IN THE NEWS
IOTA SIGMA PI Supports the March for Science
On April 22, 2017, people from around the United States and the world will demonstrate in support of science. Joining many of our sister societies, Iota Sigma Pi is officially supporting the March. The stated objectives of the March (www.marchforscience.com) are:
> The March for Science demonstrates our passion for science and sounds a call to support and safeguard the scientific community.
> It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
Taking our lead from the American Chemical Society (Chemical and Engineering News, March 20, 2017), Iota Sigma Pi supports the March under two conditions:
1) That the event "must adhere strictly to its established and publicly posted mission and principles."
2) "That the March maintains its nonpartisan stance as a celebration of science and science's contributions to improving the human condition and addressing the world's most pressing challenges."
If March participants identify themselves as Iota Sigma Pi members, they may promote positive statements about science but should avoid any partisan statements. – Adopted by Iota Sigma Pi National Council, 5 April 2017
2017 ACS Awards - MANY IOTA SIGMA PI MEMBERS AWARDED
Cynthia M. Friend: 2017 ACS Award in Surface Chemistry
Carolyn Bertozzi: 2017 ACS Arthur C. Cope Award
Barbara Finlayson-Pitts: 2017 ACS Francis P. Garvan - John M. Olin Medal
Judith M. Iriate-Gross: 2017 ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences
Alanna Schepartz has also been named as the new Editor-In-Chief of ACS journal Biochemistry
August - FIND IOTA SIGMA PI ON AMAZON SMILES!
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April 28 - 2015 OUTSTANDING YOUNG WOMEN IN CHEMISTRY RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
In an effort to promote interest in chemistry among young women, Iota Sigma Pi is offering a new award to be given to female high school students with high academic achievement in chemistry. The award includes an official certificate issued by Iota Sigma Pi and recognition in the Iotan, the national publication of the Society.
This year, 17 students from schools all over the country were recognized! Iota Sigma Pi is proud to announce the 2015 recipients on the Recent Recipients page!
April 24 - 2015 PROFESSIONAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED
The 2015 Professional Award winners have been named! Check out the Recent Recipients page to learn more about the awardees of the Agnes Fay Morgan Research Award and the Centennial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching!
April 17 - 2015 STUDENT AWARDS ANNOUNCED
The 2015 Student Award winners have been named! Check out the Recent Recipients page to learn more about the awardees of the annual graduate and undergraduate awards!
March 23 - COFFEE HOUR AT SPRING ACS MEETING
Iota Sigma Pi hosted a coffee hour at the Spring ACS Meeting in Denver, CO. Thanks all to those who attended!
March 16 - FLUORINE GIRLS HOST GIRLS-GO-SCIENCE
Fluorine Chapter held an event over the weekend called "Girls-Go-Science". It was an outreach event for girls grades 6-8 promoting girls in the STEM fields. They did four demonstrations highlighting the chemistry of the sunlight, DNA, dry ice and the brain. Find pics on our Facebook page!
March 9 - AURUM IODIDE JUDGES SCIENCE FAIRS
The AuI Chapter judged at 2 Regional Science Fairs this past weekend - the Illinois Region 6 Northern Suburbs Fair and the Non-Public Schools Fair. They gave out 2 monetary awards (one at each Fair) and 2 Honorable Mentions. Find pics on our Facebook page!