Student registrations available for 2021 spring acs meeting

Nominations are now being accepted for the Rochester ACS Section’s “Covid-19 Modified” Travel Grant Program. Because the 2021 ACS Spring National Meeting is being held virtually, the Section is offering grants in the amount of the registration fee to undergraduate students who will present their research at an ACS sponsored conference. Student registrations for the Spring National Meeting are $29. Meeting

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2022 CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD

The Rochester ACS Section would like to recognize this year’s local participants in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO), a multi-tiered competition designed to stimulate and promote achievement in high school chemistry. Nearly 16,000 U.S. students participate in the Local Chemistry Olympiad competitions. The top scoring students advance to the Olympiad National Exam in mid or late April with the opportunity to

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2022 Virtual Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting took place on Thursday, March 3 from 7:00–8:30 pm. We covered the topics below:Reviewed our 2021 annual report.Covered our 2022 Calendar of events.Presented our Audit report. Financially, our section is doing very well.Mentioned opportunities for volunteers to consider such volunteering to help at the 2022 Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM2022).Reviewed plans for NERM2022.Enjoyed the Trivia Challenges. As a

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“BETTER TOGETHER” SEMINAR – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17th

The Rochester Section recently received a Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect grant from National ACS. On Thursday, February 17, at 7 PM, the Section will present its first “Better Together: Improving Diversity in the Rochester Section” seminar with featured speaker Nadia A. Granger, MD, Monroe County Medical Examiner, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Rochester, and Fellowship Director for

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Reminder: “BETTER TOGETHER” SEMINAR – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

The Rochester Section recently received a Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect grant from National ACS. On Thursday, September 23, at 7 PM, the Section will present its first “Better Together: Improving Diversity in the Rochester Section” seminar. The featured speaker will be Dr. Christine R. de Denus, Associate Professor in Chemistry at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Director of the First Generation Initiative (FGI), Faculty Athletic

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“BETTER TOGETHER” SEMINAR – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

The Rochester Section recently received a Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect grant from National ACS. On Thursday, September 23, at 7 PM, the Section will present its first “Better Together: Improving Diversity in the Rochester Section” seminar. The featured speaker will be Dr. Christine R. de Denus, Associate Professor in Chemistry at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Director of the First Generation Initiative (FGI), Faculty Athletic

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2021 Entrepreneur Award-NOMINATIONS

The Entrepreneur Award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who have created a commercially viable business within the chemical enterprise.  Nominations for the 2021 Entrepreneur Award are open through September 27, 2021. Award recipient will be announced October11, 2021. Recipients of the Entrepreneur award demonstrated passion, persistence and hard work by creating something where nothing existed before or improved on an existing product

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2021 Volunteerism award

This award recognizes significant volunteer efforts of individuals who have served the Rochester Local Section of the American Chemical Society, contributing to the Vision and Mission of the Society through their Local Activities. Nominations for this award are open until September 10, 2021. Please send all forms to Maryann Mendel at mmendel70@aol.com. Rules of Eligibility: A nominee must be: a member of the

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Chemistry instructor resources

We now have a page dedicated to resources intended for K-12 science instructors. The page is found under the Rochester YCC tab. Topics include chemistry, physics, biology, and general science concepts. If you have any resources for instructors that you think we should include, feel free to contact us with the form at the bottom of the resources page.

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2021 Rochester Virtual Collegiate Research Symposium

The Annual Rochester Collegiate Research Symposium sponsored by the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society took place virtually on Saturday, April 24th from 9 AM-1:15 PM. The keynote speaker was Dr. Sam Pazicni, University of Wisconsin-Madison, who presented, “Graduate School Reality Check: Knowing When to Go and How to get there.” His talk was very informative and very current

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“Better Together” Seminar – Thursday, March 11

The Rochester Section recently received a Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect grant from National ACS. On Thursday, March 11, at 6 PM, the Section will present its first “Better Together: Improving Diversity in the Rochester Section” seminar. The featured speaker will be Dr. Tommie Royster, Founder and CEO of R-Display & Lighting, a company that designs and develops advanced Organic Light Emitting Diode materials for the OLED device

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