Because of COVID-19, the American Chemical Society Project SEED program will organize Virtual Summer Camp this year July 6-31, 2020. Various career-related panel discussions and webinars will be included in the virtual camp. Contact ACS-GA Project SEED coordinator Ajay Mallia for more information.
The ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety is sponsoring a virtual workshop on “Empowering Academic Researchers to Strengthen Safety Culture”. Current graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and undergraduate students, as well as faculty and safety staff, are encouraged to attend.
The workshop will be held via Zoom on August 16th, 2020 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM EDT. Click here to register and learn more about the workshop.
Every spring, high school students in the Georgia Local Section participate in the United States National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) competition. The program is intended to encourage American youth to achieve excellence in chemistry and is a multi-tiered process with competitions at the local, national and international level. See the results of the 2020 Chemistry Olympiad.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Ajay Mallia, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Georgia Gwinnett College and active Georgia Section volunteer, has been named the inaugural winner of the national ACS Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award. See more details in C&ENews. Congratulations Ajay!
Read the latest ACS Georgia Section quarterly newsletter.
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).