Rochester Local Section (Chartered in 1912)

Annual High School Awards

Our annual High School Awards are held each year at the end of May at Nazareth College Performing Arts Center.
Each year, the Rochester section of ACS recognizes the academic achievement of high school students with certificates for
  •  The top 10% of students in all chemistry classes
  • The top 20% for Advanced Placement Chemistry
  • This event takes place in May

2017 High School Awards

On Tuesday, May30 and Wednesday, May 31, area high school students were recognized for their achievement in Chemistry from the Rochester Section of ACS at Nazareth College Performing Arts Center.

Pictures from this event can be found at

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhr3/albums/72157684417933906

 

2016 High School Teacher of the Year

The 2016 Teacher of the Year is Ms. Lisa Mallaber from Livonia High School.  She will be honored during our Recognition Event in the fall.

2016 High School Awards

On Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and May 24, area high school students were recognized for their achievement in Chemistry from the Rochester Section of ACS at Nazareth College Performing Arts Center.

Pictures from this event can be found at

 
 
 
 
Photographer James Reynolds (Kodak)  
 
 
 Some Pictures from the Event
 

Opening Remarks by Glen Labenski
Chair, Rochester Section of ACS
 
Photographer James Reynolds (Kodak)  
 
 
Beth Burns (Chair for High School Awards)
with Project SEED Participant
Shally Lin (Pittsford-Mendon High School)
 
Photographer Ms. Nita Eldred (Monroe #1 BOCES)
 

 

 Glen Labenski with 2016 Chemistry Olympiad Participant
Srikavya Pasumarthy (Brighton High School)

Photographer Ms. Nita Eldred (Monroe #1 BOCES)

 

Chemical Demonstrations by Timonthy Wilson and Deborah Janes (Kodak Company)

Photographer James Reynolds (Kodak) 

 

Chemical Demonstrations by Andrew Johnson (Fairport High School) and Mr. Nathaniel Burleigh  (Fairport High School)

Photographer Ms. Nita Eldred (Monroe #1 BOCES)

 

Keshequa High School

Photographer Ms. Nita Eldred (Monroe #1 BOCES) 

 

 

 Rochester Early College International  High School

Photographer James Reynolds (Kodak)  

 

Webster Thomas High School

 Photographer James Reynolds (Kodak) 

2015 High School Teacher of the Year

Ms. Beth Mineo, who teaches at Marcus Whitman High School, is our High School Teacher of the Year.

2015 High School Awards

On  Tuesday and Wednesday, May 26 and May 27,  area high school students were recognized for their academic achievement in Chemistry  from the Rochester Section of ACS at Nazareth College Performing Arts Center.

Please visit the following site to view all pictures from the event.

 https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhr3/sets/72157653155075749

Some pictures from the event

 

Brought to you by the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society

Photographer James Reynolds (Kodak)

Opening Remarks by Glen Labenski (Chair Rochester Section ACS)

Photographer James Reynolds (Kodak) 

 

Chemical Demonstrations by Timonthy Wilson and Deborah Janes (Kodak Company)

Photographer James Reynolds (Kodak) 

 

Chemical Demonstrations by Nita Eldred (Monroe #1 BOCES) and Andrew Johnson (Fairport High School)

Photographer Hannah Naetzker (Fairport High School)

 

Presentation of Awards by Ms. Candace Schneggenburger (Palmyra-Macedon High School)

Photographer James Reynolds (Kodak) 

 

Several 2015 ACS National Chemistry Olympiad Participants

Photographer Hannah Naetzker (Fairport High School)

 

World of Inquiry High School

Photographer James Reynolds (Kodak) 

 

Rush Henrietta High School

Photographer Hannah Naetzker (Fairport High School)

 

2014 High School Teacher of the Year

Congratulations!

2014 Rochester ACS High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year


Dr. Marie Lo Re

Pittsford Sutherland  High School

 An educator, scholar, and mentor, Marie Lo Re comes to us from Pittsford Sutherland High School.    Affectionately referred to as “Doc” by her students, Marie received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1990.   After 7 years of working as a research chemist at Calgon Corporation in Pittsburgh, Marie left industry to follow her passion for teaching.  She has been teaching chemistry at Sutherland since 1999.  

As a member of  ACS, STANYS, and NSTA, Marie has contributed to efforts that provide her with the opportunity to engage with educators across the state and develop strategies and methods for effective teaching.  She serves as a Coordinating Mentor for the New York State Biology-Chemistry Professional Development Network and is co-founder of Re-ACT, a program that fosters collaboration among chemistry teachers in the central western region of NYS.

Outside of the classroom, Marie enjoys exercising, reading, crafts, and spending time with her husband and two children.    She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to follow her desire for education and share her passion with both students and fellow educators alike.

2014 High School Awards

The Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) held its annual academic award ceremonies for area high schools on May 27 and May 28 at 7 pm at the Nazareth College Performing Arts Center.  

For all pictures, please visit

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jhr3/sets/72157644871243962/  

 

 Program for Event

 Elizabeth Burns-Chair for High School Awards

 

Chemical Demonstrations by Ken Schlecht

(Professor Emeritus SUNY Brockport) 

 

Chemical Demonstrations by Nita Eldred and Andrew Johnson

(Fairport High School)

2013 High School Awards

Dates for 2013 were May 28 and May 29

Some of the pictures from the May 28 and May 29 events are below.  For all the pictures go to

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhr3/sets/72157633773755495/ 

Professor Kimberly Chichester  (Chair for Rochester Section ACS) 

Professor Ken Schlecht  ( Chemical Demonstration)

Brighton High School 

 

Avon High School

(Photography by James Reynolds)

 

Timothy Wilson and Deborah Janes (Chemical demonstration)

 

School of the Arts

 ( Photography by Nita Eldred)

 2013 High School Teacher of the Year Award

 

 

Elizabeth Burns (Chair, High School teacher of the Year Committee)

The 2013 winner is Robert  West who teaches at Penfield High School. 

Mr. West is the lead teacher for the science department as well as the Chemical Hygiene Officer for the Penfield School District.  He serves as a mentor for new teachers and assists any student who has questions about Chemistry.

The award will be presented at the ACS Annual Awards Dinner in October.

2015 Chair Contacts

Need help finding information.  Check the attachment below to contact the right person.

2015 CHAIR CONTACTS

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Jim Reynolds (coordinator)


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