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Student Travel Awards 2017

Posted by Michael Santiago on February 1, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (3)

The Louisiana Section has student travel awards available for the Spring 2017 ACS National Meeting in San Francisco on April 2-6, 2017.  These awards are designed for undergraduates and graduate students who will present their research work at the meeting.

Deadline:  February 20, 2017

Amount of each award:  $400

To apply, send an email to the Section Treasurer, Teresa Birdwhistell ([email protected]), stating your name, your professor's name and research group, your school affiliation, and any local section activities that you participated.  Also include yuur accepted abstract for your presentation at the Spring 2017 ACS meeting.

Please note that the student must not have received a prior travel award from the Section. Awarding of the travel grant will be based on the submitted information and other factors as needed.  If there are multiple applications, other criteria (such as the order the request was received and prior award to other group members) will be used.  Travel awards may be split amongst equally qualified students.  If for some reason, travel cannot be made, the money must be refunded to the Section.


Student Travel Awards

Posted by Michael Santiago on February 27, 2015 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Are you attending the ACS National Meeting in Denver? Do you need some financial help? The Louisiana Section of the ACS has travel awards available for the Spring 2015 ACS National Meeting in Denver in March 2015. These awards are designed for undergraduates and graduate students who are going to be presenting their research work at the meeting. The rules for applying for the awards are below.

Travel Award Rules

Deadlines for Travel Awards:

February 27, 2015 for the ACS Spring Denver meeting.

Amount of each award: $400.

Criteria for applying for the awards:

1) Student must be presenting at the meeting

2) Student must not have received a prior travel award from the Louisiana Section of the ACS

3) Awarding of the travel grant will be based on the first two criteria, timing of the request, and other factors as needed.

If there are multiple applications that meet the criteria, other criteria (such as the order the request was received and prior award to other members of the group) will be used in awarding the travel grant. Travel awards may be split amongst equally qualified students.

If for some reason, travel cannot be made, the money must be refunded to the Louisiana Local Section of the ACS.

Exceptions will be examined on a case by case basis.

If possible, pictures or other media should be sent to us so we can publicize our sponsored students at the meeting.

TO APPLY FOR THE AWARD

Send an email to the Awards Chair of the Section, Sean Hickey ([email protected]), stating your name, your professor's name and your school affiliation. Also include your accepted abstract for your presentation at the Spring 2015 meeting.

Again, DEADLINE is February 27, 2015 for consideration for these awards. Don’t procrastinate. Apply for it now!

 

Louisiana Section wins ChemLuminary Awards

Posted by Michael Santiago on October 6, 2014 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Section is pleased to announce that the ACS has chosen us as the finalists for five ChemLuminary Award(s) for the activities we carried out in 2013: 1) Outstanding Local Section Industry Event.  2) Outstanding Local Section Career Program Award (Small to Medium Large).  3) Outstanding Sustainability Activities.  4) Outstanding Performance by a Local Section (Medium Size).  5) Outstanding New Local Section Younger Chemists Committee (YCC).

During the ChemLuminary Award ceremony at the ACS national meeting in San Francisco in August 2014, it was announced that the Section was the winner of three ChemLuminary Awards:

1. Outstanding Local Section career program

2. Outstanding Local Section Younger Chemists Committee

3. Outstanding Sustainability Activities

Congratulations.  Thanks to members of the Section who helped and participated in the various activities in the Section. 

Revised Louisiana Section Bylaws

Posted by Michael Santiago on October 6, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Bylaws of ACS Louisiana Section was last revised in 1982 and has become outdated. With the help of ACS Constitution and Bylaws Committee (C&B), the Bylaws of ACS Louisiana Section has now been updated. The revised Bylaws of ACS Louisiana Section were sent to the Section members for a vote in June 2014 and approved in July 2014. They were then approved by ACS Constitution and Bylaws Committee. The final document has now been loaded onto the Section’s website for future reference.  You can find it under the Resource tab.

Volunteers Needed

Posted by Michael Santiago on July 14, 2014 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

NOBCChE will hold its 41st Annual NOBCChE Conference in New Orleans scheduled for September 26-28. They are looking for volunteers to help out with their STEM weekend. One event will be the STEM festival where they plan to have hands-on activities for children, very similar to Super Science Saturday. They are also looking for volunteers to help out with the Science Bowl and Science Fair. For more information, please contact Mike Adams, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Xavier University of Louisiana at [email protected]

Teacher Contacts Needed

Posted by Michael Santiago on July 14, 2014 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The Louisiana Local Section of the ACS needs your help. For the safety workshop (and for many other future events), we need to compile a list of all the local high school chemistry teachers and middle school science teachers. Many times we have events or opportunities (such as awards and grants) that would benefit those teachers. But we don’t have a reliable database of those teachers. If you are a high school chemistry/middle school science teacher or know someone who is, please contact us. If you know of a database or organization that collects that information, please contact us.

One of our main goals is to connect with science teachers and make sure they are aware of the events, opportunities and resources the Louisiana Local Section can offer.

If you need any further information or if you are or know a high school chemistry or middle school science teacher in the local section, please contact Sean Hickey ([email protected]).

 

Student Travel Awards - Fall 2014

Posted by Michael Santiago on July 14, 2014 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Louisiana Section of the ACS has six travel awards available for either the Fall 2014 National Meeting in San Francisco (Aug 10-14) or SWRM 2014 (www.swrm2014.org) in Fort Worth (Nov 19-22) or SERMACS 2014 (sermacs2014.org) in Nashville (Oct 16-19). These awards are for undergraduates and graduate students who are going to be presenting at the meeting.

Travel Award Rules

Deadlines for Travel Awards:

July 15th for the fall meeting

October 1st for the SERMACS or SWRM meeting.

 6 travel awards of $400 will be awarded.

Criteria for applying for the awards:

1) Student must be presenting at the meeting

2) Student must not have received a prior travel award from the Louisiana Section of the ACS

3) Student must be a member of the ACS

4) Priority will be given to students who have contributed/volunteered with the Local Section.

 If there are multiple applications that meet the criteria, other criteria such as order request was received, prior award to other members of the group will be used in awarding the travel grant. Travel awards may be split amongst equally qualified students.

If for some reason, travel cannot be made, money must be refunded to the Louisiana Local Section of the ACS.

Exceptions will be examined on a case-by-case basis. If possible, pictures or other media should be sent to us so we can publicize our sponsored student at the meeting.

TO APPLY FOR THE AWARD

Send an email to the Awards Chair of the section, Sean Hickey ([email protected]), stating your name, your professor's name and your school affiliation. Also include your accepted abstract for your presentation at the 2014 meeting if you have it. Include your ACS member # and list any contributions/volunteering with the local section.

DEADLINE is July 15th for the National Meeting and October 1st for SWRM or SERMACS for consideration for these awards.


 

Student Travel Awards

Posted by Michael Santiago on February 8, 2014 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Travel Awards for Students

The Louisiana Section of the ACS has travel awards available for the Spring 2014 ACS National Meeting in Dallas in March. These awards are designed for undergraduates and graduate students who are going to be presenting at the meeting. The rules for applying for the awards are below.

Travel Award Rules

Deadlines for Travel Awards: February 24, 2014

Amount : $400 will be given for each award.

Criteria for applying for the awards:

1) Student must be presenting at the meeting

2) Student must not have received a prior travel award from the Louisiana Section of the ACS

3) Awarding of the travel grant will be based on the first two criteria, timing of the request, and other factors as needed.

If there are multiple applications that meet the criteria, other criteria (such as the order request was received and prior award to other members of the group) will be used in awarding the travel grant. Travel awards may be split amongst equally qualified students.

If for some reason, travel cannot be made, money must be refunded to the Louisiana Local Section of the ACS.

Exceptions will be examined on a case by case basis.

If possible, pictures or other media should be sent to us so we can publicize our sponsored student at the meeting.

TO APPLY FOR THE AWARD

Send an email to the Awards Chair of the Section, Sean Hickey ([email protected]), stating your name, your professor's name and your school affiliation. Also include your accepted abstract for your presentation at the Spring 2014 meeting.

Again, DEADLINE is February 24 for the ACS Spring 2014 National Meeting for consideration for these awards.

Louisiana Section Jobs and Career Programs

Posted by Michael Santiago on February 3, 2014 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

In 2013 Louisiana Section organized several programs, all with the purpose of helping our members and students with job search and career development.  These are shown below.

 1. Job Seeking and Career Development Talks

The local section YCC organized a seminar in March on “Jobs and Career Development” given by H. N. Cheng, in concert with the membership drive. More than 45 young chemists, students and young faculty attended the seminar and enjoyed the networking with several senior professors as well. In October, the local section YCC organized a live webinar on “Putting your Best Foot Forward: Managing your Paper and Online Resumes" by David Harwell, Director of ACS Careers. More than 30 people attended the webinar.

 2. Different Career Paths

The Section invited three speakers in their monthly meetings in 2013 to illustrate different career options available. The January speaker (Suzanne Lomax) is a chemist at National Gallery of Art, and she talked about “The Application of Chemistry to the Examination of Works of Art.” It illustrated beautifully the alternative career approach – the use of chemistry in a non-academic, non-industrial job environment.

 The March talk by Troy Clark, CEO and founder of Golden Leaf Energy was truly inspiring. He is an entrepreneur and has built a business from scratch. He told the story of how he became an entrepreneur and how he overcame difficulties. He has a successful business now in Louisiana converting waste edible oil into biofuels. His company now operates a 2.2 million gallon, multi-feed stock facility in Southeast Louisiana.

 The November talks by speakers from Elevance provided the audience with good information on an industrial career. They showed how a Nobel-Prize winning work (metathesis) could be customized to produce a large number of commercial products. They also showed the challenges of commercialization, e.g., plant start-up problems, quality control, regulatory restrictions, and production schedules.  They also provided some pointers on how to be successful in an industrial career.

 3. Database on Local Employers

As shown below, the local section YCC is starting to compile a list of local chemical businesses and their contact information. This work is ongoing, but thus far information on over 70 companies has been collected. We have put up a preliminary list on the web in December.

4. Networking

In all our section’s events and activities, we encouraged our members and students to network. In today’s job climate, it’s useful to network, to know people, and to find out different job and research opportunities available.

Compilation of List of Local Employers

Posted by Cheng, H.N. on August 7, 2013 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Special Project: Compile List of Local Employers

Abha Verma and her YCC colleagues are working on a special project. She is making a list of employers in the Greater New Orleans area. In this way, anyone looking for a job can check the list for what employers are active in this area. We believe this list will be of great benefit to our Section members now and in the future.

Abha has already made quite a bit of progress on this project. You can help her by supplying her with information of any employers that you know (Abha Verma, [email protected]). If possible, give her the following information.

Employer name, address, main business, contact person name, email and phone number.

If you don’t have all the information, please just send what you have. Thank you.

 


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