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National Chemistry Week

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on October 23, 2017 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy National Chemistry Week

Check out Cody's Lab YouTube video on reducing magnetite (iron (II,III) oxide) to iron.

Fe2+Fe3+2O4 + C --> CO2 + Fe

Don't try this at home unless you happen to have a ~10kW 100kHz induction heater available.

Spring 2018 Admissions Wesleyan University

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on August 17, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Department of Chemistry at Wesleyan University is currently considering applications for spring admission to the Ph.D. program. The program has approximately 20 graduate students and 10 faculty members with active research programs spanning multiple areas such as drug design, high-resolution spectroscopy, materials chemistry and nanoscience, theoretical chemistry, molecular biophysics, natural product synthesis, and organometallic chemistry. The size of the program ensures that each stude...

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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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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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National Chemistry Week poster contest Winners

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on December 4, 2015 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We have two national winners from the CVS local section!


Grade 6-8 second place:

Shakiba Malek, 7th Grade, Woodbury Middle School


Grades 9-12 second place:

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Update on Undergraduate Research Day Saturday April 23th, 2016

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on December 4, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The Connecticut Valley Section of the American Chemical Society will hold its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Saturday April 23rd, 2016 at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA.
Students are encouraged to register and submit abstracts for either a poster or oral presentation. Awards for the top oral presentation and top poster will be given. The deadline for abstract submission is Thursday March 31. The deadline for registration is Thursday April 7th. Please registe...

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Morrison G. Ferrier, Former CVS-ACS chair

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on November 25, 2015 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Morrison G. Ferrier, 79, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Ludlow, son of the late Morrison Gray and Jean (Lowe) Ferrier, he was a lifelong resident and 1954 graduate of Ludlow High School. In 1958 he received his B.A. in Chemistry from AIC, wen...

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2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on January 29, 2015 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

CVS-ACS announces the fourth annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). We will fund three students for a 10-week summer research experience with a $3,500 stipend after the student’s sophomore or junior year. The award winner and advisor will be required to attend and present their research at the 2016 CVS Undergraduate Research Symposium.** Preference will be given to students who would be unable to participate in summer research projects without this fellowship. On...

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27th International Chirality Conference

Posted by Burkholder, Thomas on October 10, 2014 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)


The 27th International Chirality Symposium (Chirality 2015) will take place in Boston, Massachusetts from Sunday, June 28-Wednesday, July 1, 2015. This conference draws widely from the international community that conducts research in all areas of chirality. There is a brochure and a website, which provi...

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