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Call for Nominations for Geochemistry Division Medal

The Division of Geochemistry of the American Chemical Society is currently soliciting nominations for the 10th awarding of the Geochemistry Division Medal. The Geochemistry Division Medal is awarded biennially to an individual for outstanding accomplishment in any field of geochemistry. Details of the nomination procedure and requirements are included here). The Medal will be presented at the 257th ACS National Meeting & Exposition to be held in Orlando, Florida, March 31-April 4, 2019. Nominations will close on June 15, 2018

Student Travel Award Winners

Congratulations to Lijie Zhang (Washington University in St. Louis), Thomas Neill (Manchester), Luke Townsend (Manchester), Zhe Zhou (U. Iowa), and Nan Xie (GaTech) for being awarded Student Travel Grants for the Spring 2018 National Meeting!

During the Spring 2018 National Meeting, their talks were judged by symposium organizers and volunteers for the Best Paper Award, which was awarded to Luke Townsend. Congrats! 

Fall Elections

The Division is currently seeking nominations for two officer positions, Program-Chair Elect and Councilor, who will assume their roles in January 2019. 

 Program-Chair Elect (4 year term): This officer will serve as Program-Chair Elect the first year and shadow the Program Chair. The following year, the candidate will serve as Program Chair and      organize the symposium at the fall and spring national meetings. The third year, the candidate will serve as Division Chair, and finally as Past Division Chair in the fourth year. More details can be found in,

Website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/membership-and-networks/td/manuals.html

Handbook: https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/meetings/national-meetings/programming-resources/nm-program-chair-handbook.pdf


Councilor (3 year term): This officer will serve as a vital bridge between ACS national policy and our division concerns, speaking for the members of the division at the national level. The officer helps to set national policies for ACS that directly or indirectly affect the constituency. At the same time, he/she must integrate the views of the constituency with an open and objective evaluation of the broader needs of the ACS on the national level. More details can be found in,

Website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/about/governance/councilors.html

Handbook: https://www.acs.org/content/dam/acsorg/about/governance/councilors/councilor-handbook-2012.pdf



Self-nominations and consensual nominations of colleagues are encouraged.

Per our Bylaws, all nominations must be accompanied by at least 10 signatures of support from current ACS GEOC Members including current divisional officers.

All nominees must have been a Member of the Division for at least one year at the time of nomination.

 Please contact Sang Soo Lee (Secretary) for more information. sslee@anl.gov


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ACS Petroleum Research Fund
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