Chicago Section, ACS
Joint with the Chicago Chemists Club
and Iota Sigma Pi
Holiday Party/Meeting

Friday, December 7, 2007

"Labcoats and Other Fashion Statements"


Dr. Peter J. Ludovice
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georga Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA


     Willowbrook Holiday Inn
    7800 Kingery Highway (Route 83)
     Willowbrook, IL

Peter Ludovice

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.  In addition to our technical program, Santa will be bringing gifts!   ENJOY!    Register on line

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 Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry. This year we are also collecting clothing that will be donated to Ada S. McKinley Community Services.  Let's share our good fortune in the spirit of the season. THANKS!!

Meeting Details (click)


Ludovice at the Comedy ClubIn a 2001 lecture to the National Society of Professional Engineers, Dr. Joseph Bordogna, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the National Science Foundation said “Humor can help breach barriers to the connections necessary to embrace the frontier to our purpose.”  Since most of us have no idea what this means, this presentation will remind us how humor can keep us from ending our lives by our own hands during a really boring lecture. The application of humor in education will be discussed during a stand-up comedy routine that explores the lighter side of the chemical sciences.

Speaker Information: 

Pete Ludovice is an Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. After completing his B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and M.I.T. respectively he did post-doctoral work and IBM, NASA and the ETH-Zurich. He then managed the polymer products group and MSI and vowed never to work for an acronym again. Professor by day and stand-up comedian by night Pete has performed in front of both technical and comedy club audiences, and is out to prove that those of us in the chemical sciences can be funny and not just funny-looking. His research is in the field of molecular simulation of synthetic and biological polymers which requires regular humor to keep from putting people to sleep. Pete also uses humor in education to engage students and help them communicate technical ideas better. He is host of “Inside the Black Box”, a Saturday morning radio show on Radio Sandy Springs in the Atlanta area, whose motto is “Science, only funnier”.   Read about Dr. Ludicrous.

Date:  Friday, December 7, 2007

Job Club:  5:30 - 6:30 PM
Social Hour: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Cash Bar, with complementary hors d'oeurves
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Changing of the gavel: 8:10 PM
General meeting:  8:15 PM


Willowbrook Holiday Inn
7800 Kingery Highway (Route 83)
Willowbrook, IL

Cost:  $35.00 for members of ACS or their guests and $37.00 for non-members.   The cost to students and unemployed members is $18.

Reservations:   (847) 647-8405

    Register on line

Map and Directions:

Parking:   Free


Fresh Fruit Cup
Tomato Florentine Soup,
Tossed garden salad with choice of dressing;
Entrée choices:

Baked potato
Prince Albert blend of wax beans, green beans and carrots; Breads and butter;
Apple Cobbler

    Updated 11/20/07