Seminars

2016 EAS Seminars

Eastern Analytical Symposium has refocused and expanded its Outreach Program
for undergraduates and high school teachers. 

EAS offers four seminars essentially for high school teachers and undergraduate students during the November meeting.  Each seminar has outstanding presenters from academia and industry.  The goal of each seminar is to demonstrate the advantages of a career in chemistry.   The 2016 seminar registration is free for middle & high school students; seminars are included in the college student full registration fee of $30.

Here are the topics for 2016:

The Expanding World of Performance Enhancing Drugs

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Free Registration for TEACHERS ONLY
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This free seminar will be offered exclusively to middle and high school teachers. The seminar will be conducted by scientists from the federal government who are active in the field of performance enhancing drugs. The focus of this educational seminar is to introduce teachers to the growing field of performance enhancing drugs and the applications of mass spectrometry for their analysis. The use and analysis of steroids, proteins/peptide and designer drugs will all be discussed in this seminar.

From Doping to Detection: The Impact of Performance
Enhancing Drugs in Modern Science

Monday, November 14, 2016
Registration for High School & Undergrad Students
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The focus of this seminar is to introduce students to the growing field of performance enhancing drugs and applications of mass spectrometry for their analysis.  The seminar will focus on the use and analysis of steroids, proteins/peptides and designer drugs. The seminar will be conducted by scientists from the federal government who are active in the field of performance enhancing drugs.

Mass Spectrometry:  Making the Measurements that Drive Scientific Discovery; Helping to Discover the Next Generation of Drugs

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Registration for High School & Undergrad Students
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The focus of this seminar is to introduce students to the fundamentals and applications of mass spectrometry. The seminar will focus on the basics of mass spectrometry, the generation and interpretation of mass spectra, and the application of mass spectrometric tools in pharmaceutical industry. The seminar will be conducted by three scientists active in the field of mass spectrometry and pharmaceutics: Dr. John Hevko (Sciex), Dr. Carmen Fernandez-Metzler (PharmaCadence), and Dr. Richard King (PharmaCadence). Interactive demonstration will be conducted to illustrate the mechanism of mass spectrometry separation.  The students will also have the opportunity to visit the instruments exhibited in the Exposition.

 Forensic Identification: From Genetics to Gauges 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Registration for High School & Undergrad Students
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This seminar, organized by members of the New Jersey Association of Forensic Scientists, will discuss the many ways in which Forensic Science aids in identification.  To determine the identity of a victim or suspect using DNA, or to establish the origin of a shell casing, forensic science holds the answers.  Students will be presented with modern forensic techniques used to determine genetic profiles, to aid in the visualization of firearm and tool mark evidence, and to make connections between crimes using available databases.  Don’t miss this informative discussion on the capabilities of forensic science.

Students and teach­ers must pre-register to reserve a space. All seminars take place in the Double Tree Hotel. Please contact Eastern Analytical Symposium at askeas@eas.org or visit our website at www.EAS.org for more information. Registration will open in early July.