photo of Milwaukee courtesy of Callia Johnson
05/04/2017 Spring Poster Session
05/04/2017 Congratulations Olympiad Winners!
03/21/2017 Spring 2017 Travel Award
Congratulations to the winners:
Casey DeShambo presenting his research at the National ACS meeting in San Francisco
03/21/2017 February Local section meeting
02/13/2017 Volunteer of the Year!
Congratulations to 2016 Volunteer of the Year - Irma Quezada. She successfully organized and proctored National chemistry Week outreach as well as Girls & STEM event where more than 400 children participated.
Irma is in the center holding an ACS sign.
01/11/2017 Message from the New 2017 Chair
Dear fellow ACS members,
I look forward to serving as the 2017 Chairperson of our Milwaukee Section. I was very impressed with Dina’s enthusiastic leadership, our board’s dedication, and the active participation of our members during 2016. Our group truly demonstrated the ACS vision of “Improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry”.
We will have many more opportunities to promote chemistry in 2017. While an improving economy is usually a good thing, it has led to a reduction in college enrollment (less future chemists), not something companies want to hear with the nearing retirement of the baby boomers whose numbers represent a significant portion of the work force. This is where organizations like ours can help. We must educate the public on the benefits of chemistry and encourage others to pursue a career in chemistry. I was introduced to chemistry as a career path by my friend Dr. Zack Shana, and I am always grateful for the many opportunities his advice gave me. By volunteering with the ACS I hope to pass on my experiences to inspire future chemists.
Happy New Year!
12/16/2016 Message from the 2016 Chair
It is almost the end of my time being a Chair of the Milwaukee section of ACS. I am excited about what our local section is becoming once again: dynamic community of volunteers who are passionate of spreading our love for chemistry.
My goals for the year were to improve communication and participation and I hope you agree that we are moving in the right direction. This year we organized and sponsored Chemists Celebrate Earth Day, Chemistry Olympiad, National Chemistry Week, Girls and STEM event, poster sessions, student travel awards, dinner-meeting with excellent speakers, revived Instrument Donation program, and started monthly Science Cafe.We are also working on building partnerships with Milwaukee Public Schools, Discovery World and other museums, so stay tuned for new volunteer opportunities next year under the leadership of 2017 Chair Andy Zrinsky. What we were not able to do is to present the Milwaukee Section and Teacher of the Year awards because we did not have enough nominations .
11/19/2016 Girls and STEM event
11/03/2016 November ACS Dinner - meeting
10/21/2016 National Chemistry Week at Discovery World
10/14/2016 Yesterday at the Science Cafe gathering:
Thank you, All, for coming! It was fun. Hope to see all of you next month at the Dinner-Meeting.
08/08/2016 One week left to apply for Student Travel Award:
07/13/2016 Call for nominations the 2016 Richards Medal Award:
The ACS Northeastern Section (NESACS) is soliciting nominations for the 2016 Theodore William Richards Medal Award for conspicuous achievement in any area of chemistry - not limited to teaching.
Nomination packages should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file to Anna Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org, NESACS Administrative Secretary, by October 31, 2016. The award will be presented on Thursday, March 23, 2017.
Also, we are still accepting nominations for the Milwaukee Section award.
06/09/2016 Science Cafe
05/26/2016 Local Section Meeting
05/12/2016 First Science Café
Next Science cafe is on June 9!
05/03/2016 Introducing Science Café
Based on feedback from our membership, we would like to hold an informal “Science Café”. These regular meetings will be a chance to discuss a variety of topics with other ACS members, learn something new, or just vent about your week at work. Read more here
04/22/2016 2016 Milwaukee Section Award
Nominations are being solicited for the year 2016 Milwaukee Section Award. The award was established to honor a Milwaukee Section member for outstanding contributions or service to the industry, the profession, or the Section in the Milwaukee area.
Members of the Milwaukee Section, with the exception of those serving on the Milwaukee Section Award Committee, are eligible. For more information go to Awards section.
03/31/2016 March 2016 meeting at the Center of Graduate Studies of Carroll University
03/19/2016 Councilor's Report from San Diego
We are pleased to present you with the Councilor Talking Points from the recent meetings of the ACS Board of Directors and Council held at the Society’s national meeting in San Diego, CA.
We hope that you will find this document helpful.
03/19/2016 Call for Nominations
ACS Milwaukee section is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2017 Board of Directors. We are seeking candidates for the positions of Chair-elect, Treasurer, Secretary and Councilor (you have to be a member of National ACS to be eligible).
Service on the Board of Directors is a chance to help improve communication, chemistry education, and professional development of local community of chemists and general public. It allows you to grow personally and professionally, to develop valuable skills in non-profit governance, program planning and strategic planning, to make your resume/CV stronger, to gain lasting connections with other chemists in the area and recognition from your employer, peers, and community.
03/17/2016 Past Chair 2015 of the Milwaukee section, Scott A Schlipp, at the National ACS 2016 meeting in San Diego
03/13/2016 Spring 2016 Milwaukee section Chemistry Olympiad winners:
Last weekend 105 high school chemistry students from 15 different schools participated in the local section of the Chemistry Olympiad at Muskego High School. The top 10 students will advance to the National Chemistry Olympiad at Carroll University in late April.
The top 10 students and their schools are:
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03/02/2016 Spring 2016 Student travel award
Congratulations to the winners:
John Toberman, (Concordia University); Shamsul Arefin Ahmed (UWM); Rajwana Jahan (UWM)
02/26/2016 Instrument Donation program
The Milwaukee Section of the American Chemical Society has a program to facilitate the donation of equipment from industry and universities to small colleges and high schools in our southeast Wisconsin area. To learn more follow this link Instrument Donation Program
02/25/2016 February 2016 meeting at the Global Water Center