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Current Issue of The Crucible - August 2015

August 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!  

Congratulations to our 2015 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) Poetry Contest Winners!

3rd-5th Grade
Carmella McNally (5th Grade), Boyce Middle School (Teacher: Ms. Fleckenstein)

6th-8th Grade
Chloe Kuminkoski (7th
Grade), Moon Area Middle School (Teacher: Mrs. Zajicek)

9th-12th Grade
Douglas Gudenburr (11th Grade), Ringgold High School (Teacher: Mrs. Leasure)

Congratulations to our 2015 50 Year Members!

Mr. Robert J. Pirkle, Jr.
Dr. James Allen Barter
Dr. Richard Stephen Danchik
Mr. A. Frederick Goellner
Mr. Nickolas Charles Kotow
Dr. Donald H. Lemmon
Mr. Thomas H. Madden
Dr. Howard George Mcilvried
Mr. John Edward Petrosky
Dr. Betty Sue Schaughency

Congratulations to our 2015 60 Year Members!

Mrs. Lydia G. Daugherty
Dr. Adolph Vincent Di Giulio
Dr. Chester A. Giza
Dr. Armand J. Panson
Dr. Mordecai D. Treblow
Mr. John J. Tress
Dr. George Leo Vassilaros
Mr. William Michalowicz

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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