André explained his creations, and interestingly described the feelings and emotions he experienced while creating the art. It became clear that André’s journey as an artist was directed by his intuition, and that his artistic expression may be a way for him to venerate his ancestors. Kevin was able to speak to the ancient theology depicted in some of André’s images. Jason Lye was able to talk about ancient colorants that were in use in Africa up to 150,000 years ago, as well as the complex coloration methodologies used by ancient Egyptians and northern Africans.
As service to the community, Jason participated in a collaborative morning of fun & education spinning paint colors onto vinyl records. The children aged 7 to 15 years learned about paint: what it is, what it contains, how it works, and more importantly a little about polymers. By the end of the morning, they could identify common polymers around them, including their own skin, clothing, as well as plastics and coatings.
When children sit with folded arms, their forearms resemble the double bonds of monomers. They learned that chemists can make the double bonds in monomers open up (just like unfolding arms) and now, they can now hold the hands of their neighbors to make a chain – just like in polymer chains. They learned about how long polymer chains give liquid paint viscosity or thickness – so it doesn’t just fall off the wall. Then, they learned about color mixing and centrifugal forces, as they drizzled paint onto spinning vinyl records to make their colored discs. It was a fun and rewarding morning.
I’m always careful not to post pictures of other people’s children without their parents – but once the kids had all had a turn, then it was time for Sheriff Maddox and her deputies to join in on the play as well. Jahari Soward (My eSteam Kit; TechBridge Inc.; NPursuit Careers) led and organized the event. A big thank you to the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Maddox and her team, for hosting the summer camp.
Bought to life with video footage, case studies, a pop-up glossary and original illustrations, “Prototype to Profit” journeys the path of inventors wishing to commercialize their own product, including budgeting, funding, marketing, deal making with collaborators, creativity-on-demand, intellectual property basics, and IP strategy. The multimedia book boils down years of experience including new product development, problem solving, intellectual property (IP) strategy, and entrepreneur ship. Prototype to Profit was completed during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and includes examples of company pivots and adaptations that helped enterprises survive the rough years of Covid-19 lockdown. Published by ACS, the book is included in the inaugural “InFocus” series, brought to life through videos, animations, and “Day in the Life” case studies, delivered in an e-reader that enables learning when it suits you.
Lyco Works has been working with Slingshot Product Development Group in Lawrenceville GA recently. Here’s how we’ve been helping their clients develop an IP strategy to help patent protect the new products that Slingshot creates for them…
You’ve got to eat, so why not log in and learn as you munch? Our speakers Kemal Oflus and Brian Washington (JMP) will walk us through modern Design of Experiment techniques that can explore multiple variables with a minimal number of tests. Brian will be demonstrating the JMP platform to show how DOE techniques can make work formulation faster, and more efficient.
11:30am – 12:30am Eastern, Friday November 5th via Zoom.
Please register for tomorrow’s Lunch ‘n Learn on statistical experimental design, presented by: JMP a SAS Company. This Zoom meeting is part of the Georgia Local Section of the American Chemical Society event programming.
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Dr. Cynthia Boxrud formulated a pharmaceutical active into a cream and used it in her plastic surgery practice. She found that it significantly reduced the dark discoloration and swelling under the eyes.
Case #1: Before
Case #2: Before
Four products were developed, and sold on the QVC Shopping Channel. The product was successful in the marketplace, however, Dr. Boxrud made the decision to return to her surgical practice full time, and eventually decided to sell the technology.