Tuesday, May 16, 2017: Percy Julian Awards Dinner
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 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.