39th Annual UW System Chemistry Faculties Meeting

39th Annual UW System Chemistry Faculties Meeting

Green Chemistry in Education & Beyond

October 12 & 13, 2012

Conference Highlights

  • Green Chemistry in the Curriculum – discover ways to implement green chemistry and sustainability into the chemistry curriculum, in a presentation and discussion with Dr. John Warner (President & Chief Technology Officer of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, Wilmington, MA) and UWW faculty.
  • Green Chemistry in Industry – our keynote and plenary speakers, Dr. John Warner and Ms. Mary Tilton (Vice President of Plant Operations at Virent, Inc. in Madison) will address current issues relating to Green Chemistry in the chemical industry with an eye on education. Information on the speakers may be found here.
  • Technology in the Classroom – learn about new approaches to using technology for teaching, including Second Life, from UWW faculty.
  • Small Scale NMR – hear about and see the picoSpin-45 NMR spectrometer, an instrument that is 100 times smaller and 10 times less expensive than any previous NMR spectrometer with better than 100ppb resolution. Dr. John Frost, an applications chemist and spectroscopist at picoSpin LLC, Boulder, CO will present, demonstrate, and answer questions.
  • Disciplinary breakout sessions – catch up on developments at other campuses in your disciplinary area, facilitated by UWW faculty. There will also be a session for laboratory managers conducted by Ms. Marsha Goodell, our Laboratory Manager and Safety Officer.
  • Networking – meet with or catch up with chemistry faculty from other UW campuses.
  • Chemistry Department Tour- informal tours of the UWW Chemistry Department, renovated and expanded in 2006, will be available at the conclusion of the conference.

The faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, are pleased to host the 39th Annual University of Wisconsin System Chemistry Faculties Meeting, the primary venue for networking for all UW Chemistry faculty and staff. The meeting will take place in the James Connor University Center.

Schedule of Events

Friday, 12 October 2012

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: University Center (UC), outside of Ballroom


  • Bruker NMR session or Visit with Sponsors

Time: 4:30 - 6:15 p.m.

Location: University Center (UC), Ballroom


  • Vendor display
  • Research poster display
  • Light refreshments/ cash bar/ snacks
  • Registration

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: University Center (UC), Ballroom


  • Banquet
  • Music by UWW Gospel Choir
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Warner, President & Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

Time: 8:45 - 10:30 p.m.

Location: University Center (UC), Basement/Recreational Area


  • Mixer

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Time: 6:30 - 7:15 a.m.

Location: UWW Fitness Trail


  • Fun run/walk (Dr. J. Ejnik & Dr. H. Traore)

Time: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Location: University Center (UC), outside of Ballroom


  • Late Registration

Time: 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.

Location: University Center (UC), Ballroom


  • Chair's breakfast/ Faculty breakfast (buffet style)

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Location: University Center (UC)


  • Special Topic Session A: Technology in the Classroom
    • Dr. Jessica Menke & Dr. Kim Naber, UW-Whitewater
  • Special Topic Session B: Green Chemistry in the Curriculum
    • Dr. John Warner, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry &
      Dr. Hassimi Traore & Dr. Paul House, UW-Whitewater

  • Special Topic Session C: picoSpin NMR
    • Dr. John Frost, Applications Chemist, picoSpin, LLC.

Time: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Location: University Center (UC), Ballroom


  • Refreshment / pastries break, research poster and vendor display

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Location: University Center (UC)


  • Disciplinary sessions (Moderator)
    • Session A. Analytical (Dr. J. Ejnik)
      Session B. Biochemistry (Dr. C. Chan, Dr. C. Veldkamp)
      Session C. General (Dr. J. Menke, Dr. K. Naber, Dr. T. Atesin)
      Session D. Organic (Dr. H. Kumpaty, Dr. S. Hosseini, Dr. S. Anderson)
      Session E. Inorganic (Dr. B. Han)
      Session F. Physical (Dr. H. Traore, Dr. P. House)
      Session G. Laboratory Managers (Ms. M. Goodell)

Time: 11:40 - 1:00 p.m.

Location: University Center (UC), Ballroom


  • Plenary speaker: Ms. Mary Tilton, Vice President of Plant Operations at Virent Inc. in Madison
  • Deli luncheon buffet

Time: 1:00 - ??? p.m.


  • Informal tours of UW-W Chemistry Department available (Ms. M. Goodell)

Registration, Travel, and Accommodations

Conference registration is $70, which includes meeting materials,
Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, coffee and refreshments and a Saturday luncheon. In order to accommodate attendee’s preferred dinner entrée, please register by 21 September.

Whitewater is located in southeastern Wisconsin, an hour southwest of Milwaukee, an hour southeast of Madison, and two hours northwest of Chicago. Driving directions as well as campus maps are available here. Please be aware there is some ongoing road construction in town (http://www.uww.edu/news/archive/2012-04-construction).


We have room blocks available at the following hotels. Be sure to mention the Chemistry Faculties Meeting to secure the discounted rate:

Baymont Inn and Suites Whitewater (5 min from campus)
1355 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Holiday Inn Express (20 min from campus)
1680 Madison Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

For a current list of hotels and eateries in the area, please visit the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce website and Downtown Whitewater.

Program Changes and Cancellation
The University reserves the right to make changes in programs and speakers or to cancel programs if enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond its control prevail. Every effort will be made to contact each enrollee if a program is not held for any reason. The University’s liability is limited to the refund of the program fee.

Attendee Cancellations
A full refund will be granted upon written notification on or before 7 October. Refunds requested after that date will be assessed a $30 processing fee. No refunds will be made after 11 October. Substitutions may be made at any time.

Accessibility/Special Needs

If you need disability-related accommodations or have any special needs for this program, please notify the Continuing Education Services/Camps and Conferences Office coordinator by 28 September.

Nanoscience Symposium

Some of you may wish to come earlier for the 3rd annual UW-Whitewater Nanoscience Symposium.

Nanoscience Education - Training Tomorrow's Workforce will be held from 9:55-3:30 on Friday, October 12, 2012 in Upham Hall at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. There will be several activities from poster sessions to workshops and a keynote presentation.

Further information may be found at http://www.uww.edu/cls/nano


Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

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