Chicago Section American Chemical Society


Holiday Party: Melissa TIsoncik "Chemistry of Chocolate"


December 13, 2019
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Benedictine University - Goodwin Hall of Business
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL, IL 6032



Melissa Tisoncik is the R&D Director at Blommer Chocolate Company. She manages a national team that provides technical services and product development support for Blommer in North America, Canada and China locations. She has a B.S. in chemistry from Illinois Wesleyan University and a M.S. in food science from the University of Illinois. Her research centered on the impact of emulsifiers on fat bloom formation and sensory qualities in dark chocolate formulations.  Additionally, Melissa has developed and taught courses on the chemistry of chocolate throughout Illinois to high school/adult levels with the Illinois Science Council.  She is the AACT Chicago chapter chairperson, an alumni of the Student Outreach PMCA Program, a member on the NCA Young Professional Board, and a recipient of the NCA Future Leadership Award.   She is passionate about chocolate, Chicago, cats, fitness and her family.



5:30 - 6:15  Registration, Social Hour, and Poster Session
6:15 - 6:30  Pre-Dinner Presentation (Benedictine student speaker TBD)
6:30 - 7:15  Dinner 
7:15 - 7:20  Introductory remarks
7:20 - 7:35  Iota Sigma Pi raffle results and distribution of Chicago ACS door prizes
7:35 - 7:40  Presentation of the Chair's gavel to incoming 2020 Chicago ACS Chair
7:40 - 8:30  Main Presentation


MAIN SITE:  Benedictine University, Goodwin Hall,  room GN-411
REMOTE LOCATION #1: Purdue University Northwest (Hammond, IN)

DINNER - Main site only:

Buffet dinner menu:

Dinner Rolls
Garden Salad
Ice Water
Sliced Marinated Grilled Flank Steak
Poached Salmon
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Chef’s Choice Seasonal Vegetable
Chocolate Sheet Cake

Cash bar will be open 5:30-7:30



Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, December 10
Lecture-only Registration Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday, December 12

QUESTIONS OR NON-WEB RESERVATIONS?  Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email (info@chicagoacs.org).




Benedictine University
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532

Map & Directions: https://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/benedictine_mapdir_goodwin.pdf

Campus map: http://www.ben.edu/about/upload/MapUpdate1016-web.pdf. Goodwin Hall is building 8 on the map. Parking is easy – right next door in the garage marked building 7.







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