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Current Issue of The Crucible - November 2014

November 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










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!

National Chemistry Week is Here! 

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

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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