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This page provides longer articles from the ACS Georgia Section email newsletter, The Filter Press. All articles are tagged with the month and year of publication for ease of searching.

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Science Coaches

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

The Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society is looking for Science Coaches! Coaches donate their time to science teachers who value the experience and expertise of chemistry experts. As districts begin to adopt Next Generation Science Standards in the 2017-2018 school year, teachers can especially benefit from the knowledge of coaches as they implement more hands-on activities and laboratory learning. Participating teachers range from elementary to high school teachers.

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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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Meet Your Officers: Ron Hunter, Chair

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

Dr. Ronald E. Hunter, Jr. is a Scientist at The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is a process innovator and improver catalyzing and igniting lasting change evident via his work ethic. Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Dr. Hunter was an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Chemist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he worked on analyzing tobacco biomarkers in biological fluids. He did his post-doctoral work at Emory Uni...

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January Dinner Meeting Recap

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

This past month the Georgia Section of the ACS (GA-ACS) had its first event of the year - “Medical Ethnobotany and the Discovery of New Drugs for Antibiotic Resistant Infections” at Mary Mac’s Tea Room with Dr. Cassandra Quave as our highlight speaker. Our members were very impressed with her knowledge of ethnobotany and exceptionally inquisitive throughout the night. There was no shortage of questions from the audience! Not only was the food mouthwatering, but also her cont...

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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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