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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

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         Env Chem
         HS Awards
  Staten Island

New York Section
   Annual Reports (PDF)
      2017 Summary (3.1 MB)
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      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)

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National Chemistry Week 2018
October 21-27, 2018

Chemistry is Out of This World!
The 31st Annual National Chemistry Week

The New York Section of the American Chemical Society will celebrate National Chemistry Week
with an award-winning event on Sunday October 21, 2018 from 11 am - 4 pm at the New York Hall of Science.
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The NY ACS is also sponsoring an Illustrated Poem Competition in conjunction with National Chemistry Week.

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Download Poem Competition Entry form (PDF)

Reaching Students with Disabilities

The New York Local Section in collaboration with the ACS Chemists with Disabilities Committee and the CUNY Graduate Center are proud to offer a day-long symposium on adapting laboratory experiences for students with disabilities entitled 'Reaching Students with Disabilities'.

The symposium is being held at the CUNY Graduate Center and will be live-streamed on FacebookLive.
This event is free and open to all, but you need to register and indicate if you are attending in person or online.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Please register here
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Frontiers of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
Lecture Series

Featuring Prof. Theodore Betley (Harvard University), Prof. Harry Gafney (Queens College & The Graduate Center of CUNY), Prof. Eszter Boros (Stony Brook University), and Prof. Rita Upmacis (Pace University)

Followed by an Inorganic, Organometallic and Nano (ION) Student and Postdoc Poster Social
Friday, October 26, 2018

Please register here
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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, 2019.

Preliminary Program Available !

Calendar of Events

October 2018
23Nanotechnology Discussion Group
Nanoscience NY Symposium
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23Biochemical Topical Group
New Therapeutic Strategies to Combat Antibacterial Resistance
Registration Website
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24New York Local Section
A Comparison of Structural and Functional Optical Coherence Tomography Systems for Assessment of Hard Dental Tissues
NY/NJ Society for Applied Spectroscopy
Christine SayhounAdd to Calendar
24New York Local Section
Hudson Valley Science Cafe
Saliva: The New Fingerprint of Taste Preference and Selection

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25Hudson - Bergen Subsection
Phosphostasis and Cell Fate - Phosphorylation States of PEA-15 and Regulation of Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis - A special seminar in celebration of National Chemistry Week
Dr. Yufeng Wei, Department of Chemistry, New Jersey City University
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26Inorganic And Organometallic Topical Group
Frontiers of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
Registration Website
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27New York Local Section
Reaching Students with Disabilities
A one-day symposium on adapting laboratory experiences for students with disabilities targeted to high school and college faculty, graduate students and disability service administrators.
Registration Website
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November 2018
1Long Island Subsection
Clean Direct Use of Biomass for Thermal Applications
Rebecca Tojanowski, Brookhaven National Laboratory
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6Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
M&A Strategy
11New York Local Section
EAS Gold Medal Award Program honoring
Professor Igor Lednev
NY/NJ Society for Applied Spectroscopy
at Eastern Analytical SymposiumAdd to Calendar
15Westchester Chemical Society
Chemistry in Cameroon: Quality Control of Drugs
Rolande Hodel, PhD, AIDSfeeAFRICA
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16New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
28New York Local Section
Hudson Valley Science Cafe
Direct to Consumer DNA Tests


Future Months
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New York Local Section Presents the William H. Nichols Award
to Dr. Debra R. Rolison of the US Naval Research Laboratory

Pictured above: Dr. Debra Rolison (center), William H. Nichols Medalist for 2018,
with Profs. Joseph M. Serafin (right) and Justyna Widera-Kalinowska (left), 2018 Chair and Co-Chair of the New York Section, respectively.

Since 1903, the New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society has honored a preeminent chemists with the William H. Nichols Medal. The 2018 award recognizes Dr. Debra R. Rolison for For Pioneering 3D Nanoarchitectures for Energy-relevant Materials . The symposium presented in his honor included lectures by Dr. Stephanie L. Brock (Wayne State University), Dr. Jillian L. Dempsey (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill), and Dr. Héctor D. Abruña (Cornell University ). This gala event was capped off with Dr. Rolison's Award Lecture and the William H. Nichols Medal Award Dinner.

Message from 2018 Chair
Dr. Joseph M. Serafin

2018 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