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Volume 15 Number 24

April 27, 2011

It’s the International Year of Chemistry!

In order to encourage participation of students in the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), the Analytical Division of ACS is offering grants of up to $500 for outreach projects.  They are particularly interested in supporting projects that will inform the chemistry community and the general public concerning the role of analytical chemistry in environment, energy, materials, and health as these are the main themes of the IYC.  Some examples of projects include plenary lectures or symposiums, outreach activities designed for pre-college students or the general public and field experiences related to the water analysis project being conducted by the IYC.

The Division will provide up to $500 each for projects at undergraduate or graduate institutions.  Applications may also be submitted by a group of institutions, such as a regional Younger Chemists Committee or Student Affiliates group.  For additional information, please download the application form at  If you are interested in applying, please contact Deborah Gross.

Seminar Announcement

No seminar this week.

Periodic Table Meets This Week

Periodic Table meets this Thursday in the LDC Shearer Dining Room.  We meet at noon in the chemistry hallway and walk over together, or you can join us there.  If you are off board, the department will cover your lunch.

Interested in Teaching?

Southern Teachers Agency currently has quite a few chemistry and physical science jobs for the 2011-12 school year.  These jobs range from physical science at the middle-school level through high school AP chemistry.  It’s common for science teachers to teach more than one kind of science, so some of these positions will require a chemistry teacher to lead sections of biology, physics, or another science.  Click here to view current science teaching jobs.

For most of these chemistry teaching jobs, a bachelor’s degree with a major in chemistry (or at the very least a chemistry minor) is essential, but teacher certification is not.  A degree in science education is highly desirable, as is a master’s degree in chemistry.  Candidates should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Interested candidates should apply to Southern Teachers Agency.  The process consists of completing an STA application, sending a credentials file, and having a telephone interview.  For more information, visit