Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Dr. Tracy P. Hamilton, Associate Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham
"Zymurgy: The Science behind Beer”
Location: Manuel's Tavern, 602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307
Full meeting and registration details coming soon.
African-Americans in STEM fields: 21st Century Hidden Figures
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Georgia State University - Decatur Campus, SF Building, Room 2100
3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur, GA 30034
Despite a continued national focus on directing more students toward science, technology, engineering and math fields, African-American students continue to have low degree completion rates and low representation in STEM professions. According to the U.S. Department of Education Fact Sheet (March 16, 2016), African-Americans received just 7.6 percent of all STEM bachelor's degrees and 4.5 percent of doctorates in STEM.
The panel (consisting of African Americans in STEM Fields) will discuss the landscape of STEM from their perspective, the hurdles and/or obstacles of their journey, and why they believe African Americans in STEM are 21st Century Hidden Figures.
Refreshments will be served following the Panel Discussion.
Organized by the Georgia Section Minority Affairs Committee.
Professor Rigoberto Hernandez is the recipient of the 2017 Herty Medal as awarded by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society recognizing outstanding work and service by a chemist in the Southeast. Prof. Hernandez is Gompf Family Professor at Johns Hopkins University and Adjunct Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is being recognized “for transforming our view of chemical dynamics in non-equilibrium environments, his creative approaches to improving diversity within the chemistry profession, and his leadership at the local and national levels of the American Chemical Society.” The gold medal will be presented at the 83nd Herty Award Celebration on September 7th, 2017.
Photo Credit: Peter Cutts, ACS
The Minority Affairs Committee of the ACS Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2017 Percy Julian Award. This award will be given to two high school seniors in recognition of scholastic achievement and leadership ability. Each recipient will receive a $250 book scholarship and a one-year (student) membership in ACS.
The deadline for application is April 12, 2017. Recipients of the Award will be notified by May 4, 2017. Awards will be presented at the ACS Georgia Section meeting Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Spelman College.
The Georgia Section section is currently looking for volunteers to participate in the ACS Science Coaches program. This program allows science educators to partner with an ACS member to enhance the quality of chemical education in the classroom.
Opportunities to participate exist at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
ACS members interested in participating should contact Tyler Kinner for more information.
Win an ACS T-shirt! "Like" our new Facebook page to be entered to win! Two random winners will each receive an ACS t-shirt! We will be holding random drawings throughout the year to show our appreciation for our Facebook fans. Winners will receive exciting gifts! To learn more about our the activities, please visit our page and "like" us to get your name added to our drawings.
The section's Facebook group "Saturday Morning Chemistry" will highlight local chemistry leaders showcasing their passions and profession. The first interview is already published! Visit our group page to learn more.