The American Chemical Society is the largest organization in the world devoted to a single discipline with over 150,000 members world-wide. The Nashville Section is one of 189 local sections nation-wide. We serve member chemists and chemical engineers in middle Tennessee and south central Kentucky. There are six other sections that serve Tennessee.
The Nashville Local Section is host to SERMACS 2014.
Tune in to Chemistry in Music City
October 16-19, at the Sheraton Music City
Nashville Local Section leadership was contacted recently by Kyzen Corporation about an internship opportunity they have available for this summer. Please see our Career Opportunities page for more information.
The Nashville Earth Day Festival will take place April 19th at Centennial Park. Once again, we need volunteers to help with various event tasks starting 8:00 a.m. and continuing throughout the day until 7:00 p.m. We welcome groups and individual volunteers. All volunteers will get a free 2014 Nashville Earth Day Festival t-shirt. The Nashville Earth Day Festival will go on RAIN or SHINE!! Sign-up Here!
What do volunteers do?
Volunteer opportunities can generally be categorized as follows:
For more information visit http://www.nashvilleearthday.org/volunteer/.
We need volunteers for shifts of 2 hours each. The Nashville Local Section is helping to sponsor Earth Day at Centennial Park. All volunteers must register attendance and t-shirt size by April 11, 2014 at www.nashvilleearthday.org If you are in town on Easter weekend and wish to enjoy a great day at the Park, bring your family, volunteer at least 2 hours, and enjoy the rest of the event.
Contact Ruth Woodall at email@example.com or 615-256-5141 for more information.
Call for Nominations – March 2014
Purpose: To recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the geographical area of the Nashville Section, American Chemical Society. This award is given annually to an individual who demonstrates excellence in teaching chemistry at a high school within the geographical area of the Nashville Section, American Chemical Society.
Award: The Award Program consists of $300 and a plaque from the Nashville Section of the American Chemical Society. This Award will be presented at a Nashville ACS Local Section meeting in the Fall of 2014. The recipient of this award will be nominated for The ACS Division of Chemical Education Southeastern Regional Award for Excellence in High School Teaching, which will be awarded at SERMACS 2014 in October 2014, here in Nashville, TN.
Rules of Eligibility: Any individual, except a member of the award selection committee or currently enrolled student of the nominee, may submit one nomination or support form in any given year. The nominee must be actively engaged in the teaching of chemistry or a chemical science in a high school (grades 9-12) on at least a half-time basis. The nomination should clearly demonstrate as many of the following attributes as possible:
The quality of the nominee’s teaching; unusually effective methods of presentation should be emphasized;
The nominee’s ability to challenge and inspire students;
Extracurricular work in chemistry or a chemical science by the nominee, including science fairs, science clubs, and activities that stimulate the interest of young people in chemistry and related sciences;
A willingness to keep up-to-date in the field, as evidenced by the pursuit of a higher degree in chemistry or a chemical science, enrollment in refresher courses and summer institutes, regular attendance at scientific meetings, membership in professional organizations, and other means of self-improvement;
Evidence of leadership and/or active involvement within the profession.
Submission of Nominations: Nominations are solicited from all Nashville Section, ACS members and their colleagues. Three (3) forms are required for a completed nomination: Nomination Form, Teachers Statement, and References (up to three). These forms will be available from R. Wingfield, firstname.lastname@example.org. Once completed, these forms should be submitted electronically by the nominator as .pdf, .doc, or .docx by email directly to Robert Wingfield, email@example.com.
All nomination and supporting materials must be received by April 30, 2014.
Contact Robert Wingfield by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-329-8626 if you have questions.
Congratulations to the Nashville Local Section's Councillor, Ruth Woodall, on receiving the 2013 Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach from the American Chemical Society. Ruth was honored in a fabulous ceremony during the 2013 Chemluminary Awards at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis.
We also offer congratulations to Bommanna Loganathan and our neighbors in the Kentucky Lake Local Section for being honored with the Chemluminary for Outstanding Performance by a Local Section - Small Size Category.
Chemistry demonstrations for schools and private events
Mr. Bond, The Science Guy
A list courtesy of our Councilor, Ruth Woodall
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The Councilor's Report from the recent Philadelphia National Meeting is now available here.
The Nashville Section has grown large enough to have two Councilors and two Alternate Councilors. Congratulations to Judith Iriarte-Gross on her recent election as our newest Section Councilor and to Preston MaDougall and William Ilsley as our newest Section Alternate Councilors.