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Sam Kean and The Interesting History of the Periodical Table

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Salem State University

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September 2018 Monthly Meeting of NESACS

Please join us for our September Monthly meeting to honor our 50 and 60 year members of the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society. Our keynote speaker is Mr. Sam Kean, renowned scientific writer. You may have read one of Sam’s books in the past including “The Disappearing Spoon”. His lectures will catch your attention with interesting stories from the periodic table. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the archives of the section, which are located at Salem State University.Please join us for September’s meeting. We want to thank Strem Chemicals and Salem State University for their support of this event.

The title of Sam Kean's talk will be: “The Diseappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love and History from the Periodic Table of the Elements

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Mr. Sam Kean's' Biography: Sam Kean spent years collecting mercury from broken thermometers as a kid, and now he’s a writer in Washington, D.C. His stories have appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, and Psychology Today, among other places, and his work has been featured on NPR’s “Radiolab”, “Science Friday”, and “All Things Considered,” among other shows. Caesar’s Last Breath was named the Guardian science book of the year in 2017, while The Disappearing Spoon was a runner-up for the Royal Society book of the year. Both The Violinist’s Thumb and The Dueling Neurosurgeons were nominated for PEN’s literary science writing award.

Registration or other questions? Please contact: Ms. Anna Singer during regular business hours, secretary@nesacs.org.


Schedule of Events (All Events will be located in the Ellison Campus Center)

4:30 PM - NESACS Board meeting - Presidential Conference Room

5:30 PM - Social Hour - Veterans Hall

6:30 PM - Dinner -Veterans Hall

7:30 Presentation of 50 and 60 year member awards followed by presentation by Mr. Sam Keane. (Veterans Hall)


Questions? Please contact: Ms. Anna Singer during standard business hours, secretary@nesacs.org.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED - RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED


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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

  • Directions to Salem State University - From Route 128 via Lowell Street Exit:

    • Follow Lowell Street into downtown Peabody

    • Lowell Street turns into Main Street which turns into Boston Street in Salem

    • Continue straight on Boston Street until it ends

    • Turn right on Essex Street

    • At first set of lights, turn left onto Jackson Street

    • At the end of Jackson Street, turn right on Jefferson Avenue

    • Follow Jefferson Avenue to Loring Avenue

    • Turn left for North Campus, bear right at the next light to stay on Loring Avenue

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

With any questions whatsoever, please contact Ms. Anna Singer, secretary@nesacs.org

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, please contact Ms. Anna Singer, secretary@nesacs.org, September 13th, 2018.

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