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US National Chemistry Olympiad

The New York Local Section is participating in the 2018 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad,
a chemistry competition for high school students.
The examination is being given the weekend of March 3-4, 2018.

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Nichols Medal
Debra R. Rolison, Ph.D.

Debra R. Rolison, Ph.D.

William H. Nichols Medalist
for 2018

Symposium and Award Dinner
April 13, 2018

"For pioneering energy relevant 3​D nanoarchitectures"

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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 Friday March 9, 2018 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 9, 2018.

Calendar of Events

January 2018
30Nanotechnology Discussion Group
Nanoscience NY Symposium
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31Westchester Chemical Society
Westchester Distinguished Scientist Award
Nomination Deadline

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February 2018
1Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
Future Flavors
1Long Island Subsection
Trapping the Enzyme-catalyzed Reactions using different Approaches of X-ray Crystallography
Rakhi Agarwal, Ph.D., Nassau Community College
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8New York Local Section
US National Chemistry Olympiad - Registration Deadline
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9High School Teachers Topical Group
Charting a Path to Renewable Energy
Dr. John L. Roeder, Physics Teacher, The Calhoun School
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15Westchester Chemical Society
Science Cafe
David Mendenhall, PhD
Eastern Sources, Inc
16New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
21New York Local Section
NY/NJ Society for Applied Spectroscopy
Spectroscopic Hyperspectral Chemical Imaging
Emil W. Ciurczak
Doramaxx Consulting


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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 2018 Chair
Dr. Joseph M. Serafin

2018 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 $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!

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