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Get Involved in NCW 2017!

 

National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based ACS program that unites local sections, technical divisions, student chapters, businesses, schools, and individuals in celebrating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. NCW celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, October 22-28, 2017, with the theme, “Chemistry Rocks!”

 

There are many ways to participate in NCW. You can celebrate with us by planning an NCW event, such as planning a visit to a natural history museum or National Park. Be sure to take advantage of educational resources for K-12 teachers, including fun promotional products, informational slide decks, chemistry publications, and more.

 

Also, don’t forget to encourage students to participate in the Illustrated Poem Contest, where students can show off their creativity for a chance to win cash prizes.

Want to get started? Contact your NCW Coordinator today to request resources, materials, and event support.

Will you be in DC for the National Meeting?  Come be a part of history and to help illustrate chemistry’s importance to the world!

 

Join us at 10 a.m. on August 21 at the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Ballroom A/B at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., as we try to break the current record of 1,018 attendees, set by Technopolis and Essenscia in Antwerp, Belgium, on May 5, 2015. Everyone who attends will receive a unique t-shirt to commemorate the occasion, along with plenty of other surprises.

Even though we’re attempting to put on the world’s largest chemistry lesson, space in the lecture hall is limited. We expect unprecedented demand for this event, but we don’t want to leave you out. Register Now http://connect.acspubs.org/gwrto get more information on attending this special, record-breaking lecture.

 

 

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U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad program proudly announced the extraordinary performance of the Alpha Kappa Team at the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad competition, which concluded July 15, 2017, in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

 

Harrison Wang of The Hinsdale Central High School, IL, won the fifth highest ranking gold medal;

Steven Liu of Monta Vista High School, CA,

Joshua Park of Lexington High School, MA, and

Brendan Yap from Carmel High School, IN also earned gold medals.

 

The USA Team competed against 293 students from 75 countries.

 

Congratulations Team USA for this great achievement!

The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad is proud to announce the finalists who will represent the U.S. at the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad in Nakhom Pathon, Thailand, July 6 - 15, 2017.

 

The members of the U.S. Team Alpha Kappa are:

 

Steven Liu of Monta Vista High School, CA, Santa Clara Valley Local Section

Joshua Park of Lexington High School, MA, Northeastern Local Section             

Harrison Wang, from Hinsdale Central High School, IL, Chicago Local Section

Brendan Yap, from Carmel High School, IN, Indiana Local Section; and

 

Alternates:

1st alternate: Jeffrey Shi of Marcellus High School, NY, Central New York Local Section

2nd alternate: Aniket Dehadrai of Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, OK, Oklahoma Local Section; 

 

 

The Team U.S. will travel to Thailand accompanied by mentors:

  1. Dr. Michael Danahy, Bowdoin College, ME, College Mentor
  2. Dr. Patrick Chan, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, NY, High School Mentor
  3. Dr. Christine Saber, Gannon University, PA, College Mentor

 

Congratulations and we wish the U.S. Team lots of luck in Nakhom Pathon!

The Committee on Corporation Associates provides funding for ACS Local Sections and International Chapters to promote industry-focused events at the local section and international chapter level. Events such as job fairs with local chemical employers, résumé writing workshops, networking receptions, and panel discussions with industry leaders benefit local section and international chapter members employed in industry.

 

Upon review and approval of submissions, Corporation Associates will fund up to $1,000 to help subsidize the costs associated with hosting these events.

 

To apply for the grant, visit the Corporation Associates webpage.

 

Deadline for submissions is July 1. Winners be notified no later than September 15.

The 9th edition of Chemistry in Context is here! And on June 16 & 17 you can attend a workshop to learn how to best use the text with your curriculum. Designed to teach chemistry at the undergraduate level to non-majors, CiC addresses real-world issues and extracts the chemistry involved, as opposed to traditional texts that teach about atoms first and then make the real-world connection. For $100 you can spend a-day-and-a-half with four authors to learn more about the features the book offers a chemistry course.

 

Information: Visit www.acs.org/cic or email CiC@acs.org

Register: http://bit.ly/2mZQxs6 (registration closes May 24)

Register Today for the lowest rates to the 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) held June 13-15, 2017 in Reston, Virginia.

 

Early Registration closes April 28!

 

This premier Conference on green chemistry and engineering annually hosts over five hundred participants from around the world in industry, government, and academia to share research breakthroughs as well as business and education strategies to ensure a green and sustainable future.

 

\Join the conversation and experience the growing momentum around green chemistry and engineering at the 2017 GC&E Conference!  For topics covered visit the program page on the Conference website.

Are you looking for a creative way to recognize an outstanding K–12 teacher of chemistry in your area?  Consider sponsoring their membership to the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT)!

 

AACT was launched by ACS in 2014 to provide customized support for precollege teachers.  It makes a great gift for award winners, new teachers, and everyone interested in improving their chemistry classroom.  AACT members also receive access to an online library of classroom resources, a periodical about teaching chemistry in the K–12 classroom, a subscription to ChemMatters, and more. 

 

To learn more about how to sponsor AACT membership for a local teacher, please visit teachchemistry.org/sponsor.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 class of ACS Fellows; the deadline for nominations is April 6, 2017. The selection of ACS Fellows is based on two criteria:

 

  • Documented excellence and leadership that has an impact in the science, the profession, education, and/or management
  • Documented excellence and leadership in volunteer service, based on specific results achieved, in service to the ACS and its membership and community.

 

Nominations are submitted online and are solicited from ACS National Committees, Local Sections, and Divisions, as well as from individual members. ACS looks forward to receiving your nominations and the opportunity to recognize our members who are making an impact. Please visit www.acs.org/fellows for additional information.

 

  • CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstracts are open for submission from January 4, 2017 to February 13, 2017. Submit for presentation at the 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) held June 13-15, 2017 in Reston, Virginia.

This premier conference on green chemistry and engineering gathers hundreds of participants from industry, government, and academia every year to share research as well as education and business strategies to ensure a green and sustainable future.

If you are interested in contributing your part to GC&E by presenting a paper, or would like to see a listing of topics to be covered, visit the technical track program page at this year’s conference website.

 

  • STUDENT AWARDS

Deadlines for student green chemistry awards start February 13, 2017!

Apply now for the Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship, Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award and ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Student Travel Grants. Outstanding scholars, from undergrad to post-doc to early career, have the opportunity to receive travel reimbursement to present their research, be recognized for excellence in research,  and advance their careers through participating at green chemistry conferences or trainings. For more information, please click here.

 

  • EARLY REGISTRATION (Starts Feb. 15)

Register for the lowest rates to the 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) held June 13-15, 2017 in Reston, Virginia. Early Registration opens tomorrow, February 15, through April 28!

This premier conference on green chemistry and engineering hosts over 500 participants annually from around the world in industry, government and academia to share research breakthroughs as well as business and education strategies to ensure a green and sustainable future.

Join the conversation and experience the growing momentum around green chemistry and engineering at the 2017 GC&E Conference! For topics covered, visit the program page on the conference website.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program is now accepting nominations for 2017 ACS Fellows. The selection of ACS Fellows is based on two criteria:

  • Documented excellence and leadership that has an impact in the science, the profession, education, and/or management; and
  • Documented excellence and leadership in volunteer service, based on specific results achieved, in service to the ACS and its membership and community. 

 

Nominees and nominators must be current members (including retired and emeritus members) in good standing of the ACS.  Former members or deceased members will not be considered as nominees. Current members of the ACS Fellows Selection Committee, ACS Fellows Oversight Committee, ACS Board of Directors, and current ACS staff are not eligible to be nominees or nominators. 

 

Nominations are solicited from ACS National Committees, Local Sections, and Divisions, as well as from individual members. Self-nominations are not accepted.  Each nomination requires a primary nominator and two secondary nominators, each of whom must provide a letter of recommendation.  The online nomination form also requires the following nominee information: Code of Conduct, Award Citations, Professional Organization Affiliations, Volunteer Service to the ACS Community, Contributions to the Science/Profession, Honors and Awards, and Resume/CV. The Primary Nominator is responsible for submitting the nomination. 

 

Detailed guidelines and instructions for submitting nominations are at www.acs.org/fellows. The deadline for nominations is April 6, 2017 [11:59 PDT].

 

ACS looks forward to receiving your nominations and the opportunity to recognize our members who are making an impact.

The Stan Israel Award was established to recognize individuals and/or institutions that have advanced diversity in the chemical sciences and significantly stimulated or fostered activities that promote inclusiveness within the region.  Nominees may come from academia, industry, government or independent entities, and may also be organizations, including ACS local Sections and divisions. The nominee must have created and fostered ongoing programs or activities that result in increased numbers of person from diverse and underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, or women that participate in the chemical enterprise.

 

The deadline for the following meetings CERM, MARM, NORM, GLRM, is March 1, 2017.  Please visit https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/awards/other/diversity/sta n-israel-award.html for requirements and additional information.

The American Chemical Society has issued a statement on the Presidential Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”.

The ACS Council Policy Committee is hosting the 2017 New Councilor Orientation Program & Reception for all newly elected Councilors and Alternate Councilors on Saturday, April 1, in San Francisco, CA starting at 3:30 PM with a reception to follow from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Hotel Nikko, Nikko Ballroom III.  New Councilors and Alternate Councilors will have an opportunity to meet with other ACS leaders, learn more about the Society and ACS committees, and establish mentoring relationships. If you are a new Councilor or an Alternate Councilor, please mark your calendars for this event and plan to attend. We look forward to seeing in San Francisco!

 

More details regarding the orientation program will be posted to the Councilor Group on the ACS Network in January 2017 at https://communities.acs.org/groups/councilor-group.

 

 

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The American Chemical Society (ACS) will host the inaugural ACS Industry Symposium in Hyderabad, India November 11-12, 2016. The event will feature lectures on Recent Advances in Drug Development by the world’s leading researchers and experts in pharma.

 

The meeting will mark the launch of an annual industry symposium that will be dedicated to covering topics of importance to industry professionals around the world. The Symposium will feature opportunities for discussion during networking sessions and catered meals.

 

We are seeking attendees from all facets of the pharma industry in India.  Anyone who is interested in attending is invited to register for the event at http://acssymposium.org.in/. For those who are not yet ACS members, a membership to the American Chemical Society is included in the registration fee.