The Erie ACS is planning a diverse lineup of programming this spring, including our popular spring Program-in-a-Box webinar event, speaker meetings, and Annual Awards Banquet. Check back here for dates, times and locations!
"Chemistry on the Silver Screen" will be hosted at Gannon University on February 24! This popular semi-annual evening event features informal networking, a live webinar presentation on the chemistry of television and movies, and a live Q&A session with experts in the field. We hope you will register yourself and your group for this exciting spring program!
Science is finding a bigger place on the silver screen and in our living rooms. But what’s behind this new attraction and how is Hollywood influencing the public’s view? Tune in for a discussion on how Hollywood is working to incorporate science and meet the people that are making it happen.
Looking for more information? Please contact Lisa Nogaj at nogaj002[at]gannon.edu.
This year's NCW event took place at the Millcreek Mall in Erie, Pennsylvania and was led by Dr. Matthew Heerboth (Gannon University) and Dr. Jason Bennett (Penn State Behrend). With over fifty volunteers collaborating from Penn State Behrend, Gannon University, Edinboro University, Collegiate Academy, and our local section, the event was once again a great way for the public to learn more about science and hear about the positive impact that chemistry has on our society. Check out coverage from our local media below.
Thank you to our NCW Coordinators and to all of the volunteers who came out to share the sweet side of chemistry with our community!
The Erie section officers recently approved a new incentive program aimed at increasing attendance at section meetings, named the Passport Program. Based on the success of our spring pilot program, the Passport Program is back for 2014-2015!
Here's how it works. Each section member may pick up a Passport book at any local section event and then have it stamped at every event they attend. Section members who attend at least four section events or volunteer activities this year, starting with our Summer Kick-Off Picnic, will be entered into a random drawing at our annual spring awards banquet. The lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card from Amazon.com. We hope you will be able to attend many Erie ACS events this year!
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.
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