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Current Issue of The Crucible - September 2015

September 2015

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ACS Pittsburgh Section Call for Nominations

Nominate your colleague for the Distinguished Service Award or Pittsburgh Award.  Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, September 15, 2015.  Nomination forms can be found in the Upcoming Events sidebar on the right.

Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Visits Duquesne to Discuss Project SEED

Pittsburgh Section Member and long-time Project SEED Mentor Dr. Jennifer Aitken hosted the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education at Duquesne Monday, July 13, 2015.  Read the Duquesne University Time’s article:  //applications.duq.edu/times/2015/07/pa-secretary-of-education-visits-project-seed-at-duquesne/  Read NPR’s coverage here:  http://wesa.fm/post/pa-education-secretary-visits-teen-scientists-duquesne.

Congratulations to Krzysztof Matyjaszewski – 2015 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences

Carnegie Mellon University’s Krzysztof Matyjaszewski has won the 2015 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences.  The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences is awarded to an individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. The prize is awarded biennially and consists of a monetary award of $250,000, a medal, and a citation.  The 2015 Topic:  Making Molecules and Materials.  Congratulations, Kris!  

National Chemistry Week is Coming – “Chemistry Colors Our World”

Join the Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society as we celebrate National Chemistry Week/ChemFest 2015Over 20 tables of hands-on experiments, activities, and demonstrations, hourly raffle prizes, and special theater-style shows.  The Pittsburgh Section ACS could use your help to make this year’s NCW celebration a success. Are you interested in volunteering to help with the event?  Do you have an organization that would like to sponsor a hands-on activity at the event?  If you, or your organization, are interested in participating in this year’s NCW event, please contact:   Michael Mautino, Phone: 412-777-4792, michael.mautino@bayer.com.

National Chemistry Week Illustrated Poem Contest:  “Chemistry Colors our World” 

The Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten – 12th grade.  The deadline to receive submissions is Friday, October 25, 2015.  Cash prizes are given to winners.  Winners will also advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest!

Pittsburgh Section Offers Travel Grants for Student Members

The Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society has budgeted funds to help encourage undergraduate/graduate student participation in national and regional ACS meetings. The awards are intended to help defray meeting registration and travel-related expenses (lodging, transportation, per diem) for eligible students.  Click for the application.

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