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William H. Nichols Fellowship
Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity

The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society is excited to offer the William H. Nichols Fellowship, a summer research fellowship for undergraduate students. Please see the details on the website

Applications Due January 1, 2016

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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.

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 November 15, 2015.

December 2015
3Brooklyn Subsection
Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture
The Science and Art of Color
presented by
Dr. Marco Leona
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Long Island Subsection
Holiday Party and Board Elections
Seminar at Nassau Community College
College Center Building Room 252-253 (CCB 252-253) Directions
Invisible Ink: The History Behing It and the Chemistry Associated with It
Paris Svoronos, Ph.D., CUNY Queensborough Community College
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8Biochemical Topical Group
GLP-1 Treatment for Metabolic Disease and Beyond
GLP-1 receptor agonists have improved treatment options in type 2 diabetes, although realizing their promise in other areas remains challenging. This symposium highlights preclinical and clinical breakthroughs and opportunities for drug development.
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9Westchester Chemical Society
Making Green by Being Green - Life Cycle Assessment
Joseph C. Bush, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Institute for Energy and Sustainability, Worchester, Massachusetts
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11High School Teachers Topical Group
X-ray Crystallography: From the Discoveries of the Past to Designed Structures
Peter W.R. Corfield, Fordham University at Rose Hill
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New York Local Section Presents the Nichols Foundation High School Chemistry Teacher Award
to Mr. Matthew Christiansen of Islip Union Free District High School

The Nichols Foundation Chemistry Teacher Award
Mr. Matthew Christiansen

Congratulations to Mr. Matthew Christiansen of Islip Union Free District High School (left) for his dedicated work as an outstanding chemistry teacher from the ACS New York Section.

Message from 2015 Chair
Dr. Paris Svoronos

2015 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!

NY Section ACS Speakers Bureau