Puget Sound Section

The Puget Sound Chemist - January 2019

Younger Chemists Committee Meeting

The Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) is meeting Saturday, December 1st, 2018 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the University of Washington Bothell in room 010 in Founders Hall (UW1 – 010).  Here’s the link to the University of Washington Bothell campus map

Matheatre - Bellevue College

January 18th, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

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2019 Career Event

Please join us for another outstanding event focused on careers in chemistry!

The Annual Career Event is free to all participants. We do ask participants to register since space is limited. 




Deadline Extended - High School Teacher of the Year Award

$250 High School Teacher of the Year Award
The Section accepts nominations from January 1 - April 30 each year and selects one teacher for this award. 

      Nomination Form  (Word) (PDF)

The deadline for applications for this award has been extended to Dec 1st, 2018.

2018 Linus Pauling Medal Award

This year’s award winner is Dr. Geraldine Richmond of the University of Oregon.  The Pauling Award Symposium is set for November 17th, 2018 at the University of Washington Bothell.
The Linus Pauling Medal 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. The Medal will be presented at the 2018 Linus Pauling Medal Award Symposium to be held this fall at the University of Washington Bothell.

For further information, please visit the 2018 Linus Pauling Medal Award website at: http://www.uwb.edu/physical-sciences/2018-pauling-medal   
Press Release

2018 ACS Puget Sound Section Elections

ACS Puget Sound Section Executive Offices
The call for nominations window for the ACS Puget Sound Section 2018 elections for Executive Committee officers holding office starting in 2019 has closed. We have eight positions up for election.  A brief description of the duties of each position is provided.  Please note that attendance at executive meetings is a responsibility for all positions.

Section Chair-Elect/Chair/Past-Chair

(1 Year Term per Position – One open position for 2019 - 2021)
This is a three year commitment serving one year each as Chair-Elect, Chair, and Past-Chair. The duties vary slightly with each position.

•    attends Executive Committee meetings and facilitates meetings in the chair's absence
•    heads the program committee
•    attends the Leadership Institute training sponsored by ACS

Section Chair
•    prepares agenda and leads monthly Executive Committee meetings
•    appoints committee chairs
•    ensures timely completion of business tasks

•    attends Executive Committee meetings
•    provides support to the Chair, Chair-Elect, and the Executive Committee
•    completes annual report for previous year
•    leads the nominations committee

Section Chair/Past-Chair

(1 Year Term per Position – One open position for 2019 - 2020)
Position Descriptions are the same as above – replacement for a vacated position.

(1 Year Term – One open position for 2019)
The Secretary’s primary duties include
•    taking and distributing notes at Executive Committee meetings
•    creating and managing election ballot and works with election Tellers to validate election results
•    submitting the election results and committee nominations to the national office.

(1 Year Term – One open position for 2019)
The Treasurer’s primary duties include
•    preparing a monthly budget and managing the section's accounts
•    managing cash inflows and outflows
•    working with the finance committee to review the section's finances and prepare the annual budget
•    completing the financial section of the annual report.

(3 Year Term – Two open positions for 2019-2021)
The Councilor’s primary duties include
•    representing the section at the two National meetings and serve on national committees
•    advising the chair, the Executive Committee, and other committee chairs
•    volunteering or be assigned to serve on section committees and subcommittees

Alternate Councilor
(3 Year Term – Two open positions for 2019 -2021)
The Alternate councilor’s primary duties include
•    fulfilling the role of a councilor when the councilor is not available
•    attending the regional NORM meeting
•    volunteering or be assigned to serve on section committees and subcommittees.

Nominations and Elections Tentative Timeline
Call for nominations            April 1st  – August 31st
Voting (mail and online)        ~October 15th – November 4th
Election Validated            By November 12th

Nominating Committee
Karen Goodwin, Nominations Committee Chair
Greg Milligan
David Munch
David Patrick

Send any questions via email to:  elections@pugetsound.sites.acs.org

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