The Chemical Society of Washington (CSW) is the local ACS Chapter for the Washington, DC area and serves approximately 4,000 members.
It is both an honor and a privilege to serve you, the Chemical Society of Washington (CSW) membership, as the CSW President in 2015. The CSW was established in 1884 as an organization and is currently the local section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) for the Washington, DC area serving approximately 4,000 members. In recent years, we have made some bold moves and have seen some great results thanks to the work of our members, the Board of Managers, and past leadership. For example, at the last National Meeting in San Francisco we were recognized for our work in 2013 with two ACS ChemLuminary awards; for Outstanding Project SEED Program and Outstanding Local Section Career Program. We have also had great success instituting electronic voting. This has allowed us to modernize our election process and has increased voter participation from 2.5% prior to its inception in 2012 to 12% in our last election, a number which we are actively seeking to grow over the next few years with your support. That is of course just a small sampling of the successes we’ve had so far but we are not resting on our laurels. One initiative that we have in the works is the revamp of the Capital Chemist into a more interactive and dynamic digital presence where the CSW leadership, fellow members, and others can better communicate about information and issues that are important to our community. Please look forward to these exciting changes launching later this month. more»
Since 1999, the American Chemical Society has honored the efforts of volunteer members through the ChemLuminary Awards. The awards recognize participants in American Chemical Society Local Sections, Committees, Divisions, and Regional Meetings whose efforts have helped to achieve excellence.
The Chemical Society of Washington was chosen as a finalist for five ACS ChemLuminary Awards at the Awards Ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco on August 12th for several activities and programs from 2013. The Poster Presentation (PDF, 6.8 Mb) for the Awards is available on the CSW website. The five Awards were:
We are happy to report that the Section was chosen as the winner for Outstanding Local Section Career Program and for Outstanding Project SEED Program.
Congratulations to the Section and all of the members who supported the activities and programs associated with these Awards.
All ChemLuminary Awards from ACS
CSW ChemLuminary Poster Presentation (PDF, 6.8 Mb)