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Nichols Medal
Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai

Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai

William H. Nichols Medalist
for 2015

Symposium and Award Dinner
April 17, 2015

"Molecular Surface Science And Its Applications. Nanomaterials, The Surface Chemical Bond, Biointerfaces, And Catalysis"

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William H. Nichols Fellowship
Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity

The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society is excited to offer the William H. Nichols Fellowship, a summer research fellowship for undergraduate students. Please see the details on the website

Applications Due April 8, 2015

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The 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium
May 9, 2015
featuring the Keynote address

Constructing Killer Surfaces

presented by

Prof. JaimeLee Rizzo
Department of Chemistry
Pace University

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Prof. Rizzo

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day

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

Registration Deadline - April 20, 2015

New York Section 2015 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 May 31, 2015.

Electronic ballots will be sent to the membership in mid-April
Members may request a paper ballot by contacting the New York Section Office at (516) 883-7510 or Email before May 1, 2015.

Candidate Bios

Calendar of Events

March 2015
26Westchester Chemical Society
Nanoscience of Graphene and other Two-dimensional Materials
Phaedon Avouris, Ph.D.
IBM Fellow
Manager, Nanometer Scale Science & Technology, IBM Research Division
T.J. Watson Research Center

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27Nanotechnology Discussion Group
Plastic Solar Cells
Daniel Turner and James W. Canary, Department of Chemistry, New York University
Place: New York University, 19 University Place, Room 102
Time: 11:15 am - light refreshments at 10:30 am

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April 2015
2Long Island Subsection
Electrophilic Cyclizations of Alkynes-Facile Approaches to Heterocyclic and Carbocyclic Molecules
Yu Chen, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Queens College - CUNY
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2Metrowomen Chemists Committee
Drug of Abuse Bioanalysis During Pregnancy: Recent Advances and Novel Sampling Strategies
Dr. Marta Concheiro, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
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7Nanotechnology Discussion Group
Nanotechnology Symposium
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7New York Local Section
Reservation Deadline
William H. Nichols Symposium and Award Banquet

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8New York Local Section
GFP: Lighting Up Life
2015 Henry Drysdale Dakin Memorial Lecture at Adelphi University presented by
Professor Martin Chalfie
2008 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Columbia University
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8New York Local Section
William H. Nichols Fellowship - Application Deadline
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10New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
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10New York Local Section
63rd Undergraduate Research Symposium
Deadline for Symposium Advanced Registration

Registration Website
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17New York Local Section
William H. Nichols Symposium and Award Banquet
Registration Website
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17New York Local Section
Chemagination - Deadline for Article Submission
Registration Website
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17High School Teachers Topical Group
Demo Derby
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19Analytical Chemistry Topical Group
Spray paint examination and multivariate statistics: the benefits of a common approach
Cyril Muehlethaler, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry
The City College of New York - CUNY

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24Long Island Subsection
15th Annual Chemistry Challenge
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25New York Local Section
Registration Website
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25New York Local Section
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
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27Biochemical Topical Group
Non-Motor Symptoms: Unravelling the "Invisible" Face of Parkinson's Disease
Registration Website
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30Westchester Chemical Society
Distinguished Scientists Award and College Achievement Awards
Silicon, Silanes, Silicones and You: Ordinary and Extraordinary Applications of Silicon and Silicon-Containing Compounds
presented by featured speaker
Kenrick M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Corporate Research Fellow
Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
Tarrytown, NY
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New York Local Section Presents the Nichols Foundation High School Chemistry Teacher Award
to Dr. Mina Aramani of Union City High School

The Nichols Foundation Chemistry Teacher Award
Dr. Mina Aramani

Congratulations to Dr. Mina Aramani of Union City High School for her dedicated work as an outstanding chemistry teacher from the ACS New York Section.

Message from 2015 Chair
Dr. Paris Svoronos

2015 Board Meeting Dates


Archive of Back Issues

Call for Papers

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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