Friday, March 27, 2015   




2015 Award Nomination Deadlines

Aczel Award for Excellence in High School Teaching - April 30

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.



 A comprehensive five-day short course “Applications of Heterogeneous Catalysis” will be given March 16-20, 2015 by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of the University of Houston. The course covers research methodology while concentrating on applications to today’s chemical industry. Although organized to match the needs of chemists and chemical engineers entering the practice of heterogeneous catalysis, it is equally suited to those experienced in certain areas but who wish to acquire an overview of the field. Since its debut in 1971, approximately eighty offerings in Houston and Europe have attracted thousands of professionals from major companies in the hydrocarbon processing and environmental sectors. For further information, visit or contact Professor J. T. Richardson at

fields-sky-sm.jpgChemists Celebrate Earth Day
Climate Science - More Than Just A Weather Report
Special Screening of "Climate Disruption" on Earth Day (April 22) at University of St. Thomas

To celebrate Earth Day 2015, ACS-GHS is co-sponsoring a movie screening about climate change. Additional event details will be provided in the April newsletter and on as they become available.

NorthStar Financial Dinner and Discussion for Chemists and Chemical Engineers


April 1, 2015, 6:30 PM
Downtown Houston (location TBA - see for updates)
RSVP by March 25 to Elisa at
BEER EVENT POSTPONED to Late-April due to unforeseen construction issues at the brewery
The event will take place in own in City Brewing Company, 1125 West Cavalcade, Houston, TX 77009 in late-April. 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 

Our members in NEWS
Dr. Kristen Kulinowski has been nominated to the Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board by the President. Dr. Kulinowski served as Chair of the ACS-GHS in 2006. For more information, please check January 19 issue of C&EN (p. 21).






Find Your Next Job at the ACS Career Fair 

The ACS Career Fair will take place March 22-25, 2015, in conjunction with the 249 th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Denver, CO. ACS Members can participate both at the meeting and online, maximizing their opportunities to interact with leading firms in the chemical industry. Visit the for more details and to register.

The American Chemical Society's Division of Organic Chemistry is once again sponsoring  an award program called the Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry, which is intended to recognize senior students who display a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field. Chemistry departments are invited to select a top graduating senior student majoring in either chemistry or biochemistry who has demonstrated excellence in organic chemistry based on a combination of research experience, coursework and a desire to pursue a career in chemistry. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2015. For further information and a nomination form, please see:


Posters are now being accepted for the 44th National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS), which will be held on the campus of the University of Maryland June 28-July 2, 2015. The due date is June 1, 2015. See the NOS Poster Submission Page for more details. Event Details will posted at  as they become available.






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

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