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2017 Sectionwide Conference
Saturday January 21, 2017
at Queensborough Community College - CUNY
222-05 56th St., Bayside, NY
Featuring a Keynote address entitled:
Peptide Nanotechnology: Building on the Building Blocks of Life
Prof. Rein Ulijn
Director, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center Nanoscience Initiative
Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
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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 December 15, 2016
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 January 1, 2017.
Calendar of Events
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Len Blavatnik,Access Industries, for Historical Industrial Investment
David M. Cote,Honeywell, for Lifetime Achievement
Major General Charles F. Bolden Jr.,NASA, for Science Involvement
Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Solvay, for Extraordinary Innovation
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|8||Westchester Chemical Society|
Effects of Overhanging Analyte Oligo Tails in Model DNA and Morpholino Arrays
Ursula Koniges, Tandon School of Engineering
New York University
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|8||Analytical Chemistry Topical Group|
Forensic Analysis of Fiber Dyes via Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
Mircea Alex Comanescu, John Jay College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
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|16||High School Teachers Topical Group|
Communicating Science in Action: Fruit Flies are People Too
Kimberly Bell, Alan Alda Center for Science Communication
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|18||High School Teachers Topical Group|
How You Can Cover the Regents Chemistry Curriculum with Significant Time Restraints
Tehilla P. Rieser, SAR High School
503 West 259th Street
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|26||Long Island Subsection|
|31||Westchester Chemical Society|
The Westchester Chemical Society is accepting nominations for the "WCS Distinguished Scientist Award 2017". Scientists who live or work in Westchester or the Bronx qualify. The awardee is expected to attend the Awards Dinner (April/May time-frame) and to present aspects of his or her work. Self-nominations are acceptable. Nominations are not carried over from previous years. New and possibly updated nominations should be submitted. Please send a cover letter stating why your nominee should receive the award along with the nominee's resume by January 31, 2017 to: Dr. Paul Dillon or Dr. Peter Corfield
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New York Local Section Presents the William H. Nichols Award
to Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pictured above: Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald accepts the William H. Nichols Medal for 2016
from Prof. Alison G. Hyslop 2016 Chair of the New York Section.
Since 1903, the New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society has honored a preeminent chemists with the William H. Nichols Medal.
The 2016 award recognizes Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald for Landmark Contributions to Organometallic Chemistry, Ligand Design and Catalysis.
The symposium presented in his honor included lectures by Dr. Timothy Jamison (MIT), Dr. M. Christina White (University of Illinois), Dr. Joel Barrish (Achilleion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.).
This gala event was capped off with Prof. Buchwald's Award Lecture and the William H. Nichols Medal Award Dinner.
Message from 2016 Chair
Dr. Alison Hyslop
2016 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!
NY Section ACS Speakers Bureau