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Herty Award Announcement

Posted by David Gottfried on March 30, 2017 at 10:05 AM

We are proud to announce that the 2017 Herty Medalist is Professor Rigoberto Hernandez in recognition of outstanding work and service by chemist in the Southeast. Prof. Hernandez 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.” We will be honoring Prof. Hernandez ...

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Personal Reflection on Heading the Herty Award

Posted by David Gottfried on February 10, 2017 at 3:15 PM

By Rigoberto Hernandez

The Georgia Section has a deep history in recognizing research and service toward the advancement of chemistry in the nation’s service. The first of the Herty Medals was awarded in 1933 to Fred Allison. Charles Herty was honored with the award in the following year. As of September 16th, 2016, we have now awarded 82 gold medals to deserving chemists in the southeastern United States. The most recent Medalist was Prof. Brooks Pate from the University of Virgi...

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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. 

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