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2015 Sectionwide Conference
Saturday January 17, 2015
at St. Joseph's College
Touhy Hall

Featuring a Keynote address entitled:

Capturing The Power Of The Sun Using Molecular Wires And Devices:
From Photovoltaics To Photocatalysis For Environmental Remediation

Dr. Wayne E. Jones, Jr.
Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY

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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.

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 November 15, 2014.

December 2014
1Westchester Chemical Society
What's Beyond the Lithium-Ion Battery?
Lin-Feng Li, Ph.D., Bettergy Corp., Peekskill, NY
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Long Island Subsection
Holiday Party and Board Elections
The Poison Center: Current Topics
Maria Mercurio-Zappala, Associate Director, New York City Poison Control Center
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4Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
The 3rd ACS NY CM&E Awards for Leadership
Celebrating CM&E's 60th Anniversary

Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical Company, for Lifetime Achievement
Dr. Thomas Connelly,E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. for Extraordinary Innovation
Tom Kichler, One Equity Partners, for Distinction in Private Equity
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9Biochemical Topical Group
Diabetic Kidney Disease: Drug Discovery and Clinical Development Challenges
NB Abstract Submission and Travel Fellowship Application Deadline is October 17, 2014
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9Westchester Chemical Society
What's Beyong the Lithium-Ion Battery
Lin-Feng Li, Ph.D., Bettergy Corp., Peekskill, NY
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9New York Local Section
US Pharmacopeial Convention : Long Island Forum
Please make plans to attend the USP User Forum December 9, 2014 at the Hofstra University Student Center in Hempstead, NY. USP staff will be speaking on various topics including: USP publications, reference standards, free resources available from USP, and hot topics such as elemental impurities, General Chapter updates, and monograph modernization. There is no charge to attend and lunch is included. Please register.
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12High School Teachers Topical Group
The Lost Elements - The Periodic Table's Shadow Side
Mary Virginia Orna, Department of Chemistry
College of New Rochelle

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Prof. Jacqueline Barton of the California Institute of Technology presented the Fourth Annual Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture

Brooklyn Frontiers
Pictured above: Prof. Jacqueline Barton

Prof. Jacqueline Barton, a pioneer in the field fo electron transfer in DNA, present a thought-provoking and entertaining Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture on April 3rd, 2014 entitled Signaling through DNA. Over 200 people enjoyed an evening of world-class science.

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!

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