Monthly Archives: March 2015

‘You Be The Chemist’ Challenge a Huge Success

CSW-Younger Chemists Committee organized the “You Be The Chemist” (YBTC) Arlington/Fairfax Challenge in collaboration with the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) and Marymount University’s Biology Department. The Arlington/Fairfax Challenge was held at the Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University on Saturday February 28, 2015. YBTC, one of the Chemical Educational Foundation’s biggest programs, is an academic question-and-answer competition with a format similar […]

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Volunteer Opportunity: Be a Science Fair Judge!

The Robert Goddard Montessori School Elementary Science Department invites you to judge in the Third to Fifth Grade Science & STEM Fair Competition! The Robert Goddard Montessori School (RGMS) in Seabrook, Maryland will be having its annual Elementary Science/STEM Fair on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. RGMS is calling for volunteers to assist in judging the projects. This is an important event that allows […]

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Hands-On, Brains-On Adventure at Share Fair Nation

Hosted at higher education institutions across the country, Share Fair Nation is a free two-part event that brings together educators, students, communities and leaders in education innovation to experience innovative methods to transform education and thrust schools into the 21st Century. Share Fair Nation Washington, DC is being held April 11, 2015 at George Washington University. There are two components – […]

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The History of CSW

Founding during Extraordinary Times Creation of the Chemical Society of Washington (CSW) occurred in extraordinary times. In the preceding 25 years the United States had gone through the Civil War and had seen two Presidents, Lincoln and Garfield, assassinated in office. A remarkable feature in CSW’s history was that the meetings of CSW’s founders took place in Ford’s Theater, the […]

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Help Send UMD Students to the American Chemical Society National Meeting in August

Crowdfunding campaign aims to send 10 Terp undergraduate students to the August ACS conference Undergraduate students at the University of Maryland have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $6,000 toward the travel expenses for up to 10 students to attend the 250th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition in Boston, Mass., in August 2015. The funds raised through […]

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Volunteer Opportunity: Techstravaganza

The Chemical Society of Washington has partnered with Tomorrow’s Women in Science and Technology (TWIST) to participate in this year’s Techstravaganza! The event will take place on Saturday, April 11th, from 9am-5pm! Techstravaganza is an event to engage elementary and middle school students in STEM activities. It will be held at Holmes Middle School (6525 Montrose St, Alexandria, VA 22312). We need some […]

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February Dinner Meeting Recap

On the chilly evening of Thursday, February 19th, the Chemical Society of Washington welcomed Cecily Grzywacz to the February Dinner Meeting at ACS headquarters for a lecture on Sustainability and our Cultural Heritage.  The presentation attracted a diverse crowd of scientist, engineers, and conservationist including guests from the Smithsonian. Cecily Grzywacz is currently a Facilities Scientist at the National Gallery […]

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