Chicago Section, ACS
joint with the Chicago Chemists Club
Holiday Party/Meeting

Friday, December 10, 2004

Missions to Mars Past, Present, And Future


    Sheila G. Bailey

Photovoltaic and Space Environments Branch
NASA Glenn Research Center
Cleveland, Ohio


     Willowbrook Holiday Inn

      Sheila Bailey

This is the Chicago Section ACS/Chicago Chemists Club/Iota Sigma Pi Annual Holiday party/meeting.   At this event, everyone is a chemist (either practicing or honorary)!   Come join in the celebration with all your fellow chemists.   So, in addition to our technical program, Santa will be bringing gifts!   ENJOY!

We are asking you to also bring a gift!!!   Please bring some canned food or other non-perishable food item (in non-glass containers) that we, as the ACS, can donate to a charity for needy people in the Chicagoland area. Let's share our good fortune in the spirit of the season. THANKS!!

Meeting Details (click)

Abstract:   A look at the successes and failures of missions to Mars in the past. A more in-depth look at the 1997 Mars Pathfinder mission and current Mars Exploration Rovers. Finally a view of the future of Mars Exploration.

Speaker Information:   Dr. Bailey is a senior physicist in the Photovoltaic and Space Environments Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center. She is currently the lead scientist in “Quantum Dot Solar Cell Technology”, which will hopefully yield a way to enhance the efficiency of solar cells in converting sunlight to electricity.

Sheila has authored or co-authored over 120 journal and conference publications, 6 book chapters and two patents. She is on the Editorial Board of “Progress in Photovoltaics”. She is an active member of the American Physical Society and a speaker for the American Institute of Physics Visiting Scientist Program. She is a member of the AIAA Aerospace Power Systems technical committee. She has served on the executive committee of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC) since 1987 and was the Technical Program chair for the 25th PVSC in Washington DC and the U.S. General Chair for the 2nd World Conference in Photovoltaic Energy Conversion in Vienna, Austria in 1998.

Sheila is a member of the Lewis Business and Professional Women and vice president of the Lewis Engineers and Scientists Association. Currently she is an adjunct professor at both the Ohio Aerospace Institute and Baldwin Wallace College and a faculty member of the International Space University. She was the co-chair of the Space Systems Analysis and Design Department at the International Space University in Thailand in ’99 and Chile in ‘00.

Sheila has a B.S. from Duke University in physics, a M.S. in solid-state physics from the University of N.C. at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in solid-state physics from the University of Manchester in England. She spent a post-doctoral year at the Royal Military College (part of the Univ. of New South Wales) in Canberra, Australia. She joined Glenn Research Center in 1985. She is the recipient of the faculty excellence award from Baldwin Wallace College and the Federal Women's Program award. She is an Ohio Academy of Science "Exemplar". Sheila was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for her work in space photovoltaics in 1999. She was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 2003. She has completed the Office of Personnel Management's Executive Potential Program.

Sheila is married with three children and a resident of Lakewood. She loves to travel starting with her early days, after earning her degree in England and spending a post-doctoral year in Australia, with a drive from Liverpool, England to Cape Town, South Africa. She is fond of saying she will go wherever the sun shines.

Date:  Friday, December 10, 2004
Job Club:  5:00 - 6:00 PM
Social Hour: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Cash Bar, with hors d'oeurves
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Meeting: 8:00 PM
Willowbrook Holiday Inn

7800 Kingergy Highway (Rt. 83)
Willowbrook, IL 60527

Cost:  $32.00 for members of ACS or their guests and $34.00 for non-members.   The cost to students and unemployed members is $16.

Reservations:   (847) 647-8405


Take Interstate 55 (Stevenson Expressway) South to the IL-83 (Kingery Hwy) North exit.   Keep right at the fork in the ramp and merge into IL-83 North.   Proceed to the Holiday Inn.   It is on the east side of Route 83, just 0.5 block North of Interstate 55.

Parking:   Free


Fresh Fruit Cup
Tomato Florentine Soup
Tossed garden salad with choice of dressing
Entrée choices :
      Vegetarian rolled verdi ricotta
Baked salmon with cucumber/dill sauce
      Filet Mignon with mushroom cap and Béarnaise sauce on the side
Bake potato and Prince Albert blend of wax beans, green beans and carrots 
Apple Cobbler


    Updated 10/27/04