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The United States Senate passed a resolution designating the week beginning on October 19, 2014 as National Chemistry Week. The resolution was sponsored by Senators Chris Coons (D-Delaware) and Pat Toomey (R-Rhode Island). 

 

ACS received a letter  from President Barack Obama thanking “the professionals and volunteers who are opening eyes, sparking imaginations and cultivating tomorrow’s leaders in chemistry,” and wishing our students “the very best as they push themselves to think big and reach even higher.”

USA Team awarded gold and silver at the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad.

 

U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad program would like to proudly announce the success of the Alpha Eta Team at the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad competition, which concluded July 29, 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

U.S. Team students:

Andrew Chen, West Windsor Plainsboro High School South, NJ, won silver medal

Robert Kao, Edwin O. Smith High School, CT, won gold medal

Stephen Li, Troy High School, MI, earned silver medal

Derek Wang, North Allegheny Senior High School, PA, received silver medal

 

The USA Team students competed against students 75 from countries.

 

Congratulations to Team USA for this great achievement!

ACS is happy to announce the official release of the 248th ACS San Francisco National Meeting & Exposition Mobile App. Compatible with phones and tablets, The app is FREE and does not need to be connected to the internet in order to browse the program. There is an online version for users who do not have smart phones or access to the store portals. This is a very important feature due to recent changes in our on-site program. You can now access the ACS San Francisco Mobile App in Google Play, the Amazon Store, and the Apple Store. We have made several enhancements to the mobile app including the following:

  • Full Browse by Authors (to include all authors)
  • Browse by Sci-Mix category
  • Expansion of Topic Areas – Industry, Green Chemistry, Sustainability Chemistry
  • Added Browse Events, Governance and Social
  • Inclusion of a Career Navigator section under Browse Events, Governance and Social
  • Enhanced exhibitor descriptions to include sponsored-activities, special offers, catalogs, brochures, and videos
  • Details about ACS member benefits and becoming an ACS member     

The American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT), a new organization sponsored by the American Chemical Society, is launching this September!

 

Members of AACT will receive customized curriculum resources, a peer-reviewed periodical, a subscription to ChemMatters magazine, and professional development opportunities including webinars and workshops.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in chemistry education.

 

ACS President-Elect Diane Schmidt is championing this new initiative and looks forward to working with ACS local sections to support it.


Please visit www.acs.org/aact to learn more, stay in touch, and get involved.

U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Program is proud to announce the finalists who will represent the USA at the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad in Hanoi, Vietnam, July 20-29, 2014.

 

The members of the USA Team Alpha Eta are:


Andrew Chen, West Windsor Plainsboro High School South, NJ, Trenton Local Section

Robert Kao, Edwin O. Smith High School, CT, Connecticut Valley Local Section

Stephen Li, Troy High School, MI, Detroit Local Section

Derek Wang, North Allegheny Senior High School, PA, Pittsburgh Local Section

 

Alternates:

Soorajnath Boominathan, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, OK, Oklahoma Local Section

David Wang, Monta Vista High School, CA, Santa Clara Valley Local Section     

 

Team USA students will travel to Vietnam accompanied by three mentors:

 

Dr. Melissa Barranger Mathys, Ursuline College, OH, College Mentor

Ms. Amiee Modic, Katy High School, TX, High School Mentor

Dr. Michael Danahy, Bowdoin College, ME, College Mentor

 

We wish the Team USA lots of luck in Hanoi.

Share your expertise and enthusiasm for science with a teacher—become an ACS Science Coach. Together, you and a teacher decide how to combine your time and talents. As a year-long science coach, you will have the opportunity to interact with students by presenting demonstrations, helping in the lab, answering content questions, or providing real-world science examples. ACS donates $500 to each school participating in the Science Coaches program. Enrollment is open for the 2014-15 academic year. To learn more about ACS Science Coaches, please visit  www.acs.org/ScienceCoaches.

Attention Local Section Leaders:

 

Joseph Jolson has shared an Overview of the Local Job Market for Chemical Professionals in Pittsburgh, PA and suggests that other local sections might be interested in using it as a guide to develop similar materials for their areas.

US National Chemistry Olympiad Program is proud to announce the 20 finalists who will attend the Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp June 3-18, 2014, at the US Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado. The students will compete for a spot on the team representing the United States at the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad in Hanoi, Vietnam, July 20-29, 2014.

 

The 20 finalists: sixteen boys and four girls, representing seventeen ACS local sections and thirteen states are:

  1. Soorajnath Boominathan, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, OK, Oklahoma Local Section  
  2. Bryce Cai, Barrington High School, IL, Chicago Local Section
  3. Adit Chandra, Carmel High School, IN, Indiana Local Section  
  4. Andrew Chen, West Windsor Plainsboro High School South, NJ, Trenton Local Section  
  5. Steven Cheng, Troy High School, MI, Detroit Local Section  
  6. Rueih-Sheng Fu, Arcadia High School, CA, Southern California Local Section 
  7. *Robert Kao, Edwin O. Smith High School, CT, Connecticut Valley Local Section  
  8. *Stephen Li, Troy High School, MI, Detroit Local Section        
  9. Janice Ong, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, VA, Chemical Society of Washington           
  10. Stephanie Ren, Princeton High School, NJ, Princeton Local Section              
  11. Siddharth Seethepalli, Seven Lakes High School, TX, Greater Houston Local Section
  12. Karan Singhal, Herricks High School, NY, New York Local Section    
  13. *Derek Wang, North Allegheny Senior High School, PA, Pittsburgh Local Section  
  14. David Wang, Monta Vista High School, CA, Santa Clara Valley Local Section            
  15. Richard Wang, North Hollywood High School, CA, Southern California Local Section
  16. Junyu Yang, Troy High School, CA, Orange County Local Section    
  17. Yue Zhang, DuPont Manual High School, KY, Louisville Local Section          
  18. Megan Zhao, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, OH, Cleveland Local Section         
  19. Willie Zhu, Carmel High School, IN, Indiana Local Section     
  20. Michael Zuo, Amity Regional High School, CT, New Haven Local Section      

 

* Students who participated in 2013 USNCO Study Camp

 

At the Study Camp the students will be mentored by faculty of the Department of Chemistry of the USAFA and the following mentors:

  1. Dr. Melissa Barranger Mathys, Ursuline College, OH, College Mentor
  2. Ms. Amiee Modic, Katy High School, TX, High School Mentor
  3. Dr. Michael Danahy, Bowdoin College, ME, College Mentor
  4. Mr. Jacob Sanders, Harvard University, MA, Peer Mentor

Hey undergrads, grads, post-docs, and pre-tenure faculty!

 

You could be just one YouTube video away from a free trip to San Francisco for the start of the 248th ACS National Meeting in August 2014. Deadline is June 6th.

Explore the new ACS College to Career website to learn about nearly 40 chemistry career options and what to do now to prepare for today’s competitive job market! The site includes profiles of real-world chemists, a database of research and internship opportunities, and resources for improving job hunting and career skills, developing a professional network, and furthering your education.

The American Chemical Society is currently seeking applications from teachers interested in enhancing their high school chemistry class with the ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grant.  Teachers can request up to $1,500 to support ideas that improve student learning and achievement within the classroom. Applications are due by April 1, 2014. Grant writing assistance and application details are available at www.acs.org/hachgrants.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) can help you pursue your dream of becoming a high school chemistry teacher with the ACS-Hach teacher scholarships: ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher scholarships and the ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarships. Both scholarship opportunities award recipients up to $6,000 for full-time study and up to $3,000 for part-time annually. Applications are due on April 1, 2014. Learn more about these opportunities at www.acs.org/hachscholarships.

Do you know someone who is an outreach super-star? A fellow chemist who brings chemistry to life for public audiences, whether they be students, scouts, community groups, or others? Or maybe someone who gets the word out through radio, newspaper columns, videos or television appearances? Nominations are open for the Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach, which recognizes an ACS member who improves public recognition and appreciation for the role of chemistry in our lives.  $1000 prize.  Apply online by May 15, 2014.

Nominations are now open for the 2014 class of ACS Fellows; the deadline for nominations is April 1, 2014. The ACS Fellows Program recognizes ACS members for excellence and leadership in both of two areas: (1) science, the profession, education, and/or management, and (2) volunteer service in the ACS community. Nominations are being solicited from ACS National Committees, Local Sections, and Divisions, as well as from individual members. Visit www.acs.org/fellows for program guidelines and nomination information.