About the New York Section
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Section Officers & Committee Chairs

2018 Committee Officer and Member Roster

Topical Groups & Committees:
  Chem Mktg/Econ
  Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
  History of the NY Section
         Science History Institute
  National Chemistry Week
  Student Activities
  H. S. Teachers
  US National Chemistry Olympiad
  Younger Chemists

  Long Island
         Env Chem
         HS Awards
  Staten Island

New York Section
   Annual Reports (PDF)
      2017 Summary (3.1 MB)
          (w/attachments, 175 MB)
      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)
    Expense Form (MS.docx)
    Expense Form (PDF)

National ACS
   ACS Network
   Webinars en Españoll

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

Office Administrator

2019 Sectionwide Conference

Saturday January 19, 2019
at Queensborough Community College - CUNY
Featuring a Keynote address entitled:

Chemical Safety Issues in the Film Industry

Chemists Are Needed EVERYWHERE : Especially in the Entertainment Industry
Monona Rossol
President, Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.

Registration now open !
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US National Chemistry Olympiad

The New York Local Section is participating in the 2019 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad,
a chemistry competition for high school students.
The examination is being given the weekend of March 16-17, 2019.

More information
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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 8, 2019 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, 2019.

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.
Updated November 15

Calendar of Events

January 2019
24New York Local Section
The History of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
NY/NJ Society for Applied Spectroscopy
Michael Cutrera, M.S., B.S.
Add to Calendar
28New York Local Section
Deadline for March 2019 Indicator
Registration Website
Add to Calendar

February 2019
1Microwave Chemistry
Microwave Technology: Innovative Solutions for Scientific Challengess
Gabrielle Thalhamer & Sarah Lewis, PhD, CEM Life Science
Add to Calendar
5Nanotechnology Discussion Group
Nanoscience NY Symposium
7Long Island Subsection
Mechanisms of Opening and Closing of the Bacterial Replicative Helicase
Dr. David Jeruzalmi, City College of New York - CUNY
Add to Calendar
9New York Local Section
Intent to Participate Deadline

12Westchester Chemical Society
Tripodal Ligands in Bioinorganic and Organometallic Chemistry: Carbon Dioxide Functionalization and Mercury Detoxification
Gerard Parkin, D. Phil., Columbia University
Add to Calendar
15New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
19Biochemical Topical Group
Exosomes in Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Registration Website
19Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
IFF: Personal Care Innovation
Registration Website
20New York Local Section
US National Chemistry Olympiad
Registration Deadline

Registration Website
20Organic Chemistry Topical Group
Phase Separation in Biology and Disease
A day-long sympsosium

Scientists from academic and industry dissect the latest advanced in the field of biological phase separation and discuss the implications for human disease
Registration Website
23New York Local Section
Article Submission Deadline

28New York Local Section
Deadline for April 2019 Indicator
Registration Website

Future Months
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Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences
presented to
Prof. Paris Svoronos of Queensborough Community College

Stanley C. Israel
Prof. Paris Svoronos

Prof. Paris D.N. Svoronos of Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York was honored with the Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences.

Message from 2019 Chair
Dr. Justyna Widera-Kalinowska

2019 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