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2015 Local Election Candidate Statements

Candidate for President-elect Jason Schaff Candidate for Secretary Jennifer Young Tanir   Candidates for Councilor Allison A. Aldridge Christopher Avery Darryl A. Boyd Dennis Chamot Bhushan Mandava Kim M. Morehouse Matt Windsor Candidates for Manager Alan M. Ehrlich Zory Glaser Mukes Kapilashrami Amol A. Kulkarni Sara Orski Bradley Scates Nevart Tahmazian […]

Success at CSW Scientific Writing and Presentation Workshop

By Ajay Mallia Project SEED participants had a rare treat in August when the CSW-SEED committee organized a scientific writing and presentation workshop for them. The goal of the workshop was help empower Project SEED participants to learn to effectively communicate the science they were researching. CSW’s Project SEED program […]

2015 CSW-Project SEED Summer Research Program Report

Contributed by Dr. Ajay Mallia Started in 1968, ACS’ Project SEED program provides summer research opportunities to economically disadvantaged high school students at academic/government/industrial laboratories under the supervision of a mentor. This year, CSW’s SEED program supported 18 high school students from DC, VA and MD schools for their summer […]

Celebrate National Chemistry Week October 18-24, 2015

Contributed by Kim Morehouse, CSW NCW Coordinator The NCW 2015 theme is “Chemistry Colors Our World”, focusing on the chemistry of food colors and fireworks, rainbows, natural dyes and pigments, and more. The electronic version of the Celebrating Chemistry Newsletter is available from the ACS website ( Each year the […]

The Hillebrand Prize: The Supreme Court of Chemistry

By Lisa Greenhouse, NIST Historian The annual Hillebrand Prize of the Chemical Society of Washington (CSW), awarded for original contributions to the science of chemistry by member(s) of CSW, is named for William F. Hillebrand (1853-1925), one of Washington’s most distinguished chemists. Hillebrand achieved such stature during his career in Washington, first […]