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NOK ACS Science Grants

Posted by Elena Platon on July 25, 2017 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Northern Oklahoma ACS Members,

We have entered into a partnership with the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) to support chemistry-based initiatives at Bartlesville public schools! We hope that this synergistic relationship will lead to more visibility for the ACS and our funding programs. Last year the Foundation awarded over $125,000 to Bartlesville public schools. Please forward this information to anyone in education that you think may be interested in learning more. Additional details can be found on the page created Northern Oklahoma American Chemical Society Science Grants.

Also, our local section has other mechanisms to provide science-based grant opportunities to Northeast Oklahoma educators; just send an e-mail to [email protected].

STEM Initiatives at the University of Tulsa

Posted by Elena Platon on July 7, 2017 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Northern Oklahoma ACS proudly announces this joint event between the local ACS and AIChE sections. Dr. Jim Sorem is invited to the Phillips 66 Research Center to discuss STEM at The University of Tulsa (TU). Dr. Sorem has a PhD in mechanical engineering and was a Design Engineer/MAPICS Implementation Manager at GASO Pumps in Tulsa. He currently serves as the Dean of the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences at TU.

Following the talk there will be a pizza lunch provided with an opportunity to network with other members from ACS and AIChE. The details for the event are as follows:

Date: Thursday, July 27

Time: Seminar at 11 AM, Lunch/Networking at 12 PM

Location: Phillips 66 Research Center, Research Forum building, Lecture Hall

Cost: Free

For Non-PRC members of ACS and AIChE: Use the free visitor parking near the main entrance of Phillips 66 Research Center. The visitor parking is north of the Research Forum building, adjacent to US 60. After parking, the receptionist at the main entrance will let you in after buzzing the intercom and there will be signs to the Lecture Hall. (If you plan to attend, RSVP to the invitation and bring a form of identification the day of the event.)

Please RSVP by Friday, July 21 by e-mailing [email protected] or [email protected]

NOK-ACS Excellence in Chemistry Award

Posted by Elena Platon on June 23, 2017 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Henry Williams, the 2017 NOK-ACS Excellence in Chemistry Award recipient! Henry graduated with Honors from Bartlesville High School and was one of the students that qualified to take the National Exam for Chemistry Olympiad in 2016.

Every year, the Northern Oklahoma section of the American Chemical Society recognizes one of the local high school seniors for their achievements in chemistry, other sciences, math and all around academic performance. This award is presented during the Senior Award Ceremony, which is held every year in the second week of May at the Bartlesville High School’s Fine Arts Center. 

2017 Second Quarter Seminar

Posted by Elena Platon on April 28, 2017 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

On April 25th, Dr. Joe Vinson visited with members of our local section and gave a quite interesting seminar about the history of coffee from prehistoric times to present days. Who knew that coffeee comes in second place, after oil, as the second most valuable commodity and also in second place, after water, as the most consumed beverage in the world?





2017 Chemistry Olympiad

Posted by Elena Platon on April 24, 2017 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Every year, from January to March, Dr. Keith Lawson, member of the Northern Oklahoma ACS section, tutors 15-20 students from Honors Chemistry I and Chemistry II AP classes, to take the Chemistry Olympiad local exam.

Congratulations to James Martinez and Pranoy Behera, the local finalists that qualified to take the National Exam later in April.

Additional details are included in the ACS Chemistry Olympiad  school article: https://sites.google.com/a/bps-ok.org/website/home/news/acssponsorschemistryolympiad

Chemistry and Biochemistry of Coffee: A Healthy Beverage? by Dr. Joe Vinson

Posted by Elena Platon on April 4, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Northern Oklahoma ACS chapter is pleased to announce the second quarter seminar scheduled for April 25, 2017 in Bartlesville, OK. Our invited speaker is Dr. Joe Vinson, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Scranton, Northeastern Pennsylvania. His talk will examine the fascinating history of coffee from its beginnings in prehistoric time, interesting mythologies, and the reasons for its popularity in various cultures.

DATE: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

TIME: Social hour at 6:00PM, Dinner at 6:30PM, Seminar starts at 7:30PM

VENUE: Sterling's Grille, 2905 E Frank Phillips Blvd, Bartlesville, OK

COST: Free for ACS members, $10 for guests; Attending only the seminar is free.

Please Contact Us for any additional information.

62nd ACS Pentasectional meeting, March 24-25, 2017

Posted by Elena Platon on March 17, 2017 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Greetings from the Wichita Falls-Duncan Section of the ACS,

The 62nd ACS Pentasectional meeting is rapidly approaching and we are looking forward to hosting you next week. We thought we ought to provide an update as to the upcoming events.

The preliminary programs for both presentations and posters are attached to this e-mail. They can also be found at http://wfduncan.sites.acs.org/ and you will see a link to them there. Please let us know of any scheduling issues ([email protected]) you may have.

We have 45 oral presentations and a little over 60 poster presentations scheduled. At this point we have 150 people registered for the meeting so we are looking forward to having a very good meeting.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask Gary Buckley.

 

ACS Award Winners at the Bartlesville District Science Fair

Posted by Elena Platon on March 6, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2017 Bartlesville District Science Fair, hosted at the Phillips 66 Research Center on February 24-25, gathered around 300 students from Bartlesville and vicinities. Participation in the science fair is an excellent way to help students develop an understanding of the scientific process along with strengthening their communication skills.

Northern OK ACS awarded students in all three divisions:

  • Elementary Division - John Seo, How Does Salt Freeze Homemade Ice Cream?, Northeast Elementary School
  • Junior Division - Kendall Martin, Does Temperature Matter When Making Sugar Candie, Central Middle School
  • Senior Division - Carmen Collier, The Danger of Fertilizer: Aquatic Life, Bartlesville High School

Congratulations to these winners!

2017 First Quarter Seminar

Posted by Elena Platon on March 5, 2017 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

On February 21st, Northern Oklahoma ACS local section facilitated a well attended seminar with Dr. Mary Orna, Chemistry Professor at College of New Rochell. She talked about the use of Analytical Chemistry for the conservation and investigation of art pieces and about how much these methods helped to identify the techniques used to make these objects, to determine their content, and also to date them.

Dr. Kay Bjornen - 2017 Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award

Posted by Elena Platon on February 26, 2017 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

On February 21st, the Northern Oklahoma ACS section presented Dr. Kay Bjornen with the 2017 Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year Award.

Dr. Kay Bjornen worked for ConocoPhillips Co. and taught high school chemistry and AP chemistry. She played a critical role as the Chair of the Pentasectional Regional Meeting 2016 for the Northern Oklahoma Local Section. She serves on the board of the Bartlesville Public School Foundation and has been an active member of the local section through the NCW, Bartlesville District Science Fair and Energy Days for more than 10 years. Dr. Bjornen should be recognized for her continued dedication and ability to inspire the students in the community.



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