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February 6, 2014

Ig Nobel Prizes for Discoveries in Chemistry – The Improbables

http://acswebinars.org/ig-nobel

 

February 11, 2014

The Chemistry of Scent & Fragrance (Program-in-a-Box)

http://acswebinars.org/pib

 

February 13, 2014

Pheromones are in the Air: Friends, Lovers or Foes

http://acswebinars.org/pheromones

                                         

February 20, 2014

Tragic Chemical Accidents: Tales, Investigations, and Lessons Learned

http://acswebinars.org/chemical-accidents                                

 

February 27, 2014

2014 Drug Discovery Series – Session 1:

Overview of the Drug Discovery and Development Process

http://acswebinars.org/drug-discovery

 

For more information about our program, see below. 

 

About ACS Webinars™

ACS Webinars™ is a free, weekly online event serving to connect ACS members and scientific professionals with subject matter experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management, and business. The ACS Webinars are divided into several series that address topics of interest to the chemical and scientific community; these series include careers, business and innovation, professional growth, joy of science, extreme chemistry, entrepreneurial initiative,  green chemistry, and more. Each webinar is 60 minutes in length, comprising a short presentation followed by Q&A with the speaker. The live webinars are held on Thursdays from 2-3pm ET.  Recordings of the webinars are available online and upcoming events are posted at http://acswebinars.org/.

Sent on behalf of Dr. Alan M. Ehrlich

Vice Chair, ACS Council Policy Committee

 

Dear ACS Leaders,

Congratulations on your election as Councilor of the American Chemical Society (ACS)!  On behalf of the Council Policy Committee (CPC), I invite you to attend the New Councilor Orientation & Reception at the ACS 2014 Spring National Meeting in Dallas, TX on Saturday, March 15 from 4:00–7:00 P.M. at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

 

Election to Council represents an opportunity to participate as an ACS volunteer leader at the national level. The orientation program has been designed by CPC and the Office of the Secretary & General Counsel to increase your familiarity with ACS and to prepare you for your new responsibilities as Councilor.  We have invited a number of ACS leaders to share how you can become part of a vibrant network of volunteers and staff. As a part of the orientation, a reception is being planned to enable interactive dialogue and networking with committee chairs and other governance leaders (see attached agenda).  Please respond to let us know if you will be attending the orientation and reception by sending an email to Semora Smith (s_smith@acs.org), no later than February 21. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email message to the secretary@acs.org

I would like to also introduce our mentorship program for new Councilors. To enable an enjoyable, effective, and efficient experience for all those elected to Council, the CPC has established a mentoring program to bring together new Councilors and those from whom they can learn and be inspired.  You will be matched with experienced colleagues who can help you effectively navigate and integrate into ACS governance, and will provide you with resources that will make your role as a Councilor more rewarding.


In preparation for your first national meeting as a Councilor, CPC is hosting a New Councilor Webinar on February 3 from 3:00- 4:00 p.m., ET.  I would like to encourage you to participate. You will be given an opportunity to receive some key information about the operations of the Society and ask questions of your peers about service in the ACS Council and preparing for the national meeting.  You should expect to receive an invite to participate in the webinar. Please register for the webinar once you receive the invite.

Thank you for your service to the Society, and congratulations again on your election. We are looking forward to seeing you in Dallas!

Best Regards,

Alan

The LSAC Subcommittee on Grants and Awards is now accepting Local Section Innovative Project Grant (IPG) proposals through January 31, 2014. The purpose of the Local Section IPG Program is to initiate projects in local sections to increase member involvement, improve services to members, and increase the public's understanding of chemistry. Each local section IPG proposal can be funded up to $3,000. It is a requirement that local sections submit final reports for any previously funded IPGs in order to be considered for new proposals. We look forward to reviewing many competitive proposals this round!

ACS Webinars are broadcasted live, every Thursday from 2-3 PM EST unless otherwise noted.

                               

January 7, 2014

Wine Science – Designing Great Wines

http://acswebinars.org/wine-design

 

January 16, 2014

The Chemistry and Anatomy of the Hangover

http://acswebinars.org/hangover

 

January 23, 2014

Top 10 Tips to Publish Your Research Work in English Language Journals

http://acswebinars.org/tips-to-publish 

 

January 30, 2014

From Provisional Patents to Extending the Life of Your Patents

http://acswebinars.org/extending-patents

 

About ACS Webinars™

 

ACS Webinars™ is a free, weekly online event serving to connect ACS members and scientific professionals with subject matter experts and global thought leaders in chemical sciences, management, and business. The ACS Webinars are divided into several series that address topics of interest to the chemical and scientific community; these series include careers, business and innovation, professional growth, joy of science, extreme chemistry, entrepreneurial initiative,  green chemistry, and more. Each webinar is 60 minutes in length, comprising a short presentation followed by Q&A with the speaker. The live webinars are held on Thursdays from 2-3pm ET.  Recordings of the webinars are available online and upcoming events are posted at http://acswebinars.org/.

New and just in time for the holidays - you can give the gift of ACS membership to anyone with an interest in the chemical sciences who could benefit from all of the unique privileges of ACS membership.

Sent on behalf of Carolyn Ribes

Vice Chair, ACS Council Policy Committee (CPC)

Chair, CPC Long-Range Planning Subcommittee


To the ACS Local Section & Division Chairs and Councilors,


Election to Council represents, for many, a first opportunity to participate as a volunteer leader at the national level.  The American Chemical Society would like to thank you for your leadership and commitment to our vision, “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.” 

 

As Vice-Chair of the Council Policy Committee (CPC) and Chair of its Long-Range Planning Subcommittee, I would like to ask for your support with encouraging new leaders from your local sections and divisions to attend special events that are being planned in 2014. All newly elected Councilors and Alternate Councilors are asked to participate in a one-hour New Councilor Webinar scheduled on February 3 at 3:00 p.m.; the ACS New Councilor Orientation Program which will take place at the ACS 2014 Spring National Meeting in Dallas, TX on Saturday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m.; and the ACS Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at 8:00 a.m. 


These events are being planned to help new Councilors prepare for their first national meeting as a new Councilor and will help them become more familiar with ACS and the responsibilities of being a Councilor, receive information on ways to enhance leadership skills, and become more involved with the ACS community.  Given the importance of the new role, CPC has established the ACS Councilor Mentorship Program. We have assembled a number of experienced leaders who have volunteered to be a key resource for our new leaders.


The following is a schedule of events for advance planning. If you have any questions regarding the schedule or information relating to the events, please contact me at
cribes@dow.com or send a message to secretary@acs.org and someone will respond to assist you.

Thanks again, for your willingness to serve the American Chemical Society!


Best Regards,

Carolyn

Are you proud to be an ACS Member? Do you have an ACS Member-Get-A-Member Periodic Table Blanket and love to show it off? Think a SmartWatch will look great on your wrist? Well, if so, we have the perfect photo contest for you.


Simply take a photo that shows us why you love your Periodic Table blanket. Then, either post it on the ACS Facebook Contest Page using our submission tool or submit by uploading to Twitter or Instagram and tagging your photo with #ACSPhotoContest. It’s that simple! More details regarding the contest are available on our contest page. Entries are due by November 15, 2013.

 

 

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If you are planning an event, considering exhibiting products or services or are looking to promote on-site at our upcoming Spring National Meeting in Dallas, TX, resources are available now at http://www.acs.org/planyourevent.

ACS offers toolkits designed to help members communicate about important challenges nationally and globally, each of which involves chemistry as a critical component. These toolkits offer resources, talking points, facts and expert testimonials to help you communicate more effectively about chemistry’s vital role in the following subjects: Sustainable Water, Sustainable Energy, Climate Science and Federal Science Funding.

This Sunday at 7.00 PM Mountain time the radio show Science Studio will feature an interview with Dr. Zac Hildendbrand, the lead author of a recent scientific article concerning well water analyses in regions of the fracturing process.

 

The radio show can be heard via streaming at www.ktep.org or within a week at www.sciencestudio.org.

Apply for the second round of Bridging the Gap Nano-Grant: Planning for Success by Oct. 31.

Kate Sellar

Become a Science Coach

Posted by Kate Sellar Aug 14, 2013

Share your expertise and enthusiasm for science with an elementary, middle, or high school teacher—become an ACS Science Coach.  In this year-long volunteer role, you may find yourself planning and presenting demonstrations, helping students with lab, answering content questions, or providing real-world examples. Together, you and the teacher decide how to best combine your time and talents. If approved, ACS will donate $500 to the school to support your efforts. Find out more at www.acs.org/ScienceCoaches.



Kate Sellar

Tell Your ACS Story

Posted by Kate Sellar Aug 2, 2013

ACS has just launched a new campaign called “My ACS” that highlights ACS members and their personal membership stories.  Visit my.acs.org to find out how ACS members define their membership and tell us what defines yours. Is it connecting with others in the field or sharing your passion for chemistry with the next generation? Is it access to cutting-edge information and science? Or is it the competitive advantage you get from career planning, educational opportunities and leadership development that we offer? We want to hear your story! We’ll also send you a free t-shirt if we published your ACS story.

U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad program would like to proudly announce the success of the Alpha Zeta Team at the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad competition, which concluded July 23, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

 

U.S. Team students:

 

Saaket Agrawal, Mira Loma High School, CA, won silver medal

David Liang, Carmel High School, IN, won gold medal      

Runpeng Liu, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, MO, won gold medal  

Stephen Ting, Monta Vista High School, CA, won silver medal

 

The USA Team students competed against 291 students from 73 countries.

 

Congratulations to Team USA for this great achievement!

Communicating the value of chemistry to the public — being a Chemistry Ambassador — is an important skill for every chemist, from undergrads in their first chemistry class, to freshly-minted Ph.D.s to retired bench chemists. As C&EN celebrates 90 years of communicating chemistry, we want YOUR help to show the public how chemistry is all around us with a short, fun video from one of these two categories:

 

1) What is your favorite everyday chemistry tip? In this category, you’ll create a video featuring a tip that will improve someone’s everyday life with chemistry.


2) The chemistry behind the stuff in our everyday lives. In this category, your video will explain the chemistry behind everyday phenomena


Create a short video that explains in 2 minutes or less the chemistry behind these and other tips or everyday phenomena. Be creative and engaging! The videos should be able to entertain and educate people with little to no scientific background. For tips on speaking simply to non-scientists see www.acs.org/chemistryambassadors.


Prizes include a trip to the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis. Visit http://cenm.ag/everydaychem for more information, including video requirements and prize details. Submissions are due July 31, 2013.

 

Sponsored by C&EN, the ACS Office of Public Affairs, the ACS Office of International Activities and ACS President Marinda Wu.