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2018 Committee Officer and Member Roster

Topical Groups & Committees:
  Chem Mktg/Econ
  Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
  History of the NY Section
         Science History Institute
  National Chemistry Week
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      2016 Summary (4.7 MB)
      2015 Summary (6.8 MB)
      2014 Summary (3.3 MB)
      2013 Summary (3.5 MB)
      2012 Summary (31.1 MB)
      2011 Summary (59.5 MB)
      2010 Summary (14.4 MB)
      2009 (HTML)
      2008 (HTML)
      2007 (HTML)
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2019 Sectionwide Conference

Saturday January 19, 2019
at Queensborough Community College - CUNY
Featuring a Keynote address entitled:

Chemical Safety Issues in the Film Industry

Chemists Are Needed EVERYWHERE : Especially in the Entertainment Industry
Monona Rossol
President, Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.

Registration now open !
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New York Local Section Employment Opportunities

Job seekers, please check out our Employment Opportunities webpage.

Employers, are you looking to reach a highly qualified pool of job applicants in the New York area ? If so, please send your job announcement to us via Email.
Updated November 10

Call for Nominations
ACS Fellows Program

The New York Local Section is seeking nominations for the ACS Fellows Program which honors members for their achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.
Please submit the nominee's name by email.
The deadline is January 1, 2019.

Calendar of Events

November 2018
16New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
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28New York Local Section
Hudson Valley Science Cafe
Direct to Consumer DNA Tests

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29New York Local Section
Infant Galaxies to Alien Atmospheres: NASA's James Webb Space Telescope
Iona College's Memorial Lecture Series in Science and Technology
Presented by
Dr. Amber Straughn, Astrophysics Science Division NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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30Microwave Chemistry
Orange is the new Green
Ms. Judy Simone, Sr. Technical Sales Representative, Biotage
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December 2018
4Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
7th Annual Leadership Awards
DowDuPont CEO Ed Breen
Simons Foundation Co-founders Marilyn and James Simons
KKR Co-founder Henry Kravis

4Biochemical Topical Group
Phagocytes in Health and Disease
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5New York Local Section
Perspectives on the Future of IR Spectroscopy: IR beyond the diffraction limit at submicron and nanoscale spatial resolutions via photothermal techniques
NY/NJ Society for Applied Spectroscopy
Curtis Marcott, Ph.D.Add to Calendar


Long Island Subsection
Holiday Party and Board Elections
The History and Chemistry Associated with the Use of Lethal Gas Weapons During World War I
Dr. Paris Svoronos, Queensborough Community College
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6Westchester Chemical Society
Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) as a Non-Toxic Adjuvant Integrative Anticancer Therapy Option for Adult State IV Solid Tumor Patients (Brain, Lung, Breast, and Prostate) When Traditional Therapy Options Have Been Exhausted: Palladium/Lipoic Acid Complex and Coenzyme Q10 Impacting the ROS Production and Apoptosis
Edward J. Neren., Neren & Co. / Neren Possible Services
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New York Local Section Presents the William H. Nichols Award
to Dr. Debra R. Rolison of the US Naval Research Laboratory

Pictured above: Dr. Debra Rolison (center), William H. Nichols Medalist for 2018,
with Profs. Joseph M. Serafin (right) and Justyna Widera-Kalinowska (left), 2018 Chair and Co-Chair of the New York Section, respectively.

Since 1903, the New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society has honored a preeminent chemists with the William H. Nichols Medal. The 2018 award recognizes Dr. Debra R. Rolison for For Pioneering 3D Nanoarchitectures for Energy-relevant Materials . The symposium presented in his honor included lectures by Dr. Stephanie L. Brock (Wayne State University), Dr. Jillian L. Dempsey (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill), and Dr. Héctor D. Abruña (Cornell University ). This gala event was capped off with Dr. Rolison's Award Lecture and the William H. Nichols Medal Award Dinner.

Message from 2018 Chair
Dr. Joseph M. Serafin

2018 Board Meeting Dates

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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!

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