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National Chemistry Week Illustrated Poem Contest Winners

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on November 3, 2016 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Illustrated Poem Contest

1st place, 9-12
Katie Dansereau, grade 11
Cromwell HS
Teacher: Leigh Neumon

1st place, 6-8
Owen Hale, Grade 7
Woodbury Middle School
Teacher: Mary Louse Barta


1st place, 3-5

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2016 Election Results

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on October 18, 2016 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The results of the 2016 Election are in:


Chair-Elect (2017)* Dr. Edward Werner Cook, Tunxis Community College
*continues as chair for 2018 and past-chair in 2019

Secretary (2017) Mark W. Peczuh, University of Connecticut

Treasurer (2017) Ellen Anderson, Saint Joseph University


Frank Torre, Springfield College (3 year term 2017-2019)

Mike Knapp, UMass-Amherst  (3 year term 2017-2019)


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Fall Symposium

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on October 13, 2016 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

What is CRISPR?  

Come listen to Dr. Peter Jones (UMass medical School) talk about CRISPR!

Come mingle with chemists from the Connecticut Valley Section!

Learn how to get involved in the local section!

University of St. Joseph, West Hartford, CT
McDonough Hall, Room 213
6:00 PM (refreshments) 6:30 PM (talk) 

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Green Chemistry Workshop POSTPONED

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on August 17, 2016 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (1)

POSTPONED until Spring 2017.

For High School Science Teachers When: October 1, 2016 Where: Springfield College, Schoo-Bemis Science Center, 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA Time: 8:30am to 4pm Sponsored in part by: ACS CT Valley Section $25 register at Eventbrite: by September 23 (Space is limited) For more information contact Kate Anderson, Director of Education Beyond Benign at [email protected] See flyer for...

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Nominations for 2017 Executive Board

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on August 15, 2016 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Nominations are now being accepted for several positions on the Connecticut Valley Section-ACS executive board.

We need nominations for the following:

  • Three officer positions,
    • chair-elect (serves a total of 3 yrs, first as chair-elect, then as chair and then as past-chair),
    • secretary(2017) and
    • treasurer (2017)
  • Two councilors (terms are 2017-2019)
  • One alternate councilor (terms are 2017-2019)
  • Three members-at-large (term...
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Lecturer Position at the University of New Haven

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on July 11, 2016 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of New Haven is

accepting applications for a full-time non-tenure track lecturer to begin in the Fall of 2016.

Applicants are preferred to have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and have experience teaching

undergraduate students. Primary responsibilities of the new lecturer will include teaching first

and second-year chemistry lecture and laboratory courses for majors and non-majors. They

may also teach c...

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New England Association of Chemistry Teachers 77th Summer Conference

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on July 5, 2016 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Chemistry, Naturally!

August 8 – 11 

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Conference Fee: $400 (single room) $350 (double) for the 4 day conference (including registration, lodging in the dorms, all meals and the Banquet). Day/commuter rates are also available. Scholarships are available courtesy of the NESACS (see below).

See the flyer here:

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Trinity College One-Year Leave Replacement Position

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on June 22, 2016 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Trinity College

 One-Year Leave Replacement Position 

The Department of Chemistry at Trinity College invites applications for a part-time (80%), one-year leave replacement position for the 2016-17 academic year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and are expected to teach lecture courses in introductory chemistry, biochemistry laboratory, and a science general education course. For more information on the T...

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2016 NEACT Conference

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on April 18, 2016 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

All Western Massachusetts/Connecticut High School teachers are invited to theAnnual NEACT conference, which is being held this year at the Massachusetts College of the LIberal Arts (MCLA, formerly North Adams State College) on August 8-11.  

For more information, see the NEACT website or contact the organizer, Dr. Mel Govindan at [email protected]

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