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American Chemical Society – Central New Mexico Local Section

Sponsoring Organization: 
American Chemical Society
Description: 

The Central New Mexico Local Section of the American Chemical Society has a membership of about 800 members in the central portion of New Mexico (counties of Bernalillo, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, San Miguel, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, and Valencia). Our ACS Local Section supports awards at two regional Science & Engineering Fairs, the State of New Mexico Science & Engineering Fair, and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Science & Engineering Fair.

Our ACS Local Section works to recognize several outstanding New Mexico students as part of our ACS Chemistry Olympiad program. Our ACS Local Section also partners with the New Mexico Academy of Science to recognize two outstanding New Mexico science teachers each year. Our ACS Local Section also recognizes National Chemistry Week (www.acs.org/NCW) annually.

The American Chemical Society assists the college aspirations of African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students pursuing a chemical science degree (www.acs.org/scholars). The American Chemical Society also administers the Project SEED program to involve economically disadvantaged students in a summer research program (www.acs.org/projectseed). The ACS Scholars Program provides scholarships for African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students in the chemical sciences (www.acs.org/Scholars). The American Chemical Society also provides a structure for high school teachers and students to form chemistry clubs (www.acs.org/chemclub).

Submission Type : 
Organization
Ongoing Event: 
Yes
Event Season: 
Year Round
ACS Chemistry of Life
Program Contact Information
Program Contact : 
Donivan Porterfield
Los Alamos
87544
Phone: 
505-667-4710
Email: 
dporterfield [at] lanl.gov
University or College Affiliation: 
None
Is your program statewide?: 
No
State Area Options: 
North Central Region
Northeast Region
Central Region
What types of communities do you serve?(Urban/Rural): 
Both
Categories
General - Science: 
Chemistry
Chemistry: 
Analytical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Materials Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Petroleum - Fossil Fuels
Physical Chemistry
Organizational Type: 
National Non-profits
Professional Societies
Organizational Focus: 
Diversity
Education
Policy/Advocacy
R&D
STEM
Women and/or Girls
Youth
Resources: 
Awards
Competitions/contests
Conferences
Publications
Research
Scholarships
STEM Jobs/Career (Planning)
Subject Area: 
General - Science
Target Audience: 
K-5th Grade
6-8th Grade
9-12th Grade
K-12th Grade Teachers
Homeschool
Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students
Females
Underrepresented Minorities in General
Low-Income and/or First-Generation College Students
Community