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Current Issue of The Crucible – October 2016

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National Chemistry Week is Coming!!!

Join the Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society as we celebrate National Chemistry Week/ChemFest 2016 with the theme

“Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry” 

Where: Carnegie Science Center

When: Friday, October 21st (9 AM to 3 PM)

Saturday, October 22nd (10 AM to 4 PM) 

What’s Happening: Over 20 tables of hands-on experiments, activities, demonstrations, and theater shows. 

For more information about the NCW celebration in Pittsburgh, visit the Pittsburgh Section’s website at http://www.pittsburghacs.org/outreach/national-chemistry-week/or look us up Facebook at Pittsburgh ACS NCW. You can also find additional information about NCW on the ACS’s website at http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/ncw.html

The Pittsburgh Section’s 2016 NCW activities are sponsored in part by The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, PPG Science Education Council, PPG Industries Foundation, Covestro LLC, and the Carnegie Science Center.

See the Pittsburgh Section and CERM 2014 Mentioned in Chemical and Engineering News

Our local section was featured in the September 26, 2016 issue of C & E News, in the ChemLuminary Awards write-up.  Click here to see the article with our parts highlighted!  Congratulations to Michael Mautino and NCW, WCC for their NCW Ronald McDonald House event, and the CERM 2014 Organizing Committee!

Congratulations to our 2016 50 and 60 Year Members

On September 22, we had a dinner to celebrate our 2016 50 and 60 year members. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we were not able to have this dinner in 2015. So, this year’s dinner included 50, 51, 60, and 61 year members. We all thoroughly enjoyed a lovely evening! Thanks for all your years of service!

From left to right: 2015 50 year member Dr. Howard George McIlvried, II and 2016 Chair Dr. Evonne Baldauff

From left to right: 2015 50 year member Dr. Howard George McIlvried, II and 2016 Chair Dr. Evonne Baldauff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: 2016 50 year members Dr. Richard Danchik, Denis Hassick, Dr. John Esposito, 2016 Chair Dr. Evonne Baldauff, and Dr. John Cramer

From left to right: 2016 50 year members Dr. Richard Danchik, Denis Hassick, Dr. John Esposito, 2016 Chair Dr. Evonne Baldauff, and Dr. John Cramer

Congratulations to 2015 Pittsburgh Award Winner and ACS Pittsburgh Section Member Kay Brummond – in C and E News Feature Story

ACS Pittsburgh Section Member and University of Pittsburgh Department of Chemistry Chair, Kay Brummond was featured in the September 12, 2016 issue of C and E News Story – Women Crack the Academic Glass Ceiling.  Congratulations and thanks for being a role model to all women in science, Kay!

Congratulations to Michael Mautino’s National Chemistry Week – ChemFest Featured in Kidsburgh

The Pittsburgh Section ACS’s 2016 National Chemistry Week/ChemFest event is featured in Kidsburgh list of “10 Pittsburgh fall activities for family fun things to do!”  See the full list here.  Congratulations, Mike!  See you at ChemFest!

The Councilor’s Report from the Fall ACS Meeting in Philadelphia is now Available

Read the full report: Fall 2016 – Philadelphia, PA.

CERM 2014 Wins ChemLuminary for the Outstanding Regional Meeting

Congratulations to the CERM 2014 Organizing Committee! At the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia on August 23, 2016, the Pittsburgh Section was awarded this prestigious ChemLuminary.

CERM 2014 Chemluminary Award Picture

Pittsburgh will again host CERM in 2023, a celebration of the Pittsburgh Section’s 120th anniversary. We hope this meeting is even better than CERM 2014!

 

 

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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