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Science in your swimsuit: A Cape Cod Science Café for grades K-8
By Jennifer Maclachlan
On a sweltering summer Wednesday morning in late June where I was enjoying the soft banter of mom talk while we sipped our Diet Cokes and our kids were at swim team practice, my friend Caitlin, who coordinates the swimming program at the Wequaquet Lake Yacht Club (WLYC), asked me if I’d be interested in helping to organize a “science activity afternoon” for the members’ kids. “Yes! Of course, I’d love to.”
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Seventeenth Annual
Sukant Tripathy Memorial Symposium
The University of Massachusetts Lowell will hold its 17th Anniversary Symposium on Friday, December 1, 2017, to honor the memory of the late Prof. Sukant Tripathy, renowned researcher and former Director of the Center for Advanced Materials, University Provost and Vice Chancellor. 

Date, Time, Location
Friday, December 1, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn & Conference Center
50 Warren St., Lowell, MA 01852

Harry Bermudez, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Using DNA to build; from functional particles to complex supramolecular objects
Gulden Camci-Unal, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Engineered Biomaterials to Improve Human Health
Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos, UCONN
Uniique Architectural Fidelity of C60-Decorated Flavin-Wrapped Nanotunbes
Pascal Mill, Resonetics
Advances in Laser Micromachining for Medical and Life Sciences Device Applications Using Ultrafast Lasers
Samir Mitragotri, Harvard University
Understanding and Overcoming Biological Barriers for Drug Delivery
Anil Narayan Netravali, Cornell University
Advanced Green Composites
Cristian Staii, Tufts University
Cytoskeletal dynamics of neuronal cells measured by combined flourescence and atomic force microscopy

RegistrationPre-registration is required by November 20, 2017 .  Online registration at:
Parking:  Garage gate on the right of ICC surface lot (student parking) will be open. If no spots are available in the surface lot you may use the city owned Lower Locks Parking Garage. The entrance is just off Warren Street, to the left exiting the ICC entrance. Parking rate is $8/day max.  (Shuttle buses from UML campuses recommended).
Details and Changes:  Agenda and all updates about this symposium will be posted on the website For more information contact


Third Annual meeting of the minds: advancing automation in synthetic organic chemistry and beyond

WHEN: November 13th, 2017. Opening remarks at 1 PM; networking reception begins at 5:30 PM
WHERE: Novartis in Cambridge, 250 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
WHO: Great speaker line-up, including:
1:00 pm  
Opening Remarks
1:10 pm  
Kian Tan (Novartis)
1:40 pm  
Matthew Sigman (University of Utah)
2:10 pm  
2:20 pm  
Milana Maletic (Merck)
2:50 pm  
Lindsey Rickershauser (MilliporeSigma)
3:10 pm  
3:20 pm  
Matthew Tudge (GSK)
3:50 pm  
Timothy Jamison (MIT)
4:30 pm  
Breakout session
5:30 pm  
Networking reception

To register, use the Eventbrite link below:
For other questions, please contact the symposium organizer: Sarah Trice at, or the NESACS Program Chair Mindy Levine at

2017 NESACS Process Chemistry Symposium
Thursday, October 12th, 2017 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Merck Boston Auditorium
33 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

A day-long symposium focused on process chemistry and featuring speakers from industry and academia.  There will be opportunities to network with members of the local chemistry community during lunch and a late afternoon reception.
8:00 am   Breakfast  
Morning Session
Session Chair:  Scott Plummer (Novartis)
8:30 am  
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Katherine Lee (NESACS)
8:40 am  
Corinna Schindler (University of Michigan)
Iron(III)-Catalyzed Carbonyl-Olefin Metathesis
9:40 am  
Timothy Curran (Vertex)
Preparation of an Important β-Amino Acid Synthon
10:10 am   Break
10:30 am  
Jamie McCabe Dunn (Merck)
Accessing Novel Phosphoramidate Prodrugs via the Protecting-Group Free Selective 3’-Functionalization of Nucleosides
11:00 am  
Stephen Buchwald (MIT)
Asymmetric Hydrofunctionalization Processes for Organic Synthesis
12:00 pm   Lunch  
Afternoon Session
Session Chair: Matthew Maddess (Merck)
1:30 pm  
Jim Yang (Biogen)
Sulfurization Agents as Capping Reagents  for Phosphorothioate  Oligonucleotide  Synthesis
2:30 pm  
Sarah Reisman (California Institute of Technology)
Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire
3:00 pm   Break
3:20 pm  
Steven Mennen (Amgen)
Integration of Discovery and Process Development to Deliver a High Complexity BACE Inhibitor
3:50 pm  
Richmond Sarpong (University of California, Berkeley)
Strategies and Methods for Chemical Synthesis Inspired by Complex Natural Products
4:50 pm  
Concluding remarks
LC Campeau (Merck) and Steven Mennen (Amgen)
5:00 pm   Reception

Questions? Please contact a member of the symposium organizing committee.
Organizing Committee
Katherine Lee
Matthew Maddess
Steve Mennen
Erin O’Brien
Scott Plummer
Stefanie Roeper
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