About the New York Section
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Section Officers & Committee Chairs

2019 Committee Officer and Member Roster

Topical Groups & Committees:
  Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
  Computers in Chemistry
  History of the NY Section
         Science History Institute
  International Year of the Periodic Table
  Let's Do Chemistry
  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)
      2018 Summary
      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)
    Conflict of Interest Form (MS.docx)

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New York Section, Inc.
Department of Chemistry
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
Phone 516-883-7510
Fax 516-883-4003

Office Administrator

Nichols Medal
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Ph.D.

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Ph.D.

William H. Nichols Medalist
for 2020

Symposium and Award Dinner
March 27, 2020

"For atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP)"

Registration is open, the deadline is March 15, 2020 !

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The New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring the Chemagination competition for high school chemistry students on Friday March 6, 2020 at St. John's University.
Please see the website for details


Deadline for Submission of an Intent to Participate Form ( MS Word or PDF)
February 7, 2020.

US National Chemistry Olympiad

The New York Local Section is participating in the 2020 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad,
a chemistry competition for high school students.
The examination is being given the weekend of March 7-8, 2020.

More information

REACT - The Organic chemistry Game

Grab your lab coat and jump into REACT! - the world's first and only chemically accurate organic chemistry board game! This new multiplayer board game can teach anyone organic chemistry. Build your deck of chemical cards from an array of reagents and combine them to conduct reactions. Be the first to invent a multi-step process that uses reactions to build the goal molecule on your lab bench. But, watch out for rival scientists, who might steal your cards and contaminate your experiments! With REACT!, there's never a dull moment; it makes learning organic chemistry exciting and fun!

REACT! hopes to make organic chemistry less daunting and more enjoyable for students across the globe. Created by students at UC Berkeley and Yale, REACT! teaches university-level organic chemistry in a manner that is understandable and fun. The game’s flexible learning method makes it a great fit for board game enthusiasts and students in high school, university and beyond.

More information

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 December 23, 2019

Calendar of Events

February 2020
21New York Local Section
Board of Directors Meeting

March 2020
5Long Island Subsection
Synthesis and Characterization of M(CO)(*CN) and M(RS2)x Complexes to Mimic Hydrogenase
Dan Amarante, Stony Brook University
18Organic Chemistry Topical Group
Natural Products: From Discovery to Therapeutic Applications
18Westchester Chemical Society
Science Cafe
Safety, Fire, and Chemical Hazards in Special Effects
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
19Biochemical Topical Group
Branched Chain Amino Acids and Human Disease
Registration Website
20Computers In Chemistry Topical Group
PYTHON Workshop
Registration Website
24Biochemical Topical Group
Novel Approaches in Pulmonary Fibrosis: Beyond the Fibroblast
Registration Website

New York Local Section Presents
the Nichols Foundation High School Chemistry Teacher Award
to Mr. Paul Orbe of Union City High School

The Nichols Foundation Chemistry Teacher Award
Mr. Paul Orbe

Congratulations to Mr. Paul Orbe of Union City High School for his dedicated work as an outstanding chemistry teacher from the ACS New York Section.

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