Monthly Archives: April 2015

Call for Nominations for CSW Officers/Councilors/Managers

The annual election of Officers, Councilors, and Managers of the CSW will be held in November 2015 in accordance with the Bylaws and Standing Rules. All CSW Members are now invited and encouraged to submit nominations for the open positions. Self-nomination is acceptable. Elected members have general charge of the business and affairs of the CSW. Nominations should be submitted […]

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Volunteer opportunity: AAAS/SSE STEM Program

In 2004, the Senior Scientists and Engineers (SSE) and AAAS formed the AAAS/SSE STEM Volunteer Program to support K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, foster STEM literacy, and motivate students to pursue STEM careers. The Program recruits volunteers from the science, engineering, and medical communities in the Washington DC Metro area. It is based on RE-SEED and TOPS, volunteer efforts launched […]

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Scientific Identity in an Alternative Career Path

What do you call a scientist who isn’t a scientist? *** Ask any Regular Jane off the street what they picture when they picture a scientist and they’ll likely say one of two things: a white lab coat or Albert Einstein. It’s a very common perspective, but it’s also increasingly inaccurate. For years now, there has been a slowly-ramping crisis […]

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Now Accepting Applications: 2015 Student Travel Awards

The Chemical Society of Washington is pleased to announce a student travel award to defray travel and/or registration costs to the National ACS meeting in Boston this Fall. The Boston meeting will be held August 16-20, 2015. The topic for the meeting is “Innovation from Discovery to Application.” Eligible expenses include meeting registration, travel expenses, airfare and lodging. The award is […]

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Kavli Foundation’s ‘Science at the Frontiers’ Lecture Features Dr. Alan Lightman

The Fred Kavli Science at the Frontiers Lecture Presents “Science & Religion” by Dr. Alan Lightman – Physicist, MIT Professor, and Author Monday, May 4, 2015 6-7PM (Doors: 5:30PM) National Geographic Society Grosvenor Auditorium (Enter on M St, between 16th and 17th Sts, NW) Book signing to follow at 7:00PM, courtesy of Politics & Prose – Copies of Einstein’s Dreams […]

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Legal Chemistry: The Toxic Substances Control Act

It’s hard to imagine a more chemistry-centric law than the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. The law is usually known by the acronym “TSCA” – Pronounced “tosca” and not to be confused with La Tasca – though pronounced essentially the same, La Tasca deals with things you may actually want to ingest whereas TSCA deals with things you pretty much never want to […]

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Catalyzing Science with Open Data — What is Open Data?

A new data age is sweeping the nation. In February 2015, the White House hired the first-ever U.S. Chief Data Scientist, D.J. Patil, announcing that “the data age has arrived.” This accelerates Federal agency efforts to unleash the power of government data by making it available to everyone, as a strategic national asset for entrepreneurship and economic development, belonging to […]

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News from National: Actions of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the Executive arm of ACS governance and leadership. At each National Meeting, the Board provides a report to the ACS Council on their actions, and CSW Councilors report back afterward.   CSW Councilors Report – Actions of the Board of Directors John M. Malin The Board’s Executive Session The Board’s Committees The Board of Directors […]

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