Central Ohio Valley Section
of the
American Chemical Society

April 2017 Awards Night

Thursday, April 27

6:00 Dinner

         John Marshall Dining Room

         Memorial Student Center

            Marshall University


Cost for dinner is $17.25 for Chicken Marsala, $17.95 for Maple Bourbon Pork Loin or $15.25 for Vegetarian Pasta per person, RSVP required by Monday April 24, 2017.

RSVP to Stacy Good at good2@marshall.edu or by phone at 304-696-2430. Please indicate meal choice of Maple Bourbon Pork Loin, Chicken Marsala, Vegetarian Pasta.


7:00 Awards Ceremony

         Room 2W-22

Memorial Student Center

Marshall University


7:30 Presentation

         Dr. Kevin DiGregorio

Executive Director

         Chemical Alliance Zone

         South Charleston, WV       


A Brief History of the Chemical Industry in West Virginia ...

A Story of Resources and Circumstances


Many ... but certainly not all ... know that the modern petrochemical industry was born in West Virginia in 1920 with the discovery of hydrocarbon cracking to make ethylene.  But the chemical industry in the Mountain State got its start a few decades before that — and it subsequently grew over many decades — mostly because of abundant natural resources but also due to unfortunate circumstances ... World War I and World War II.  Nowadays, West Virginia's chemical industry is still strong and poised for a renaissance with the introduction of Marcellus shale and other newfound feedstocks.

Speaker Information

Biographical information about the speaker can be found at the Chemical Alliance Zone website. See http://cazwv.com/about-caz/staff/


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