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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.

NORM 2023: June 28-30; Bozeman, MT

The 77th Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM) of the ACS will be held in Bozeman, Montana on the beautiful campus of Montana State University. The Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM) of the American Chemical Society provides opportunities for professionals in academia and the private sector to present world class research and engage in and advance innovative ideas. Register Now! Register by Thursday, June 1, to take advantage of the early registration rates!

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Jennie Mayer Receives 2023 AWIS Award for Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach

Jennie Mayer, MS,  Physical Sciences Program Chair and Professor of Chemistry, Bellevue College Jennie Mayer, Physical Sciences Program Chair / Chemistry Instructor at Bellevue College, has been awarded the 2023 Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Award for Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach. Jennie is the Education Committee Chair for the American Chemical Society Puget Sound Section. Congratulations, Jennie! Jennie’s award will be presented at the AWIS Banquet on June 14th at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture. Visit the banquet page to make your reservation. Jennie obtained her BA in Biochemistry and her MS in Chemistry at the University of…

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Bad Blood – The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

Bad BloodThe Tuskegee Syphilis ExperimentBy James H JonesTuesday, June 13, 2023 @ 7 PM ACS Puget Sound Section Book Discussion led by Sheri Tonn, sponsored by the Diversity Equity Inclusion and Respect Committee In this revised edition (1993) of Bad Blood, the author follows the tragic consequences of the Tuskegee study including the widespread distrust of public health officials within the black community hampering efforts to combat AIDS. The 40-year study conducted by the US Public Health involved over four hundred black men infected with syphilis. The author concludes that the Tuskegee study is not an aberration but an outgrowth…

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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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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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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 to 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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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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