Eastern New York Section

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society

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We are a local section of the American Chemical Society located in the Capital District of New York State, which includes the cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Springs. Our organization promotes public awareness of chemistry by involvement in outreach programs in our community, and works with students to encourage an interest in the chemical sciences.

Buck-Whitney Award ~ Eastern NY ACS Section    Now Accepting Nominations

The Eastern New York section of the American Chemical Society is soliciting nominations for the Buck-Whitney Medal to recognize original work in pure or applied chemistry. This award honors two of the section's deceased members, Johannes S. Buck, former Associate Research Director of the former Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute and, Willis R. Whitney, the first Director of the General Electric Research Laboratory.

The nominee must have made outstanding contributions to chemistry and be a resident of North America. We are interested primarily in identifying a chemist whose work has not yet received a significant national or international award, and whose career will be advanced by such recognition. 

The awardee will be presented with a bronze medal and citation, an honorarium of $1000, and a travel grant to attend the Buck-Whitney Symposium at NERM 2019. The awardee must be available to give the award address at NERM 2019 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The nominee's work can be in either experimental or theoretical aspects of any field of pure or applied chemistry. 

In order to nominate someone, please provide the nominee's name and affiliation and list the specific contributions of the nominee to chemistry, including a description of his or her accomplishments. Nominations shuould be sent by March 8, 2019 to Michael E. Hagerman, Buck-Whitney Award Committee Chair, Chemistry Department, Union College, Schenectady, NY, 12308. (hagerman@union.edu)

 Please note that the submission deadline has been extended above!

Call for Papers for NERM 2019

Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2019 Northeast Regional Meeting, to be held June 23 - 26 at the Saratoga Hilton and Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, NY.  The theme of NERM 2019 is "Chemistry - The Central Science of the Northeast".

Abstracts must be submitted by March 18, 2019.  You may submit abstracts by visiting the NERM web link above or by going to the ACS Meeting Abstracts Programming System (maps).