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Nichols Medal
Prof. Chad A. Mirkin

Prof. Chad A. Mirkin

William H. Nichols Medalist
for 2017

Symposium and Award Dinner
March 24, 2017

"For pioneering practical applications of nanochemistry"

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US National Chemistry Olympiad

The New York Local Section is participating in the 2017 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad,
a chemistry competition for high school students.
The examination is being given the weekend of March 4-5, 2017.

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The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring the Chemagination competition for high school chemistry students on Saturday March 1, 2017 at St. John's University.
Please see the website for details


Deadline for Submission of an Intent to Participate Form ( MS Word or PDF)
February 10, 2017.

Calendar of Events

January 2017
26Long Island Subsection
Board Meeting
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31Westchester 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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February 2017
2Long Island Subsection
Dr. Emily Mundorff, Hostra University
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7Westchester Chemical Society
Yes, But Why Sulfuric Acid? Young William H. Nichols Entry into the 19th Century Chemical Industry
Peter Corfield, PhD, Department of Chemistry
Fordham University

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7Nanotechnology Discussion Group
Nanotechnology Symposium
8Westchester Chemical Society
Yes, But Why Sulfuric Acid? Young William H. Nichols entry into 19thPeter Corfield, PhD, Department of Chemistry, Fordham University
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10New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
10High School Teachers Topical Group
The Feynman Picture of Quantum Confinement of Small Molecules & Computation Chemistry Methods for Crystal Structure Prediction
Joseph Gendagorta & Dr. Leslie Vogt, New York University
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17Analytical Chemistry Topical Group
Ellipsometric and Dynamic Contact Angle Analysis of Inorganic Oxide Surfaces Modified by Siloxane Equilibration Reactions
Joseph W. Krumpfer, Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Pace University

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23Long Island Subsection
Board Meeting

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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 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!

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