Oklahoma Local Section

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September Meeting: Oklahoma Chemistry of the Year
Date:
Thursday 17 Nov 2016

Speaker: Frankie Wood-Black
Director of Process Technology
Northern Oklahoma College

Title: UNFORESEEN OUTCOMES: Adventures as a Result of Unintended Consequences

Location: Oklahoma State University
208 Wes Watkins Center, Stillwater, OK  74078
(big globe at corner of Washington & Hall of Fame)
map: http://geosys.okstate.edu/interactive-maps/campus-map.aspx

Reservations
Deadline: Monday, Nov 14th, 5 pm
RSVP is NOT required to attend the presentation.
Contact: Allen Apblett
405-744-5943
allen.apblett@okstate.edu

Printable Meeting Flyer (suitable for posting)

Abstract

It always sounds good at the time. And, each of us has a bias towards looking at the positives. Yet, there are the unforeseen and not always predictable impacts that change the course of an individual’s career, a company’s future, and how things get accomplished. Could you image the ultimate impact of a book? Could you image the impact of what was thought to be a “good idea?” Could you image the impact of one conversation? The story of our profession, and our individual paths are impacted by these unforeseen outcomes. Let’s take a walk through the last 30 years and examine some of the more interesting tipping points.

Biography

Dr. Wood-Black was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon. She received her BS degree from Central State University in Edmond, OK, in 1984, and an MBA degree from Regis University in 2002. Her PhD was completed at Oklahoma State University in physics from OSU in 1989. She has been named the 2016 Oklahoma Chemist of the Year.

She accepted a position as a Research Scientist at Phillips Petroleum Company followed by a position as an Environmental Scientist. She then became a Technology Site Manager, followed by appointment as a Technology Services marketing Manager at Phillips Petroleum. After working at a number of positions at ConocoPhillips from 2002-2007, she joined Trihydro Corporation as Senior Air Professional until 2013. A position as Principal of Sophic Pursuits and Adjunct Professor at OSU was then accepted. As of 2014, she became Director of Process Technology at Northern Oklahoma College.

Her research focus in an industrial setting has been on plant environmental compliance and air regulation, safety, and crisis management. Her work with the ACS has involved many initiatives, especially in chemical health, public outreach, and career development. Such items are of interest to all chemists.

Details

Schedule:        
6:00 - 6:30            Social Hour
6:30 - 7:30            Dinner
7:30 - 8:30            Presentation

Location:

Menu: Buffet Menu Catered by Bad Brad's Bar-B-Q
Brisket
Pulled Pork
Cowboy Beans
Potato Salad
Cherry Cobbler
Ice Tea and Lemonade

Cost: Members:  $25.00;      Students:  $10.00

Directions

Oklahoma State University
208 Wes Watkins Center, Stillwater, OK  74078
(big globe at corner of Washington & Hall of Fame)
map: http://geosys.okstate.edu/interactive-maps/campus-map.aspx

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