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Abstract Submission Open

Abstract submission for the upcoming ACS meeting in New Orleans is now open. Abstract submission will close October 17, 2017. The overarching theme of the Spring 2018 ACS National Meeting is the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Please consider submitting an abstract to one of the many interesting sessions organized by our members (listed below plus full descriptions attached). Also please encourage your students to apply for a student travel grant to attend the meeting (application info attached). Student travel grant winners will be considered for the best presentation award. Like San Francisco, we expect this to be a well-attended meeting with many international participants.
 
255th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition
March 18 – 22, 2018 New Orleans, LA
Submit your abstract now, abstract submission will close October 16, 2017
       Fluid-solid interfacial phenomena at the nexus of energy and geochemistry research: A symposium in honor of David J. Wesolowski
       Mineral-water interface geochemistry and modeling at the laboratory- and field-scales: session in honor of James A Davis
       Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Supercritical Fluids in the Subsurface
       Molecular Processes at Mineral-Water Interfaces: Linking Theory and Experiments
       Multiscale Biogeochemical Processes in Soil Ecosystems: Critical Reactions and Resilience to Climate Changes
       Contaminated site remediation through microbial, geological and chemical processes
       Impacts of Mining and Hydraulic Fracturing on Crop and Livestock Production
       Manganese oxides: their formation, structure, reactivity, and applications
       Microbially-Driven Geochemical Reactions: Kinetics and Communities
       Forensic Geochemistry
       General GeochemistryAbstract submission for the upcoming ACS meeting in New Orleans is now open. Abstract submission will close October 16, 2017. The overarching theme of the Spring 2018 ACS National Meeting is the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Please consider submitting an abstract to one of the many interesting sessions organized by our members (listed below plus full descriptions attached). Also please encourage your students to apply for a student travel grant to attend the meeting (application info attached). Student travel grant winners will be considered for the best presentation award. Like San Francisco, we expect this to be a well-attended meeting with many international participants.
 
255th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition
March 18 – 22, 2018 New Orleans, LA
Submit your abstract now, abstract submission will close October 16, 2017
•       Fluid-solid interfacial phenomena at the nexus of energy and geochemistry research: A symposium in honor of David J. Wesolowski
•       Mineral-water interface geochemistry and modeling at the laboratory- and field-scales: session in honor of James A Davis
•       Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Supercritical Fluids in the Subsurface
•       Molecular Processes at Mineral-Water Interfaces: Linking Theory and Experiments
•       Multiscale Biogeochemical Processes in Soil Ecosystems: Critical Reactions and Resilience to Climate Changes
•       Contaminated site remediation through microbial, geological and chemical processes
•       Impacts of Mining and Hydraulic Fracturing on Crop and Livestock Production
•       Manganese oxides: their formation, structure, reactivity, and applications
•       Microbially-Driven Geochemical Reactions: Kinetics and Communities
•       Forensic Geochemistry
•       General Geochemistry
Nadine Kabengi, Geochemistry Division Program Chair ElectPlease consider organizing a technical session for the upcoming ACS meeting in New Orleans. Like San Francisco, we expect this to be a well-attended meeting with many international participants. The success of the meeting, and our Division’s contribution, depends on volunteers like you to envision exciting session topics and invite the best people in the world to contribute.
The overarching theme of the Spring 2018 ACS National Meeting is the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. We invite you to submit symposium proposals related to this broad theme and other topics of current interest to the geochemistry community. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
·         Geochemical considerations for renewable energy production
·         Geochemical processes related to fossil fuel extraction
·         Geochemistry of CO2 geologic storage
·         Mining metals, minerals, and gems
·         Elements of critical concern for energy production and storage
·         Nutrient management for sustainable food production
·         Balancing water quantity and quality needs for food and energy production
·         Nuclear waste management and remediation
·         Urban geochemistry
·         Mineral-water interface structure and reactivity
·         Reactivity of biogenic minerals
·         Microbially-driven geochemical reactions
·         Biogeochemistry of the deep subsurface
·         Reactivity of nano-particles and nano-pores
·         Honorary session for notable geochemist
To organize a symposium, please complete the attached form and send it to Bill Burgos (wdb3@psu.edu) and Nadine Kabengi (kabengi@gsu.edu). The deadline for symposium proposals is July 3, 2017. Abstracts for these symposia will then be accepted from August 21, 2017 to October 16, 2017. Thank you for your consideration.
Regards
Bill Burgos, Geochemistry Division Program Chair
Nadine Kabengi, Geochemistry Division Program Chair Elect

National Chemistry Week: Chemistry Rocks!

Get Involved in NCW 2017!
National Chemistry Week (NCW) is a community-based ACS program that unites local sections, technical divisions, student chapters, businesses, schools, and individuals in celebrating the importance of chemistry to our quality of life. NCW celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, October 22-28, 2017, with the theme, “Chemistry Rocks!”
There are many ways to participate in NCW. You can celebrate with us by planning an NCW event, such as planning a visit to a natural history museum or National Park. Be sure to take advantage ofeducational resources for K-12 teachers, including fun promotional products, informational slide decks, chemistry publications, and more.
Also, don’t forget to encourage students to participate in the Illustrated Poem Contest, where students can show off their creativity for a chance to win cash prizes.
Want to get started? Contact your NCW Coordinator today to request resources, materials, and event support.

ACS Program in a Box

ACS will be holding an ACS-Program-in-a-Box focusing on the chemistry of rocks and minerals and featuring Young-Shin Jun of the Washington University in St. Louis on Tuesday, October 24th from 7-8pm ET. GEOC Division members can participate in the following ways if interested:
 
·     Select division hosts from around the country to register for the event in order to receive “a box” and gather local division members to hold viewing parties on the date of the live broadcast
·     Encourage our division to become part of the online conversation during the event given their expertise with geochemistry and possibly rocks and minerals. For instance, during the live Q&A with the speakers our members could possibly help answer questions virtually that are written in to the chat.
 
In return, ACS may incorporate a plug for the GEOC division during the broadcast as well as include any giveaways or information that we want to add to the 200 host boxes that ACS will be sending out for the event in mid to late September. Contact Eric Holderman (e_holderman@acs.orgwww.acs.org/pib) for additional information.

Officer Elections - Nominations open

Election season is just around the corner and the ACS Geochemistry Division is soliciting interested candidates for Program-Chair Elect and Secretary. Elected officers will assume their roles in January 2018.
 
A brief description of each role is provided below:
 
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 symposia at the fall and spring national meetings. In year three, the candidate will serve as Division Chair, and finally as Past Division Chair in the fourth year.
 
Secretary (3 year term): This officer keeps a written record of Executive Committee meetings and helps to prepare and submit the annual report of the Division to ACS. This officer (or an appointed Membership Chair) maintains a list of current members and helps disseminate information to the Division via email communications. This officer helps coordinate elections.
 
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. The Secretary will work with interested members to facilitate this process. All nominees must have been a Member of the Division for at least one year at the time of nomination.
 
If you are interested in this great networking opportunity, please contact Secretary, Frannie Smith (Frances.Smith@pnnl.gov), and Division Chair, Anastasia Ilgen(agilgen@sandia.gov) for more details by Tuesday, September, 5th, 2017.Election season is just around the corner and the ACS Geochemistry Division is soliciting interested candidates for Program-Chair Elect and Secretary. Elected officers will assume their roles in January 2018.
 
A brief description of each role is provided below:
 
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 symposia at the fall and spring national meetings. In year three, the candidate will
serve as Division Chair, and finally as Past Division Chair in the fourth year.
 
Secretary (3 year term): This officer keeps a written record of Executive Committee meetings
and helps to prepare and submit the annual report of the Division to ACS. This officer (or
an appointed Membership Chair) maintains a list of current members and helps disseminate information
to the Division via email communications. This officer helps coordinate elections.
 
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. The Secretary will work with interested members to facilitate this process. All nominees
must have been a Member of the Division for at least one year at the time of nomination.
 
If you are interested in this great networking opportunity, please contact Secretary, Frannie Smith (Frances.Smith@pnnl.gov), and Division Chair, Anastasia Ilgen (agilgen@sandia.gov) for more details by Tuesday, September, 5th, 2017.Election season is just around the corner and the ACS Geochemistry Division is soliciting interested candidates for Program-Chair Elect and Secretary. Elected officers will assume their roles in January 2018.
 
A brief description of each role is provided below:
 
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 symposia at the fall and spring national meetings. In year three, the candidate will
serve as Division Chair, and finally as Past Division Chair in the fourth year.
 
Secretary (3 year term): This officer keeps a written record of Executive Committee meetings
and helps to prepare and submit the annual report of the Division to ACS. This officer (or
an appointed Membership Chair) maintains a list of current members and helps disseminate information
to the Division via email communications. This officer helps coordinate elections.
 
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. The Secretary will work with interested members to facilitate this process. All nominees
must have been a Member of the Division for at least one year at the time of nomination.
 
If you are interested in this great networking opportunity, please contact Secretary, Frannie Smith (Frances.Smith@pnnl.gov), and Division Chair, Anastasia Ilgen (agilgen@sandia.gov) for more details by Tuesday, September, 5th, 2017.Election season is just around the corner and the ACS Geochemistry Division is soliciting interested candidates for Program-Chair Elect and Secretary. Elected officers will assume their roles in January 2018.
 
A brief description of each role is provided below:
 
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 symposia at the fall and spring national meetings. In year three, the candidate will
serve as Division Chair, and finally as Past Division Chair in the fourth year.
 
Secretary (3 year term): This officer keeps a written record of Executive Committee meetings
and helps to prepare and submit the annual report of the Division to ACS. This officer (or
an appointed Membership Chair) maintains a list of current members and helps disseminate information
to the Division via email communications. This officer helps coordinate elections.
 
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. The Secretary will work with interested members to facilitate this process. All nominees
must have been a Member of the Division for at least one year at the time of nomination.
 
If you are interested in this great networking opportunity, please contact Secretary, Frannie Smith (Frances.Smith@pnnl.gov), and Division Chair, Anastasia Ilgen (agilgen@sandia.gov) for more details by Tuesday, September, 5th, 2017.

Congratulations to Dr. Susan Brantley!

It is our great pleasure to announce that Dr. Sue Brantley Distinguished Professor of Geosciences at the Pennsylvania State University was awarded the 2017 Geochemistry Division Medal. Sue is recognized for her outstanding scientific accomplishments and impact in the fields of geochemistry and Earth surface processes, leadership, mentorship of students and junior scientists, and service to the geochemistry community. Her highly influential work on the kinetics of mineral-fluid interactions and weathering rates of natural systems, for example, has truly and profoundly changed our understanding of geochemical systems.  Please join us in congratulating Sue!

More information about the award can be found on the Geochemistry Medal Tab. 

New Officers 

Congratulations to our newly elected officers!  
 
Program-Chair Elect: Nadine Kabengi
 
Treasurer: Sebastien Kerisit
 
Alternate Councilor: Louise Criscenti
 

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