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 April SeminarNanocrystallinity, Supracrystals: Unexpected behavior
The talk will be preceded with networking and a dinner. You may come for all or just the seminar which has no cost. The dinner will be partially subsidized by the sponsors for a final cost of $15 for all attendees except students who will be afforded a reduced cost of $10. Please see the attached flyer and abstract. Tickets may be purchased using PayPal link below. Please send an email to email@example.com if you want to pay by check or money order.
Thursday, April 19th
St. John's School
Chao Assembly Hall
2401 Claremont Lane
Houston, TX 77019
The event will be in Building B, the Campus Center, which is located at Entrance 1. Participants can park in the garage under Building B or in the circle and chute near the building. See the following link for a Map of the location.
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:
Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
GHS is pleased to announce the 2018 CCEW events:
Poetry Contest for students in grades K-12. The Illustrated Poem Contest is a great way for teachers to engage their students in this year's CCED theme, "Dive into Marine Chemistry." Please see the attached flyer and entry form. Prizes are available for students in each grade category. All entries must be received by April 12, 2018.
Come out with the family and enjoy hands-on chemistry activities with GHS volunteers to celebrate Earth Day at Discovery Green.
April 22nd | 12-6pm
Discovery Green Park
1500 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77010
2018 ACS-GHS Scholarship Exam
Since 1973, GHS has administered a scholarship exam to 1st and 2nd year chemistry students to vie for scholarships. Over $250,000 has been awarded to more than 200 students.
As in past years, three scholarships will be awarded at each level (1st year and 2nd year). The awards will be $2500, $1500, and $1000 for first, second, and third places, respectively. Scholarship awards and plaques for honorable mention will be presented at the Awards Banquet in the Fall.
The rules and eligibility requirements can be found here. Registration is $2 per student. This fee should be given to the teacher, and the teacher will pay all their students' fees at once via PayPal using this registration link.
Saturday, April 28th
University of Houston
Science and Engineering Building
3487 Cullen Blvd.
Houston, TX 77204
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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