Puget Sound Section

Joint ACS / AWIS Event: Renewable Materials Panel Discussion

On April 18th, 2018 ACS will host a joint panel event with Seattle AWIS.

Event time and location are the following:
6:00 PM – Networking and Refreshment
6:30 PM – Introductions, Program
7:45 PM – Networking and Dessert
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Pelton Auditorium
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109-1024



2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Evergreen State University

April 28, 2018

The 2018 ACS Puget Sound Section Undergraduate Research Symposium will be hosted by The Evergreen State College (TESC) on Saturday April 28, 2018

Registration information is available on the Undergraduate Research Symposium web page.


2018 Chemistry Olympiad

The U.S. Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) is an annual, multi-tiered competition for high school students.  The Puget Sound Section proctors the Local Examination in March followed by the National Examination in April. Winners of the National Examination move on to compete at the international level in the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in July.

The Local Examination is used to select the finalists that will move on the the national level of the Chemistry Olympiad (i.e the National Examination).  The Puget Sound Section of the ACS is allowed a maximum of 13 finalists to move on to the national level.  There is a limit of 2 finalists per school.

The 2018 Local Examination were scheduled for:
Bellevue College - Saturday, March 17th, 2018 9:00am-11:00am
Shoreline Community College - Saturday, March 17th, 2018 9:00am-11:00am
Centralia College - Saturday, March 17th, 2018 (10:00am)

The Puget Sound Section finalists will be announced after results of the Local Examination are known.

All three parts of the National Exam will take place on April 20th, 2018 at Shoreline Community College. The National Exam will be an all day affair.

For registration and details (such as room numbers) please contact Dr. Clarita Bhat (cbhat@shoreline.edu).

Also, more information (about the local and national exams) can be found at:

Seniors Brightwater Tour

June 8th, 2018 from 9:30am to 1:00pm at the King County’s wastewater treatment plant in Woodinville (22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072).

RSVP by May 20th, 2018 to strongdespina@gmail.com

NORM 2018 - Northwest Regional Meeting

The 2018 Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM) will be hosted from June 24th - 27th, 2018
at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories in Richland, WA by the Richland Section of the American Chemical Society.
Registration and additional info is available on the NORM 2018 website.
Registration opened January 15th, 2018.
Call for papers opened January 29th, 2018



2018 Linus Pauling Medal Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Linus Pauling Medal Award. The award is sponsored jointly by the Portland, Puget Sound, and Oregon sections of the American Chemical Society, and is presented annually in recognition of outstanding achievement in chemistry in the spirit of, and in honor of, Linus Pauling, a native of the Pacific Northwest. A nominee shall have made outstanding contributions to chemistry of a character that merit national and international recognition, however the award will not be given for work for which the nominee has already received a Nobel Prize. Scientists of all nationalities are eligible for this award. According to Pauling’s express wish, it is preferred that the award honor younger scientists whenever possible.

For information on submitting a nomination please visit the 2018 Linus Pauling Medal Award website at: http://www.uwb.edu/physical-sciences/2018-pauling-medal   

Nominations close May 1st, 2018 at 5:00 pm PST.

Nominations from previous years will be automatically carried over for two years, after which new nominations will be required. Updating past nomination files is strongly encouraged.

The Medal will be presented at the 2018 Linus Pauling Medal Award Symposium to be held this fall at University of Washington, Bothell campus. Symposium event details will be announced after the winner is selected.



ACS Webinars

Thursdays at 11:00am PST (2:00pm ET). 

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