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The ACS Committee on Local Section Activities (LSAC) is looking for new Innovative Project Grant (IPG) proposals to be considered for funding for the Spring 2012 round. The IPG program encourages local sections to conceive of and implement innovative projects to strengthen the functioning of the local section. Projects can be awarded up to $3,000.


Please send your completed application to no later than January 31, 2012 to be considered.

Your donation to ACS educational programs can be made in honor of someone special. Use an Ecard to notify your honoree, or have ACS mail a card on your behalf. All honorees will receive recognition in the 2012 ACS Annual Report. Make a contribution today.

Ohio Northern University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hosting a five-day workshop designed to provide high school chemistry teachers with a unique professional development opportunity.


The 30-hour workshop features lecture, laboratory and networking time:


• Use a Vernier spectrophotometer and Vernier probes

• Conduct associated laboratory exercises

• Modify and troubleshoot existing protocols

• Participate in discussion sessions

• Receive a Vernier instrument for use in your home educational institution

• Join specialized breakout seminar/laboratory periods


All teachers who teach at least one high school course in chemistry are invited to apply. Applications are due by March 1.


All accepted teachers will be awarded a $1,200 grant that will cover housing, registration fees, some meals and purchase of a Vernier scientific instrument. Some travel grants (up to $300) also are available.

To learn more and complete an application, visit A continuing education certificate will be available upon workshop completion.

Access the Spring 2011 and Fall 2011 ACS National Meeting Recorded Content free of charge for a limited time.  Browse and view talks (audio synced to PowerPoint) from more than 30 special interest symposia and technical tracks.  Display them for your local section meetings, student member meetings, classroom instruction, Science Cafés, and more!