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ACS – Learn about Careers in Industry

March 16

Career events for students in seven area colleges and universities
with separate on each of four college campuses

Come learn about careers in industry from local working scientists. Our members will share their stories and experience and answer your questions.

The University of Akron
        KNCL 312 (Knight Chemical Laboratory) ,  7:00 – 8:30 PM
Prof. Ivan Popov, contact, ipopov@uakron.edu
Hear from industrial scientists working in product development, material characterization, product management, and customer-facing support and applications:

      • Andrea Alexander, Shin-Etsu Silicones, Product Development Manager
      • Keti Bertman, Olon Ricerca Biosciences, Senior Scientist
      • Roderick Durham, Synthomer, Technical Service Manager, Adhesives
      • Brittany Widner, Synthomer, Method Development Scientist


Kent State University
        111 Williams Hall, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Dr. Erin Michael-McLaughlin, contact, enmichae@kent.edu
Hear from industrial scientists working in product development, materials characterization, sales and product management.

      • Pamela Cadile, Celanese, Santoprene Sales Manager
      • Tammy Deblock, Synthomer, Technical Services Manager
      • Michael Fricke, Olon Ricerca Bioscience, Sr. Scientist
      • Shanae Sims, Shin-Etsu Silicones, Sr. Chemist


Hiram College and Mt Union University (host)
        Bracy Hall, Room L04, 1804 South Union Ave., Alliance, OH  44601, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Prof. Scott Mason, contact, masons@mtunion.edu
Hear from industrial scientists working in product development, materials characterization and analytical methods, mechanical properties and testing.

      • Kylie Knipp, Ace Laboratories, Sr. Technical Account Manager
      • Erin Sheepwash, Manager, Materials Analytical Laboratory, Bridgestone Firestone
      • Walter Salamant, Research Scientist, Bridgestone Firestone


Malone University (host), Stark State College, and Walsh University 
       Mitchell Hall, Room 203, 2600 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH 44709, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Prof. Kathryn Huisinga, contact, khuisinga@malone.edu
Hear from industrial scientists working in product development, safety, health and environmental issues,
and projects to scale-up and manufacture elastomers.

      • Krystal Lovejoy, Synthomer, Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist
      • Bridget Morris, Synthomer, Safety, Health & Environmental Manager; Responsible Care Coordinator
      • Nicole Vickerman, Bridgestone Firestone, Project Engineer, Polymer Engineering Pilot Center


March 16


Akron Section ACS
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