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New York Section IYPT Project- Pick your element

2019 IYPT - Call for Participation & Sponsorship Opportunities

As we all know, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and has therefore been proclaimed the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019). To commemorate this historic year and pay tribute to the glorious discovery of the periodicity of the chemical elements, the New York Local Section will construct a giant three-dimensional Table, approximately 12ft x 10ft x 9ft in size. This large size Periodic Table will be displayed at the New York Hall of Science during the 2019 National Chemistry Week, in conjunction with our annual award-winning Chemistry Spectacular Hands-on Show that is set to take place on Sunday, October 20, 2019. As your Chair, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join the Section in this venture, exploring chemistry, conveying its importance to the public, and celebrating the legacy of science, discovery, innovation, and human collective endeavors in a most diversified and creative way. The Project is sponsored by the New York Local Section and the participation is FREE.

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The Chemical History of Food

The Chemical History of Food: An Invitational Essay Contest from the American Chemical Society Division of the History of Chemistry

Teachers and students at any level of chemistry instruction are invited to submit a team-researched-and-written brief essay (500 words or less) describing an episode or development in food chemistry from an historical viewpoint. At least two supporting scholarly references (not taken from the internet) should accompany the essay; they will not figure in the word count. Essays will be judged on the depth and clarity of chemistry covered, the quality of research, and historic content. Winning essays will receive a voucher for supplies selected from the Flinn Catalog (1st prize – $300; 2nd prize – $200: 3rd prize – $100). Before March 1, 2018, please submit your essay along with a captioned photograph of your teacher/student team to Please include the name and location of your institution and contact information. Winners will be announced at the High School day at the New Orleans American Chemical Society National Meeting on March 18, 2018. The essays will be featured in the symposium “Food at the Crossroads” on March 19, 2018