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Current Issue of The Crucible - April 2014

April 2014

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Pittsburgh Award and Distinguished Service Award Call for Nominations

The Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society has announced the Call for Nominations for the Pittsburgh Award and the Distinguished Service Award.  New in 2014 are easy-to-complete nomination forms for both awards!  To see the new forms, click Pittsburgh Award Nomination Form and Distinguished Service Award Nomination Form.  The Awards Banquet will be part of the larger Central Regional Meeting of the ACS on Thursday, October 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Green Tree.  Nominations are due by Friday, September 5, 2014. 

Spring 2014 ACS Councilor’s Report is now Available

2014 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day Illustrated Poem Contest (CCED)

The Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten – 12th grade.  Entires must be received by Tuesday, April 22, 2014.  First Prize of $50 will be award in each of 4 grade categories: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th grades.

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 Councilor Michelle Coffman Featured in C&EN

Pittsburgh Section Councilor Michelle Cofffman was featured in the December 16, 2013 issue of Chemical & Engineering News for her work on the Committee On Technician Affairs.  See the article here.   Thanks for your dedication, Michelle!

Congratulations to the YCC’s Lea Veras!

Pittsburgh YCC members congratulate their leader, Lea Veras, for being recognized by Younger Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society for her past contributions and her leadership qualities. Awarded with the Leadership Development Award, she will be representing our organization by participating in the YCC Leadership Development Workshop.

Pittsburgh Section Wins Two ChemLuminary Awards at the Fall Meeting in Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society won two prestigious ChemLuminary Awards in Indianapolis on September 10, 2013.  The first is for the Environmental Group and their best Sustainability Program.  The second is for Outstnading Large Local Section for 2012.  Congratulations to all our volunteers for their hard work and dedication!

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 formal invitation and application.

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