The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists will be held on Dec. 9-10 at the New York Hilton. The Suppliers’ Cocktail Reception, which enables both sides of the supplier/buyer partnership to interact, has become a social highlight of this must-attend event.
The cost of this party is divided evenly among its sponsors and participation will not exceed $1,000. All sponsoring companies will have their names printed in the SCC program and preprint book.
If your organization or company is interested in sponsoring the reception, and to insure that your company’s name will receive appropriate credit, contact Bill Cowen at SCC no later than Nov. 1.
Midwest Chapter Scholarship Applications Due Oct. 15
Every year, the Midwest Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists offers multiple $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students exhibiting excellence in either coursework or research in the fields of chemistry, biology, cosmetic or allied sciences. The deadline for this year’s application in Oct. 15.
Special consideration will be given to students actively pursuing careers in cosmetic science, according to the Chapter. Applicants must have a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
For more information, contact Eugene Frank at Raani Corporation, (708) 496-8025 ext. 221; Fax: (708) 496-8906.
Safety Assessment Workshop Is Nov. 12 at FDU
On Nov. 12, the New York Chapter of SCC will hold a one-day Safety Assessment of Cosmetics Ingredients and Formulations Workshop at Farleigh Dickinson University in Hackensack, NJ. The event has been put together to offer guidance to individuals in the industry who are concerned with present approaches and future implications related to regulations and environmental issues.
The one-day workshop is designed to present key aspects of specific safety assessment issues related to skin and eye adverse effects. The core of this workshop is focused on the understanding of current available methodologies, their scope and limitations. While irritation is a superficial reversible reaction, sensitization and corrosion can leave both biochemical and physical marks on the skin, eye and systemic immunity. Understanding the mechanisms that lead to these reactions is a key in the development of testing methodologies.
Compounds that are applied to the skin and are likely to absorb either UV or visible light and are used in daytime can potentially cause photo-toxicity reaction. Photo-toxicity reaction, irritation or sensitization in nature occurs only when the potentially toxic compound is exposed to light.
The cost is $15 for members, $50 for non-members, and students and unemployed are free.
The Sky’s the Limit for NYSCC Oct. 23 Charity Event
The New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists continues its philanthropic activities with its Chairman’s Charity Event to be held Oct. 23 at Liberty Science Center (LSC), Jersey City, NJ. The event, which benefits Reading Is Fundamental, will include a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Skyscraper Exhibit, with dinner and dancing from 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Attendees can take in LSC’s new exhibit, “Skyscraper! Achievement and Impact,” where they can learn about the science, technology, planning and construction behind these amazing structures. Skyscrapers demonstrate applications of science and technology integral to the design, construction and life span of a tall building, all in the context of the daily lives of those who use them.
At 12,800 sq. feet—including a 1,500-sq.-foot mezzanine gallery—Skyscraper is the largest permanent exhibition at Liberty Science Center. Guests will discover many aspects of skyscraper design and engineering, from the basic physics of elevator operation to a “curtain wall” test chamber that produces nor’easter-like winds to assess building materials. They can also learn how environmentally conscious architects and engineers apply “green” design principles to create more sustainable buildings.
In the exhibit, attendees can get the feel of being at a real construction site by exploring the science behind skyscraper construction, such as prepping the foundation, erecting steel, operating a crane, testing the properties of hydraulic systems and even walking along an I-beam situated well above the gallery floor.
SCC MeetingsOct. 7-8: Naturally Carolina Symposium, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC.
More info: www.carolinascc.org
Oct. 19: Connecticut Chapter, monthly meeting, Zotos International Inc., Darien, CT.
More info: www.ctscc.org
Oct. 20: New York Chapter, Cosmetic Technology Transfer Conference, Woodbridge Hilton, Woodbridge, NJ.
More info: www.nyscc.org
Oct. 21: Southwest Chapter, monthly meeting.
More info: www.swscc.org
Oct. 23: New York Chapter, Chairman’s Charity Event, Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ.
More info: www.nyscc.org