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2018 NOK ACS Excellence in Chemistry Award

Posted by Elena Platon on May 25, 2018 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Please join us in congratulating James Martinez of Bartlesville High School as the recipient of the Excellence in Chemistry Award in 2018.

This year’s Excellence in Chemistry Award was presented on May 18th during the Bartlesville High School Senior Awards Ceremony. James had participated in the Chemistry Olympiads and qualified for the National competition. He has also has won several awards in the local and state Science Fair competitions and taken a number honors science and math classes. The awards ceremony was well attended by over 400 seniors, teachers and parents. About 40 categories of awards were given to over 100 students during the event. The awards covered a wide range of topics from a number of local businesses and organizations. Northern Oklahoma ACS Councilor, Mazi Sardashti, presented the Excellence in Chemistry award on behalf of the ACS.

2018 Chemistry Olympiads

Posted by Elena Platon on May 25, 2018 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Northern Oklahoma ACS would like to thank all of the students and volunteers who participated in the 2018 Chemistry Olympiads. We had the an excellent turn-out this year, with 17 students taking the exam. Special thanks to Keith Lawson, Gary Layman, Joel Martin and PK Das for making this possible.

The awards dinner was held at Montana Mikes in Bartlesville on May 2nd:

  • Sohaib Ali, Top Performer
  • Liza Williams, Runner up
  • Elena Fries, Top Sophomore
  • Meagan Landers, Runner up Sophomore

Congratulations to these students!

ACS award winners at the Bartlesville District Science Fair

Posted by Elena Platon on March 16, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2018 Bartlesville District Science Fair, hosted at the Phillips 66 Research Center on February 23-24, gathered around 300 students from Bartlesville and vicinities. Our 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.

The Northern Oklahoma section of the ACS presented awards to students in all three divisions:

  • Elementary division - John Lawson “Acid Based Indicators, Color Changers”
  • Junior division – Claire Osburn “How Much Energy is Stored in Different Types of Food”
  • Senior division – Claire Chipinda and Kianna Shaw “Homemade pH Indicators”

Congratulations to these winners!

63rd Annual Oklahoma ACS Pentasectional Meeting

Posted by Elena Platon on February 19, 2018 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear all,

The 2018 Pentasectional will be held on April 21st at The University of Tulsa. I have attached a Call for Abstracts to be distributed to officers, members, and colleges/universities throughout your section. An abstract template (in WordDoc format), link to registration website, and additional information can be found on https://gabriel-leblanc.wixsite.com/2018pentasectional. If there are any questions, feel free to contact me or Gabriel LeBlanc.

Thanks for your time,

Angus Lamar 

2017 Northern Oklahoma Technician of the Year

Posted by Elena Platon on August 28, 2017 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Northern Oklahoma ACS members,

It is with great pleasure that we announce Nathan Freeman (Phillips 66) as the 2017 NOKACS Technician of the Year. 

The NOKACS Technician of the Year Award honors excellence and professionalism among technicians, operators, analysts, and other applied chemical technology professionals within the Northern Oklahoma Local Section. The nominations received are judged based on technical achievements, leadership, mentoring, communications/publications, awards, community outreach, contributions to quality, safety, and other initiatives.  

Nathan will be recognized during an afternoon award ceremony scheduled later this fall at the Phillips 66 Research Center. These details will be communicated at a later date.

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. 

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!

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.


2016 Kang Yang Scholar

Posted by Natalie Rebacz on May 6, 2016 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Laura Kleinmann for winning the Kang Yang College Scholarship. The Kang Yang award is given to a single Ponca City High School senior each year. The criteria include majoring in a hard science discipline and academic achievement in high school. 

Dr. Kristi Fjare, past Councilor of Northern Oklahoma, presents the Kang Yang Certificate to Laura Kleinman.  

Bartlesville Students Qualify to take Chemistry Olympiad National Exam

Posted by Natalie Rebacz on April 21, 2016 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

From January until spring break, Northern Oklahoma ACS member Dr. Keith Lawson trained a core group of about 20 Honors Chemistry I and Chemistry II AP students to take the Chemistry Olympiad Exam. The local exam, administered shortly after spring break, consisted of 60 multiple choice questions. Congratulations to juniors Palak Sharma and Russell Drummond, and sophomore Marisol Aranda for taking second place in the local exam. Congratulations to junior Henry Williams and sophomore Kayla Hoelscher for their top scores, which qualified them to take the National Exam. The National Exam consisted of 60 multiple choice questions plus two laboratory experiments.