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Thursday 23 February 2017
6:00 - 9:30 pm
6151 Portage Road
Portage MI 49002
Registration ends soon! Have you registered yet for this special dinner and social event?
We will have access to four of the Air Zoo's event experiences as well as be treated to a presentation on the SR-71. We look forward to seeing you at this family-friendly event. The cost for the buffet dinner for each attendee age 12 years and older will be $10.00 (children under 12 are free).
Please plan to join fellow KACS members and friends that evening for this special party! We look forward to seeing you there!
The KACS local section is a member of the Great Lakes Region. Please visit the region's new website to learn about our region.
At the new website you will find:
On October 20, 2016 the PTO at Lake Center Elementary in Portage hosted their first evening of Science Technology Engineering and Math learning for their students and their families, in an I <3 STEM event at that school. As we summarized in the Nov 2016 KACS newsletter, our KACS local section helped with the event via cash, materials, and volunteer donations.
Below is a thank-you note and photo collage from the Lake Center Elementary PTO. We hope this is the beginning of a long and productive partnership.
Project SEED opportunity: Project SEED was established by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in 1968 to provide economically disadvantaged high school students the opportunity to conduct hands-on research for 8 to 10 weeks in the summer. Selected students receive a fellowship award and will be eligible to apply for a SEED college scholarship.
This year the Kalamazoo ACS (KACS) is looking to fill two Project SEED positions. To qualify a student must have completed his or her sophomore year in good academic standing, have taken at least one course in chemistry, and be recommended by their chemistry teacher or other school official. Students are selected based on their qualifications and letters of recommendation. High school chemistry teachers should have received a letter detailing the project and nominating process.
Do you need Project SEED information?
For the thirty-sixth consecutive year, the KACS is sponsoring a chemistry examination competition for all high school students in Allegan, Kalamazoo, and Van Buren counties. The competition consists of a preliminary and final examination. This year the preliminary examination will take place on March 15 at all high schools that register. High scorers will be invited to the final examination on April 22 at Western Michigan University where they will compete for twenty scholarships. If you would like more information, contact a high school chemistry teacher or email the KACS test coordinators.
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The Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society annually honors an Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher at its spring award reception. This year we are asking for your cooperation in identifying qualified candidates. The applicant for Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher should also be able to impart to students a strong understanding of basic chemical principles while inspiring students to choose a career in chemistry. The ideal applicant would use innovative teaching methods and be active in keeping current with the field of chemistry.
To nominate a candidate please contact Mike Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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