2014-2015 Section Elections Begin Soon
April 8, 2014 (Webmaster)
Online voting for 2014-2015 Cincinnati Section officers will begin soon. Biographies of all the candidates can be found here. Instructions for online voting will be distributed shortly to all eligible Cincinnati Section members. The email and postcard notices will contain a unique PIN number and the web address to visit to cast your votes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive your voting PIN within the next few weeks or to request a paper ballot.
April Edition of CINTACS
April 3, 2014 (Adam Bange)
The April edition of CINTACS is now available.
Check it out here!
March 29, 2014 (Webmaster)
Join us Wednesday, April 16, for our Education Awards Night at Northern Kentucky University. Our guest speaker for the evening is Thayne Maynard from the Cincinnati Zoo presenting "The Nature of Hope".
Also don't miss the preceeding discussion group: "Experiences While Working Toward Careers in Academia - Claiming a Position in an Undergraduate Institution and Working Towards Tenure in a PhD Granting Institution" organized by the Cincinnati Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.
Online registration is required. The registration deadline is noon, Monday, April 14. For more information and to register, please click here.
Call for Service Award Nominations
March 29, 2014 (Phil Christenson)
Outstanding Service Award: The purpose of the Outstanding Service Award is to recognize a long term record of dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the section and the ACS community by a member of the Cincinnati Section. Nominations for the award should include at least one letter of recommendation describing the nominee’s outstanding contributions and dedication to the service of the Cincinnati Section and the larger ACS community over a period of years.
Catalyst Award: The purpose of the Catalyst award is to recognize special, exceptional and outstanding contributions to the section and/or the ACS community by a member of the Cincinnati Section. Nominations for the award should include at least one letter of recommendation describing the nominee’s exceptional contributions to the Cincinnati Section and/or the larger ACS community. Typically, the contributions are made over a shorter period of time than the Section’s Outstanding Service Award but the awardee's contributions will have a lasting impact.
Nominations are due by April 23, 2014. Nomination materials should be sent to: Philip A. Christenson.
March Joint Meeting with Dayton Section
March 3, 2014 (Diana McGill)
Hopefully you will all find it as exciting as I do! The meeting will be held Thursday, March 27, at the Marriott North hotel; it is a joint meeting between the Cincinnati and Dayton sections.
We are very fortunate to host as our guest speaker, Dr. Donna Nelson, professor of Chemistry at the University of Oklahoma, very active national ACS member,
and importantly for her presentation, a science advisor for the very popular AMC TV series "Breaking Bad".
Donna’s talk – "Breaking Bad: My Experiences as Science Advisor" – is sure to entertain and enlighten our members, their guests and other Breaking Bad enthusiasts in attendance. Invite your friends and neighbors – it should be a fantastic event for chemists and non-chemists alike. We’re even planning a raffle prize drawing at the end of the night to encourage attendees to turn in surveys.
Online registration is required. You can save $5 when you register AND pay online! The registration deadline is noon, Monday, March 24. For more information and to register, please click here.
March Edition of CINTACS
March 3, 2014 (Adam Bange)
The March edition of CINTACS is now available.
Check it out here!
Call for Teacher of the Year Nominations
January 18, 2014 (Lynn Hogue)
Each year the Cincinnati section of the American Chemical Society recognizes outstanding area educators by giving awards in the following categories:
- High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year,
- Middle School/Junior High School Science Teacher of the Year,
- Elementary School Science Teacher of the year.
Nominations should include the teacher’s CV and at least one letter of nomination (ideally from the school principal),
indicating why the individual exemplifies excellence in Chemistry Education (for High School) or Science for Middle or Elementary School.
These awards will be given at our April meeting.
We need your help in finding these outstanding teachers. If you know a teacher who has made a difference in students’ lives through excellent,
innovative teaching methods, encouraging students to pursue science, and dedication to their profession, please encourage them to apply or nominate them yourself.
You can also help to find good candidates by forwarding this information to the principal of your children or grandchildren’s school and encouraging them to nominate one of their teachers.
Nominations are due by Saturday, March 15, 2014. Nomination materials should be sent to: Lynn Hogue.