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Call for Nominations
ACS Fellows Program
The New York Local Section is seeking nominations for the ACS Fellows Program which honors members for their
achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession, and the Society.
Please submit the nominee's name by email.
The deadline is January 1, 2020.
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 October 25, 2019
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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
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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