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Current Issue of The Crucible – October 2016

October 2016




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ACS Pittsburgh Section Elections Approaching – Keep your Eyes Peeled for Voting Email

Click here for nomination information.

The 2017 Nominating Committee of the Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society submits the following slate of candidates for Section office for 2017. All persons nominated are members of the society and have agreed to serve if elected. Only members of the Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society are eligible to vote. The polls will open on November 4th. Please note that all ballots must be received by November 24, 2016 at 11:59 PM, when polls close.

National Chemistry Week Illustrated Poetry Contest

The Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten – 12th grade. Contest is open only to students who live in the following Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio counties:  Ohio: Jefferson Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson,  Somerset, Venango, Washington, and Westmorland West Virginia: Brooke, Hancock, and Ohio  The deadline is Monday, October 31, 2016.  Mail entries to Michael Mautino, 3485 Frye Ave, Finleyville, PA 15332.


See the Pittsburgh Section and CERM 2014 Mentioned in Chemical and Engineering News

Our local section was featured in the September 26, 2016 issue of C & E News, in the ChemLuminary Awards write-up.  Click here to see the article with our parts highlighted!  Congratulations to Michael Mautino and NCW, WCC for their NCW Ronald McDonald House event, and the CERM 2014 Organizing Committee!

National Chemistry Week/ChemFest 2016 Organizer Mike Mautino Thanks YOU!

To all of you who helped organize the Pittsburgh Section ACS 2016 National Chemistry Week/ChemFest event this past Friday and Saturday, October 21-22, at the Carnegie Science Center…we had a record crowd for the two-day event!
Friday: 2,575
Saturday: 3,186
Total: 5,761
This attendance represents the 2nd best In the 18 years we have conducted an NCW event at the Carnegie Science Center. NCW attendance has only broken the 5,000 level 4 times in the 18 years we have been doing this event!

Thanks go to the 48 organizations that conducted hands-on experiments and demos, provided people for the Career Cafe program, or helped us manage the day-to-day event activities. Please share this great news with all the volunteers who participated with your organization in the event.

Special thanks also go to our financial sponsors who made this event possible: Society For Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, PPG Science Education Council, and the PPG Foundation.  You can read the NCW 2016 Final Report here.

Congratulations to our 2016 50 and 60 Year Members

On September 22, we had a dinner to celebrate our 2016 50 and 60 year members. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we were not able to have this dinner in 2015. So, this year’s dinner included 50, 51, 60, and 61 year members. We all thoroughly enjoyed a lovely evening! Thanks for all your years of service!

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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