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The Wabash Valley Local section would like to congratulate and celebrate with Ed Mottel in his 50th year as an ACS member.  Ed Mottel specialized in inorganic chemistry and computers in chemical education throughout his more than 35 years on the Rose-Hulman faculty.  He also has helped educate Vigo County school teachers in how to incorporate chemistry concepts into their classroom activities, and has coordinated Chemistry Olympiad events for local high-school students.  Congratulations and we look forward to your leadership and continued enthusiasm for our local ACS section!

Teresa Tarbuck

Education Night

Posted by Teresa Tarbuck Mar 18, 2020

To minimize the speed of spread of COVID-19, Education Night at Rose-Hulman, April 20th, has been cancelled.  We are planning on recognizing outstanding chemistry students and giving individual awards through the postal service at a later date.

Teresa Tarbuck

Future of Food

Posted by Teresa Tarbuck Feb 1, 2020

Don't miss out on this month's Program in a Box at ISU or Vincennes University.  Interview the expert Joseph Puglisi from the Stanford School of Medicine.  Food impacts major problems facing humanity—health, sustainability, global warming, poverty and inequality.  Learn how the chemistry community can work to address these challenges through food science in this interactive online video event hosted by the American Chemical Society.

Teresa Tarbuck

Marvelous Metals

Posted by Teresa Tarbuck Oct 15, 2019

Join us for the Program in a Box Webinar Marvelous Metals October 22 at 6:45 in the Vincennes Technical Auditorium, Vincennes Campus or at Indiana State University in the Science Building.

 

- 3/9/2019

Jamie Heinrich

Win your own cartoon!

Posted by Jamie Heinrich Mar 29, 2019

Win your own Sidney Harris original cartoon! A contest will be held in which ACS members can submit “one original cartoon caption” of 35 words or less. Cartoonist Sidney Harris will draw a cartoon based on the winning caption. The grand prize winner will receive the original cartoon based on his/her winning caption. The runner-up will receive a personally autographed copy of one of Harris's most famous cartoons chosen by Harris. For more information and the official entry form, go to: http://acshist.scs.illinois.edu/index.php.

 

- 1/14/2019

The incongruity of the reviewers’ comments with the criteria that one thinks should govern the evaluation of a paper or proposal is what makes the cartoon funny. But, as is always true in Sidney Harris’s cartoons, there is another message under the surface: Perhaps scientists should embrace the “broader audience” of their papers, or the “outreach” criteria of the granting agencies more openheartedly. Nothing in the nature of the world or the understanding of scientists would be damaged if humor and suspense were allowed to enter scientific papers. Gatekeepers relax!

 

-- Roald Hoffmann, Cornell University

 

- 1/14/2019

 

- 1/14/2019

Jamie Heinrich

ACS Program in a Box

Posted by Jamie Heinrich Mar 29, 2019

Voyage to Mars: Red Planet Chemistry

 

October 23, 2018 was a success! At Vincennes University 46 in attendance including students and faculty.

 

Please visit our Image Gallery for pictures.

 

 

- 11/2/2018

The Executive Committee fall meeting is this Wednesday at 6:00 pm at Mongers Pub. See you there.

 

- 9/24/2018

Jamie Heinrich

Education Night

Posted by Jamie Heinrich Mar 29, 2019

Thank you Stephanie Poland and Rose-Hulman for hosting the Wabash Valley ACS awards night.

 

- 5/11/2018