Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry.  We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.

August 2014 Newsletter

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Free Event: Guest Lecture – Lab Safety

  • Tue 23 Sep 2014 – 6pm
  • Dow Science Building, Kalamazoo College

If the general public does not trust chemical professionals to work safely in laboratories, there could be calls for more regulation of lab activity, and funding for chemical research might be reduced. There are many good reasons for organizations to establish strong safety cultures and ensure that laboratory personnel are well trained in lab safety procedures and policies.


Open Position: Education Chair

We have a vacancy on our executive committee for an education chair. If you have a passion for learning and want to engage with the community to help advance chemistry education in our area, why not nominate yourself by contacting Lydia Hines?


Call for Volunteers: Chemistry Day at the Museum

First call for volunteers for our 2015 National Chemistry Week (NCW) outreach event at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. We count on you to volunteer your time and engaging disposition for its success again this year!

To volunteer for the event please contact Lydia E. M. Hines.


Ideas for Session Topics for 2015 Regional Meeting

The co-program chairs are soliciting suggestions for technical session topics for the 2015 Joint Great Lakes Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society to be held May 27 - May 30 in Grand Rapids. The overall theme of the meeting is "Chemistry - A Grand Enterprise," and will focus on three main areas Food, Health, and the Environment. Please submit any and all ideas here.


Current KACS Newsletter:

August 2014 Newsletter

In it, you will learn about:

This and much more can be found in your August Newsletter. Our Newsletter Archive can be found here.

Best wishes from your
KACS Chair
John Engelmann


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