Chapter Meeting & Golf Outing - September 21st 

Deer Run Golf Club

13955 Cascade Rd. SE

Lowell, MI 49331


(616) 897-8481


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During our event students are highly encouraged to showcase their latest scientific achievements during the breaks and happy hour. Contact Kausar Malik with the topic of your poster so we know how many easel's to have available at the event!

Event Schedule

8:00 - 8:45

Registration &

Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00

Welcome & Introductions

9:00 - 10:45

Nick Roelofs

Gravel Bottom

Craft Brewery & Supply

10:45 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:00

Durant Scholz

Active Concepts

12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 3:00

Golf Scramble

Games for Non-Golfers

3:00 - 5:30 Happy Hour & Golf Prizes

Event Pricing

Member Pricing

   Breakfast/Talk/Lunch Only - $30

   Happy Hour Only - $30

   Golf with Happy Hour - $45

   All Day without Golf - $60

   All Day with Golf - $75


Non-Member Pricing

   Breakfast/Talk/Lunch Only - $40

   Happy Hour Only - $40

   Golf with Happy Hour - $55

   All Day without Golf - $80

   All Day with Golf - $95


Student Pricing

   All Day without Golf - $25

   All Day with Golf - $40

Member & Student Registration

Member/Student Registration
Dietary Restrictions
Over 21?
Company/Academic Institution

Non-Member Registration

Non-Member Registration
Dietary Restrictions
Over 21?
Company/Academic Institution

Our Speakers

Nick Roelofs



Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery & Supply


Science Behind Beer Making


Nick Roelofs, Head of Brewing Operations at Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery and Supply, has a completely unrelated degree in English from Aquinas College of Grand Rapids, Michigan. An early obsession with craft beer drove his interest in homebrewing, which led to the pursuit of a career within the craft beer industry. An avid homebrewer since 2009, he began his career by apprenticing at Grand Rapids Brewing Company in downtown Grand Rapids in 2012. In 2013, he transitioned to Gravel Bottom, where he brewed alongside Brett Langschied until his departure in early 2017. Since then, he has been in charge of operations and has produced some of Gravel Bottom’s mainstay beers such as Dam Good IPA, Nooky Pale, and the renowned S’mores Stout.  

Durant Scholz


President/Chief Visionary Officer

Active Concepts, LLC


Fermentation: Traditional Technology Marches Forward


While fermentation can be argued to be one of man’s oldest technologies; the chemical breakdown of substances by microbes continues to drive cosmetic trends. Starting with the adoption of faex, yogurt, acidophilus, LYCD and advancing to todays’ fascination with biofermented plant materials; the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries embrace of fermentation technology continues to grow. Global interest in Green and Sustainable chemistries will likely fuel continued investment in fermentation technologies. Ongoing discoveries into the skin’s microbiome structure and function will continue to inform and shape fermentation application research. This presentation will provide an overview of the subject and prognosticate on where it may lead in the near future.


Durant Scholz, President and founder of Active Concepts, LLC, has a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He began his career as a chemist at Fabergé. Following his tenure in the Clinique Skin Care department at Estée Lauder, Durant became the Director of Technical Marketing at Brooks Industries. There he managed both domestic and international marketing, as well as sales and product development. In 2000, Durant founded Active Concepts, which has become a multinational company with facilities in Lincolnton, North Carolina as well as Milan, Italy, Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Tokyo, Japan.   

Upcoming Events

SCC MI 4th Quarter Meeting & Officer Installation

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm


Eberhard Center

301 West Fulton

Room 210

Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6495


Speaker 1: David Tyrell, Global Skincare Analyst, Mintel "Beauty Devices & Consumers"


Speaker 2: TBD

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