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  International Year of the Periodic Table
  Let's Do Chemistry
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      2018 Summary
      2017 Summary (3.1 MB)
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      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)
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Phone 516-883-7510
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National Chemistry Week 2020
October 18-24, 2020

Sticking with Chemistry
The 33rd Annual National Chemistry Week

The New York Section of the American Chemical Society will celebrate National Chemistry Week
with a virtual event Sunday October 25, 2020 from 11 am - 1 pm with the New York Hall of Science.
Download Flyer
Registration is open until October 9th

Illustrated Poem Contest for K-12 Students

The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) will also sponsor an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten - 12th grade.
Download the Flyer

Adhere to Chemistry - !

The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society invites to compete for their chemistry knowledge via a 15-30 min. online Kahoot game. The contest will be online on October 25, 2020 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm.

Register here

Outstanding College Faculty Teaching Awards

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

The Outstanding Two-Year College Chemistry Teaching Award


The Outstanding Four-Year Undergraduate College and University Chemistry Faculty Teaching Award


The Outstanding Four-Year Graduate College and University 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, 2020.

Two Year College Award Announcement
Four Year Undergraduate College and University Award Announcement
Four Year Graduate College and University Award Announcement

Calendar of Events

September 2020
28New York Local Section
The November Indicator Submission Deadline

October 2020
1Long Island Subsection
Zoom Seminar
Email John Sleckman for the Zoom credentials
Design and Total Synthesis of Self-healing Cyanine Fluorophores
work performed at Weill Medical College of Cornell University | Small organic fluorophores are powerful research tools in biological imaging that have enabled unprecedented insights into mechanisms of bio-functions. Fluorescence applications as Single-molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer (smFRET) requires high photo-stability and brightness of fluorophores. A series of cyanine dye molecules have been synthesized with significantly enhanced brightness, lifespan and water solubility by covalently attaching triplet state quenchers (TSQ) to the fluorophores along with other structural modifications. The advanced physical properties of these new fluorophores have already led to several previously impossible research projects, and shed light on both cellular and molecular processes masked by ensemble averaging in bulk investigations.
Zhou Zhou, Queensborough Community College
7Westchester Chemical Society
Zoom Seminar

Safety, Fire, and Chemical Hazards in Special Effects
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
20Biochemical Topical Group
Webinar: Novel Inflammatory Pathways in Chronic Human Liver Diseases
Registration Website
22Hudson - Bergen Subsection
Chemistry and Biology of Benzimidazoles: A priviledged heterocyclic scaffold for Medicinal Chemistry
Prof. Sabesan Yoganathan, PhD, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
St. John's University

25New York Local Section
National Chemistry Week - Sticking with Chemistry!
Virtual Chemistry Demo Show
Registration Website
25New York Local Section
National Chemistry Week - Sticking with Chemistry!
Illustrated Poem Contest
Submission Deadline
Registration Website
25New York Local Section
National Chemistry Week - Sticking with Chemistry!
Adhere to Chemistry -!
Registration Website
27Biochemical Topical Group
Webinar: Immune Contribution to Heart Failure and Therapeutic Opportunities
Registration Website
28New York Local Section
The December Indicator Submission Deadline

2020 Call for Papers

September 4th is the deadline to submit a poster paper for the 2020 EAS.

Message from 2020 Chair
Dr. Ruben M. Savizky

2020 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