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ACS/CIC International Awards Banquet, May 21, 2014Posted May 14, 2014

Walkerville Brewery
525 Argyle Rd, Windsor, Ontario N8Y 4Z8 Canada

5-6 pm Cash Bar, Self-Guided Tour, Sample Beer
6-7 pm Dinner
7-9 pm Awards and Presentation

The Chemical Institute of Canada (Canadian Society for Chemistry) (CIC) and the American Chemical Society (ACS) will celebrate students, volunteers and members on May 21st at Walkerville Brewery. The dinner is a celebration of the CIC Student Awards and Prizes and the ACS 50 and 60 year Members, Volunteers, Salutes to Excellence Award Recipients, Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient, Section Distinguished Award Recipient and Undergraduate Student Awards. Visit http://detroit.sites.acs.org/ or contact Klein_megan@hotmail.com for more information.

ANACHEM Fellow Award Dinner, May 14th, 2014Posted April 21, 2014

Dr. Kendra Evans
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Detroit Mercy

O’Mara’s Restaurant
2555 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, MI

Social Hour: 5:30 – 6:30 PM (Cash Bar)
Dinner: 6:30 pm

$25.00 per person, cash or check made to ANACHEM

Dinner features your entree choice of Dublin Broil, Chicken O’Mara, or Lake Superior Whitefish (choose when you arrive).  Dinner includes a Bread Basket, Soup or Salad, a Starch, Vegetables and Desert.  (Vegetarian entree can be requested when you make your reservation.)

Please make your reservation by leaving a message at 586-565-2548 or via e-mail to KLOlson@wowway.com.  Reservations should be made by May 9, 2014.  A map and directions to O’Mara’s Restaurant are available at www.omaras.net.

The Association of Analytical Chemists is privileged to present the ANACHEM Fellow Award to Dr. Kendra Evans for her exceptional service.  Professor Evans has been a member of the ANACHEM Board of Directors since 2010 and currently serves as the Vice President of ANACHEM.  She has contributed in many ways to the fall ANACHEM / SAS Symposium including the production and publication of the symposium program.  In addition, she has arranged and hosted numerous monthly meetings and board meetings at the University of Detroit Mercy.  We hope that you will join us for an enjoyable evening as we thank Kendra by presenting her with the ANACHEM Fellow Award.

Mark J. Snow, Fracking in Michigan, February 26th, 2014Posted February 5, 2014

The Detroit Section American Chemical Society, co-sponsored by ANACHEM & SAS, presents:

Hydraulic Fracturing (“Fracking”) in Michigan:
Michigan’s regulatory response to high volume hydraulic fracturing.
Balancing the economic benefits while protecting the environment and the public.

Mark J. Snow
Supervisor, Permits and Bonding Unit
Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Lawrence Technological University
Room: M218, Buell Management Building
21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI, 48075-1058

6:30 pm: Free Pizza and Presentation

Hydraulic fracturing (Fracking) has been utilized throughout the United States for more than 60 years and allows production in unconventional or tight geologic reservoirs that otherwise would not yield economical amounts of oil and natural gas. To date, over 1.25 million wells have been hydraulically fractured nationwide. Hydraulic fracturing is a well completion operation that involves pumping fluid and proppants into the target formation to create artificial fractures, or enhance natural fractures, for the purpose of improving deliverability and production of hydrocarbons. Proppants, usually silica sand, are added to the fluid to hold the fractures open once they are created. Small concentrations of chemicals are added to the fluid to improve the effectiveness of the fracture job. In the past 60 years significant advancements of the technology have occurred in such areas proppant development, fluid advances, modeling and simulation, and horizontal well integration. The first hydraulic fracture stimulation was performed in Michigan in 1952. Since then, over 12,000 wells have been hydraulically fractured in our state. New development plans are focused on multi-staged completions using large volumes of fluid and drilling long horizontal wells (up to two miles) at vertical depths of 4,000 to 10,000 feet.

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals (OOGM) is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the best use of Michigan’s geological resources for their social and economic benefits while protecting the environment and public health and safety.

Mark Snow is the Supervisor of the Permits and Bonding Unit, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals (OOGM). Mark oversees the unit in charge of permitting of oil, natural gas, injection, and mineral well activities within the State of Michigan. He has been with OOGM for almost 10 years. Mark earned his Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Michigan State University.

Other Event Information
A campus map with parking and building locations is available at http://www.ltu.edu/map/

If a winter storm happens to visit the Detroit area on February 26th, and you are unsure if the meeting will take place, please call Megan Klein at 248-470-5059 before 5 pm.

For more information on hydraulic fracturing, a visit the Michigan DEQ website is helpful: http://www.michigan.gov/deq and search “fracking” or check out this comprehensive document: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/Hydraulic_Fracturing_In_Michigan_423431_7.pdf

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