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Current Issue of The Crucible – October 2015

October 2015

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ACS National Seeks Volunteers

ACS National is searching for qualified individuals to serve on the 2017-2018 National Awards Canvassing and Selection Committees. If you are interested in serving the chemical community in this capacity, or if you would like more information, please email Evonne Baldauff at ebaldauf@waynesburg.edu. Submissions are due on October 16th.

Pittsburgh Section Wins ChemLuminary Awards

The Pittsburgh Section ACS was awarded two prestigious ChemLuminary Awards on August 18, 2015, during the ACS’s 17th Annual ChemLuminary Awards event, held in Boston, MA as part of the ACS’s 250th National Meeting. The Pittsburgh Section ACS’s National Chemistry Week (NCW) program was awarded “Outstanding Community Involvement in NCW”, recognizing the 42 organizations that participated in the Section’s 2014 NCW program. The Pittsburgh Section ACS was also the recipient of the “Outstanding Performance by a Local Section – Large Size Category”. This award recognized the many outstanding programs and activities the Pittsburgh Section provides members each year, along with recognizing the successful Central Regional Meeting held in Pittsburgh in October 2014. The Pittsburgh Section wishes to thank all of its officers, committee members, and volunteers who continue to help the Section serve the needs of its members.

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.

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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