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125th Anniversary of the New York Local Section

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Do you want to give back? Do something that is satisfying and of service to the broader chemistry community? Then become a NY ACS Volunteer !

Over the past 125 years, the New York Section of the American Chemical Society has developed a number of outreach programs to serve the chemistry profession, its practitioners and the general public. You can review our rich history of award winning service in this video. The New York Local Section needs your help to build on its legacy of :

  • fostering young talent in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields
  • supporting STEM teachers and education
  • providing access to college for chemistry students from underrepresented groups
  • offering innovative programs to enlighten the public on the benefits of chemistry
  • providing professional networking opportunities for chemists and chemical engineers
The only qualification is a desire to serve something greater than yourself.
If you, or your organization, are interested in participating in, or sponsoring, any of the Section's ongoing activities, or collaborating on a new program, please contact Chair-Elect Brian Gibney for more information.

125th Anniversary of the New York Local Section

The New York Local Section is celebrating its 125th Anniversary throughout 2016!
John Sharkey, Chair of the History Committee, produced an excellent video overview of the history of the NY ACS.
The video may be viewed here.

Do you have a memory of the NY ACS that you want to add to our Anniversary Scrapbook?
If so, please contact please contact Chair-Elect Brian Gibney for more information.

Submit Poster Abstracts by September 12, 2016
Register for Short Courses by October 15, 2016 !

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.

August 2016
19Inorganic And Organometallic Topical Group
Symposium Honoring Prof. Roberto Sanchez-Delgado
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Prof. Ronald P. D'Amelia honored

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Prof. Ronald P. D'Amelia (left)

Prof. Ronald P. D'Amelia of Hofstra University honored with the E. Emmet Award in Chemistry Teaching at Small Colleges in the ACS Mid-Atlantic Region. Dr. Pat Confalone, Chair of the American Chemical Society Board of Directors, presents the award plaque at 44th Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting.

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Dr. Alison Hyslop

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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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