Sunday, February 01, 2015   



The Councilor Talking Points from the recent meetings of the ACS Board of Directors and Council held at the Society’s national meeting in Dallas, Texas can be downloaded HERE. We hope that you will find this document helpful.


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.


ACS-GHS Annual Banquet 
 December 3rd, 2014 at 6:30 - 9 pm. 

The event   will   occur   on  Wednesday,  December 3,  2014 starting  at 6 p.m. with a social hour at the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society (H.E.S.S.) Club located at 5430 Westheimer Rd Houston, Texas 77056. Dinner will be served at 7p.m. 
ACS-GHS will honor the recipients for the ACS- GHS Younger Chemist Award; Dr. Catherine Faler; Excellence in Two Year;College Teaching Award, Dr. Dolores Aquino and the Greater Houston Section Award, Dr. George Hirasaki.  Dr. Hirasaki will also give a brief seminar.  
The American Chemical Society - Greater Houston Section (ACS-GHS) will also honor its members who have received local, regional and national ACS awards including 2014 ACS Fellow, Richard Wilson, University of Houston.  Recipients of the 2014 Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences, Carolyn Burnley and the 2014 E. Ann Nalley Southwest Regional Volunteer Service Award, Professor Mamie Moy will also be honored as well as Greater Houston Section memberscelebrating 50 and 60 years of ACS membership. 
                                                            To register please follow a LINK
For more information about location of this event, please check the LINK

 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 as successful as the one held in 2006, please contact us 

Joint meeting/event with the Brazosport Section- Save the Date

The meeting will take place at Town-in-City Brewing in the Greater Heights section of Houston. We will keep you informed as more details become available.   

ACS 2014 Salaries & Employment Survey Report

ACS has released the findings of its 2014 Comprehensive Salary & Employment Survey. The survey was given to ACS members in the workforce, from March through early May this year. Nearly 8,400 members responded to the survey sent to a random sample of 37,000 members. Results included data on salary trends, employment status and unemployment. To see the full story on C&EN and download a  PDF version please follow the LINK.

AACT launches new website
The American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) launches their new website, The team has been working hard to gather and create resources, professional development opportunities, a community, and other benefits for teachers of chemistry. Annual membership dues are $50 for teachers and those interested in chemistry education and $25 for preservice teachers. If you're interested in sponsoring a teacher's membership, please contact us at for more information. 

 The Greater Houston Section organizes and participates in many events year-round in the Greater Houston area. We are always looking for more volunteers to help plan and execute the various activities. If you would like to learn more about volunteering with the Greater Houston Section, please contact us at 

Contribute to the ACS-GHS Newsletter!  
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