Call for Hobbs Award Nominations - Deadline July 31, 2018

Nominations are sought for the Marcus E. Hobbs service award, which was established in 1988 to recognize NC-ACS members who have made significant, long-term service contributions to the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society (NC-ACS). The award was named for Marcus E. Hobbs, Department of Chemistry, Duke University, a model member who worked closely with NC-ACS since serving as Chair in 1945. Past award winners can be found at the following website: https://sites.google.com/site/northcarolinaacs/home/LeadershipHistoryAndAwards/history/awards/marcus-hobbs-award
Please fill out the following form to submit a nomination.  To be considered for this year, nominations must be received by July 31.

Eno River Festival, July 4&7, Call for Volunteers

The North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society is returning to the Festival for the Eno River again in 2018! The Festival is an annual celebration of the Eno River and its ecosystem that this year will be held at West Point on the Eno Park on Wednesday the 4th and Saturday the 7th of July. The NCACS booth will focus on teaching the public the role of chemistry in the world around them including the environment and the states of matter. We are planning to feature a variety of activities including several chemistry demonstrations that will entertain and inform people about the role of chemistry in the world around them! We are seeking volunteers for the booth who are able to give their time to perform chemistry demonstrations on either day for a couple of hours. The festival runs from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm both days, but you do not have to stay for the entire day!

Why should you help?

  • Get involved with the local section and work towards the goal of sharing chemistry with the public
  • Volunteer alongside other professionals to expand your personal network
  • Educate old and young visitors and help to spread the word about the importance of chemistry
  • Free admission for the day is included when you volunteer, including all of the music, crafts, and fun!

To sign up to be a volunteer, fill out the online sign-up sheet at:  https://goo.gl/forms/dWYGrtWv8XXQ1haq2

Call for Volunteers - Various On-going Opportunities

NC-ACS has a variety of activities for which volunteers are needed! If you have interest in volunteering for any of these opportunities, please contact the NC-ACS Inbox, at ncamchemsoc@gmail.com, or attend an upcoming Executive Committee meeting (first Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm at First Flight Venture Center in RTP):

  • We are looking for people to serve as reporters for our TarHelium newsletter.  A reporter will assist the editor in generating new content for the TarHelium, which means submitting news items happening in the region that could be of interest, and/or generating new content.
  • Are you a social media guru, or would like to gain experience in using social media for marketing? We are seeking volunteers to foster NC-ACS's presence on social media: Facebook, LinkedIN, Twitter, etc.
  • Project SEED has about 20-25 boxes of old student files in the chem dept at NC State that need to be sorted. There are 3 things that eventually need to happen with the data in these files: 1) shred tax/confidential data, 2) scan the rest so that we just have an electronic copy of it, and 3) data entry of that data into our database.
  • New project initiatives: A potential new project that is being considered is centered around developing Wikipedia entries for chemical scientists and landmarks in our region. Or do you have your own idea that you'd like to implement?
  • Our Discussion Groups and Committees can always utilize more volunteers for planning and hosting activities! Our Education committee is particularly in need of more volunteers.