October Meeting: Georgia Research Symposium

Join us to celebrate our 50-60-70 year ACS members and our Georgia student researchers at the Georgia Research Symposium.
Are you an advisor or student? Find directions for submitting an abstract here
Register for the event here

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

11:00-11:15 Registration and Poster Setup
11:15-12:30 Poster Session
12:30-2:00 Luncheon
2:00-3:30 Awards and Recognitions

KSU Center
3333 Busbee Drive NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

$30 — Regular ACS member
$25 — Teacher/educator
$15 — Student (not presenting)
Free — Honorees, Student Presenters (1/poster), Project SEED and Chemistry Olympiad Students (and one guest)

Catered lunch will be provided as part of this event (menu to be determined).

Register today! Seating is limited.
Questions or Issues? Contact Jahari Soward at events@acsga.org

Herty Award Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2020 Herty Award are now being accepted.

The ACS Georgia Section is soliciting nominations for the 2020 Charles Holmes Herty Medal, which recognizes the work and service of an outstanding chemist from the southeastern region of the U.S.

The award recipient will be given a gold medal and honored at a ceremony held in the fall by the local section. Nominees may come from academia, government, or industry and must have resided or worked in the Southeast for 10 years or more.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 15, 2019. Complete the online nomination form here. Nominations are active for up to three years, but nominators are welcome to update the candidate’s curriculum vitae and other materials.

This Announcement will also appear in an issue of Chemical & Engineering News.

HMURS 2019 Was a Great Success

The 14th annual Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium (HMURS) was held at Georgia Gwinnett College on September 20, 2019 with nearly 200 attendees. In addition to presentations by the 2019 Herty Medalist Dr. Lisa McElwee-White (Univ. of Florida), Dr. Wallace Derricotte (Morehouse College), and Dr. Katy Zimmermann (Georgia Gwinnett College), 76 undergraduate students from 19 academic institutions presented posters. See more details and photos on the HMURS page.

ChemLuminary Award Finalists

UPDATE: The Georgia Local Section was a winner of 6 (!) ChemLuminary awards (highlighted below) at the Fall 2019 ACS National Meeting in San Diego. Congratulations and thank you to all our volunteers.

ChemLum 2019

Congratulations to the Georgia Local Section, its officers, and many volunteers. The section has been selected as a finalist for 14 (!)  ChemLuminary Awards for events and activities in 2018:

  • Best NCW Event Organized by a Student Group
  • Most Creative & Innovative Use of the CCEW Theme
  • Outstanding Community Involvement in NCW
  • Outstanding Ongoing CCEW Event
  • Outstanding Ongoing NCW Event
  • Outstanding Public Outreach Event Organized by a Student Group
  • Outstanding Sustainability Activities
  • Best Overall Local Section Minority Affairs
  • Best Ongoing Senior Activity in a Local Section that Benefits the Community, Local Schools, or Legislative Government
  • Fostering Interactions between Local Sections and Student Chapters
  • Outstanding High School Student Program Award
  • Outstanding Kids and Chemistry Award
  • Outstanding U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad
  • Outstanding or Creative Local Section Younger Chemists Committee Event