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About RESC

Regional Scientists and Engineers of Cincinnati

Established in 1966, we are gathered from a variety of technical disciplines in the Greater Cincinnati area. If you are an engineer or scientist, either working or retired, join us for dining and scientific discussion/education with other members. We meet October through May to share knowledge and experiences while pursuing interests in technology and industry developments. All of our activities are nonsectarian, nonpolitical and nonfinancial.

Our activities include:
Lunch followed by
Technical Programs, often with PE CE/CPD credit
Tours of local centers of innovation.
Involvement and support in local S.T.E.M. competitions

This Months Program

Technical   Presentation   1:00   pm

Make a luncheon Reservation:

This Months Technical Program will be:

From Bench to Bedside

presented by

Margaret van Gilse, VP Bexion
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Starting with an update of our Phase I clinical trial and then take a look back at how we finally got to the clinic despite many many hurdles.
Bexion Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in Covington, KY, is a privately held company focused on developing innovative cures for cancer. Bexion's first-in-class biologic, BXQ-350, has demonstrated selective tumor targeting with the potential for clinical efficacy in a broad range of cancers. Bexion entered its Phase I clinical trial in mid-2016 at one or more leading cancer research centers in the US, focusing on patients with glioblastoma and other solid tumors.

Margaret van Gilse has specialized in health care marketing throughout her career and has held positions of increasing responsibility in education and healthcare consulting in Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Juan, Boulder and Nashville in addition to her current position in Covington as Vice President for Bexion Pharmaceuticals. She is responsible for raising investment capital, managing key government and academic relationships, and supporting the Company's clinical trial endeavors. Previously Ms. van Gilse was Vice President, Business Development for PrimeDP, a drug development consulting company. Ms. van Gilse has over 30 years of global business development, strategic planning and fund raising experience with entrepreneurial companies in various healthcare segments, including pharmaceuticals. Ms. van Gilse has served on the Northern Kentucky American Cancer Society, Gateway Community and Technical School, and Covington Business Council Boards. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from Thomas More College and her MBA from Xavier University. Ms. van Gilse resides in Covington, KY.


All future plans are subject to revision

December 19, 2017 Roaring Twenties Quartet Holiday Program

January 16, 2018 Paleoecology of the Mayans* Dr. David Lentz, UC Biology

February 20, 2018 Fusion Power* Jerry Black, Aerospace Engineer

March 20, 2018 Museum Center Restoration* Cody Hefner, Project Engineer

April 17, 2018 Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge* Bob McKenna, Executive VP, FAMCO

May 15, 2018 Advances in Material Science* Ashley Paz y Puente, UC Engineering

* Qualifies for CPD Credit

PE/CE Certificates

RESC offers PE/CE* Credit:

$5.00 for Non-members - Free to Members.

You are invited to join us for lunch at 11:30 am and attend the technical program for PE CE credit at 1:00 pm.

If you are unable to attend the luncheon you may attend the 1:00 pm program to obtain the CE Certificate but you must register with: Howard Heineke, (513) 733-4282, by 10:00 a.m. one day prior to the presentation or email CE Credit

To receive the PE CE Certificate, we will request your PE registration number and your PE name since certificates are prepared in advance.

According to our information OH, KY and IN have reciprocal agreements for PE credits.

There is no charge for attending just the program.

*PE Professional Engineer, CE Continuing Education

The Upcoming Tours

Make a tour Reservation:

The next tour of our this RESC season is planned for Cincinnati Observatory on Tuesday November 28rd at 7 - 9 PM

More details will be available in the current newsletter and at the November meeting.

The Upcoming Planned Tours for the 17-18 activities year are

Workhorse Electric Trucks*

Kroger Food Plant*

Fernald Museum*

L3T Cincinnati Electronics*

These are tenative plans and are subject to repeated changes. Be sure to check back here for the latest information.

Now is a good time to let the tour director know of any places you believe would provide an interesting tour. Including a contact would be helpful.