The Mid-Hudson Section of the American Chemical Society strives to encourage and advance the science and profession of chemistry in all its branches. Through our meetings, reports, papers, discussion, and publications, and by providing an opportunity for professional and social contacts among our members, we endeavor to promote scientific and professional interests and inquiry!
The Mid-Hudson ACS is looking for a volunteer to coordinate the US National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO). Coordinators for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) are volunteers appointed by ACS Local Sections to coordinate the USNCO program in each participating ACS Local Section. Only Coordinators are authorized to receive forms, order exams, and oversee the administration of Local Section Exams and National Exams. USNCO Coordinators must be appointed by their ACS local section chair. They must complete a participation form before all necessary deadlines. There is no requirement to be an ACS member. High school teachers can serve as coordinators as long as they do not offer paid tutoring to students (as addressed in the conflict of interest disclaimer during registration). We trust that high school teacher will remain objective and will not favor their own students. We also trust that they will keep all materials and information confidential from their own students. Coordinator tasks
Advertise and promote the Olympiad program in their local section
Contact high school teachers
Register schools and students for participation
Order exams, certificates, USNCO pins, etc.
Oversee the administration of Local Section and National Exams
Distribute test results
When agreeing to serve as a Chemistry Olympiad coordinator, you are required to disclose any perceived or real conflicts of interests to the USNCO Subcommittee of the ACS Society Committee on Education. Having a paid tutoring arrangement for the Chemistry Olympiad creates a real conflict of interest disqualifying your involvement from coordinating, administering, or preparing the Chemistry Olympiad exams. If you are interested, please contact Lynn Maelia at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chemistry Club at SUNY New Paltz is looking for ideas for outings that are chemistry, or at least science, related. They are looking for things like tours of manufacturing plants or other facilities/locations, learning about career/academic opportunities in chemistry/science, and are also open to visiting sites of historical significance in chemistry. They would like to keep travel time below 1.5 hours, one way, if possible. If any members of the Mid-Hudson section are currently employed in industry and could offer a site visit it would be greatly appreciated, and we are excited to hear suggestions of other activities.
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