Eastern New York Section

A Local Section of the American Chemical Society

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March Section Meeting

Posted by Benjamin Kaufold on March 9, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Our next Section Meeting for 2018 will take place on Wednesday, March 28, at RPI. Dr. Jason Benedict from the University of Buffalo will be presenting a talk entitled Atoms in Motion: Creating and Characterizing Dynamic Crystalline Materials. Additional information on Dr. Benedict's research can be found here. The meeting will take place at RPI with the social hour in the Polymer Center Corridor featuring a cash bar and live music provided by The Collar City Combo. We will then move to the CBIS Auditorium lobby for dinner and the remaining portion of the meeting.

MEETING LOCATION:

RPI Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS)

1623 15th Street

Troy, NY 12180

Click here for a map to the location. Parking is available at the College Ave garage (directions/information here).

AGENDA:

5:30 - 6:30 – Social Hour with cash bar and live jazz band in the Polymer Center Corridor

6:30 - 6:40 -- Walk to CBIS through Cogswell Laboratories (5 min walk)

6:40 - 7:30 -- Dinner in CBIS Auditorium Lobby

7:30 - 8:00 -- Business Meeting

8:00 - 9:00 -- Presentation by Dr. Jason Benedict, University of Buffalo

**The Polymer Center Cooridor is connected to the College Ave parking garage and guests can enter directly from the garage**

MENU:

Buffet dinner featuring:

- Rolls & Butter

- House salad with dressing

- Chicken Parmesan

- Beef Meatballs & Marinara

- Vegetarian Lasagna

- Penne Pasta with Marinara & Vodka sauce

- Sauteed green & yellow squash

- Assorted Italian pastries and cookies for dessert

REGISTER:

Please make reservations and online payment by Monday, March 26, 2018 at the online registration page (Click here).

Please note that pre-registration is required. ENY-ACS events are cashless – payment must be made online during registration (preferred) or by check at the event.

COST:

$25 for employed attendees

$15 for graduate students

$10 for undergraduate students, retirees, and unemployed attendee

Cherry Valley-Springfield Thanks ENY-ACS

Posted by E. James Schermerhorn on April 27, 2010 at 4:54 PM Comments comments (0)

The Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School District sent a thank you letter to the Eastern NY ACS Section to acknowledge our donation of a new Merck Index.

Councilor's Report, 239th National Meeting

Posted by E. James Schermerhorn on April 26, 2010 at 11:07 AM Comments comments (0)

Mr. Warren Hull attended the 239th National ACS Meeting in San Francisco from March 21-25 2010 and has issued the following Councilor's Report.

Bet Shraga Thanks ENY-ACS

Posted by E. James Schermerhorn on December 31, 2009 at 2:02 PM Comments comments (0)

Terry Frazer, a Middle School Science Teacher at Bet Shraga Hebrew Academy of the Capital District, was a recipient of The Merck Index donated by our local section.  Chair Eric Davenport received a thank you letter from Rabbi Rami Strosberg, Head of School at Bet Shraga. 

2010 NE Region & ACS Awards

Posted by E. James Schermerhorn on December 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM Comments comments (0)

I have received a "Call for Nominations" for the 2010 Northeast Region and ACS Awards.

The 2010 Northeast Region Awards include:

• THE ACS DIVISION OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION NORTHEAST REGION AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING

• THE E. ANN NALLEY REGIONAL AWARD FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICE TO THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

• THE ACS REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION AWARDS

• THE NORTHEAST REGION, ACS AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE CHEMICAL SCIENCES

The 2010 National ACS Award:

THE STANLEY C. ISRAEL REGIONAL AWARD FOR ADVANCING DIVERSITY IN THE CHEMICAL SCIENCES

See the linked documents for all the details.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS                                    AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

 

2010 Officer & Councilor Elections

Posted by E. James Schermerhorn on November 4, 2009 at 2:08 PM Comments comments (0)

The Eastern NY Local Section will be holding Officer and Councilor Elections for 2010.  Ballots can be mailed in or brought to the Novermber 19th meeting.

Please Vote by using the 2010 ballot and ballot signature!  :D

 

Buck-Whitney to Stanislaus Wong

Posted by E. James Schermerhorn on October 28, 2009 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Stanislaus Wong will receive the 2009 Buck-Whitney Award at the November 19th Section Meeting to take place at Albany Nanotech.  Dr. Wong will present the Buck-Whitney Award Address entitled:

Chemical Strategies in Nanoscience

In the first part of the talk, we update selected chemical strategies used for the focused functionalization of single walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) surfaces. In recent years, SWNTs have been treated as legitimate nanoscale chemical reagents. Hence, herein we seek to understand, from a structural and mechanistic perspective, the breadth and types of controlled covalent reactions SWNTs can undergo in solution phase, not only at ends and defect sites but also along sidewalls. Controllable chemical functionalization suggests that the unique optical, electronic and mechanical properties of SWNTs can be much more readily tuned than ever before, with key implications for the generation of truly functional nanoscale working devices.

In the second part of the talk, environmentally friendly synthetic methodologies have gradually been implemented as viable techniques in the synthesis of a range of nanostructures. In this work, we focus on the application of green chemistry principles to the synthesis of complex metal oxide and fluoride nanostructures. In particular, we describe advances in the use of hydrothermal and modified template techniques as environmentally sound, socially responsible, and cost-effective methodologies that allow us to generate nanomaterials without the need to sacrifice on sample quality, purity, crystallinity, in addition to control over size and shape.

NCD Volunteers Needed!

Posted by E. James Schermerhorn on September 15, 2009 at 12:03 PM Comments comments (0)

National Chemistry Day Volunteers Needed!
Sunday, October 18, 2009, NYS Museum

Assistance is needed for:

Greeting table
Registration table
Poster Making table
Poster Contest judges
General help

If you can help, please contact Joanne Kehlbeck, kehlbecj@union.edu

Call for Nominations

Posted by E. James Schermerhorn on September 11, 2009 at 2:44 PM Comments comments (0)

The Eastern New York Local Section will hold elections at the November monthly meeting. The following positions are open for election:

Local Section Officers
Chair-Elect
Secretary
Treasurer

Councilors
One (1) Councilor position\
One (1) Alternate Councilor position

A current listing of Local Section officers can be found on website. Click here.
A current listing of Local Section Councilors can also be found on the website. Click here

 Local Section members that wish to run for office should submit a brief biography highlighting their professional, academic, and any ACS service experience with their nomination. Nominations may be sent to Local Section Chair, Eric Davenport, by sending an email to enyacs@gmail.com.

Nominations close on September 30, 2009. A ballot will be generated in October and the election will take place at the November meeting. Instructions for mail-in votes will be provided with the ballots.

Eric Davenport
Chair, ENY ACS Local Section
(518) 289-5817
ericd@kinesis-usa.com

ENY Section wins ChemLuminary Award

Posted by E. James Schermerhorn on August 19, 2009 at 2:06 PM Comments comments (1)


Eastern New York Section wins ChemLuminary Award for

Outstanding Performance by a Local Section

Our section has been a finalist for this award previously, in the medium large size category.  This year we won the award for our 2008 activities.  Kudos to 2008 chair Mike Hagerman and all of the other leaders of the section!

Sunanda Sukumar accepted the award on behalf of the section.  Also in attendance at the ChemLuminary Awards event were ENY ACS Councilors Mary Carroll and Warren Hull, current ENY ACS member N. Sukumar, and past ENY ACS members Matthew Chan and Sara Paisner.