Northeastern Ohio Local Section

Spring 2017 Activities

You be the Chemist Challenge/Family Chemistry Day will be held at KSUA on March 4, 2017  from 9-11:30 am.  KSU Student Association will be performing chemistry demonstrations between rounds of the competition.  All students and their families are invited to participate in Family Chemistry day.  Perry HS students will be performing demonstrations and experiments at the event this year.

U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad 2017

This year NEOACS will be participating in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO).The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) program is a chemistry competition for high school students. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate young people to achieve excellence in chemistry. The American Chemical Society has sponsored the program since 1984. 

 

Students competing in the USNCO are eligible to be selected as members of the United States team for the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO).  For the past thirty three years, the United States has sent a team of four students to compete with nations around the world at the IChO. The students participate in both theoretical and laboratory examinations over several days.  Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded to the best performers, and the IChO provides students the opportunity to interact with their peers from other countries. This year the international event will be held in Nakhom Pathon, Thailand, July 6-15, 2017.

The local examination is free and open to all students grades 9 – 12. It is the responsibility of the NEOACS section to nominate students from this area to take the USNCO national examination. In order to identify these students, we have decided to conduct a preliminary screening of students through a local Science Olympiad Exam. The national exam involves three parts administered to more than 1,000 students. Students can use past exams available at www.acs.org/olympiad to prepare.

 

The NEOACS encourages your school to participate in this academic Olympiad. All students who participate will be recognized and presented with a certificate; top 150 students receive recognition for outstanding performance at the national level. We hope this recognition will serve to stimulate interest in chemistry and to promote a positive attitude toward chemistry.

 

Richard H. West, Ph.D. has been appointed the USNCO Coordinator for this area. Dr. West’s contact is: rwest@lec.edu . Contact him directly with the student’s name that wishes to participate in the free event. The local examination will be held at Lake Erie College. The tentative date is March 18, 2017. There will be a boot camp session a week before the testing date. We encourage you to enter students from your school in this competition by contacting Dr. West before or on March 1, 2017. Thank you for helping promote chemical education in this country.

 

Summer 2017 Activities

This year NEOACS will be holding an event at a local brewery to learn about the chemistry behind crafting beer. More details will be posted shortly.

Fall 2017 Activities

National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community based program of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This annual event unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life.

The mission of National Chemistry Week is to reach the public, particularly elementary and secondary school children, with positive messages about chemistry to:

- Make a positive change in the public's impression of chemistry
- Promote a mechanism for effectively mobilizing ACS local sections
- Motivate the ACS membership through local section activities

NCW 2017 will take place on October 22–28.
Theme: "Chemistry Rocks!"
Exploring the chemistry of rocks and minerals.

NEOACS Announcements

Call for Nominations: The Northeastern Ohio Local Section of the American Chemical Society (NEOACS) is now accepting nominations for the Dr. Roy V. Harrington Award for Science Teacher Professional Development.Two award winners will be sponsored by NEOACS to attend the annual Ohio Chemistry Technology Council’s (OCTC) Teachers, Industry, and Environment (TIE) Conference. Nominations are due by April 14.

Call for Applications:The Northeastern Ohio Local Section of the American Chemical Society is now accepting applications for the Young Scientist Award for high school students interested in a career in science. The application consists of a 500 word essay and a supporting letter of recommendation from the applicant’s science teacher or Science Olympiad coach. Cash prizes will be given to the top three applicants ($600, $300, $200 respectively) as determined by our Executive Committee. The application deadline is April 14.


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