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Fall 2018 Travel Grants

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on July 13, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

CVS Travel Awards

Attention Students: Are you going to the upcoming ACS national meeting? The CT Valley Section is now offering two $250 travel grants! One graduate student awardee and one undergraduate awardee. Applications should be emailed to peczuh@gmail.com before midnight August 1, 2018 to be considered for a grant. 

About the grant:

Two grants (1 undergrad, 1 grad) of $250 each to be awarded twice a year

• must be an active participant to apply (poster or presentation)

• National or Regional ACS meetings preferred.

• Max of three awards to a university in a calendar year.

• No more than one award per person per year.

• Payment is by reimbursement after travel is completed.

To apply:

Provide, in one document (word or pdf), the following information:

1. Personal Information

Name:

Graduate or Undergraduate Student:

 School and Department:

Research Advisor:

Year of School:

2. Meeting & Presentation Information

Meeting Name and Dates:

Poster or Presentation:

Title:

Abstract:

3. Personal Statement

Paragraph of ≤250-words describing:

a - your role in the project and

b - why you are requesting an award.

Applications should be emailed to mark.peczuh@uconn.edu before midnight August 1, 2018 to be considered for a grant.

NEACT Summer Conference 2018

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on June 6, 2018 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Summer Conference 2018 “Challenges in Teaching Chemistry”

@ Middlesex School, Concord, Massachusetts

August 17-18, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Sam Kean The New York Times best-selling author

Daily programs at the new Rachel Carson Center will include opportunities to attend workshops on topics including:

  • Promoting open productive discussions in chemistry classrooms 
  • Addressing student misconceptions 
  •  Balancing chemical equations creatively 
  •  Teaching chemistry topics with card sorting 
  •  Organic Lab for the High School Classroom 
  •  Introduction to free modeling resources for HS Students

Participate in “Chemistry Camp”: a discussion of real challenges that you experience at your school.

Join us on Field Trips including to the Middlesex School Observatory.

Complete registration for NEACT members: $125 for both days** Includes: a light breakfast, lunch, breaks and Friday night dinner PDPs will be available for Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut teachers.

**Purchase orders are accepted 1st time attendee? There is financial help. Ask about our scholarships.

 Email Contact: Kathys5@cox.net

Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Winners

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on May 5, 2018 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Grade 6-8 Winner Sarah Cipriani,7th grade, Woodbury Middle School, Woodbury CT (Teacher: Mary Louise Barta)

Grade 9-12: Emma Daly, 10th grade, East Catholic High School, Manchester CT (Teacher: Amy Coan)


Chemists Celebrate Earth Week

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on April 3, 2018 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

2018 CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest

Dive into Marine Chemistry

The Connecticut Valley Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Contest Deadline: May 1, 2018 (receipt by email or mail)

Prizes: Subscription to ACS magazine and periodic table poster

Contact: Dr. Sharon M. Palmer, Amherst Regional High School, palmers@arps.org

Download Flyer for more details (pdf)

Download Entry Form (pdf)

2nd Annual Symposium on Applied Synthesis

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on April 3, 2018 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)
Frontiers in Organic Synthesis: Solutions to Challenging Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation

Friday, September 21st, 2018
Connecticut College New London, CT


Poster presentations on any topic in organic chemistry are welcomed and encouraged
Registration and abstract submissions are now open:


For more information contact: acs.cvs.appsynsymposium@gmail.com 

Councilor Highlights from New Orleans

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on March 25, 2018 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Highlights:

1. The two candidates for ACS president are: Luis A. Echegoyen and Thomas R. Gilbert (Northeastern Univ.)

2. The two candidates for Director of Division I: Laura E. Pence and Katherine L. Lee

3. Member dues for 2019 will be $175, reflecting a cost of living adjustment

4. In the Fall, Council will consider reallocating divisional funding to encourage more local meeting involvement


Talking Points (pdf)

Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Career Day with A Special Focus on Industrial Job Applications

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on February 28, 2018 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday March 24, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Central Connecticut State University 

Develop job search strategy, createe ffective Linkedin profile, review your resume with experts in the field,meet a panel of local industry experts, get access to career mentors and more…

Connecticut Room (1st floor), Memorial Hall, CCSU

Registration Deadline: 16thMarch, 2018 by 5:00 PM (Required)

Registration deposit: $5 (per student, will be refundedupon attending), Registration link: https://goo.gl/i2Nx1w

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon social included

Print flyer for this event


NEACT Meeting: STEAMing Into The Future

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on February 14, 2018 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, March 24, 2018
Steamship Historical Society of America
2500 Post Road, Warwick, RI

8:30 am Registration and coffee/refreshments
9:00 - 11:30 Program

STEAMing Into The Future:

Teaching with Historic Archival Sources in Science and Chemistry

Aimee Bachari - Education Coordinator, Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA)

Building on the extensive resources of the SSHSA, this program will introduce participants to incorporating historical data and real-world applications into chemistry and science teaching. Thermodynamics, solution chemistry, and the engineering design process will be featured. Participants will experience hands-on activities that can be incorporated into their secondary and post-secondary classrooms. An introduction to the SSHSA’s new educational website and a tour of their archives will also be included in the program. Join us for an exciting morning connecting chemistry and history.

Aimee Bachari joined the SSHSA as Education Coordinator in June 2017. She has brought SSHSA’s STEAMing Into The Future concept to life by creating the beta educational website, (www.shiphistory.org) launching in May, 2018. Aimee holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and a Master’s degree in History from the University of Houston, where she worked on numerous public history projects. She is currently finishing her PhD in History and recently graduated from a software development bootcamp.

Earn 2.5 PDPs/CEUs - New England Association of Chemistry Teachers

RSVP by 3/17 at bit.ly/Mar24Warwick or e-mail ckoutros@easton.k12.ma.us


2018 CVS Travel Fellowships

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on January 26, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

UPDATE:  DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 9.

Information:

• Two grants (1 undergrad, 1 grad) of $250 each to be awarded twice a year

• must be an active participant to apply (poster or presentation)

• National or Regional ACS meetings preferred.

• Max of three awards to a university in a calendar year.

• No more than one award per person per year.

• Payment is by reimbursement after travel is completed.

To apply:

Provide, in one document (word or pdf), the following information:

1. Personal Information

Name:

Graduate or Undergraduate Student:

School and Department:

Research Advisor:

Year of School:

2. Meeting & Presentation Information

Meeting Name and Dates:

Poster or Presentation:

Title:

Abstract:

3. Personal Statement

Paragraph of ≤250-words describing:

a - your role in the project and

b - why you are requesting an award.

Applications should be emailed to mark.peczuh@uconn.edu before midnight March 1, 2018 to be considered for a grant. 


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