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Current Issue of The Crucible - January 2015
Congratulations to our 2015 Officers
Chair-elect: Evonne Baldauff
Secretary: Logan Miller
Treasurer-elect: Kelley Colopietro
Director: Heather Juzwa
Councilors: Michelle Ward and Michael Mautino
Congratulations to our 2014 National Chemistry Week Illustrated Poem Contest Winners
The Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) sponsored an illustrated poem contest for students in grades K-12 in support of the 2014 National Chemistry Week (NCW) program. Students could pick topics related to the 2014 NCW theme “The Sweet Side of Chemistry – Candy!” First and second place winners were selected from four grade categories: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th. Poems could be any style (free verse, limerick, haiku, etc.). Entries were judged based upon relevance to and incorporation of the theme, word choice and imagery, colorful artwork, adherence to poem style, originality and creativity, and overall presentation.
Each 1st place winner received a check for $50 and their winning poems were entered into the national poem contest sponsored by the ACS’s Committee on Community Activities. There were no local Pittsburgh Section winners in the national competition. Each 2nd place winner received a check for $25.
And the winners of the Pittsburgh Section ACS’s NCW 2014 illustrated poem contest:
1st Place: Sophia D., Grandview Elementary School
1st Place: Grace C., Verna Montessori School
2nd Place: Justine E., O’Hara Elementary School
1st Place: Alesandra S., Verna Montessori School
2nd Place: Zoe R., Central Valley Middle School
1st Place: Amber M., Ringgold High School
2nd Place: Douglas G., Ringgold High School
Winning entries can be viewed on the Pittsburgh Section NCW Facebook page at “Pittsburgh ACS NCW.” Congratulations to all our local winners!
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Congratulations to John Jackovitz – Society for Applied Spectroscopy Fellow 2014
John was recognized with the Fellows award for his outstanding service to the field of spectroscopy.
Congratulations to 2014 Pittsburgh Award Winner Dr. Jeffry Madura
The Pittsburgh Section of the ACS held its annual award dinner during the Central Regional Meeting on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Green Tree. Eighty-six guests gathered to honor Pittsburgh Award recipient Dr. Jeffry Madura. The Pittsburgh Award was established in 1932 by the Pittsburgh Section of the ACS to recognize outstanding leadership in chemical affairs in the local and larger professional community. Dr. Ralph Wheeler, Professor and Chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Duquesne University introduced his friend and colleague, Dr. Jeffry Madura.
Congratulations to 2014 Distinguished Service Award Winners Robert Baudoux and Heather Juzwa
The Pittsburgh Section of the ACS held its annual award dinner during the Central Regional Meeting on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Green Tree. Eighty-six guests gathered to honor the Distinguished Service Award recipients Robert Baudoux and Heather Juzwa. The Distinguished Service Award was established in 2007 to recognize outstanding volunteer service to the section. Robert Baudoux and Heather Juzwa were introduced by ACS Pittsburgh Section Chair-Elect Mackenzie Speer.
Congratulations to Sandy Asher – 2015 FACSS Charles Mann Award for Applied Raman Spectroscopy
The Charles Mann Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated advancement(s) at a conference presented by FACSS in the field of applied Raman Spectroscopy and/or demonstrated dedication to the advancement of the Raman spectroscopy program at a conference presented by FACSS and/or the ASTM Raman subcommittee. Congratulations, Sandy!
Congratulations to our 2014 50+ and 60+ Members
Congratulations to all Central Region Current and Former Section Chairs
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.