The ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry (ACS ENVR) announces two newly created $1,000 ACS ENVR Graduate Fellowships to be awarded annually. These fellowships would support an estimated 50 hours of work over 6 months, and are intended to get graduate students involved in the ENVR division. Tasks may include aid in compiling updated lists of the Environmental Chemistry Programs and Curricula available nationally, compiling lists of grant opportunities, etc. These fellowships are an excellent way to build a graduate students’ network and introduce them to current research of our field.
Students who are interested should send their CV/Resume along with a short letter of recommendation by Sept 30th, in a single file (pdf or zip) with filename as “LastnameFirstnameYYYY” where YYYY is your expected graduate date. Please send materials to Lauren Weinrich at
Lauren.Weinrich@amwater.com with the email subject: ENVR Graduate Fellowship
Take your research to the next level! The SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program is your chance to get involved, get inspired and get connected to a global network of accomplished researchers. This August 10-20, a select group of international Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers will help shape the future of chemical information and experience the 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston, MA.
The Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society
Victor K. LaMer Award for Graduate Research in Colloid and Surface Chemistry. The Award prize is $3,000
and a certificate and it is presented annual at the ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium. The award is for an outstanding PhD thesis accepted by a US or Canadian University during the three year period prior to the award year.
More details may be found here: http://colloidssurfaces.org/victor-k-lamer-award/
The American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry is once again sponsoring the Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry to recognize graduating seniors who display a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field. Chemistry departments are invited to select a top graduating senior student majoring in either chemistry or biochemistry who has demonstrated excellence in organic chemistry based on a combination of research experience, coursework and a desire to pursue a career in chemistry. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2015. For further information and a nomination form, see: https://organicdivision.
The 250th National ACS meeting will be held in Boston on August 16-20, 2015. Abstracts for papers or posters to be presented must be submitted by March 30, 2015 at: http://maps.acs.org/
The Division offers a total of 15 travel awards to the Boston ACS Meeting in the amount of $600 for (a) graduate students (b) undergraduates, and (c) faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions. The application deadline is May 1, 2015. Full details are available at: https://organicdivision.org/
The Leete Award recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and research in Organic Chemistry. Nominees must be members of the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society who have made outstanding contributions to both teaching and research. Teaching should be considered in the broadest sense, including of professional chemists, the dissemination of information about chemistry to prospective chemists, to members of the profession, to students in other areas and to the general public. A nominee must also have accomplished outstanding creative work in any area of organic chemistry. Full details are available at: https://organicdivision.org/
The Executive Committee of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Maryland are pleased to announce an exciting speaker line-up at the 44th National Organic Chemistry Symposium (https://organicdivision.org/
Early registration (until June 1) is now open at: http://tinyurl.com/
Poster submission (deadline June 1) is now open. Details are available at:
In conjunction with the National Organic Symposium, The Journal of Organic Chemistry Symposium will also be held at the University of Maryland, just before the start of the NOS on June 28:
The Division of Organic Chemistry provides travel awards for undergraduates and faculty at undergraduate institutions to cover registration and a portion of expenses for the NOS. The travel award application deadline is April 15, 2015. Additional details and application forms are available on the web:
The 2015 DOC Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) will be held at St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas from Thursday, July 23 to Sunday, July 26, 2015. The DOC Graduate Research Symposium provides an opportunity for 50-75 graduate students in organic chemistry to interact with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies, and publishers. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 20, 2015. For further details and nomination information see https://organicdivision.org/
More information on these awards, and other upcoming events may be found on the Organic Division website.
Science and technology are increasingly important in public policy. From environmental sustainability to homeland security, policy-makers routinely make decisions that require input from and have impact on the chemical community. Yet only five percent of the members of Congress have backgrounds in science and engineering, and scientists often lack the opportunity and expertise to successfully engage in the policy process.
A listing of all awards can be found at www.acs.org/awards.