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Department of Chemistry
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
Phone 516-883-7510
Fax 516-883-4003

Office Administrator

Nichols Medal
Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai

Prof. Gabor A. Somorjai

William H. Nichols Medalist
for 2015

Symposium and Award Dinner
April 17, 2015

"Molecular Surface Science And Its Applications. Nanomaterials, The Surface Chemical Bond, Biointerfaces, And Catalysis"

US National Chemistry Olympiad

The New York Local Section is participating in the 2015 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad,
a chemistry competition for high school students.
Teachers please register your students for the exam by February 11, 2015 for the March 7-8, 2015 test dates.

More information


The New York Section of the American Chemical Society, ACS, will be sponsoring the Annual Chemagination contest for high school chemistry students. This year's theme is:
"What innovation or breakthrough in the field of chemistry will be important in the lives of teenagers 25 years from now?"


Deadline for Submission of an Intent to Participate Form ( MS Word or PDF)
March 20, 2015.

Chemists Celebrate Earth Day

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


New York Local Section Employment Opportunities

Job seekers, please check out our Employment Opportunities webpage.

Employers, are you looking to reach a highly qualified pool of job applicants in the New York area ? If so, please send your job announcement to us via Email.

Calendar of Events

January 2015
27Biochemical Topical Group
Cytokine-Based Immunotherapies
Registration Website
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30High School Teachers Topical Group
Indigo and Cochineal: Uniform Colors
Robert F. Drake
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February 2015
3Nanotechnology Discussion Group
Nanotechnology Symposium
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5Long Island Subsection
Discovery and Development of Purine-scaffold Hsp90 inhibitors for the Treatment of Cancer
Tony Taldone, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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7Brooklyn Subsection
20th Annual High School Poster Session - Sponsored by St. Joseph's College and the New York Local Seciton of the American Chemical Society
Featuring a lecture entitled Protein-based Drug Delivery Agents by
Carlo Yuvienco, Ph.D., Physical Sciences Department, St. Joseph's College

Registration Website
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10Westchester Chemical Society
Anammox: Nitrogen Removal for the 21st Century
Mehsa Mehrdad, Ph.D. Candidate, City College of New York - CUNY
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13New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
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24Biochemical Topical Group
Harnessing the Potential of Genome Editing for Drug Discovery: Translational Frontiers of in vitro and in vivo Applications

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27High School Teachers Topical Group
New York Univeristy
Mark E. Tuckerman, Department of Chemistry and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
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New York Local Section Presents
the Outstanding Service Award for 2013 to
Prof. Marc A. Walters


Pamela Kerrigan presenting the Outstanding Service Award for 2013 to Prof. Marc A. Walters of New York University for his continued and outstanding service to the New York Section.

Message from 2015 Chair
Dr. Paris Svoronos

2015 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 $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