Archive for the ‘Fun and games’ Category

Enter to Win a Trip to The San Francisco National Meeting!

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Hey undergrads, grads, post-docs, and pre-tenure faculty!
You could be just one YouTube video away from a free trip to San Francisco for the start of the 248th ACS National Meeting in August 2014. Got your attention?

Shoot a 2-3 minute video starring only yourself and describing your research. Imagine you’re telling your favorite non-scientist family member or relative what you do, and why. It doesn’t need to be fancy, but it does need to attract attention and be informative. Recommended format:

  • 30 seconds on who you are
  • 2 minutes on your chemistry research
  • 30 seconds on why you should win

Submission Deadline: June 6 by 3:00 p.m. (ET)

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Webinar – ACS International Center™ Travel Award to London!

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Travel Award to Summer 2014 London Science Forum Graphic

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

Monday, March 24th, 2014

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





Want to know how you can get a FREE American Chemical Society Periodic Table of the Elements blanket?

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

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Refer a friend.  Get a blanket.
Refer a student, a colleague, or a spouse for membership… Get a blanket!

Since 2006, the Member-Get-A-Member Campaign has been offering current Members the opportunity to recruit new paid members and receive a unique Periodic Table of the Elements blanket.

Click here to get your blanket!

Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly.

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013


When Ria Chhabra, a middle school student near Dallas, heard her parents arguing about the value of organic foods, she was inspired to create a science fair project to try to resolve the debate…

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Get ready for the 246th ACS Fall National Meeting

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Chemistry in Motion