Saturday, April 19, 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

Izabela Tworowska, RadioMedix Inc. (LINK)

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)

The Houston Chronicle, published on 2/19/2014

"Chemist returns to running after illness." 


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 Career Workshop at University of St. Thomas

The American Chemical Society - Younger Chemists Committee is presenting a workshop on the skills you need to get a job on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. Please join us for informative talks and personalized resume advice. For more details, download the flyer or visit the YCC website.

WCC ACS-GHS hosts the networking brunch !

Saturday, April 12th from 10AM to 12PM Bring your business cards and come meet your fellow ACS members  at the Black Walnut Café at 5512 Memorial Drive in Houston. Please RSVP to by Thursday, April 10th. For more information about location, please check the folowing LINK to MAP.     

 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



  2014 Greater Houston Project Seed Program

The Project SEED program sponsored by the Greater Houston Local Section (GHS) recruits talented and disadvantaged high school students and placed them in research laboratories. Since reestablishing the program in 2008, GHS has formed relationships with eleven school districts and multiple universities. Since that time, ACS-GHS has hosted more than fifty-five (55) interns. Two of the interns were awarded Project Seed scholarships and currently are studying at Rice and Notre Dame University. Compared to most Project Seed programs it is a small but a very effective and expanding program. In 2014, GHS will collaborate with Baylor College of Medicine to merge the respective Project Seed programs into one even more effective program with benefits of each program being transferred as well.

All Project Seed student interns except one has entered a college of their choice.  The lone intern chose to enter the armed forces in order to pay for his matriculation to medical school after his military service. Former SEED interns have attended and graduated from:  Prairie View University, Notre Dame, Rice, University of Houston, Columbia, Boston University, Texas Tech, St Thomas University, Texas State University , Houston Community, Washington University, and Florida State University to name a few.  Once in college, more than forty per cent (40%) of the former SEED interns have chosen a science or math related major or minor.


2014 Submission Deadline May 1 ... For further information on the 2014 program, visit our Project SEED website or contact Carolyn Burnley, Project Seed Area coordinator at


2014 International Sustainable World  (Energy, Engineering, and Environment) Project Olympiad, I-SWEEEP 2014

Saturday, May 3th, in Houston, TX


We invite you to be part of the 2014 International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering, and Environment) Project Olympiad, I-SWEEEP 2014. About 68 countries and almost all states of U.S. will be officially represented at I-SWEEEP 2014. The I-SWEEEP Organizing committee is looking for professors, post-docs, graduate students, engineers, specialists, researchers, scientists, and other professionals to evaluate research projects of young scientists. You may also help us by forwarding this e-mail to your colleagues and friends in an effort to seek prospective judges.

 There are two ways for registration:

1.  Online Registration;  Please visit LINK to register online.

Under the Registration Menu, click on Judge Registration.  

2.  Registration by e-mail:<>


Email your name, Company/Institution Name, Position/Title, Phone Number, and Email address.  Also rate your two preferences as 1st and 2nd (Choose from among Energy, Engineering, and Environmental Science Categories)

I-SWEEEP will provide free coffee & donuts and lunch for judges and reimburse parking fees and gas expenses within Texas.


You must be a member of ACS & 
the Greater Houston section to register. 

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