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Teaching in the Time of COVID-19 : An Ongoing Discussion
The New York Local Section has hosted two discussions of online and remote laboratory course instruction and is planning further meetings over the summer.
The first discussion, recorded here, focused on unpacking the Spring 2020 semester and showing different instruction modalities.
The PowerPoint slides used are available here
The second discussion, YouTube recording to be posted soon, centered around the ACS Committee on Professional Training guidelines for distance learning instruction, as well as an informative talk by Prof. Jack Barbera (Portland State University) entitled
"Assessing the Efficacy of Virtual Laboratory Experiments in General Chemistry".
This led to break-out sessions for particular courses (General, Organic, Analytical, Physical Chemistry).
The recorded breakout sessions are available here :
The PowerPoint slide used are available here and there is a link to websites for analytical chemistry resources.
The third discussion involved demonstrations of virtual laboratory platforms followed by discussion.
Youtube videos of these demos/disucssion are available for :
Outstanding Service Award
Many members of the New York Section provide their time, leadership talent, and
knowledge to the New York Section. The tradition of excellence of the New York
Section is attributable directly to the cumulative effect of these dedicated individuals.
Each year the New York Section presents the Outstanding Service Award to a most deserving member
of the Section. The New York Section is now accepting nominations for this award.
A nomination letter with supporting data should be emailed to the OSA
Committee Chair, Mr. George Rodriguez at email@example.com.
Nominations will be accepted until September 9, 2020.
List of Oustanding Service Awardees
Calendar of Events
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 2020 Chair
Dr. Ruben M. Savizky
2020 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 $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