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Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
This Weekend !

The New York Section of the American Chemical Society, ACS, will be walking the iconic Brooklyn Bridge in celebration of Earth Day

Thanks to the 200+ registrants, see you Saturday

The 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium
May 9, 2015
featuring the Keynote address

Constructing Killer Surfaces

presented by

Prof. JaimeLee Rizzo
Department of Chemistry
Pace University

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Prof. Rizzo

High School Awards

High School Teachers please nominate your best and brightest chemistry students for recognition!

Nominate Students in Manhattan, the Bronx and Rockland County by May 16th

Nominate Students in Queens and Long Island by May 4th

New York Section 2015 Elections

The biographies of the candidates for office in the New York Section of the American Chemical Society are below and all ACS New York Section members are encouraged to vote by May 31, 2015.

Electronic ballots will be sent to the membership in mid-April
Members may request a paper ballot by contacting the New York Section Office at (516) 883-7510 or Email before May 1, 2015.

Candidate Bios

Calendar of Events

April 2015
25New York Local Section
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25New York Local Section
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
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27Biochemical Topical Group
Non-Motor Symptoms: Unravelling the "Invisible" Face of Parkinson's Disease
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30Westchester Chemical Society
Distinguished Scientists Award and College Achievement Awards
Silicon, Silanes, Silicones and You: Ordinary and Extraordinary Applications of Silicon and Silicon-Containing Compounds
presented by featured speaker
Kenrick M. Lewis, Ph.D.
Corporate Research Fellow
Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
Tarrytown, NY
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May 2015
1Hudson - Bergen Subsection
The 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
with a lecture on
Mapping Protein Folding Landscapes with High Pressure NMR by
Catherine Royer, Ph.D.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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4Long Island Subsection
The 25th Annual High School Awards - Nomination Deadline
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9New York Local Section
63rd Undergraduate Research Symposium
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14Long Island Subsection
The 25th Annual High School Awards
with a lecture on
The Importance of Chemistry in Today's Crime Scene Investigations by
Scott J. Kovar
Director of Forensic Sciences
Hofstra University

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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 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