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The Chemical Society of Washington and ACS are seeking speakers to discuss emerging developments in the chemical sciences for a U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Technology Fair on July 12-13. Speakers can give their presentations at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, (just outside of Washington, D.C.) or via webcast. Presentations should be roughly an hour long and designed for patent examiners working in technologies related to your topic.

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“You can’t relax for a second but it’s worth it!” Brian Colon-Rodriguez describes his schedule at the Illinois Institute of Technology where he is earning a chemical engineering degree and on the baseball team. In a brief interview Brian shares the similarities between baseball and chemical engineering, the best advice he’s received, and how the ACS Scholars Program has influenced his life.

The ACS Senior Chemists Committee (SCC) is pleased to offer a limited number of grants to local sections that wish to sponsor an event or activity that will increase the engagement of senior members and encourage innovative activities that will benefit the local community, schools, or legislative government.


Grant Details:


•A limited number of grants (up to $500) are available to local sections that wish to host an event/activity that meets the above criteria;

•Local sections must submit a grant application by July 15, 2016.  Grant funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis; 

•A summary report must be submitted within 30 days of the conclusion of the event/activity.


For more information, please email Thank you.