Chicagoland Science and Technology News
An eletter by TEI Analytical, Inc.

November 2001

   Generating Revenue the Nonprofit Way
   Chemistry in 'Star Trek' and Foods in Space
   Terrorist Expert to Discuss Workplace Security
   MSI Learning Labs for Visiting Classes
   Shedd Trains Teachers on the Amazon
   Research Instrumentation
   Science and Engineering Internships in Japan, Korea & Taiwan


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.

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

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.


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.

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


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.

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.


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]

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

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.

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]

Nov. 3:  Chicago Astronomical Society.  Free telescope viewing at 8 p.m. at
the Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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]

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.

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.

Nov. 11-14:  Society of Manufacturing Engineers.  Fabtech International 2001
metal forming and fabricating event.  McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore
Drive, Chicago.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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]

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]

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.

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,

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.

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.

Nov. 15:  Institute of Transportation Engineers Illinois Section. Luncheon
Meeting.  Maggiano's, 516 N. Clark St., Chicago.  Contact Maynard Abuan at

Nov. 15:  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Midwest Regional
Chicago Chapter. General Membership Meeting.  For details contact

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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