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September ENY-ACS Meeting
We will be having our September meeting virtually on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:00 pm. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Robert J. Linhardt, the Ann and Jim Broadbent , Jr. ’59 Senior Constellation Professor of Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The titel of Dr. Linhardt’s presentation is “Characterization of glycosaminoglycan and coranavirus (SARS-CoV-2) spike glycoprotein binding interactions”. Details and the online access link information are available through our events page.
METT Grant Awarded to YCC
THe ENY-ACS Younger Chemists Committee was awarded a Members Engaging Through Technology (METT) grant for full funding of the project “Mastering the Virtual World: Professional Development by Younger Chemists for Younger Chemists.” This project was created through a collaboration between the ENY YCC, Virginia YCC, and Philadelphia YCC to provide innovative virtual programming content designed to empower young chemists to succeed in this climate of uncertainty while promoting collaboration, unity and support amongst local sections. The professional development component includes CV/resume writing, virtual interviewing, and project management. Soft skills such as communication, networking,and leadership development are addressed through individual workshops. Wellness is addressed through a stress management workshop, and networking is being facilitated through the “Day in the Life” series, which highlights a different field of chemistry each month.
The PI’s for the project are
National Chemistry Week 2020
This year, the Eastern NY ACS and the New York State Museum will be hosting our National Chemistry Week event as a virtual celebration. The theme for this year is “Sticking with Chemistry” (the chemistry of glues and adhesives). The virtual event will begin on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Please go to our event page to see detailed information on the event and application deadlines.
As in previous NCW Events, the Eastern New York Local Section will sponsor an Illustrated Poem Contest for students in grades K-12. The topic of the poem and illustration must be related to the 2020 theme “Sticking with Chemistry.” No poem may be longer than 40 words. Each poem must be illustrated and on an unlined sheet of paper no larger than 11″ x 14″. Any poem with more than 40 words or larger than 11″ x 14″ will not be considered for the contest. In the interest of safety, all poems must be scanned and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 20. If you are unable to scan your poem or have any questions, please email email@example.com. Prizes will be awarded locally to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in four age categories. All 1st place winners will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest. Details, flyers and forms can be found at our Events page!