Southern Arizona ACS
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (CBC) at the University of Arizona is pleased to offer science demonstration "magic" shows to K-12 schools and other community organizations in the Tucson area during the academic year. While CBC student magicians don’t charge a fee, there is a small cost involved in presenting each show. Due to budget cuts, the CBC department no longer has funds available for outreach programs such as these, so while we would like to continue these shows at no cost, it just isn’t possible. Unfortunately, most K-12 schools don’t have funds available to pay for extras such as this and will be forced to miss out on these education and entertaining presentations.
To support CBC students continuing their outreach efforts by promoting chemistry in local classrooms, consider making a donation by visiting the website: crowdfund.arizona.edu/projects/16339
If you have any questions, you can contact the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) at smacsarizona[at]gmail.com.
The 2019 Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Illustrated Poem Contest on the theme "Take Note: Chemistry of Paper" is now officially over. The Southern Arizona Section of ACS (SAZACS) received over 60 entries in three age categories. The following students were recognized:
First-place winners received $25.00 gift certificates from SAZACS, and their posters were submitted to the ACS National Competition.
Honorable mention awards consisted of $15.00 gift certificates.
All students who sent their work for the contest received certificates of participation.
On May 20th, the winners of the national contest were announced. Andrew Smith won 1st place in 6-8 grade category. Congratulations.
Agua Caliente Elementary School Student Wins 1st Place on National Chemist Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) 2019 Contest 6-8 Grades Category
Andrew Smith, 6th grader, from Agua Caliente Elementary School won 1st place on the national CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest in the category 6-8 grades sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS).
As part of CCEW 2019, students from grades K-12 were invited to share their interpretation of this year's theme, "Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper", in the form of illustrated poems. This year, 34 ACS local sections submitted entries for the contest.
Student Andrew Smith participated in the 2019 CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest sponsored by the Southern Arizona American Chemical Society (SAZACS) Local Section. Every year, Dr. Grazyna Zreda, SAZACS Community Activities Chair, organizes this successful contest. This year we received 61 posters from grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Andrew Smith won 1st place in the category 6-8 grades at the local level, winning a $25 gift card and a certificate of participation.
Winners at the local section level qualified for the national contest. At the national level, first and second-place prizes were awarded in four categories. Andrew Smith will receive a $300 1st place award from the American Chemical Society.
If you want to learn more about your local section Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Illustrated Poem Contest, click here.
As part of the National Safety Month at the workplace, which includes Laboratories, The Arizona Division of Occupational Health and Safety (ADOSH) in partnership with Pima Community College invites you to attend the Tucson Safety Summit that will take place on both May 29th & 30th, 2019.
Your Southern Arizona ACS Local Section will be there to provide information on Chemical Health & Safety.
For more information on how to register for this FREE event, go to: http://ezregister.com/events/28002/
Download Flyer: HERE
Trisha Shartsis was awarded the 2019 College Educator Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Southern Arizona Section of the American Chemical Society (SAZACS).
Trina is a full-time Chemistry Faculty at Pima Community College.