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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 Re...

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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), Regis...

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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 incorporat...

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"Ready, Set, React" Chemistry Demo Show

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on June 5, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Friday June 16, 2017
7:00-9:00 pm
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Integrated Sciences Building Room 135" target="_blank">661 North Pleasant St
Amherst MA 01373

FREE and open to the public (not a university or school sponsored event).

The Department of Chemistry invites students and their parents or guardians to our 4th Annual Chemistry Demonstration Show.

There will be exciting explosions, colorful...

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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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2015 Election Candidate Biographies

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on November 16, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)


Juergen T. Renze

Education:  Ph.D. 2002, U. of Hamburg, Germany;  M.S. 1998, U. of Wuerzburg, Germany.

Employment:  2002-2004,  Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School;  2005-2007,  Scientist, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;  2008-2009,  Senior Scientist, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry;  2011-present,  Adjunct Professor,...

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Hospitality at the Boston ACS Meeting

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on August 17, 2015 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

On Monday, August 17, from 5:30-7:00pm, the Connecticut Valley Section of the ACS will be hosting a hospitality function at The Pour House at 907 Bolyston Street, across the street from the Hynes Convention Center. Come take a break from the ACS meeting and join your friends and colleagues from across the section.


Gathering of the Chemists

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on July 9, 2015 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Join us as FOUR local sections from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont have a joint meeting, hosted by the Green Mountain Local Section.  There will be light refreshments and a seminar by Dr. Jimmy Wu, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Dartmouth College titled “Taking Aim at Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Identification of GLP-1 Secretagogues and the TRPA1 Receptor as Their Biological Target”.  A reception will follow the seminar.  


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Brewery Tour with CVS-ACS

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on July 2, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

There are two exciting events coming up.  

On Saturday, July 18th at 2 PM we will be touringPaper City Brewing Company, 108 Cabot St, Holyoke, MA 01040 

and on 

Saturday, Jul 25 at 2:00 PM we will tour Broad Brook Brewing Company, 2 North Rd, East Windsor, CT 06088

Registration for each is $5.0...

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