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Volunteer Opportunity with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is recruiting volunteers (called Ambassadors) to work with museum visitors in Spark!Lab, its hands-on invention space for children and families. Unlike traditional classroom-style learning, Spark!Lab is very “curiosity-driven” and there is no […]

CSW-WCC at the STEM Innovation Spark Her Conference 2019

On May 18, 2019, CSW’s Women’s Chemist Committee performed two chemistry demonstrations with middle school girls in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The event was sponsored by STEMisHER, it included mathematics, robotics computer science, and medicine. STEMisHER is a conference which brings women leaders in STEM and middle-school girls together to provide […]

Mark your calendars! CSW Dinner Meeting Dates Announced for October -December 2019

CSW Dinner Meeting – Thursday, October 10, 2019 Location:  Department of Chemistry Atrium – University of Maryland Topic:        NCW Theme “Marvelous Metals” Speaker:   Dr. Janice Reutt-Robey, Professor and Chair,                    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland CSW and WCDG Joint Dinner Meeting – Thursday, November 14, […]

Green Chemistry on Tap Pub Crawl

Discussion Theme: Personal Development through Professional Organizations When: 6 – 9 P.M. Thursday, June 13th Where: Jackson’s, 11927 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA 20190 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-chemistry-on-tap-pub-crawl-tickets-63082017011 Join like-minded professionals from around the world who are attending the joint 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference and 9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry […]

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Weisburger

Elizabeth Weisburger, Ph.D., D.Sc.cancer researcher Elizabeth Weisburger, 94, a cancer researcher at the National Institutes of Health for 40 years before retiring in 1989, died February 12th at her home in Rockville, Md. The cause was respiratory failure and pneumonia, said a son, William Weisburger. She is survived by three children, William, Diane, […]

Call for Nominations: Hillebrand, Gordon, & Schubert Awards

Call for Nominations: William F. Hillebrand Prize Nominations are invited for the 2019 Hillebrand Prize, awarded annually for original contributions to the science of chemistry by a member or members of the Chemical Society of Washington (CSW), the local section of the American Chemical Society. The Hillebrand Prize is the […]

Feedback Needed from CSW Members Regarding Special Discussion Item for Orlando ACS National Meeting

ACS Relevance to Current and Future Members: Challenges and Opportunities As elected representatives of ACS members, Councilors are uniquely positioned to strengthen the Council’s role as ”the popular deliberative assembly of the Society” [Art. VII]. Through our regular interaction and dialogue with members, we can better understand what matters most […]