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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.

Submit a poem for the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week 2023 Illustrated Poem Contest 

The Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade in celebration of Earth Week during April. This year’s theme is: The Curious Chemistry of Amazing Algae. To enter the illustrated poem contest, students must submit their illustrated poem directly to the ACS Puget Sound Section using this form by Sunday, April 30, 2023 by 11:59 PM…

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Undergraduate Scholarship Applications Due April 1st

Scholarship applications for 2-year and 4-year college students are due April 1. In addition, we have a NEW DEIR Scholarship available for historically underrepresented students.  $1500 Scholarships from the American Chemical Society: Two-year college students: Four-year college students: The DEIR Scholarship has slightly different questions than the Wasserman and Rutherford scholarships, so if students who apply for the Wasserman/Rutherford scholarships also wish to apply for the DEIR scholarship – all they need…

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Call for Nominations for the 2023 Pauling Medal Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2023 Linus Pauling Medal Award. Sponsored jointly by the American Chemical Society Portland, Puget Sound, and Oregon Local Sections, the award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievement in chemistry in the spirit of and in honor of Linus Pauling, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. The medal will be presented at a Fall 2023 symposium at the University of Puget Sound campus in Tacoma, WA.  Please see the Linus…

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DEIR Book Discussion: March 14

The next Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect (DEIR) Committee book discussion will be held via Zoom on March 14 at 7 p.m. RSVP by email below to receive the Zoom link. The book is “On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese American Family”, in which Lisa See, shares her family’s history, their successes, and failures. She describes some of the most important immigration laws of the late…

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Curating Worldwide Scientific Content: A Joint ACS Silicon Valley and Puget Sound Online Event Presented by Stephen Boyer, PhD, Collabra, Inc.

Curating Worldwide Scientific Content – SVACS ( Wednesday April 12, 20237:00 p.m. PDT (Zoom Event)Registration is required. Details and registration information are provided at the link above and by clicking on the image below. Registration is required. Download a flyer.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Other News

Register for “Careers in Chemistry for Undergraduates” using this form. Advance registration is required. The Career Event will be held by Zoom, with sessions on two separate days: February 22 and March 1. Download a flyer.

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Past Events

The 2022 Linus Pauling Medal was presented to Dr. Cynthia J. Burrows, University of Utah, at the Pauling Medal Symposium in October 2022. Stay tuned for the call for nominations for the 2023 Linus Pauling Medal.

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