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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
         Chemical Heritage Foundation
  National Chemistry Week
  Student Activities
  H. S. Teachers
  US National Chemistry Olympiad
  Younger Chemists

  Long Island
         Env Chem
         HS Awards
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New York Section
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   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)

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8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
Phone 516-883-7510
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Outstanding College Faculty Teaching and Student Awards

The New York Local Section is excited to offer the following two new college faculty teaching awards:

The Outstanding Four-Year College and University Chemistry Faculty Teaching Award


The Outstanding Two-Year College Chemistry Teaching Award

These awards recognize, encourage and stimulate high quality teaching and research at four-year colleges and universities, and two-year colleges within the New York Section of the American Chemical Society.
Applications Due : March 19, 2018.

Four Year College and University Award Announcement
Two Year College Award Announcement

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"

Registration is open, the deadline is April 4, 2018 !
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Nichols Medal

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
Dive into Marine Chemistry !
Sunday, April 22nd

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

Online Registration is open

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The 2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium
May 5, 2018
featuring the Keynote address

Understanding Chemistry Using Theoretical Embedding Methods

presented by

Dr. Dhabih V. Chulhai
Department of Chemistry
Univeristy of Minnesota

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Dr. Chulhai

Calendar of Events

March 2018
19Biochemical Topical Group
Cell Death Pathways in Human Health and Disease
This symposium will explore the physiological processes by which cell death contributes to human disease, outlining mechanisms of cell clearance, impact on pathogenesis, and implication for therapeutics.
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Registration Website
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21New York Local Section
The Unique Challenges of Forensic Science
NY/NJ Society for Applied Spectroscopy
John A. Reffner, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
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28Westchester Chemical Society
Achieving Global Sustainability: Huge Challenges and Opportunties
Rita Upmacis, PhD, Department of Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Pace University

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April 2018
4Metrowomen Chemists Committee
Chemistry Through Social Contexts
Dr. Bhawani Venkataraman, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
The New School, NY

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17Biochemical Topical Group
Advances in Translational Models to Study Fibrosis
This symposium will review what is known about the cell and molecular biology of fibrosis and reparative healing, discuss current model systems, and consider the challenges and opportunities for future innovation.
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
Registration Website
19Long Island Subsection
Guided inquiry in organic chemistry: Using computational methods to introduce molecule building and geometry.
Dr. Raquel Decicco, Wagner College
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20Hudson - Bergen Subsection
20th Annual Student Research Symposium
20High School Teachers Topical Group
Demo Derby II
22New York Local Section
Chemists Celebrate Earth Week - Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
25New York Local Section
NY/NJ Society for Applied Spectroscopy
Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) Addition to Microscopic Analyses and Raman and IR of Particles
Dr. Markus Lankers Gmbh

26Westchester Chemical Society
Westchester Distinguished Scientist Award Dinner and Student Achievement Awards
Featuring 2018 Awardee
Eugene Stephane Managa, PhD
Bronx Community College
The Control of Spin Dynamics in Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
27Long Island Subsection
18th Annual Chemistry Challenge

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Three Members Elected 2017 ACS Fellows

ACS Fellow

Three members of the New York Local Section of the ACS were elected as ACS Fellows in 2017. Peter W.R. Corfield (Fordham University), JaimeLee Iolani Rizzo (Pace University), and Nicole S. Sampson (Stony Brook University) will be honored at the Fall National Meeting and Exposiiton of the American Chemical Society.

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