The Southern Nevada Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is one of 185 ACS local sections in the country and consists of 257 members from southern Nevada. This local section hosts a variety of annual events and encourages the participation from members of the local community. Such events as Chemistry Olympiad, National Chemistry Week, Chemists Celebrate Earth Day and the Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival. We are dedicated to promoting excellence within our local community through outreach programs that provide networking opportunities and ultimately advanced professional development by building leadership skills. Keep current with SNS ACS activities, upcoming events and volunteering opportunities via our website, newsletter or Facebook page.
High School poster Contest: "Sticking with Chemistry" November 3, 2020 The Southern Nevada Section of the American Chemical Society (SNS-ACS) is again hosting a high school poster contest. This year's theme is "Sticking with Chemistry" and all Clark County, Nevada high school students are encouraged to participate. This contest provides the opportunity to create captivating artwork that inspires others to overcome self-limiting assumptions about chemistry. Additional information regarding SNS-ACS high school poster contests can be obtained by reading the following article Chemistry-Themed Poster Competition. Previous poster contest winners and their artwork can be viewed by following the provided link to our 2018 High School Poster Contest page. How to Enter To enter the Sticking with Chemistry contest, create an orginal poster and upload it to the poster contest entry form link by 8:00pm PT November 3, 2020. The parent or guardian for each participant must sign a media release form and upload the document with their poster entry. Poster Contest Entry Form Media Release Form Sticking with Chemistry Submission Guidelines and Rules Open to all high school students (Grades 9-12) at a school within Clark County, Nevada. Any two-dimensional format is acceptable; including paint, colored pen or pencil, watercolor, marker, crayon, collage, digital or any combination of formats. The Southern Nevada Section of the American Chemical Society (SNS) will not accept three-dimensional artwork. Each student may submit only one entry. Artwork must be original and not violate U.S. copyright law. Original art should be no smaller than 8.5 x 11 inches, and no longer than 11 x 17 inches. This year, submit all art DIGITALLY. Students should take a good photograph or scan of their finished art and submit that as directed below. Photographs should be close and photographs and scans should contain only the artwork in the final image. SNS reserves the right to display the posters and their images as it sees fit. You must complete the online Poster Contest Entry and Media Release forms for each entry. SUBMISSION DIRECTIONS: A photograph copy of the student art and the Student Information and Media Release must be submitted via this link: Poster Contest Entry Form Prizes Total Prizes: $1250 Winning Youths: First Place Winner - $400 Second Place Winner - $200 Third Place Winner - $100 Sponsoring Teacher: First Place Winner - $200 Second Place Winner - $100 Third Place Winner - $50 The top 8 runners up will each receive $25. SNS-ACS will announce winners by December 1, 2020 Selection Criteria In addition to artistry and creativity, judges will consider the use of this year’s theme (Sticking with Chemistry) in determining winners. A broad interpretation of the theme is acceptable for submissions. Judges will also consider proper chemical depictions as well as appropriate safety equipment and apparel use in the judging process. SNS will announce winners by December 1, 2020 and host an online awards ceremony at 6:30 pm on December 4, 2020.
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American Chemical Society (ACS) Seminar, Friday, October 16, 2020 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Zoom Meeting Link Meeting ID: 486 795 5521 Password: ACS1234 The Science of Cannabis Analysis Darryl Johnson, PhD - Scientific Director
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National Chemistry Week (2019) Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the National Chemistry Week event. It was a huge success! More than 200 kids and adults visited our activity tables in the DISCOVERY Children's Museum. We gave out 100 'goodie' bags to kids who completed all of the activities. Missed your chance to volunteer? Be sure to look for news about Chemists Celebrate Earth Week in the spring and join us in April 2020! For this year's Illustrated Poetry Contest, our section received over 80 entries. The first place winners in each age group will be able to compete in the national ACS competition. Congratulations to the winners!
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