ACS California Local Section
Project Title: International Program at the ACS 44th Western Regional Meeting
Organizer: Bryan Balazs
- ACS Santa Clara Local Section
- Various international centers within the San Francisco Bay Area Universities
As part of the ACS 44th Western Regional Meeting held October 3rd to 6th, 2013 in Santa Clara, CA, an international program of events was held on Saturday October 5th to provide students and other chemistry professionals with information on studying and working abroad, and to provide them with insight as to considerations and experiences from others who have engaged in work/study abroad. The 2013 WRM was co-hosted by the California and the Santa Clara Valley Sections (over 7000 ACS members total), and funds from the Global Innovation Grantused to offset the costs of this international program. The program targeted primarily two- and four-year college students.
ACS Northeastern Local Section
Project Title:The Northeastern Section (NESACS) German Exchange at the Northeast Regional Meeting (NERM) 2013
Organizer: Morton Z. Hoffman
- Younger Chemists Committee of the NESACS (NSYCC)
- Jungchemikerforum (JCF) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)
The Exchange between the Younger Chemists Committee of NESACS (NSYCC) and the Jungchemikerforum (JCF) of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) took place on October 19-26, 2013. The visitors from Germany attended NERM in New Haven (October 23-26), participated in the technical sessions, made oral and poster presentations, and were part of a NESACS-sponsored symposium, “International Chemistry Connections,” on October 25, 2013.
ACS Saudi Arabian International Chemical Sciences Chapter
Project Title: SAICSC-ACS Program: "Chemistry - Our Life, Our Future" Student Study Visit to Saudi Aramco
Organizer:Waleed M. Al-Dahlan
- Saudi Aramco Research and Development Center
In order to promote chemistry and chemical sciences education in Saudi Arabia, SAICSC-ACS partnered with Saudi Aramco to offer school visits for around 300 high school students (both male and female) in April and May, 2013. These visits fostered curiosity and understanding of chemistry related education. In addition, SAICSC-ACS helped to plan and implement the 2013 SciTech Cultural Program, where more than 5000 participants were exposed to an array of activities pertaining to energy research and technology development, including hands on chemistry experiments.
ACS Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division
Project Title: Establishment of Technical University of Munich Student Chapter
Organizers: Thomas Hoffman & Peter Schieberle
- Technical University of Munich
With the goal of promoting international membership and collaboration, ACS’s Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division organized and implemented the establishment of a local student chapter for the Technical University of Munich in Munich, Germany. This included the setup of Chapter Charter and by-laws, student recruitment and site visits by Chapter Advisor Thomas Hoffman from the University of Boston. Future plans include attendance at the ACS National Meeting in Dallas in March, 2014.