(posted on Friday, November 29, 2019)
Akron Section Joint Meeting with AIChE
The Akron Section of the ACS will hold its December meeting jointly with AiChE at 83 Brewery in Akron. Christine Hockman, Co-Director of Great lakes Biomimicry, and Dr. Emily Kennedy, Director of External Relations for The University of Akron Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center, will talk about the programs at Great Lakes Biomimicry. Networking will begin at 5:30 PM, followed by dinner at 6:30 PM and the evening lecture at 7:00 PM. Dinner reservations are required. The cost for dinner is $25 for professionals, $10 for students; select from grilled chicken marsala, pesto with grilled shrimp or chicken, shrimp and grits or buffalo chicken salad.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
RSVP by Decmber 9 to Michael Fricke.
Great Lakes Biomimicry, The University of Akron's Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center,
and the bio-inspired ecosystem they've created in NEO.
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