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Nominate a Noteworthy Chemist for an ACS National Award

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Nominations for the ACS national awards to be presented in 2017 are now being solicited. For more information on how to submit a nomination for an ACS National Award visit www.acs.org/nationalawards. The deadline date for all nominating material for the 2017 ACS National Awards is November 1, 2016. Contact the Division if you would like …

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TAOC Awardees and Program for Fall ACS

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The Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry Symposium Program for the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia (August 2016) is available. You can download the program here. The purpose of the Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry (TAOC) award program is to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of organic chemistry from accomplished, professional chemists holding a Bachelor’s or …

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Abstracts for the Philadelphia 2016 ACS Meeting

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Members can now access the abstract separates for the 252nd ACS National Meeting held in Philadelphia (Fall 2016). To access the file, you must be a Division Member. You can download the PDF file (31 MB) from the Organic Division’s Meeting Abstract Page. Use your ACS Login ID to access the page. If you do not have …

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The 2016 Organic Division Undergraduate Awardees

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The Organic Division congratulates the 346 Organic Division Undergraduate Awardees for 2016. Each awardee has been sent a certificate and a letter detailing how to obtain free membership in the Division (provided the institution submitted the application by the March 15 deadline). The Division sponsors this award program to recognize senior students who display a …

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2015 NOS Lectures now Available On-Line

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We thank all of those who attended and contributed to the 2015 National Organic Symposium (NOS) at the University of Maryland. We are now able to release the videos of the lectures given by Anna Mapp and Kuiling Ding at the 2015 NOS. These are free of charge to all Organic Division members from the NOS Videos’ page. We thank …

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2016 Gassman Award to Gary Molander

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The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry has named Gary A. Molander – Hirschmann Makineni Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, PA – the winner of the 2016 Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award. The award was established in 1994 to recognize outstanding service to the organic chemistry community. Presented every other year …

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JOC, Organic Letters and Organometallics Announce Award Lectureships

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The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and The Journal of Organic Chemistry  are proud to announce Professor Jeffrey Johnson, as the winner of the 2016 The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship Award. Read more about Dr. Johnson and the award winning article. The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and Organic …

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2016 DOC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Awardees

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The Division of Organic Chemistry congratulates the nine 2016 DOC SURF award winners and gratefully acknowledges their sponsors (Merck and Pfizer). The winners are: Student School Mentor Sponsor Harrison Besser Harvard University Prof. Eric Jacobsen Pfizer Hannah Burdge Towson University Prof. Keith Reber Merck Shivansh Chawla Cornell University Prof. Yimon Aye Merck Corrine Elliott University …

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Green Organic Chemistry Resources

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The Division has created a page https://organicdivision.org/green with resources/links on green chemistry as a service to the organic chemistry community. Special thanks to Dr. Helen Sneddon of GSK for her efforts in helping compile this list of resources. Please contact us if you have some ideas on how we can improve on the page and resources.

ORGN and MEDI Poster Session and Social Event

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Joint Organic & Medicinal Chemistry Divisions Poster Session and Social Event.  Wednesday, March 16 at the San Diego Convention Center, Hall F. Food, beverages and music by ‘Trouble in the Wind’  Poster Session 7-9pm.  Social 8:30-10:30pm.  Free to meeting attendees. Flyer

Abstract Separates for the San Diego 2016 ACS National Meeting

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Members can now access the abstract separates for the 251st ACS National Meeting held in San Diego (Spring 2016). To access the file, you must be a Division Member. You can download the PDF file (22 MB) from the Organic Division’s Meeting Abstract Page. Use your ACS Login ID to access the page. If you do …

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2016 DOC Graduate Research Symposium-Deadline Extended

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The upcoming DOC Graduate Research Symposium will be held at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA (Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31, 2016).  This event provides about 50-75 graduate students, who are completing their fourth year in a Ph.D. program in organic chemistry, an opportunity to interact with leaders from academia, industry, various funding …

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36th Reaction Mechanisms Conference

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The 36th Reaction Mechanisms Conference (RMC) will be held June 26-29, 2016 at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO.  The RMC has been serving the mechanistic chemistry community for over 60 years, and typically about 150–200 faculty, students, and industrial chemists attend the meeting.  Topics to be covered at RMC 2016 include computational chemistry, …

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Call for Nominations for the Gassman Award

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The Organic Division requests nominations for the Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the organic chemistry community. Nominees must be long-standing members of the Organic Division who through their contributions to the organic chemical community in the United States have significantly enhanced the welfare of its members. Contributions to ACS …

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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 SURF Fellowships

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Applications for SURF fellowships ($5,000) are now being accepted.The Division of Organic Chemistry annually awards Summer Undergraduate Research (SURF) Fellowships to outstanding undergraduate organic chemistry students attending colleges and universities in the United States. These competitive fellowships ($5000) are awarded on the merits of students’ research proposals, academic records, faculty recommendations and their passion for …

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Scott Miller’s 2015 NOS Lecture is Available On-Line

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We thank all of those who attended and contributed to the 2015 National Organic Symposium (NOS) at the University of Maryland. We are now able to release the video of Scott Miller‘s lecture free of charge to all Organic Division members from the NOS Videos’ page. We thank Dr. Marisa Kozlowski from the University Pennsylvania for her phenomenal efforts …

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DOC Video Contest Update – New Deadline January 30, 2016

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We are pleased to announce two winners of the Organic Division Video Contest! Michael Cunningham and Michael Vinyard will each receive up to $1500 in travel reimbursement for their travel to the Spring 2016 ACS National Meeting in San Diego. Congratulations to both Michaels! Bragging rights will go to the video with the greatest number …

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45th National Organic Symposium (NOS): June 2017

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The next National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS) will be held from Sunday, June 25 to Thursday, June 29, 2017 on the campus of the University of California, Davis. 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 …

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