Southwest Georgia Local Section

Sponsors

We value the support of Optima Chemical, our partner in building great communities, and a major sponsor recognizing outstanding chemistry students in the region. 

Awards

"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

 

Meetings

Please select Upcoming Events for detail information.

 

Thank you

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.

 

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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. 

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 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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Education & Outreach

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@ScienceSaturdayChemistryatVSU

 

Science Saturday: Solving Mysteries through Chemistry - October 29, 2016

VALDOSTA — The College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Chemistry at Valdosta State University will present Science Saturday: Solving Mysteries through Chemistry from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 29 in the Hugh C. Bailey Science Center.

Science Saturday: Solving Mysteries through Chemistry is ideal for students in the middle grades. However, all ages are invited to take advantage of this fun-filled and educational opportunity, which will include such activities acting as investigators to solve mysterious cases like a break-in of a solar cell factory, identifying suspicious powders and liquids, and extracting your own DNA.   

Science Saturday activities are free of charge and open to the public. 

 

Past Events:

Movie: Madame Curie - Nov 11, 2011

  

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”

http://www.chemistry2011.org/ 

 

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. 

Volunteer Call

 

  • One of the important events for the Fall will be the celebration of the section’s 30 year anniversary, with the presence of ACS president Nancy Jackson. If you would like to collaborate on the organization of the event please contact Linda de la Garza at ldelagarza@valdosta.edu

  • The Section is looking for a CCED coordinator.The Earth Day coordinator will help with events/outreach activities to celebrate Earth Day – please visit http://www.acs.org/ and search Chemists Celebrate Earth Day for more information. Contact ldelagarza@valdosta.edu ASAP to sign up!  

 

 

Training opportunity 

Learning to Lead - Sep 27, 2011 (click here)

 

A professional workshop will be offered to our members in the fall. Please forward to ldelagarza@valdosta.edu 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 fndunham@valdosta.edu