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CCED program recap

It is reported that the Chemists Celebrate Earth day booth went well.  Corresponding with this year's March for Science, it took place at Columbus Commons on April 22, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.  During that time, we passed out almost 150 booklets and more than 200 children and adults stopped by our booth during the event.


More photos will be posted on our Columbus ACS Facebook page shortly.

"Chemistry Helps Feed the World" Illustrated Poem contest

In support of the Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) Program,which coincides with the March for Science, the Columbus Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is sponsored an illustrated poem contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  More information about CCED

Contest Deadline: April 25, 2017 (closed)

Prizes: Eco friendly tote/ puzzles/ monetary/ other cool prizes


Winners of the Columbus Local Section’s Illustrated Poem Contest will advance to the ACS National Illustrated Poem Contest for a chance to be featured on the ACS website and to win prizes!

Results from the Columbus Section poster competition

Thank you for participating in this year's poster competition.  All of the posters were impressive, and the judges agreed that they had a tough decision picking out winners out of such a great group of students.  Congratulations to this year's undergraduate and graduate winners.  They were awarded at April's ACS meeting.  Check out our Facebook page for more photos!

Left: Winners of the undergraduate division

Right: Winners of the graduate divisions.  Photos courtesy of Jim Wasil

Undergraduate Poster Title
1.  Nathaniel WesleyStructure-Function Studies of NFU1 Mutations: Implications for Iron-Sulfur Cluster Biosynthesis and Mitochondrial Disease
1. Brittany TrangAn Indium Tin Oxide-Compatible Organic Dye for p-Type Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells 
2.  Sydney Brianna SillartSynthesis of Quinone Method Precursors and Derivatives to Resurrect Aged Acetylcholinesterase

 Graduate Poster Title
 1.  Maxx Q. ArguillaTopological, Magnetic and Dirac Phases Based on 2D Honeycomb Sn Lattices 
 2.   Rick MorasseThe Rational Synthesis of Dimensionally Reduced TiS2 Phases
 3.   Effie K. MillerR2lox: A Novel Protein System to Investigate Metal Selectivity, Metallocofactor, Assembly, and Scaffold Flexibility


Mentors Wanted! Help make a difference in a graduate/undergraduate student's life

As part of our Mentorship Program for 2017, we are creating a pool of volunteer mentors from academia, industries, and retirees who would be available through email to a student to answer questions regarding a career path, fields of interest, or networking.  No face-to-face interaction is necessary.  However mentors can meet their students at local section events throughout the year, if they desire to do so.  The time commitment is minimal.  Mentees would be graduate or undergraduate students from the colleges/universities in the Columbus area.

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