North Carolina Section of the ACS

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Call for SERMACS Award Nominations - deadline Aug 15, 2017

Complete info available at

Summary of awards:

· ACS CHED Southeastern Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching- Our High School Teachers are too often under appreciated. Help us support these efforts by nominating the most talented teacher in your Section (more information:

CHED HS Award Nominator Information Form
CHED HS Award Nominee Information Form
Nomination Checklist

· ACS E. Ann Nalley Regional Award for Volunteer Service- This award recognizes ACS volunteers who have contributed significantly to the Society, particularly at the SE Region level.
Ann Nalley Regional Award Nomination Form

· ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences- Do you have someone in your Section who has worked to promote diversity and inclusion in chemistry (more information: Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences)?

· SERMACS Industrial Innovation Award- This award is designed to support our industrial members for their contributions.
Industrial Innovation Award Form

· Partners for Progress and Prosperity Award- This is a new award that acknowledges and encourages partnerships between ACS entities and industry, government, non-profits and other organizations.
Progress and Prosperity Award Form

Nominations require a modest time investment, but I hope you will find the time to help the Region recognize some of the amazing activities that our members are developing. The deadlines for nominations are in August 15, so please think about candidates soon before summer turns out attention to other things.

I will be happy to answer questions and provide additional details.

Markus Etzkorn
2017 Awards Chair, SERMACS
Phone: 704-687-1468 

Ernest Eliel Scholarship Fund - est. Nov 2016

How to Make a Donation:
  • go to
  • click on the donate button
  • Under “other” insert Ernest Eliel Scholarship Fund
The gift will be directed to the ACS Scholars Program Endowment for the Ernest Eliel Scholarship.

North Carolina Section wins ChemLuminary Award for Outstanding Performance by a Local Section (Large Size)

Sasha Ormond, Joon Cho, and Al Tonelli accept ChemLuminary Award

Recipients were announced at the 252nd ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday, August 23, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The presentations included awards given by 19 committees of the Society.

The North Carolina section received the award for Outstanding Performance by a Local Section (Large Size) for reaching broader constituents in the community through a Mole Day celebration and collaboration with Fayetteville State University, for our SCC holding visits to Nomacorc, Metabolon, and the North Carolina Natural History Museum, for our WCC holding a networking brunch and breakfast, and for our Education Committee committing $3,000 of the Section’s budget to subsidize AACT membership for local chemistry teachers.

Call for Volunteers - Various On-going Opportunities

NC-ACS has a variety of activities for which volunteers are needed! If you have interest in volunteering for any of these opportunities, please contact the NC-ACS Inbox, at, or attend an upcoming Executive Committee meeting (first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm at First Flight Venture Center in RTP):

  • We are looking for people to serve as reporters for our TarHelium newsletter.  A reporter will assist the editor in generating new content for the TarHelium, which means submitting news items happening in the region that could be of interest, and/or generating new content.
  • Are you a social media guru, or would like to gain experience in using social media for marketing? We are seeking volunteers to foster NC-ACS's presence on social media: Facebook, LinkedIN, Twitter, etc.
  • Project SEED has about 20-25 boxes of old student files in the chem dept at NC State that need to be sorted. There are 3 things that eventually need to happen with the data in these files: 1) shred tax/confidential data, 2) scan the rest so that we just have an electronic copy of it, and 3) data entry of that data into our database.
  • New project initiatives: A potential new project that is being considered is centered around developing Wikipedia entries for chemical scientists and landmarks in our region. Or do you have your own idea that you'd like to implement?
  • Our Discussion Groups and Committees can always utilize more volunteers for planning and hosting activities! Our Education committee is particularly in need of more volunteers.

NC Science Olympiad - Participate or Volunteer

To find out more about participating in or volunteering for the NC Science Olympiad, contact the Site Coordinator.

Summer Accelerator - NC School of Science and Math

A summer program that propels learning and expands horizons.
The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) Summer Accelerator and Early Accelerator programs offer an experience for talented students from anywhere in the world that fuses hands-on learning with collaboration while diving into unique STEM topics.  

Who can apply?
Talented rising 7th- 12th grade students from anywhere in the world.

What does the cost cover?

Tuition & fees, Room & board, Activities, Shuttle service

What courses can I take?
Residential & day courses such as engineering, genetics, forensics, chemistry & more.
Learn more and apply

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