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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.

Laura Gagliardi is the 2023 Pauling Medal Awardee

The 2023 Pauling Medal has been awarded to Professor Laura Gagliardi, Richard and Kathy Leventhal Professor, University of Chicago. The award will be presented to Professor Gagliardi at The Pauling Medal Symposium on November 4th in Tacoma, WA. Further information is below. Please visit Dr. Gagliardi’s’ web page at the University of Chicago for information about her research, activities, and other awards. A press release from the University of Chicago can be found here. The 2023 Pauling Medal will be presented to Professor Gagliardi at the 2023 Pauling Medal Symposium, to be held on November 4th, 2023 at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. Visit the symposium web page…

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Meet the 2023 Scholarship Winners!

Scholarship winners selected from two-year colleges and from four-year colleges will be presented at the Annual Awards Banquet on September 30th. Here is information about the scholarships and this year’s winners. The scholarships are administered by the ACS PSS Education Committee. A flyer announcing the winners is here. William J. Wasserman Scholarship for Students from Two-Year Colleges The two-year college scholarship is named in honor of William (Bill) J. Wasserman (1925 – 2005). Bill was committed to excellence in chemistry education and the promotion of science. At Seattle Central Community, Bill Wasserman developed the chemistry program, expanding instruction to include…

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Register for the Scholarship Awards and 50,60,70-Year Membership Anniversary Dinner

Come help celebrate scholarship and long-time membership anniversary awardees at our annual Awards Dinner! The Education Committee of the Puget Sound Section has selected six area college students to receive scholarships, and earlier this year, ACS announced nineteen members from our section who are celebrating major milestone (50, 60 and 70 -Year) anniversaries as members of ACS.  Awards DinnerSeptember 30, 2023, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Renton Technical CollegeRoberts Campus Center, Culinaire Room No-host Social 3:30-4:00 pmBuffet Dinner 4:00-5:30 pmAwards 5:30-6:30 pm Please RSVP by September 15th using this form AND pay for your tickets at our Webstore. Ticket categories: General ($35), Student ($15), and Over-the-Top Donor…

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Be a Catalyst for Change: Empowering Cultures of Belonging, Leadership, and Innovation to Solve Convergent Global Challenges in Human Health and the Environment

October 12th, 2023 Professor Marilyn Rampersad Mackiewicz (Oregon State University)Be a Catalyst for Change: Empowering Cultures of Belonging, Leadership, and Innovation to Solve Convergent Global Challenges in Human Health and the Environment This event will be held in-person at Pacific Lutheran University. The public is welcome at any or all of the events. A Zoom option is available for both the 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. sessions. Register for the Zoom option using this link. 4 p.m.  Student session: “Steps to Success in Chemistry- an informal discussion on overcoming challenges on your educational pathway.”  –  Dr Mackiewicz and OSU Chemistry Dept grad…

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Postings of Chemistry-Related Employment and Internships

Please see our Employment page for chemistry-related employment or internships. Please use this form to submit information that you would like us to consider for posting. The ACS PSS will post the title of the position and the organization’s URL at which an applicant can find further information. 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 about two months from the date of submission. This is a volunteer service and we will do our best to maintain it.

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Student Scholarship and Award Opportunities

The Education Committee of the ACS Puget Sound Section is pleased to manage a number of scholarship, grant, and award opportunities for students in our section. Detailed information is below. Please feel free to distribute this information far and wide. Students must be enrolled in an institution within the ACS Puget Sound Section. Please see the link below for a list. Please share this attached flyer and information with your students either in class or through emails, Canvas (or other LMS), etc. 1) $1500 scholarship for 2-year and 4-year students!  2) ACS Affiliate Chapter Grants (student led chem clubs) of up to…

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You Can Help Create Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Over the past 11 years, the Puget Sound Section has awarded fifty scholarships to students interested in chemistry. The funds come from the annual section budget, and we now hope to expand our scholarships to award additional scholarships to diverse students. We have received a $850 challenge grant from the ACS, and Executive Committee members have pledged $850 in matching funds. If we can raise $2150, we can award two additional scholarships to help historically underrepresented minority chemistry students*pursue undergraduate degrees. For each $1500 received, we will award an additional scholarship! Students may use the funds for tuition, lab fees,…

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Our PS Chemist Blog page carries an ongoing record of Puget Sound Chemist postings, including those that are currently featured on our homepage.

Archived issues of the Puget Sound Chemist from January 2014 through May 2022 can be found here.

An historical archive of The Puget Sound Chemist dating back to the 1940s can be accessed through the University of Washington Library at this link. Many thanks to our UW library colleagues for preparing the historical archive.

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Other News

Jennie Mayer, Bellevue College and ACS PSS Education Chair, Receives AWIS Award for Excellence in Stem Education/Outreach

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