Check out the photo gallery for new pictures from our recent Awards Banquet. Congratulations to our very deserving award winners!
The Erie ACS is pleased to announce a new incentive program for 2015-2016. All ACS members and guests at section events will receive a Periodic Attendance Card (PAC) this year. The PACs will be hole-punched at each event, and members will receive one raffle ticket at our December holiday party for each event that was attended. The lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card from Amazon.com. The cards are wallet-sized and will be easier for members to keep track of than last year's passport books. The more events attended, the better the odds...good luck!
The Erie Section of the American Chemical Society has announced the names of ten outstanding high school chemistry students. The students will take a national exam that may qualify them to become members of the U. S. National Chemistry Olympiad team that will compete in the 47th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Baku, Azerbaijan, July 20-29, 2015. This year, the National Olympiad Exams is administered by Chemistry Department of Edinboro University in the Cooper Science Building on April 18, 2014.The students are:
Noah Nicolia and Joseph Redinger from Cathedral Preparatory School, Samuel King and Bryce Yahn from Fairview High School, Vincent Cross and Raymond Galeza from Harbor Creek Senior High School, Alex Jones and Josh Wolf from McDowell High School, and Gavin Restifo and John Wolford from NWPA Collegiate Academy.
The IChO involves a series of theoretical exams, laboratory exercises, and other activities aimed at identifying the best chemistry students from participating nations from around the world. The U.S. has participated in this event since 1984. In 2014, the U. S. team won one gold and three silver medals. A total of 291 students represented 75 countries at the 46th IChO, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The ten local nominees are among over 1,200 nationwide that take a national qualifying exam within April 14-20, 2015 to select finalists. Twenty students will be identified and will undergo intensive training June 2-17, 2015 at the U. S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The top four will be chosen to represent the U.S. in the 47th IChO competition.
Founded in 1876 and chartered by Congress, the American Chemical Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of chemistry in the public interest. The Erie Section is one of 185 regional sections across the nation serving more than 160,000 members.
For more information, contact:
Erie Section Olympiad Coordinator: Dr. Christine Saber, saber003[at]gannon.edu
ACS Erie Section PR Chairperson: Dr. Qun Gu, qgu[at]edinboro.edu
We are happy to announce that the ACS Committee on Constitution and Bylaws (C&B) completed certifying our Section's bylaws in February 2014. The newly certified bylaws are available on ACS's website at www.acs.org/bulletin5.