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American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT)

Posted by Rahn, Jeffrey on October 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Last fall the ACS launched the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) which is dedicated to improving chemistry education and providing resources to K-12 chemistry and physical science teachers nationwide. If you are a K-12 chemistry teacher or know of one who would like to join the AACT, the local section will pay for a one year membership for up to 25 teachers.  Please contact Jeffrey A. Rahn ([email protected]) for more information.

Talk: The Progress and Challenges of Hanford Cleanup

Posted by Rahn, Jeffrey on October 22, 2015 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Ms. Erika Bronson will be giving a presentation, "The Progress and Challenges of Hanford Cleanup", on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:30 p.m. at the Spokane Pulbic Library (906 W. Main Ave.)  The abstract of her presentation is given below:

Abstract: The Hanford nuclear reservation in southeastern Washington – called the most contaminated site in North America – presents a paradox of massive contamination next to a river preserved in its natural state. The site borders the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River – made a National Monument because of the Reach’s pristine beauty. Understanding Hanford requires more knowledge than recent headlines about leaking radioactive waste tanks and missed deadlines. Ecology will cover some Hanford history and provide an update on the progress and challenges of the cleanup efforts with a particular focus on the complexities of treating 56 million gallons of mixed chemical and radioactive waste stored in Hanford’s 177 underground tanks.

There will be refreshments.


Local Students Win Chance to Qualify for Intl Chemistry Olympiad

Posted by Deborah on May 3, 2014 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The Inland Northwest Section of the American Chemical Society has announced the names of four outstanding high school chemistry students. The students took a national exam that may qualify them to become members of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad team that will compete in the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Hanoi, Vietnam, July 20 – 29, 2014.

The students are:

Dana Flerchinger, Gonzaga Preparatory School

Maloney Foster, Gonzaga Preparatory School

Jessica Oien, Joel E. Ferris High School

Pingbo Zhou, Joel E. Ferris High School

The IChO involves a series of theoretical exams, laboratory exercises, and other activities aimed at identifying the best chemistry students from participating nations around the world. The U.S. has participated in this event since 1984. In 2013, the U.S. team won two gold and two silver medals. A total of 291 students represented 73 countries at the 45th IChO, in Moscow, Russia.

The four local nominees are among over 1,200 nationwide that took a national qualifying exam in April 2014 to select finalists. Gonzaga Preparatory School sponsored the administration of the test. Twenty students will be identified and will undergo intensive training June 3 – 18 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The top four will be chosen to represent the U.S. in the 46th IChO competition.

Founded in 1876 and chartered by Congress, the American Chemical Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of chemistry in the public interest. The Inland Northwest Section is one of 187 across the nation serving more than 160,000 members.

 

Local High School Students Compete in 30th USNCO

Posted by Deborah on April 6, 2013 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

LOCAL STUDENTS WIN CHANCE TO QUALIFY FOR INTERNATIONAL CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD

The Inland Northwest Section of the American Chemical Society has announced the names of nine outstanding high school chemistry students. The students will take a national exam that may qualify them to become members of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad team that will compete in the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Moscow, Russia, July 15-24, 2013.

The students are:

Joseph Bell, North Central High School, Spokane Jesse Chamberlin, Curlew High School, Curlew Talia Donihue, Curlew High School, Curlew Jacob Frederick, Lewis and Clark High School, Spokane Elyssa Hanson, Joel E. Ferris High School, Spokane John Michels, Gonzaga Preparatory School, Spokane Julio Marco Pineda, Lewis and Clark High School, Spokane Ethan Reid, Joel E. Ferris High School, Spokane Benjamin Wright, Gonzaga Preparatory School, Spokane

The IChO involves a series of theoretical exams, laboratory exercises, and other activities aimed at identifying the best chemistry students from participating nations around the world. The U.S. has participated in this event since 1984. In 2012, the U.S. team won one gold and three silver medals. A total of 283 students represented 72 countries at the 44th IChO, in Washington, D.C.

The nine local nominees are among over 1,200 nationwide that will take a national qualifying exam April 11-15, 2013 to select finalists. Twenty students will be identified and will undergo intensive training June 4-19 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The top four will be chosen to represent the U.S. in the 45th IChO competition.

Founded in 1876 and chartered by Congress, the American Chemical Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of chemistry in the public interest. The Inland Northwest Section is one of 187 across the nation serving more than 160,000 members.

 

Election Results for Inland Northwest Section

Posted by Deborah on March 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The results for our section election 2013:

Dr. Stephen Warren, PhD, Chair

Mr. Steven Heinje, Chair-Elect

Dr. Tony Klutz, PhD,Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. Jeffrey A. Rahn, PhD, Councilor of the Inland Northwest Section

Travel Scholarships for Student Members

Posted by Deborah on February 22, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Travel scholarships are available for students to attend regional meetings, such as NORM, or national ACS meetings.

Please contact us or an officer for more details.


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