Southern Nevada Section

Annual Awards Meeting, April 28, 2015

Come join us for a special evening of food and drink

as we celebrate student and member achievement.


Annual Award Ceremony


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Stan Fulton Building, Salon B & C

Corner of Swenson and Flamingo

Free parking in back, enter from Flamingo Rd.

5:30 ‐ 6:30 PM  Reception and Dinner

6:30 – 8:00 PM‐Presentation of Awards and Guest Speaker


Speaker:  E. Ann Nalley

Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma

Past President, American Chemical Society

Innovation the Key to Our Future


 Abstract:  Today, personal innovation is more important than ever. Organizations are desperate for creative people who see things differently, who can quickly size up problems and develop creative solutions to them.  For those who start new businesses innovation is critical to the survival and growth of these businesses. This presentation will review the history of innovation in our country and how it has contributed to economic development.  Universities play a key role in supporting innovation as they train future scientists and engineers and as they help to recruit and train the best and brightest into science.  Through the years I have had the opportunity to help start 7 new businesses and to work in other businesses with individuals who were highly successful entrepreneurs.  What is the role of a professional society and especially the ACS in supporting and promoting innovation and what does the future hold for this country as we compete with other countries for economic growth?


Biographical:      Dr. Ann Nalley is a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering at Cameron University, a position that she has held since 1969.  B. S. Chemistry, Northeastern Oklahoma State University, M. S. Chemistry, Oklahoma State University, Ph.D. in Radiation Chemistry, Texas Woman's University. Her research includes new product development and solving industrial problems in the area of cosmetic analysis, nanostructural materials, applied research in the petroleum industry and computer molecular modeling.  President of the American Chemical Society in 2006.  ACS Board of  Directors, 10 years.   ACS councilor for 25 years.  Deputy Chair, Mata Conferences which bring scientists together in the Middle East.