Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

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April 2014 Newsletter

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Upcoming event: Frontiers in Chemistry Lectureship

Tuesday 15 April 2013

“Site-Selective C-H Oxidations”

Dr. M Christina White headshot

By Dr. M. Christina White

  • WMU Chemistry Building 1720
  • Free admission
  • Reception at 3:30 pm (recently changed)

The Local Sections Activity Committee (LSAC) gave KACS a glowing review. Read more here.


2014 Awards Gathering

The Local Section leadership would like to invite you to join us on Monday 12 May for our annual Awards Gathering, a relaxed event at which we honor outstanding high-school and college students, high-school teachers, 50-year members of the ACS, past chairs of our Section, and also recognize individuals in our Section who have contributed their time selflessly over a period of time. The Awards Committee is soliciting nominations for the Section Award from you, the members. To suggest someone for consideration for the Section Award please send the nominee's name, along with a short summary of that person's service to the Section, to the Committee chair, Lydia Hines (269-375-7349 or lemhwgh@gmail.com) by May 3.


Ideas for Session Topics for 2015 Regional Meeting

The co-program chairs are soliciting suggestions for technical session topics for the 2015 Joint Great Lakes Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society to be held May 27 - May 30 in Grand Rapids. The overall theme of the meeting is "Chemistry - A Grand Enterprise," and will focus on three main areas Food, Health, and the Environment. Please submit any and all ideas here.


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April 2014 Newsletter

In it, you will learn about:

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Best wishes from your
KACS Chair
John Engelmann


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