Greater Houston Section
Greater Houston Section
Established in 1917, the Section serves about 2500 members, consisting of chemists, chemical engineers and professionals in allied fields. The American Chemical Society is recognized as a world leader in fostering science education and research, and promoting public understanding of science. The Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Society is one of 189 local ACS sections across the nation.
GHS May Seminar
Brewing Science:Beyond the stuff you learned on the Brewery Tour
Wednesday; May 16th, 2018
Networking 6:30 pm
Talk 7:00 pm
University of St. Thomas
SHP 146 Active Learning Classroom
Houston, TX 77006
ACS National Meeting Highlights
The ACS National Meeting was held in New Orleans, LA March 18-22 and GHS was well represented. The following are a few highlights of interest:
ACS WCC Rising Star Award Nominations
The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding women scientists approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise for contributions to their respective fields. Deadline for nomination is June 15, 2018. Online nominations may be submitted here.
2018 ACS-GHS Scholarship Winners
148 students competed for 2018 ACS-GHS scholarships. Three scholarships will be awarded at each level (1st year and 2nd year) for the following winners:
1st year Award Winners: Ryan Anselm (1st), Eric Mao (2nd), Audrey Nguyen (3rd)
Honorable Mention: Taha Ismail, Stephen Xie, Ivana Hsung
2nd Year Award Winners: Max Hall-Brown (1st), Jordan Wells (2nd), Samuel Ho (3rd)
Honorable Mention: Carl Ho, Anuraag Madabushi, Nithin Parsan
Congratulations to the Winners! Scholarship awards and plaques for honorable mention will be presented at the Local Section Awards Banquet in the Fall.
Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Illustrated Poem Contest Winners
As a part of CCEW 2018, students from grades k-12 were invited to share their interpretation of this year's theme, "Dive into Marine Chemistry", in the form of illustrated poems. Congratulations to the winners! Winners entries qualify for the national contest.
1st Place: Bianca Lobodin, 9th grade
O'Connell College Preparatory School, Galveston
2nd Place: Michael Han, 11th grade
O.D. Thompkins High School, Katy ISD
April Events Spotlight
1. Scout STEM Fair: ACS-GHS volunteers participated in Scout STEM Fair event at NRG park on April 14th, and provided hands on activities for 300 scouts and their families.
2. March for Science-Houston: ACS-GHS volunteers were a part of March for Science Houston fundraiser event at Henderson Heights pub on April 14th, teaching kids and audults basic scientific concepts by hand-on activities.
3. April Dinner Seminar: We enjoyed hosting Dr. Marie Paule pileni, recipient of the 2017 ACS-SCF Franco-American Lectureship Award at St. John's School on April 19th. The networking session and dinner was attended by 20 members and the seminar was attended by 50 members.
4. CCEW: ACS- GHS volunteers were part of Earth Day Houston 2018 celebrations at Discovery Green Park on April 22nd. Nearly 10,000 people participated in the event. GHS booth had interactive hands-on events for kids, we had around 1500 participants.
Congratulations to Karl M. Kadish, Hugh Roy and Lillie Kranz Cullen University Professor of Chemistry at the University of Houston who was selected to receive the 2017 inaugural French-American Prize, a binational award, sponsored jointly by the French and American Chemical Societies. The award will be presented at a ceremony during the Spring 2018 meeting of the Société Chimique de France (SCF) and recognizes Dr. Kadish for his outstanding research discoveries and collaborations with French scientists.
More information can be found on the UH website.
Shaping Future Chemists
ACS-GHS is sponsoring a series of outreach events in which Senior Chemists share their work experiences with high school and university students. The first was held at O’Connell College Preparatory School in Galveston where Beverly and Stan Curtice spoke to 40 students who were so surprised to learn the number of different things you can do as a chemist.
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