Date: September 25, 2014
Place: Union University Carl Grant Events Center (http://www.uu.edu/about/map/
Presentation: Small Molecule Organic Dye Synthesis and Design for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Speaker: Dr. Jared Delcamp, Ole Miss
Times: Dinner at 6 pm, Presentation at 7 pm
Menu: Pecan crusted chicken or Baked Penne with marinara; garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans; salad; chocolate cake or apple cobbler
For the second year in a row the Kentucky Lake Local Section wins the Outstanding Local Section for a Small Sized Section. Repeats are rare. Our sister local section, which also sits on the Tennessee - Kentucky state line won the Outstanding Local Section for their size. Two winners from the same area - another rare event. Congratulations Nashville Local Section. Awards were given August 11 at the Fall ACS National Meeting in San Francisco.
CCED is a community-based annual event that takes place on or around April 22 each year. CCED unites ACS local sections, businesses, schools, and individuals in communicating the positive role of chemistry and raising environmental awareness. As part of the CCED 2014 celebration, students from grades K-12 were invited to share their interpretation of this year's theme, “The Wonders of Water”, in the form of illustrated poems. Winners at the local section level qualified for the national contest. At the national level, first- and second-place prizes were awarded in four categories. Two winners from Kentucky Lake won at the national level! Thank you to all schools and local sections that participated.
K-2 2nd place Daniel Crouse, 1st Grade, Concord Elementary School
9-12 2nd place Kaitlyn Steward, 12th Grade, Union County High School
Ø Interested in running for office and making your mark on KLS? We need you! Nominations for Chair Elect to serve the section in 2015 are due to Rachel Allenbaugh by September 20th. (email@example.com)
Ø The Awards Committee is seeking nominations for section awards to be awarded at the November meeting. Awards include the Howard Huyck Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher Award, Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award, and Outstanding Professional Member Award. Download the 2014 Nomination form from the KLS website. All nominations will be due in early October.
Ø Interactive Web-based Poster Symposium sponsored by the KLS-ACS Global Innovations Grant is accepting abstracts and posters. Undergraduate and graduate Students (MS/PhD) posters will be judged during the ACS National Chemistry Week () for awards. Go to http://kentuckylakeacs-gig.org for details.
Ø Mark your calendars: National Chemistry Week is . This year’s theme is “The Sweet Side of Chemistry- Candy”. Join us for our annual celebration and chemistry demo show at UT Martin on Thursday October 23rd.
I hope you enjoyed the August meeting in Murray, KY where we dined on delicious Gyro meat. It was an inspiration to recognize KLS members with 50 and 60 years of ACS service! This month’s meeting will put forth some very interesting chemistry featuring organic dye synthesis and solar-to-electric conversion technology as we gain insight on global energy demand. We have great things happening in the section, so come and see what you can become involved in. Please see next page for details. Enjoy the nice weather and we hope to see you in Jackson!
~Bommanna Loganathan, Chair