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New Website

Posted on May 30, 2018 at 4:50 PM

Our website has moved! Visit http://wisconsinacs.org/  for current postings from the Wisconsin ACS Local Section!

2018 March for Science

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 1:30 PM

The Wisconsin Section ACS has is pleased to announce that the 2018 March for Science will take place on Saturday, May 5th, from 3 -7 PM. Participants will meet at James Madison Park (614 E Gorham St, Madison) and march down Langdon Street to Library/State Street Mall, where the rally itself will occur. Speakers will be scheduled to address the crowd any time between approximately 4:15-5:30, and the organizers are expanding this year's event to include a science-based festival immediately foll...

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K-12 Outreach Grants Due May 1st

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Science K-12 teachers located within the Wisconsin ACS Local Section area can apply for $250-$1000 outreach grants! Proposal submission deadline is May 1, 2018.

For full details and a link to the  online application, visit our Outreach Grants page

Wisconsin Space Crystal Mission

Posted on March 9, 2018 at 4:00 PM

The WI Local Section is one of the co-sponsors of the WI Crystal Growing Contest. In 2017 the four contest winners went on to work with CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) to design a crystallization experiment to be conducted aboard the International Space Station in April 2018. Their challenges included: Do crystals grown in space differ from the ones grown on Earth? Do compounds crystallize differently in space? What hardware does one use to conduct a crystallization exp...

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Three Teachers Win BCCE Scholarship

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 2:55 PM

Three Wisconsin high school teachers in the ACS Wisconsin Local Section are recipients of scholarships of up to $500 each to attend the 2018 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education.The BCCE will be held July 29 through August 2 at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

The scholarship recipients are:

Stacey Balbach, STEM Lead Te...

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2018 Illustrated Poem Contest for Earth Week

Posted on February 22, 2018 at 2:35 PM

Celebrate Earth Week! Earth Week is April 22 - 28 this year. The Wisconsin Section of the American Chemical Society invites you and your fellow teachers to participate in Chemists Celebrate Earth Week.

Student Poetry Contest: Your ACS Local Section is sponsoring an illustrated poem contest related to the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week theme, Dive into Marine Chemistry. Would you and/or other teachers you know be interested? If so, encourage your students to submit an illust...

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Participate in the National Chemistry Olympiad

Posted on February 3, 2018 at 12:20 AM

Highschool teachers - consider encouraging your students to participate in the National Chemistry Olympiad! 

When: Friday, March 9, 2018; Exam begins 4:45pm, Pizza and demonstration at 6:15pm, ending at 7pm

Where: UW-Madison Chemistry Building (Room TBA)

RSVP: Email Matt Bowman ([email protected]) by March 5th, 2018

Registration is free and the event is sponsored by the ACS Wisconsin Local Section. The 90 min exam, which comprises 60 q...

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Reminder for All High School Chemistry Teachers: Grants for Summer Conference

Posted on January 22, 2018 at 5:10 PM

The deadline is approaching…

All chemistry teachers in these 10 Wisconsin counties - Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Green Lake,

Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Marquette, and Sauk - are eligible to apply for up to $500 support to attend this

summer’s Biennial Conference on Chemical Education. You don’t have to be a member of ACS to apply!

Who: Chemistry teachers in one of the 10 Wisconsin counties in the ACS Wisconsin Local Section


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Wisconsin Crystal Growing Contest Registration Now Open

Posted on January 4, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Registration for the fifth state-wide Wisconsin Crystal Growing Contest is now open! The competition will take place in March-May 2018. Registration ends Feburary 20th. Register here!

This is a free-to-enter contest for highschool, middle school, and home-schooled students ages 11-18, and science teachers. It is an exciting scientific competition as well as a fun, hands-on experience in science classes....

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Special Opportunity for High School Chemistry Teachers

Posted on December 22, 2017 at 3:35 PM

Would you like a grant of up to $500 to attend a chemistry education conference next summer?

The 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) will be held at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana from July 29 to August 2, 2018. The Wisconsin Section of the American Chemical Society will sponsor two high school teachers to attend the conference. Details about how to apply are attached to this email.

The deadline for applications is February 9, 2018, so act no...

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