Georgia Section

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

Women In Chemistry Scholarship 2017

The American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee (WCC) for the Georgia Section announces the ACS Georgia Section Women in Chemistry Scholarship for 2017. The scholarship award of $500 will be presented to one undergraduate and graduate female majoring in the chemical sciences.

Due Date: October 31, 2017 

Details and application directions available here.

Herty Award Nominations Now Open

The ACS Georgia Section is soliciting nominations for the 2018 Charles Holmes Herty Medal, which recognizes the work and service of an outstanding chemist from the southeastern region of the U.S.

The award recipient will be given a gold medal and honored at a ceremony held in the fall by the local section. Nominees may come from academia, government, or industry and must have resided or worked in the Southeast for 10 years or more.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 15, 2017. Complete the online nomination form here. Nominations are active for up to three years, but nominators are welcome to update the candidate's curriculum vitae and other materials.

This Announcement will also appear in an upcoming issue of Chemical & Engineering News.


This Announcement will also appear in an upcoming issue of Chemical & Engineering News
This Announcement will also appear in an upcoming issue of Chemical & Engineering News
This Announcement will also appear in an upcoming issue of Chemical & Engineering News
This Announcement will also appear in an upcoming issue of Chemical & Engineering News

Chemluminary Award

Congratulations to the Georgia Section for winning a Chemluminary Award at the Fall 2017 National Meeting in Washington, DC. The award was given for "Best Chemistry Olympiad Program." A special congratulations to Heather Abbott-Lyon for her tireless efforts in coordinating this program.

Herty Award Dinner

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Prof. Rigoberto Hernandez, Gompf Family Professor at Johns Hopkins University and Adjunct Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology   

“Diverse Chemistry Topics and the Diversity of Chemistry”

Location: Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, 800 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

RSVP by 5:00 pm by Friday, September 1, 2017 at https://goo.gl/Tyn3w3

https://goo.gl/Tyn3w3
RSVP by 5:00 pm by Friday, September 1, 2017 at
https://goo.gl/Tyn3w3
800 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

The award presentation and seminar will also be live-streamed.

Full meeting details.

Read more about the Herty Award.

September Science Cafe - Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


“Bipedal Locomotion from Robots to Ostriches: An Optimization Story”

Speaker: 

Dr. Christian Hubicki (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Location:
Condesa Coffee
Old Fourth Ward
480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave
Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30312
 
Directions: Click Here
6:30 pm Meet and mingle 
7:00 pm Talk
Parking: Parking is available along the street on John Wesley Dobbs, on Cain St. across the street or in the free Tribute Lofts parking deck.

 
RSVP by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 at
 
https://goo.gl/wP6JL7
Tuesday, September 19, 2017


“Bipedal Locomotion from Robots to Ostriches: An Optimization Story”

Speaker: 

Dr. Christian Hubicki (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Location:
Condesa Coffee
Old Fourth Ward
480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave
Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30312
 
Directions: Click Here
6:30 pm Meet and mingle 
7:00 pm Talk
Parking: Parking is available along the street on John Wesley Dobbs, on Cain St. across the street or in the free Tribute Lofts parking deck.

 
RSVP by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 at
 
https://goo.gl/wP6JL7

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (Click for details)

Dr. Christian Hubicki (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Bipedal Locomotion from Robots to Ostriches: An Optimization Story

LocationCondesa Coffee, Old Fourth Ward, 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30312  

6:30 pm Meet and mingle 
7:00 pm Talk

RSVP by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 at https://goo.gl/wP6JL7

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