March Historical Events
In Spectroscopy by Leopold May, Catholic University
LOCAL SECTION NEWS
Our March meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 2nd at Umberto's on Tuckerman Lane in Rockville, MD. Our speaker will be Charles Beck II from NIST, who will be speaking to us about the history of chemistry from the standpoint of gravimetric analysis and titrimetry. While I realize that this topic does not have spectroscopy as its focus, the week before we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Pittsburgh Conference seems an appropriate time to look back at what could be accomplished without today's emphasis on instrumentation. I hope that you'll be able to join us for this fine talk. Remember that all meeting information is also available on our local section website; the address is posted on this page. Also, non-SAS members are invited to attend our meetings as well.
I am still awaiting word as to who our choices will be for the Tour Speaker, scheduled for our April meeting. A date and location can be chosen once I have information on selection and speaker availability. Also, we will have our student night on Tuesday, May 4th. I am still seeking a location for this meeting as well.
Lastly, the nominations HAVE NOT been pouring in for our upcoming vacancies within the section: Chair-Elect, Treasurer, and two Alternate Delegates for attendance at the National Meetings held at FACSS and PittCon each year. PLEASE send nominations. I have several candidates in mind for these positions. I'm sure you do too. Nominating and voting for the local section officers won't get the Federal government back to work, but you'll feel as if you are doing your part to break the gridlock. Really, you will. I promise. You can trust me. I'm from New Jersey.
Hope to see many of you (with nominations in hand) on Tuesday, March 2nd for Charles Beck's talk.
The early history of inorganic analytical chemistry (circa
1630 to 1930) is almost entire coincident with the early history
of inorganic chemistry. Moreover, since almost all inorganic analytical
determinations made before the 1940's were done using gravimetry
and titrimetry, the early history of inorganic analytical chemistry
is also almost entirely coincident with the history of classical
analysis. We will explore some of the fascinating personalities
and events in the history of inorganic analytical chemistry, paying
particular attention to the contributions that both physical chemistry
and instrumental analysis have made in the development of classical
Charles M. Beck II is a research chemist in the Analytical Chemistry Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He received his B.S. degree in chemistry, with high distinction, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1963. Before coming to NIST in 1990, he worked as an analytical chemist in governmental, private, and industrial analytical laboratories. His interests are in sample preparation, chemical separations, the assay of materials by gravimetry and titrimetry, and the history of classical analytical chemistry.
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 1999
Place: Umberto's, 7745 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD 20854 (301)983-5566
Time: 6 pm Social Hour, 6:45 pm Dinner, 8 pm Seminar.
Cost: $20 ($10 Students) Choice of 1) Chicken Marsala, 2) Shrimp with garlic and butter, or 3) Veal Parmigiana. Included with each meal is House Salad, Coffee, Tea, or Soft Drink and Dessert.
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Directions: From the Beltway or 270 take Old Georgetown Road to Tuckerman Lane. Go about 1 1/4 mile to the Cabin John Shopping Center. Umberto's is 5 doors up from Crown Books.
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