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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 (bowman@chem.wisc.edu) 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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2018 Outreach Volunteer Award Nominations Due 11/30

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Final Call: November 30 Deadline!

It’s time for nominations for the 2018 Outreach Volunteer Award. Submit the name of the individual or group as well as supporting information for evaluation by the chair, Arun Yethiraj (yethiraj@chem.wisc.edu) by or before the November 30 deadline. The nomination that is selected will be sent to ACS Headquarters. More information about these awards is at

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Election of 2018 Officers: Results

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Online ballots for officers were due from members on November 15. Results are listed below:

Chair-Elect 2018: John W. Moore

Treasurer 2018: Ilia Guzei

Secretary 2018: Cheri Barta

Councilor 2081-2020: Scott Wildman

Alternate Councilor 2018-2020: Nick Rossi

Poem Contest Winners and Local Officer Voting

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 11:30 AM

2017 Illustrated Poem Contest

The 2017 ACS National Chemistry Week Illustrated Poem Contest entries have been and judged. The names of the winners, their schools, and teacher’s names are below. Prizes and certificates have been sent to the winners. The winning entries were forwarded to the national competition at ACS Headquarters in DC. 


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Local Election Voting Now Open

Posted on November 3, 2017 at 4:50 PM

It’s time to VOTE!

The 2018 Wisconsin ACS Local Section election is now open: all Local Section members should have received an email ballot on Wednesday, November 1. There are five positions available for voting (Chair/Chair Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Councilor and Alternate Councilor).

  • Your email ballot has a link to information about each candidate.
  • The email also has complete information about the unique link that will access your individualized ballot. No...
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Annual Banquet

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Thursday November 9th, 2017 

Imperial Garden Chinese Restaurant -  2039 Allen Boulevard

6:00 Social Hour: Wine/beer/soft drinks and Hors d’oeuvres (complimentary)

7:00 Dinner (no MSG used)

After-dinner Program

  • Presentatio...
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NCW Participation for Teachers

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 3:35 PM

National Chemistry Week is October 22–28 this year. The Wisconsin Section of the American Chemical Society invites teachers in Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Lafayette, Marquette, Sauk counties to participate!

We are running an illustrated poem contest related to the National Chemistry Week theme, Chemistry Rocks! Would you and/or other teachers you know be interested? If so, encourage your students (and ask other teachers to encourage their students) ...

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