Category Archives: CSW Events

Celebrate National Chemistry Week October 16-22, 2016: “Solving Mysteries through Chemistry!”

Contributed by Kim Morehouse, CSW NCW Coordinator   The NCW 2016 theme is “Solving Mysteries through Chemistry”, focusing on the science behind the use of chemistry in forensics.  The electronic version of the Celebrating Chemistry Newsletter is available from the ACS website (www.acs.org/ncw). Each year the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) NCW campaign reaches millions of people with positive messages about […]

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Joint CSW/WCDG Meeting Logistics

Date:         Wednesday, October 18 Time:        6:00 p.m. social hour, 7:00 p.m. Presentation Location:    ACS Headquarters, Marvel Hall 1155 16th Street, N.W. – Washington, DC Menu:        Pasta Bar – choice of Bow Tie or Penne Pasta with Marinara or Vodka sauce; caesar salad, garlic bread and cookies RSVP by Noon Monday, October 16 – csw@acs.org  or by phone (messages only: 202-659-2650) Please provide the names […]

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FBI Laboratory Chief of Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research to Speak at May Meeting

On May 11th, Gene Peters, Chief of Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research at the FBI Laboratory, will speak about the proposed spent nuclear fuel repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Meeting logistics can be found below. Biography Gene Peters is Chief of Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research at the FBI Laboratory.  In this capacity, he leads a team of full-time research […]

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Chemathon: April 29, 2017

The Thirty-third Annual Chemathon will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The Chemathon is an annual chemistry competition for high school chemistry students in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia.  The Chemathon competition is organized by a committee of area high school chemistry teachers and chemists, and is hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at […]

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Rockville Science Day: April 23, 2017

The 28th annual Rockville Science Day will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  Held annually on the Montgomery College campus, Rockville Science Day features a variety of science and technology-related exhibits, activities, games and demos. Activities and exhibits over the 27 years of the program have included rocket-building (and firing), telescope viewing, a travelling planetarium, all kinds of robots, […]

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2016 Hillebrand Prize Awarded to Dr. Stuart Licht, GWU

CSW is pleased to announce that Dr. Stuart Licht, Dean’s Research Professor at George Washington University, is the 2016 Hillebrand Prize recipient. Dr. Licht will accept the award, and be the featured speaker at the March CSW meeting on Thursday, March 23. Meeting logistics can be found on the next page. Biography Stuart Licht is an electrochemist and environmental chemist […]

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February CSW Meeting: College Chemistry Achievement Awards and FDA Presentation on Fish Oil Supplements

At this month’s CSW meeting, Dr. Cynthia Srigley, a Research Chemist at the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, will give a presentation entitled, “Recent Advances in the Analysis of Long Chain Omega-3 PUFA in Fish Oil Dietary Supplements”. In addition, CSW will present the College Chemistry Achievement Awards. The College Chemistry Achievement Awards are presented annually by the […]

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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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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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CSW’s Project SEED Program Still Going Strong!

Contributed by Faye Rubinson, CSW Project SEED Co-Chair CSW’s Project SEED program is alive and well, despite the departure of long-time Project SEED chairman, Dr. Ajay Mallia, in July. Our three events this summer—an orientation session, a career panel, and a workshop on technical presentations and writing—have been well-attended, and the evaluations of the program by this year’s students have […]

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