‘Coins And Chemistry’ To Be Discussed Oct. 25

“Coins and Chemistry” will be the topic at the Penn-York Section of the American Chemical Society’s meeting on Friday, Oct. 25.

Presenter at the dinner meeting at Moon Brook Country Club in Jamestown will be Charles Brininger, Penn-York ACS secretary-treasurer and former chair.

Brininger is a retired chemistry professor at Jamestown Community College, where he taught college, organic and analytical chemistry; Chemistry for Allied Health; Criminalistics; chemistry for non-majors; forensics; and Kids’ Chemistry. A two-time recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence, he remains an adjunct professor.

While full-time at JCC, Brininger served in a variety of capacities including chair of the Life Science Division and Academic Standings Committee, president of the Faculty Association and as a faculty mentor. He co-authored a benchmark study on the chemistry of Chautauqua Lake, was an adjunct professor of chemistry at the Rochester Institute of Technology and worked with local manufacturers as an industrial chemical consultant. A graduate of Hiram College in Ohio, he received his Master of Science in chemistry from the University of Michigan.

One of the early members of the Jamestown Coin Club, Brininger has been its president since 2003. The club has about 70 members attending monthly meetings and auctions. Brininger’s Powerpoint presentation will address periodicity, crystal systems, ore extraction, alloys and United States denomination composition, toning and cleaning – topics of interest to both chemists and coin collectors.

Check-in begins at 6 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. dinner. The presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Moon Brook Country Club is at 2879 N. Main St. Ext., Jamestown, just north of Exit 12 on I-86.

Dinner costs $10 for students and $20 for any adults. Reservations for dinner must be made by Monday, Oct. 21, by calling Nancy Bryant, society chairperson, at 376-7540 or emailing nancybryant@mail.sunyjcc.edu with a selection of prime rib, eggplant parmesan, or butter crumb haddock.

The American Chemical Society is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization that represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry. Penn-York is the largest geographical Section of the ACS, covering the western Southern Tier of New York and the adjacent area of Pennsylvania.