Before the meeting, the Chicago Section Women Chemists Committee will be also by sponsoring a mentoring session for all chemistry graduate, undergraduate and postdoctoral students, female and male, who are interested in getting jobs in chemistry. $35 for members; $37 for nonmembers; $20 for students, retired or unemployed. Full schedule and more information at http://chicagoacs.net/meetings/12jun.php
As a part of Argonne OutLoud’s free public lecture series, Seth Darling will present, ” Solar Energy,” which will frame the global energy supply and demand outlook over the next 40 years while examining potential energy sources from a feasibility and sustainability perspective to better understand the current and future role of solar energy. June 14, 6:30 - 8 pm at Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Lemont. Preregistration required at www.regonline.com/JuneOutLoud2012.
This month, high school chemistry teachers will have the chance to participate in one of two Fermilab Educator Workshops at its Summer Secondary Chemistry Institute. “Technology in Chemistry Education” will cover chemistry content and laboratory experiments in kinetics, equilibrium, acids & bases, thermochemistry, and electrochemistry. More information at http://eddata.fnal.gov/lasso/program_search/show_workshopID_new.lasso?event_id=306. “Introductory Topics” will cover chemistry content and laboratory experiments in matter, stoichiometry, atomic theory, bonding, gas laws, and thermochemistry. More information at http://eddata.fnal.gov/lasso/program_search/show_workshopID_new.lasso?event_id=307. Both courses will run from June 18th to the 22nd, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at Downers Grove South High School and cost $400 each.
June 1: Product Development and Management Association: Breakfast Club Downtown. 8 am at the Goddess and Grocer, 25 E. Delaware Pl, Chicago. Free.
June 2: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois South Suburban Branch: Clean-Up Day with the Calumet Waterway Stewards. 8 am - 2 pm at Gouwens Park, 1617 Seton Dr., South Holland.
June 3: Lederman Science Center: Ask-a-Scientist Guided Tour of Fermilab: Exploring the Super Small: A Report from the Energy Frontier, by Don Lincoln. 1 - 4 pm at Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Batavia. Register by noon, May 31.
June 4: Lake County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services / Amateur Radio Emergency Services: General Meeting. 7 pm at at the Lake County EOC, 1303 N Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.
June 4 - 6: Illinois Recycling and Resource Management Conference & Trade Show: Destination Sustainability. At the Clock Tower Hotel and Conference Center, 7801 E. State St., Rockford. This conference is geared to members of the industry responsible for the critical decisions, strategic oversight and involvement in recycling, composting, reuse and zero-waste.
June 4 - 8: McCrone Research Institute: Applied Polarized Light Microscopy. At 2820 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Students will acquire the basic knowledge and practical skills to apply polarized light methods in their areas of interest and will appreciate the potential contribution of more advanced methods and techniques. The materials examined emphasize particle analysis including; fibers, paint, glass, hair, explosives, soil, drugs, etc. Cost is $1800.
June 5: American Institute of Architects Chicago: First Tuesday Happy Hour. 6 - 9 pm at Farmhouse, 228 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Free.
June 5: Central States Water Environment Association: Midwest Water & Wastewater Technology Conference. 7:30 am - 3:30 pm at McHenry County College, 8900 US Highway 17, Crystal Lake. $50 for members; $75 for nonmembers; $90 for onsite registration.
June 5: Society of Women Engineers Chicago Regional Section: Strength of Women in Engineering Professional Development Dinner. 6 - 8:30 pm at Traverso’s Italian Family Restaurant, 2523 Plainfield-Naperville Road, Naperville. $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers.
June 6: Association for Women in Science Chicago: Innovator Award and Motivator Award Dinner. 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Pazzo’s, 311 S. Wacker St., Chicago. $10 for members; $30 for nonmembers; $15 for students. Register by May 30 at http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A319298.
June 6: Association of Women in the Metal Industries Quad Cities: John Deere Harvester Works Tour. 9 am - 1 pm at 1100 13th Ave., East Moline. $35 for members; $45 for nonmembers.
June 6: Friends of the Chicago River: Big Fish Ball. 5:30 - 9 pm at the Merchandise Mart’s Riverside Dr., Chicago. Elegant outdoor dining, river-inspired festivities, wild guests, and an after-party boat cruise are this year’s event highlights. Cost is $325.
June 6 - 7: Hooke College of Applied Sciences: IR Spectral Interpretation. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasqinelli Dr., Westmont. This course is a three day overview of how to determine unknown molecular structures from infrared spectra. Cost is $1645.
June 6 - 7: Sensors Expo & Conference. At the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont.
June 7: Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association: Effective Backflow Programs. 8:30 am - 3 pm at the Village of Westmont Public Works, 39 E. Burlington Ave., Westmont. Learn how to effectively develop, implement, and enforce an effective cross-connection control program that meets all of the Illinois EPA requirements. Cross-Connection inspections, surveys and record keeping are the three key elements of all effective backflow prevention programs, how does each element relate to the others and how do you move forward from where you are. $40 for members; $60 for nonmembers.
June 7: Illinois Technology Association: Big Data: In the Future There Will Be No Software Companies - Only “Data” Companies. 7:30 - 10 am at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, 525 W. Monroe St., Chicago.
June 7: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois: Loyola University Chicago’s Cuneo & Dumbach Hall: New Construction vs. Energy Retrofit. 1 - 3 pm at Loyola University, Cuneo Hall, Lake Shore Campus, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago. Join staff and students from Loyola, Argonne Labs, SCB Architects and Elara Engineering as they present the process for developing two low-energy, net-zero ready buildings. Free.
June 7: Wisconsin Wastewater Operator’s Association and Central States Water Environment Association Wisconsin: Classic Collection System Seminar. 7:30 am - 3 pm at Turner Hall, 301 S. Fourth St., Watertown, WI. Cost is $40.
June 7 - 8: American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois: Annual Meeting and Government Affairs Workshop. At the Hilton Hotel, 700 E. Adams, Springfield. Register by June 3.
June 8: Association of Women in the Metal Industries Chicago: Aurora Caterpillar Plant Tour. 1 - 3:30 pm at 325 S. Route 31, Montgomery. Shuttle bus available. $50 for members; $75 for nonmembers.
June 8: Illinois Water Environment Association: Golf Outing. 9 am at the Links at Carillon, 2100 Carillon Dr., Plainfield. Cost is $85.
June 11: Crain’s Chicago Business: Tech Talk Live with Dag Kittlaus, Co-Founder and Creator of Siri. 6 - 8:30 pm at the Ravenswood Event Center, 4025 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago. Cost is $49.
June 11 - 13: Society of Women Engineers Northwestern University: Summer Technology and Engineering Program (STEP). For girls going into 7th - 9th grades.
June 11 - 15: McCrone Research Institute: Practical Infrared Microspectroscopy, FTIR. At 2820 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Lecture and exercise topics include: instrument hardware, spectral interpretation, sample preparation, searching IR spectra databases and integrating FTIR microspectroscopy with data from other methods (e.g. polarized light microscopy, micro-crystal tests). Cost is $1800.
June 12: American Society of Civil Engineers Illinois Environmental Engineering and Water Resource Technical Group: Meeting. 5:30 - 6:30 pm at Michael Baker Corporation, 311 W. Monroe St., Suite 1350, Chicago.
June 12: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Illinois: Lunch Meeting: Energy Management in New and Existing Buildings: A Sustainable Activity. 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at the O’Hare Sheraton Four Points, 10249 W. Irving Park Road, Schiller Park. $50 for members; $60 for nonmembers; free for students.
June 12: Fermilab Lecture Series: The Frontiers of Fundamental Physics by Dr. David Gross 2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics. 8 pm at Fermilab, Batavia. Cost is $7.
June 12: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Rock River Valley Electromagnetic Compatibility Society: EMC Considerations in Systems, Circuits and PCB Layout. 7:30 am - 6 pm at the Best Western Clock Tower Resort, 7801 E. State St., Rockford. $125 for members; $150 for nonmembers; $50 for students.
June 12: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois: Quarterly Business Meeting. 5 - 7 pm at the Herman Miller Showroom, 321 Merchandise Mart, Chicago. $15 for members; $25 for nonmembers.
June 12: Western Society of Engineers: Building the Canal to Save Chicago. 5:30 pm at The Parthenon Restaurant, 314 S. Halsted St., Chicago.
June 12 - 13: Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance: Annual Meeting of the Membership. June 12, Member’s Reception, 5:30 - 7 pm at the Civic Opera Building, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. June 13, Meeting, at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago.
June 13: American Society for Quality Chicago: Joe Lisy Award Dinner. At the William Tell Restaurant, 6201 Joliet Road, Countryside.
June 13: Society Radio Operators: Emergency First Response Class. 7 pm at the Edgebrook Field House, 6100 N Central Ave., Chicago. The class will include CPR training and AED (Automatic Emergency Defibrillator) instruction. Cost is $35.
June 14: American Concrete Institute Illinois: Golf Outing. Noon at Tamarack Golf Club, 24032 Royal Worlington, Naperville. Dinner and raffle at 6pm. Cost is $150; $40 for dinner only. Register by June 8 at http://aciillinois.com/civicrm/event/register?id=75.
June 14: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Internal Air Pressures in High Rise Buildings: Understanding of Mechanisms, Impact, Mitigation and Opportunities. 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at the Harris Bank Building, 115 S. LaSalle St., 3rd Floor Auditorium, Chicago. $100 for members; $125 for nonmembers. Register at www.cchrb.org/2012-Seminar.html.
June 14: American Society of Civil Engineers Illinois Urban Planning and Development Group: Dinner Meeting and Roundtable Discussion. 6 pm at The RAM, 9520 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont. Cost is $20.
June 14: Argonne OutLoud Public Lecture: Solar Energy. 6:30 - 8 pm at Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Lemont. To better understand the current and future role of solar energy, Argonne’s Seth Darling will frame the global energy supply and demand outlook over the next 40 years while examining potential energy sources from a feasibility and sustainability perspective. Free. Preregistration required at www.regonline.com/JuneOutLoud2012.
June 14: Chicago Council on Science and Technology: Science in the Second City Fundraiser. 6:30 - 10 pm at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago. Cost is $250.
June 15: Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals: USEPA Environmental Justice Review of Plan EJ 2014. Noon - 1 pm at Christoper B. Burke Engineering, Lower Level Conference Room, 9575 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont. Recent updates to environmental Justice toolkits are presented, specifically, EJ screening tools, EJ View, currently available at http://epamap14.epa.gov/ejmap/entry.html (and a preview of EJSCREEN). Applicant guidance on enhanced public participation in permitting (will be released for public comment). Free for members; $35 for nonmembers; $10 extra for pizza lunch.
June 15: Illinois Computing Educators: iPad for ICE Members - A Summer Workshop. 9 am - 3 pm at National Louis University, Lisle Campus, 850 Warrenville Road, Lisle.
June 16: Chicago Center for Green Technology: 10th Anniversary Celebration. 10 am - 3 pm at 445 N. Sacramento Blvd., Chicago. Free.
June 16: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Chicago: Become and Effective Consultant. 8:30 am - 4 pm at DeVry University, 3005 Highland Pkwy., Downers Grove. $99 for members; $129 for nonmembers.
June 18: Illuminating Engineering Society Chicago: Golf Outing. 7:30 am - 4 pm at Gleneagles Golf Course, 13070 McCarthy Road, Lemont. Cost is $125. Register by June 1.
June 18: Metals Service Center Institute Central States: Golf Outing. 11:am - 8 pm at the Cress Creek Golf Club, 1215 Royal Saint George Dr., Naperville. Dinner at 6:30 pm. Cost is $275 by June 8; $300 after June 8; $75 for dinner only.
June 18: Society of Plastics Engineers Chicago: Golf Outing. 8:30 am - 6:30 pm at Seven Bridges Golf Club, 1 Mulligan Dr., Woodridge. Cost is $125.
June 18 - 22: Fermilab: Educator Workshop: Summer Secondary Chemistry Institute - Technology in Chemistry Education and Introductory Topics. 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at Downers Grove South High School. The Summer Secondary Science Institutes are one- or two-week workshops on science content and classroom experiments and techniques for high school teachers. Master teachers will provide content and techniques for engaging students in hands-on laboratory experience. These workshops will be especially useful for new teachers and teachers teaching out-of-field. Cost is $400.
June 18 - 22: McCrone Research Institute: Microscopical Identification of Asbestos. At 2820 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Students study crystallographic and optical properties of asbestos minerals, the various substances likely to occur (and often confused) with asbestos and the procedures for sample preparation and fiber identification. Both serpentine and amphibole asbestos types are included. Cost is $1600.
June 19: American Institute of Architects Chicago: 2012 International Energy Conservation Code: Upcoming Changes to Chapter 4. 6 - 7:30 pm at AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr., #250, Chicago. Isaac Elnecave, Senior Policy Manager for Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, will cover: the differences in the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code as compared to the 2009 IECC; how the changes will effect residential and commercial building construction; new requirements for commissioning and post-construction testing; how the IECC relates to the Chicago Building Code. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers.
June 19: The Construction Specifications Institute Chicago: Golf Outing. 8:30 am at the Gleneagles Country Club, 13070 McCarthy Road, Lemont. Register by June 11. Cost is $100.
June 20: American Society of Civil Engineers Illinois Committee on Sustainability: Annual Sustainability Workshop. 8:30 am - noon at the Riverway, Auditorium, 6133 N. River Road, Rosemont. Come hear from local agencies and ASCE National representatives about the role of sustainability in Civil Engineering and measuring sustainability through rating systems and metrics. $45 for members; $50 for nonmembers; $40 for government employees and students.
June 20: Chicago Printing Ink Production Club: Golf Outing. 8 am at St. Andrews Golf and Country Club, 2241 Route 59, West Chicago. Dinner is at 4 pm. Cost is $175; $75 for dinner only.
June 20: Society of American Military Engineers Chicago Post: Intelligibility of Effective Emergency Communications Systems. 11:30 am at the River Center Building, 111 N. Canal, 1st Floor Conference Room, Chicago. $12 for members; $15 for nonmembers.
June 20: Society of Fire Protection Engineers: Golf Outing and Fundraiser for Loyola University Health System Burn Center. 6:30 am at the Village Greens of Woodridge, Woodridge.
June 21: American Chemical Society Chicago: Distinguished Service Award, 50-Year Member Recognition and “ReAction! Chemistry in the Movies.” 5:30 pm at Manzo’s Restaurant, 1571 S. Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines. At 5 pm, the Chicago Section Women Chemists Committee will be also by sponsoring a mentoring session for all chemistry graduate, undergraduate and postdoctoral students, female and male, who are interested in getting jobs in chemistry. $35 for members; $37 for nonmembers; $20 for students, retired or unemployed.
June 21: Central States Water Environment Association, Fox Valley Operators Association, Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies: Classic Collection System Seminar. 8 am - 2:30 pm at Aurora University, Perry Theatre, 347 S. Gladstone Ave., Aurora. Cost is $40; $45 for on-site registration.
June 21: Electric Golf Club of Chicago: Golf Outing. At Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, Lemont. Join the club for $70.
June 22: Illinois fire Inspectors Association: Mini Seminar and Luncheon: Fire Doors. 8 am at Medinah Banquets, 550 Shriners Dr., Addison. Lunch at 11am. $50 prep registered; $55 on-site; $60 for nonmembers; $20 for lunch only. Register by noon, June 15.
June 23: Chicago Astronomical Society: Saturday Skywatch. 7:30 pm at the Triton College, Cernan Earth and Space Center, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove.
June 25 - 29: Hooke College of Applied Sciences: Modern Polarized Light Microscopy. At 850 Pasqinelli Dr., Westmont. Students learn time honored and highly specialized PLM methods that can be successfully applied to virtually all materials problem solving situations. Cost is $1995.
June 25 - 29: McCrone Research Institute: Microscopy for the Identification of Pigments and Fibers in Art and Artifacts. At the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies, 203 E. Seminary, Mount Carroll. In this course, students will learn the necessary skills for the visual characterization and identification of artists’ materials by polarized light microscopy (PLM). The emphasis will be on the proper use of the microscope for the analysis of common paint pigments, textile fibers, and rock-forming minerals.
June 26: Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association: Table Top Exercise: Emergency Preparedness and Response. 7:30 am - noon at Fire Department Headquarters, 200 S. Lincoln Ave., O’Fallon. Tabletop exercises allow water systems to practice, test, and improve emergency response plans (ERPs) and procedures. Exercise participants can use this scenario to examine short-term emergency response capabilities, tasks and objectives. This tabletop exercise will evaluate a water contamination scenario. $35 for members; $45 for nonmembers; $55 for on-site registration.
June 27: Chicago Paint and Coating Association: Golf Outing. 6 am at the Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club, 1400 Poplar Creek Dr., Hoffman Estates. Dinner at 7 pm. Cost is $140; $45 for dinner only.
June 27: Economic Development Council: Monthly Luncheon with Diana Martinez, President of The Second City. Noon - 1:30 pm at the University Club, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. $48 for members; $65 for nonmembers.
June 28: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Trees as a Legacy in Design & Development. 9 am - 4:30 pm at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Alsdorf Auditorium, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Explore trees as engines of economic development with research social scientist Kathleen Wolf, Ph.D., how pests affect the sustainability of the urban forest with entomologist Michael Raupp, Ph.D., legacy trees in historic Chicago parks with preservationist Julia Bachrach, and the challenges of urban soils with tree researcher Kelby Fite, Ph.D. Network with landscape architects, architects, planners, parks professionals, grounds managers and more. $60 for members; $75 for nonmembers.
June 30: Chicago Astronomical Society: Public Observing Session: The Hercules Cluster, The Star Albireo, and M57 (the Ring Nebula). 8 pm at the Little Red School House, 9800 S. 104 Ave., Willow Springs.
July 1: Lederman Science Center: Ask-a-Scientist Guided Tour of Fermilab: “The Holographic Universe” with Chris Stoughton. 1 - 4 pm at Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Batavia. Free. Register by noon, June 29.
July 4 - 7: ALCon2012: Celebrate Starlight. At the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. Celebrating 150 years of organized astronomy.
July 9 - 13: McCrone Research Institute: Inter/Micro Conference. At 2820 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. The International/Microscopy conference attracts microscopists, both amateur and professional, from all areas of light and electron microscopy.
July 16 - 20: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE): Conference. At the InterContinental, 505 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Early registration ends June 18.
July 19 - 21: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers: Annual Convention. At the Bloomington Normal Marriot Hotel, 201 Broadway St., Normal. Early registration ends June 22.
Aug. 6: Lake Michigan States Section Air & Waste Management Association: Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals. 7:15 pm at U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35th St., Chicago. $6.50 for members; $13.50 for nonmembers. Registration opens April 1.