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1/31/11 - Cut & Paste

Posted by Kate Sellar Jan 31, 2011
What is Cut & Paste?

Cut & Paste is a valuable resource for ACS Local Section and Division editors/webmasters who want timely content for their website or newsletter.  Peruse the items listed and simply copy the information your audience will want to read into your newsletter or website.

 

 

Considering a Career in High School Chemistry Teaching?

 

The American Chemical Society (ACS) can help you pursue your dream of becoming a high school chemistry teacher with the ACS-Hach Second Career Teach Scholarship.  The ACS-Hach Second Career Teach Scholarship is awarded to professionals with work experience in chemistry-related fields. Scholarship recipients receive up to $6,000 for full-time study and up to $3,000 for part-time annually. Applications are due on April 1, 2011. Learn more about this exciting scholarship program at www.acs.org/hach.

 


 

Transform Your Classroom with an ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant

 

The ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant is awarded to teachers interested in enhancing the teaching and learning of high school chemistry. Applicants can receive up to $1,500 to support ideas that improve classroom learning, foster student development, and reveal the wonders of chemistry. Applications are due on April 1, 2011. Apply for the ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant today at www.acs.org/hach

The Bridging the Gap Nano-Grant for Celebrating IYC 2011's deadline has been extended to June 1st, 2011.  In addition, the award has been increased to $500 (previously $250).

Kate Sellar

1/18/2011 Cut & Paste

Posted by Kate Sellar Jan 18, 2011
What is Cut & Paste?

Cut & Paste is a valuable resource for ACS Local Section and Division editors/webmasters who want timely content for their website or newsletter.  Peruse the items listed and simply copy the information your audience will want to read into your newsletter or website.

 

 

Join the People to People Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Delegation*

 

Travel to Brazil with Nancy B. Jackson, Ph.D., and Russell J. Boyd, Ph.D., in May 2011 as a member of the People to People Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Delegation. A unique collaboration between the American Chemical Society, the Chemical Institute of Canada, and People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs will allow chemistry and engineering professionals to experience a cross-cultural exchange that's both professionally and personally rewarding. Join colleagues from around the world who understand the need for greater depth of knowledge in green chemistry and engineering.  RSVP by February 15, 2011 to join the delegation!  

 

*Also attached is an informational flyer containing additional information on the tour.

 

 

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Up to $1000 for Women Chemists who want to present at an ACS Meeting

 

It’s time for the WCC/Eli Lilly Travel award call for applications!  The deadline is February 15, 2011.  The travel grant is for attendance to an ACS meeting between July 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011.   Each award winner may get up to $1000.  For more information please visit the www.acs.org/diversity or you may contact diversity@acs.org.

Kate Sellar

1/10/2011 Cut & Paste

Posted by Kate Sellar Jan 10, 2011
What is Cut & Paste?

Cut & Paste is a valuable resource for ACS Local Section and Division editors/webmasters who want timely content for their website or newsletter.  Peruse the items listed and simply copy the information your audience will want to read into your newsletter or website.

 

January Upcoming ACS Webinars

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011. 2-3pm ET. ACS Webinars on “How to Find Jobs in Small Companies”. Are small companies hiring more scientists? Is it better to be the big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond? In today’s highly competitive job market, job hunters may need to explore options with both small and large companies. However, differences abound in looking for jobs for small companies! Join our speaker, John Borchardt, to learn how to evaluate your fit and to tailor your job hunting techniques to secure that job offer with small companies. More info and register at: http://acswebinars.org/borchardt

 

Thursday, January 13, 2011. 2-3pm ET. ACS Webinars on “Persuasion: A Crash Course for Scientists and Chemical Professionals”. It’s all about RESULTS. Do you know how to use persuasion to get the results you’re looking for? Whether you’re making a formal presentation to management or discussing data with a co-worker, you need to know the “science” of persuasion to be effective. Join our speaker, Lou Hampton, President of The Hampton Group, Inc., for a crash course on mastering persuasion for those in the chemical industry! More info and register at: http://acswebinars.org/hampton

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Gain A Competitive Edge with Short Courses From the ACS

 

There is something for every scientist at ACS Short Courses – and in 2011 they are going to be held in a city near you. Registration is open for Short Courses in:

Please visit www.ProEd.acs.org to see other course locations throughout the year and to register.

 

The ACS Office of Professional Education is continuously investing in new course development, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact us at shortcourses@acs.org and we’ll do our best to serve your technical training needs.

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ACS Announces the 2011 Schedule for Webcast Courses

 

The 2011 schedule for ACS Webcasts is out – and more courses have been added to the On Demand catalogue in addition to more dates for Webcast courses to fit your schedule. Please visit www.ProEd.acs.org for the full listing of courses and dates.

 

ACS Office of Professional Education has dramatically revamped its website and registration system so you can find the courses you’re looking for in no time.  Bookmark this link today: www.ProEd.acs.org.  You can now search short courses, webcast courses and on-demand courses by topic area, date, or location and even browse a full instructor list.

 

The Office of Professional Education is continuously investing in new course development, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for or have questions about a course, please contact us at shortcourses@acs.org and we’ll do our best to serve your technical training needs.

Kate Sellar

1/4/2011 Cut & Paste

Posted by Kate Sellar Jan 4, 2011
What is Cut & Paste?

Cut & Paste is a valuable resource for ACS Local Section and Division editors/webmasters who want timely content for their website or newsletter.  Peruse the items listed and simply copy the information your audience will want to read into your newsletter or website.

 

ACS Webinar Events for February 2011

 

American Chemical Society Webinars (ACS Webinars™) is a weekly online event connecting ACS members and scientific professionals with subject matter experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management, and business on a variety of professional issues. Each webinar is 60 minutes in length, comprising of a short presentation followed by Q&A. The live webinars are held on Thursdays from 2-3pm ET.

 

View and register for upcoming events at www.acswebinars.org/events or email acswebinars@acs.org. Can’t make it? View past webinars at www.acswebinars.org/archives.

 

February Events:

 

February 3, 2011 at 2pm ET: Fundamentals of Effective Scientific Writing, Kristin Sainani

Description: From writing grants to authoring lengthy scientific papers, technical writing is an imperative skill at any stage of one’s career. From students to super-star chemists, writing is so engrained in everyday work that most scientists rarely take time to improve it. In reality, to improve one’s technical writing is to improve one’s career. Communicate your ideas more clearly and effectively, get more of your papers published, and win that major grant! Join our speaker, Kristin Sainani of Stanford University for expert guidance on improving your technical writing abilities!

Registration: http://acswebinars.org/Sainani

Cost: Free

 

February 10, 2011 at 2pm ET: “Chemists in Love: Strategies and Tactics for Dual Career Relationship” with Dr. Carolyn Ribes & Dr. Al Ribes

Description: Does your relationship exemplify the properties of a covalent or ionic bond? To succeed in the laboratory of love, it may take more than the chemistry that brought you together. Lucky for you, the love chemists are in! They may not be able to explain the exact compounds behind Love Potion No. 9, but they can provide valuable insight into balancing your many commitments and maximizing the success of your relationship. Whether you and your companion have been together for decades or were recently struck by Cupid’s arrow, our 'experts' will provide personal reflections, advice and tips to help you succeed in work and play.  Join us with special guest speakers, Al and Carolyn Ribes, and you may discover the secret behind Love Potion No. 9 afterall!

Registration: http://acswebinars.org

Cost: Free

 

February 17, 2011 at 2pm ET: “Chemistry without Borders – Immigration Update for International Scientists” with Martin Lawler

Description: What do foreign-born scientists, technology entrepreneurs, and investors need to know to legally work in the US? How can one gain path to citizenship as a scientist? Foreign-born scientists and scholars have and continue to contribute to the technical wealth and economic growth in the US. According to 2005 ChemCensus, about twenty percent of chemical professionals are foreign-born.  Learn from our speaker, Martin Lawler, of Lawler & Lawler, the various US immigration avenues available for scientific and technical professionals.

Registration: http://acswebinars.org

Cost: Free

 

February 24, 2011 at 2pm ET: Employment Trends in the Chemical Enterprise: Past, Present, and Future with Gareth Edwards, Brian Roberts and Michael Wolf

Description: How has employment in the chemical enterprise fared since the Great Recession began? Layoff, restructuring, and unemployment are now the headline news  to watch. The national unemployment rate has been stuck around 10% since 2009. Will it stay and what to expect for the future? Hear from ACS and Bureau of Labor Statistics analysts as they describe recent trends in unemployment and provide projections about the future of employment.  Our speakers will also provide answers to your questions when you join us live! Be sure to register today.

Registration: http://acswebinars.org

Cost: Free

 

The Fine Print

ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.

 

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Do the Chemistry Cha Cha Slide for an IYC YouTube  video


Join fellow chemists as they rap and  dance for the International Year of Chemistry, just before the start of SciMix  on Monday, March 28, from 7:30 – 8:00 pm at  the Anaheim  Convention Center, Hall B.  Come as you are, or come in a chemistry-themed costume. The event  will be videotaped and posted to YouTube to help generate enthusiasm for IYC.  Interested? Just show up, or send an email to chemistryambassadors@acs.org for  further updates.  Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes.

 

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Celebrate the  International Year of Chemistry 2011


It’s time for ACS Chemistry  Ambassadors to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011).  Visit a classroom or scout troop meeting and do hands-on experiments with  children. Have an IYC 2011 birthday party or conduct a demonstration at a local  library. There are many ways to introduce the wonders of chemistry to children  in your community. We encourage you to join the effort or learn more by visiting   www.acs.org/iyc2011 and www.acs.org/chemistryambassadors.  In addition to the many sample experiments on the Chemistry Ambassadors web  page, we have a limited number of free Kids & Chemistry kits you can request  if you wish to conduct hands-on activities with groups of up to 32 students. For  more information about the kits and to place your order, click www.acs.org/chemistryambassadorsgiveaway.

Once you experience the rewards of  helping students and teachers better appreciate science, consider doing it  again. The Chemistry Ambassadors program makes it easy to stay involved during  IYC 2011, whether you have a lot of time, or just a  little.