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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.

2022 Pauling Medal Symposium Photos

Dr. Cynthia J. Burrows, University of Utah, is the 2022 Linus Pauling Medal Awardee. The medal was presented at the 2022 Pauling Medal Symposium held at the Robertson Life Science Building (Oregon Health Sciences University and Portland State University) on October 29th, 2022. The symposium was organized by the Portland Section of the American Chemical Society. There are a few photos below. Professor Burrows was celebrated with lectures at the symposium…

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Puget Sound Section Celebrates Long Term ACS Members on November 15

The Puget Sound Section is hosting a virtual hour on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 7 pm to celebrate the 50, 60 and 70-Year members of ACS who live within our local section. You will hear directly from two members. They will share highlights from their long and illustrious careers. See attached flyer for details. Please save the date on your calendars and join us using the following zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87648935740?pwd=Uml3S05xd2s4SGVXZkI1UUo4WU12UT09…

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Dr. Anne McCoy, ACS 2022 Francis P. Garvan–John M. Olin Medalist

The ACS Puget Sound Section WCC and UW Department of Chemistry Present Dr. Anne McCoy, Natt-Lingafelter Professor of Chemistry, and the recipient of the ACS 2022 Francis P. Garvan–John M. Olin Medal. This is a Hybrid event. The title of her talk is: “Making connections: My trajectory in theoretical spectroscopy, and some things I have learned along the way.” Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 4:00 to 5:00 pm PT UW Bagley Hall,…

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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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ACS PSS Calendar


Other News


ACS Spring Meeting
(Indianapolis, IN)
March 26-30, 2023

Abstract Deadline
October 17, 2022


Live broadcasts by ACS local sections and divisions
for ACS members

Chemists Celebrate
Earth Day
Poetry Contest Winner


Past Events

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

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