Saturday, May 23, 2015   




2015 Award Nomination Deadlines

Local Section Award

Younger Chemist Award

Two-Year College Award

Service Award


Members in the News

Lisa Houston, Director of Process Analytics, PAC
Lisa Houston, ACS-GHS Treasurer was featured in the article "No Hurdle Too High" published by C&EN Volume 92 Issue 16/2014 (pp. 42) in article . Mrs. Houston described her career path in chemical science and personal challenges she had to overcome.

Izabela Tworowska, RadioMedix Inc. (LINK)

Izabela Tworowska was featured in the arcticle published by American Chemical Society Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry, Newsletter Spring 2014

"Melanoma's taste for sweets could be the basis for new molecular  targeted therapies."   


Robert Botto (LINK)

Robert Botto was featured in the article published by The Houston Chronicle on 2/19/2014

"Chemist returns to running after illness." 


The ACS International Center  The ACS International Center is a scientific resource connecting opportunity seekers with opportunity providers. The information contained offers a comprehensive list of available scholarships, grants, internships, and other opportunities to bolster your international experience, accessed either by Host Country destination or eligible Experience Level. For more information visit ACS portal.


  Spring Awards Banquet 


2015 Aczel Award Winner


2015 Scholarship Award Winners

 Wednesday, June 3, 2015

University of Houston Hilton at 7:00 pm


RSVP by May 22nd to Simon Bott at

 Checks can be mailed to:

Simon Bott, Ph. D.
Instructional Professor and Undergraduate Chair
Department of Chemistry,
University of Houston,
Houston, TX 77204-5003

2015 Thomas Aczel Awardfor Excellence in High School Chemistry Teaching

Christy Rajadurai

Carnegie Vangaurd High School

2015 Scholarship Award Winners - 1st Year

1st Place - Edward Cen

Bellaire High School, Teacher Diana Burmaster

2nd Place - Anirudh Suresh

St. John's School, Teacher Roxie Allen

3rd Place - Timothy Daniel

DeBakey High School, Teacher Barbara Williams

Honorable Mention - Matthew Fastow

St. John's School, Teacher Jennifer Kuhl

Honorable Mention - Zhuoran Yao

Clear Lake High School, Teacher Lauren Cooper


 2015 Scholarship Award Winners - 2nd Year

1st Place - Sichen Liu

Woodlands College Park, Teacher Larry Walker

2nd Place - Vaughn Ostermann

Cy-Fair High School, Teacher Pamela Adams

3rd Place - Blake Bordelon

Strake Jesuit, Teacher Christine Bradley

Honorable Mention - Raj Dalal

Dawson High School, Teacher Diana Gano

Honorable Mention - Salman Sarwar

Dawson High School, Teacher Diana Gano

Honorable Mention - Joyson Zhang

Strake Jesuit, Teacher Christine Bradley


  2016 ACS-GHS Board Nominations Open

American Chemical Society -Greater Houston Section (ACS-GHS) is seeking nominations for the following positions of the ACS-GHS Board of Directors:

·        One (1) Chair Elect to serve for a term of three (3) years as Chair Elect, Chair and Past Chair;

·        Two (2) Councilors to serve for a term of three (3) years;

·        Two (2) Alternate Councilors to serve for a term of three (3) years;

·        And Four (4) Directors to serve for a term of one (1) year.


In these positions, as a member of the ACS- GHS board of directors the officers shall have responsibility for supervision, control and direction of the affairs of the local section of the Greater Houston local section, its committees and publications; shall determine its policies and the board will actively participate in formulating its objectives and in supervising the disbursement of its funds. The term of office will begin in January of 2016 following their election. (Click Here to View the Current List of Officers). The nominated officer shall be:

  • An ACS Member
  • Willing to assist with the completion of annual goals and activities
  • Willing to fully engage in their roles to promote chemistry throughout the Greater Houston Areas


  • All nominations should utilize the attached nomination form. A self nomination is permitted.
  • Nominations must be received by October 1, 2015.
  • Current ACS members may nominate one candidate per open position
  • All nominees should review the roles and responsibilities of the position or role that are nominated for as listed on the ACS-GHS website.

Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2015



Nominations may be sent by email to or the nominations may be sent directly to Carolyn Burnley, 2014 Chair, Nominating Committee, via email:


After October 1, 2015, the nominating committee will compile the nominations and distribute a full list to the members of ACS- GHS for their review and vote.

BEER EVENT POSTPONED to Summer 2015 due to continued unforeseen construction issues at the brewery
The event will take place in own in City Brewing Company, 1125 West Cavalcade, Houston, TX 77009 in Summer 2015. Justin Engle, Head Brewer, Co-Owner, and fellow ACS member, will take us through the brewing process from malt to mash to boil to fermentation. We will be able to sample beers at various stages of fermentation. Justin will then present a program on the Chemistry of Beer.

Members will also be able to sample various products and purchase half-pints, pints, and pitchers at a discounted rate!


For more information please contact us at and also our website
Volunteer for
 South West Regional Meeting (SWRM) meeting! 

ACS-GHS is supporting organization of SWRM in 2016 and we are looking for voluneers!If you are interested in assisting in making this meeting as successful as the one held in 2006, please contact us 








You must be a member of ACS & 
the Greater Houston section to register. 

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