A Message from Jahari Soward (2020 Chair)

It’s important to remember that we are a community. Connected first by our humanity, and second by our love of chemistry, your local section is filled with members eager to support others in times of need. If you have any needs during this time, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can always reach out to members of our leadership team or by emailing events@acsga.org. You can even click the button below if you have a request or idea for support we can provide as a section. 

A note about our scheduled events:
Out of the clear need for social distancing, all previously scheduled events at this time have been postponed or shifted to a digital format. If you have signed up to volunteer or attend an ACS Georgia event, you are encouraged to contact the organizer of that event for additional details. 

We will provide updates with relevant and timely information when we determine our course of action on how to engage our membership and provides valuable services to our community in this unprecedented time. At the end of the day, we are an organization that serves our members.

ACS Career Day

Save the Date!

Career Navigator Live presents ACS Career Day Atlanta. This is an exciting one-day event filled with career changing workshops and networking opportunities for chemistry professionals. This free career day is designed to help job seekers reach their career goals.

When: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Roam, 1151 Hammond Drive NE Suite 240, Atlanta, GA 30346
Second floor of the Perimeter Expo shopping center above Old Navy
Room Name:  Garage+Forum.

Information and Registration coming soon.

Minority Affairs Committee Awards

The Minority Affairs Committee of the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce two awards for high school seniors.

The 2020 Percy Julian 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 2020 St. Elmo Brady Award will be given to a High School Senior in recognition of the goal of becoming a first-generation college student, their scholastic journey, personal integrity and perseverance. The recipient will receive a $500 book scholarship and a one-year (student) membership in ACS.

The deadline for applications for either award is April 16, 2020. Award recipients will be notified by May 1, 2020. Awards will be presented at the ACS Georgia Section meeting which will be held at Spelman College on May 12, 2020. Please submit application and supporting materials by email to Dr. Pamela Leggett-Robinson.

Although schools have been closed due to COVID-19, counselors are still able to request transcripts and provide letters of recommendations for students. Please have all these materials sent by email as indicated above.

2020 Herty Medalist

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Photo Credit: Kim Truett (Univ. South Carolina)

The Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society is pleased to announce that Professor Susan D. Richardson is the recipient of the 2020 Herty Medal recognizing outstanding work and service by a chemist in the Southeast. Prof. Richardson is the Arthur Sease Williams Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina. She is being recognized for her work understanding the formation of drinking water disinfection by-products with environmental and human health impacts and for her service to the profession and society through many interactions with the media and general public.

The gold Herty medal will be presented at the 86th Herty Award Celebration in September 2020. Prof. Richardson will also be a guest lecturer at the Annual Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium (HMURS).