ACS Orlando Local Section

Representing Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole,
Sumter, and Volusia Counties

Family Event March 17

Family Event

Saturday, March 17 from 11am to 1pm

Orlando Wetlands Park  

25155 Wheeler Rd, Christmas, FL 32709, 


Enjoy the great outdoors, hiking, and a tram tour with your chemistry colleagues.  Lunch will be provided - please rsvp to Laura Sessions.  


Note that the executive committee will follow the event.

General Meeting April 7

Orlando Section General Meeting

Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 1:00-2:30pm

Valencia College’s Lake Nona Campus, room 148

12350 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, 


Dr. Bob Rolle will present a talk on his experiences in the dietary supplement industry.

Talk Summary: Dr. Rolle will trace the development of the FDA from its beginnings emanating from outrage sparked by exposes of the meat packing industry which led President Teddy Roosevelt to press for reforms. Congress enacted the Food and Drug Act of 1906 which established the beginning of the Food and Drug Administration as we know it today. From this beginning, consequences of ingesting or using commercial preparations sometimes with tragic results, led congress to add regulations over time at watershed moments with substantial governmental regulatory acts in 1938, 1962, 1984, 1990 and 1994. Dr. Rolle will discuss the dynamics of the dietary supplement industry following our government's 1994 Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act relative to causes of low quality (not meeting label claims, contamination, etc.) together with efforts by organizations to provide quality safeguards.

About the Speaker: Dr. Rolle earned a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Purdue University and a Postdoc from the University of London in physical organic chemistry. During a long career in health care research and development at Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies as well as UL-Health, Dr. Rolle worked on drugs, medical devices and consumer products including dietary supplements. In recent years he was invited to speak on several occasions in China where he lectured on FDA regulations. Later in his career he became an expert on dietary supplements during which he audited manufacturer facilities domestically and internationally.

Hope to see you at the meeting! And, bring a friend to hear about this important issue.



Earth Day Outreach April 21

Earth Day Outreach

Saturday, March 21 from 10am to 6pm

Lake Eola 

ACS Orlando will host a booth at the Central Florida Earth Day 2018 event.  Please contact Emily Heider to get involved. 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Apr 7 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Saturday, Apr 21 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, Apr 21 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 19 at 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM