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Chemistry Colors Our World

The New York Section of the American Chemical Society will celebrate National Chemistry Week
with an event on October 18, 2015 from 11 am - 4 pm at the New York Hall of Science.
The registration deadline is October 2, 2015.

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

Download New York Hall of Science Event Call for Volunteers
Registration is now Open
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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, 2015.

Call for Papers !

Calendar of Events

October 2015
6Nanotechnology Discussion Group
Nanotechnology Symposium
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14Westchester Chemical Society
How Your Grandmother's Diet May Have Changed Your Life
Haley Clancy, Ph.D.,
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Life Science, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
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18New York Local Section
National Chemistry Week
Chemistry Colors Our World

Registration Website
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24New York Local Section
National Chemistry Week
Chemistry Colors Our World

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27Biochemical Topical Group
Phenotypic and Bio-marker Drug Discovery
This symposium aims to deepen our understanding of phenotypic drug discovery and to foster the exchange of ideas between industry-based and academic research scientists.
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28Westchester Chemical Society
Science Cafe
The Natural Lifetime of Ideological Regimes
G. David Mendenhall, Ph.D., President, Eastern Sources, Inc.

November 2015
5Long Island Subsection
Semiconductor Nanostructures for High Efficiency Artificial Photosynthesis
Mingzhao Liu, Ph.D., Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory
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10Nanotechnology Discussion Group
Nanotechnology Symposium
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11Westchester Chemical Society
Hydrogen Bonding in Redox and Nanoparticle Construction
Marc A. Walters, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry
New York University

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16New York Local Section
Eastern Analytical Symposium
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20New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
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Future Months
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New York Local Section Presents the William H. Nichols Award
to Prof. Amos B. Smith III of the University of Pennsylvania

Pictured above: Prof. Amos B. Smith III accepts the William H. Nichols Medal for 2014
from Prof. Pamela K. Kerrigan 2014 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 2014 award recognizes Prof. Amos B. Smith for Outstanding Contributions to Synthetic Organic Chemistry. The symposium presented in his honor included lectures by Dr. Karl J. Hales (Queen's University Belfast), Dr. Yoshito Kishi (Harvard University), Dr. John l. Wood (Baylor University). This gala event was capped off with Prof. Smith's Award Lecture and the William H. Nichols Medal Award Dinner.

Message from 2015 Chair
Dr. Paris Svoronos

2015 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