Monthly Archives: May 2015

CSW Past President Kate Hughes Saluted for Excellence

Salutes to Excellence is a recognition award that gives ACS members an opportunity to underscore outstanding accomplishments, achievements or service for individuals who have made a positive impact on everyday life. Since the program began in 2000, more than 500 honorees have received Salutes to Excellence awards. CSW’s past president Kate Hughes was recently awarded a Salute to Excellence award for […]

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Travel Grants to the ACS National Meeting: Apply Now

The ACS National Meetings are a unique experience. These biannual conferences bring together a massive gathering of chemists from all over the world to discuss their research and highlight the chemical experience. The Chemical Society of Washington wants to empower you to share in that experience. To do that, CSW offers a competitive student travel award to help members participate. […]

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Benches and Lab Notebooks: Life as a Research Chemist

When most people picture a chemist, they think of a man with crazy hair, wearing a white lab coat and safety glasses, carefully preparing solutions in volumetric flasks, and poring over data. Other than being female and having rather boring hair, I fit nicely within that stereotype. I currently work as a bench analytical chemist, analyzing materials that range from […]

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Celebrating the Manhattan Project’s 70th Anniversary

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Manhattan Project, honor Manhattan Project veterans, and provide a preview of the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park, the Atomic Heritage Foundation is hosting events on Tuesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Both events will be open to the public and the press and will be held at the Carnegie Institution […]

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Have You Started Preparing for National Chemistry Week?

Mark your calendars: National Chemistry Week is October 18-24, 2015! National Chemistry Week is an annual event, which unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. By celebrating NCW, we can reach the public, particularly elementary and secondary school children, with positive messages about chemistry. The theme for 2015 […]

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Catalyzing Science with Open Data — Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science

New Frontiers with Data Exploration Data are a valuable national asset, as highlighted in the first part of this Open Science series. Big, open, interoperable data and technology are transforming society, science, and medicine by unlocking new answers to complex questions previously unsolvable. Data also underlie science, guiding evidence-based endeavors and the core of the scientific method. Equally important are […]

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CSW Member Featured on ABC 7 News Segment: Harris’ Heroes

From ABC7: DAYTON, Md. (WJLA) — Students at a Maryland elementary school are giving up their recess to learn science. The “Chemistry Club” is held only once a month, but it’s already having an impact. At Dayton Oaks Elementary School in Howard County, budding young chemists are getting instructions for their next experiment. They will test whether certain certain household […]

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Workshop event: Chemistry & Engineering of Fossil Fuels

On May 18-19, the free workshop Chemistry and Engineering of Shale Gas and Tight Oil Resource Development will bring together members of industry, government, and academia to discuss the role of chemistry and chemical engineering at each stage of the hydraulic fracturing process—from formulation of the chemicals and fluids that enable hydraulic fracturing to development of methods to enhance resource […]

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Science vs. Everybody

Nothing makes my blood boil quite like lying. Not the white lies that we all tell from time to time. It’s the lies that come disguised as truth in the form of misinformation. Lately, Congress and the general public have discussed several chemistry-related issues, anywhere from climate change to exposure limits for certain chemicals found in vaccines, foodstuffs, children’s toys, […]

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Deadline Extended! Invitation for Applications to Project SEED

Contributed by Ajay Mallia (Chair, CSW-SEED committee)   **DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications due May 15th, noon**   For the past 45 years, ACS’ Project SEED has helped thousands of disadvantaged high school students who historically lack exposure to scientific careers by giving them an opportunity to conduct research at academic, industrial, or governmental institutions. Under Project SEED, high school students participate […]

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