National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based annual event that unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. The NCW 2014 theme is "The Sweet Side of Chemistry—Candy," showcasing the chemistry involved in candy and confections.
Your Columbus Section will be partnering with COSI on Wheels for NCW. Volunteers are DESPERATELY needed to perform hands-on chemistry demonstrations for children of all ages at the Main Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 South Grant Avenue, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 25, 2014.
No previous experience is necessary; we will provide everything you need and show you how to perform the demonstrations on the day of the event. You are not required to work the entire time; you may sign up for a two-or three-hour “shift.”
Please contact Professor John Blaha at 614.287.5930 or email@example.com to obtain more details or to volunteer to assist with this extremely important ACS educational outreach activity.
The annual October Chemistry Teacher Workshop was held on Friday, October 17th  at Westerville North HS. This year's event attracted 34 chemistry teachers and pre-service teachers from Ohio State University. Our featured guest speaker this year was Dr. Matthew Stoltzfus who is an award winning general chemistry lecturer at OSU. Read Jeff Bracken's complete report here.
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Call for Nominations: The 2015 Patterson-Crane Award
Do you have a colleague whom you feel should be acknowledged for their work in chemical information? The Dayton and Columbus Sections of the American Chemical Society, which sponsor the Patterson-Crane Award, would like to hear from you. The biennial award consists of a $3,000 honorarium and a personalized commendation and is to be presented in the Spring of 2015 at an awards dinner to be held in Columbus, Ohio. The recipient is expected to give an address at the time of the award presentation.
Nominees, who need not hold ACS membership, should demonstrate outstanding achievement in the field of chemical information science. Contributions of international significance may relate to:
Nominations for the award must be in writing and may be sent either hard copy or via email.
They should discuss the nominee's contributions to the field as well as an evaluation of accomplishments. Materials supporting the nomination should include a biography and bibliography of publications and presentations. Seconding letters are required and may also be sent either hard copy or via email.
Send the nomination materials to Dr. Steven Rosenthal, Chair of the Patterson-Crane Award Committee, (firstname.lastname@example.org or CAS, 2540 Olentangy River Road, Columbus OH 43202-1505) for receipt by 31 January 2015. To receive more information about this award, contact Dr. Rosenthal (614-447-3600, ext. 2070 or email@example.com).
Nominations will be judged by a seven-member selection committee consisting of Dayton and Columbus Section members as well as the Chair of the American Chemical Society's Division of Chemical Information.
The Patterson-Crane Award is international in scope and given in honor of two outstanding members of the Sections: Austin M. Patterson (1876–1956) and E.J. Crane (1889–1966), who were both Editors of Chemical Abstracts Service.
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