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The 2019 DOC SURF Awardees

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The Division of Organic Chemistry (DOC) congratulates the twelve 2019 DOC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) awardees and gratefully acknowledges the generous sponsors (listed below). With the help of our sponsors, the DOC has granted 118 Research Fellowships since the awards inception in 2009. See all the Awardees. The winners are: 2019 Awardeees Yotam Ashkenazi …

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A Welcome Message from the Organic Division Chair

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Welcome to the virtual front porch of the Division of Organic Chemistry, which is your entryway to useful information about the division and the ACS as well as numerous resources of interest to our members. The year 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting one for the DOC, starting with the 2019 National Organic …

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ACS New Faculty Workshop

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A workshop specifically designed for newly-hired and early career chemistry faculty will be held August 1-3 in Washington, D.C. This workshop will focus on developing and implementing evidence-based teaching practices in the classroom. Additional topics discussed include integrating teaching and research, student mentoring, effective time management, laboratory safety, and grantsmanship/funding. New assistant professors about to …

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2019 Edward Leete Award – Call for Nominations

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The Leete Award recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and research in Organic Chemistry. Nominees must be members of the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society who have made outstanding contributions to both teaching and research. Teaching should be considered in the broadest sense, including of professional chemists, the dissemination of information about chemistry to prospective …

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ACS Meeting-Orlando Technical Program

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The Organic Division is set to provide its technical program at the ACS National Meeting in Orlando (March 31–April 4). The program includes about 700 technical presentations. The ORGN Technical program talks will be in the Orange County Convention Center (Rooms W230A, W230B & W230C; and West Hall F3 & F4). Poster Sessions will be …

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The Organic Division’s Presence on LinkedIn and Social Media

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After several years of trying to manage a discussion group on LinkedIn, we have determined that the group was not helping us reach our members nor the Organic Chemistry Community because marketers and others had overtaken the site and our own postings were getting lost and a great deal of irrelevant content was being posted …

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GRS Nominations Now Open – Due by March 4th

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The DOC Graduate Research Symposium, which provides an opportunity for graduate students in organic chemistry to interact with leaders from academia, industry, various funding agencies, and publishers at a single venue will take place at Duke University in Durham, NC (Thursday, July 11 through Sunday, July 14, 2019).  For more details and link to the nomination …

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NOS 2019: Registration is Now open!

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Registration for the 2019 National Organic Chemistry Symposium (#NOS2019) is now open! The 2019 NOS will be held June 23–27, 2019 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. The NOS is the premier event sponsored by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry to highlight recent advances in organic chemistry. For more information, see: http://NationalOrganicSymposium.org.

Fall 2019 ACS National Meeting: Abstracts Due 3/25

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Monday, March 25, 2019 is the deadline for submission of abstracts for the Organic Division sessions of the Fall 2019 American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in San Diego, which will be held August 25-29, 2019. Submit your abstracts at https://callforpapers.acs.org/sandiego2019. The theme for this national meeting is “Chemistry and Water”

Academic Young Investigator’s Symposium 2019 – Call for Nominations

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We are seeking nominations of organic Assistant Professors for the Academic Young Investigator’s Symposium to be held in the Division of Organic Chemistry at the Fall 2019 ACS meeting. Junior faculty who are entering their fifth or sixth years and who have not yet been considered for tenure are eligible for this year’s symposium.  The …

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Deadline Approaching for 2019 Young Investigator Symposium

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Nominations for the Young Investigator’s Symposium are due February 22, 2019. The Division is now accepting nominations for speakers at the Young Investigator’s Symposium to be held at the Fall 2019 ACS meeting. Appropriate candidates will be independent investigators who are no more than 10 years from graduate school or post-doctoral appointment, be a current researcher in …

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Draft Schedule for the 46th National Organic Symposium (NOS)

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The next National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) will be held from Sunday, June 23 to Thursday, June 27, 2019 on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington. A draft schedule of NOS events is now available. The National Organic Chemistry Symposium is the premier event sponsored by the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical …

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Organic Division Undergraduate Award-Due March 15

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Purpose: The American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry is once again sponsoring an award program called the Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry, which is intended to recognize senior students who display a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field. Chemistry departments are invited to select a top graduating …

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Call for Nominations for the 2019 TAOC Award

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The Technical Achievement in Organic Chemistry (TAOC) awards recognize outstanding contributions to the field of organic chemistry from accomplished, professional chemists holding a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or the equivalent, who are pursuing careers in industrial or government sectors. Awardees give a 30 minute presentation on their research at the ACS Fall National Meeting and …

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Call for Nominations for the 2019 SURF Fellowships

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Applications for the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) ($5,000) are now being accepted. The Division of Organic Chemistry annually awards SURF Fellowships to outstanding undergraduate organic chemistry students attending colleges and universities in the United States. These competitive fellowships are awarded on the merits of students’ research proposals, academic records, faculty recommendations and their …

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46th National Organic Symposium (NOS): June 23-27, 2019

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The next National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) will be held from Sunday, June 23 to Thursday, June 27, 2019 on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington. The National Organic Chemistry Symposium is the premier event sponsored by the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society to highlight recent advances in organic chemistry. The …

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2018 Division Election Results

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The Organic Division congratulates the winners of the 2018 election for the new officers for 2019. They are listed below. We thank all the members of the Division who voted for the leaders of our organization. Chair-Elect: Lisa Marcaurelle Councilor: Karl Hansen Alternate Councilors: Jennifer Schomaker and Neil Garg Members-at-Large: Maria Carranza, Andreea Argintaru, Stefan …

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Call for Nominations for OL, JOC and OM Publication of the Year Awards

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Nominations are now open for the ACS Publication Awards (Organic Letters, The Journal of Organic Chemistry and Organometallics) for manuscripts published in 2018 (2017 & 2018 for OM). The deadline for nominations is January 15, 2019. Below, you can find details on eligibility and directions for submission of nominations. Organic Letters: Nominations are now open …

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Spring 2019 ACS National Meeting: Abstracts Due 10/29

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Monday, October 29, 2018 is the deadline for submission of abstracts for the Organic Division sessions of the 257th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, Florida, March 31-April 4, 2019. Submit your abstracts at https://callforpapers.acs.org/orlando2019. The theme for this national meeting is “Chemistry for New Frontiers” The Organic Division will host the …

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The 2019 Cope Award goes to Dieter Seebach

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The ACS Organic Division would like to congratulate the latest National Award Winners including the 2019 Arthur C. Cope Award winner Dieter Seebach from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich Professor Seebach will Present his award address at the Fall 2019, 258th ACS National Meeting held August 25-29 in San Diego, CA More …

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