ACS Orlando Local Section

Representing Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole,
Sumter, and Volusia Counties

CHEMISTRY ADJUNCT POSITIONS are available at Seminole State College and Valencia College

Dr. Roger Portman

Seminole State College

Lake Mary Campus

100 Weldon Blvd.

Sanford, FL 32773



Dr. Laura Sessions

Valencia College

12350 Narcoossee Road

Orlando, FL 32832


Undergraduate Registration Scholarships for the 257th ACS National Meeting & Exposition


The Orlando Section of the American Chemical Society

is pleased to announce awards for undergraduate registration scholarships

for the 257th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

held in Orlando March 31 – April 4, 2019


The Orlando Section is offering 20 scholarships for undergraduate students to present research at the National Meeting – funds to cover registration costs. 

  1. We ask that students who have funding through their advisor or other sources not apply.
  2. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis with the following additional criteria:
    1. Student requirements: 1) the student must have an accepted abstract to the National Meeting; 2) the student must be a member of the ACS in good standing; 3) the student must attend a member school in the Orlando Section.
    2. Other requirements: 1) A maximum of two students from one research advisor will be funded; 2) a maximum of 5 students from one school will be funded.  If fewer than 20 applications are received, these maximum numbers will be re-visited, but still strive to distribute the scholarships fairly among applicants.
    3. The awards will be distributed on a rolling basis until all scholarships are distributed according to the criteria above.

To apply, please submit the following to


  • a statement of need from the research advisor (stating no other funding is available);
  • the accepted abstract along with the acceptance email;
  • names and emails of student and advisor.

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

2019 Ole Miss Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Program: The Ole Miss Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2019. Students who have completed their freshman year of college and who have not yet graduated can participate fully in "Ole Miss Physical Chemistry Summer Research Program" activities and work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. Student participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, a housing and meal plan for ten weeks, and travel assistance. 

Eligibility: Undergraduate student participants must have completed their freshmen year of college but not yet graduated, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, and first-generation college students. 

Key Dates and Deadlines: 
02/25/2019: applications due 
05/30/2019: experience begins
08/8/2019: experience ends

For more information, including a printable flyer, research projects and how to apply, see or contact program director Dr. Nathan I. Hammer at 

The Ole Miss PCHEM Summer Research Program REU is supported by The National Science Foundation (CHE-1156713, CHE-1460568, CHE-1757888).d text, images, and other content.

CTA Leadership Development System Course Award

CTA Leadership Development System Course Award

The ACS Committee on Technician Affairs invites chemical technicians and chemists to apply for an award that would cover the cost of taking an ACS Leadership Development System Course during the ACS National Meeting.


To qualify for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:


·         Live within 350 hundred miles of Orlando

·         Earned two- or four-year degree in chemistry or related field

·         Work in a chemistry-related field

·         Be an ACS member with a valid membership number

·         Have employer support for time off to attend the meeting

·         By the deadline of  Jan 15, 2018, submit a completed application form, including a short essay (500 word max.) describing how you would hope to benefit from taking a leadership course. Find the award under “Awards” at


The award recipient will each be reimbursed for the cost of transportation (mileage), one-night hotel stay, meals, and a leadership course of his/her choosing. [Registration for the national meeting is not required and not covered by this award.]


Courses listed below:

ACS Leadership Development System ® courses are your opportunity to learn skills to strengthen your edge in today's global economy.

Strategic Planning

Collaborating Across Boundaries

Developing Communication Strategies

Fostering Innovation

Leading Change

Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue

Leading Without Authority


For more information about these courses, go to: to add text, images, and other content