ACS/Hach High School Chemistry Grant

Classroom Grant Opportunity for High School Chemistry Teachers

The American Chemical Society is currently seeking applications from teachers interested in enhancing their high school chemistry class with the ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grant. Teachers can request up to $1,500 to support ideas that improve student learning and achievement within the classroom. Grant writing assistance and application details are available at www.acs.org/hachgrants. Applications are due by April 1, 2015.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Receive up to $1,500 for Your Chemistry Ideas

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Receive up to $1,500 for Your Chemistry Ideas. The American Chemical Society is currently seeking applications for the ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant. The grants can be used to cover basic classroom or laboratory needs as well as support innovative ideas in chemistry education. Grant writing assistance and application details are available at www.acs.org/hachgrants. The application deadline has been extended to April 1, 2015.

The American Chemical Society is now accepting applications for the ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant

Teachers can request up to $1,500 to support ideas that improve student learning and achievement within the classroom. To learn more and apply, visit www.acs.org/hachgrants. Applications are due by April 1, 2015.

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Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase

Students are invited to submit research project descriptions for a chance to participate in the Student Research Showcase, a global and innovative research presentation competition.

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society hosts the showcase to help students develop their skills in presenting research online, an increasingly important skill in our digital-driven world. Participants
present a personal video, written abstract and technical slideshow. They receive feedback from judges, who are professional researchers, and can earn up to $500 for top presentations in graduate, undergraduate, and high school divisions.

The Student Research Showcase will be held March 23-29, 2015. March 16 is the final deadline for presentation submission, registration, or to volunteer as a judge. Students can earn pre-approval to present by submitting their research project description to meetings@sigmaxi.org.

You can find more information at: https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/student-research-showcase

Judging categories include Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geo-Sciences, Human Behavioral & Social Sciences, Math & Computer Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Physiology & Immunology.

Want to learn more about the Student Research Showcase? Watch an interview with Kathryn Peiman, 2014 graduate division winner: http://bit.ly/1ycIE3B

Need advice on how to present your research? Join our Google Hangouts featuring professional science communicators Joe Hanson (February 27th) and Dennis Meredith (March 6th): http://bit.ly/1C31Ljs

Students may register online or visit the 2015 Student Research Showcase page for more information:

https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/student-research-showcase

Contact meetings@sigmaxi.org with questions.

Not a student? Volunteer to serve as a competition judge at: https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/volunteer. Please also encourage your students to participate in this event that will engage young researchers from across the globe.

More about Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, is the international honor society of science and engineering. Scientists and engineers, whose research spans the disciplines of science and technology, comprise the membership of the Society. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. Follow us on Twitter with @SigmaXiSociety.

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Missing Issues of SCALACS

Missing Issues of SCALACS

The Southern California Section Office is looking for specific copies of SCALACS to be included in an archival book. We are looking for:

January and November 1980
February 1982
September 1984
March, April and May, 1994
January, September, October and November/December 1995

If anyone has these copies and doesn’t mind parting with them, please contact Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office at 310 327-1216 or office@scalasc.org. We appreciate your help!

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SCALACS on Facebook and Twitter!

Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

SCALACS has joined the Social Media world with an account on Facebook: www.facebook.com/scalacs
And on Twitter: @SCALACS1.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Welcome to the Southern California Section!

This is the website of the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society. Throughout the year, we have lots of activities posted on this website (see the side bar for upcoming events!) and also printed in our monthly magazine, SCALACS. Please browse our website and see the kinds of events we have for chemists from all walks of life – from academia to industrial chemists.

We have dinner meetings each month throughout the academic year where you can hobnob with other chemists (interesting speakers and great food!). Students can attend the dinner meetings for half the published price with valid ID. If you would like to hear the speaker at a dinner meeting without attending the dinner, just let Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office (310 327-1216 or office-at-scalacs-dot-org) know so we can reserve you a seat. We also have great outreach programs such as National Chemistry Week, Chemists Celebrate Earth Day and the High School Olympiad to share chemistry with upcoming students. We’re always looking for volunteers to help with these important programs.

Members are also invited to attend our Executive Committee Meetings. This is a great way to see our Section governance in action! The Executive Committee Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month (excluding December, June, July and August) at 7:30 p.m. The meetings are held at the Mount St. Mary’s Doheny campus. Please call Nancy at the Section Office for directions and to let her know that you are attending.

We hope to see you soon at an upcoming meeting or volunteering at an outreach event!

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