Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Susquehanna Valley Local Section of the American Chemical Society! Located in northeastern Pennsylvania, our section includes such schools as Bloomsburg University, Bucknell University, King's College, Lycoming College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Penn State Hazelton, University of Scranton, Wilkes University, and Susquehanna University. Through our Website, you can access information about our officers, members, and monthly section meetings. Also, there are links to the ACS Website and to the homepage of almost every institution in our section.
Call for judgesThe 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Chemagination Competition which will be held on Sunday, June 4 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA during the 2017 MARM sponsored by the Lehigh Valley and Susquehanna Valley Sections is in need of volunteers to serve as judges.
For this Chemagination, high school students are asked to imagine that they are living 25 years in the future and have been invited to write an article for ChemMatters, a magazine for high school students that focuses on the role of chemistry in everyday life. Students are also asked to design the magazine cover. The subject of the article is: “Describe a recent breakthrough or innovation in chemistry (and/or its applications) that has improved the quality of people’s lives today.” The article must be written to fit in one of four categories: Alternative Energy, Environment, Medicine/Health, or New Materials.
Judging would involve evaluation of the assigned articles about a week before the competition and then the interviewing of up to 6 teams during the competition on June 4. The criteria for evaluation are scientific thought, creativity, clarity, and thoroughness.
If you can help, or need more information, please contact Carol Stein at email@example.com.
This season's activities include:
- Twelfth Night at Priestly House January 8, 2017
- Gunpowder Joe at Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble January 21 - February 5, 2017
- Commonwealth Charter Day and Priestley's birthday March 12, 2017
- Oxygen Day August 6, 2017
- Heritage Day November 5, 2017
Electronic Monthly NewsletterThe Susquehanna Valley Local Section requests that you consider receiving our monthly newsletter by email. You will receive your newsletter at least a few days prior to the normal arrival rate for the hard-copy version. Also, if you are willing to forego the hardcopy altogether you will save our secretary time and our Local Section will save the expenses of photocopying and postage.
Please send an email to our Local Section secretary, Ron Supkowski (at firstname.lastname@example.org), to request your monthly newsletter via email. Please also let Ron know if you are willing to stop receiving the hard-copy of the newsletter. Thanks!