After taking the National Chemistry Olympiad test in April, Yunfei Ma from Skyline High School was one of 20 finalists. Yunfei will attend the Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado in June. Here is a picture of Yunfei.
Chenxin Song, from Pioneer High School, was one of 141 students to make the High Honors and Honors List.
We are pleased to pass on the recent announcement of our local section members who have reached major milestones in their ACS membership in 2017. If you know of anyone on this list, please congratulate them!
Dr. Samuel Krimm
Dr. Dmitri Coucouvanis
Dr. John Adair Secrist III
The 48th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society will be held from June 6-10, 2017 in Dearborn, MI. To submit an abstract, to register or to find out more about the meeting, go to http://acscerm2017.org/.
ACS – Huron Valley Local Chapter is a proud sponsor of the Ann Arbor Area Earth Day Festival! We are looking for 10 volunteers to help with demonstrations. This is an excellent opportunity for ACS members to participate in the education and awareness of Earth Day to the local community.
This year’s event will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from noon to 4pm at the Leslie Science and Nature Center which is located at 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor.
Please contact Aaron Brackman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-769-8010 ext. 2286 if you are interested in helping out. For more information visit www.a2earthday.org A press release with more details will be posted as we get closer to the event.
U of M Macromolecular Science & Engineering Schedule
October 14: Stephen Cheng - University of Akron, 3 PM, Room TBD; Precisely Functionalized Molecular Nanoparticles Are Unique Elements for Macromolecular Science: From “Nanoatoms” to Giant Molecules - Abstract here.
November 14: Shu Yang - University of Pennsylvania, 4 PM, Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Center; "Foldable and Responsive Soft Metamaterials" - Abstract here.
January 17: Timothy Swager - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2:30 PM, Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Center
February 28: Scott White - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 3 PM, Johnson Rooms, Lurie Engineering Center
Oct. 10th: Jay Otten, retired from BSF - "35 years of innovation at BASF Corp, The Chemical Company"
Nov. 7th: Alan Attie, UW Madison - Genetics of Obesity jointly sponsored by CSIE
After a 2 year hiatus, the Huron Valley ACS Newsletter is back! To check it out, go the Newsletters link on the left.
Thanks to Megan Brooks-Planck for a great job as our new newsletter editor!
As recently elected Chair-Elect, I attended the 2016 ACS Leadership Institute in Dallas, Texas at the InterContinental Hotel from Friday, January 22nd thru Sunday, January 24th. The weekend was filled with multiple training sessions and networking opportunities.
Training sessions that I attended included the following: Communication with Your Members, Social Media Strategies for your Local Section, Planning Successful Activities, Engaging and Motivating Volunteers, and Collaborating Across Boundaries. In addition to the training sessions I attended, it was encouraged that ACS members also do some of the on-line training classes to further enhance our leadership roles. Below are some of the on-line classes that are available:
o The ACS and You
o Managing Projects Effectively
o Running Productive Meetings
o Becoming an Effective Contributor
o Succession Planning
o Matching Interests with Goals
o Understanding Member’s Interests
Another highlight of the weekend was the ACS Resource Fair and Reception. This was a great opportunity to learn more about the various resources available to executive committee members and ACS members in general.
Overall, the days were long, the food was great and the classes very informative. The meeting and networking with other ACS members is an experience to be cherished.
To view the May 2014 Newsletter, go to the Newsletters tab to the left.