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National Chemistry Week 2016
October 16-23, 2016

Solving Mysteries through Chemistry

The New York Section of the American Chemical Society will celebrate National Chemistry Week
with an event on October 30, 2016 from 11 am - 4 pm at the New York Hall of Science.
The registration deadline is October 2, 2016.

The NY ACS is also sponsoring an Illustrated Poem Competition in conjunction with National Chemistry Week.

Download New York Hall of Science Event Call for Volunteers
Registration is now Open
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(Photo Source: NY State Senate)

Meet our esteemed guest, New York Senator Jose Peralta, as he celebrates the National Chemistry Week (NCW) 2016 with us! Senator Peralta will attend our NCW Chemistry Hands-on Event on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm at New York Hall of Science.

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 December 15, 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.

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 summary and 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.

Calendar of Events

October 2016
27Hudson - Bergen Subsection
Forensic Toxicology and Excited Delirium
Sorin Diaconescu, MS, New Jersey State Toxicology Laboratory
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27Long Island Subsection
Board Meeting
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28New York Local Section
Microwave Chemistry Workshop for Beginners
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30New York Local Section
National Chemistry Week
Solving Mysteries through Chemistry

Registration Website
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November 2016
3Long Island Subsection
Exciting Semi-Conducting Materials Discovery in Organic Electronics
Dr. Sujun Wei, Queensborough Community College - CUNY,
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10Westchester Chemical Society
Competitive AlphaScreen Assay for Hyaluronan Detection
Xiayun Huang, Tandon School of Engineering
New York University

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17Long Island Subsection
Board Meeting
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18New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
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Future Months
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New York Local Section Presents the Nichols Foundation High School Chemistry Teacher Award
to Ms. Yolette Wright of Roosevelt High School

The Nichols Foundation Chemistry Teacher Award
Ms. Yolette Wright (right)

Congratulations to Ms. Yolette Wright of Roosevelt High School (right) for her dedicated work as an outstanding chemistry teacher from the ACS New York Section.

Message from 2016 Chair
Dr. Alison Hyslop

2016 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 $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