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New York Section 2018 Elections

The biographies of the candidates for office in the New York Section of the American Chemical Society are below and all ACS New York Section members are encouraged to vote by the May 31, 2018 deadline.

Paper ballots and Electronic ballots are being used for this election.

Members may request a paper ballot using this website

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Candidate Bios

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
Dive into Marine Chemistry !
Sunday, April 22nd

The New York Section of the American Chemical Society, ACS, will be walking the iconic Brooklyn Bridge
in celebration of Earth Day

Online Registration has closed, but you can still register at the event
($10 fee, cash only please)

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The 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium
May 5, 2018
featuring the Keynote address

Understanding Chemistry Using Theoretical Embedding Methods

presented by

Dr. Dhabih V. Chulhai
Department of Chemistry
Univeristy of Minnesota

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Dr. Chulhai

Outstanding College Faculty Teaching and Student Awards

The New York Local Section is excited to offer the following two new college faculty teaching awards:

The Outstanding Four-Year College and University Chemistry Faculty Teaching Award


The Outstanding Two-Year College Chemistry Teaching Award

These awards recognize, encourage and stimulate high quality teaching and research at four-year colleges and universities, and two-year colleges within the New York Section of the American Chemical Society.
Applications Due : April 19, 2018.

Four Year College and University Award Announcement
Two Year College Award Announcement

Calendar of Events

April 2018
19Long Island Subsection
Guided inquiry in organic chemistry: Using computational methods to introduce molecule building and geometry.
Dr. Racquel DeCicco, Wagner College
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20Microwave Chemistry
Advancing Chemical Synthesis to Meet Discovery Milestones with Microwave Assisted Organic Synthesis (MAOS)
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20Hudson - Bergen Subsection
20th Annual Student Research Symposium
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20High School Teachers Topical Group
Demo Derby II
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22New York Local Section
Chemists Celebrate Earth Week - Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
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25New York Local Section
NY/NJ Society for Applied Spectroscopy
Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Addition to Microscopic Analyses and Raman and IR of Particles
Dr. Markus Lankers Gmbh

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26Westchester Chemical Society
Westchester Distinguished Scientist Award Dinner and Student Achievement Awards
Featuring 2018 Awardee
Eugene Stephane Managa, PhD
Bronx Community College
The Control of Spin Dynamics in Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
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27Long Island Subsection
18th Annual Chemistry Challenge
Registration Website
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30Long Island Subsection
Long Island High School Awards - Nomination Deadline
Registration Website
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May 2018
3Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
Latin American Outlook
5New York Local Section
2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Registration Website
9Long Island Subsection
Long Island High School Awards Dinner
Registration Website
22Biochemical Topical Group
Thinking Outside the ATP Box: New Ways to Target Kinases for Therapeutics
This symposium will explore new and emerging technologies driving the advancement of drug development pipelines targeting kinase inhibitors.
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Registration Website
23Organic Chemistry Topical Group
Chemical Biology Discussion Group Year-End Symposium
Registration Website
23New York Local Section
Application of FTIR in Understanding Changes in Protein Secondary Structure as a Result of Stress
NY/NJ Society for Applied Spectroscopy
Dr. John Wasylyk, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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31New York Local Section
Section Elections - Voting Deadline

Future Months
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Three Members Elected 2017 ACS Fellows

ACS Fellow

Three members of the New York Local Section of the ACS were elected as ACS Fellows in 2017. Peter W.R. Corfield (Fordham University), JaimeLee Iolani Rizzo (Pace University), and Nicole S. Sampson (Stony Brook University) will be honored at the Fall National Meeting and Exposiiton of the American Chemical Society.

Message from 2018 Chair
Dr. Joseph M. Serafin

2018 Board Meeting Dates

Archive of Back Issues

Reminder - Please Pay Your New York Local Section Voluntary Dues!

When your ACS membership renewal notice arrives this time, please be sure to renew but also don't forget to check the box for payment of New York Local Section Dues. While Local Section dues are a voluntary contribution - they are not required to maintain Section membership - they are however, critically important to the well being of the New York Section.

Your $15.00 Voluntary Dues directly fund events and services, including the prestigious annual Nichols Medal Symposium, undergraduate research symposia, topical groups, subgroups, and other excellent programs. With your financial commitment, these important programs can continue to grow and benefit all our members.

Thank you - the New York Section really appreciates your help!

Employers Seeking Talented Employees

The Employment and Professional Relations Committee maintains a roster of candidates who are ACS members seeking a position in the New York metropolitan area. If you have job openings and would like qualified candidates to contact you, please send a brief job description and educational/experience background required to Hessy Taft. Candidates from our roster who meet the requirements you describe will be asked to contact you.

Do you like to talk?
Then we need to hear from you!

The New York Section of the ACS is looking to increase and update its Speakers Bureau database of interested local area speakers who are available for Section-wide seminars and symposia. If you have an area of research or interest that would provide an interesting talk appropriate for our Section members, and would like to be included in our Speakers Bureau, then please contact the New York Section Office (516-883-7510, Email) with the following information that will be posted on the Section's website: your name, affiliation, a title, and 5-6 words briefly summarizing your area of specialty. We look forward to hearing from you about topics that you wish to share with our other members!

NY Section ACS Speakers Bureau