We value the support of Optima Chemical, our partner in building great communities, and a major sponsor recognizing outstanding chemistry students in the region.
"Southwest Georgia Local Section ACS and Optima Chemical Award" and it is given to the outstanding students in chemistry (selected by each of the colleges served by the section according to their own process). These names are requested to the colleges in the beginning of the Spring semester. Students are awarded a plaque (sponsored by our section) and a money gift card (sponsored by Optima Chemical).
Please join us to congratulate these outstanding students, this year recipients are:
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Chance A. Anderson,
Albany State University, Courtney Seay
Andrew College, No nomination
Bainbridge College, Whitney Poppell
Darton College, Ngoc-Lan “Nancy” Nguyen
Georgia Southwestern University, Leslie S Peacock
South Georgia College, Jesse Carter
Thomas University, -- No nomination
Valdosta State University, Frankie Stackhouse
The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society thanks the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Southwester University for hosting our last meeting of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 on December 5, 2011. 20 members and 16 nonmembers attended the seminar "At the Interface of Alzheimer's Disease and Intelligent Materials" presented by Dr. David Lynn from Emory University.
The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society thanks the Department of Chemistry at Valdosta State University for their organization at hosting the 30 Year Charter Anniversary Dinner and Outstanding Service awards presentation on September 22, 2011. 34 members and 10 nonmembers attended the seminar on The State of Chemistry in the International Year of Chemistry by speaker 2011 ACS President Dr. Nancy Jackson. The dedication of long-time service members was praised and in this occasion the Outstanding Service of Luz R. Marti, Jack Steele, and Optima Chemical Group represented by Jagvir Singh were specially recognized.
The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society thanks Optima Chemical for their partnership in celebrating the outstanding students in our section and for the organization of the dinner on Thursday April 21st, 2011. 12 members and 23 nonmembers attended the award ceremony and the seminar on recycling of plastics presented by speaker Dr. William Carrol.
The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society thanks the Department of Chemistry at Valdosta State University for their organization at hosting our last meeting on March 31st, 2011. 11 members and 3 nonmembers attended the seminar on synthesis of diamond presented by speaker Dr. Chao Liu.
The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society thanks the Department of Natural Sciences at Albany State University for their organization at hosting our last meeting on March 3rd, 2011. 10 members and 8 nonmembers attended the seminar on safe drinking water management presented by speaker Lisa Blount.
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Science Saturday: Solving Mysteries through Chemistry - October 29, 2016
Science Saturday activities are free of charge and open to the public.
The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society has organized a kick-off for the International Year of Chemistry 2011 Celebrations with a morning of hands-on-activities for students of all ages and their families. The event done is in collaboration with the Chemistry Department and the College of Arts and Sciences of Valdosta State University.
At this event the winners of the National Chemistry Week Poster Contest “Chemistry behind the movies” celebrated on October 21, 2010 will be recognized, join us to applaud the effort of:
In the 3rd-5th grade category:
Prerana Kumar (first place), Sumter County Elementary School, Americus, GA
Teacher: Pushpa S. Rajan
Jared Thompson (second place), New Beginning Christian School, Albany, GA
Teacher: Ken Hillman
In the 6th-8th grade category:
Morgan Manning (first place), St John School, Valdosta, GA
Teacher: Arlene Manning
Erin Manning (second place), St John School, Valdosta, GA
Teacher: Arlene Manning
In the 9th-12th grade category:
Antoinette Stephens (first place), Americus Sumter County High School, Americus, GA
Teacher: Pushpa S. Rajan
Olivia Segundo (second place), Lowndes High School, Valdosta, GA
Teacher: Linda J Wood
Thank you to the students who participated and thank you to their parents and teachers for encouraging creative expression in the exploration of chemistry.
“Chemistry- our life, our future”
The Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society thanks all volunteers, members, faculty, and students who made possible the IYC Celebration on Saturday Feb 12, 2011. It was a great success with about 250 children attending with their parents.
Learning to Lead - Sep 27, 2011 (click here)
A professional workshop will be offered to our members in the fall. Please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org any topic of interest (leadership, self-confidence, communication, etc.).
If you have anything that you or your company would like to announce to all the Southwest Georgia ACS members please feel free to send your announcement to Frederique Dunham at email@example.com