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The 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium
May 6, 2017
featuring the Keynote address

Intelligent Self-Assembling Biomaterials

presented by

Prof. Jin K. Monclare
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
New York University Tandon School of Engineering

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Nichols Medal

Call for Nominations
2018 William H. Nichols Medal

Nominations Due May 31, 2017 | Nomination Website

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Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
Chemistry Helps Feed the World
Sunday, April 23rd

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

Registration is Open

After the April 7th registration deadline, there will be a $5 fee which is payable onsite at the day of the event (cash only).

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Calendar of Events

March 2017
30Long Island Subsection
Board Meeting
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31New York Local Section
The Inaugural Edward J. McNelis Lecture in Chemistry
3:00 PM at New York University
Prof. John F. Hartwig, University of California - Berkeley
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April 2017
6Long Island Subsection
Dr. Fabiola Barrios, Yeshiva University
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6Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
Biotechnology: What is next?
Host: Paul Pospisil, PhD, Sr. Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International
7New York Local Section
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day : Registration Deadline
Chemistry Helps Feed the World
featuring a keynote address entitled
Achieving Global Sustainability: Green Chemistry Needs You!
by Prof. Rita Upmacis of Pace University
11Biochemical Topical Group
Gene Therapy for Rare Diseases
Gene therapy has been proposed as a promising therapeutic strategy for monogenic disorders. THis symposium will explore recent advances in the field and identify ongoing obstacles on the path to wider use of this approach.
12Westchester Chemical Society
Cutting and Pasting with DNA: Genome Editing
Evan Merkhofer, PhD, Mount Saint Mary College
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19Metrowomen Chemists Committee
Nitric Oxide Signaling in Bacteria: Discovery of a New Mechanism for Regulating Bacterial Biofilms
12:15 PM at Pace University
Prof. Elizabeth M. Boon, Stony Brook University
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21New York Local Section
SURC 2017 - 3rd Annual SUNY Undergraduate Resarch Conference
21Long Island Subsection
Chemistry Challenge
21High School Teachers Topical Group
Demo Derby II
21New York Local Section
65thUndergraduate Research Symposium - Deadline for Advanced Registration
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21Hudson - Bergen Subsection
The 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Multifuncitonal Nanostructured Materials: From rational design and synthesis to potential applications in catalysis and nanomedicine
presented by
Prof. Tewodros (Teddy) Asefa
Rutgers University

23New York Local Section
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
Chemistry Helps Feed the World
featuring a keynote address entitled
Achieving Global Sustainability: Green Chemistry Needs You!
by Prof. Rita Upmacis of Pace University
25Biochemical Topical Group
Complement Pathways in Disease
The complement system is the first line of defense against infection, however we have yet to capitalize on its therapeutic potential. This sympsosium will focus on novel insights into the complement pathway in a number of clinical disorders.
27Long Island Subsection
Board Meeting
28New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting

Future Months
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presented to
Steven M. Borneman of Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York

Steven M. Borneman

Congratulations to Steven Borneman of Byram Hills High School for excellence in the chemistry classroom !

Message from 2017 Chair
Dr. Brian R. Gibney

2017 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!

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