in lieu of OUR march meeting we will be attending the mo-rise event
We hope you’ll be able to join us on March 1st!! We also hope you’ll be able to attend the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans March 18-22.
The annual Missouri Regional Industrial Science and Engineering (MO-RISE) Networking and Employment Event will be held on the Missouri Western State University campus on March 1st. This is an excellent opportunity for regional employers to meet potential employees. You can register to attend the FREE event at https://www.missouriwestern.edu/chemistry
Missouri Western State University
Remington Hall Atrium, 4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64507
Thursday, March 1, 2018; 5:30-8:30pm CST
The link to our Eventbrite registration page is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mo-rise-regional-industrial-science-and-engineering-networking-and-employment-event-tickets-39783855583
February 2018 Newsletter Information
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 20: 6:30p.m. Social; 7:00pm Presentation
WHERE: MRIGlobal’s Mag Center, 4920 Cherry Street, KC, MO
SPEAKER: Dr. Tracey Weissgerber, Assistant Professor, Div. Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
Talk Title: “Reveal, Don’t Conceal: Re-thinking Data Visualization and Statistics Education to Improve Transparency”
*Please see the abstract of Dr. Weissgerber’s talk below.
MENU: We will provide pizza, beer, wine, soda and water
COST: $5, Free to Students!
ABOUT OUR PRESENTATION…
“Reveal, Don’t Conceal: Re-thinking Data Visualization and Statistics Education to Improve Transparency”: Dr. Weissgerber’s research focuses on improving the quality of data presentation and statistical analysis in small sample size studies, developing free online tools to transform scientific papers from static reports into interactive datasets, and improving the quality of statistics education for basic biomedical scientists. The talk will examine the problems with the standard practice of using bar and line graphs to present continuous data, as many different data sets can lead to the same bar or line graph and the actual data may suggest different conclusions than the summary statistics. Solutions and techniques for creating static and interactive figures that allow readers to critically evaluate the data will be presented. In addition, the talk will review how problems with statistics education contribute to poor data visualization and statistical analysis in small studies and highlight new approaches that can be used to design statistics and data visualization courses that meet the needs of basic biomedical scientists.
A NOTE FROM OUR CHAIR,
I would like to ask you, our membership, for a favorite quote or piece of advice you have received from a teacher or mentor either personally or professionally. We will plan on including these tidbits in our monthly newsletter so make sure to peruse the KC Chemist monthly for your submission! Please email your submissions to:
Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Thank you in advance for your submission!
The Kansas City Section of the ACS recognizes one Industrial/Research Chemist with a $500.00 award and two exceptional High School Chemistry teachers with two $500 awards.
Award description - Industrial/Research Chemist
The Awards Committee of the Kansas City Section of the American Chemical Society (KC-ACS) is seeking nominations for 2018 excellence in Chemistry awards to be given to three deserving members of KC-ACS community.
The first award recognizes an Industrial Chemist/Research Chemist who has made great strides in the development of chemical scientific research or has outstanding entrepreneurial chemical contributions.
Awards description - High School Chemistry Teacher (2)
The second set of awards recognizes TWO effective and exceptional high school chemistry teachers.
Interested, please have your nominator fill in the nomination packet and send your nomination material to the email below. Self-nominations are welcome too!
School of Environmental, Physical and Applied Sciences,
University of Central Missouri, PO Box 800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel 1-660 543 4143,
Fax 1-660 543 4843
2018 Nomination Portfolio Check List
The following items are required components for a Nomination Portfolio. Please check each item contained in the portfolio. This list, submitted by the nominator, will serve as the cover to every submitted portfolio. Self-nominations are welcome.
Nominator(s) Information Form;
Nominee Information Form;
Nominator(s) Recommendation Letter of no more than 750 words;
Nominee’s Current CV or Biographical sketch (up to 2 pages)
A curriculum vitae or resume that includes a list of the nominee’s honors, professional activities, and additional evidence of service to the profession. This must be limited to no more than two pages and the activities listed must have occurred within the past five years.
Nominee’s Statement on Teaching Philosophy for High school teachers.
Nominee’s notable industrial/research contributions to chemistry and applied chemistry.
Support letter from a second nominator. (A third support letter is optional but not required).
Letter(s) of no more than 400 words
Nominations by two separate Peers– two letters of recommendation, will be e-mailed directly to email@example.com
The Kansas City Section of the ACS recognizes one industrial chemist and one academic chemist for excellence in chemistry.
Due: Friday, March 30, 2018
Any individual, except a member of the award selection committee or current students, may nominate or support only one nominee during any given award year. Submit to Innocent Pumure via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment.
The award will be presented at the Awards Banquet to be held in April 2018.
Company or Institutional Affiliation:
Present Position (Exact Title):
State and Zip:
Relationship to Nominee
Submit a narrative statement of no more than 750 words that describes the nominee. You may use the following line items as a guideline to write your statement/letter.
1. For an outstanding Industrial/Research chemist
2. For an exceptional chemistry Teacher (We have two $500 awards)