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The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy

The New York Section of the American Chemical Society will be celebrate National Chemistry Week with an event on October 26, 2014 from 11 am - 4 pm at the New York Hall of Science, with an Illustrated Poem Competition
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Registration is now Open
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Frontiers of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
Lecture Series

Featuring Prof. Geoffrey Coates (Cornell University), Prof. Daniela Buccella (New York University), Dr. Adam Fischmann (Cytec Industries) and Prof. Ged Parkin (Columbia University)

Followed by an Inorganic, Organometallic and Nano (ION) Student and Postdoc Poster Social
Friday, September 19, 2014

Please register here
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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.

Global Climate Change Symposium and Workshop

The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring a half-day symposium and workshop on Global Climate Change.
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Please register here

Calendar of Events

September 2014
19New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
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19High School Teachers Topical Group
Safety Policy and Procedure in the Science Classroom and Laboratory
Lew Malchick
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19Inorganic And Organometallic Topical Group
Frontiers of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry Symposium
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20Long Island Subsection
Chemistry of Wine Making at Palmer Vineyards
A trip to Palmer Vineyards in Riverhead, NY to learn the chemistry of wine making. Winemaker Miguel Martin will explain the science behind the wine, discuss different grapes and viticulture practices, and explain the wine making process from grapes to bottling. Participation is limited to 30 persons age 21 or older, so register and pay the $20 cost ASAP.
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25New York Local Section
Pharmacoeconomics and IP Strategies in Drug Development
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30Biochemical Topical Group
Elucidating GPCR Functional Selectivity: Novel Opportunities for Drug Development
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October 2014
2Long Island Subsection
From Molecules to Macromolecules to Materials: Controlling structure through synthesis
Robert B. (Barney) Grubbs, Stony Brook University
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2Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
What propels the business of advanced materials?
Speaker: James H. Huntsman, Division President, Huntsmand Advanced Materials
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7Nanotechnology Discussion Group
Nanotechnology Symposium
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8Westchester Chemical Society
Micro-Tools to Study Single-Cell Immunology
Qing Song, Polytechnic School of Engineering of New York University
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17Biochemical Topical Group
Diabetic Kidney Disease: Drug Discovery and Clinical Development Challenges
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17High School Teachers Topical Group
New Separation and Adsorption Media for a Number of Important Toxic and Non-Toxic Gases
Prof. Teresa J. Bandosz, Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
City College of New York - CUNY

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23New York Local Section
National Chemistry Week
Illustrated Poem Contest Deadline

The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy
Registration Website
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26New York Local Section
National Chemistry Week
The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy
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28Biochemical Topical Group
Pharmacologic Resolution of Inflammation as a Novel Therapeutic Approach
NB: Abstract Submission Deadline September, 26, 2014
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30New York Local Section
Future of Drug Discovery – Challenges, Risks and Rewards
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31Hudson - Bergen Subsection
Inhalation Exposures to Nanoparticles during the Use of Nanotechnology enabled Consumer Products
Dr. Gedi Meinelis, Rutgers University
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2014 Program On-Line
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Chemists Celebrate Earth Day 2014


The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society celebrated Earth Day 2014 with a series of special events. These included a Chemistry Demo Event at the Great Neck Library (shown above), a nature walk through the Hofstra University Arboretum, an illustrated poem contest, and a parade over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.

Message from 2014 Chair
Pamela K. Kerrigan, Ph.D.

2014 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 $11.00 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