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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 scienc...

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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
  • ...

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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
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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 If there are an...

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2018 First Quarter Seminar

Posted by Elena Platon on January 31, 2018 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Northern Oklahoma ACS chapter is pleased to announce the first quarter seminar scheduled for February 27th at at Sterling’s Grill in Bartlesville, OK. The invites speaker, Dr. William F. Carroll, will be presenting “Reese's Pieces: The Best of C&EN's "Newscripts" by Ken Reese”

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time: Social hour at 6:00PM, Dinner at 6:30PM.

Venue: Sterling’s Grill, 2905 E Frank Phillips Blvd, Bartlesville,...

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2018 Bartlesville District Science Fair - Volunteers are needed!

Posted by Elena Platon on January 10, 2018 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Science Fair Supporter,

We are seeking judges for the 2018 Bartlesville District Science Fair (BDSF)!

The 2018 BDSF will be hosted at the Phillips 66 Research Center on Friday evening, February 23 (Elementary Division), and Saturday morning, February 24 (Junior/Senior Division). We ask that judges arrive at the Research Forum Lecture Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 7:45 a.m. on Saturday. Judging typically finishes before 8:30 p.m. on Friday and before 11:30 a.m. on Saturday....

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2017 NOK ACS Achievements

Posted by Elena Platon on January 10, 2018 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

This year NOKACS have set up the NOKACS Science Grant. The grant will be administered through with the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) to support chemistry-based initiatives at Bartlesville public schools. Grants are awarded to projects that enhance the science instruction in a classroom and make science more engaging to the students. This year we received 5 grant requests and approved 3. The grant is aligned with the mission of the NOK Section to further science education in t...

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2018 Northern Oklahoma ACS Executive Committee - Election results

Posted by Elena Platon on December 12, 2017 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Following the local ACS election closed at the end of November, the opened positions; Chair-Elect and Secretary, were filled up by Chad Ellis and Raj Kailasam, respectively. They joined the rest of the team that includes Tom Upshaw (Treasurer), Mazi Sardashti (Councilor) and Joe Allison (Alternate Councilor). The new elected 2018 Northern Oklahoma ACS Executive Committee will be led by Matt Lundwall. Congratulations!

2017 National Chemistry Week

Posted by Elena Platon on November 13, 2017 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to the willingness and dedication of more than 70 volunteers from Phillips 66, ConocoPhillips, and Chevron Phillips companies, retirees and high school students, this year National Chemistry Week (NCW) was again a big success. From October 23rd to November 3rd, the 19 teams of volunteers visited 13 elementary schools from Bartlesville and surrounding areas and shared their knowledge and experience with more than 1350 students.

The NCW team thanks everyone for their...

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Q3 2017 Seminar - The Fracking Revolution: Environmental and Energy Implications

Posted by Elena Platon on October 13, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Dr. Paul Philp, Professor of Petroleum Geochemistry at the University of Oklahoma, gave an engaging seminar on hydraulic fracturing at the Tri County Technology Center on Oct 3rd. More than 60 local students and members of the community attended the seminar and enjoyed the pizza dinner. The seminar covered historical perspectives on hydraulic fracturing and common “talking points” discussed by both sides of the contentious subject.


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