ACS Georgia Research Symposium

The third ACS Georgia Research Symposium was held at the Kennesaw State University KSU Center on October 26, 2019. This symposium was a great example of “elements of collaboration” and reached a vast range of people including senior chemists and high school to graduate school students from all across the metro Atlanta area. Twenty-eight students from ten institutions presented their research in a poster session. The local section also recognized those who have been 50 or 60 year members of ACS, ACS Georgia Chemistry Olympiad finalists, and Project SEED mentors. The inter-generational interactions between the senior chemists and students was the greatest success of the day. Awards for best poster presentations were won by the following students:

  • First Place: Tamilore Dairo (Georgia Gwinnett College), “Synthesis and Gelation Studies of Anthraquionyl Alkanamides as Low Molecular Mass Gelators”
  • Second Place: Azza Habel (Clark Atlanta University), “Hairy Nanoparticles with Polystyrene Cores and Poly(2-hydroxyethylemethacrylate) Hairs”
  • Third Place: Zeljka Zec (Kennesaw State University), “Investigating Cathode Dissolution by Homogeneous Sol-gel Coating on Manganese Dioxide Nanofibers to Extend Battery Performance”

IYPT Trivia Event

Due to the weather, the success of Atlanta United, and the advent of Halloween – we have decided to postpone our IYPT2019 trivia night at Manuel’s Tavern. Look for a new date soon!

Join us for the Georgia section’s first ever periodic table trivia event! We’ll be at Manuel’s Tavern from 7:30 – 9:30 on October 30th, testing your knowledge of the elements (and a little bit of pop culture). Create your team and be there for an opportunity to win periodic table swag and other prizes – not to mention bragging rights!

When: TBD

Where: Manuel’s Tavern 602 North Highland Avenue Atlanta, GA 30307 (lot and street parking available)

Why: To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table!

Is there a cost? No!

This event is sponsored by the Younger Chemists Committee of your Georgia local section. Help us plan for seating and printing by RSVP’ing at this link: https://forms.gle/prujuD3akutDs2y17

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.