Minnesota Local Section

Senior Chemist Group

The Senior Chemist Group of the Minnesota ACS was started by Lynn Hartshorn (Local  Section Councilor) in January 2014. Since then we have been meeting about every two months for lunch (ordered from the menu, self-paying) at the Green Mill restaurant on Hamline and Grand Avenue in St. Paul. The idea of founding this new group is to provide an additional daytime meeting possibility for seniors (and others). The objective is largely for social interaction. However, we also help seniors find volunteer opportunities, and have informal 20-minute talks about chemistry and other sciences. So far themes for our meetings have included:

  • An introduction to volunteer opportunities, with some examples and useful sources, and a discussion by seniors who volunteer.
  • A crossword challenge
  • Three 20-minute informal talks at three different meetings. The titles were:
    • Small Particles and Large Molecules
    • Dry Erase 101, with Demonstrations
    • Is there a Future for Coal?

We are open to suggestions about other activities or volunteer for talks. All are welcome, both retired chemists and not retired, and guests are always welcome. Please join us!

If you are interested in attending the next lunch, email Lynn Hartshorn at lghartshorn@stthomas.edu

Senior Chemists Lunch - May 16th

Please mark your calendars for the last meeting of the Senior Chemists' group this season, which will take place on Wednesday, May 16th, at 11:30 am at the Green Mill Restaurant on Hamline and Grand Avenues in St. Paul. Parking is available either on the street or in the Green Mill parking lot about 50 yards west of Hamline on the north side of Grand Avenue.

Robert Kinney has kindly offered to give a 20 minute informal talk on the topic of J.W. Gibbs and his work in physical chemistry. The Senior Chemists' program for the fall will also be discussed.

All are welcome, including new-comers, guests and spouses. RSVP to Lynn Hartshorn by Monday, May 14th at noon.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 8 at 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Wednesday, May 16 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, May 19 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, Jun 7 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM