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.
Celebrate Earth Day (April 22, 2020) Student Music Contest: “Living in Harmony” The Southern Nevada Section of the American Chemical Society (SNS-ACS) is marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with a Music Contest “Living in Harmony" in honor of John Prine, whose song “Paradise” inspires environmental activism. Through this contest, SNS-ACS is trying to increase awareness of the value of the Earth’s natural resources and to encourage creative expression in children during the current stay-at-home period. Our "Living in Harmony" contest is open to students in Clark County in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade (Clubs/groups may also apply). To participate, create an original song with lyrics that conveys an appreciation for natural resources on Earth. The song can focus on one natural resource or on multiple natural resources. Any musical “instruments” that contest participants use must be made from household items, repurposed to create music. Do not use traditional or commercially made musical instruments. Do not go to the store to buy materials; this is a time to be creative and safe! How to Enter To enter the Living in Harmony contest, video record a performance of your original song and upload it to the SNS-ACS entry form by 8:00pm PT May 31, 2020. The parent or guardian for each participant must sign a consent form and upload the document with their video entry. Consent Form SNS-ACS Entry Form Judging Rubric Living in Harmony Submission Guidelines and Rules Open to all Clark County students in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. A cappella, clubs/groups may also apply (A single prize will be awarded to the group). Applicants are required to follow physical distancing guidelines. Create a 2-5 minute video that includes a song with lyrics that conveys an appreciation for the Earth's environment. The video entries must not exceed 5 minutes in length. SNS-ACS will disqualify any video submission exceeding 5 minutes. The video entry must include the following: Student name, age, school name, city Explanation of the use of household items to create music Performance of the song A parent or guardian must submit a signed consent form for each participant in the video. Failure to comply will result in disqualification. The online SNS ACS entry form, including the uploaded video and consent form, must be submitted by 8:00pm PT May 31, 2020 . Prizes Total Prizes: $500 SNS-ACS will award $100 to winners in each of the four grade categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 SNS-ACS will award an additional $100 prize to the best of the four winners. Any group that wins will share the $100 or $200 prize. SNS-ACS will announce winners by June 8, 2020 Selection Criteria A panel of judges will select four entries for cash awards. In addition, ACS-SNS will recognize up to 10 entries in our monthly newsletter. Judges will consider artistry, creativity in using household objects and effectiveness of the lyrics in conveying a clear and strong message to support environmental protection. Contact Us : If you have any questions, please contact: Aruna Arakali at [email protected] Hokunani Keehu at [email protected]
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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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