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NEWS
 
NESACS Candidates for 2019 Election

Chair:
Raj Rajur
   
     
Secretary:
Michael Singer
     
Trustee:
Dorothy Phillips
     
Director-at-Large (2 positions):
Mark Tebbe
David Harris
  Mike Filosa
   
Nominating Committee (2 positions):
Josh Sacher
  Brian D’Amico
  Elizabeth Draganova
   
Richards Award Committee (2 positions):
Mary Jane Shultz
  Mingdi Yan
   
 
Councilor (5)/Alternate Councilor (5):
Jens Breffke
Kap-Sun Yeung
Sofia Santos
Sonja Strah-Pleynet
Hicham Fenniri
Tom Gilbert
Mary Jane Shultz
Michael Singer
Lisa Marcaurelle
Lee Johnson
Mary Mahaney
Malika Jeffries-EL
 
Esselen Award Committee (2 positions):
Karen Allen
  Katherine Mirica
   
 
Petition Candidates: “Any group comprising 2 per cent or more of the Northeastern Section (136 members) may nominate candidates…” See NESACS hanbook for details.

Win your own Sidney
Harris original cartoon!

A contest will be held in which ACS members only can submit “one original cartoon caption” of 35 words or less. Cartoonist Sidney Harris will draw a cartoon based on the winning caption. The grand prize winner will receive the original cartoon based on the winning caption. The runner-up will receive a personally autographed copy of one of Harris's most famous cartoons chosen by Harris.

Deadline is April 1, 2019.
For more information and the official entry form, go to: http://acshist.scs.illinois.edu/index.php


Volunteering with the United States Pharmacopeia
By Chris Moreton, FinnBrit Consulting
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is one of three sets of official standards recognized under the US Food Drug and Cosmetic Act; the other two are the National Formulary (NF) and the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States. The USP is published by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc. (also called USP), headquartered in Rockville, MD. The current CEO of USP is Dr. Ron Piervincenzi. USP has a permanent staff and laboratories at its headquarters in Rockville, MD and satellite laboratories in China, India and Brazil. It also has further satellite office in Switzerland, Brazil and Ghana and it recently expanded its presence to Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nigeria and the Philippines. USP’s work is supported by a network of Expert Committees and Expert Panels staffed by volunteer experts. I have been a volunteer with USP since the year 2000.
The USP was first published in 1820. This makes it one of the oldest of the modern pharmacopeias. Originally, it was revised every 10 years. The first Committee of Revision was established in 1830. Later, it was revised every five years, and the USP continues to operate on a five-year Revision Cycle. However, the book is now revised and re-issued annually with two supplements per year. This change in the revision schedules reflects the increasing number, range and complexity of pharmaceutical products, the ever-increasing sophistication of drug substances, and the need for better specifications and control methods for modern medicines.
More infomation and How to Volunteer ...

 
Invitation for the CCEW event at the MoS, Boston: Saturday April 13, 2019
 
The NESACS and MoS will be celebrating Chemists Celebrate Earth Week at the Blue Wing of MoS on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 11.00 am - 3.00 pm. The event starts at 9.00 am with the training session.
The theme for Chemists Celebrate Earth Week event this year is Paper “Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper”. We encourage teams to bring their own activities related to the current theme. If you don’t have one, please mention it on the sign-up sheet. We can provide you with activities. Looking forward to having science at the fun-filled STEM outreach event. After this event, the science educators can enjoy the Cambridge Science Festival happening in the same area.
Here is the Schedule:    
  Arrival/Training   9:00 – 10:30am
  1st shift activities   10:30am – 1:00pm (includes set-up time)
  2nd shift activities:   12:30pm – 3:30pm (includes clean-up time)
Please complete the online form by Feb 15, 2019 (Friday). This would greatly assist the organizers with ordering t-shirts for our science educators (volunteers).
Please complete the online form by Feb 15, 2019 (Friday). This would greatly assist the organizers with ordering t-shirts for our science educators (volunteers).
SIGN UP GOOGLE FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/9gDDJIrynonR1JfO2

Please enter the Name of your Institution, Title of your activity, Name & e-mail of the contact person from your Institute, names of all the science educators from your Institute, number of t-shirts (+ t-shirt sizes) for your team members at the above link.

We request the team leader from your institution to e-mail the organizers (Jay: jranga@salemstate.edu, David: dsittenfeld@mos.org & Emily: ehostetler@mos.org) the following information by March 1, 2019 (Friday).
  (a) Title of your activity
  (b) Abstract
  (c) List of chemicals to be used for the planned activity
We hope to have as many activities as possible at the Earth Day Event. All the science educators will receive an Earth Day t-shirt.  As always, thanks for your commitment and enthusiasm.

Dr. Ranga

On behalf of Salem State University, NESACS, and MoS
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NESACS members win 2019 ACS Awards
The ACS has announced the winners of the 2019 awards, which will be presented at the ceremony on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in conjunction with the 257th ACS National Meeting in Orlando.  The following NESACS members will be honored for their achievements:
  • ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry, sponsored by ExxonMobil Chemical, Timothy M. Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Roger Adams Award in Organic Chemistry, sponsored by Organic Reactions Inc. and Organic Syntheses Inc., Stephen L. Buchwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards, sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund, Jeremiah Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success, sponsored by the Kathryn C. Hach Award Fund, John N. Driscoll, PID Analyzers.
  • Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry, sponsored by Avantor Performance Materials, Bryan M. Hunter (student), Rowland Institute at Harvard, Harvard University, and Harry B. Gray (preceptor), California Institute of Technology.
See the complete list of recipients here

 
 
Lab Safety Short Courses

A new Massachusetts law effective Feb. 1, 2019 will require all public employees to adhere to OSHA safety standards. LSI's courses include OSHA compliance and are designed to help administrators and school teachers to be in adherence with the new law.

We offer the following one and two-day programs for school teachers:
 

Natick, MA Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course 12/11/18 ($199 teacher pricing) *CONFIRMED*

Course description: LSI’s Safety in the Laboratory Two-Day Course provides an in-depth look at the fundamentals of lab safety and effective lab safety programs. You will learn to identify and manage common laboratory hazards; many of which you may never have considered. Using a “real world” approach to safety issues in the laboratory, our seasoned instructors will illustrate how to reduce the likelihood of injury, illness, accidents and lawsuits while providing you with simple, inexpensive (even free) things that you can do to have an even better safety program. Registrants are encouraged to bring their problem descriptions, accident accounts and safety program materials for review and discussion.
December 11 & 12, 2018
192 Worcester StNatickMassachusetts01760
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our scholarships allow K-12 teachers to attend for $199 (Valid K12 ID, verification code, and verification of emlpoyment requiired)

How to Comply With MA’s New OSHA Regulations 12/14/18 ($99 teacher pricing) *CONFIRMED*

On March 9, 2018, Governor Baker signed a bill updating M.G.L. chapter 149§6½, requiring all public sector employers to meet the minimum requirements provided under OSHA to reduce work-related injury and illness.

In short, all public employers, which includes MA public schools, are required to be compliant with OSHA safety standards by February 1, 2019.

The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) has created a detailed one-day short course to help navigate and understand the new responsibilities and requirements of Massachusetts STEM educators in the public sector.

How to Comply with MA’s New OSHA Regulations will address:

  • The OSHA lab standard and additional lab regulations
  • The chemical hygiene officer’s responsibilities
  • Chemical hygiene plan development and implementation
  • Chemical hazards and control methods
  • …and more
Download full course schedule (PDF)

In addition to the listed topics, the course will also go further and discuss what the chemical hygiene officer’s responsibilities include beyond the OSHA lab standard, while also providing numerous resources to assist and guide them with the new requirements.

The course is created to encourage discussion, with scheduled discussion time and Q & A periodically throughout the day. This is to ensure that all attendees have the opportunity to have all of their questions and concerns addressed.

The course is offered at our classroom in Natick, MA and also available via webinar.

December 14, 2018
192 Worcester StNatickMassachusetts0176
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our scholarships allow K-12 teachers to attend for $199

Natick, MA Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course 1/8/19 ($149 teacher pricing) *CONFIRMED*

Course description: Drawing on 40 years of experience, our Two-Day Lab Safety Short Course digs deep into fundamentals of what makes an effective lab safety program, arresting attention with eye–opening stories you won’t forget. You will learn to identify and manage common laboratory hazards, many of which you may never have considered. Our “real-world” approach to lab safety provides industry-tested best practices to reduce the likelihood of injury, illness, accidents (and resulting lawsuits). Bring your problem descriptions, accident accounts and safety program materials for review and discussion. You will walk away with an actionable list of simple, inexpensive (even free) things that you can do to have an even better safety program.
January 8 & 9, 2019
192 Worcester StNatickMassachusetts0176
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our scholarships allow K-12 teachers to attend for $149

 

THE COMMITTEE ON CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS WANTS YOUR FEEDBACK

Visit our page on ACS Network:
https://communities.acs.org/groups/chemical-abstracts-service-committee
or Contact Michael Filosa with any suggestions at
filosam@verizon.net
 

 
American Chemical Society
254th ACS National Meeting
Washington, District of Columbia
August 20-24, 2017
Councilor Talking Points; Summary of Governance Issues and Actions
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Historical Notes
James Edward Phillips Robert L. Lichter Sandra Enrica Russo-Rodriguez
Edward C. (Ted) Taylor William Klemperer Marietta Schwartz
Jean-Pierre Anselme Karen L. Piper Christine Jaworek-Lopes
Vivian Walworth Daniel J. Sandman Arthur Obermayer
Benedict Gallo Haig Markarian Edwin Emerson Morse
John J. Giuffrida Claude Spencer Tommy Menino
David O. Ham Norman J. Hochella Bernard Siegal
Clarence Grant Leon Mir