About the New York Section
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Section Officers & Committee Chairs

2019 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
  Student Activities
  H. S. Teachers
  US National Chemistry Olympiad
  Younger Chemists

  Long Island
         Env Chem
         HS Awards
  Staten Island

New York Section
   Job Manual
   Annual Reports (PDF)
      2017 Summary (3.1 MB)
          (w/attachments, 175 MB)
      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)
    Event Reporting Form (MS.docx)
    Expense Form (MS.docx)
    Expense Form (PDF)

National ACS
   ACS Network
   Webinars en Españoll

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Department of Chemistry
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
Phone 516-883-7510
Fax 516-883-4003

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National Chemistry Week 2019
October 20-26, 2019

Marvelous Metals!
The 32nd Annual National Chemistry Week

The New York Section of the American Chemical Society will celebrate National Chemistry Week
with an award-winning event on Sunday October 20, 2019 from 11 am - 4 pm at the New York Hall of Science.
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Registration is now Open

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The NY ACS is also sponsoring an Illustrated Poem Competition in conjunction with National Chemistry Week.

Download Poem Competition Flyer (PDF)
Download Poem Competition Entry (MS Word)

Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table

The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society is joining the world-wide effort to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019 by constructing a giant three-dimensional Periodic Table display for the National Chemistry Week celebration at the New York Hall of Science. This table, composed of 118 individual element panels designed by participants and approximately 12ft x 10ft x 9ft in size, pays tribute to the glorious discovery of the periodicity of the chemical elements and will be unveiled on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 2:30 pm.

REACT - The Organic chemistry Game

Grab your lab coat and jump into REACT! - the world's first and only chemically accurate organic chemistry board game! This new multiplayer board game can teach anyone organic chemistry. Build your deck of chemical cards from an array of reagents and combine them to conduct reactions. Be the first to invent a multi-step process that uses reactions to build the goal molecule on your lab bench. But, watch out for rival scientists, who might steal your cards and contaminate your experiments! With REACT!, there's never a dull moment; it makes learning organic chemistry exciting and fun!

REACT! hopes to make organic chemistry less daunting and more enjoyable for students across the globe. Created by students at UC Berkeley and Yale, REACT! teaches university-level organic chemistry in a manner that is understandable and fun. The game’s flexible learning method makes it a great fit for board game enthusiasts and students in high school, university and beyond.

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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 September 3, 2019

Calendar of Events

October 2019
20New York Local Section
National Chemistry Week
Marvelous Metals
Add to Calendar
22Biochemical Topical Group
Targeting Immunometabolism in Autoimmune Diseases and Inflammation
Registration Website
Add to Calendar
28New York Local Section
Deadline for December 2019 Indicator
Registration Website
Add to Calendar

November 2019
7Westchester Chemical Society
Tripodal Ligands in Bioinorganic and Organometallic Chemistry: Carbon Dioxide Functionalization and Mercury Detoxification
Gerard Parkin, D. Phil., Columbia University
Add to Calendar
7Long Island Subsection
Spatial and Temporal Variability of Nutrient Concentrations in Long Island Sound
Dr. Paul Marchese, Queensborough Community College
Add to Calendar
12Biochemical Topical Group
Next Generation Organoids for Biomedical Research and Drug Discovery
Registration Website
15New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
18New York Local Section
Eastern Analytical Symposium
19New York Local Section
Eastern Analytical Symposium
20New York Local Section
Eastern Analytical Symposium
28New York Local Section
Deadline for January 2020 Indicator
Registration Website

Future Months
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New York Local Section Presents
the Nichols Foundation High School Chemistry Teacher Award
to Dr. Stephanie O'Brien of Commack High School

The Nichols Foundation Chemistry Teacher Award
Dr. Stephanie O'Brien (left) being presented the award by Stephan Radice

Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie O'Brien of Commack High School for her dedicated work as an outstanding chemistry teacher from the ACS New York Section.

Message from 2019 Chair
Dr. Justyna Widera-Kalinowska

2019 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