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Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture
Prof. James Hone will present a lecture entitled
"Flatland - the New World of Two-dimensional Materials"
on May 5th which is free and open to the public.
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The 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium
May 6, 2017
featuring the Keynote address

Intelligent Self-Assembling Biomaterials

presented by

Prof. Jin K. Monclare
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
New York University Tandon School of Engineering

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Nichols Medal

Call for Nominations
2018 William H. Nichols Medal

Nominations Due May 31, 2017 | Nomination Website

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New York Section 2017 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 the May 31, 2017 deadline.

Paper ballots and Electronic ballots have been sent to the members

Candidate Bios

Calendar of Events

April 2017
25Biochemical Topical Group
Complement Pathways in Disease
The complement system is the first line of defense against infection, however we have yet to capitalize on its therapeutic potential. This sympsosium will focus on novel insights into the complement pathway in a number of clinical disorders.
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27Long Island Subsection
Board Meeting
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28New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting
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May 2017
2Westchester Chemical Society
Distinguished Scientists Award and Student Achievement Awards Dinner Meeting
4Brooklyn Subsection
Brooklyn Frontiers in Science Public Lecture

presented by
Prof. James Hone
Columbia University

4Chemical Marketing And Economics Group
Latin America
5 Long Island Subsection
Board Meeting
6New York Local Section
65thUndergraduate Research Symposium
with a lecture on
Intelligent Self-Assembling Biomaterials
Prof. Jin Montclare
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

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9Long Island Subsection
High School Awards
19High School Teachers Topical Group
The Development of Carolacton-derived Macrolactones for the Perturbation of Bacterial Biofilms
Dr. Americo J. Fabroni, Department of Chemistry, Temple University
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25Long Island Subsection
Board Meeting
26New York Section
Eastern Analytical Symposium - Oral Abstract Submission Deadline

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New York Local Section Presents the William H. Nichols Award
to Prof. Chad A. Mirkin of Northwestern University

Pictured above: Prof. Chad A. Mirkin accepts the William H. Nichols Medal for 2017
from Prof. Brian R. Gibney 2017 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 2017 award recognizes Prof. Chad A. Mirkin for Pioneering practical applications of nanochemistry . The symposium presented in his honor included lectures by Profs. Timothy M. Swager (MIT), Christopher J. Chang (University of California - Berkeley), Nathan C. Gianneschi (University of California - San Diego) and Harry B. Gray (California Institute of Technology). This gala event was capped off with Prof. Mirkins's Award Lecture and the William H. Nichols Medal Award Dinner.

Message from 2017 Chair
Dr. Brian R. Gibney

2017 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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