Category Archives: CSW Events

March Dinner Meeting:  Are Chemists Too Shy For Their Own Good?

Madeleine Jacobs, former CEO and Executive Director of ACS, and former Editor-in-Chief of Chemical and Engineering News, spent nearly 45 years communicating science to the public and advocating with policymakers.  Join this dynamic speaker in a talk and discussion about how we can do a better job of engaging the public and policymakers in supporting research and development and STEM […]

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Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED)

Earth Day was first officially recognized on April 22, 1970 as a way to demonstrate support for a healthy environment, raise awareness about environmental issues, and remind people that we all need to contribute to a sustainable planet.   For years, chemists have been promoting a better world through recyclable plastics, cleaner-burning fuels, phosphate-free detergents, environmental monitoring, and green chemistry initiatives. […]

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31st Annual Chemathon To Take Place 4/30

The Thirty-first Annual Chemathon will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016.  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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Undergraduates to be Honored at February Meeting

The College Chemistry Achievement Awards are presented annually by the Chemical Society of Washington to the outstanding seniors majoring in chemistry and biochemistry from each of the area colleges and universities. Meeting Details Thursday, February 11, 2016 University of Maryland Chemistry Building Atrium 6:00 p.m. Social Hour/Check-in/Dinner 7:00 p.m. College Achievement Awards 7:30 p.m. Speaker Presentation/TBA Cost: $28.00 Members & […]

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January Dinner Meeting: Tackling Grand Challenges in Chemistry

Origins of life; the fundamental nature of the chemical bond; chemistry of the brain; designing molecules for materials and function and then to be able to make them—these are only a few of the grand challenges facing chemists.  Join Dr. Kathy Covert, Program Director for the NSF Division of Chemistry primarily assigned to the Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI), to […]

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Joint WCDG/CSW Meeting, 12/16

On December 16, 2015, CSW and the Washington Chromatography Discussion Group will hold a joint meeting at the US Pharmacopeia. Details about the meeting can be found on the WCDG website. Speaker: Ronald E. Majors, LCGC North America, West Chester, PA Title: Top Ten HPLC/UPLC Column Myths Abstract: In any field there are often “misconceptions” or “myths” that are perpetuated […]

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The 8th Annual Dupont Summit 2015 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

The Policy Studies Organization invites CSW members to attend our annual Dupont Summit in Washington DC. Presentations will span across sectors and partisanships on topics including education, health policy, climate change, water policy and management, urban farming, transportation, and the implications of science and technology policy. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day at no cost. The preliminary program and list of […]

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Americans with Disabilities: Growing the Workforce

With 200+ briefings to date, the ACS Science & the Congress Project conducts congressional briefings that provide opportunities for Members of Congress and their staffs, and the wider science policy community, to gain a greater knowledge of the science involved in numerous public policy issues. CSW members are welcome to the next briefing, to be held in Russell Senate Office […]

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Retired Chemists Group Luncheon and Presentation, 10/20

Every year, illegal telemarketing and mail fraud schemes rob consumers, often  elderly  citizens, of their hard-earned life savings. Come to our luncheon meeting on October 20 and hear the presentation of Charles B. Wickersham, U.S. Postal Inspector:  “Protecting  Older Americans from Financial Scams”. Charles Wickersham has been a United States Postal Inspector since 2006. From 2006 to 2008 Inspector Wickersham […]

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Save the Date: ACS National Historic Chemical Landmark Designation Ceremony

Please join us as the American Chemical Society dedicates the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center as a National Historic Chemical Landmark for the isolation of phytochrome. In 1959, researchers at the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center first isolated phytochrome, a light-sensitive pigment found throughout plant species. Phytochrome allows plants to regulate many growth and development processes by detecting light and […]

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