27th Annual Area Collegiate Chemistry Meeting
sponsored by the ACS Student Affiliates

April 24, 2004
at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The Keynote Speaker:
ACS president-elect Dr. William F. Carroll

Dr. William F. Carroll

ACCM this year will feature presenations by green chemistry pioneers

Dr. Paul T. Anastas and Dr. Berkeley W. Cue:


27th Annual SAACS Area College Chemistry Meeting
University Center, UT-Martin, April 24, 2004

8:00 Registration- Main Lobby
Dave Hinman of WLJT-TV interviews with Guests, Room 206.
(You can see this interview by clicking here. Free download of the browser & players are available on this site, if needed)

9:00 Presentation of Undergraduate Research Papers
Session A-1, Room 230-C
Session B-1, Room 231
Session C-1, Room 232

10:15 Refreshments, Room 230-AB
Graduate School Recruitment
Socialize with Drs. Carroll, Anastas, and Cue

11:00 Presentation of Undergraduate Research Papers (continued)
Session A-2, Room 230-C
Session B-2, Room 231

12 noon *Banquet, Ballroom
by UTM SAACS President Minesh Patel

Introduction of Special Guests:
Dr. Tom Rakes, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dr. Doug Sterrett, Dean College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Faculty and Students of Participating Universities

12:45 Keynote Address, Ballroom
Dr. William F. Carroll, 2004 ACS President- elect

1:30 Green Chemistry Panel Presentation, Room 230-ABC
Dr. Paul Anastas, Asst. Dir. for Environment, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Berkeley W. Cue, Vice President (retired), Pfizer Global Research and Development

Research Presentations
Morning Parallel Sessions (A-1, B-1, & C-1)

Session A-1 Kenny Turner, Murray State University, Presiding Room 230-C

9:00am A. S. Biris and M.K. Mazumder, The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, "Electrodynamic Screen for Removing Mars Dust"
9:15 Ross E. Jones, J.B. McGregor, P. Limphong, W.C. Spencer, N.E. Sveum, A.L. Trujillo, and M.B. Masthay, Murray State University, "The Photodegradation of b-Carotene in Chloromethane Solvents"
9:30 John Mark Belew and Charles M. Baldwin, Union University, "Determination of Reactivity Ratios of a Silicone Acrylate in Various Copolymer Systems"
9:45 Paul Simone Jr. and Gary L. Emmert, The University of Memphis, "Monitoring Haloacetic Concentrations in Drinking Water using Ion Chromatography"
10:00 Gija Geme and Gary L. Emmert, The University of Memphis, "A Simple Automated Method for Monitoring Total Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water Distribution Systems"

Session B-1, Andrew Bernard, UT-Martin, Presiding Room 231

9:00am Megan M. Ellis and Charles M. Baldwin, Union University, "Correlation of Silicone Surfactant Structure and Performance in Polyurethane Foam Production"
9:15 John Rippy and William Solomons, Univeristy of Tennessee at Martin, "The Chemistry and Spectroscopy of Substituted 1,4-Dihydropyridines (Calcium Channel Blockers)"
9:30 Nicholas Labello, The University of Memphis, "Materials for Tomorrow's Computers: Electronic Structure Considerations of High-K Dielectrics"
9:45 R. Sharma and M.K. Mazumder, The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, "Plasma Engineering and Catalysis"
Minesh Patel, Dan Comer, Sarah K. Allen, and S.K. Airee, University of Tennessee at Martin, "Coploymerization of Biodegradable Polymer PolyLactic Acid with Cysteine"

Session C-1, Emily Bethart, UT-Martin, Presiding Room 232

am Tera Rica Murdock and James R. Cox, Murray State University, "Exploring the Adenine-Binding Region of Antibiotic Resistance Enzymes"
9:15 Candice Chorley and Dennis Merat, Christian Brothers University, "Isolation and Partial Characterization of a Low Molecular Weight Protein from Kiwi Fruit"
9:30 Lindsey K. White, Matthew E. Kelleher, Ginny L. Gottschalk, Jonathan B. McGregor, Pattraranee Limphong, and Mark B. Masthay, Murray State University, "Cooperative Interactions in the Laser-Induced Purple-to-Blue Transition of Bacterial Purple Membranes: Implications for Degenerative Diseases of the Retina"
9:45 Karl Hagen, Leah Hybl and Emily R. Bland, Emory University, "Synthesis of a Calixarene Ligand System as a Mimic for Non-Heme Oxygen Binding Proteins"
10:00 D. Saini and M.K. Mazumder, The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, "Lung Deposition of Inhaled Medical Aerosols"

Research Presentations
Afternoon Parallel Sessions (A-2 & B-2)

Session A-2, Rachel Barnes, Bethel College, Presiding Room 230-C

11:00am Lucy J. Thurston and Gary L. Emmert, The University of Memphis, "Using Dyes to Measure Chlorine Dioxide Concentrations in Drinking Water"
P. A. Miller , K. B. Turner, and H.B. Fannin, Murray State University, "Development and Feasibility Study of a Plasma Absorption System"
11:30 Michael A. Brown and Gary L. Emmert, The University of Memphis, "Developing a Portable Analyzer for Monitoring Trihalomethane Concentrations in Drinking Water in Real Time"

Session B-2, Megan M. Ellis, Union University, Presiding Room 231

am Kyle D. Bodine, David Y. Gin, and Mary S. Gin, University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign, "Synthesis of Cyclodextrin Analogues Via Cyclodimerization of Alkynyl Azido Trisaccharides."
Geoffrey T. Eldridge, Narendra N.Ghosh, Jason C. Clark and Craig E. Barnes, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, "Building Block Approach to the Synthesis of Nanostructured Metal Oxides."
Adam R. Farley, Ahmad Al-Mestarihi and James R. Cox, Murray State University, "Probing the Active Site of an Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Kinase with Nucleosides"
S. De and M.K. Mazumder, The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, "Biocompatibility of Cardiovascular Stents"

Participating Universities
Austin Peay State University
University of Arkansas
Bethel College
Christian Brothers University
Emory University
Murray State University
University of Tennessee at Martin
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Memphis
Middle Tennessee State University
Union University
Lambuth University
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Biographical Sketchs

2004 ACS-President Elect

Dr. William F. (Bill) Carroll, Jr., 2004 ACS President-Elect, holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Physics from DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, an M.S. from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, both in Organic Chemistry. After graduate school in 1978 he worked for one year in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) impact modifier research for Rohm and Haas Company, Bristol, PA. In 1979, Bill came to Firestone Plastics Company in Pottstown, PA as Manager of Research and Development. In 1985, after Firestone's PVC operations were acquired by OxyChem, he became Director of Technology for PVC Resins and Compounds with responsibility for R&D, Technical Service, Pilot Plant, and Technical Licensing. In September, 1989, he was named Director of Commercial Development for Polymers and Plastics, and primarily worked in recycling, and in 1994 began two years on loan to the Chlorine Chemistry Council (CCC) working on dioxin and plastics issues for the chlorine industry.
He is currently Vice President, Chlorovinyl Issues for OxyChem and works on public policy issues and communications related to chlorine and PVC. He is Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University, and teaches polymer chemistry there. He has been an active member of and chaired various committees for CCC as well as the Society of the Plastics Industry, the National Fire Protection Research Foundation, The Vinyl Institute, the Plastics Recycling Foundation, the American Plastics Council and the National Recycling Coalition Recycling Advisory Council. He has served on the State of Florida Packaging Council, an Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Task Force and an advisory panel commissioned by the United Nations Environmental Program. He is the recipient of the Vinyl Institute's Roy T. Gottesman Leadership Award for 2000. He is also currently chair of the ACS International Activities Committee, and was elected as 2004 President-Elect. Bill and his family reside in Dallas, Texas.
Bill holds two patents, and has numerous publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry and physics, incineration, plastics recycling and chlorine issues.

Assistant Director for Environment
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Paul Anastas is the Assistant Director for Environment at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He has responsibility for issues including climate change, Green Chemistry, oceans, sustainability, mercury, air quality, water and ecosystems, toxics, and environmental indicators.
Prior to joining the White House in October of 1999, Dr. Anastas served as the Chief of the Industrial Chemistry Branch of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 1989. During that period he was responsible for regulatory review of industrial chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act and the development of rules, policy and guidance. Prior to joining the U.S. EPA, he worked briefly as an industrial consultant to the chemical industry in the development of analytical and synthetic chemical methodologies.
Paul Anastas is best known as the "Father of Green Chemistry" having coined and defined the term in 1991. Dr. Anastas is the co-author/editor of nine scientific and technical books including "Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice" which outlined the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry and has been translated into five languages. Some of his contributions to Green Chemistry include:
Establishing of the U.S. Green Chemistry Program while at the U.S. EPA
Designing and implementing the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
Co-founder of the Green Chemistry Institute with chapters in 25 countries
Founding Chair of the Green Chemistry Gordon Conference
Founding co-Chair of the Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
He currently is a Special Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of Nottingham, U.K. and serves on the editorial board of the journals Environmental Science and Technology, Green Chemistry, and Clean Technology and Environmental Policy. Dr. Anastas received his M.A. (1987) and Ph.D (1989) in Organic Chemistry from Brandeis University and his B.S. (1984) in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Vice President, Pfizer
Global Research and Development (retired)

Dr. Cue started in Pfizer in 1975 in the Animal Health Organic Chemistry Department. He transferred to the Process R&D Department of Developmental Research in 1979. Became head of the PR&D Department in 1988, assumed responsibility for Analytical and Bio Process R&D as well in 1993 and US Developmental Researchin 1998. Chaired the CVMD EDMT (1998-1999) and co-chaired the division's Performance Management TaskForce (1992-1993). In 2000 he was appointed head of US Pharmaceutical Sciences, Groton Labs, responsible for all aspects of the Process Chemistry, Formulation Science, Analytical Chemistry, and CMC Regulatory activities.
In support of Pfizer drug candidates discovered in Groton, Connecticut. He retired from Pfizer in April 2004.
He received a BA from the University of Massachusetts-Boston (1969), my Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry) from the University of Alabama (1973), and completed Postdoctoral Research at the Ohio State University (1974), National Cancer Institute Research Fellow, University of Minnesota (1975).
In 2000 he was appointed to the Science Advisory Board at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.
In 2003 he was elected to the Green Chemistry Institute Governing Board and in 2004 he was elected to the Board of Directors of Bend Research in Bend Oregon.

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