American Chemical Society
Graduate Student Bulletin

February 2011                                  
The Chemistry Is Always Greener...
Dr. Mary Kirchhoff, ACS Education Division Director

The word “green” conjures up environmental images-grass, trees and eco-friendly products. Green is everywhere, from green buildings to green cleaning products, even green vacations. As chemists, we focus on green chemistry, the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry is not a separate field of chemistry as much as it is an approach to the practice of chemistry, because protecting the environment is the responsibility of every chemist.

To learn about the impact of green chemistry on practices and education, and to learn how you can apply for the annual ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy, read more...

New Opportunities
ACS AGRO Division: Graduate Student Travel Grant
ACS BIOT Division: W.H. Peterson Awards for Best Student Presentation
ACS MEDI Division: 2011-2012 Predoctoral Fellowships
ACS ORGN Division: Graduate Research Symposium
ACS Global Research Experiences, Exchanges and Training (GREET) Program
Sigma Xi: Grants-In-Aid of Research
US Environmental Protection Agency Postdoctoral Research Opportunities
NASF: AESF Foundation Scholarship
More grants, fellowships, and awards
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Science Careers: Moving Up The Academic Ladder
ACS Spring 2011 National Meeting; Anaheim, CA; March 27-31, 2011
ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting; College Park, MD; May 21-24, 2011
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