December Edition of CINTACS
December 2, 2013 (Adam Bange)
The December edition of CINTACS is now available.
Check it out here!
December Meeting at Xavier University
November 23, 2013 (Diana McGill)
The next section meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11, at Xavier University. The guest speaker will be Dr. Stefan France from Georgia Tech. Dr. France is last year’s winner of NOBCChE’s Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist Award and will be introduced by Dr. Judson Haynes, national president of NOBCChE and chemist at Procter and Gamble. Dr. France and Dr. Haynes will host a reception for undergraduate and graduate students prior to the dinner. This is a great networking opportunity for our area's young chemists, so please help spread the word and encourage your students to attend the reception and meeting. For more information and to register, please click here. Registration will close at 11 AM on Friday, December 6.
Congratulations to Diane Schmidt!
November 23, 2013 (Diana McGill)
The election results from the 2013 ACS elections are in and our very own Cincinnati section member Diane Schmidt has won! Diane has been named the 2014 ACS President-Elect! Diane earned her Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati and is a Procter and Gamble chemist. She has been exquisitely involved in the ACS at the local, regional and national levels and will be an excellent ACS president. Congratulations Diane!
Proposed Changes to the Cincinnati Section Bylaws
November 3, 2013 (Diana McGill)
A letter from our Chair . . .
Don't Forget to Vote!
October 14, 2013 (Jackie Thomas)
Ballots for the ACS 2013 National Election were mailed on October 4. In addition to paper ballots, ACS has been using VR Election Services, an external vendor,
to provide election-materials such as ballots and candidate statements to members. Please keep on the look out for a paper ballot or electronic email with voting instructions. The deadline for paper and electronic ballots
is November 15, 2013.
Your vote is important. The Society's elected officers on the ACS Board of Directors play an active, major role in the policy and fiduciary oversight of the Society.
The Committee on Nominations and Elections encourages you to vote, and also encourages you to cast votes electronically. Casting votes via internet is easy and fast.
Candidate statements and biographical information can be found in Chemical and Engineering News Sept 16th issue and online.
Registration Open for PANIC Conference
October 14, 2013 (Webmaster)
Registration is currently open for the Practical Applications of NMR in Industry Conference (PANIC). Its content focuses on "practical applications to real problems faced by scientists in industry and research institutions".
The conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Discounts for early (November 8, 2013) and advanced (January 10, 2014) registration are available.
More information is available from the conference website or from the following
Spread the News -- National Chemistry Week is Just Around the Corner!
October 4, 2013 (Jackie Thomas, Gloria Story)
You can join in this year's National Chemistry Week fun, "Energy Now and Forever!", with one of the many Cincinnati ACS Section volunteers who will be bringing free chemistry demonstrations to Cincinnati and the surrounding area.
To find dates and times of demos at libraries near you, check out the NCW Schedule.
Can't get enough chemistry demos? Don't miss the fun at the Cincinnati Museum Center's Rotunda on Oct 25-26. Local section volunteers provide free chemistry demos all day Friday and Saturday.
October Edition of CINTACS
October 4, 2013 (Adam Bange)
The October edition of CINTACS is now available.
Check it out here!
Nominations for Chemist and Research Associate of the Year
October 4, 2012 (Phil Christenson)
Recognize your colleagues and co-workers for their outstanding contributions to our field. Please submit a nomination for Cincinnati Chemist of the Year or Research Associate of the Year.
The nomination deadline is Friday, December 20.
The Chemist of Year should hold a terminal degree and must be a member of the Cincinnati section of the ACS. A nomination requires two letters of recommendation and the nominee’s CV. The Research Associate of the Year must be or have been a practitioner within the chemical discipline, but ACS membership is not a requirement. A nomination requires a letter of recommendation; a CV and additional documentation are optional but appreciated. Electronic submission is greatly preferred.
Nomination materials should be sent to Philip A. Christenson.
Oesper Award Banquet
September 23, 2013 (Diana McGill)
The University of Cincinnati Department of Chemistry and the Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society are pleased to announce
the 2013 Oesper Award Winner, Richard Eisenberg,
the Tracy Harris Professor Emeritus and Professor (Research) at the University of Rochester.
The Oesper Symposium and Awards Banquet will be held on Friday, October 25, at the Tangeman University Center (TUC) at the University of Cincinnati.
For additional information and to register for the Oesper Award Banquet, please click here.
Come to the first gathering of the Cincinnati ACS for 2013-2014!
September 5, 2013 (Diana McGill)
The 10th Annual Family and Friends Picnic will be held Sunday, September 22, from 1-4 PM at Germania Park.
Ask family and friends to join you as we welcome the new ACS year and enjoy a beautiful Sunday fall afternoon together. Reconnect with ACS friends and make new ones in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Activities and entertainment will include grilled meats, drinks, games and chemistry fun. You are also invited to bring your favorite picnic dish to share.
For more information and to register, please click here.
September Edition of CINTACS
September 7, 2013 (Adam Bange)
The September edition of CINTACS is now available. Check it out here!
National Chemistry Week 2013 - Call for Volunteers!
September 3, 2013 (Jackie Thomas)
We are still in need of additional volunteers for NCW 2013! This years theme is "Energy Now and Forever!". NCW is Oct 20-26th.
Cincinnati Public Libraries: We already have a big requests list for demos at the Cincinnati Public Library. If you would like to lead a Library demo email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. This is a great way to really interact with children in the local area and help inspire future generations of chemists!
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC): If you would like to help out at the CMC please contact Gloria Story at email@example.com. This is a great venue to celebrate chemistry and reaches so many children!
This year's demo practice will be at Kentucky University on Sept 25th from 6:30-8pm. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again to everyone in advance for your help with NCW this year! Please feel free to email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Volunteer at the Fall National ACS Meeting in Indy!
July 8, 2013 (Indiana Section National Meeting Leadership Team)
The Indianapolis Section is looking for 250 volunteers to help at the 246th American Chemical Society Meeting in Indianapolis the week of September 8-12 and at a special ACS-CSI Outreach event scheduled for September 8 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up for a shift by visiting VolunteerSpot. Or if you would like more information about volunteer opportunities, consider joining the live webinar on Thursday, July 11, at 3 PM. For details, click here. -- on behalf of the Indiana Section National Meeting Leadership Team
Undergraduate Travel Grants Available
July 1, 2013 (Gloria Story)
Attention Greater Cincinnati College or University Chemistry Department chairs! Do you have an undergraduate student presenting a paper or poster at the this year's Fall National ACS meeting in Indy? If so, apply for a travel grant ASAP! Click here for more info.
246th American Chemical Society Meeting in Indianapolis
March 15, 2013 (Indiana Section National Meeting Leadership Team)
The 246th American Chemical Society Meeting is coming to Indianapolis the week of September 8th through the 12th. As part of this meeting, the Indiana ACS Section is hosting a large Public Outreach Event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and they need your help to make it a grand success. The Indiana ACS Section has partnered up with Celebrate Science Indiana to create an interactive STEM/Racing experience that works with the ACS meeting's theme of "Chemistry in Motion". As this meeting is within driving distance, it would be a perfect opportunity to give ACS chemists the chance to volunteer at such a great event, as well as see the Speedway in a manner that you have never seen before. In fact there will even be an opportunity to do some on-track rides and more. Additionally, there is booth space available for companies and STEM groups to present to an audience that will likely top 10000 science hungry people. What a great way to get involved! Please take a look at the event website and click on the Public Outreach Event tab for more information. There is another tab in the website that takes you to a site that will help organize volunteers for the day and the meeting. Please see the September Volunteering opportunities. Once you sign up, a local Indiana Section member will contact you to get you even more information. Even if you can't come out to volunteer for the STEM event, you're encouraged to take advantage of the close proximity of Indianapolis to come out for the meeting itself. Abstracts deadlines for the meeting are coming up soon with some of the divisions closing on March 18th. The website also has information on the meeting, the city of Indianapolis itself, and the abstract submission forms. Thanks in advance for your time and efforts to promote STEM in the Midwest. -- on behalf of the Indiana Section National Meeting Leadership Team