This year’s National Chemistry Week will be celebrated October 18-24, and the theme is “Sticking with Chemistry,” about the chemistry of adhesives and all things sticky. Due to COVID-19, ACS has recommended a switch to virtual programming this year. Hence, the Georgia Section has prepared a series of videos featuring short, fun chemistry demonstrations, and these are available on YouTube.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.