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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 […]

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 […]

CSW Members Honored at March Dinner Meeting

Dr. Lyle Isaacs was presented with the 2018 Hillebrand Prize for his elucidation of the remarkable molecular recognition properties of cucurbit[n]uril-type molecular containers and demonstration of their biomedical application as solubilizing excipients and reversal agents. Following the dinner, Dr. Isaacs presented his talk “Cucurbit[n]uril Molecular Containers: From Basic Science to […]