Tampa Bay Local Section

Catalent Pharma Solutions Tour

A facility tour of Catalent Pharma Solutions, located in St. Petersburg, is planned for either 3/27/19 or 4/10/19.  I will know by 2/25/19 and send all of the details out to the Senior Chemists.  Contact Russ,  if you have any questions.  

National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC)

We had a great tour and lunch on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. We toured the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) in Pinellas County. 

We did this tour two years ago and it was a great experience! We will meet in the lobby area at 10:15 AM to pick up our badges. Each person needs a badge.
If you go to their web site (www.nfstc.org), they have a map with their location.

The tour was given by the CEO, who is a forensic chemist AND a member of the ACS!


After the tour, we met for lunch at. 

Senior Chemist Tour

The Senior Chemists had a tour of TestAmerica Tampa Labs on June 22, 2018.  17 people attended and after the tour they had lunch at the Great Eats Sandwich Company in Tampa. A good time was had by all.




Senior Chemist Lunch 3/7/18

The Senior Chemist Committee (SCC) hosted a lunch on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 to discuss upcoming activities for the Senior Chemists.  Twenty two attended.  Two senior chemists, who were hiring managers, went to Eckerd College to talk to the students about what they look for when interviewing a candidate for a job. For more information on the SCC contact Russ Odland.

Sun Hydraulics Tour: TBA

We met at the Sun Hydraulics facility 

After the tour, we met at Fuzzy's Taco Shop.  

Senior Chemists Tour: September 26, 2017

The Senior Chemists tour took place on September 26th, 2017. The tour took place at the Windward Design and Outdoor Furniture Manufacturer.




National Forensic Science Technology Center

We have a great tour and lunch set up for Monday, February 15, 2016, at 10:15 AM. One our Senior Chemists, Sid, gave us the contact.  Thank you Sid!!

We will have a tour of the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) in Pinellas County. The address is 

National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC)
8285 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 125
Largo, FL 33777

If you go to their web site, they have a map enclosed.  We will meet in the lobby area, as we all need badges to tour the facility.

The tour will be given by the CEO, who is a forensic chemist AND a member of the ACS!

Let us know if you are coming and who your guests are.  (Last tour we took, somebody told us his name and 'his wife'!  Please, we need to know the names of everyone for the badges.)

The tour will probably last 45-60 minutes and then we plan to go a country club for lunch that is only 4 miles away. We will have 3 to 5 tables, depending on the attendance.  The lunch will be in the main dinning room at:

Seminole Lake Country Club
6100 Augusta Blvd.
Seminole, FL 33777

The location is close to Park Blvd N and Park Street N (and Starkey Road).  You can use Google maps to find the specific directions.

Please get back to us by February 8, 2016, so we can forward the list to NFSTC.

Stump A Chemist

Our Senior Chemists are up to it again!

They challenged the public to stump them with their toughest chemistry questions. Using money awarded to them with a Senior Chemists Mini-Grant that was awarded by the national ACS, our chemists set up a table outside of Panera Bread and had a good cup a coffee, good conversations, and a few laughs.

Thanks again to our Senior Chemists Group for keeping our Section fun!


Sweetwater Desalination Tour

Our Senior Chemists met at the Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination PLant in Gibsonton, Florida on January 23, 2015 for a tour of the plant. Afterwards, they enjoyed lunch at Circles Waterfront Restaurant. Thanks to Russ Odland for organizing the event!



Port Manatee Tour

Our Senior Chemists Group organized a tour and lunch at the Port of Manatee on November 2, 2014. A great time was had by all!

We hope you'll enjoy our photos and that you'll join us in our next event!