Invitation for Applications to ACS Project SEED Fellowship

Economically disadvantaged high school students entering their junior or senior year and who have completed at least one high school chemistry course (AP Chemistry is highly recommended) are eligible to apply for a summer research opportunity.

Application forms and information can be obtained by emailing the Georgia Section Project SEED chair, Dr. Ajay Mallia ( Applications are due by noon on April 30, 2019.

More details on the Project SEED page.

Percy Julian Award Applications Accepted

The Minority Affairs Committee of the Georgia Local Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce the 2019 Percy Julian Award. This award will be given to two High School Seniors (one male and one female) in recognition of scholastic achievement and leadership ability. Each recipient will receive a $500 book scholarship and a one-­year (student) membership in ACS.

The deadline for application is April 12, 2019. Full details and application.

2019 Herty Medalist

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Professor Lisa McElwee-White is the recipient of the 2019 Herty Medal as awarded by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society recognizing outstanding work and service by a chemist in the Southeast. Prof. McElwee-White is Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at The University of Florida. She is being recognized for introducing mechanism-based design of organometallic precursors for fabrication of thin films and nanostructures and for her many outreach contributions and service to the American Chemical Society.

The gold Herty medal will be presented at the 85th Herty Award Celebration in September 2019. Prof. McElwee-White will also be a guest lecturer at the Annual Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium (HMURS). (Photo Credit: Lisa McElwee-White)

Mini Grants Applications Now Accepted

The Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society invites proposals from interested parties for the annual Mini-grant Program. The mini-grants enable activities intended for improving public understanding, appreciation and knowledge of chemistry and the chemical sciences in the greater Atlanta region. Grants of up to $1000 will be awarded.

Online application form is available here:

The deadline for submission is April 30, 2019.

See more information on the Mini Grants Page