Georgia Section

A home for members and friends of the American Chemical Society's Georgia Section throughout the greater Atlanta area and its vicinity.

Science Cafe

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Science Café: Ms. Deborah Ortiz (Physical Scientist - US Environmental Protection Agency) and Mr. Zachary Campbell (Graduate Student, North Carolina State University)

“Green Chemistry Principles and the Application: Continuous Synthesis of Pharmaceutically Relevant Molecules”

Location: Condesa Coffee, Old Fourth Ward, 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30312

RSVP by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 17, 2017 at
 
https://goo.gl/cA7Psh

RSVP by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 17, 2017 at https://goo.gl/cA7Psh

This event is FREE and open to the public. 

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Project SEED

Congratulations to the 2017 Project SEED students and mentors. Best of luck on your projects this summer.

Officer Nominations Now Open

The Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society is seeking nominations for the following positions: 
        Chair-Elect*
        Treasurer
        Councilor**
*The runner-up for Chair-Elect will serve as the Member-At-Large
**The runner-up for Councilor will serve as Alternate Councilor (2 each needed)
 
Descriptions of duties are listed in the Section Bylaws at http://georgia.sites.acs.org/.
 
If you are interested or would know of someone to fill one of these roles, please submit your nomination by August 31, 2017 at 5 pm to the Chair of the Nominations Committee, David Sherrill at sherrill@chemistry.gatech.edu.
 
For any questions you can contact me or Ron Hunter, current Chair.
The Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society is seeking nominations for the following positions: 
        Chair-Elect*
        Treasurer
        Councilor**
*The runner-up for Chair-Elect will serve as the Member-At-Large
**The runner-up for Councilor will serve as Alternate Councilor (2 each needed)
 
Descriptions of duties are listed in the Section Bylaws at http://georgia.sites.acs.org/.
 
If you are interested or would know of someone to fill one of these roles, please submit your nomination by August 31, 2017 at 5 pm to the Chair of the Nominations Committee, David Sherrill at sherrill@chemistry.gatech.edu.
 
For any questions you can contact me or Ron Hunter, current Chair.The Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society is seeking nominations for the following positions:         

The Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society is seeking nominations for the following positions: 

  • Chair-Elect*
  • Treasurer
  • Councilor**

*The runner-up for Chair-Elect will serve as the Member-At-Large

**The runner-up for Councilor will serve as Alternate Councilor (2 each needed)

Descriptions of duties are listed in the Section Bylaws.

If you are interested or would know of someone to fill one of these roles, please submit your nomination by August 31, 2017 at 5 pm to the Chair of the Nominations Committee, David Sherrill at sherrill@chemistry.gatech.edu.

For any questions contact Secretary Stephanie Kofsky Wofford or Chair Ron Hunter.

Rigoberto Hernandez wins 2017 Herty Medal

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 

ACS Science Coaches

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.

  • There is no minimum time requirement to participate; rather, teachers will work with the professionals on specific projects or ideas (labs, demonstrations, giving a talk about chemical careers, etc.).
  • Participating teachers receive a $500 grant from the ACS.
  • Interested teachers must be members of the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT).

ACS members interested in participating should contact Tyler Kinner for more information.

Georgia Section on Facebook

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.

Showcase Your Chemical Business

ATTENTION CHEMICAL BUSINESSES!
 
If you would like to showcase your business to the attendees of a monthly dinner meeting, please send your response to Ron Hunter.
 
This invitation is available to the first respondee only for each month’s dinner meeting.  Space will be provided for advertising materials.  Please make arrangements with Jennifer.
 
This offer is being made on behalf of the Georgia Section’s Chemical Businesses Group.
For information about the Group, please contact Dr. Maria Beug-Deeb at atlschb@gmail.com.

Welcome to the ACS Georgia Section Website

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please feel free to contact us. You can also view this site on your mobile device.

2017 Theme

The Georgia Local Section of the ACS has selected the theme, A Year of Giving: Catalyzing Chemistry via Community, for its 2017 programming. A Year of Giving refers to the outreach and education of technical and non-technical audiences about the importance of chemists and chemistry via the coupling of commonplace and technical chemistry ideas. We hope you will join and support us in this critical mission. 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Sep 7 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Sep 8 All Day