Eastern New York Section

We are a local section of the American Chemical Society located in the Capital District of New York State, which includes the cities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Springs. Our organization promotes public awareness of chemistry by involvement in outreach programs in our community, and works with students to encourage an interest in the chemical sciences.


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Buck Whitney Award Nominations: The ACS Eastern New York Section is seeking nominations for the Buck-Whitney Award, which recognizes original work in pure or applied chemistry. The award consists of a bronze medal and citation, a $1,000 honorarium, and a travel grant to present a talk at the 2021 Buck-Whitney Symposium during the Northeast Regional Meeting. The nominee’s work can be in either experimental or theoretical aspects of any field of pure or applied chemistry. Nominations should include a list of the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions to chemistry. Send nominations by July 15th, 2021 to Dr. Steven A. Tysoe at tysoes@rpi.edu.

YCC Partnership Events The Younger Chemists Committee, in association with the Eastern U.S. YCC Partnership is hosting two upcoming events: “How to Present Scientific Data” on Tuesday, March 23; and “Celibrate Pi(e) Day, on Wednesday, March 31.  See the YCC page or the Events Calendar for details. YCC and the Women’s Chemist Committee are jointly hosting a virtual yoga class on Sunday, March 21 at 4 – 5pm.  Details are in the Events calendar

ACS National Meeting Spring 2021

The American Chemical Society is announcing a fully virtual spring meeting.  ACS Spring 2021 will be held online April 5-16. This will enable a meaningful sharing of scientific information, while ensuring everyone’s safety – a core value of ACS – during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re committed to giving participants the most robust and rich experience possible by using current and customizable technology. The program will include 10 weekdays of live sessions, followed by two weeks of on-demand content, at the presenters’ discretion. This will allow for a maximum amount of science to be shared with the widest possible audience.
The collaboration, branded the Eastern US Younger Chemists Partnership, now includes YCC groups from seven local ACS sections across the eastern US.The PI’s for the project are
Lori Ana Valentin, Ph.D. (ENY YCC Chair)
Julian Bobb, Ph.D. (Virginia YCC Chair)
Isabella Goodenough (Philadelphia YCC Chair)

Faculty are encouraged to nominate their Ph.D. students for consideration by Friday, Jan, 3,  2020.
Selected speakers will be notified by Wed, January 8, 2020.  We are looking for 3-4 speakers to present.
To nominate a student, the graduate advisor should send the following to the ENY-ACS section e-mail address:
Student’s name
Graduate advisor’s name
Expected date of graduation
Research title and abstract of the work to be presented at the meeting.
The January 2020 meeting will be held at:
Hale House
Union College
Schenectady, NY

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Our People

Our Officers

Officers for the Eastern New York Section of the ACS are elected annually in October/November.  Our officers are responsible for the administration of the local section

Our Councillors

Our Councillors serve as the liaisons between the Eastern New York section and the national ACS.  Our Councillors serve a three year term.

Our Committee Chairs

Committee chairmanship is open to any and all interested members of the Eastern New York Section

Our Members

The Eastern New York section of the American Chemical Society has over 900 listed members.