About the New York Section
Membership Info

Section Officers & Committee Chairs

2018 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
   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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American Chemical Society
New York Section, Inc.
Department of Chemistry
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
Phone 516-883-7510
Fax 516-883-4003

Office Administrator

Nichols Medal
Vicki H. Grassian, Ph.D.

Vicki H. Grassian, Ph.D.

William H. Nichols Medalist
for 2019

Symposium and Award Dinner
April 12, 2019

"For pioneering energy relevant 3​D nanoarchitectures"

Registration is open, the deadline is April 2, 2018 !
PDF Reservation Form
Online Reservation (PayPal/Credit card accepted)

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The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring the Chemagination competition for high school chemistry students on Friday March 8, 2019 at St. John's University.
Please see the website for details


Deadline for Submission of an Intent to Participate Form ( MS Word or PDF)
February 9, 2019.

Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture
Prof. Gregory Petsko will present a lecture entitled
"The Coming Epidemic of Neurodegenerative Disease and What Science is Doing About It"
on March 14th which is free and open to the public.
Please click here to register
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Calendar of Events

February 2019
19Biochemical Topical Group
Exosomes in Diagnostics and Therapeutics
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19Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
IFF: Personal Care Innovation
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20New York Local Section
US National Chemistry Olympiad
Registration Deadline

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20Organic Chemistry Topical Group
Phase Separation in Biology and Disease
A day-long sympsosium

Scientists from academic and industry dissect the latest advanced in the field of biological phase separation and discuss the implications for human disease
Registration Website
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23New York Local Section
Article Submission Deadline

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28New York Local Section
Deadline for April 2019 Indicator
Registration Website
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March 2019
7Long Island Subsection
Heterocycle Synthesis from Quinoids
Dr. Shengping Zheng, Hunter College - CUNY
Add to Calendar
7Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
DowDuPont: Transforming the Chemistry Industry Landscape
Registration Website
7Westchester Chemical Society
Science Cafe
Plastics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Joseph W. Krumpfer, Ph.D., Pace University
8New York Local Section
8New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
14Brooklyn Subsection
Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture
The Coming Epidemic of Neurodegenerative Disease and What Science is Doing About It
Prof. Gregory A. Petsko
Weill Cornell Medical School

14Biochemical Topical Group
Adult Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Registration Website
16New York Local Section
US National Chemistry Olympiad
Test Day

Registration Website
17New York Local Section
US National Chemistry Olympiad
Test Day

Registration Website
26Nanotechnology Discussion Group
Nanoscience NY Symposium
27New York Local Section
NY/NJ Society for Applied Spectroscopy
John P. Jasper, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer of Molecular Isotope Technologies LLC, An Overview of Intellectual Property Protection of Biopharmaceutical Compounds via Natural-Abundance Stable Isotopes
Add to Calendar
28New York Local Section
Deadline for May 2019 Indicator
Registration Website
28Westchester Chemical Society
Chemistry in Cameroon: Quality Control of Drugs
Rolande Hodel, Ph.D., AIDSfreeAFRICA
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29New York Local Section
Novartis Lecture in the Chemical Sciences at NYU

Future Months
|April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December |

Three Members Elected 2018 ACS Fellows

ACS Fellow

Three members of the New York Local Section of the ACS were elected as ACS Fellows in 2018. Brian R. Gibney (Brooklyn College & The Graduate Center of CUNY), Barbara Hillery (SUNY-Old Westbury), and Paris Svoronos (Queensborough Community College - CUNY) will be honored at the Fall National Meeting and Exposiiton of the American Chemical Society.

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