Activities/Events

April 2018

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  • Deadline for Midland Section ACS Spring Awards
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  • ACS Board meeting
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  • April 14 – Deadline for submissions to the CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Entry forms are available from Gina Malczewski (reginamalczewski@gmail.com). See details and contest rules on page 6 of this newsletter.
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  • April 15 – Application deadline for MSU St. Andrews Summer Internship programs. Programs are paid internships for high school juniors (fall 2018 seniors), and include STEM and STEAM programs. See details on pages 10–13 of this newsletter. See additional information at http://research.msu.edu/internship-application-2018/. Contact Melanie Kauffman at kauffm59@msu.edu for questions.
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  • From Red Tides to Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning: Exploring the Chemical Diversity of Marine Toxins
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  • judging of ACS Earth Day Illustrated poem entries
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  • April 20 – RSVP Deadline for ACS Spring Awards Recognition Banquet, to be held May 2. See RSVP details on page 15 of this newsletter. Contact: Diana Deese at dkdeese@dow.com or 989-636-9915.
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  • Earth Day Expo 2018
  • Guarding the Great Lakes: The Science of Spill Response
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  • 7:30 PM) – Reception, program, and networking event featuring Congressman John Moolenaar, speaking on the topic An Overview of the Congressional Chemistry Caucus: Where Chemistry and Policy Meet, H Hotel, Midland. 5:30 – 6:00 PM, reception; 6:00 – 7:00 PM, program; 7:00 – 7:30 PM, networking. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. RSVP is available here or at http://www.midlandacs.org Sign Up. Registration fee is $5.00; students with valid ID will be refunded. Event attendance is limited to the first 100 people registered. For more information or questions, please contact Amanda Palumbo at amanda.palumbo@dow.com.
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  • MMAIChE sponsored lecture, Open Topic (TBD).
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Overview

Please visit specific tabs for event descriptions, check the newsletter for the latest information, and review the calendar for dates. Typically in a given year, the Midland Section sponsors the following:

  • Board meetings (usually monthly except perhaps during the summer) to which the public is invited
  • Kids Day at the Midland Mall (January: Kids and Chemistry)
  • Teacher workshops at Michigan Science Teacher Association and/or Pittcon (March)
  • Earth Day Expo (April, usually at the Midland Center for the Arts)
  • Chemistry Olympiad (Spring)
  • Awards Banquet (April or May)
  • MMTG summer picnic or Loons game (June)
  • River Days (Midland Tridge; July)
  • ACS Day at the Midland Fair (August)
  • Sci-Fest (often held with the Fall Scientific Meeting, sometime Sept-Nov)
  • Fall Scientific Meeting (Sept-Nov)
  • MMTG’s Adopt-a-Family or Shelterhouse donation/demos (December)

In addition, there are numerous visits to classrooms preformed by professionals who participate in “Science Coaches” with a specific teacher, and activities like “SPARK” with Hemmeter school or “New Cultures Create Education” with St. Thomas Acquinas in which we participate by invitation.