The Erie Local Section is located in the ACS Central Region. The annual Central Regional Meeting (CERM) will be held in Pittsburgh, PA at the Doubletree by Hilton Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2014. Registration and Abstract Submission, abstracts.acs.org, is now open. Please visit the meeting website www.acscerm2014.org the download forms and for more information!
We are happy to announce that the ACS Committee on Constitution and Bylaws (C&B) has completed certifying our Section's bylaws. The newly certified bylaws are will be available on ACS's website within the next few weeks at www.acs.org/bulletin5.
Thank you to all of the section members and friends who braved the snow to head down to the Plymouth Tavern and celebrate the season with the Erie Local Section! Appetizers, drinks and a good time were had by all. At the meeting, the updated Erie Local Section bylaws were unanimously approved by the voting members present. This is the first time our bylaws have been updated since 1976! The new bylaws are available to review under the document tab on our website.
The Erie Local Section of ACS wishes you and yours a festive and happy holiday season! We look forward to seeing you at section events in the new year!
The theme of this year's National Chemistry Week (NCW) was "Energy, Now and Forever!" The NCW Coordinator for the Erie Local Section is Dr. Adrienne Gilbert (Penn State Erie- The Behrend College). This year's annual event at the Millcreek Mall brought chemistry demos and discussions to members of the public, including many children, and was a huge success! Check out local media coverage of the event here:
Thanks again to Adrienne and all of the volunteers and participants who came out to support this year's NCW events!
Dr. Betty Jo Chitester (Alternate Councilor) represented the Erie Local Section at the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis, IN this fall. Highlights from the Council Meeting are presented here.
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