Columbus Section

of the American Chemical Society

Calling for Nominations for the Patterson-Crane Award

The Dayton and Columbus Sections of the American Chemical Society are seeking nominations for the Patterson-Crane Award, given biennially to acknowledge meritorious accomplishments in chemical information, broadly defined.  The award, which will be presented at the 49th Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, to be held in Toledo, Ohio, June 13-16, 2018, consists of a $3,000 honorarium, a personalized commendation, as well as travel and lodging expenses.  The recipient is expected to give an address at the time of the award presentation.

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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.


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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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