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2017 Officers

Brian Gibney
Brooklyn College
Department of Chemistry
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11210

Dr. Joseph M. Serafin
St. John's University
Department of Chemistry
8000 Utopia Avenue
Queens, NY, 11439
Phone: 718-990-5226

Dr. Alison G. Hyslop
St. John's University
Department of Chemistry
8000 Utopia Avenue
Queens, NY, 11439
Phone: 718-990-5218

Mr. Frank Romano
Agilent Technologies, Inc.

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Dr. Brian R. Gibney
2017 NY Section Chair

Chair's Message

Dear Members:

I write to thank you for your support in my election and request your continued support of the New York Local Section with your time, treasure and talent. I am humbled to have the honor and pleasure of serving as Chair of the New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society at the inauguration of its second 125 years. Shakespeare wrote, “What’s past is prologue”. The bright future foretold by our first 125 years reflects the hard work and dedicated service of countless volunteers who continue to strive to include all of our increasingly diverse membership.

We must congratulate Alison Hyslop on the wonderful year-long celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the New York Section that she led. She and all the previous Chairs of the Section, Committees, Topical Groups and Subsections have set the highest standard of integrity, selflessness, and steadfast leadership that we all aim to meet. Our efforts in the next year will continue the New York Section's tradition of excellence in improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

We will be honoring Prof. Chad Mirkin of Northwestern University with the William H. Nichols Medal, walking the Brooklyn Bridge as Chemists Celebrating Earth Day, listening to talks at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, and engaging the public during National Chemistry Week. We will also be engaging our members with new programs. We will also be building on our success and launching programs to honor Community College and Four-Year College Faculty. We will also be working to enhance the programming for the Senior Chemists with an event titled ‘Flunking Retirement’.

We welcome you to join us, in fact, all members are needed in our endeavors. We strive to fulfill the vision of those chemists who met at the College of Pharmacy of the City of New York back in 1876 to improve people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry. Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, as Margaret Mead taught us, that’s all who ever have.

Brian R. Gibney
2017 Chair, New York Section ACS

NY Section Strategic Plan

To be a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences among those interested in the Chemical Sciences in ways that promote individual and professional excellence in the Chemical Community

1. New York Section will increase membership and participation of chemical scientists working in industry.
2. New York Section will expand collaborative activities with local chapters of other professional societies in the New York region to enhance the interdisciplinary boundaries of chemistry.
3. New York Section will develop and utilize advanced technology to enhance professional activities and services for our members.
4. New York Section will foster activities and programs to improve the public's recognition and appreciation of the contributions of chemistry.
5. New York Section will promote the development of programs and services to improve the scientific literacy and interest of students.
6. New York Section will facilitate the career development of professionals in the Chemical Sciences.
7. New York Section will encourage participation and leadership by women and underrepresented minorities.

The New York Section of the American Chemical Society will be the premier membership organization for chemists, chemical engineers, and allied professionals in the New York metropolitan area and a leader in advancing the public's scientific literacy and appreciation of chemistry.

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

  Long Island
         Env Chem
         HS Awards
  Staten Island

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