Updated August 24, 2010
2010 NCW at Downtown SLC Public Library Scheduled for October 9th!
The annual NCW celebration sponsored by the Salt Lake Local section will be held at the Downtown Salt Lake City Library on Saturday October 9th between 11am and 3:30pm. This year's theme is "Behind the Scenes with Chemistry". Volunteers are always needed. If interested contact our NCW coordinator, Professor Robyn Hyde.
2010 Utah Award Banquet was held August 4, 2010
This year's Utah Award Banquet was held on August 4th at Aristos Greek restaurant in Salt Lake City. The 2009 Utah Award recipient was Professor Juliana Boerio-Goates from BYU and the Salt Lake Section High School Chemistry Teacher of the year was Dr. Stephanie Kawamura of the InTech Collegiate High School in Logan.
Workshop Announcement: Chemical Reactivity
The School of Medicine along with the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health will be holding a workshop entitled "Chemical Reactivity Hazards - Laboratory scale Recongnition and Control" on November 13, 2009. Details on the workshop and how to register can be found in this brochure .
Utah Award Banquet
On June 18 at the Annual Utah Award dinner was held at Thanksgiving Point. At this dinner, Alexander Boldyrev of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Utah State University was named the recipient of the 2008 Utah Award. Alexander was born in the Soviet Union and earned his M.S./B.Sc. degree from Novosibirsk University in 1974. Then, he went to work at the USSR Academy of Sciences, Institute of New Chemical Problems. Alexander received his doctorate at Moscow State University in 1978. In 1983 he moved to the Institute of Chemical Physics, the USSR Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He went on to earn a Habilitation degree at the USSR Academy of Sciences, where he rose through the ranks over the next 25 years to become a Leading Researcher. In 1990 he won a Humboldt Fellowship to work in Germany for two years. In 1992 he went to The University of Utah where he worked as a visiting faculty. He has been at Utah State University since 1999. Alexander has published 265 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Father James McHugh of Judge Memorial was also honored as the high school chemistry teacher of the year from the Salt Lake Section.
2008 National Chemistry Week Celebration a Success!
The 2008 NCW celebration was a success - the event attracted about 175 kids who participated in manyhands on science activities. See the Salt Lake Desseret News for photos of the event. Congratulations to Professor Robyn Hyde of Westminster College and all the volunteers for a great job!
2008 ACS National Elections
It is almost time again to let your voices be heard by voting in the ACS National Elections! Watch for information to arrive via mail the week of September 29th. You can also get information on the candidates and the procedure to cast your vote on the national ACS elections web page.
Spring 2009 National ACS Meeting & Exposition in Salt Lake City
In case you have not heard, the next National ACS Meeting and Exposition will be held in Salt Lake City! The dates of the meeting are March 22-26, 2009. Abstract submission deadlines vary by division, but most are in October. For details see the ACS national meeting web page.
Section is Finalist for Two ChemLuminary Awards
The section just recieved notice that it has been selected as a finalist for two of the ChemLuminary Awards that will be given at the Philadelphia ACS meeting in August - these selections are made based on the information in the section annual report. We are finalist for the ACS President's Award for Local Section Government Affairs and for the ACS Student Affiliates Chapter Interaction Award. Tom Richmond will attend the award ceremony and present a poster of our activities at this event.
2007 Utah Award Winner is Professor Henry White
Please join us in congratulating Professor Henry White of the University of Utah for being selected as the 50th recipient of the Utah Award (left photo). Also congratulations to the Salt Lake Section's chemistry high school teacher of the year, Ian McDonald of Murray High School (right photo).
Jeff Statler of Kearns HS Rocky Mountain Region Chemistry Teacher of the Year
Mr. Jeff Statler of Kearns High School has been chosen as the chemistry teacher of the year for the Rocky Mountain Region - he was presented with his award at a dinner at the joint Rocky Mountain and Northwest regional meeting hosted by the Central Utah Section in Park City June 15-18, 2008. Along with the award, Mr. Statler will become the region's nomination for the National High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year, an honor presented at the Spring ACS National Meeting.