Student Member Newsletter

February 2016

ACS Student Member Communities

notable-black-chemistsThis month we are celebrating Black History Month and the achievements and contributions African American scientist have made to science. These 11 scientists overcame great odds to pioneer some of the most important scientific discoveries and developments in our world’s history. Today, chemistry students at historically black colleges and universities continue their legacies by promoting chemistry and chemical education and by sharing the transforming power of chemistry with their communities.

Important Dates & Reminders

Submit your abstract for GC&E
Abstracts are being accepted for the 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), June 13-15, 2017 in Reston, Virginia. This premier conference on green chemistry and engineering gathers hundreds of participants from industry, government, and academia come together every year to share research as well as education and business strategies to ensure a green and sustainable future. To submit an abstract or see what is being covered, visit the technical track program at this year’s conference website. Deadline for abstracts: February 13, 2017

The 2016-2017 Community College Innovation Challenge is on!
Are you a two-year college student with an awesome idea for using science to solve a major problem? Round up a team and enter the NSF Community College Innovation Challenge. Ideas should address one of the following themes: Maker to Manufacturer, Energy and Environment, and Security Technologies. Submission deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Look & Learn Video Contest
The ACS Committee on Community Activities is proud to announce the first ever Look & Learn Video Contest! All you need to do is use your cell phone to take a video demonstrating an educational concept for the 2017 Chemists Celebrate Earth Day agricultural theme, “Chemistry Helps Feed the World”.  To learn more, please visit FIRST PLACE WILL RECEIVE $250 CASH! The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 17, 2017.

Apply Now to Take Part in the Chem Demo Exchange at the National Meeting
Chem Demo registration is now open. Only 35 chapters will be accepted; Will yours be one? Apply by Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 11:30 pm.

Submit your abstract for the DC National Meeting!
Abstract submissions are open for the 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC. Check out our guide to submitting an abstract as well as deadlines for the different divisions. The Division of Chemical Education [CHED] abstracts are due on Monday, March 27, 2017.

Resources for Student Members

inChemistry Magazine has a New Home!
inChemistry magazine has a new look, and it’s now accessible to you from anywhere, on any device! Check out #inChemistry, and share with your friends and professors.

Plan your chapter’s spring activities
Login to the Student Chapters Online Management Tool to plan your activities for the spring semester! Make sure you update your chapter officers too. It’s the only way that ACS can send chapter executives critical information about upcoming deadlines, grants, meetings, and more throughout the year. *The Student Chapters Online Management Tool is only available for chapters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico*

Calling All Student Writers!
The ACS Undergrad Programs team invites YOU to become the newest writer for the Undergrad Blog. Now it’s easier than ever to upload an article for consideration. Click here to learn more.

Go Green This Year
Looking for green chemistry activities to do with your chapter? Check out the Green Chemistry Institute’s ® how-to guides to going green with your student chapter.