Digital Holiday Soiree

It’s that time of year to celebrate the amazing contributions of our members and join in on some holiday fun!  Join us for a Holiday Soiree with specialty holiday dinner & champagne toast boxes with special guest appearance by Attorney and National Comedian Jamie Bendall.  Trust us, you don’t want to miss this event!

Junior and Senior Chemist Recognition

Enjoying Chemistry & Sharing the Journey 

As a chemistry major you sometimes deal with the pressures of having to be so smart or the feelings of imposter syndrome. Join us on December 12, 2020 as Senior Chemists share their journey and personal story with you and inspire participants with warmth, friendship and collaboration. 

ACS Georgia 2020 Elections Results

The ACS Georgia Local Section held their annual elections Nov. 2-15. Voting-eligible members were notified of the election via email, and postcards were used for members lacking email communication options.

The positions on this year’s ballot were:

  • Chair-Elect – three-year term via chair succession
    • The runner up in the Chair-Elect election is elected to the position of Member-at-Large for a two-year term
  • Councilor (2) – three-year term
    • Each councilor position is accompanied by an Alternate Councilor for an identical term
  • Secretary – two-year term

The following ACS Georgia section members were elected:

  • Chair-Elect: Stephanie Kofsky-Wofford
  • Member-at-Large: Manju Venugopal
  • Councilor: David Gottfried
  • Councilor: Holly Davis
  • Alternate Councilor: Pamela Leggett-Robinson
  • Alternate Councilor: Cheryl Trusty
  • Secretary: Tyler Kinner

Each of the newly-elected officers will begin their terms starting January 1, 2021.

STEM Toy Drive

The American Chemical Society Georgia Section – Young Chemists Committee has teamed up with My eSTEAM Kits, the At Promise Center and The National Council of Negro Women to provide STEM toys and games to 45 students/families in need during the pandemic. Join us in reaching more students by making a donation or distributing the toys.    For more information, please contact gaccount718@gmail.com.

Free Mask Giveaway

The ACS Georgia Local Section understands how important it is for schools, businesses, and non-profits to obtain and utilize personal protective equipment to help protect their teachers, students, employees, and the importance of being safe at work and in the community.

We are proud to be able to provide this much-needed support and relief to students, teachers, small businesses, and senior care centers, many of whom are already facing extreme challenges. In an effort to comply with the CDC guidelines and new executive order will distribute over a thousand masks to school students, teachers, local businesses and seniors in the Metro Atlanta area. All schools, non-profits, small businesses, and senior living centers are eligible to receive the mask donations.

Herty Award Nominations Open

The ACS Georgia Section is soliciting nominations for the 2021 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, 2020. 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.