ACS Silver Circle

Chemistry's Silver Circle

The ACS Silver Circle is for members whose life experiences have earned them a silver "crown." Silver Circle members have valuable experiences in chemistry, which they are encouraged to share through outreach activities. They have common interests or concerns that may be addressed in local Silver Circle committees.

Bill Carroll to Speak in Dallas

William F. Carroll, Jr., Ph.D.
William F. Carroll, Jr., Ph.D.

The Senior Chemists Committee is pleased to announce that William F. (Bill) Carroll, Jr., currently Chair of the ACS Board of Directors and a Past ACS President, will be the keynote speaker at the Senior Chemists Breakfast in conjunction with the ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX.

The breakfast is on Tuesday, March 18, at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.  He will give a light-hearted talk entitled “Reese’s Pieces:  The Best of Newscripts and K. M. Reese”.

As Dr. Carroll puts it, “…if you’re like me, you probably read the beginning and end of C&EN before (and maybe instead of) the stuff in the middle.  The back page, Newscripts, was the province of Ken Reese for nearly 35 years.  His eclectic and wry sense of humor made that section the place many of turned first.”

This talk, which is an extension of a presentation made in the late Professor Jack Stocker’s symposium, “Whimsy in Chemistry”, is a compilation of and commentary on some of the best and funniest blurbs presented in Newscripts between 1930 and 2000.

When registering for the Dallas ACS meeting, be sure to register for the breakfast in the Social Events section.  Tickets are $15.00 and seats are limited.                                                       

Senior Chemists Committee

The Senior Chemists Committee has been established and became effective January 1, 2013.

Become a Science Coach

Share your expertise and enthusiasm for science with an elementary, middle, or high school teacher—become an ACS Science Coach. In this year-long volunteer role, you may find yourself planning and presenting demonstrations, helping students with lab, answering content questions, or providing real-world examples. Together, you and the teacher decide how to best combine your time and talents. Find out more then submit a proposal by October 31st. If approved, ACS will donate $500 to the school to support your efforts.

Related Resources

Past issues of Senior Chemists newsletters and other related resources.

ACS Network. Register Now.