On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society held its annual Recognition night.
Professor Professor Eric E. Mamajek from the University of Rochester's
Department of Physics & Astronomy presented, “How Old is that Star (and its Planets!)”.
Some major take away for us as chemists:
Each year, the YCC organizes a Leadership Development Workshop that is geared toward younger chemists and is held in conjunction with the ACS Annual Leaders' Conference as part of the
Awards are made on the basis of scientific merit and cover the registration fee, transportation, lodging, and meals associated with attending the Younger Chemist Leadership Development Workshop and the AC.
Deadline: All application material must be received by November 1st for consideration.
For more information and details on applying, please visit
Illustrated Poem Contest (2014)
The Rochester section of the American Chemical Society Invites students (K-12) to write and illustrate a poem using the National Chemistry Week theme,
"The Sweet Side of Chemistry--Candy"
The deadline for the Rochester Local Section Contest is November 3, 2014.
Please contact: Deborah Janes (585) 722-3227 or email@example.com
Winners of the Rochester illustrated poem contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest!
For more details and a flyer, see
Next mixer is October 7 at MacGregors, 300 Jefferson Road, Henrietta from 5-7:00 PM.
Meet old friends, make new professional contacts from area companies and universities, line up a future job - join members of the Rochester chemical/biochemical/materials technical communities for this informal networking event. Learn about the exciting new technologies being developed at area start-up companies. No registration or charge - cash bar - students, technical professionals, managers and non-ACS members – all welcome.
The Section will provide free appetizers for those in attendance
Future 2014 Mixers: December 2
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To vote, you need your ACS MEMBER NUMBER
VOTING ENDS MIDNIGHT ON NOVEMBER 21, 2014
The following positions need to be filled in this fall’s Local Section election. Candidates for each position are also listed.
Chair (2-year term)
Vice Chair (2-year term)
Secretary (2-year term)
Councilor (3-year term)
Alternate Councilor (3-year term)
Three Members-At-Large (2-year terms)
Voting will start soon. Please go to
for bios and positioning statements from all candidates.
The Rochester Section Undergraduate Travel Grant Program provides funds each year to support travel for undergraduate students to attend a professional ACS-sponsored conference at which they will present their research, as the presenting author, in a poster or oral presentation. Any full-time undergraduate student in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field at a college/university in the Rochester ACS Section is eligible for an Undergraduate Travel Grant. Preference will be given to students who have not received the Rochester Section ACS Undergraduate Travel Grant in the past. Complete eligibility and application details can be found below.
For 2015, The Undergraduate Travel Grant Program is providing $400 towards travel for undergraduate researchers.
The application deadline for 2015 is January, 30st, 2015.
For further information, or to nominate an undergraduate student for a travel grant to an upcoming National ACS meeting, contact:
Todd Pagano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director
Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf
52 Lomb Memorial Dr
LBJ Building, Office #1285
Rochester, NY 14623
Tel.: (585) 475-4539
For Eligibility and Application Process, please visit
Nazareth College - Peckham Hall, Room 10-12
4245 East Avenue, Pittsford, NY
Chemistry, the “Central Science”, has played a critical role in the economic development of Rochester. The long history of successful development of innovative technologies continues today, both at established companies and universities as well as at many area start-ups. This lecture series will highlight emerging technologies with significant chemical components that are being developed in the Rochester area. The four lectures in 2014-15 program, will discuss the basic science of some of these technologies and the target products. These free lectures are open to the general public - including students looking for insight into future career opportunities.
7:00 pm: Lectures
|R&D Focus for the New Kodak – Functional Printing |
Dr. Nancy Ferris, Director, Kodak Research Labs/VP, Kodak Technology Center & Dr. Hwei-Ling Yau, Advanced Development Project Manager
Eastman Kodak Company (www.kodak.com)
|Black Silicon and Patterning Technologies to Streamline Solar Cell Manufacture |
Dr. David H. Levy, Director of Research and Technology
Spatially Selective Functionalization of Porous Silica for Nucleic Acid Purification Applications
| Electrochemical Double Layer Capacitors (EDLC's): Opportunities in Energy Storage and Challenges in Chemistry|
Dr. William McKenna, Chief Technical Officer
Graphenix Development, Inc. (www.graphenedev.com)
8:15 – 9:30 p.m.: Reception – Peckham Hall Lobby
The October 6 Reception will also include a Poster Session
Further information on these lectures and poster sessions, contact
Henry Gysling at firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 ACS Northeast Regional Meeting
Ithaca, NY, June 10-13, 2015
The Cornell Section of the American Chemical Society will host the 40th Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM 2015) at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY.
For more details of speakers, visit