The East Central Illinois (ECI) local section of ACS brings you “Chemists Celebrate Earth Day." Join us Wednesday, April 22 from 4-6 p.m. at the Illini Union Ballroom to see how chemists can make a positive impact on the environment. In addition to invited speakers and networking opportunities, interactive demonstrations will be held in collaboration with the Women Chemists Committee (WCC), Young Chemists Committee (YCC), and Undergraduate Student Chapter. Raffle prizes and refreshments will be provided!
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Learn more about how chemists celebrate earth day at: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/cced.html
Join us for “How to Create a Safety Culture While Growing Your Business” on Tuesday, April 14 at 5 PM ET at the Startup Cafe in the Research Park, UIUC. This local onsite program is combined with a webinar presentation from subject-matter expert speakers discussing practical tips on ensuring safety while growing the bottom line followed by live Q&A. Attend, and also receive content-related resources and raffle prizes.
Take this opportunity to learn and network with small business owners and team leaders like yourself and connect with these program partners: Division of Business Development & Management, Division of Chemical Health & Safety, Division of Professional Relations, and the Division of Small Chemical Businesses.
The Illinois Science Olympiad is looking for volunteers for two upcoming tournaments. A regional tournament will take place at Parkland College on Saturday, March 7. The state tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 on the UIUC campus. During each tournament, middle school and high school students will compete in a total of 46 events related to physical, earth, space, life and social science, as well as technology and engineering. The chemistry-related events include "Can't Judge a Powder" (making observations about an unknown substance), "CrimeBusters"/"Forensics" (identifying unknown powders and solving a mystery CSI-style), Chemistry Lab (standard general chemistry experiments and written questions) and "Protein Modeling" (utilizing computer visualization and physical models of protein structures).
Assistant event supervisors are needed to help design lab tasks and write questions related to each event. Additional volunteers are needed on the day of each tournament to proctor and grade the events. If you're able to volunteer for either tournament, please contact Amy Nicely at amy.nicely@illinoisolympiad.
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The bylaws for the ECI-ACS local section have not been revised for quite some time. Sections of the bylaws are no longer in compliance with the American Chemical Society's Constitution and Bylaws. As such, the ECI-ACS executive committee has been working with the ACS Constitution and Bylaws Committee (C&B) to prepare an updated set of bylaws. The process is almost complete, but a vote must be taken (in accordance with the sections' current bylaws) to approve the changes.
A formal meeting of the ECI-ACS local section took place on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 6pm in 100 Noyes Lab (UIUC campus). In preparation for the meeting, local section members should review the following documents:
1. Bylaw Review and Amendment Process prepared by C&B. Our local section is currently at step #9 of this process.
2. Proposed bylaws. Underlined text represents additions to the bylaws, while text that is crossed out represents text in the old bylaws that is proposed to be deleted.
3. Preliminary report from C&B regarding a first draft of proposed changes that was sent to the committee for review in October 2011.
4. Explanation of recommended changes. This document summarizes the proposed changes to the bylaws. Questions regarding specific changes can be directed to Vera Mainz prior to the local section meeting on September 18, 2012.