May Party Night
April 24, 2013 (Beth Reno)
May's Party Night on May 10 will feature a cruise on a B&B Riverboat. In addition, B&B Riverboats and Christian Moerlein have teamed up to provide a Beer Tasting of locally brewed beers while cruising on the Ohio River. A representative of CM Brewing will present background, tasting notes, and perspective on a sampling of beers brewed right here in Cincinnati! Registration is now open; click here for more information and to register.
2013-2014 Section Officer Elections Beginning
April 17, 2013 (Webmaster)
Online voting for 2013-2014 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 email@example.com if you do not receive your voting PIN or to request a paper ballot.
Registration Now Open for April Awards Night at NKU
April 8, 2013 (Beth Reno)
Registration is now open for the 2013 Student/Teacher Awards night at Northern Kentucky University. Click here for more information and to register.
April Edition of CINTACS
April 10, 2013 (Adam Bange)
The April edition of CINTACS is now available. Check it out here!
Nominations Requested for Section Service Awards
April 11, 2013 (Philip Christenson)
The Cincinnati Section strives to recognize the contributions of its members to the Section and/or the larger ACS community with two service awards: the Outstanding Service Award and the Catalyst Award. Nominations are due by April 26, 2013. Nomination materials should be sent to: Philip A. Christenson.
|Outstanding Service Award:
This award is given in recognition of a long term record of dedicated service and outstanding contributions to the section and the ACS community. The award is open to any 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.
This award is given in recognition of special, exceptional and outstanding contributions to the section and/or the ACS community. The award is open to any 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.
Chemists Celebrate Earth Day at Sawyer Point
April 8, 2013 (Donna Wiedemann)
Celebration ACS's Annual Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) and Cincinnati's Earth Day Event at Sawyer Point on Saturday, April 20th, from noon until 5:30 pm. This marks the 10th year of CCED for the ACS and the 43rd year of Earth Day celebrations!
The theme of this years CCED event is "Our Earth - Handle with Care". Look for our local section's booth staffed by section members celebrating the day with a variety of information and demonstrations showing how chemists are doing their part for sustainability.
If would be interested in helping out in the CCED booth during one of the three shifts during the event (set-up from 9 - 11am, early afternoon from 11:30am - 2:30pm, or late afternoon/breakdown from 2:30 - 5:30pm), please contact Donna Weidemann for more information.
Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year - 2013 Gloria Story
April 8, 2013 (Beth Reno)
In an effort to recognize the immeasurable outreach efforts made by local section volunteers, the Committee of Community Activities (CCA) has established a new recognition program entitled Local Section Outreach Volunteers of the Year.
This program intends to recognize individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary outreach volunteer service within their local section. An announcement of all of the awardees will be made in C&E News, as well as on the ACS Network in the Volunteer Support and Engagement Network Group. The Cincinnati Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year is Gloria Story. Congratulations, Gloria!! Thank-you for your passion and dedication to engaging others in the application of chemistry in the world around us!
Congratulations to Science Fair Special ACS Award Winners
March 20, 2013 (George Rizzi)
On March 16, Beth Reno, John Janusz, and George Rizzi served as science fair judges for at the 2013 Science & Engineering Expo at UC. Three cash prizes of $100 and invitations to the Section's April Awards Night at NKU were awarded to three students for their entries:
- Maggie Connors "What Cereal Has The Highest Iron Content"(Grade 6, Royalmont Academy)
- Aditya Jog "Water Purification Using Aluminum Sulfate"(Grade 8, Mason Middle School)
- David Wang "Elucidation of the C-Terminus of Histone Deacetylation"(Grade 10, William Mason H.S.)
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