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The June 30 deadline to apply for a Local Section Innovative Project Grant (IPG) is fast approaching! Projects put forth in the Local Section IPG Program should be new to the local section; designed to increase member involvement, improve services to members, and increase the public's understanding of chemistry. The maximum funding that a local section can receive is $3,000. It is a requirement that local sections submit final reports for any previously funded IPGs in order for new proposals to be considered. Once any outstanding final reports are received, your local section can apply for an IPG by emailing a completed application form, along with relevant letters of support, to lsac@acs.org by June 30, 2013. Because this day falls on a Sunday, applications submitted on Monday, July 1 will be honored.

The International Center will be celebrating the second session of its free webinar series on June 27, 2013, featuring speakers from the Fulbright Scholar Programs Council for International Exchange of Scholars to talk about the organization, information on long-term and short-term Fulbright grants available in the STEM fields for U.S. Scholars, opportunities for Visiting Scholars to the U.S., and an overview of other Fulbright Programs. Register now!

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

 

  • July 11, 2013

Chemistry & the Economy – Mid Year Update

http://acswebinars.org/economy-mid-year-update_2013

 

  • July 18, 2013

Chemical Entrepreneurship Series #6 – Marketing Issues and Challenges

http://acswebinars.org/chemical-entrepreneurship-2013

 

  • July 25, 2013

Advances in Natural Product Chemistry – Benefits of Evidence Based Chinese Medicine

http://acswebinars.org/chinese-medicine

 

 

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/.

ACS established the National Historic Chemical Landmarks program in 1992 to enhance public appreciation for the contributions of the chemical sciences to modern life in the United States and to encourage a sense of pride in their practitioners. To date, the program has recognized 70 subjects in the United States and around the world.

ACS local sections, divisions or committees can nominate subjects for the program. To qualify, subjects must clearly represent seminal achievements in the history of chemistry; they must evidence significant impact and benefit to the public and the chemistry profession; and they must be at least 25 years old. ACS recognizes approximately three new Landmarks annually.

Recent achievements recognized through this program have included the development of fluorescent pigments, the legacy of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, and the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research. For a complete list of designated achievements or more information about the nomination and selection process, visit www.acs.org/landmarks or contact the author at landmarks@acs.org

Grants of up to $300 are available to assist Local Sections in hosting a Science Café in their community.  Deadline to apply is August 31, 5 PM Eastern Time. 


Please note if your Local Section received this mini-grant during a prior round and has already held the Science Cafe but did not sent a summary report, your section is not eligible to receive funds until the report is sent.

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

 

 

  • June 6, 2013

Green Chemistry with Dr. Joe Fortunak

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/320416274

 

  • June 13, 2013

Barrels of Chemistry: Understanding Oak and Wine

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/902670482

 

  • June 20, 2013

Building a Successful Social Enterprise

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/850473154

 

  • June 27, 2013

The Disappearing Spoon: Strange Tales from the Periodic Table of the Elements

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/649916514

 

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/.

Congratulations to the winners of the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) 2013 Illustrated Poem Contest!

 

As part of the CCED 2013 10th Anniversary celebration, students from grades K-12 were invited to share their interpretation of this year's theme, “Our Earth: Handle with Care!”, in the form of illustrated poems.

 

You can see the full list of awardees online and check out past contest winners. Thank you to all schools and local sections that participated.

 

Like CCED on Facebook and join the CCED Group on the ACS Network.

20 finalists for 2013 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp Named

 

US National Chemistry Olympiad Program is proud to announce the 20 finalists who will attend the Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp June 4-19, 2013, at the US Air Force Academy, Colorado. The students will compete for a spot on the team representing the United States at the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad in Moscow, Russia, July 15-24, 2013.

 

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

  1. Matthew Adrianowycz, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, OH, Cleveland Local Section  
  2. Saaket Agrawal, Mira Loma High School, CA, Sacramento Local Section
  3. Kevin Gao, Los Alamos High School, NM, Central New Mexico Local Section  
  4. Brandon Kao*, Valencia High School, CA, Orange County Local Section  
  5. Robert Kao, Edwin O. Smith High School, CT, Connecticut Valley Local Section         
  6. Sophia Lai, Troy High School, MI, Detroit Local Section         
  7. Stephen Li, Troy High School, MI, Detroit Local Section         
  8. David Liang*, Carmel High School, IN, Indiana Local Section              
  9. Runpeng Liu*, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, MO, St. Louis Local Section          
  10. Alexander Nie*, Livingston High School, NJ, North Jersey Local Section       
  11. Eric Schneider, High Technology High School, NJ, Monmouth County Local Section             
  12. Kalki Seksaria*, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, VA, Chemical Society of Washington Local Section      
  13. Jingwei Shi, Canyon Crest Academy, CA, San Diego Local Section              
  14. Stephen Tang*, Solon High School, OH, Cleveland Local Section     
  15. Stephen Ting*, Monta Vista High School, CA, Santa Clara Valley Local Section         
  16. Derek Wang, North Allegheny Senior High School, PA, Pittsburgh Local Section       
  17. Jessica Xu*, Watchung Hills Regional High School, NJ, North Jersey Local Section   
  18. Suna Zekioglu, North Hollywood High School, CA, Southern California Local Section            
  19. Aaron Zeng, Detroit Country Day School, MI, Detroit Local Section   
  20. Grace Zhang*, East Brunswick High School, NJ, North Jersey Local Section             

 

* Students who participated in 2012 USNCO Study Camp

 

During the two weeks of intensive training students will be mentored by:

  1. Dr. Kelli Slunt, University of Mary Washington, VA, Head Mentor
  2. Dr. Melissa Barranger Mathys, Ursuline College, OH, College Mentor
  3. Ms. Amiee Modic, Katy High School, TX, High School Mentor
  4. Mr. Jacob Sanders, Harvard University, MA, Peer Mentor

Register now for the PREMIERE SESSION of the ACS International Center Webinar Series!


Hosted by Barbara Sawrey of the University of California at San Diego, the webinar features 4 speakers from "Research in Germany" to present the research opportunities programs they offer, and talk about the ACS International Center.


When:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT


Kate Sellar

ACS Webinars for May 2013

Posted by Kate Sellar Apr 15, 2013

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

 

  • May 2: How to Spot and Seize Opportunities: Lessons from Today’s Business Leaders

Speaker: Amy Wilkinson

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/357875266

 

  • May 9:          Sous Vide Cooking and Chemistry

Douglas Baldwin

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/466468386

 

  • May 16:       From Academia to Entrepreneurship (Session 3 of 9)

Speakers: Mike Chi and Magda Marquet

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/850473154

 

  • May 23:     The Transition from Graduation to a Career in Industry

Speaker: Dr. Dawn Mason

                             https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/358855722

 

  • May 30:     How to Catch a Poisoner - The Sequel

                             Speaker: Deborah Blum

                             https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/261019122

 

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/.

The ACS Fellows Program recognizes members of the American Chemical Society for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science and the profession and for their service to the Society. 

 

ACS needs your help in identifying those members who should be recognized with this esteemed honor.  Go to https://www.nominatefellow.acs.org to submit a nomination.

 

Visit www.acs.org/fellows for program guidelines and nomination information and resources.

Do you know a woman in your community who is helping to improve the environment?  GODIVA, through their Lady GODIVA Program, is soliciting nominations for women who are helping to "stand up for our Earth – and the planet we leave behind."

 

Nominate a Local Lady GODIVA in your community today (or nominate yourself!) - she could win a $10,000 grant toward her cause.

 

Grants are also available for: Health, Wellness, & Hunger and Children, Family, & Poverty

 

The deadline to apply is April 4, 2013.

The ACS Fellows Program was approved by the Board of Directors to recognize members of the American Chemical Society for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science and the profession and for their service to the Society. 

 

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 and resources.


Deadline is April 22, 2013

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

 

  • April 4: From Lab Hoods to Front Lines: Chemists at U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Speaker: Chris Mocella

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/113330786

 

  • April 8-9 National Meeting Hybrid Events – Participate Onsite or Online

Exciting Topics and Award Winning Speakers

http://acswebinars.org/new-orleans-live.

 

  • April 18: From Academia to Entrepreneurship (Session 3 of 9)

Speakers: Mike Chi and Magda Marquet

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/850473154

 

  • April 25: Protect your IP: A Guide to the Newly Implemented Patent Laws            

  Speaker: Michael Brodowski

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/868788866

 

  • April 30: Local Sections’ Nominations and Elections

Speaker: W.M. (Jack) Breazeale

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/559999250

 

 

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/.

The ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship is awarded to professionals in the chemistry field  pursuing a Masters Degree in Education OR becoming certified  as a chemistry/science teacher. Up to $6000 per year. Apply by April 1 at www.acs.org/hach.