2018 Annual Awards Banquet
The ACS Hawaii Local Section executive committee is excited to announce this year’s ACS Awards Banquet at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Lāʻie!
The event will be held Saturday, April 7th starting at 5 pm. Once again, we will have the opportunity to meet and greet each other and celebrate the great accomplishments of our students in their various chemistry endeavors.
For a cost of only $25 we will be able to enjoy the Island Buffet and also attend one of the best Polynesian night shows on the island, Hā: Breath of Life. Payment can be made at the event or via PayPal here.
The executive committee realizes that many students may not have the opportunity to visit the Polynesian Cultural Center during their education years and decided it would be a welcomed cultural component to their education. We are excited to give them this chance.
We know it is a long drive but for some it may be a once in a life time opportunity, and for all a true bargain.
As in previous years the ACS will cover the cost for awardees.
University representatives who are in charge of identifying awardees please let Gabor Mocz firstname.lastname@example.org know your selections ASAP, but no later than COB April 3, 2018 to assure inclusion in the program.
Please direct any questions regarding the event to email@example.com.
Chemistry Forum 2018
Aloha! The next chemistry forum will be about gene therapy, and this will be held after the spring break, on April 5, 2018.
Please put it in your calendar and announce to your students, family and friends.
WCC Community Forum in Chemistry
Title: Gene Therapy: The Current Landscape
Speaker: Lila Aiyar
When: 1-2 pm, Thursday, April 5, 2018
Where: Imiloa 111, WCC Campus
Ms. Aiyar will present an overview of the history and challenges of gene therapy. She will discuss current genetic therapies that are available and future trends. This is free and open to the public.
Lila Aiyar, MSc, CGC, is a genetic counselor and genetics project specialist with the Hawaii State Department of Health Genetics Program and the Western States Regional Genetics Network. She completed her Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of Toronto in 2012, and is board certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and the Canadian Association of Genetic Counselors. In addition to her public health responsibilities, she is a practicing genetic counselor who provides pediatric genetic counseling services with the Hawaii Community Genetics program.Co-sponsored by Windward Community College and the American Chemical Society-Hawai’i Section. https://windward.hawaii.edu/chemistry_forum/. A copy of the flyer can be found here.
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