Illustrated Poem Contest is underway for Earth Day 2017. Deadline is April 13, 2017 and is open to grades K-12. See sallybchemistry.com for details.
The Central New York section taught "Magic Potions 101" at the Rosamond-Gifford Zoo's Wizarding Weekend. Volunteers from the local section, area high schools and college/universities assisted in providing a potion demo show and hands-on activities to zoo patrons. Fore more information, visit: http://www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org/wizarding-weekend
The awards ceremony recognized students and members of the community who have participated in one or more of our many annual events. These include:
Chemist's Celebrate Earth Day Poetry contest winners
2016 USNCO local exam participants
2016 USNCO national exam nominees
2015 National Chemistry Week volunteers and participants
CNY Science Coaches
MOST CNYSEF winners
Our keynote speaker, Sr. Mary Virginia Orna is Professor Emirita and Scientist-in-Residence at the College of New Rochelle has lectured and published widely in the areas of color chemistry and archaeological chemistry. Sr. Orna's talk, Fashion, Pharmaceuticals, Food, and Fun: How Color Changed the World addressed the connections between art and chemistry throughout time.
The Central New York Section of the American Chemical Society will hold their Eduation Night and Ben P. Burtt Lecture Series event on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm in the Life Sciences Building on the Syracuse University Campus.
The event is free and open to the public. The event will include a social hour with light refreshments, including pizza, from 6 to 6:30 pm followed by an awards ceremony and demo show where several members of the Section will provide a mix of new and classic demonstrations with the theme Colorful Chemistry, including re-enacting part of Ben Burtt’s famous water lecture! Cupcakes and liquid nitrogen ice cream will be served after the demo show.
The awards ceremony will recognize students and members of the community who have participated in one or more of our many varied annual events. These include:
2015 Chemist's Celebrate Earth Day Poetry Contest Winners
2015 USNCO Local Exam Participants
2015 USNCO National Exam Nominees
2014 National Chemistry Week Volunteers and Participants
CNY Science Coaches
CNY Science Fair Winners
Please join us in celebrating our students and educators at this year's Education Night event. We look forward to seeing you!
Guest speaker: Dr. Stephen Cantor
Dr. Cantor is a world renowned polymer chemist specializing in UV curing technology. He explains the technology behind every objects like chip repair on windshields, coatings on computer boards, and bonding used to attach needles to syringes.
View a recording of the webinar hosted with our partner ESF Outreach!
February 28, 2013
What You Will Learn
January 22, 2013
Come get an introduction to the new CNY Biotech Accelerator part of Upstate!
New to CNY is The CNY Biotech Accelerator, offering modern facilities, mentoring, access to SUNY Upstate & ESF facilities and researchers and business services programs to support start-up life science companies.
On Friday, December 7, the Syracuse Section of the ACS presents the
December dinner meeting and State of the Section address
with a guest lecture by...
Dr. Alyssa Thomas
ACS Syracuse Section Councilor
Assistant Professor, Utica College
RSVP to Alyssa Thomas by December 3rd
Learn about ties to this year's ACS theme, Nanotechnology, chat with the executive board, network, and celebrate chemistry in Central New York!
The Syracuse Section was honored for outstanding community outreach by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Section was awarded in the following two categories:
Four members of the ACS-Syracuse Section reached 50 and 60 years of service to ACS. The American Chemical Society takes immense pleasure in acknowledging those distinguished members who have contributed so much to the continued success of the Society:
50 year members
60 year member
ACS National has named the Syracuse Section as finalists in the following 5 categories:
Winners will be announced at the National meeting in Philadelphia this August. Congratulations to all who made this possible!
On April 19th, 2012, the Syracuse Section spread the Earth Day message at BMS's Earth Day event in Syracuse, NY. Participants in the event provided information on a variety of services available to employees to help the environment including solar energy, home energy services, cloth baby diapers, food-coop opportunities, corporate sustainability initiatives, and more. Sally Mitchell and Bill Ayling brought along demonstrations from the Innovative Projects Grant and wowed the audience with some great demos. Way to go!
Sally Mitchell was the master demonstrator and provided lively demonstrations set to music. To the song "Over the Rainbow," she demonstrated a wide range of color changes using indicators added to different pH solutions. She also presented demonstrations to help students understand the concept of density and the properties of the substance used in disposable diapers. The ACS-Syracuse Section booth also included an exhibit for "Pennies for Pure Water." Employees of Bristol Myers Squibb were enthusiastic to learn of the opportunities available to ACS members.
Dr. Dennis Miller of the Department of Food Science at Cornell University presented a seminar on the results of studies using the iron chelate, sodium iron ethylenediaminetetraacetate (NaFeEDTA) as an effective food fortificant and offered a recommendation on the safety of adding NaFeEDTA to food.
The meetingl took place on Thursday, March 29 in 1-019 Sci-Tech building on the Syracuse University campus. Dinner was at 6pm and the talk was at 7pm. There were over 35 people in attendance at this great lecture featuring delicious iron-rich foods!
The Section co-sponsored a meeting with TACNY featuring Anita Zannin, a forensic science expert. The talk reviewed technology developments in solving modern crimes.
The photo features Bill Ayling, ACS local section chair; Anita Zannin; Howie Hollander, TACNY president, and Monica Johns.
The Section had a dinner meeting on Tuesday, November 1st at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. The guest speaker was Dr. Joe Vinson from the University of Scranton who spoke about about Drug Screening in Physiological Samples. The talk reviewed some commonly abused drugs as well as detection methods.
The Syracuse University Student Section is sponsoring a Mole Day Run in conjunction with the Carol M. Baldwin "A Run for Their Life" to support Breast Cancer Research. This will tie in with the National Chemistry Week theme of "Health."
We are formed a team (Syracuse Section ACS) with our Section's chemclubs, College Student Members, ACS members from industry and academia. See thephotos here on Facebook.
For the first time, the ACS is also sponsored an Illustrated Poem Contest similar to the contest held for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day. Check out the flyer here.
Here is a link for our ESM ChemClub baking cupcakes for NCW: http://www.9wsyr.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=2952411
Our section won three Chemluminary Awards at the national meeting in Denver this year:
On October 28, 2011, the Rochester Section will be holding their awards night with guest speaker Nancy Jackson, President of the American Chemical Society. Cost of the Dinner is $35. Time: 5-10pm Location: Mario's Restaurant, 2740 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY. If interested in attending, please email Sally Mitchell for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
On March 3, 2011, the Syracuse Section of ACS sponsored of a Science Café that focused on practical advice and information about land and water use related to sustainable agricultural practices. The event was held at the McCrobie Auditorium in Oswego, NY and over 100 people attended the event. James Edelstein, board president of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) and owner of Wyllie Fox Farm in Cato, NY gave the keynote speech. A panel discussion with regional and local experts followed Edelstein’s talk. The panel consisted of John DeHollander (Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District), Nancy Weber (Oswego County Farm Bureau), J.J. Schell (Cornell Cooperative Extension), Jean Siracusa (Happy Bee Heirloom Farm), and representatives from Grindstone Farms. The event was hosted by the Science Cafe at SUNY Oswego that represents an ad hoc group, including faculty, staff, students and community members. In addition to the ACS Syracuse Section and the SUNY Oswego Science Cafe, the event was sponsored by the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations in cooperation with NOFA-NY.