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
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.
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.
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
The award presentation and seminar will also be live-streamed.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (Click for details)
Dr. Christian Hubicki (Georgia Institute of Technology)
“Bipedal Locomotion from Robots to Ostriches: An Optimization Story”
Location: Condesa Coffee, Old Fourth Ward, 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Ste 100, Atlanta, GA 30312
RSVP by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 15, 2017 at https://goo.gl/wP6JL7
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.