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We have a prestigious ACS event taking place right here in Kalamazoo in the upcoming months. Please see the following link to learn more about the two events that are open to the public. These events celebrate a dedication towards steroid chemistry and the related advancements in chemistry that took place right here in Kalamazoo.
We encourage you to buy tickets to attend the dinner and hear the panel of great speakers.
The WMU Chem Club will be hosting the Celery Flats Table on the April 13th Earth day event.
We have an invitation to volunteer at our Bronson Park table on Earth Day, April 20th. The event will Take place from 12:00 to 17:00 and will accompany our KACS Chair Luke Chadwick.
More information to come once our Councilor Lydia Hines receives more information.
Our Kalamazoo ACS Local Section is again running the 15 mile water stop for this year's Kalamazoo Marathon, Sunday, 5 May. We had a great crew last year for this event (thanks all), and are looking forward to a fun time again this year. This is our call for volunteers.
Below are some details and photos from last year, which will for the most part apply again this year.
Please reply to message to let me know if you can help this year, no experience necessary. Your help will very much be appreciated by the marathoners.
On Oakland, near the corner of Oakland and Whites, in front of Christy's Consignment Shop (by Water Street Coffee), near the course 15 mile marker.
This stop will have porta-potties available, but we don't have to do anything with those.
Our KACS recognizes long-term meritorious service to our section at our Awards Program (you may see the list of awardees to date here).
If you have suggestion(s) of such a candidate, please send his/her name along with your rationale for the nomination to our Awards Committee chair, Lydia E.M. Hines, by April 12. Thank you.
Be on the look out for a reminder about the Great Lakes Regional Meeting May 1-4 in Lisle, IL, at the Sheraton Hotel. 2019acsglrm.org is the website for registration and program information.
Congratulations are in order to Michael P. Curtis, of Zoetis, a KACS member who was named one of thirteen winners of the ACS Organic Division's 2018 Technical Achievement in Organic Chemistry Award; this award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of organic chemistry from bachelor's or master's chemists pursuing careers in industry or government.
We hope you will put Monday May 6th on your calendar and plan to attend our annual KACS Awards Gathering where we honor long-time members, and hard-working section volunteers as well as outstanding college and high school students and mentors. This gathering is open to KACS members, awardees and their mentors/teachers as well as to their friends and family members. The event will be held in the Chemistry Building of Western Michigan University from 18:00–20:00. We usually have an hors d’oeuvres reception prior to the award distribution, so for appropriate planning please let us know whether or not you will be there by sending the attendees' names to Lydia E.M. Hines by May 2nd.
Announcing the National Chemistry Week (NCW) event! Our annual Chemistry Day at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum is going to take place from 12:00–16:00 on Saturday, October 12th.
The theme this year is Marvelous Metals.
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