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The Puget Sound Chemist

Please read below for the most recent news and events of the ACS Puget Sound Section.
Please see our PS Chemist Blog page for these and previous posts in The Puget Sound Chemist.

Pauling Medal Symposium – October 29, 2022

The three Northwest ACS sections (Puget Sound, Portland, and Oregon) are happy to announce the upcoming Pauling Medal Symposium and Poster Session starting at 11 AM on October 29 at the Robertson Life Science Building (Oregon Health Sciences University) in Portland.  This year’s Pauling Medalist is Professor Cynthia Burrows of the University of Utah, and she will be joined by three other leading researchers: Professor Alison Butler, University of California, Santa Barbara, Professor Valeria […]

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Join a book discussion led by Kate Schultz, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL), about the book Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. 7 pm, Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Register for the Zoom Meeting. Download a flyer. Robin Kimmerer is a botanist and a member of the Citizen Potawotomi Nation who asks questions of nature with the tools of science. This book […]

50-, 60-, and 70-Year Membership Anniversary Awards Dinner

The Puget Sound Section honored individuals who have been ACS members for 50, 60, and 70 years at a dinner held on August 13 at the Bellevue Hilton. This year 12 Puget Sound members are in the 50-year membership anniversary category, 15 are in the 60-year membership anniversary category, and 5 are in the 70-year membership anniversary category. Celebrated in-person at the dinner were Dr. Charles Anderson (70 years), Dr. […]

ACS PSS Senior Chemists Committee Wins a ChemLuminary Award

Best New Senior Chemists Activity within a Local Section   The Puget Sound Section won a ChemLuminary Award at the 2022 Chicago ACS meeting for the virtual Senior Chemists Committee (SCC) Breakfast that they organized at the 2021 Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM 2021). Attendees enjoyed a diverse program and included members of the ACS presidential succession, Board Members, the national Senior Chemists Committee Chair and committee members. Please visit the PSS Senior […]

Postings of Chemistry-Related Employment and Internships

For chemistry-related employment or internships, the ACS PSS will post the title of the position and the organization’s URL at which an applicant can find further information. Please use this form to submit information that will be considered for posting. We will endeavor to update this page near the beginning of each month, using information that we have received during that month or the month prior. Information will remain posted for up […]

The Puget Sound Chemist is undergoing a trial format revision.

The Puget Sound Chemist newsletter is undergoing a trial format revision. For current news and events, please see the ACS PSS homepage. The most recent or relevant events will appear there. Our PS Chemist Blog page will carry an ongoing record of Puget Sound Chemist postings, including any that are currently featured at our homepage. Archived issues of the Puget Sound Chemist from January 2014 through May 2022 can be […]

Other News

Dr. Judith Giordan, ACS President-Elect, held a Zoom meeting on June 21 entitled Chemistry, ACS, and You: The Value of Getting Involved


Professor Bopegedera’s Award was celebrated
at the June 3rd AWIS Dinner

Chemists Celebrate
Earth Day
Poetry Contest Winner


ACS Fall Meeting


Live broadcasts by ACS local sections and divisions
for ACS members

Past Events

DEIR Webinar: April 14


Chemists Celebrate Earth Week
April 17-23!


ACS Spring Meeting
March 20-24

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