The American Chemical Society is the largest organization in the world devoted to a single discipline with over 150,000 members world-wide. The Nashville Section is one of 189 local sections nation-wide. We serve member chemists and chemical engineers in middle Tennessee and south central Kentucky. There are six other sections that serve Tennessee.
17th Annual Golden Goggles Invitational Lecture
Technological Advances in Green Pyrotechnics
Dr. Jesse R. Sabatini
US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center
Pyrotechnics Technology and Prototyping Dvision
Picatinny Aresenal, New Jersey
When: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26
Where: Wiser-Patten Science Hall Room 102, Middle Tennessee State University
Abstract: As the “center of mass” for all Department of Defense-related research, the US Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal has been the leader in carrying out an abundance of projects in the field of energetic materials. Over the past decade, increasing environmental regulations have called into question many of the pyrotechnic munitions which are currently in use by the US military. The environmental regulations have greatly restricted or prohibited military personnel from training with or using many pyrotechnic munitions on the battlefield. This includes illuminating pyrotechnics, armor-piercing incendiary munitions, pyrotechnic primer compositions and smoke munitions. The civilian fireworks community is also been under regulatory pressures to “green” their pyrotechnics in order to remain operational in the future. The chemistry involved in achieving optimal pyrotechnic performance will be discussed in detail. Video footage of ARDEC-developed pyrotechnic formulations will be provided at the conclusion of the seminar.
You are also invited to a picnic hosted by the MTSU Chemistry Club that includes barbecue, beverages, and cake from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. outside the DSB/WPS complex by the large elm tree. In case of rain, the location is DSB 104.
Tennessee Summer Science Workshop Series
Hosted by: Tennessee STEM Innovation Network & Texas Instruments
“Implementing Next Generation Science Standards using Technology”
Focus: Integrating Next Generation Science Standards with technology,
data collection tools, and mathematics through STEM activities.
Coming to Nashville on July 18, 2013
Chemistry demonstrations for schools and private events
Mr. Bond, The Science Guy
A list courtesy of our Councilor, Ruth Woodall
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The Councilor's Report from the recent Philadelphia National Meeting is now available here.
The Nashville Section has grown large enough to have two Councilors and two Alternate Councilors. Congratulations to Judith Iriarte-Gross on her recent election as our newest Section Councilor and to Preston MaDougall and William Ilsley as our newest Section Alternate Councilors.