April 21st, 2014

ACS Webinar – Cannabis Chemistry 101

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Cannabis has been receiving a lot of attention with various parties arguing its benefits and drawbacks, but what is the science? Analytical research and testing will play a vital role in understanding the implications of cannabis being used for medicinal purposes. Join us for a presentation and discussion on the chemistry of cannabis.

Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 2-3 pm ET
Fee: Free to Attend*
Download Slides: Available on Live Date

Meet Your Experts:

Christopher Hudalla received his Ph. D. in analytical chemistry from the University of California in Santa Barbara.  After 14 years with Waters Corporation, he used his expertise in analytical chemistry to start ProVerde Laboratories, a full service, state-of-the-art analytical laboratory providing testing, research and consulting services for the cannabis industry.

Dr. Jeff Kiplinger is the founder and President of Averica Discovery Services, an analytics contract research organization in Marlborough, Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at Indiana University, and joined Pfizer in 1988, developing enabling technologies during the rapid expansion of chemistry-driven drug discovery in the 1990′s.  In 1998 he established and developed the Gilson Center for Integrated Discovery Technology (CIDT) and built a successful consulting firm.  In 2007, he founded Averica, which works with pharmaceutical R&D teams worldwide.The Fine Print

ACS Webinars® does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.
* Archived webinars are available to ACS Members only

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April 15th, 2014

Webinar – ACS International Center™ Travel Award to London!

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The ACS International Center™ Webinar Series presents:
Travel Award to Summer 2014 London Science Forum

April 30, 2014; 3:00pm EDT

The London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) is a 2-week residential event for the world’s leading young scientists from more than 60 participating countries. The Forum’s President, Professor O’Kennedy, a biochemist, joins us for this session to talk about this summer’s upcoming forum, July 23-August 6, 2014, and different ways to apply for chemists to participate.

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April 8th, 2014

Surviving and Succeeding in Grad School

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5.8.14-Surviving-HomeYou’ve made it through undergrad, but grad school is a whole new ballgame. Join Dr. Sam Pazicni  as he takes you through the grad school process from year one to year four. Learn how to find a mentor, balance your studies with your teaching obligations and most important, how to succeed in grad school. This is the first presentation in our Grad School Series.

What You Will Learn

  • The differences between an undergraduate chemistry program and a graduate chemistry program
  • The structure of a typical Chemistry Ph.D. program and the sequence of events you would expect over the 5+ years of the program.
  • Strategies for success in a graduate program in Chemistry

 Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 @ 2-3pm ET
Fee: Free to Attend*
Download Slides: Available on the Day of Broadcast

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*Archived webinars are available to ACS members only
March 27th, 2014

ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is Holding a Business Plan Competition

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As part of this June’s Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E) in the Washington DC area, the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is holding the only business plan competition exclusively devoted to green and sustainable chemistry and engineering.

Early stage, pre-revenue companies are encouraged to apply with a short Executive Summary of their green business idea. Part of the competition will include real-world, expert mentoring on business plan development for participating entrepreneurs.

Semi-finalists will attend the GC&E conference for the final judging, networking, and panels with experienced entrepreneurs, venture capital, and IP specialists. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Application deadline is April 25, 2014. For application and competition details, please visit the GC&E Business Plan Competition webpage.



March 24th, 2014

Thank you to the new ACS members participating in our Dallas events

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New Member Networking Event

A special thanks to all the new ACS members who came to the New Member Networking Event on Sunday evening at the 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas.  We would also like to thank everyone that entered the daily new member prize drawings.  All of us at ACS in Membership & Scientific Advancement hope you enjoyed the meeting and the chance to network with other ACS members.

Congratulations to the New Member Networking Event iPad Mini Winner, Bobby T, and to the other daily drawing winners:  Kelly T., Tamika C., and Nicole O!

 Bobby Tracy

We hope you had as much fun as we did in Dallas!  The meeting was a huge success—thank you for attending and for being part of ACS!Kelly Tan





March 12th, 2014

New ACS members – join us at the ACS National Meeting in Dallas for several New Member Events

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ACS members who have joined in the last 12 months are invited to attend our New Member Events at the 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Dallas.

Sunday, March 16th

New Member Networking Event – Meet fellow ACS members and staff, play Networking Bingo for a chance to win an iPad Mini and other prizes, and enjoy refreshments from our made-to-order Smoothie Station! 
6pm to 7pm pm behind the ACS Booth

Monday, March 17th

Energy of Membership – Membership experts present the full value of ACS membership and its benefits.  Join us to learn more about what ACS membership offers you.  10am to 11am in the ACS Booth Theater.

Kavli Innovation Lecture Series New Member Reception – Come to our pre-lecture reception and receive front-row Kavli lecture new member VIP seating.
3:30pm to 4:00pm Dallas Convention Center Room A202

Tuesday, March 18th

Energy of Membership – Membership experts present the full value of ACS membership and its benefits.  Join us to learn more about what ACS membership offers you.  10am to 11am in the Theater located in the ACS Booth.

Science After Hours – Join us for a new member business card exchange.  Make new connections and collaborations while enjoying a coffee at our Cappuccino Bar.  5:30pm to 6:30pm at the International Lounge located in Lobby A/B of the Dallas Convention Center.