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  • Letter to members from Section Chair Marcie Merritt
  • Current newsletter
  • Dinner reservations for the next ACS Portland section meeting may be made online or by calling 503-912-4360
  • The winner of the 2019 Linus Pauling Medal was Prof. Catherine Murphy of the University of Illinois. The award symposium was held Saturday October 26 at Oregon State University.
  • As of 2018, the Portland Section has been awarding student scholarships for 50 years! Read the history of our scholarships, and what some of the awardees have done since graduating.
  • The Portland Section again won an ACS ChemLuminary Award at the Fall 2019 meetings in San Diego. See our winning poster.
Calendar of Events
  • Videos of past events
  • 13 February 2020: Alexander Kendall, OHSU, "Flavors and Fragrances"
  • 13 March 2020: ACS local section meeting: tribute to Tom Dunne (details forthcoming)
  • 1-13 March 2020: Chemistry Olympiad
  • 4 April 2020: Oregon Science Startup Forum
  • 9 April 2020: ACS local section meeting (details forthcoming)
  • 10 April 2020: Northwest Science Exposition at Portland State University. Judges needed!
  • 22 April 2020: 50 Years of Earth Day
  • 14 May 2020: ACS local section meeting (details forthcoming) with recognition of 50-70 year ACS members and poster session with NWSE winners
  • 28 June - 1 July 2020: ACS NORM meeting at Western Washington University, hosted by the Puget Sound section
  • 10 September 2020: ACS local section meeting (details forthcoming) with recognition of 25-40 year ACS members
  • 8 October 2020: ACS local section meeting (details forthcoming)
  • 17,18 and 24,25 October 2020: National Chemistry Week: "Sticking with Chemistry"
  • 25 October 2020: Portland Section Undergraduate Poster Symposium and Career Fair at Portland State University
  • 12 November 2020: ACS local section meeting with poster presentations by SEED students
  • 10 December 2020: ACS local meeting
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