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YCC Update

Posted by David Gottfried on October 23, 2017 at 9:25 AM

The Younger Chemist Committee has received a $300 award from YCC national to help fund the upcoming YCC career panel. The panel, made up of local professionals with experience across many different sectors including academia, industry, and scientific writing will be able to answer questions, concerns, and talk about their respective responsibilities and day to day activities. Attendees will be able to interact with the panelists as a group, as well as a smaller breakout session with smaller g...

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MAC: Annual Networking Event Brought Chemists Together

Posted by David Gottfried on March 30, 2017 at 1:50 PM

The Annual Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) Networking Event was held at Park Tavern on March 7th. The event was well-attended by about 30 people. Attendees included chemists and chemical engineers employed at The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia-Pacific, Georgia Tech, Corporate Environmental Risk Management, a non-profit promoting STEM education, community college instructors, entrepreneurs, retired chemists, independent contractors, graduate and undergraduate students from Georgia Tech and more...

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YCC: Program-in-a-Box was a Success

Posted by David Gottfried on March 30, 2017 at 1:50 PM

The Program-in-a-Box event focused on the Chemistry of Sports. This ACS Webinar had interesting interviews with materials chemists working on wearable and smart materials used to measure physiological data, and materials which respond to stress and strain in different ways. Another portion of the webinar focused on analytical methods for testing athletes for performance enhancing drugs. We had about 15 people show up for this event, complete with raffle of some ACS swag. We believe the event ...

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Women Chemists Committee (WCC) STEM Outreach Program

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

The WCC decided last year to actively serve in the community through outreach for STEM awareness and support. The committee connected with the science teacher at Pleasantdale Elementary school in Doraville and decided to volunteer at the school. WCC is serving as a scientific knowledge resource and volunteering during science-related activities. WCC has volunteered at the school over the last year via the Science Fair, STEM Day, and Career Day.

The fifth-grade science fair activities in...

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Younger Chemists Committee

Posted by David Gottfried on February 10, 2017 at 3:25 PM

What does Chemistry have to do with sport? Find out at the YCC event on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 ACS Program-in-Box event, Chemistry of Sports: Smarter, Safer, Faster. The event will be held on Georgia Tech’s campus in the Molecular Science and Engineering Building, Room 3201. For question contact YCC Chairs, Alyssia Blake {[email protected]} and Joseph Richardson {[email protected]}.

Minority Affairs Committee

Posted by David Gottfried on February 10, 2017 at 3:20 PM

The Minority Affairs Committee of the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the 2017 Percy Julian Award. This award will be given to two high school seniors in recognition of scholastic achievement and leadership ability. Each recipient will receive a $250 book scholarship and a one-year (student) membership in ACS.

The application deadline is April 12, 2017. Recipients of the Award will be notified by May 4, 2017. Awards ...

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Women Chemists Committee

Posted by David Gottfried on February 10, 2017 at 3:20 PM

The Women Chemists Committee (WCC) is ready for 2017! WCC’s mission is “to be leaders in attracting, developing, promoting, and advocating for women in the chemical sciences in order to positively impact society and the profession.” The first meeting of the year is set for Saturday, February 11th at Agnes Scott College – Bullock Science Center Atrium, Building 17 from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm. All who are interested in becoming members of the Georgia Section WCC is welco...

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2018 Theme

The Georgia Local Section of the ACS has selected the theme, A Year of Giving: Catalyzing Chemistry via Community, for its 2018 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.