Thursday, November 27, 2014   



The Councilor Talking Points from the recent meetings of the ACS Board of Directors and Council held at the Society’s national meeting in Dallas, Texas can be downloaded HERE. We hope that you will find this document helpful.


Members in the News

Lisa Houston, Director of Process Analytics, PAC
Lisa Houston, ACS-GHS Treasurer was featured in the article "No Hurdle Too High" published by C&EN Volume 92 Issue 16/2014 (pp. 42) in article . Mrs. Houston described her career path in chemical science and personal challenges she had to overcome.

Izabela Tworowska, RadioMedix Inc. (LINK)

Izabela Tworowska was featured in the arcticle published by American Chemical Society Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry, Newsletter Spring 2014

"Melanoma's taste for sweets could be the basis for new molecular  targeted therapies."   


Robert Botto (LINK)

Robert Botto was featured in the article published by The Houston Chronicle on 2/19/2014

"Chemist returns to running after illness." 


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2014 ACS Greater Houston Section Award Winners 

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 American Chemical Society Greater Houston Section (ACS-GHS) Award Winners  

Local Section Award  George J. Hirasaki, A. J. Hartsook Professor Emeritus of  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Research Professor
Outstanding Chemistry Teacher at a Two Year College Award Dolores Aquino,San Jacinto College
Younger Chemist Award (YCC) - Catherine Faler, Exxon Mobil 


ACS-GHS Annual Banquet- Save the date!
 December 3rd, 2014 at 6:30 - 9 pm. 
 For more information about location of this event, 
please check the website: acs-ghs-org.

 Call For Papers - ACS National Meeting in Denver 2015

Submit your abstract to the 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. Join over 10,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and other related industry professionals as we explore the Spring 2015 National theme: Chemistry of Natural Resources. An ACS National Meeting & Exposition offers you unparalleled opportunities to network with your peers, advance your career and explore new science and opportunities the industry. 

 Important National Meeting Dates 
Event planning resources and forms and virtual EMS will be available on October 10, 2014 
Attendee Registration opens mid-December 2014. 
Preliminary Program publishes in C&EN January, 2015 
Final Technical Program will be available March, 2015
For more information check the LINK

 SEED Student Sees New Possibilities -ACS-GHS Project SEED Intern featured in the ACS article.  

Help a Teacher, Get a Donation for a Local School! 

 Share your expertise and enthusiasm for science with a teacher as an ACS Science Coach!  As a year-long science coach, you will have the opportunity to interact with students by presenting demonstrations, helping in the lab, answering content questions, or providing real-world science examples. Together, you and an elementary, middle, or high school teacher decide how to combine your time and talents. ACS donates $500 to the school of every Science Coaches partnership.

To learn more about ACS Science  Coaches, visit
 Applications are being accepted until all space is filled or until October 30, whichever comes first.  If you have additional questions, you may contact Stephanie Prosack at

 ACS 2014 Salaries & Employment Survey Report

ACS has released the findings of its 2014 Comprehensive Salary & Employment Survey. The survey was given to ACS members in the workforce, from March through early May this year. Nearly 8,400 members responded to the survey sent to a random sample of 37,000 members. Results included data on salary trends, employment status and unemployment. To see the full story on C&EN and download a  PDF version please follow the LINK.

AACT launches new website
The American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) launches their new website, The team has been working hard to gather and create resources, professional development opportunities, a community, and other benefits for teachers of chemistry. Annual membership dues are $50 for teachers and those interested in chemistry education and $25 for preservice teachers. If you're interested in sponsoring a teacher's membership, please contact us at for more information. 

 The Greater Houston Section organizes and participates in many events year-round in the Greater Houston area. We are always looking for more volunteers to help plan and execute the various activities. If you would like to learn more about volunteering with the Greater Houston Section, please contact us at 



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the Greater Houston section to register. 

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