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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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Tour of UW Center for Dairy Research & Cheese Tasting

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Social Gathering on Thursday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m., Tour of UW Center for Dairy Research & Cheese Tasting: We are trying something new: a Summer Social Event. We hope you’ll give it a try. Our goal is to attract a wide audience, one that represents the breadth of our membership--from a research lab or industry, a business or a law office. Students, both graduate and undergraduate, are urged to attend as well as those from the academic community.

What: Tour the ...

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Now Offering Outreach Grants

Posted on June 19, 2017 at 10:50 AM

The Wisconsin Local Section Outreach Small Grant Program is open to all members of the Wisconsin Local Section of the ACS. The objective of the program is to enhance each applicant’s effectiveness in science outreach, generate enthusiasm for chemistry, and engage local K-12 students and teachers, communities, organizations, or politicians in exciting activities and in understanding relevance and applications of chemistry today. Long range goals are attracting students to chemistry and s...

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ACS Mini-Grant Programs: Deadlines Approaching!

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 11:50 AM

We are happy to pass along opportunities for two ACS mini-grant programs for local sections. Each has a deadline for application of May 31, 2017.

Science-Café Mini-Grant

If you are looking to plan an activity for your Local Section geared toward the general public, consider organizing a science café! Funding of up to $500 is available to local sections to host a single science café or ongoing science café series in their area. Science cafés p...

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March for Science Madison

Posted on April 22, 2017 at 5:20 PM

The March for Science, and the Local Section’s participation in it, was a success. Thanks for your support--it was good to have such a good turnout to represent our group. All of our signs were held high, and we could have used quite a few more! We will share more photos as we receive them on the Past Events page.

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