Sierra Nevada Local Section
American Chemical Society
The ACS Sierra Nevada Section encompasses Carson, Churchill, Douglas, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey, and Washoe counties in northwestern
Nevada. Most section activities and meetings are held in
the Reno/Sparks area.
Speaker: Professor W. Pat Arnott, Department of Physics, University of Nevada, Reno
Monday, March 11, 2013, Social Gathering 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m., Presentation ca 7 p.m.
Dandelion Deli and Cafe, 1170 S Wells #2 (at Wonder St.), $15 members & guests, $10 students. Entree choices: Sherry Chicken or Vegetarian Lasagna. Please RSVP with entree choice to Kent Ervin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2012 Section Meetings & Events
- February 27, 2012 Survival and Defense at the Molecular Level, Professor Christopher Jeffrey, Deparment of Chemistry, University of Nevada, Reno
- March 24, 2012, Chemistry Olympiad local exam, Coral Academy of Science (co-sponsor).
- April 2, 2012, Nature as a Problem Solver: Creative Innovation in Biological Evolution and Human Design, Professor Tom Nickles, Department of Philosophy, University of Nevada, Reno.
- April 21, 2012, Chemistry Olympiad national exam, Davidson Mathematics and Science Center, University of Nevada. Co-sponsored by Sierra Nevada ACS, Department of Chemistry, and Coral Academy of Science.
- May 20, 2012, Awards for Outstanding High School Chemistry Students, DMS 102
- October 9, 2012, The Challenge of Tropospheric Ozone, Dr. Dan Jaffe, University of Washington (joint meeting with the Air and Waste Management Association)
- December 7, 2012, Annual Holicay Reception and Winetasting Event
Section Officers (2012)
The Sierra Nevada Distinguished Chemist Award
This award and lectureship is awarded biennially by the Sierra
Nevada Section of the American Chemical Society to a scientist who has
made major contributions to Chemistry. The award was first given in
1993: Professor Dudley R. Hershbach, Harvard University
1995: Professor Harry B. Gray, California Institute of Technology
1997: Professor W. Carl Lineberger, University of Colorado, Boulder
1999: Professor George M. Whitesides, Harvard University
2001: Professor Richard N. Zare, Stanford University
2003: Professor Graham Fleming, University of California, Berkeley
2005: Professor Jack Norton, Columbia University
2007: Professor Maurice Brookhart, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2009: Professor Kenneth D. Karlin, Johns Hopkins University
2011: Professor Alan Balch, University of California, Davis
Officers and programs from previous years.