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Current Issue of The Crucible - September 2014

September 2014


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Congratulations to Derek Wang – North Allegheny Student and USNCO International Medalist!

The Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society congratulates North Allegheny student Derek Wang.  Derek was part of Team USA at the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad in Hanoi, Vietnam, July 20-29, 2014.  Derek earned a silver medal!

Li (from left), Chen, Kao, and Wang celebrate after winning their medals.
Photo by Melissa Barranger-Mathys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Chemistry Week is Coming! 

Join the Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society as we celebrate National Chemistry Week 2014 with the theme “Great Chemistry is Everywhere!” NCW 2014 will be held at Carnegie Science Center, Friday October 24th (9 AM to 3 PM) and Saturday, October 25th (10 AM to 5 PM).  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 Poetry Contest

The 2014 Illustrated Poetry Contest has been announced.  This year’s theme is “The Sweet Side of Chemistry – Candy.”  Details and the flyer are located in the right sidebar.  Entries are due by October 24.  Good luck!

CERM 2014 Advnace Registration Closes October 3

Pittsburgh has not hosted a regional meeting since 2003!  From October 28-November 1, Pittsburgh will once again host the Central Regional Meeting of the ACS, CERM 2014.  Registration is now open and Advance Registration prices will be effective through October 3.  Register now!   

Congratulations to Pittsburgh Section Councilor Michael Mautino

Michael Mautino is the 2014 ACS Pittsburgh Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year in recognition of his tireless efforts to organize and publicize the Pittsburgh Section’s NCW events.  Michael will be recognized among the Local Section Outreach Volunteers of the Year on the national ACS website.  Congratulations, Mike!

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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