|Volume 38, Issue 4 March 2008|
J. Brown, Chair
The TarHelium is a publication of the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society. |
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What's in this Issue
NC ACS LOCAL SECTION SPRING MEETINGTuesday, March 18, 2008
PORTER�S CITY TAVERN
Fixed-Menu Dinner - Subsidized Advance Registration:
Mail check together with registrant name(s) and an email address to: Joan Bursey, Treasurer NC ACS, 101 Longwood Place, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
All advance registrations will be confirmed by email on or before March 14th. Receipts will be available upon request at the event. Cancellations are subject to discretion of NC ACS. Guests can also directly pay Porters at the event for their own fixed-menu dinner costs ($30 + tax and gratuity). Students without an advance registration will receive a $15 fixed-price dinner subsidy, limited to the first 30 persons.
Directions and Parking. In Raleigh, turn off Hillsborough Street near Bruegger�s Bagels onto Logan Street. Turn left onto Chamberlain Street and then turn left into public parking lot behind Bruegger�s. Pay at the pay box in center of the lot. Free parking is also available along the surrounding streets.
For poster registration or questions, please contact either:
Melissa Pasquinelli (919) 515-9426; Melissa_Pasquinelli@ncsu.edu
GILBERT SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT
ACS Polymer Discussion Group
Richard D. Gilbert Award Symposium for Students in Polymer Science
Thursday, March 27, 2008
WHO: RTP area graduate students engaged in polymer research
WHAT: Student Research Symposium and Award Competition
WHEN: NC State University Club
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: MARCUS E. HOBBS and NC ACS DISTINGUISHED LECTURER AWARDSThe Executive Committee invites all NC ACS members to nominate worthy individuals for the MARCUS E. HOBBS SERVICE AWARD and the NC ACS DISTINGUISHED LECTURER AWARD. Descriptions of these awards are listed below. Both awards will be presented at the 2008 NC ACS Local Section Dinner Meeting in the fall.
Nomination packages should be forwarded to Sol Levine at the contact information listed at the end of this article. The nomination deadline for both awards is MARCH 30, 2008.
The Distinguished Lecturer Award:
For the NC ACS Distinguished Lecturer award, established in 1982, the nomination package should include a nominating letter summarizing the nominee�s research contributions, a CV, and up to two additional letters of support. Past award winners can be found at:
The Marcus E. Hobbs Service Award:
The Marcus E. Hobbs Service Award was established in 1988 to recognize members who have made significant, long-term contributions to the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society. The award was named for Marcus E. Hobbs, Department of Chemistry, Duke University, a model member who worked closely with the North Carolina Section since serving as Chair in 1945. Past award winners can be found at:
For the Marcus E. Hobbs award, the nomination package should include a nominating letter summarizing the contributions the nominee has made to the NC ACS Local Section and a CV or complete the forms at:
Completed applications should be sent no later than March 30, 2008 to:
Dr. Sol Levine
10 am to 5 pm
Jim Graham Building
McKimmon Conference and Training Center
NCSU, Raleigh, NC
Twelve seminars will be offered by exhibiting vendors concurrent with the Symposium and Instrument Exhibit. Titles and times will be announced as they become available.
The Instrument Exhibit area will feature the largest concentration of vendors for chromatographic instruments and supplies in the Southeast region.
The Booth Layout and the Guide to Exhibitors will be posted on the web when it becomes available.
Information for Vendors to register as Exhibitors (booth reservation) is also available on the booth layout page on the web.
A student POSTER competition is presented in the Exhibit Hall. Poster submission information will be available on the web page soon. Check back often if you are considering submitting a poster for the meeting.
THINGS TO LOOK FOR
Check the website frequently! Updated information posted daily. Hope to see you at the meeting!
Friday, April 25, 2008
What is the NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair?
The annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair, now in its 11th year, is one of the largest assemblies of biomedical organizations and young scientists in Research Triangle Park, NC. Targeting postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students, the Career Fair provides these young scientists an opportunity to explore a myriad of fields and create a contact network as they plan for their future careers in the biomedical sciences.
Highlights of the Career Fair
If You Are Attending The Career Fair...
If you will be joining us for this year's NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair we ask that you please select which category of information best fits you.
Postdoctoral fellow and advanced graduate student interested in attending the 11th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair, find more information here.
Panelists selected to participate in the 11th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair, find more information here.
Companies interested in having an exhibitor�s booth at the 11th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair, find more information here.
Our sponsors are:
For additional information, send an email to: email@example.com
For additional information, check out the website:http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/events/highlight/careerfair/index.cfm
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Durham Central Park
Theme: It's Easy Being Green
Raleigh Earth Day Celebration 2008
Burt�s Bees and the State of North Carolina will be holding the Planet Earth Celebration on April 19 on Fayetteville Street. The all-day celebration will feature bands, activities, a green bazaar, artists and other Earth-friendly exhibits. The City of Raleigh will feature exhibits focusing on water conservation and the City of Raleigh�s Solid Waste Services composting, recycling, and mulching initiatives.
The participants in the Planet Earth Celebration have taken a pledge to make the day a zero-waste and zero-carbon footprint event, using only items that can be composted or recycled and leaving no trash behind.�
�Prepared by David Blount Public Affairs Specialist Public Affairs Department
Asheville Earth Day 2008
7:00 pm�12:00 midnight
The concert, which will raise funds for earth-friendly projects, is scheduled for April 22 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight at the Orange Peel. The event is being organized by Quality Forward, a Keep America Beautiful affiliate.
Other Websites to Visit:
NCSU -- http://www.ncsu.edu/earthday/
Duke University - http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2007/04/earthday.html
UNC-Chapel Hill - http://www.ie.unc.edu/content/news_events/events.cfm
Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students who will be actively conducting research in the chemical sciences. The exact scholarship amount will depend on the number of awards. Please note that only undergraduate students within the North Carolina Local Section of the American Chemical Society are eligible.
Scholarship money can be used to supplement the needs of the student�s work in the laboratory in the form of research reagents, copies, books, and computer software. The scholarship money may not be used for tuition, boarding or housing costs. Additionally, the scholarship winners and their advisors will be invited to dinner and networking with the NC ACS Local Section Executive Committee Members. The scholarship grant becomes available for work beginning as early as May 12th, 2008 and expires before the start of the fall semester 2009.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to use the online scholarship application form found at the following url: http://www2.ncsu.edu/ncsu/chemistry/outreach/ACSnc/application_scholarship.html
Previous scholarship winners are posted at: http://membership.acs.org/N/NCarolina/scholarship.html
Contact Bryce Chaney (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions concerning the application instructions or requirements
Southeastern Region of the American Chemical Society
2007 Recipient, Tom Boyd
The McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
Purpose: To recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the Southeastern Region.
Award: The Award Program consists of a $1000 check from the ACS Division of Chemical Education and a Salutes to Excellence plaque. These will be presented at the 2008 SERMACS Meeting in Nashville, TN which will be held during Nov. 12-15, 2008 (see http://www.sermacs2008.org/). The SERMACS Regional Board will provide travel reimbursement for the recipient.
Rules of Eligibility: Any individual, except a member of the award selection committee or currently enrolled student of the nominee, may submit one nomination or support form in any given year. Local Sections within the Southeast Region are especially encouraged to submit nominations for the award. The nominee must be actively engaged in the teaching of chemistry or a chemical science in a high school (grades 9-12) on at least a half-time basis.
The nomination should clearly demonstrate as many of the following attributes as possible:
Submission of Nominations: Nominations are solicited from Local ACS Sections within the Southeast Region. Forms for the Nomination, Teachers Statement, and References are available through the following websites:
We are restricting the number of reference letters to two, but we do allow coauthors on the two reference letters. Also, the nominator does not need to be a reference. For the 2008 Award, the SE Regional Board has also adopted a new policy to allow two nominations per local section. Teachers nominated for the Regional Award do not have to be Local Section Nominees. We will follow the model for National ACS Awards and keep a teacher�s nomination active for a period of three years.
Additional Information: Contact Greg Grant by email at Greg-Grant@utc.edu, by telephone at 423-425-4143, or by mail at Department of Chemistry, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN 37403.
We will be bidding to host the SERMACS meeting in 2012. We are looking for hard-working, energetic individuals who would like to participate on the organizing committee. If you are interested, please contact one of the Executive Committee members who can provide you with more information. Thank you!!
September 24-27, 2008
Riviera Hotel and Casino
Southern Nevada Local Section
During the past 200 years chemists have been major contributors to the changes that have created today�s multifaceted world. How are chemists and chemistry adapting to a complex, ever-changing interdisciplinary future? Come to WRM 2008 and learn.
For further information please check: http://membership.acs.org/w/WRM2008