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Monday, October 22, 2018
Celebration of National Chemistry Week "Chemistry is Out of This World" - Hosted by Virginia Tech
5:30 PM — Social Time — Hahn Hall South Atrium
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM — Dinner in the HHS Atrium
7:00 PM — Lecture — Davidson Hall Room 281
The theme of National Chemistry Week for 2018 is "Chemistry is Out of This World." Our speaker will be Dr. Sarah B. Hiza, VP for Missile and Reentry Programs at Lockheed Martin.
The social time and the dinner will take place in Hahn Hall South Atrium. A barbecue buffet dinner (with vegetarian entree option) is offered by Professional Catering of Blacksburg. The dinner is $15.00, with students and retired ACS members at half price.
The lecture will be presented in nearby Davidson Hall Room 281. Reservations for the dinner must be made by Wednesday Oct 17, five days before the meeting, by contacting Paul Deck at 540- 231-3493, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The October meeting is generously supported by financial contributions from the Chemistry Department and the College of Science at Virginia Tech.
Congratulations to Mr. Titouan Dustin of EC Glass High School (Lynchburg, VA). He was one of nearly 16,000 U.S. students that participate in Local Chemistry Olympiad competitions. His next step is the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) exam to compete to be one of four students are chosen to represent the USA in the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). The USNCO program is a multi-tiered competition designed to stimulate and promote achievement in high school chemistry. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate young people to achieve excellence in chemistry. The American Chemical Society has sponsored the program since 1984.
Congratulations to Nicholas Harvey. He was the named the recipient of 2018 VBRS-ACS Award at the Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair held on March 2-3 at Radford University. His project was entitled "Self-Assembled TiO2/Polyelectrolyte Composite Films for Catalytic Photodegradation of Pollutants". Harvey is a student at Southwest Virginia Governor's School for Science, Mathematics, and Science where his work was sponsored by chemistry instructor Jared Brown.
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