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Call for Volunteers !

Join Our Award-Winning Service to Chemists and the Chemical Enterprise !

Do you want to give back? Do something that is satisfying and of service to the broader chemistry community? Then become a NY ACS Volunteer !

Over the past 125 years, the New York Section of the American Chemical Society has developed a number of outreach programs to serve the chemistry profession, its practitioners and the general public. You can review our rich history of award winning service in this video. The New York Local Section needs your help to build on its legacy of :

  • fostering young talent in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields
  • supporting STEM teachers and education
  • providing access to college for chemistry students from underrepresented groups
  • offering innovative programs to enlighten the public on the benefits of chemistry
  • providing professional networking opportunities for chemists and chemical engineers
The only qualification is a desire to serve something greater than yourself.
If you, or your organization, are interested in participating in, or sponsoring, any of the Section's ongoing activities, or collaborating on a new program, please contact NYACS Chair Brian Gibney for more information.

National Chemistry Week 2017
October 22-28, 2017

Chemistry Rocks!
The 30th Annual National Chemistry Week

The New York Section of the American Chemical Society will celebrate National Chemistry Week
with an award-winning event on October 14, 2017 from 11 am - 4 pm at the New York Hall of Science.
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Calendar of Events

August 2017
22Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
First CME ACS NASA Symposium on The Journey to Mars
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22Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
CME Mars Symposium Reception
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September 2017
1New York Section
Eastern Analytical Symposium : Poster Abstract Submission Deadline
7Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
15New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
15High School Teachers Topical Group
Photovoltaic Cells and Solar Energy
Prof. Alexander Santulli, Manhattan College
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26Biochemical Topical Group
Targeting RNA Using Small Molecules
This symposium will explore new research on RNA dynamics covering currently available assays, detection tools, and imaging platforms, while also providing an in-depth discussion of recent advances for studying RNA function and ultimately targeting RNA for treating and curing disease

Future Months
|October | November | December |

New York Local Section Presents the William H. Nichols Award
to Prof. Chad A. Mirkin of Northwestern University

Pictured above: Prof. Chad A. Mirkin accepts the William H. Nichols Medal for 2017
from Prof. Brian R. Gibney 2017 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 2017 award recognizes Prof. Chad A. Mirkin for Pioneering practical applications of nanochemistry . The symposium presented in his honor included lectures by Profs. Timothy M. Swager (MIT), Christopher J. Chang (University of California - Berkeley), Nathan C. Gianneschi (University of California - San Diego) and Harry B. Gray (California Institute of Technology). This gala event was capped off with Prof. Mirkins's Award Lecture and the William H. Nichols Medal Award Dinner.

Message from 2017 Chair
Dr. Brian R. Gibney

2017 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