Chicagoland Science and Technology News An eletter by TEI Analytical, Inc.
November 2001 SPECIAL EVENTS Generating Revenue the Nonprofit Way Chemistry in 'Star Trek' and Foods in Space Terrorist Expert to Discuss Workplace Security MUSEUMS MSI Learning Labs for Visiting Classes Shedd Trains Teachers on the Amazon GRANT OPPORTUNITIES Research Instrumentation Science and Engineering Internships in Japan, Korea & Taiwan CALENDAR LISTINGS SPECIAL EVENTS Generating Revenue the Nonprofit Way Nonprofit organizations need to generate revenue to fund the programs and services that serve their members. The next Chicagoland Science and Technology Leadership Series mini-symposium will offer volunteer leaders successful strategies for "Generating Non-Dues Revenue for Local Sections," on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Niles. Shannon L. Alexander, director of corporate and foundation relations for Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, will discuss the philanthropic side of generating revenue in her presentation, "Philanthropic Revenue: Fund Raising 101." As the museum's development officer, she manages the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors for exhibits, educational outreach, and general operating support totaling more than $30 million. Edward P. Salek, Executive Director, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, and Dick Barton, President, Marketing, Etc., will discuss ways organizations can generate earned revenue through, for example, advertising and educational programs. Registration and a light dinner will be offered at 6 p.m. The program begins at 7 p.m. at TEI Analytical, Inc., 7177 N. Austin Ave., Niles. Cost is $50, or $45 for members of TEI(SM) Association Management Services clients. To register, contact TEI at 847-647-1345, ext. 803, or email [EMAIL PROTECTED] by 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. The Chicagoland Science and Technology Leadership Series provides a forum for officers and committee members of Chicago-area science and technology societies to share strategies that best meet their members' needs. The Nov. 7 program will help volunteer leaders develop and implement new strategies for generating the revenue necessary to achieve their organization's mission. http://www.teianalytical.com Chemistry in 'Star Trek' and Foods in Space Natalie Foster, associate professor of chemistry at Lehigh University, will explore " Where No One Has Gone Before: Chemistry in Star Trek" during the American Chemical Society Chicago Section's monthly meeting on Friday, Nov. 16, at Steven's Steakhouse, 476 N. York Road, Elmhurst. She will reveal how far science has come and what the general public thinks of the pursuit in the 25 years separating the original TV series and it's successor, "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Before dinner, food technologist Eric Ryden will deliver a Topical Group Presentation on "Space Food" or "Chowing Down Overhead: Foods for Spaceflight." The Topical Group Presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m., reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and Foster's presentation at 8 p.m. Cost is $27 for members, $29 for nonmembers. For reservations, contact 847-647-8405 or [EMAIL PROTECTED] by noon, Tuesday, Nov. 13, or register online at http://membership.acs.org/C/Chicago/register.html. http://membership.acs.org/C/Chicago/01nov.html Terrorist Expert to Discuss Workplace Security Terrorist expert William Matens will discuss workplace security at the Nov. 12 lunch meeting of the American Society of Safety Engineers Greater Chicago Chapter. His address, "How Secure is Your Workplace-Security Assessments," will cover bomb threats, disaster planning, and related issues. A senior consultant with QUEST Consultants International, Ltd., Matens is retired from 28 years of service with the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He specializes in designing systems that provide a safe and secure environment free of threats, both internal and external. While with the FBI, Matens served as a bomb technician, hostage negotiator, and terrorist expert. The meeting will be at Marcello's Restaurant, 645 W. North Ave., Chicago. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The lunch and presentation run from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and $6 for retired members. For reservations, contact Dawn Heideman at 773-380-2353 by Thursday, Nov. 8. http://www.assechgo.org/ MUSEUMS MSI Learning Labs for Visiting Classes The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) offers 75-minute learning labs providing focused, hands-on experiences for school groups visiting the museum. The teacher's guide for each learning lab includes materials teachers can use to reinforce the lab experience after returning to the classroom. All learning labs are multi-disciplinary and are oriented to meet selected Illinois State Goals and CPS standards. Current science-related learning labs include: "Environment: Tales from the Underground" (environmental testing, grades 6-10, capacity 30 students, fee of $50); "Imaging: Mystery at the Museum" (forensic science, grades 3-7, capacity 32 students, fee $50); "AIDS: Fighting the War Within" (immunology, grades 6-10, capacity 30 students, fee $50); and "Unique Footwear/Petroleum Planet" (polymer/material science, grades 6-10, capacity 34 students, fee $50). To reserve a lab session, contact group reservations at 773-684-1414. Professional development teacher workshops are also available. http://www.msichicago.org/ed/ed_learnlabs.html Shedd Trains Teachers on the Amazon The John G. Shedd Aquarium offers a teacher training seminar, "Amazon Connections: Integrated Sciences of the Rainforest," in November. The program is scheduled for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 1, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 and Nov. 10. Participants will learn how geography, climate, and geology impact the balance of this intricate ecosystem; apply scientific methodology; discuss issues concerning rainforest conservation with experts; and evaluate pressures on river ecosystems. Teachers will develop engaged-learning activities that connect to state learning standards and lead student inquiry. Techniques for teaching and assessing rainforest ecology concepts will be presented and demonstrated while making curricular links to reading, writing and math. Cost is $75. For more information, contact Anna Rochester, Teacher Services, at 312-692-3165 or [EMAIL PROTECTED] To register, contact Group Sales at 312-692-3333. GRANT OPPORTUNITIES Research Instrumentation The National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) is designed to increase access to scientific and engineering equipment for research and research training in U.S. academic institutions. Awards for instrumentation range from $100,000 to $2 million. The MRI program assists in the acquisition or development of major research instrumentation by U.S. institutions that is, in general, too costly for support through other NSF programs. Maintenance and technical support associated with these instruments is also supported. Proposals may be for a single instrument, a large system of instruments, or multiple instruments that share a common or specific research focus. Full proposal deadline is Jan. 25, 2002. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf01171/nsf01171.html Science and Engineering Internships in Japan, Korea & Taiwan The National Science Foundation, in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health, offers eight-week science and engineering summer internships in research laboratories in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Internships run from June to August. Application deadline is Dec. 1. http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/int/eap/start.htm CALENDAR LISTINGS Nov.1: American Industrial Hygiene Association Chicago Section. Vendor Expo & Symposium. Noon to 6 p.m. at Indian Lakes Resort, 250 W. Schick Road, Bloomingdale. Includes four seminars: "Fall Protection," "Indoor Air Quality," "Mold Sampling," and "Sound Measurement." Cost is $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers. To register, contact Joanne Skibinski at 815-464-6200, ext. 200, or [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.chicagoaiha.org Nov. 1: Illinois Water Environment Association. Industrial Pretreatment and Hazardous Waste Committee Annual Dinner. "Metal Products & Machinery (MP&M) Effluent Guidelines: Are They Really Necessary?" by Lou Kollias, assistant director of research and development, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., presentation at 7:30 p.m., at Greek Islands, 300 E. 22nd St., Lombard. Cost is $35 before Oct. 29 or $40 at the door. Send registration to Pat Schatz, Kankakee Municipal Facility, 199 S. East Ave. #2, Kankakee, IL 60901. http://www.iwaesite.org Nov. 3: American Chemical Society Chicago Section. National Chemistry Day. Contests, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and exhibits from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. http://membership.acs.org/C/Chicago/chemday01.html Nov. 3: Chicago Area Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Discussion. Group Meeting. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Abbott Laboratories, AP-52 Conference Room B, 100 Abbott Park Road, Abbott Park. Keynote speakers are Ann McDermott, Columbia University, "A Dynamical View of Enzyme Function: Solid State NMR Studies of TIM and other Proteins," and Mike Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, "New Insights into Retroviral Genome Recognition and Packaging." Contact John B. Grutzner, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University, 765-494-5247 or [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.chem.purdue.edu/canmrdg/ Nov. 3: Chicago Astronomical Society. Free telescope viewing at 8 p.m. at the Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. http://www.chicagoastro.org/ Nov. 5: Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan Section. "Environmental Enforcement Seminar," 8 a.m. to noon, Jenner & Block, 40th Floor, 33 N. Wabash, Chicago. Cost is $65 for members, $70 for nonmembers. Contact Bill Forcade at 312-923-2964. http://www.awma.org Nov. 6: Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals. Continuing Education Course. Holiday Inn, Normal, IL (Interstate 55 and Route 51). For more information, contact 708-386-1566 or 800-990-2209. http://www.iagp.org/ Nov. 6: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois. Dinner Meeting. "Strengthening of Concrete Structures Utilizing FRP Composites and Conventional Techniques," by Bobby Gould of Structural Preservation Systems, Inc. 410 Club, Wrigley Building, 410 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Reception begins at 5:15 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and program at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers. To register, contact Donna Childs at 312-372-4198 by Friday, Nov. 2. http://www.seaoi.org/ Nov. 7: Chicagoland Science and Technology Leadership Series Mini-Symposium. "Generating Non-Dues Revenue for Local Sections," with Shannon Alexander, Museum of Science and Industry; Ed Salek, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers; and Dick Barton, Marketing, Etc. Registration and a light dinner begin at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m. at TEI Analytical, Inc., 7177 N. Austin Ave., Niles. Cost is $50, or $45 for members of TEI(SM) Association Management Services clients. To register, contact 847-647-1345, ext. 803, or email [EMAIL PROTECTED] by 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. http://www.teianalytical.com Nov. 7: Illinois Society for Microbiology. Annual Pasteur Award Dinner. Café La Cave, 2777 S. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. Registration begins at 1 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. Afternoon talks include "Shigellosis," Alison O'Brien, Uniformed Armed Services University, Bethesda, MD; "Diarrheal Agents in Agriculture and Public Health, Escherichia coli O157:H7," Mary Gilchrist, University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory; and "Aeromonas and Vibrio Update," Amy Carnahan, University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, MD. The keynote speaker is Pasteur Award Winner Frederick Blattner, University of Wisconsin, Madison, on "E. coli Genomics," at 6:30 p.m. http://www.asm.org/branch/bril/page1.htm Nov. 7: Institute of Food Technologists Chicago Section. Suppliers Night Technical Symposium and Exhibition. "You Really Are What You Eat: A Look at Nutritional Genomics," Donald E. Stephens Exposition Center, 9301 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont. Symposium runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Exhibits are open from noon to 6 p.m. Cost is $35 if registered by Nov. 2. To register, contact the Chicago Section IFT, P.O. Box 926, Lombard, IL 60148, or 630-916-0194. http://www.chicagoift.org/ Nov. 7: North Suburban Dietetic Association. "Implementing the Professional Development Portfolio Process," by Elizabeth Stade, membership chair, NSDA, and "Celiac Disease: Prevalence, Prognosis and Intervention," by Susan L. Mikolaitis, clinical nutritionist, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. 7 p.m. at Addolorata Villa, 555 McHenry Road, Wheeling. 2 continuing professional education credits are available. http://www.eatrightillinois.org/districts/nsda.html Nov. 7: West Suburban Dietetic Association. "Pancreatic Islet Transplantation for the Treatment of Type I Diabetes" and "Nutritional Issues in Pancreatic Islet Transplantation," 7 p.m., Service Master Co., One Service Master Way (Warrenville Road), Downers Grove. http://www.eatrightillinois.org/districts/wsda.htm Nov. 7-10: American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. 32nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition. "Senior Care Pharmacy 01," McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. http://www.ascp.com/public/meetings/2001/am/ Nov. 8: Association for Women in Science Chicago Chapter Joint Meeting with Women in Science University of Chicago Chapter. Topic is "Alternative Careers in Science in Chicago." Speakers are Cres Brooksktein, medical writer, and Ellen Clough, consultant. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the University of Chicago Brain Research Building, 5812 S. Ellis Ave., Room J141, Chicago. For information, contact Mary Philip at [EMAIL PROTECTED] For reservations, contact Tarita Thomas at [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.geocities.com/awis_chicago/ Nov. 8: Chicago Chromatography Discussion Group. Dinner Meeting. "New Perspectives in HPLC: Ion Exchange Separation in Today's HPLC Lab," by Art Fitchett, Dionex Corp. Embassy Suites, 1939 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and presentation at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $35. To register, call 847-647-0157 or email [EMAIL PROTECTED] by 3 p.m. Nov. 5. http://www.ccdg.org Nov. 8: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Chicago Chapter. Annual Dinner/Theater Party and Fund Raiser. 6:30 p.m., Topo Gigio's, 1516 N. Wells St., Chicago. 8:30 p.m., Second City Theater, 1616 N. Wells St. For reservations, contact Andrea Kibling at 630-810-0205. Cost is $65, or $27 for show only. Proceeds benefit the chapter's scholarship program. http://www.ispe-chicago.com/ Nov. 11-14: Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Fabtech International 2001 metal forming and fabricating event. McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. http://www.sme.org Nov. 12: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Illinois Chapter. History Night. Location to be announced. For reservations, contact 708-636-3604 or register online. http://www.chicagosite.org/ashrae.html Nov. 12: Chicago Pathology Society. Sommer's Seminar on Microbiology. "Prion Diseases," by Jack Lee, Loyola University Medical School, 7 p.m., Conference Room 106, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1853 W. Polk St., Chicago. Informal dinner is at 5:30 p.m. at Pompei Bakery, 1529 W. Taylor. http://www.chicagopathology.org/ Nov. 12 -13: Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC). Continuing Education Seminar, Nov. 12-13. "Cosmetic Formulation," by Ken Klein and Mark Chandler. DoubleTree O'Hare Hotel, 5640 N. River Road, Rosemont. To register, contact Doreen Scelso at 212-668-1500. SCC Midwest Chapter Dinner Meeting, Awards Night and 2002 Officer Induction, Nov. 13. Location and speaker will be determined. Contact Liz Kim at 847-734-3934. http://www.midwestscc.org/ Nov. 13: American Concrete Institute Illinois Chapter. Dinner Meeting. "State of the Industry Report on Precast, Prestressed Concrete," by Marty McIntyre, executive director, Precast/Prestressed Producers of Illinois and Wisconsin. Carmichael's Steakhouse, 1052 W. Monroe St., Chicago. Reception begins at 5:15 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and presentation at 7 p.m. Cost is $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers, and $20 for students. For reservations, contact 847-588-3844 or [EMAIL PROTECTED] by Friday, Nov. 9. http://www.aci-int.org Nov. 14: American Institute of Chemical Engineers Chicago Section Joint Meeting with Chicago Pharmaceutical Discussion Group. "The Drug, the Process, the Glassy State, and the Law," by Alan MacKenzie, University of Washington, Seattle. Country Squire Restaurant, 19133 W. Highway 120, Grayslake. Cost is $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers, or free for student chapter members. For reservations, contact 847-588-3840 or [EMAIL PROTECTED] by noon Thursday, Nov. 6. http://www.aiche-chicago Nov. 14: American Society for Quality Chicago Section. Mini session at 6 p.m. is on "The Key to Process Improvement: Asking the Right People the Right Questions." Dinner is at 7 p.m. The main session at 8 p.m. is "Sound Financial Principals to Improve Your Quality of Life." Maggiano's, 240 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook. To register, contact 847-358-7000. http://www.asqchicago.org/ Nov. 14: American Society of Mechanical Engineers Calumet Section. International Engine Corp.'s Melrose Park Engine Plant and Technical Center Tour and Dinner, 10400 W. North Ave., Melrose Park. Cost is $20 for members, $10 for students, and $22 for nonmembers. For reservations contact 847-663-1264 or [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.asme.org/sections/chicago/ Nov. 14: Association of Women in the Metal Industries Chicago Chapter. General Meeting. Renaissance Hotel, 2100 Spring Road, Oak Brook. 6 p.m. Contact Karen Lloyd at 800-543-2127 or [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.awmi.com/chapters/ Nov. 14: Chicago Dietetic Association. "Celiac Disease: An Update," by Angela Dye, clinical dietitian, University of Chicago (UC) Hospitals, and Stefano Guandalini, head of UC Celiac Disease Program, 6 p.m. at Olson Auditorium, Illinois Masonic Medical Center, 836 W. Wellington, Chicago. Two continuing professional education credits are available. http://www.eatrightillinois.org/districts/cda.html Nov. 14: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Chicago Chapter. Dinner Meeting. "Signal Detection with EMI Receivers," by Werner Schaefer of Cisco Systems, Inc. 7 p.m. at D.L.S. Electronic Systems, Inc., 1250 Peterson Drive, Wheeling. http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/emcs/chicago/ Nov. 14: South Suburban Dietetic Association. Holiday Dinner Meeting. "Clinical Practice Guidelines and Management Options to Treat Lipid Abnormalities," Odyssey Country Club, 19110 S. Ridgeland, Tinley Park. http://www.eatrightillinois.org/districts/ssda.html Nov. 15: Illinois Water Environment Association. Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems Seminar and Exhibition. Holiday Inn Plaza, Interstate 57 & Route 30, Matteson. 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Cost is $50 before Nov. 8, or $55 at the door. To register, contact Laura McGovern at 630-990-0302, ext. 225. http://iweasite.org/ Nov. 15: Institute of Transportation Engineers Illinois Section. Luncheon Meeting. Maggiano's, 516 N. Clark St., Chicago. Contact Maynard Abuan at 630-773-3900. http://www.ilite.org/ Nov. 15: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Midwest Regional Chicago Chapter. General Membership Meeting. For details contact 773-330-9713. http://www.enteract.com/~shpe/ Nov. 15: Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers Chicago Regional Chapter and Optical Society of Chicago. SPIE Visiting Lecturer, "Laser Radar Technology," by Gary Kamerman, chief scientist, FastMetrix, Inc., Huntsville, AL. For more information, contact 815-469-7104 or Admin@chicago-optgrp. http://www.chicago-optgrp.org Nov. 19: Society of Fire Protection Engineers Chicago Chapter. "Ductile Iron Underground Pipe." Lunch is at noon followed by the speaker at a location to be determined. For reservations, contact 847-295-1010. http://www.chicagosfpe.org/ Nov. 19: Society of Women Engineers Chicago Regional Section. "Siemens Informational Session and Workshop / SWE Professional Night." Program begins at 7 p.m. and includes a tour of Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.' s Solutions Room and, at 8 p.m., a workshop, "Earn What You're Worth: Negotiating Salary Requirements." A light meal is included. Siemens is located at 1000 Deerfield Parkway, Buffalo Grove. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. For reservations, contact 312-409-1978 or register online by Monday, Nov. 12. http://www.iit.edu/~swe-chi/ Nov. 24: Chicago Astronomical Society. Free telescope viewing at 7:30 p.m. at the Cernan Earth and Space Center, Triton College, 2000 N. 5th Ave., River Grove. http://www.chicagoastro.org/ Nov. 24-30: Radiological Society of America. 87th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. "From Science to Patient Care," McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. http://www.rsna.org Nov. 27: Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals. "New Developments at the Agency," by Jon Rogner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Office, 5:30 p.m. at Jenner & Block, 40th Floor, 330 N. Wabash, Chicago. No charge. Contact Bill Forcade at 312-923-2964 or [EMAIL PROTECTED] Nov. 29: Association of Women in the Metal Industries Chicago Chapter. Holiday Event. 6:30 p.m. Maggiano's Little Italy, 516 N. Clark St., Chicago. Contact Jayne Atherton at 800-543-2127 or [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.awmi.com/chapters/ Dec. 4: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois. Structural Engineers Foundation Lecture Series, "Preliminary Impressions of the World Trade Center Disaster." Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m. at the Union League Club, Chicago. For more information, contact 312-372-4198 or [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.seaoi.org -------------------------------------------------- Chicagoland Science & Technology News (CSTN) is a free, monthly, email newsletter highlighting news and activities of Chicago area science and technology societies. Produced by TEI Analytical, Inc., of Niles, Illinois, CSTN is sent to nearly 3,000 individuals. If you wish to use any of the information in CSTN in your own newsletters or calendar listings, please credit "Chicagoland Science and Technology News, by TEI Analytical, Inc." along with the issue date. Send news items to Ellen Sullivan at [EMAIL PROTECTED] by the 15th of the month. To be removed from this mailing list, send a reply to this email with the word "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject heading. 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