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The 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium
May 7, 2016
featuring the Keynote address

Stories of Drug Discovery: Discovery of JanuviaTM (Sitagliptin) For Diabetes And Vibegron For Overactive Bladder

presented by

Dr. Scott D. Edmonson
Director of Discovery Chemistry
Merck and Co., Inc.

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Dr. Edmonson

Nichols Medal

Call for Nominations
2017 William H. Nichols Medal

Nominations Due May 31, 2016 | Nomination Website

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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 20th

Nominate Students in Queens and Long Island by April 22th

New York Section 2016 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 by May 31, 2016.

Electronic ballots will be sent to the membership in late-April
Members may request a paper ballot using this website,
or by contacting the New York Section Office at (516) 883-7510 or by Email before May 1, 2016.

Candidate Bios

Calendar of Events

May 2016
4Long Island Subsection
High School Awards
Keynote Seminar entitled
The Science of Human Aging: Why, How and What Can be Done?
presented by
Warren Rosenberg, PhD, Provost The College of Westchester

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5Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
Latin American Growth Outlook
Host: George Rodriguez, Argeni
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7New York Local Section
64th Undergraduate Research Symposium
Registration Website
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10Inorganic And Organometallic Topical Group
Symposium Honoring Prof. Roberto Sanchez-Delgado : Registration Deadline
Registration Website
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25Organic Chemistry Topical Group
Organic Topical Group - Joint Meeting with the New York Academy of Sciences Chemical Biology Discussion Group : Year-End Symposium
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June 2016
3New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
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9New York Local Section
Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting
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10New York Local Section
Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting
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11New York Local Section
Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting
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12New York Local Section
Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting
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Middle Atlantic Region E. Emmet Reid Award for Excellence in Chemistry Teaching at a Small College
presented to
Dr. David P. Brown of St. John's University

E. Emmet Reid Award
Prof. David P. Brown

Heartfelt congratulations to Prof. David P. Brown of St. John's University ! The E. Emmet Reid award recognizes his commitment to undergraduate education and his dedication to his students.

Message from 2016 Chair
Dr. Alison Hyslop

2016 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!

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