Denver Digest

SCHB at ACS 249th National Meeting

Chemistry of Natural Resources

Denver, March 22-26, 2015

by Joe Sabol, Program Chair

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All SCHB activities, except Hach Award Reception, Sci-Mix, and Expo will be held in Embassy Suites Hotel, with the technical program in Cripple Creek Ballroom 2.


SCHB is pleased to host Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success: Symposium in Honor of Terry L. Brewer and Hach Award Reception, Monday March 23.


Start the Denver meeting with SCHB Members’ Breakfast, Sunday, March 22. Enjoy continental breakfast and conversation, 7:30-8:30 a.m., in Aspen Room B, Embassy Suites. Reservations are not necessary, but RSVP at will help planning.


After breakfast, your Executive Committee will be hard at work, discussing the future programs, activities, resources, and member benefits. Feel free to join us – the meeting is open and we want your opinion, but if you have an item to be addressed, please send it to Patrick Kearney at so it can be included in the agenda.


At noon, join SCHB and PROF speakers, members, and guests for lunch. Silverton Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites. Please RSVP at


SCHB’s Annual Business Meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. CC Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites.


Immediately following will be SCHB’s Poster Session; the intention is to display the posters until Monday afternoon, and then transfer to Sci-Mix.


Best Practices for Success with SBIR & STTR Grants will start at 2:30 p.m. and have presentations from successful grant recipients, followed by a panel discussion for more Q & A. CC Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites.


Sunday evening, please stop by SCHB’s Expo Booth 332, 6:00-8:30 p.m., and “discuss business” with SCHB colleagues.


Monday morning is Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success: Symposium in Honor of Terry L. Brewer, holding three presentations on the craft of entrepreneurship and innovation, followed by the Award Address. Continental breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m. CC Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites.


At noon, SCHB will host Hach Award Luncheon. Silverton Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites. Please RSVP at


Water is the Next Oil: Small Businesses Percolating to the Top will start at 2:00 p.m. Hear about the latest technology in the water sector. CC Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites.


Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m. is the Hach Award Reception. Enjoy conversation while sharing food and beverage. Thanks to Ed Huffman for making the arrangements. Cactus Club, 1621 Blake Street, Denver.


Sci-Mix is 8:00-10:00 p.m. If you did not see the SCHB posters on Sunday, all are at Sci-Mix.


Remember, the Expo is open on Tuesday. All are welcome to stop by SCHB’s booth 332 and “discuss business.”


Full details of the meeting can be found at Chemistry of Natural Resources


Boston bound . . .