The Detroit Section of the ACS is a volunteer based organization representing over 1,400 chemical professionals in southeastern Michigan. Our goal is provide services that aid members to enjoy a rewarding career as scientific professions, using their skills to advance the chemistry enterprise for the benefit of people and the environment.
Please take a few minutes and look at some of our programs.
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We are extremely proud to award Meghann N. Murray the Detroit Section ACS 2015 Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award for her contributions to the Detroit Section.
As chair of the Younger Chemists Committee (YCA) she has organized the monthly” Brewing Chemistry,” continuously with fail, for more than a decade. She also served as section officer for multiple years. In addition volunteered for numerous “Kids and Chemistry” or Women’s Chemists” monthly programs over the years. Employed at the University of Detroit – Mercy, she is also very active in the very active U of D – M chemistry club.
This award is sponsored by the National ACS Committee on Community Activities (CCA). Local Section Outreach Volunteers of the Year is a recognition program that highlights local section volunteers and their outstanding contributions to community outreach.
In recognition of Meghann’s exemplary outreach efforts, ACS will provide her with a certificate and recognition gift. The award will be presented at the Detroit Local Section Awards banquet in May, please see the May “Chemist” for more information. The awardees will also be recognized by the Chair of CCA in an issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) each year.
Congratulations again to Meghann!
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Congratulations are in order for the following members of the Detroit Section who have reached 50 and 60 years of service. These milestones will be acknowledged at the Awards Banquet on May 20, 2015.
It is truly a pleasure to acknowledge these distinguished members who have contributed so much to the success of the American Chemical Society. Everyone at the Detroit Section offers our congratulations, and we wish to express our gratitude for their service to the Society. This year's honorees are::
50 Year Members
Dr. Hanley Abramson
Dr. Ismat Abu Isa
Dr. Roxanne Dikeman
Dr. Ronald Ellis
Dr. Kenneth Henold
Dr. Malvin Hillman
Dr. Michael Prysak
Dr. A. Paul Schaap
Dr. Stephen Shrader
60 Year Members
Dr. Charles Deck
Dr. Jesse Goodwin
Dr. Roger Thibert
Congratulations to all the honorees
Are you tired of finding out about the awesome events we have planned only to find the date has already passed?
Are you looking to participate, meet fellow chemists and other chemical professionals, but don’t know when, where or even who to contact?
Well, we’re working on all that and more! This year we’re looking to improve how we communicate to you, our fellow members, about all the cool, fun and interesting things we have planned for this year through the power of social media! But there’s a catch!
What is it you may ask? Well, the simple fact of the matter is that in order to change how we’re communicating, we really need your help! What we’re looking for right now are about 50 brave souls willing to participate in a social experiment of sorts to help us implement the first step we’re making towards a bold new vision of how we communicate with ourselves!
Interested? Well what are you waiting for! Go to www.meetup.com/detroitacs/ and sign up now! That’s…
For more information, contact Matt at 248.535.4209 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is also available in the Meetup FAQ. (Click to view)
Volunteers are needed, please consider helping to organized this pivotal event.
For more information contact: Mark Benvenuto, University of Detroit - Mercy
The Detroit Section needs speakers for our monthly programs. We have different forums for the presentations so the material does not have to be “state-of the art,” highly technical research. If you have an interesting hobby or want to present some of your work which is science related we would like to hear from you. Many of the most popular talk are on the topic of food or a hobby. Remember, chemistry can be fun!
If interested please complete the contact form, click HERE.
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