About the New York Section
Membership Info

Section Officers & Committee Chairs

2019 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
   Job Manual
   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)

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   ACS Network
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Department of Chemistry
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
Phone 516-883-7510
Fax 516-883-4003

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Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table

The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society is joining the world-wide effort to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019 by constructing a giant three-dimensional Periodic Table display for the National Chemistry Week celebration at the New York Hall of Science. This table, composed of 118 individual element panels designed by participants and approximately 12ft x 10ft x 9ft in size, pays tribute to the glorious discovery of the periodicity of the chemical elements and will be unveiled at our award-winning National Chemistry Week celebration on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

  1. Participation is FREE and open to all.
  2. Download the guidelines for element design submission here.
  3. Reserve your element by September 1, 2019 : All have been reserved.
  4. Submit your original artwork by September 21, 2019.
  5. Element designs must be submitted as MS PowerPoint files (.ppt or .pptx)
  6. All elements have been reserved at this time.

Participants are invited to sponsor this outreach event.

ACS Fellow

Congratulations 2019 ACS Fellows !

Congratulations to the three members of the 2019 class of ACS Fellows from the New York Section.

Ping Furlan
Maria C. Nagan
Frank Romano

Thank you for your service to the science of chemistry, their profession and the ACS community.
View all the ACS Fellows from the New York Local Section

If you would like to nominate an ACS member for this prestigious honor, please submit the nominee's name to the Section by email.

Outstanding College Faculty Teaching Awards

The New York Local Section is excited to offer the following new college faculty teaching awards:

Outstanding Four-Year Undergraduate College and University Chemistry Faculty Teaching Award
Outstanding Four-Year University with Graduate School Chemistry Faculty Teaching Award
Outstanding Two-Year College Chemistry Teaching Award

These awards recognize, encourage and stimulate high quality teaching and research at four-year colleges and universities, and two-year colleges within the New York Section of the American Chemical Society.
Applications Due : September 30, 2019.

Outstanding Four Year Undergraduate College Chemistry Teaching Award Announcement
Outstanding Four Year Graduate Chemistry Teaching Award Announcement
Outstanding Two Year College Chemistry Teaching Award Announcement

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 August 9, 2019

Calendar of Events

August 2019
28New York Local Section
Deadline for October 2019 Indicator
Registration Website
Add to Calendar

September 2019
13New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
21New York Local Section
Periodic Table Project
Original Artwork Submission Deadline
24Biochemical Topical Group
Targeted Protein Degradation: From Chemical Biology to Drug Discovery
Registration Website
28New York Local Section
Deadline for November 2019 Indicator
Registration Website

Future Months
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New York Local Section Presents the William H. Nichols Award
to Prof. Vicki H. Grassian of the University of California - San Diego

Pictured above: Dr. Vicki H. Grassian (right), William H. Nichols Medalist for 2019,
with Prof. Justyna Widera-Kalinowska (left), 2019 Chair of the New York Section.

Since 1903, the New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society has honored a preeminent chemists with the William H. Nichols Medal. The 2019 award recognizes Dr. Vicki H. Grassian for For Contributions to Interfacial Environmental Chemistry . The symposium presented in his honor included lectures by Dr. Veronica Vaida (University of Colorado - Boulder), Dr. Sarah Larsen (University of Houston), and Dr. Angela Goodman (National Energy Technology Laboratory). This gala event was capped off with Dr. Rolison's Award Lecture and the William H. Nichols Medal Award Dinner.

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