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Project SEED: Mentors Needed

Project SEED is a program for economically disadvantaged high school students administered by the American Chemical Society (ACS) that offers a unique opportunity to spend a summer conducting hands-on research with a scientist in a laboratory setting. Project SEED programs are initiated and hosted by research institutions (academic, government, or industrial laboratories). Students work 8–10 weeks and are awarded a […]

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Apply Now: U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) Mentor Needed

Sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) The USNCO seeks a Chemistry Olympiad Mentor.  Some of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position are: helping to conduct a two-week study camp for the nation’s brightest twenty chemistry high school students at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado for the following years: 2018, 2019 and 2020, developing practice […]

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Dr. Mark L. Miller to Speak at Joint CSW/WCDG Meeting in November

On November 17, Dr. Mark L. Miller, Research Chemist at the FBI Laboratory’s Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit, will speak at a joint meeting of the Chemical Society of Washington, and the Washington Chromatography Discussion Group. Meeting logistics can be found on the next page. Abstract: Challenges in Forensic Separations The popularity of forensic science on TV shows and […]

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Nominations Open for Leo Schubert Memorial Award

The Chemical Society of Washington (CSW) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Leo Schubert Memorial Award to recognize an outstanding teacher of high school chemistry in the Washington, D.C. area. The award was established in 1979 to honor Dr. Leo Schubert, a chemistry professor at American University who devoted much of his career to developing programs […]

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Nominations Open for Charles L. Gordon Memorial Award

Named after Charles Gordon for his years of service as managing editor of the Capital Chemist, the Charles L. Gordon Memorial Award is given in recognition of exemplary service by a CSW member to the profession of chemistry, to the science of chemistry, and/or to the Chemical Society of Washington. Nominations are invited for this award, consisting of a plaque […]

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Dr. Jennifer Stern, Planetary Geochemist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, to Speak at October Meeting

On October 13, Dr. Jennifer Stern, Planetary Geochemist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will speak at the next CSW Meeting at ACS Headquarters. Meeting logistics can be found below. Abstract: Life on Mars? Chemical Indicators of Habitability on Mars as Measured by the Curiosity Rover On August 6, 2012 at 1:32 a.m. EDT, the Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity […]

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2016 CSW Election: Candidates & Procedures

The CSW Nominations and Elections Committee is proud to present an outstanding slate of candidates for the 2016 election. Candidates are running for positions as Officers, Councilors, and Managers with terms beginning in 2017. View the candidate statements By participating in our annual election you will play an important role in deciding the direction of the Chemical Society of Washington. Voting […]

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Volunteer Opportunity with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is recruiting volunteers (called Ambassadors) to work with museum visitors in Spark!Lab, its hands-on invention space for children and families. Unlike traditional classroom-style learning, Spark!Lab is very “curiosity-driven” and there is no right or wrong way to complete the activities, just challenges […]

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