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The 2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium
featuring the Keynote address

Structure-facilitated bioengineering of antivirals and antibiotics to combat global health threats

presented by

Prof. Tina Iverson
Associate Professor
Departments of Pharmacology & Biochemistry
Vanderbilt University

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Prof. Tina Iverson

High School Awards

High School Teachers please nominate your best and brightest chemistry students for recognition!

Nominate Students in Manhattan, the Bronx and Rockland County by May 16th

Nominate Students in Queens and Long Island
by May 6th

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.
They will also be co-hosting events at the Great Neck Library with the US Merchant Marine Academy.

Nichols Medal
Call for Nominations
2015 William H. Nichols Medal

New York Section 2014 Elections

The biographies of the candidates for office in the New York Section of the American Chemical Society are below and all ACS New York Section members are encouraged to vote.

Electronic ballots will be sent to the membership in mid-April
Members requesting paper ballots will receive them by May 1, 2014.

If a member does not receive voting materials by May 1, please contact the New York Section Office at (516) 883-7510 or Email.

Candidate Bios

Calendar of Events

April 2014
24Westchester Chemical Society
Micro-Tools to Study Single-Cell Immunology
Qing Song, Polytechnic School of Engineering of New York University
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25High School Teachers Topical Group
Demo Derby
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25Long Island Subsection
14th Annual Chemistry Challenge
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25Hudson - Bergen Subsection
16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
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26New York Local Section
Chemist's Celebrate Earth Day - Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
The Wonders of Water
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26New York Local Section
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
Hands-On Demos for ages 5-17 at the Great Neck Library - Main Branch

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27New York Local Section
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day
Hands-On Demos for ages 5-17 at the Great Neck Library - Parkville Branch

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May 2014
1Westchester Chemical Society
James J. Wynne, Ph.D.
Eximer Laser Surgery - The Foundation for Laser Refractive Surgery and Future Applications

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1Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
Latin American Growth Outlook
Hosted by George Rodriguez, Director at Argeni
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2New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
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3New York Local Section
62ndAnnual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Registration Website
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6Long Island Subsection
25th NY ACS High School Awards : Nomination Deadline
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9Organic Chemistry Topical Group
Abstract Submission Deadline
for June 3rd Year-End Symposium

Chemical Biology Discussion Group Year-End Symposium
Featuring Prof. Michael Marletta (The Scripps Research Institute)
Registration Website
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15Long Island Subsection
25th NY ACS High School Awards Ceremony
Featuring Dr. Alfredo Mellace speaking on
Anchient Roman Military Equipment: Production and Technology

Place: Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY 11530
CCB Building, Room CCB-252
Time:6:30 PM
Directions: Map and Directions
Registration Website
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18New York Local Section
50 & 60 Year Member Award Luncheon
Koenig's in Floral Park, NY
(516) 354-2300
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20Biochemical Topical Group
Hot Technologies for Developing Next-Gen Biologics
Registration Website
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NYACS Board of Directors Celebrates Chemluminary Awards


The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society was awarded three Chemluminary Awards at the Indianapolis ACS Meeting. These include:

Global Engagement Award
Outstanding Performance by a Local Section (Very-Large Size)
Outstanding High School Student Program Award

The Board of Directors took a moment to celebrate the hard work of all the volunteers that made these victories possible.

Message from 2014 Chair
Pamela K. Kerrigan, Ph.D.

2014 Board Meeting Dates


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