|2008 Outstanding Undergraduates in Chemistry Awards|
|50 year and 60 year members|
|Local Section Travel Grants|
Recent Event Reports:
|Professional Development Workshop for Women in the Sciences|
|Chemistry Olympiad Local Section Competition|
|Spring ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA April 6 - 10, 2008|
|Michigan Science Olympiad|
Other Upcoming Events & Activities:
|Fall 2008 ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia - August 17 - 21, 2008|
Day at Impression 5
The MSU local section's 22nd National Chemistry Week celebration.
Theme: "Having a Ball with Chemistry - The Chemistry of Sports!"
The following undergraduate students were recognized for their outstanding acheivement in chemistry programs/courses by the MSU local section of the ACS. These students received certificates and monetary awards.
Outstanding Graduating Chemistry Major Awards
Michigan State University: Ms. Beverly Twiss (BS major) & Ms. Jessica Dominic (BA major)Michigan State University Outstanding Undergraduate Awards:
Olivet College: Ms. Shannah Fisher
Lansing Community College: Mr. Omar McGiveron
Freshman Chemistry: Ms. Tiara Ahmad & Mr. David Bergman
Freshman Honors Chemistry: Ms. Kaitlin Young
Organic Chemistry: Mr. Andrew Para & Mr. Ryan Reynolds
Physical Chemistry: Ms. Kaveri Korgavkar & Mr. Micah Luderer
Analytical Chemistry: Mr. James Redwine & Mr. Thomas Loegel
Inorganic Chemistry: Mr. Jason Weerawat
Congratulations! to the following local section members who celebrate 50- and 60-years as members of the ACS in 2008:
Dr. Robert Nelson Hammer (60 years)
Dr. Carl Ellsworth Shonk (60 years)
Mr. Alan T. Wills (50 years)
MSU Professor Gerasimo Karabatsos (50 years)
MSU Professor Rosetta Reusch (50 years)
Mr. Carlos A. Zapata (50 years)
MSU Department of Chemistry graduate students Mr. Jason Fisk and Ms. Erin Vogel received travel grants from the MSU local section to present their research at the Spring 2008 ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA this April.
This event celebrating "Ten Years of Women in Chemistry at MSU" took place in the Biomedical Physical Sciences Building on the MSU campus on Saturday, March 29, 2008 (program schedule). Professional women in science from universities, industry, and national labs including former steering committee members of Women in Chemistry shared their personal experiences and presented information to help graduate (and undergraduate) women effectively prepare for their scientific careers. Funding was provided by the ACS through an Innovative Projects Grant. In addition, the MSU Graduate School provided a catered lunch for the 65 workshop participants.
For more information read the Event Report.
Ms. Amber Hupp and Ms. Jaime Fisk of Women in Chemistry coordinated this event.
The day began with a two hour written examination. Box lunches from Subway were served at noon and Dr. Paul Hunter presented a Chemical Demonstration Show for the students. This was followed by an awards ceremony. The student with the highest score on the exam was Dennis Foren from Carman-Ainsworth High School. He received a cash award of $50 from the local section. David Meierfrankenfeld from Haslett High School finished in second place and Sita Syal and Jonathan Joseph from East Lansing High School and Javier Howard from Carman-Ainsworth tied for third.
The top 10 students (maximum of 2 per high school) moved on to the national competitition which was held on Saturday, April 19th. The National exam consisted of three sections, a multiple choice exam, followed by a problem solving/short answer section, and a laboratory practical exam. Winners were eligible to be selected as members of the United States team for the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). For the past twenty years, the United States has sent a team of four students to compete with teams from around the world at the IChO. Students participate in both theoretical and laboratory examinations over several days. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded to the best performers, and the IChO provides students with the opportunity to interact with their peers from other countries. The 2008 event will be held in Budapest, Hungary on July 12-21, 2008.
Prof. Merlin Bruening (bruening @chemistry.msu.edu) is coordinated by events for the MSU local section.