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Current Issue of The Crucible – February 2017

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Congratulations to Our 2017 Pittsburgh Section Officers

The ballots have been cast and the results are in.  Congratulations to our newly elected officers:

Chair-Elect: Kristi Kauffman
Councilors: Kimberly Woznack and Robert Mathers
Director: Monique Hockman
Secretary-Elect: Mackenzie Speer

We wish you much success in your new roles.

Pittsburgh Section ACS Pittsburgh Award and Distinguished Service Award Banquet

The annual Awards Banquet for the ACS Pittsburgh Section was held on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 at the Grand Concourse in Station Square. Professor Neil Donahue was the recipient of the 2016 Pittsburgh Award, in recognition of his significant scientific accomplishments. Neil is also a former Chair of the local ACS section.   In a break with tradition, the Service award was made to the sister societies, Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), in recognition of their important contributions to promoting science and their ongoing support of the Pittsburgh ACS section. Karen Johnson, SSP Chair, and Melinda Stevens, SACP Chair, were present to receive the Distinguished Service awardee on behalf of the societies.

The ceremony was held after the dinner and was begun by Evonne Baldauf who recognized the contributions of former ACS Section chairs. Eight former chairs were present to celebrate.

From left to right: Neil Donahue, Jay Auses, Raymond Kramer, Mackenzie Speer, Dave Waldeck, Amy Rupert, Dave Waldeck, Fu-Tyan Lin, Evonne Baldauff

From left to right: Neil Donahue, Jay Auses, Raymond Kramer, Mackenzie Speer, Dave Waldeck, Amy Rupert, Dave Waldeck, Fu-Tyan Lin, Evonne Baldauff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Distinguished Service Award was established in 2007 to recognize outstanding volunteer service to the section. Mackenzie Speer described the contributions of the SACP and SSP and presented the award to Melinda Stephens and Karen Johnson. A former Distinguished Service Award winner, Dr. Richard Danchik was in attendance.

From left to right: 2016-2017 SSP Chair Karen Johnson, Mackenzie Speer, 2016-2017 SACP Chair Melinda Stephens, David Waldeck

From left to right: 2016-2017 SSP Chair Karen Johnson, Mackenzie Speer, 2016-2017 SACP Chair Melinda Stephens, David Waldeck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Professor Linda Peteanu, Professor and Chair of chemistry at the Carnegie Mellon University, introduced her colleague, Dr. Neil Donahue. Former Pittsburgh Award winners, Dr. David Waldeck and Dr. Kris Matyjaszewski, were present to celebrate the event.

Kris Matyjaszewski, Neil Donahue, David Waldeck

Kris Matyjaszewski, Neil Donahue, David Waldeck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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